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How do videogame age ratings work in your country?

UP100UP100 Member Race Engineer
Just something to ask as I'm bored.

I'm from Finland and the system in basic is about like this: (I'm not an expert on these things)
-Finland uses the PEGI ratings (Mostly)
-The age ratings are not recommendations and you have to follow them.
-In adult supervision, you can play games up to 3 years before you would actually be able to play that game (Except PEGI 18)
-If you show a videogame with no age rating in a "public event" (for example organized LAN parties) you have to get a permission for it which costs around 160e (For one time). For example PC version of CS:GO doesn't have an age rating by PEGI
-The CSGO issue was resolved in 2016 when The Department of Media Education and Audiovisual Media checked the game themselves and gave it the rating of 16 years of age or older.


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  • McStanleyMcStanley Member Unleaded
    In the UK, we use the PEGI system, too!

    McStanley
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  • KittyFit90KittyFit90 Member Unleaded
    edited September 13
    Ours in Australia go like so;

    G - General (all Ages)
    PG - Parental Guidance recommended for persons up to 12 (In effect kids under 12 wanting to see a PG movie need a parent with them to get into the cinema, young kid would need a parent to buy a game with this rating)
    M - Mature Audiences Parental Guidance Recommended for persons under 15 (Same as above for going to the cinema or buying a game)
    MA 15+ - Restricted to persons over 15 (student ID cards required for cinema and game shop)
    R 18+ - Self Explanatory (Australia only got this rating about 10 years ago for video games before that we either had them banned or they were sold edited as MA15+)
    XXX - Self Explanatory, this one is for porn.

    They are also colour coded, Green, Yellow, Red, Purple, Black with the XXX ones not coloured at all as they aren't allowed to be on store shelves without a blank cover that can only have the name of the film/magazine printed on it in basic black letters.
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  • UP100UP100 Member Race Engineer
    with the XXX ones not coloured at all as they aren't allowed to be on store shelves without a blank cover that can only have the name of the film/magazine printed on it in basic black letters.
    That's interesting
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