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    ESRB offers hilarious description of Dead or Alive Paradise (Updated)

    by Jenni Lada on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Sometimes I wonder if the term “fan service” was created with the Dead or Alive series in mind. The latest game, a PSP game called Dead or Alive Paradise certainly goes above and beyond to deliver the kind of pandering some fans of the series expect to see. It’s a… Continue Reading »

    FTC finds video game industry better than music, movie biz at enforcing ratings

    by Christian Morlotte on Dec 6, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    The video games industry has come under fire many times for offering content not appropriate for children. Even though all games come with a clear rating, an age range and warnings about their content courtesy of the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board), critics are quick to point out any kind… Continue Reading »

    Free MMO CrimeCraft denied classification in Australia

    by Brian Allen on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Australia’s Office of Film Literature Classification (OFLC) unit is making headlines again, denying another game from being released in that nation in its current form. The Refused Classification (RC) ruling on Vogster Entertainment’s MMO Crimecraft came down November 26, 2009, placing it in the same banned-this-year category as Necrovision, Sexy… Continue Reading »

    Activision starts educational game ratings campaign directed at parents

    by Christian Morlotte on Nov 4, 2009 at 05:46 PM

    Activision is launching a campaign to educate parents about the ESRB ratings system and how to make an informed decision when buying a game for their kids. This campaign, called “Ratings are not a Game”, is backed by Dr. Cheryl Olson, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media… Continue Reading »

    ESRB partly responsible for big PSP Minis prices

    by Jeremy Hill on Oct 11, 2009 at 08:28 AM

    PSP Minis was a new idea that came out alongside the PSPgo. The concept behind Minis was to provide quick pick-up-and-go games for under $9.99. The success of the games that are available on the iTunes App Store is obviously the influence behind Sony’s new line of Minis. The problem… Continue Reading »

    Entertainment Software Ratings Board gives Manhunt 2 for PC an “Adults Only” rating

    by Brian Allen on Aug 27, 2009 at 09:02 AM

    Rockstar’s always controversial Manhunt series is back in the news. The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) currently lists the PC version of the game with an “Adults Only” rating. The console version of Manhunt 2, released in 2008, initially received the same rating before Rockstar made changes that earned the… Continue Reading »

    Christmas cards from game companies (2008 edition)

    by PJ Hruschak on Dec 23, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Each year I receive a stack of holiday greeting cards from various game and entertainment companies. Some come with small physical gifts (*cough* Sony *cough*) while others simply highlight a few featured game characters. This year, more companies have sent electronic cards and none have included a small gift (so… Continue Reading »

    Florida Attorney General flip-flops his attitude toward video games

    by Jason Townsend-Rogers on Nov 28, 2008 at 02:21 PM

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum used to be similar to nearly every other politician, believing that video games would train young children to be mass murderers. He took particular issue with the Wii version of Manhunt 2 due to the fact that he thought the Wii’s motion controls would enable… Continue Reading »

    Rumor: Street Fighter Alpha 2 coming to PS3, PSP

    by Kris Rosado on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:02 PM

    According to the ESRB, that is. While researching a rumor about Marvel vs. Capcom 2, we stumbled upon a listing for Street Fighter Alpha 2 coming to the Playstation Portable and Playstation 3. What’s particularly interesting is that this news comes hot off the heels of Capcom’s announcement that Sakura,… Continue Reading »

    Some advice for gamers raising gamers

    by Jonathan Gronli on Aug 21, 2008 at 07:39 AM

    The average gamer age is higher than it was when most of us started gaming. Content is much more mature than when the older gamers started as well. Parents, who are often gamers as well, still want to insure that their kids play age-appropriate games. If you don’t want your… Continue Reading »

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