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  Xbox games controlled by parents
Updated 06 October 2001, 11.57

Children will be banned from playing certain Xbox games by their parents.

For the first time, mums and dads will be able to set up a password on a computer console which stops children playing games with high age ratings.

If parents decide to set this up, youngsters will not be able to play games which are thought to be too violent or too scary.

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The new control will be part of the Xbox when it goes on sale on November 15.


Xbox will sell in the UK for 210, and is expected to compete against rivals like Sony's PlayStation 2 and Nintendo's GameCube, which is launched on November 18.

Sony and Nintendo do not have parental controls on their consoles, but Sony's PlayStation 2 has a password block on its DVD add-on.

Some of Xbox's games are expected to have an older rating.


 
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