And it'll be ignored by a lot of people.
This is a decision for the parents; not the government
Or rather, it should be...
Good now the blame can fall onto the parents when the kids get a hold of them.
I kind of understand selling a mature game to minors, but 12 and 16? Come on.
Effectively killing a percentage of retail sales, the main reason I stopped going retail was because I wasn't able to buy anything alone that had an age rating on it. Ever since I've just bought games online, where no verification at all is required.
Now that I'm actually able to purchase 18+ games I still won't ever be going retail because of the shit in the past I've had with retailers. It's just not worth the hassle and getting it digital is a much more convenient method especially as I'm not a person that likes having a physical box.
I can understand this for younger children, but anything above say 12 I deem ridiculous. It's up to the parents to decide what games they allow their children to play.
I thought this was already the case? Never mind. Anyway, I think this is a good thing.
clearly you proles need a guiding hand since you're too stupid to make rational decisions
I'm sure plenty of places will still continue to do so.
I like how their logo for "Fear" is a spider
Ratings have never been legally enforced, meaning some shops have no issue selling any age rating game to younger people.
This has nothing to do with stopping kids playing games above their age rating, this is to do with stopping kids buying games above their age rating. There is no problem with their parents buying it for them.
Confound their politics.
But again, '16' games can have some pretty 'mature' stuff in them from time to time.
I say this is a good thing, because it places the blame entirely on the parents if their children get a violent video game and they don't like it.
I always thought the symbols showcasing the contents of a game were neat.
All the big chain stores already voluntarily ID'd you if you looked remotely underage anyway, and this won't make any difference to online
I'd love to see all the queues of 14 year old's faces after they're refused purchase of the latest COD
Fuck, is my country getting dumber and dumber?
...Oh wait. Student riots, recession and hoodies...yup. But hey, at least we have the Olympics, right?
This only happened because of the parents. If they weren't trying to make everyone else squeamish with their fucked up agendas, this never would've happened.
When I was like 10 my Dad used to just walk in with me and buy games that I wasn't legally old enough for. That's gonna keep happening with other people.
There's no real change for the consumer really, more the retailer, before PEGI, it was the BBFC classification that most retailers volountarily adhered to them, difference now is, they can get into legal trouble for not doing.