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Violent video games startle youngsters

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"VIOLENCE in video games is under the spotlight again today as action is taken on both sides of the pond to limit the exposure of children to violent games."

"In the US, The Entertainment Software Rating Board has added a new category to its age classifications, marking 'E10+' games as those suitable only for those over 10. It sits between an 'E' rating, suitable for everyone, and a 'T' rating, suitable for teenagers."

"In the UK, Rockstar Games has had its knuckles wrapped for showing adverts for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas before the 9PM watershed. Trailers for the game, which featured gun-toting characters and shootings, were shown around programmes the Advertising Standards Agency said were family-oriented."

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