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ESRB Goes After 3D Realms Web Site

By Chris Faylor, Jul 17, 2007 2:39pm PDT

In what 3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller described as a "sucker punch", the Duke Nukem series developer has come under fire from the Entertainment...

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"That explains all those granny pr0n sites creeping on the Intarweb !"

- Lukiopimp see all 108 comments

European Ratings Initiative Expands to Online Gaming

By Carlos Bergfeld, Jul 05, 2007 3:11pm PDT

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association announced the introduction of PEGI Online today. The online addition to the Pan...

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"Sounds like it won't be AO if the mods for the game are moderated/policed. There are still a ..."

- nudel see all 2 comments

WiiWare Brings Independent Developers, New Downloadable Games to Wii

By Chris Faylor, Jun 27, 2007 7:12am PDT

Original downloadable games are headed to Nintendo's Wii through the new WiiWare service, which opens the door for indepedent developers to get their Wii on.

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"Can you use SD cards to augment that 512mb? I think you can but I'm not really sure."

- Plinth Inc. see all 25 comments

ESRB Demands Removal of Hosted Videos (Updated)

By Chris Remo, Jun 25, 2007 4:10pm PDT

The ratings board has demanded gaming sites take down videos from shooter Dark Sector, citing 'excessive or offensive content.'

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"What I still dont get is that they are complaining about an ad for a game they refused to ..."

- DainHarper see all 130 comments

NY Violent Game Legislation Gains Momentum

By Chris Faylor, Jun 22, 2007 1:06pm PDT

The New York State Senate and Assembly have agreed on the terms of a bill that would classify the sale of video games containing "depraved violence...

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"ah movies are regulated. if you are trying to go into a pg move which you have to be 10 and up ..."

- hjason7812 see all 28 comments

Manhunt 2 "Suspended," Pushed out of July

By Chris Remo, Jun 21, 2007 9:32pm PDT

Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive has "temporarily suspended" the release of its controversial game Manhunt 2 (PS2, Wii, PSP),...

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"Free publicity like this is worth millions. The amount of resources, to initiate something like ..."

- [7]kami see all 82 comments

Publication of AO-Rated Manhunt 2 Disallowed by Sony, Nintendo

By Chris Remo, Jun 20, 2007 2:59pm PDT

Existing policy from manufacturers Sony and Nintendo means Manhunt 2 won't see publication on Wii or PS2 in Adults Only form.

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"That is what I mean - in Manhunt you just kill anyone who is approaching you - there is no way ..."

- Lukiopimp see all 224 comments

Boxed Up Briefs

By Chris Remo, Jun 19, 2007 6:39pm PDT

It is unfortunate to see the action taken today regarding Manhunt 2 by the BBFC in the UK and the ESRB in North America. As for the ESRB, that...

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"I used to think this too but recently, while playing CS:S I have found myself paying more ..."

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ESRB Rates Manhunt 2 "Adults Only"

By Chris Remo, Jun 19, 2007 2:24pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Ratings board, which assigns content ratings to games in North America, has rated the brutal horror sequel Manhunt 2...

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"Right, but rather than claiming that there's no evidence that no harm results, he seems to be ..."

- thesubtlesnake see all 91 comments

Manhunt 2 to be Blocked From Sale in UK (Updated)

By Chris Remo, Jun 19, 2007 6:08am PDT

The British Board of Film Classification has refused to rate the upcoming horror sequel Manhunt 2, in development by Rockstar Toronto for Wii,...

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"Hehe, I wouldn't be too surprised if that was their actual marketing plan."

- ph0bos see all 78 comments

Tomb Raider Anniversary May Appear Episodically on XBLA

By Chris Remo, Jun 06, 2007 2:54pm PDT

Evidence found on the ESRB's website suggests that Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reimagining may be headed in bite-sized chunks to Xbox Live Arcade.

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"Paying more than 5 per episode would be highway robbery. You can already get the full game for a ..."

- h0rus see all 15 comments

ESRB Launches Ratings Awareness Campaign

By Nick Breckon, May 31, 2007 1:54pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board today announced a new effort to educate consumers on its rating system that will see the distribution of...

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"But politicians especially should know the effectiveness of cardboard signs."

- Nali4Freedom see all 3 comments

NY Legislation Classifies Sale of Violent Games to Minors as Class E Felony

By Chris Faylor, May 30, 2007 11:51am PDT

A new piece of legislation concerning the sale of violent video games looks to make the distribution of "violent and indecent video games to minors" a class E felony.

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"I don't (and never did) give the fucking Tax-Happy, Socialist, Democrats any more room than I ..."

- CRasterImage see all 55 comments

NY Senate Okays Violent Game Legislation

By Chris Faylor, May 22, 2007 11:09am PDT

The New York State Senate has approved legislation designed to limit the sale and availability of violent video games to children, passing the bill along to the State Assembly.

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"You mean the game arms pretty much everything in the game for you so you can enjoy shooting ..."

- Wierdo-X see all 51 comments

Louisiana Pays ESA $91K for Illegal Game Law

By Chris Faylor, Apr 18, 2007 12:10pm PDT

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has ordered the state to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association...

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"For some of you non louisianians, Babineaux is pronounced like Ba-bin-no. Silly people."

- mobab see all 19 comments