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Industry Warns Parents to Watch Game Ratings

Posted Fri, Dec 05, 2008 by Medeor

Parents are reminded to keep their kids from having fun this holiday season.

This holiday season, the ELSPA (Entertainment Leisure & Software Publishers Association) is nervous that the non-gamers over in Europe will buy games without looking at the ratings. Remember, those big black numbers mean something people. I can see Aunt Mable visiting the UK, misreading a title and buying Leisure Suit Larry instead of Wrath of the Lich King, actually no I can't. It's been my experience that non-gamers actually read the boxes more carefully than gamers, but I digress. Should you happen to know anyone running to a European gaming store with a list in hand, make sure to follow the protocol like the Games Industry and urge parents to check ratings. And while the ELSPA warning is for the European PEGI group, it applies to us in the Northern American market as well - make sure you heed the warnings on those labels!


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