'The cinema is truth twenty-four frames per second.' Jean-Luc Godard

Age classifications for videogames

PEGI – Pan European Game Information – is the body responsible for providing consumer information about the contents, and therefore the most suitable audience, for videogames. In the UK the BBFC (independent of the gaming industry) used to have this responsibility but this has now moved to the self-regulatory PEGI. You can read about the PEGI system and the work done to classify videogames on the PEGI website.

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Posted: June 12, 2013

ALICE and writing for videogames

If you want to know more about writing for videogames you could read about ALICE, Ubisoft’s script writing ‘factory’ in a very detailed article on Polygon.com

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Posted: February 15, 2013

Violent videogames create violent players?

Benedict Carey has a great article on the New York Times website about violence and videogames. The issue is a perennial one and although videogames are the favourite of those seeking to blame something for the ‘decline’ in society it’s worth remembering that most other media has come in for attack at different times.

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Posted: February 14, 2013

Representing Women in Videogames

Charlie Brooker offers an overview of how women are represented in videogames, which could be a useful starting point for collecting examples ready for the AS media exam.

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Posted: June 17, 2012

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