ESRB And PEGI Will Rate Video Games Remotely Due To Coronavirus Measures

Although CERO may be closed for a full month before reviewing video games and their ratings due to the coronavirus, it looks like the U.S. and European rating boards will continue to review games. Continue reading “ESRB And PEGI Will Rate Video Games Remotely Due To Coronavirus Measures”

The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch U.K Trailer Was Censored

Witcher 3 Censorship

The E3 2019 trailer that aired during the Nintendo Direct for CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Complete Edition was a total surprise for a lot of gamers. Most didn’t think nor expect the mammoth action-RPG to fit onto Nintendo’s little hybrid console that could. In fact, most people were so flabbergasted at the concept of such a big game fitting onto such a little device that they completely missed the fact that the U.K., trailer for the game was censored. Continue reading “The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch U.K Trailer Was Censored”

PEGI Will Add Warning Label For In-Game Purchase In Retail Games

PEGI Microtransactions

If a game has in-game spending, such as microtransactions, you will soon see a warning label on boxed retail games indicating that the game has additional spending mechanisms in addition to what you’re spending to purchase the game. Continue reading “PEGI Will Add Warning Label For In-Game Purchase In Retail Games”

PEGI Puts Loot Box Gambling Debate In The Hands Of Gambling Commissions

Overwatch SJW Tracer

The Pan European Gaming Information trade body organization was asked to offer a statement about the current direction of loot boxes in triple-A games, specifically titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II from Electronic Arts and DICE. Continue reading “PEGI Puts Loot Box Gambling Debate In The Hands Of Gambling Commissions”

UKIE Addresses Loot Box Controversy, Says It Complies With UK Gambling Commission

Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes

The British trade body organization UKIE, also known as the association for U.K., Interactive Entertainment, offered a statement regarding the current loot box controversy taking the industry by storm. Many gamers see it as gambling, and that in Teen-rated games it makes for easy preying on young kids and young adults just under 18. Continue reading “UKIE Addresses Loot Box Controversy, Says It Complies With UK Gambling Commission”