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Former good article Video game was one of the Video games good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.

Section PEGI: Vienna or whole Austria?[edit]

In the section about PEGI, the article says "The PEGI ratings are legally binding in Vienna[...]" This is directly translated from the german source Video_game#cite_note-70, but somewhat misleading considering that this law, I assume, is in force in the whole of Austria and not only its capital. My suggestion is to replace "Vienna" with "Austria" in this sentence. As the article is semi-protected I can't edit this myself. 178.202.42.31 (talk) 10:53, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: - the source appears to say explicitly that PEGI applies in Vienna region. I agree it's odd, but we have to go by what the source says. That is the interpretation in our Pan European Game Information article as well. I think that to make this change you should find a source which explicitly states that the ratings are binding throughout Austria. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 16:02, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Section: "Germany: BPjM and USK" modification request[edit]

In the section "Germany: BPjM and USK", please replace the following sentences:

If a game is particularly violent, it may be referred to the BPjM (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien – Federal Verification Office for Child-Endangering Media) who may opt to place it on the Index upon which the game may not be sold openly or advertised in the open media. Unofficially, the titles are not "banned" – adult gamers are still technically free to obtain the titles by other means, although it is still considered a felony to supply these titles to a child.

with:

If a game is considered to be harmful to young people (for example because of extremely violent, pornographic or racist content), it may be referred to the BPjM (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien – Federal Verification Office for Child-Endangering Media) who may opt to place it on the Index upon which the game may not be sold openly or advertised in the open media. Such indexed titles are not "banned" and can still be legally obtained by adults, but it is considered a felony to supply these titles to a child.


Reasons: 1. I removed the words "unofficially" and "technically" because they implied a sort of legally grey area which is not the case here. Indexed games must not be sold or advertised openly, period. Any adult can still get them, "officially". The main difference to a regular USK18+ rating is the ban on advertisement and open sales. 2. While excessive violence is the prevalent reason for video games to land on the Index, the laws generally cover content which is deemed harmful for children including other reasons like provoking racial hatred etc, so I expanded on that. 178.202.42.31 (talk) 12:15, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thank you for your detailed rationale. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 16:09, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 5 November 2015[edit]

Some asshole replaced the image of the girls playing in the arcade (Arcade-20071020-a) with an image of a donkey. Hurray for semi-protection! It's really effective. And I cannot fix the shit he did. Hurray for semi-protection! Please stop using obscene language. I may have to report you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheGoldenParadox (talkcontribs) 02:50, 22 May 2016 (UTC) 79.115.169.129 (talk) 23:46, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Cannolis (talk) 00:54, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Move request made on all of the generations root pages[edit]

A user has placed a request for renaming all of the Generations pages (eg, History of video game consoles (third generation) → Third generation of video game consoles). See talk:History of video game consoles (third generation)#Requested_move_9_November_2015 BcRIPster (talk) 00:35, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Editing a page with nonsense.[edit]

This page has been edited by someone with misinformation and I believe that's wrong. I love reading Wikipedia because I love knowledge. People should be able to read a page about something that interest them without having to read things such as "A video game is a deadly poison that should not be played by anyone! Video games go against humanity. They take time away from people, they are just a distraction. Video games have done more damage than a nuclear bomb. They must be destroyed! Video games promote violence. Video games are deadly, gross monsters that crawled from the devil himself!". Somehow this cannot be taken down at the moment unfortunately. Josh1950 (talk) 14:20, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

I just realized I have gone about this fairly wrong. My profile is old but I am new to this. I saw how this article had been edited, and I wanted to put what I put up above to inform someone. I realize now I went the wrong away about doing it. If someone more experienced could please report what I mentioned above to someone who can remove it I who appreciate it. Josh1950 (talk) 15:00, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 June 2016[edit]


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