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UK government launches game violence study

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The study seeks to find the effect of violent games on children. I for one welcome this, as perhaps it will lead to ratings being better enforced and games like Manhunt 2 not being banned for fear of finding their way into kiddies hands.

Interestingly enough, Elspa (the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers' Association), report that "only 2% of games released in the UK receive an 18 certificate and the average age of a gamer is 28." I would've thought the proportion of 18 ratings would be higher - I guess this just shows how useless the ESRB's M rating is, and that they need an equivalent to our 15 certificate.

Anyway, I'll be keeping an eye out for the results of this study - even if it will probably conclude games make us all murderers...
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