Talk:Video game

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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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