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Wait, I have to wait longer for my video games?!


According to the ever reliable Daily Mail, the video game classification system used in the UK is getting a complete overhaul. The current European one, PEGI (Pan European Game Information) is apparently, too confusing.

Yes, it really is.

Instead, they're going to use cinema style warnings instead. Hang on...

Now, seeing as I own a Wii and XBox 360, it seems as though the Wii uses the European system, while Xbox uses the cinema/DVD style ones. I don't know what the PS3 uses, so can anyone tell me?

Now this is because, and I quote : "Youngsters are using online auction sites such as eBay to buy games intended for adults, including Manhunt, Grand Theft Auto, Godfather and Hitman, which are all rated 18. Dr Byron found that many children outwit their parents about confusing and badly-signalled information on games packaging. She warned the Government that allowing children to play on computers unsupervised is as dangerous as letting them play outside on their own."

I'm sorry, did you find both packaging confusing and badly signalled? Is playing Halo 3 unsupervised really as dangerous as crossing the busy main road and swinging on a tyre swing in my park?

But the real reason that this annoys me is because of this : "The world's largest games developer, Electronic Arts, said the new scheme would be confusing for parents and would lead to games being released later in Britain than in the rest of the world."

Argh! Not only is it annoying for gamers in the UK, but surely this is saying that parents are as blind as bats or numerically illiterate or something that is unable to decipher age ratings on a box!
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About Infinitestrikeone of us since 2:03 PM on 06.24.2008

I'm Infinitestrike and I'm from the UK. My gaming history basically started with a Sega Mega Drive, followed by the PS1, PS2, Gamecube, GBA SP, DS, Wii and XBox 360. I guess my favourite games are the Metal Gear series, Devil May Cry series, Bioshock, Crash Bandicoot series (PS1), Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Gears of War and Halo.

My favourite boss fights are The End, Psycho Mantis and General RAM. My favourite levels to explore would probably be any of the planets in Mario Galaxy.

My Gaming Backlog:

XBox 360
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Fallout:New Vegas
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Saints Row The Third
Metal Gear Solid Collection
Halo 4
Lost Odyssey
Alone in the Dark
Alan Wake:American Nightmare
Beyond Good and Evil
The Walking Dead Season One (In a moment of weakness I downloaded this because it was free)

Rayman Origins
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Pokemon X
Ace Attorney: Duel Destinies

The World Ends with You
Pokemon Gold

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