I can’t believe what I dumbo I can be! I try to protect my children- provide them age appropriate toys, limit television to the least violent and frightening things, only go onto safe Internet sites with them and so on. Yet, despite having our XBox for over a year now, with a handful of games, I was totally oblivious to what the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) ratings actually mean.
I thought the PEGI ratings symbolised for which age group upwards the games were suitable in terms of ability. Do you think the same? Well we are WRONG, as I found out through taking a challenge with Askaboutgames.com. To quote from the site:
the PEGI rating on a game confirms that it [the game] contains content suitable for a certain age group and above. …It is not, however, a measure of who will enjoy the game or how difficult that game is.
Not only that, but there are little symbols- content descriptors that tell you why a certain game is given a certain PEGI rating. Totally didn’t look at those before.
So as you can imagine I scored pretty low on the following quiz. Oops! *hangs head in shame*
Try it! See how you do. (…and put me to even more shame.)