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Gamasutra - News - UK Gov't Chooses PEGI Ratings
But they weren't _using_ the 'rating system for films', beyond the age ratings themselves; they had specialist examiners and criteria and were, basically, quite smart about it all. I have never really trusted PEGI when it comes to this stuff, and I guess now we're just going to have to get used to it.
bbfc  games  classification  pegi  digitalbritain 
june 2009 by infovore
MadWorld spoils "family fun image" of Wii News - Page 1 // Wii /// Eurogamer - Games Reviews, News and More
"MadWorld will "spoil the family fun image" of the console, according to Mediawatch-UK, a British organisation hat campaigns for decency in television, games and films... "It seems a shame that the game's manufacturer have decided to exclusively release this game on the Wii," said Beyer. "I believe it will spoil the family fun image of the Wii."" And this has *what*, precisely, to do with banning the game? The fact it differs from other titles on the machine? Once again, pressure-groups jump the shark.
classification  games  pressuregroups  mediawatch  idiots  madworld  nintendo  wii  family  adult 
august 2008 by infovore
Shirky: Ontology is Overrated -- Categories, Links, and Tags
Read it a long while ago, but great to come back to - a fantastic piece of Clay Shirky on fuzzy classifications.
essay  folksonomy  ia  classification  critique  ontology  knowledgemanagement 
november 2006 by infovore

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