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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.

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

- The Average Hero see all 22 comments

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.

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

- ThrillKill see all 19 comments

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.

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

- gerbopel see all 4 comments

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.

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

- Lukiopimp see all 5 comments

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.

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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.

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

- Twin--Sword see all 4 comments

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.

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

- Sephiras see all 3 comments

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.

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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.

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

- WootheDave see all 4 comments

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.

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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.

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

- Hoax see all 4 comments

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.

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

- jtthe2nd see all 8 comments

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.

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

- pigvomit see all 5 comments

Darkstalkers re-release coming to PS3/PSP, says ESRB

By Steve Watts, Oct 28, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Darkstalkers: The Night Warrior is coming as a PS1 Classic, judging by a new rating found on the ESRB site.

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"Bah, worthless. Bring it to the Xbox360 already - I own the Jap Saturn version bought back in ..."

- friedram see all 4 comments

EA responds to Battlefield 3 ESRB rating

By Steve Watts, Oct 11, 2011 10:45am PDT

EA has issued a statement in response to the controversial game moments identified in an ESRB rating of Battlefield 3.

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"You mean Rock 'n' Roll isn't the music of the devil??? *gasp*"

- InkedPhoenix see all 16 comments