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Revamped PEGI ratings enforceable in UK April 1, 2011 (no joke!)

The Video Standards Council, the UK government body that adjudicates the content of games and sticks them with a PEGI rating, has announced that revamped rating labels will go into effect April 1, 2011. At that time, the ratings -- which were recently rendered inert by a legal loophole -- will...

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TIGA and ELSPA form Steering Committee for UK tax relief

Looks like the UK's video game industry organizations aren't going to take the recent removal of their hard-fought game development tax relief plan from the nation's Emergency Budget lying down. Earlier today, TIGA and the ELSPA announced their partnership on a "Steering Committee" to investigate...

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Report: UK hardware, software and accessory sales down in first half 2010

[Image credit: Bashed] A report from Chart-Track, ELSPA and ISFE notes that UK hardware sales dropped 32 percent in the first half of 2010, with revenue declining from £378 million to £256 million. Meanwhile, software sales were also down 10 percent, from £592 million to...

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Ubisoft UK MD talks 2010, warns against rising prices

Writing for MCV, Ubisoft managing director Rob Cooper has laid out his company's hopes for the UK game industry in the next decade. He writes a great deal on ELSPA's role in championing the industry to the UK government, specifically regarding things like tax breaks and game rating issues....

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ELSPA/Chart-Track reveal top 10 UK sellers of 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the best-selling game in the UK during 2009, according to data from ELSPA/GFK Chart-Track. That surely comes as a foregone conclusion to any devout follower of the weekly Chart-Track all-formats report, which has seen Modern Warfare 2 at the top of the charts for...

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Report: UK new game boxed sales down 18% in 2009

Chart-Track/ELSPA reveal that new boxed game sales declined 18 percent in the UK during 2009, which is likely due to an amalgam of digital distribution and global financial issues (to put it lightly). As noted by GI.biz, the report does not include any sales information on used sales, Steam or...

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As easy as 1.23 million: Modern Warfare 2 breaks first-day UK sales record

Citing "astonishing" first-day sales figures in the UK, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association has trumpeted Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's debut as a sign that "interactive entertainment has completely come of age." Said Michael Rawlinson, Director General of the ELSPA:...

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Change 4 Life campaign endorsing Wii Fit Plus

The Change 4 Life ad campaign gathered early attention with the shocking connection between sedentary activities like games and "AN EARLY DEATH." Then it softened the message a bit with the more positive suggestion that "active" video games would be a healthy move. Now, the initiative is getting its...

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ELSPA: Legal loophole won't delay rollout of PEGI ratings

ELSPA is assuring the UK public that the plan to make the new PEGI ratings legally enforceable won't be affected by the fact that there is currently no law with which to enforce them. ELSPA director general Mike Rawlinson told MCV that the government told the organization "that the timetable for the...

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Legal blunder leaves UK game ratings unenforceable

A recently discovered error means that the 1984 Video Recordings Act, which regulates the classification and sale of videos, never actually passed into law in the UK. The Times, which shrilly claims in its headline that children are now "unprotected," reports that "Officials in the Home Office had...

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