Entries in 'esrb' (26)

The Elder Scrolls Online gets M rating

The Elder Scrolls Online gets M rating

American regulator ESRB has handed Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online with a Mature age rating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 10:47AM in News
ESRB rates The Walking Dead: Game of the Year edition

ESRB rates The Walking Dead: Game of the Year edition

Telltale's hit episodic adventure game The Walking Dead will receive a Game of the Year edition, according to an Entertainment Software Rating Board listing.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 14th 2013 at 10:00PM in News
ESRB extends Privacy Certified program to mobile developers

ESRB extends Privacy Certified program to mobile developers

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has announced the expansion of its Privacy Certified program to cover mobile app developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2013 at 7:43AM in News
US authorities look to ban violent games that don't exist

US authorities look to ban violent games that don't exist

Massachusetts assemblywoman Linda Stender wants to introduce legislation to ban mature-rated arcade games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2013 at 2:16PM in News

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Best of PSN compilation rated by ESRB

Best of PSN compilation rated by ESRB

Sony appears to be planning bundled retail releases for various PSN games, according to an ESRB listing.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 7:05AM in News
ESRB launches free rating system for downloadable titles

ESRB launches free rating system for downloadable titles

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has introduced its no-cost Digital Rating Service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 25th 2012 at 12:55AM in News
ESA, ESRB welcome court victory

ESA, ESRB welcome court victory

Following the video games industry's key legal victory in the US yesterday, American trade body the ESA has celebrated the very important decision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2011 at 11:53AM in News
ESRB automates ratings process

ESRB automates ratings process

As of today US ratings body the ESRB will begin using a computer program to assign ratings to digital video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2011 at 11:58AM in News

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ESRB retracts Dead Or Alive comments

ESRB retracts Dead Or Alive comments

Ratings body ESRB has apologised for certain comments made about Tecmo Koei’s upcoming PSP title, Dead Or Alive paradise.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 4th 2010 at 3:04PM in News
ESRB introduces age rating summaries

ESRB introduces age rating summaries

US regulator The Entertainment Software Rating Board has introduced online summaries of each video game it rates in an effort to grant parents more opportunities to research the potentially harmful ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 3:38PM in News
JAPAN: Fallout 3 censored in Far East

JAPAN: Fallout 3 censored in Far East

Bethesda’s ongoing tussle with global censors has continued with news that the publisher’s upcoming Japanese release of Fallout 3 will see further edits made to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2008 at 10:09AM in News
Gears 2 given violence filter

Gears 2 given violence filter

Microsoft shoot 'em up Gears of War 2 will come with a parental control facility when it's released for Xbox 360 on November 7th.

Stuart O'Brien
by Stuart O'Brien
on Aug 5th 2008 at 2:37PM in News

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Ex-ESRB rater claims games are not played

Ex-ESRB rater claims games are not played

An ex-employee of North American games rating body the ESRB has stated that the firm doesn’t actually play the games it rates, Gamepolitics.com reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2008 at 12:22PM in News
US: Mature-rated games on the fall

US: Mature-rated games on the fall

Whilst the tabloid press may like us to believe that the games industry is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, ESRB stats have shown that Mature rated titles are ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2008 at 1:23PM in News
Poll claims US parents want government games regulation

Poll claims US parents want government games regulation

A study released by US PR firm Hill & Knowlton has claimed that 60 per cent of consumers think that the US government should have direct control of the regulations ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2007 at 10:20AM in News
ESRB defends US games rating system

ESRB defends US games rating system

The governing body of the US games industry, the ESRB, has struck out at the National Institute on Media and the Family for undermining what it believes is a working, ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2007 at 10:07AM in News

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US: Politicians call for ESRB review

US: Politicians call for ESRB review

In the wake of last month’s release of controversial Rockstar title Manhunt 2, four US senators including Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman have signed a letter calling for the review ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2007 at 11:06AM in News
Rockstar: ‘BBFC treats movies better than games’

Rockstar: ‘BBFC treats movies better than games’

Rockstar has hit out at the British Board of Film Classification for treating violent films more favourably than ‘horror’ games.

In a statement sent out today, the firm said that ...
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 8th 2007 at 5:34PM in News
Manhunt 2 release authorised in EU country

Manhunt 2 release authorised in EU country

Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 may soon enjoy a bone fide release in Europe – albeit only in Holland.

The Dutch Ministry has declined to intervene in the title’s path to retail ...

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 30th 2007 at 4:20PM in News
Rockstar still in the dark over Manhunt 2 UK appeal

Rockstar still in the dark over Manhunt 2 UK appeal

Rockstar Games has told MCV that it has enjoyed no further development in its appeal against the BBFC’s refusal to classify Manhunt 2 – despite the game being cleared for ...
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2007 at 11:47AM in News
ESRB remains tight-lipped about Manhunt 2 decision

ESRB remains tight-lipped about Manhunt 2 decision

Following the ESRB’s recent decision to downgrade its rating of Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 from ‘Adult Only’ to ‘Mature’ in North America, paving the way for its release, the US governing ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 29th 2007 at 11:10AM in News
Manhunt 2 cleared for release in US

Manhunt 2 cleared for release in US

Rockstar has finally received some good news over Manhunt 2: the game has been cleared for an October release in the US.

American ratings board the ESRB has granted the ...

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 24th 2007 at 3:33PM in News
Jack Thompson praises UK games ratings

Jack Thompson praises UK games ratings

America could learn a thing or two from the UK’s games rating system, according to US attorney and notorious industry agitator Jack Thompson.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2007 at 12:57PM in News
Manhunt 2 granted North American release

Manhunt 2 granted North American release

Following the news that Manhunt 2 will not be arriving at retail in the UK, North American games trade body the ESRB has granted the PS2 and Wii game ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2007 at 10:45AM in News
America ups violent games legislation

America ups violent games legislation

The movement against violent video games has received a further boost in the US with the news that the New York Senate has passed a bill that aims to curb ...
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2007 at 12:30PM in News