Stricter ratings for online games allowing text, chat?

The Internet Rights Forum, a French lobbying group, has issued new guidelines for online game publishers and legislators.
Along with proposing an on-screen timer to let players know how much time they are spending online, the group is proposing changes to the ratings system for online games according to a PC World article. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) for PCs and consoles allow participants to chat using VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) or by sending instant messages. Adding such interactive features to a game turns it into a public space where game publishers no longer control all that goes on, the Forum warned.

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