Beyond Today’s Video Game Rating Systems

  title={Beyond Today’s Video Game Rating Systems},
  author={Damiano Felini},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  pages={106 - 122}
  • D. Felini
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Political Science
  • Games and Culture
The current classification systems for video games are first attempts at protecting children from the real or imaginary influence of potentially harmful contents. These systems, however, are based on questionable principles, for two reasons. First, analyzing the Pan European Game Information (PEGI) and the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) from a pedagogical point of view, one cannot but notice that they are inherently flawed by contradictions and confusion of different perspectives… 

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