The UK now officially uses the PEGI system for rating video games, dropping its separate British Board of Film Classification ratings guide. This removes the voluntary dual-classification system previously in place, and makes the sale of games to underage customers illegal in a real way.
In the UK, retail workers can face prosecution for selling games with a PEGI rating of 12, 16 or 18 to underage customers, with a maximum sentence of six years. PEGI ratings include icons
denoting bad language, discrimination, gambling, drugs, sex, violence, fear and online play. Those two may as well be one icon – the Internet is a terrifying place.