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  • Blog Post: The Witness For Xbox One Appears On ESRB Listing

    The Witness is coming to the PS4 and PC on January 26, but an ESRB rating has popped up also mentioning the Xbox One. The listing, which lists the PC, PS4, and Xbox One (but not the iOS version) does not give a specific date for any of the releases. The game is a home console limited-time exclusive on... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Galaxy Appears To Be Headed For Wii U Digital Re-Release

    At the start of 2015, Nintendo announced a first wave of Wii titles re-released as native Wii U games . Digital re-releases included Punch-Out, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Starting with Mario’s planet-hopping sequel was a bit odd, but we were glad to see these games get digital... More
  • Blog Post: Batman: Arkham Knight Tagged With ‘M For Mature’ Rating According To Rocksteady

    While you won’t be able to find the rating on the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) website yet, we know that Batman: Arkham Knight has received an “M for Mature” rating. Previous titles in the series (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins, and Arkham Origins: Blackgate... More
  • Blog Post: ESRB Listing For Resident Evil Revelations 2 Reveals Possible Playable-Character Spoiler

    Ratings board the ESRB informs people of games' content so they can judge whether it's appropriate to play. However, sometimes this information verges into spoiler territory. In this case it's for Resident Evil Revelations 2. Guess what? Possible spoilers ahead! The ESRB listing for the game... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Persona 4 Coming To PlayStation 3 April 8 As PS2 Classic

    Update: Atlus has confirmed the release of Persona 4 on PSN. The title will be available on PlayStation 3 as a PS2 Classic on April 8 for $9.99. Original Story: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, the PlayStation 2 turned critically applauded Vita game, may be coming to PlayStation 3. All there is to go on... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Important Is The ESRB Rating?

    Dark Souls II, a historically 'M' rated series (admittedly, based on only two games) will be 'T' rated. How important is the rating to your appreciation of a game? Are you a young gamer with an appropriately limited library of available games to play based on your age? Or are you an older... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II Gets A 'T' Rating From The ESRB

    Dark Souls II's 'T' rating has shown up on assorted marketing materials for the game, but its appearance on ESRB's website makes it official. The 'T' rating is a surprise considering both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls were both 'M' rated games. Despite the 'T'... More
  • Blog Post: The Elder Scrolls Online Gets An ‘M’ Rating From ESRB

    Bethesda has just announced that The Elder Scrolls Online has received an “M” rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). The listing is not yet in the ESRB’s database, but a posting on the game’s official Facebook page indicates the way forward. While we don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall Gets An 'M' Rating From The ESRB

    There is a lot of excitement surrounding Titanfall ( which just entered alpha ) so even the smallest details about the game, like its ESRB rating descriptors, are worth taking a look at. Titanfall receiving an 'M' rating isn't surprising considering it is a game where you shoot other people... More
  • Blog Post: The Walking Dead GOTY Edition Outed By ESRB & Season Two News

    With The Walking Dead Season Two expected this fall , now's a good time for Telltale to release a Game of the Year edition for Season One. A NeoGAF poster spotted an ESRB listing for the GOTY edition, which not only lists the cuss words and adult situations contained therein, but that it's coming... More
  • Blog Post: ESRB Updating Ratings Symbols For Added Visibility

    image credit: Polygon The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is updating its iconic ratings symbols to make them easier to read. The last time changes were made to these symbols was more than a decade ago. The symbols, seen above, remove the "content rated by" text, and change the coloring... More
  • Blog Post: The Case Of The Questionable South Park Images

    You know that with a headline like that, there's a bigger story underneath (mostly because there are very few South Park images that aren't offensive in some way). Today, we posted screenshots for South Park: The Stick of Truth to accompany our preview . Two of them caused a bit of turmoil. One... More
  • Blog Post: Report: The ESRB Changes Its Marketing Requirements

    Among the new changes, is one that allows developers and publishers to cut together general audience trailers for mature-rated games. In the same way you might see a trailer for an R-rated film before a PG-13-rated movie, game makers can now cut together trailers for M-rated games that can appear online... More
  • Blog Post: Etrian Odyssey IV To Feature "Lady Boners"

    Atlus is bringing the fourth in the long-running Japanese RPG series to our shores in February, looks like this one has some…innovative…new features. The website Siliconera , which specializes in covering the hardcore Japanese gaming scene, spotted this intriguing development in the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City And San Andreas ESRB Rated For PlayStation 3

    Rockstar hasn't offered official confirmation, but ESRB ratings for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas on PlayStation 3 have show up on the ESRB ratings website leading us to believe both will show up on the system soon. After multiple delays, Grand Theft Auto III released on the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: ESRB Announces New Digital Ratings System

    ESRB ratings have become a familiar sight on game boxes, but they have been conspicuously absent on digitally distributed games. That's about to change, according to an announcement from the nonprofit organization. The ratings, which developers can add at no cost, are designed to help players navigate... More
  • Blog Post: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Listed For Wii U

    A recent ESRB listing suggests that City Interactive's Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 will be heading to the Wii U. The game was recently delayed on the other current-gen systems and PC to a date in January, but it's not known if this apparent Wii U version (spotted by The Verge ) will come out at the... More
  • Blog Post: ESRB Takes The Red Out Of Risen 2's Cover

    The Entertainment Software Ratings Board, an organization that assigns ratings to games in North America, has deemed the cover of Risen 2: Dark Waters to be too graphic. The original cover of the game depicted red paint that the ESRB determined could be interpreted as excessive blood, which goes against... More
  • Blog Post: ESRB Teams Up With Penny Arcade For New PSA

    Web artists, PAX organizers, and all-around Internet sensation Penny Arcade are providing art for a new ESRB ratings campaign to debut this spring. The PSA is a print and web-based effort based on real people urging everyone to use different ESRB tools to get more information about games' content... More
  • Blog Post: California To Pay ESA $950K In Court Fees

    The Entertainment Software Association today announced it would receive $950,000 from the state of California to pay for legal fees from last year's Supreme Court case over violent video games. The ESA, a trade group that represents video game publishers in the U.S., was the lead respondent in the... More
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