New ESRB Warning Label Announced For Loot Boxes & Microtransactions

By Charles Singletary, Feb 27, 2018 8:35am PST

The regulatory organization has finally spoken on the much-criticized practices.


""This is the first step of many". It's at least getting the ball rolling. "

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Resident Evil 7 details leaked by ESRB; oops, they are gone now

By John Keefer, Aug 26, 2016 8:43am PDT

Apparently, Ethan is hunting for his missing wife. And there are reasons why it will be rated M.


"You know the whole game could be their version of PT and I would be completely fine with that. ..."

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The Elder Scrolls Online receives M rating

By Alex Martinet, Jan 22, 2014 3:30pm PST

Bethesda has announced today that Elder Scrolls Online was given an M rating by Entertainment Software Rating Board.


"Looks cool, so I think I'll wait until this goes "free2play". "

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Metal Gear Solid 5 has rare 'Sexual Violence' ESRB descriptor

By Steve Watts, Jan 07, 2014 7:45am PST

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes has content that earned it a "Sexual Violence" descriptor from the ESRB, a rating shared by only one other game.


"I await the divisive Penny Arcade strip of the scene and the inevitable shitstorm from various ..."

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How Grand Theft Auto 5 earned its M rating (spoilers)

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 8:30am PDT

Obviously a game like GTA5 is going to earn an M rating. But what else does it do to push the bureau's buttons? Spoilers follow.


""... even see cocaine get used" I love that THIS gets the "even". Not the torture, not the ..."

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ESRB ratings getting visual tweak

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 11:30am PDT

ESRB ratings will get a slight tweak later this year. In fact, you might not even notice the change unless you squint.


"They removed it because of the "tldr" factor. People can't be forced to focus on such a long "

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies earns M rating

By Steve Watts, Jul 17, 2013 11:00am PDT

A new trailer for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies reveals that the game has been given an M-rating from the ESRB.


ESA announces large-scale ESRB awareness campaign

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 10:35am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced plans today for a series of public service announcements to educate parents on ESRB ratings and console parental controls.


"The public could not care less to busy trying to find out what rich whore is sleeping with ..."

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Bully, Red Dead Revolver re-release coming to PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 18, 2012 1:15pm PST

A slew of Rockstar Games will be joining the PS2 Classics line-up on the PlayStation Network.


"I'll assume that Bully will be the PS2 version, which will be great, because the 360 port looked ..."

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ESRB rates Cave Story for PlayStation 3, 360, and Vita

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2012 8:15am PDT

The ESRB Cave Story has listed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Vita.


ESRB simplifies ratings process for downloadable games

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2012 4:15pm PDT

The ESRB has officially announced its "Digital Rating Service," a free questionnaire-based ratings format for digital developers to get an official ESRB rating.


"Windows 7 really isn't that far in the past lol. I don't see my self upgrading for quite a while. "

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Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City re-rated for PS3 (again)

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2012 11:30am PDT

With Grand Theft Auto fans waiting anxiously for the next installment in the open-world gangland series, it looks like a couple of previous versions may be coming to PlayStation 3 via PSN, according to ratings posted by the ESRB.


Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet PC release rated by ESRB

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 17, 2012 3:00pm PST

The insanely gorgeous Insanely Twisted Planet appears to be heading to the PC according to a new rating from the ESRB.


"another game i will buy and never play! frozen synapse hooray!"

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Original Killzone returning to PS3

By Xav de Matos, Jan 11, 2012 1:30pm PST

The original Killzone now lists PlayStation 3 as one of its platforms, which points to the game being re-released in some fashion.


"I concur. Screenshots looked nice but in play it stunk. I'd rather they go waaaaay back and ..."

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ESRB ratings coming to mobile phones

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 29, 2011 9:00am PST

The ESRB has announced a new partnership with the CTIA Wireless Association to bring ESRB ratings to mobile phones and applications.


"Lame. I hope the iTunes and Android stores don't begin requiring ESRB adoption. That would be ..."

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