The jolly folks over in charge of the UK have flipped off the British Board of Film Classification ratings platform for video games, mostly because it was pretty fucking dumb to use a guide for one medium to rate another. Now, they officially and solely use the PEGI system, making the whole thing a lot simpler, since before they had the two ratings systems at once as well.
Much like in the U.S., though, selling an “adult rated” game to a minor over there is now definitely illegal. Instead of a slap on the wrist, a fine, and a firing over in the States, however, UK employees will face a maximum sentence of six years in prison and some serious fines for selling a game to underage kiddies. You might as well flop your junk on the counter and let them have a go at it with a punishment like that.
Of course, the actuality of them carrying out such a sentence is probably nill, but wouldn’t you rather eat your fish and chips at your favorite restaurant instead of some guy’s trouser sausage in the prison shower? Friends, make them show you their ID. Or, you know, they could just implement the whole Driver’s License-scanning technique banning sales to underage persons that we’ve had in the U.S. for like, a decade.
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