ESRB Launches Free 'Rating Search App' for iPhone

Just in time for the holidays, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has released a free iPhone application providing instant access to detailed game ratings information. The application could prove to be a real asset for non-gaming parents who have trouble deciding how appropriate a game might be for their kids.

Straight-forward descriptions of a game's mature content and its context are now at Mom and Dad's fingertips. Rating summaries provided by the app go beyond the brief rating summary information displayed on the box. Parents will be able to see specific examples of potentially objectionable content that impacted the ESRB's classification.

The free ESRB App can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store, and you can take a gander at one of the short public service announcements that will soon air nationwide to promote the application.

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    December 1, 2009 4:49 PM

    For a minute I thought - "Really? An iphone app that tells you what is on the back of the box of every video game ever?"

    I didn't realize it actually gave a summary of what you do in the game. I just hope the summaries aren't misleading.

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      December 2, 2009 6:43 AM

      I don't know what game that is... but it did sound a little misleading and exaggerated for a game that was rated E...

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