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It must be hard for publishers trying to keep a lid on certain upcoming releases when, a lot of the time, the game is simply dropped into the public consciousness via classification rating. Or perhaps these regular leaks are ...
This one almost slipped by us, but if you ask me, shirtless mustachioed not-Marios are a timeless commodity. To help parents make appropriate, informed buying decisions when it comes to games, a few short videos about the su...
I know, I know; the long-running saga of the R18+ rating in Australia has had more false dawns than I care to remember -- but it looks like there has finally been an agreement reached to bring Australian's classification syst...
Surely I'm not the only one who forgot I Am Alive was still in existence? We've heard nothing about it from Ubisoft in recent months, which wouldn't be such a big deal had E3 not just taken place. A listing on the Australian ...
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has just posted the ratings breakdown of games published in 2010. As you can see in the chart above, a little more than half of all games received the all-ages rating, while games rated...
Time to bust into a celebratory performance of Waltzing Matilda, Australia. It appears that you will finally, finally be getting an adults-only rating for your videogames. This will end years of children being able to get th...
This one isn't super solid, but a rating from a classification board is a bit better than a rumor. Kind of. The Australian Classification Board had a listing for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City pop up yesterday. In the listing it...
The concept of a multiplayer-focused Castlevania game proved to be difficult for a lot of you to accept when rumors of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair started circulating. But, if the OFLC's recent listing for the game is any...
Crikey and other stereotypical Australian things to say! It looks like most Australians actually want to play mature games. Who knew!? After a recent poll of public opinion conducted by the Australian government 98 percent of...
The OFLC and Electronic Arts sure are getting sneaky, listing unannounced titles using codenames, leaving us grasping at speculative straws.Australia's ratings board recently filed a rating for the mega-publisher's "Project R...
In the United Kingdom, the Pan-European Game Information, or PEGI, is going to be the only game in town. A bill passed Parliament yesterday that would make PEGI the one and only games classification system for games in the UK...
EB Games of Australia wants to fight the good fight! The company is supporting the campaign for introducing an R18+ classification for videogames in Australia. All 364 EB Games stores in the country are throwing up signs like...
Last week we informed you that the FCC was planning to recommend a possible unified rating system for gaming, television and cell phones. This system was being looked into after a report was to be given on Aug. 31. It's now p...