Entries in 'mature' (35)

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
"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 3:55PM 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
Kojima "not sure" if he'll be able to release Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Kojima "not sure" if he'll be able to release Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Konami executives must have been delighted to read this particular interview.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2013 at 3:59PM in News

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Nintendo blames German laws for Wii U adult content download restrictions

Nintendo blames German laws for Wii U adult content download restrictions

German youth protection regulations are being blamed for Nintendo’s decision to block the downloading of adult-rated games content on the Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2012 at 10:57AM in News
Wii U owners can only download adult games between 11pm-3am

Wii U owners can only download adult games between 11pm-3am

Mature-rated video games like Ubisoft's ZombiU can only be downloaded from Nintendo's eShop between the hours of 11pm-3am.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2012 at 5:43PM in News
Windows 8 Marketplace will not sell 18-rated games

Windows 8 Marketplace will not sell 18-rated games

Microsoft’s own guidelines for the Windows 8 Marketplace will prevent the sale of 18 rated games, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2012 at 10:02AM in News
OPINION: Crystal Dynamics embroiled in Tomb Raider 'rape' controversy

OPINION: Crystal Dynamics embroiled in Tomb Raider 'rape' controversy

The maker of the new Tomb Raider has distanced itself from the use of the word ‘rape’ to describe an incident in the new adventure title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2012 at 8:47AM in News

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Catherine delayed to 2012

Catherine delayed to 2012

The UK release of Deep Silver’s Catherine has been pushed back to Q1 next year, MCV can reveal.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 14th 2011 at 10:01AM in News
Vaz tables third gaming Early Day Motion

Vaz tables third gaming Early Day Motion

Third time lucky. That must be the thinking behind Labour MP Keith Vaz's posting of a third games-related Early Day Motion in ten months.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2011 at 11:39AM 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
Kinect gets first 'adult' title

Kinect gets first 'adult' title

Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect will take a small step in the traditional heartland of gaming later this year when the device receives it's first adult-rated title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2011 at 4:01PM in News

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'Mature' 3DS games get different packaging

'Mature' 3DS games get different packaging

Nintendo has revealed that 3DS games aimed at adult or mature markets will have slightly different packaging to other titles in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2011 at 12:30PM in News
US: Concern builds over new game laws

US: Concern builds over new game laws

Major publisher figureheads such as EA’s John Riccitiello, Sony’s Jack Tretton, Take Two’s Strauss Zelnick and Dinsey Interactive’ Graham Hopper have expressed their concern that the potential introduction of new ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2010 at 4:27PM in News
Square Enix’s new mature label

Square Enix’s new mature label

As part of Square Enix’s continued focus on titles and content suited to Western markets, the company has announced a brand new publishing label under which it will market such ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 11:56AM in News
No More Heroes excels on next-gen

No More Heroes excels on next-gen

Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the once Wii-only No More Heroes have bettered the week one performance of the original Wii release on their first week of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 12:39PM in News

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Switzerland pursues violent games ban

Switzerland pursues violent games ban

With violent games currently causing a stir in Australia, closer to home it has emerged that Switzerland is now considering banning violent video games outright in the territory.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 4:23PM in News
AUS: More death threats for Atkinson

AUS: More death threats for Atkinson

Outspoken anti-games critic Michael Atkinson has said that he fears for the safety of his family thanks to ongoing threats from gamers due to his strict opposition of legislation that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 10:18AM in News
Ubisoft halves Red Steel 2 forecast

Ubisoft halves Red Steel 2 forecast

The faith publishers put in core games on Wii is once again under strain with news that Ubisoft has drastically downsized its sales expectations for the upcoming Red Steel 2 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 11:28AM in News
Capcom reaffirms Wii commitment

Capcom reaffirms Wii commitment

Following comments made to a French website earlier this week questioning future development of software on the Wii, Capcom has released a statement assuring the industry that it remains a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2010 at 11:43AM in News
Now Capcom questions Wii viability

Now Capcom questions Wii viability

Japanese publisher Capcom believes that future growth in the current generation of consoles will be focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3, stating that it intends to pump fewer resources ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 1:04PM in News
Sega done with mature Wii titles

Sega done with mature Wii titles

Sega will reduce the number of mature Wii games it publishes and develops, a company executive has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 10:45AM in News
AUS: Mature games to be discussed

AUS: Mature games to be discussed

The Australian government has at last opened up the debate on whether or not its classification system should be restructured to accommodate adult or mature video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 9:39AM in News
AUS: Jaffe slams censors

AUS: Jaffe slams censors

Hot on the heels of the Australian government’s decision to ban Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator from sale in the territory – and the subsequent statement of protest from developer Rebellion ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2009 at 11:49AM in News
Sega sticks by mature Wii releases

Sega sticks by mature Wii releases

Sega has vowed to plough on with its strategy of creating adult games for Wii – despite the commercial failure of MadWorld earlier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2009 at 4:05PM in News