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Judge Declares California Violent Game Bill Unconstitutional, Schwarzenegger Vows Revenge (Updated)

By Carlos Bergfeld, Aug 06, 2007 6:43pm PDT

Update: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office released a statement today saying the governor will appeal the ruling of District Judge Ronald...

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"Actually, if I saw a school-age kid actually considering that book at B&N, I'd probably buy it ..."

- GoneCommando see all 112 comments

Bully to Terrorize Xbox 360, Wii

By Nick Breckon, Jul 19, 2007 2:49pm PDT

Rockstar Toronto's acclaimed dog-eat-dog schoolyard adventure is on its way to Xbox 360 and Wii.

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"I wonder how much of a graphical bump the 360 version will get. I skipped getting this for PS2, ..."

- node see all 19 comments

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 ..."

- lacker see all 69 comments

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