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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

God Save The Spline

It's not often I've felt like this recently, so I thought it's worth mentioning. I'm feeling proud to be British. More specifically, I'm proud of the level headed approach the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) takes to its duties, particularly in its appreciation of computer games as a medium for adult entertainment. I'm writing this directly after reading Game Politics' story on the refusal of classification of Dead Rising by German authorities, effectively banning the game's sale in German retail outlets. The BBFC has adopted an approach which respects the ability of the British adult to make decisions about their own entertainment.

From Game Politics, quoting a BBFC spokesperson:
"We take the view that at 18, unless there is something harmful in the game, we have no reason to intervene as far as adults are considered. There is no clear evidence that playing games leads to copycat behavior."

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