Goodbye BBFC

Brilliant news. The Digital Britain review has come out in favour of the PEGI system of game age classification, as championed on here (and the rest of the industry). And they have rejected using the BBFC quango as championed by Tanya Byron.

However, before we open the champagne, it is worth noting that the review says that PEGI will be overseen by the Video Standards Council. Let’s hope this does not mean taking a system that currently works well and burdening it with unnecessary bureaucracy and bureaucrats.

And always remember that books, which contain far stronger adult material than any video game, have no age classification system whatsoever.

One comment so far ↓

#1 Steven Leicester on 06.16.09 at 6:36 pm

Glad they have gone with PEGI, but outraged at the 50p stealth tax on phone lines to ensure Digital Britain. It’s not the government’s job to ensure everyone has high-speed broadband (and even then this idiotic government thinks 2Mbps is fast, South Korea must be laughing at us).

Yet another tax, to probably ensure the unemployed and lazy Labour voters in this country get something for nothing (free broadband for the unemployed anyone so it will be ‘easier for them to find jobs’)?

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