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2014-04-28 08:36:57

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TIGA urges PEGI to review its prices to help indies TIGA, the network for game developers and digital publishers, has written an open letter to PEGI, the European game content rating system, calling for urgent reform of its pricing policy, which charges small games businesses unreasonably high and repetitious fees. TIGA has acted in response to complaints from its members about PEGI's pricing policy. At present, PEGI's...

2014-04-24 08:30:09

New Study Finds More Than 50 Percent of American Homes Own a Game Console WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of parents say playing video games benefits their children, according to new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The report, 2014 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, reveals that 56 percent of parents say video games are a positive part of their child's life. Other key findings include that 68...

Microsoft Europe Reverses Adult Game Restrictions For Windows 8
2012-10-29 15:11:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Gamers are often early adopters when Windows puts out a new operating system. The new OS often brings with it faster speeds, enhanced graphics and richer sound; all the elements that make for better gameplay. A ban on games with a mature rating in the European Windows 8 store may have discouraged gamers from upgrading PCs, tablets and other devices. That is, until Microsoft decided to lift the ban and allow games such as...

Congressmen Wants Warning Labels On Video Games Rated "E" And Up
2012-03-21 12:57:28

Congressmen are trying to get a bill approved that would see that video games with an "E" rating and above are equipped with a health warning label. Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) introduced a bill on Monday that would force game publishers to print warning labels on their products to warn parents of possible aggressive behavior. If approved, game labels would have to read: "WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior." The...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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