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The new Ace Attorney game has been rated M


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Jul 17
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... read

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


Apparently Super Mario 3D Land is violent
May 02
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... read
Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto and GTA 2 rated for PlayStation Network


Thanks for the heads up, ESRB
May 01
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... read
PlayStation Network

'Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1' rating surfaces


Four-game collection outed by ESRB
Apr 01
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... read
Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter Collection might come to PS Vita


New ESRB listing suggests a port is in the works
Mar 23
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... read
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New ESRB rule means we could see less age-gated trailers


I was born on January 1, honest!
Mar 12
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. ... read

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is probably a PSN title


ESRB listing reveals
Feb 18
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... read
Persona

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment surfaces on ESRB


Pricey PlayStation RPG rated for PS3 and PSP
Feb 16
[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... read

The DTOID Show: Adventure Time, Deadpool, & Spider-Boobs


Jul 16
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... read

ESRB: Resident Evil 6 features hybridized spider-boobs


Jul 16
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... read

The DTOID Show: Orbis, SimCity 5, and Max Payne 3!


Mar 28
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 ... read

ESRB censors the red on Risen 2 box art


Mar 28
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... read

Game Gear games finally rated for 3DS


Feb 02
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... read

ESRB lists PSP games for PlayStation certified devices


Jan 23
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... read

ESRB rating hints at Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet PC


Jan 17
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... read

Apple and Google pass on new ESRB mobile game ratings


Dec 01
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... read

ESRB and CTIA introduce new mobile game rating system


Nov 29
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. ... read

[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... read feature

Battlefield 3: 'For God's sake, there's a nuke in Paris!'


Oct 11
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... read

Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy Origins for PSN, says ESRB


Sep 23
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... read

The DTOID Show: It's our TGS 2011 Wrap-Up!


Sep 20
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... read

ESRB: Skyrim has excessive drinking, heart-whores


Sep 19
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... read

ESRB basically confirms Devil May Cry HD collection


Sep 07
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... read

The DTOID Show: DotA 2, PS Vita, & Dark Souls bird-butts


Aug 16
[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... read

ESRB: Dark Souls has bird-people with buttocks


Aug 15
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... read

No Mega Man Legends 3, but you'll get Dr. Wily's Revenge!


Jul 19
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... read

ESRB: Dead Island has head stomps, bikinis, bloody torsos


Jul 18
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 ... read

Klonoa: Door to Phantomile coming to PS3, PSP


Jul 18
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... read

ESRB confirms Aliens: Infestation


Jul 15
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... read

ESRB: Catherine has topless demons, chainsaw babies


May 31
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... read

ESRB reveals Zelda Universe (Update)


May 27
[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... read

ESRB rates The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360


May 25
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 ... read






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