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PEGI announces new content descriptor: in-game purchases

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Loobyluggs, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    https://pegi.info/news/new-in-game-purchases-descriptor

    Read all about it.

    TLDR: From xmas, all games with in-game purchases will have a new symbol to denote this fact on the box.

    It's happening...and at the best time of the year.

    Sell your shares for EA now...they are about to take a pan-european tumble.
     
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  2. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Good.
     
  3. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I like that. Won't be read, probably won't make a difference to sales, but at least people can't say "I didn't know!" afterwards.
     
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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    I think this will apply more to console players than anything since they dominate the retail market.
     

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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    the only notice steam has "Content in this product may not be appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work."

    Yeah ok...... LOL
     
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    Box? What's that? You click "purchase" and then it downloads.
     
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    This^^ It won´t make a big difference but at least is a step in the right direction. I think the next step should be introducing limits to the amount or value that people can spend on in game purchases.
     
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    Yasss, a NSFW tag on games :D Always wanted that ;D
     
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    Didn't this get announced well in to the later stages of last year as the whole nonsense with SWBF2 was starting to finally wash away after EA did a grovelling back down on in game lootboxes?

    I mean it's a half weight pathetic meaningless tag since a game like SWBF2 will have this same new rating as a game like The Witcher 3. One has some of the best DLC ever released for a game while the other was a ham fisted half arsed poorly implemented attempt at forcing peoples wallets open and applying the money suck-o-matic 5000 to the contents via awful pay to win mechanics.
     
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    i have insiders info for the next pegi symbol for the games that have overpriced pay to win payments or multiple ways to pay ! >>>>[​IMG] <<<<<

    nope i did not photoshop anything at all i saw this sign live in the past and i was darn sure it will be all over the web this is an actual toll sign in Greece !
    [​IMG]
     

  11. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    I get your point, but feel this is more of a guide to people buying games for other people, like parents, guardians, relatives buying for children the latest games, only to find that they are not buying 100% of the game, and to 'unlock' 100% of the game will require further expenditure of $.

    In the case of a parent buying a game for their child through online downloads, well, these have to made on credit cards - and these can tally up, so there appears to be more of a caveat emptor opinion on this. In other words - if you let your kids buy games and content with your credit card...that's your problem.
     
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    XBox and PS have PEGI ratings in the digital storefronts and they are mandatory. Windows Store has also. Steam doesnt. But on the other hand parents who care dont need to allow their kids to use their credit cards on Steam. And I guess the gamers hate towards these things eventually force Steam to implement some warning about this crap, even if Valve makes significant money from that.
     
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    A do not buy stamp, basically. At least for me :cool:
     
  14. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Those are AGE ratings - this has nothing to do with age.
     

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