I just watched this video by Jenovi that discusses how the ESRB came about to rate video games. I know this is something that happened in the US. Did something similar happen outside the US?
Video description: Before the Creation of the ESRB, the video game industry had been rocked by special interest groups petitioning for government involvement. The goal was to ban video games altogether or at the very least, pressure the government to regulate and restrict what these companies could publish. The result saw some games get banned. This is the story of the early censorship and the outrage surrounding video games prior to the ESRB hearings.