ESRB Introduces New Label For Loot Boxes, Gacha Games, Card Packs

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The ESRB has introduced a new label for all regionally rated games from ‘E’ to ‘AO’ for randomized purchased themed around gacha games, card parks, item prizes, or loot boxes that contain random rewards for real money. Continue reading “ESRB Introduces New Label For Loot Boxes, Gacha Games, Card Packs”

ESRB And PEGI Will Rate Video Games Remotely Due To Coronavirus Measures

Although CERO may be closed for a full month before reviewing video games and their ratings due to the coronavirus, it looks like the U.S. and European rating boards will continue to review games. Continue reading “ESRB And PEGI Will Rate Video Games Remotely Due To Coronavirus Measures”

Resident Evil 3 Remake ESRB Listing Shows In-Game Purchases, Violence, And Language

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (or ESRB) has rated Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 Remake. The rating board reveals that the third-person horror-survival game will boast in-game purchases, violence, and language when it launches on April 3rd, 2020, across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Continue reading “Resident Evil 3 Remake ESRB Listing Shows In-Game Purchases, Violence, And Language”

ESRB Exposed: Never Plays Games They Rate

The 1990s saw the last significant wave of attempted government regulation over the video game industry. During the decade gaming would be assailed on fronts from congressional Democrats Joseph Lieberman and Herbert Kohl attempting to have legislation passed to regulate the depiction of violence in video games. To the latter half of the decade where religious proponents like Jack Thompson would take their crack at the industry with the first video game lawsuit. In-between these two events in 1994 the ESA, formerly the Digital Software Association, established the ESRB to rate all video games based on the content within and assign an age rating. Ultimately this would bring an end to the attempted regulation of the industry by the government, having based the entire cause on an attempted moral panic that no longer applied. Continue reading “ESRB Exposed: Never Plays Games They Rate”

Angry Joe Addresses Broken ESRB System

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Angry Joe released a 14 minute video recently talking about the inconsistency of the ESRB when it comes to rating games, as well as the corruption surrounding the ESRB when it comes to giving titles with loot boxes a pass and allowing them to skate by with an ‘E’ for Everyone or ‘E10+’ even though it features simulated gambling. Continue reading “Angry Joe Addresses Broken ESRB System”

ESRB Tries To Defend New Microtransaction Label While Gamers Excoriate Them

It was just a matter of time before the ESRB would have to give an excuse as to why the new label system they disclosed on February 27th, 2018 doesn’t properly explain why it doesn’t identify and inform consumers about loot boxes, and here it is. The excuse not only defends the standard microtransaction models, but it muddles the information about premium loot boxes. Continue reading “ESRB Tries To Defend New Microtransaction Label While Gamers Excoriate Them”

U.S. Senator Gains Support From FTC To Investigate Loot Boxes

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U.S., Senator and Democrat from New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan, managed to question and gain support from the Federal Trade Commission Commissioners about investigating the possibility of predatory practices regarding loot boxes in premium-priced video games. Continue reading “U.S. Senator Gains Support From FTC To Investigate Loot Boxes”

Metal Gear Survive ESRB Rating Arrives Ahead Of Its January 18th Beta

Ahead of Konami’s Metal Gear Survive January 18th beta comes information about the game via its ESRB listing. Metal Gear Survive is set to launch across PC, PS4 and Xbox One on February 20th in North America, and on February 22nd in Europe. Continue reading “Metal Gear Survive ESRB Rating Arrives Ahead Of Its January 18th Beta”

Jak And Daxter, Jak X Racing, Jak 2, Jak 3 Rated For PS4 By ESRB

Jak and Daxter PS4

The Jak and Daxter games have recently been rated by the ESRB for the PlayStation 4. This includes the original Jak and Daxter, Jak II, Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing. Each of the games are rated ‘E’ through ‘T’, which means they will be releasing soon. Continue reading “Jak And Daxter, Jak X Racing, Jak 2, Jak 3 Rated For PS4 By ESRB”