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BC gov’t offer to adopt ESRB ratings system isn’t enough, says video game industry

News | 04/19/2001 4:00 am EDT

The British Columbia government may be extending an olive branch to the video game industry by leaning towards adoption of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) system of classification, but that isn’t placating the industry’s main lobby group in Canada (see story page 1). The Canadian Interactive Digital Software Association (CIDSA) doubts new legislation passed last week will have a positive effect in combating video game violence. Instead, it warns the law will result in higher costs and headaches for producers and retailers.

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