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The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) is an organization set up in 1989 by British software publishers. It was known as The European Leisure Software Publishers Association until 2002.

Between 1994 and Spring 2003 ELSPA voluntarily rated computer games released in Britain that were exempt from legal classification by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The ratings given were originally 3-10, 11-14, 15-17, and 18+. "X"s would highlight which age group a title was not suitable for, while a check mark in the categories above that would indicate the suitable ages. For example, a title suitable for all ages would have all the categories checked. A title suitable only for adults would have "X"s in all categories except for 18+. A title suitable for ages 11 and older would have an "X" in 3-10 and check in the rest. The ratings were later simplified to a 3+, 11+, 15+, or 18+ as appropriate. This has now been replaced by a European ratings system, called PEGI.

ELSPA are responsible for providing sales charts for computer games sold in the United Kingdom, and promoting anti-piracy initiatives.

See Also

  • CERO, the Japanese computer and video game rating system.
  • ESRB, the United States and Canadian computer and video game rating system.
  • OFLC, the Australian media rating system.
  • PEGI, the European computer and video game rating system.

This article uses material from the "Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
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From Grand Theft Wiki

ELSPA (the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association) was founded in 1989 to establish a specific and collective identity for the British computer and video game industry. It was known as The European Leisure Software Publishers Association until 2002.

Between 1994 and Spring 2003 ELSPA voluntarily rated computer games released in Britain that were exempt from legal classification by the BBFC. The ratings given were originally 3-10, 11-14, 15-17 and 18+. Red "X"s would highlight which age group a title was not suitable for, while a tick in the categories above that would indicate the suitable ages. The ratings were later simplified to a 3+, 11+, 14+ or 18+ as appropriate. This has now been replaced by a European ratings system called PEGI.

ELSPA are responsible for providing sales charts for computer games sold in the United Kingdom, and promoting anti-piracy initiatives.

Grand Theft Auto game ratings

In the UK, all Grand Theft Auto games were subject to classification from the BBFC, and as such, no ELSPA rating was ever given to a GTA game there. In the rest of Europe, the majority of GTA games were rated by countries own ratings boards.

All GTA games released after Grand Theft Auto: Vice City were rated by PEGI, as ELSPA had stopped its rating system.

See also

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External links

  • ELSPA

This article uses material from the "ELSPA" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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