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Twitch bans AO-rated streaming as Hatred arrives on Steam

Streaming platform Twitch has said that users will not be permitted to stream Adults Only (AO) rated games on its service. The ban applies to all games rated AO by the ESRB in the US, regardless of the region in which they are purchased or played. The decision was made …

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Batman: Arkham Knight is first in series to get M rating in US

Warner’s upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight looks to be the most violent in the series to date. IGN reports that the fourth instalment in the series is the first to be given an M (Mature) rating by US board the ESRB. Previous games have been rated T (Teen). "From our point …

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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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"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. A new survey has found that over a quarter – 27 per cent, in fact – of British mothers would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V despite its overtly adult content. Interesting, …

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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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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. MCV reported late on Friday that owners of the console can only access such content between the hours of 11pm and 3am. And as hard to believe as …

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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. This startling discovery, first reported by CVG, stems from a response issued to an Italian Wii U owner. We would like to let you know that Nintendo has always aimed to offer …

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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. Kotaku has had confirmation directly from Microsoft that new rules regarding the sale of apps WILL apply to all games sold through the portal. Specifically, the guidelines read: Apps with …

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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. In last week’s E3 trailer for the game, protagonist Lara Croft is forced to endure sexual advances from her captor. When things get physical …

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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. The latest, entitled ‘Video Games and Young People’, is possibly his vaguest yet. It reads as follows: "That this House welcomes the call by Shigero Miyamoto, …

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