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Existing video game classification scheme could serve as provincial model: CIDSA

News | 09/20/2000 4:00 am EDT

Provincial justice ministers have called for a new video game classification system to combat what they perceive as excessive violence, even though an existing system has been in place since November 1994. The North American-wide video games rating system was developed by the U.S.-based Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), in collaboration with the Canadian Interactive Digital Software Association (CIDSA). Harvey Nightingale, executive director of CIDSA, says his group has already been contacted by the BC Attorney General’s office to participate in discussions about video game violence and a potential new rating system.

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