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3:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Setting children on fire will get you an M rating, apparently

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the ESRB has given Tango Gameworks' upcoming survival horror title The Evil Within a Mature rating. Content descriptors include Blood, Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Languag...

Rob Morrow


6:00 PM on 08.03.2014

Whippersnappers and gaming, or why you should be involved as a parent

[Sometimes great community blogs come from Dtoid staff, and this piece by Brittany Vincent is no exception. Want to see your own words on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] As unfortunate as it was that I di...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 06.03.2014

ESRB rates Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 for PS3

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 might just be the next Atlus classic to manifest on PlayStation 3, an ESRB rating for the RPG suggests. The news shouldn't come as a total surprise. A sizable portion of the Japan...

Kyle MacGregor



Atlus' baby-making RPG earns an 'M' rating from ESRB photo
Atlus' baby-making RPG earns an 'M' rating from ESRB
by Wesley Ruscher

Atlus' upcoming Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita role-playing rendezvous, Conception II: Children of the Stars has been rated 'Mature" by the ESRB. 

The M rating lists “Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Blood, Partial Nudity, and Sexual Themes” in the content descriptors for the game's 3DS iteration. Currently the Vita version's rating has yet has to be published.

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1:45 PM on 01.06.2014

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes rated Mature

Back in the day, we used to regularly post ESRB rating summaries that were humorous in their dry delivery or were otherwise notable. The listing for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has sparked discussion for its "Sexual Vio...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 10.14.2013

ESRB rates Walking Dead Game of the Year edition

The ESRB has published a rating for The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition, indicating that such a product will be making its way to the marketplace soon. The (unsurprising) "M" rating applies to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 08.02.2013

ESRB ratings receive a slight design change

The Entertainment Software Rating Board's iconic black-and-white ratings are getting a new design this year, Polygon reports. They're actually effective as of now, but these things can take time to roll out properly. Why the ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 08.01.2013

Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions coming to PSOne classics

An ESRB listing has revealed that Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions is heading to the PSOne classics category on PlayStation Network. It will be playable on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation Portable. Sure,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 07.30.2013

Sonic Lost World's 'aggressive' language is exactly that

It wasn't terribly long ago that we got regular laughs out of Entertainment Software Board ratings. When reading a summary of a videogame mostly free of context, silliness is bound to crop up. The rating for Sonic Lost World ...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 07.17.2013

The new Ace Attorney game has been rated M

Well this is random. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies has been rated M for mature by the ESRB. Past games have always been rated T for teen, and the reasoning behind this change isn't all that clear. Sure, the g...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 05.02.2013

Guardian: Over half of 2012's top 50 games are violent

The Guardian has put together this very slick interactive infographic using their analysis of the top 50 videogames of 2012. They found that more than half of the top games of last year contain violent labeling as assigned by...

Dale North





9:00 PM on 05.01.2013

Grand Theft Auto and GTA 2 rated for PlayStation Network

Listings for both Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2 have surfaced on the Entertainment Software Rating Board's website which point to release on PSN for PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP. How does that sound? Funny h...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 04.01.2013

'Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1' rating surfaces

An Entertainment Software Rating Board listing for Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1 has been discovered. What cuts it for "best of" these days? According to the rating, this first bundle contains Tokyo Jungle, Fat...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 03.23.2013

Jak and Daxter Collection might come to PS Vita

The original Jak and Daxter was a charming little platformer if not a bit derivative. The two sequels were... err... something else, for lack of a better phrase. I enjoyed them nonetheless, and I'm disappointed that Naughty D...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 03.12.2013

New ESRB rule means we could see less age-gated trailers

With recent changes at the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, the amount of time we spend entering in our date of birth for Mature-rated game trailers (and then reentering it, because it never seems to keep) may diminish. ...

Jordan Devore

12:30 AM on 02.18.2013

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is probably a PSN title

Holy heartboobs! Platform details from the ESRB listing for Persona 2: Eternal Punishment solves the mystery from yesterday. With both PS3 and PSP listed as platforms, it looks like this other Persona 2 release will be a Play...

Dale North