Netflix has become the first streaming service in the UK to tag all of its library with age ratings from the BBFC. The rating agency has now called on other streaming providers to follow suit.
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A new UK survey shows that 86% of interviewed parents do not pay any mind to age ratings for video games. Only 23% had the same to say regarding movies, which raises some interesting questions.
It's becoming apparent that developers aren't taking the mandatory age compliance too seriously when it comes to their Windows Store apps. As a result, nearly a third have been removed by Microsoft.
It appears that Microsoft has finally starting removing Windows Store apps which haven't been updated with age ratings as many developers have started reporting that their apps have been unpublished.
It appears that Microsoft still hasn't started removing apps without updated age ratings from the Windows Store, despite claims that the process would begin on September 30, 2016.
Microsoft has repeatedly warned developers that apps without updated age ratings will be removed from the Windows Store - regardless of their quality - by September 30, 2016; that is, tomorrow.
Microsoft is sending out emails to developers once again, stating that their apps will be removed from the Windows Store at the end of this month, if they're not updated with new age ratings.
Microsoft has once again cautioned developers to update their apps with the new age rating system or risk having them removed next month. The latest email includes private beta apps as well.
Google has long held out on introducing a human element to their app review process but they have finally caved and will now review 100% of the apps uploaded to the Play Store.
Microsoft announced that the beta of its Windows Phone App Studio website has added a number of new features and also revealed app makers can more easily add age ratings.
Microsoft has joined up with the PEGI age rating system in a new collaboration aimed at allowing the company's Windows Phone platform to support a new age rating programme called “PEGI Express"