Byron Report on Gaming Suggests Age Certification for all UK Games
If you thought that Symbian Signed
was too many hoops to jump through to get your game onto a UK handset,
just wait till the British Board of Film Classification gets involved (BBC News and other online sources).
Released later today, the Byron report will recommend that any video
game will be forced to carry cinema style classification (currently
only games depicting sex or gross violence are certified.
And while you could argue at the moment that mobile is not video, that's going to be a tough argument over the next few months - once a Grand Theft Auto Mobile makes a big splash in the media you can be sure mobile will get lumped in as well.
As well as that, TV Out is also making it very hard to distinguish between a mobile game and home console game (and it's a feature that's almost certain to become standard in phones over the next few years):
Juncha, modern TVs are practically the same thing as monitors. The television in the photo above can also be used as a PC monitor, it has a socket for plugging it into a PC as well as the usual TV sockets.