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The Elder Scrolls Online gets M rating

American regulator ESRB has handed Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online with a Mature age rating. This means the game will face tougher restrictions in the US than developer Bethesda had originally envisaged, but the studio says it’s not going to compromise its vision in an attempt to gain a softer …

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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. Polygon was first tipped to the unannounced version receiving a mature rating on ESRB’s website. The game surpassed 8.5m episodes sold back in January of this …

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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. The organization says it will provide developers with a number of tools for certification, including privacy risk assessment of apps, ongoing compliance monitoring and assistance for meeting impending parental consent requirements. …

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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. There’s a problem, though – The Entertainment Software Rating Board does not rate coin-operated arcade games. Stender will introduce legislation that prohibits any kind of public accommodation – movie theaters, rest stops, bowling alleys, arcades – from …

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Best of PSN compilation rated by ESRB

Sony appears to be planning bundled retail releases for various PSN games, according to an ESRB listing. The listing (via Gamespot) unveils a Best of Playstation Network Vol. 1” compilation on Blu-ray for Playstation 3; with titles including Sound Shapes, Tokyo Jungle, When Vikings Attack, and Fat Princess. Two of …

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ESRB launches free rating system for downloadable titles

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has introduced its no-cost Digital Rating Service. Downloadable games can now receive a free assessment via a questionnaire and receive an official rating from the ESRB. The system (originally revealed back in early 2011) would appear to assist smaller studios by providing a rating parents/guardians …

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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. This is a historic and complete win for the First Amendment and the creative freedom of artists and storytellers everywhere," a statement from president and CEO Michael …

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