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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Global Ratings: A Unified Effort to Address the Global Needs of a Digital Marketplace
Speaker(s): Aaron Kornblum, Simon Little, Patricia Vance, Rafael Vilela
Company Name(s): Microsoft, PEGI S.A., Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), Ministry of Justice of Brazil
Track / Format: Advocacy

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Overview: Today's developer has the ability to distribute their games across the globe, but doing so often involves conforming to various content standards and obtaining ratings for each of the territories where they plan to make their game available. ESRB and PEGI are leading an international effort to establish a unified game rating body that streamlines the process of getting games rated for many countries, all at once. Join participants of this fledgling program in a discussion of how the system will work, its key benefits, and how it is positioned to become the future of game ratings.

GDC 2013

Aaron Kornblum


Simon Little


Patricia Vance

Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)

Rafael Vilela

Ministry of Justice of Brazil

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