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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
[Update: The commenters have brought up a good point, that this could also be a PSOne Classics release and not a localization of the Japanese PSP version. Of course, we'll let you know as soon as we do.] Another of those atte...
Holy crap guys, I think this might be my favorite episode of the show we've done in ages. Like, just in terms of the pure awesomeness/absurdity of today's news. For starters, the ESRB has described all the awful things that a...
It's been ages since we had a good ESRB rating story, but America's guardians have delivered the goods once more. As usual, we've got a rating for an M-rated game and, as usual, it makes said game sound delightful ... in a ki...
Evening, my lovelies. We've got a great show for you today - one full of flowers, pony rides, butterscotch candies, and all the video game news you could ever want!* On today's show, Max dove into some rumors about the next ...
The ESRB has made Deep Silver remove a red stain from Risen 2: Dark Waters' box art. This stain will go from red to turquoise, owing to the North American rating board's stance on cover imagery that could represent blood.&nbs...
When the 3DS eShop was first announced, we were promised more than just Nintendo systems. Naturally, nothing came of that pledge in North America for months and months, until now. According to the ESRB, Game Gear games are fi...
The Electronics Software Ratings Board has listed a bunch of PSP games for PlayStation Certified Devices, which would include Sony tablets and the Xperia line of phones. PlayStation LifeStyle says that Syphon Filter: Dark Mir...
A game like Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet would really pop on a sleek computer monitor, wouldn't you agree? According to an ESRB rating, the game will be bringing its mild fantasy violence over to Windows-based PCs at some p...
The ESRB and CTIA got together to create a ratings system for mobile games, but the two biggest in the business do not plan to participate.  We told you earlier this week that providers like AT&T, Microsoft, Spr...
The details are still in the works, but a press release today lets us know that the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and wireless association CTIA have come together to create a mobile videogame rating system. ...
[Talking to Women about Videogames is a series where Jonathan Holmes talks to different people who are women about the biggest videogame news of the week for some reason.] Grand Theft Auto III was originally released in...
The ESRB rated Battlefield 3 last week, giving it an M-rating and revealing that players will end up shooting cops in one section of the game. While this brings up thoughts of Modern Warfare 2 and its infamous "No Russian" le...
Don't f*ck with me on this one, Sony. Don't you pull that sh*t you pulled the other day with Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI again. I can't take it this time. Why? I liked Chrono Cross more than I liked Chrono Trigger. Th...
Greetings, viewers! We're back from the weekend with a hangover and a handful of news for ya!Now that Hamza "Harry" Aziz is back from terrorizing those poor Japanese women, we've been blessed with our remaining news from the...
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has finally given us a summary for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and it's a beauty! There's enough sex, violence and substance abuse detailed here to make up 10% of Charlie Sheen's memo...
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has recently rated the Devil May Cry PS2 games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, ostensibly confirming prior rumors that Capcom was releasing a DMC HD collection. With it being the serie...
[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] NOTE: Flying squi...
The ESRB has rated From Software's upcoming beauty Dark Souls, and as always, the rating does a fine job of making the game sound awesome. Among the delectable treats, we've been informed of multi-headed dragons, bodies on sp...
The ESRB has rated Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge for 3DS, essentially confirming its eventual release on the Nintendo eShop. That totally makes up for Mega Man Legends 3 getting canceled, right guys?  Seriously, it's almo...
The ESRB has rated Deep Silver's highly anticipated Dead Island, revealing all the juicy filth that it'll be pandering when it launches on September 6. Mutilated limbs, swearing, and disturbing bikini activity are all in ...
The ESRB has re-rated Klonoa: Door to Phantomile as a Sony-published title for PS3 and PSP, essentially revealing that it is heading to the PlayStation Network as a PSOne Classic title. This is the point at which you squee li...
Aliens: Infestation has been properly outed by the ESRB. We first heard about it when it was revealed as a canceled project, before the OFLC revealed its name. Since then, SEGA has refused to officially announce the WayForwar...
As always, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board has published its summary of an upcoming videogame and made it sound awesome in the process. Despite what some may think, Catherine isn't a massive sex-a-thon, so the rating...
[Update: Turns out this may actually be an older rating for the very Zelda site we mentioned in the article. No idea why it's popped up again now and confused everyone on the Internet. We'll do some more digging.] [Update: Th...
The Witcher has had a rough ride as far as consoles are concerned. The original PC game was due to arrive on the Xbox 360 as Rise of the White Wolf, but disappeared without a trace. The sequel has been caught in on/off limbo ...
What's this? Could this be a PSOne re-release of the classic game? We're not sure. The ESRB wasn't clear enough in their details, which gives the title an M rating, but no summary. Siliconera notes that they did not list the ...
We recently told you that the upcoming Japanese release No More Heroes: Red Zone has something called a "Forbidden View Mode" that lets you look at characters witha free-moving camera. Perv cam, it sounds like.  Maybe we...
Oh hello, I didn't see you come in. I was just watching the 79th episode of The Destructoid Show. Won't you join me? On today's episode, Nick starts us off with some steamy releases. What Monday would be complete without o...
The Entertainment Software Rating Board is about to embark on one of the silliest ventures this industry has ever seen, as it's planning to automate the rating of videogames. Starting with XBLA, PSN and WiiWare titles, the ES...
It's yet again time for my favorite kind of post -- ESRB rating summaries! The Entertainment Software Rating Board has finally tackled Rockstar's L.A. Noire, and as you'd expect from a Rockstar game, the details are tasty, to...
We already knew that Alice: Madness Returns features Alice as she explores her twisted memories to cope with her real life in fin de siècle London, and now the ESRB has shed some light on both combat elements and a possible London location. For spoiler purposes, although there aren't really any heavy spoilers, check the description below.
SEGA's Rise of Nightmares was announced a while ago, but we know very little about the title. Until now, that is! Some details have started to hit the 'net, courtesy of the ESRB. As always, America's ratings board has an ente...
Seriously? Hot off the heels of Dead Island having to change its logo, Tecmo Koei has revealed that the ESRB has demanded yet more packaging changes -- censoring a few inches of inner thigh from the cover of Dead or Alive Dim...