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    11:30 AM on 01.16.2015

    Hotline Miami dev suggests piracy as an alternative to Australia 'ban'

    Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games' forthcoming title Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number made headlines yesterday after the Australian Classification Board made the decision to refuse the game classification, effectivel...

    Rob Morrow

    12:45 PM on 12.03.2014

    Looks like Resogun is also coming to PS3

    Housemarque's arcade shooter Resogun was the first PlayStation 4 game I played and, a year later, I still think that was the right choice; someone had to save those humans and it might as well have been me. Did they all survi...

    Jordan Devore

    11:30 AM on 09.03.2014

    Facebook games shut down in South Korea

    Last week, South Korea's ratings authority pulled the plug on Facebook games in the country, effectively disabling everything from Candy Crush Saga to FarmVille until they receive an official GRAC rating. The move reportedly ...

    Kyle MacGregor

    5:00 PM on 03.03.2014

    ERSB says Watch Dogs has nudity and drunkenness

    Reading ERSB rating information summaries is always a dryly humorous experience; the folks over at the Examiner have dug up the rating information on Ubisoft's much-delayed Watch Dogs and it makes for some interesting reading...

    Alasdair Duncan

    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

    4:00 PM on 12.22.2013

    Anal probes and abortion kept South Park from AU rating

    Over at IGN, three reports have been obtained detailing the difficulties Ubisoft had with securing a ratings classification for South Park: The Stick of Truth by the Australian Classifications Board, before finally ...

    Wesley Ruscher

    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

    12:30 PM on 06.26.2013

    State of Decay refused classification in Australia

    The Australian Classification Board has refused to classify open-world zombie survival title State of Decay which means, regrettably, the Xbox Live Arcade game cannot be sold in the region in its current form. "We'v...

    Jordan Devore

    1:00 PM on 06.25.2013

    Saints Row IV refused classification in Australia

    [Update: Kotaku has obtained a report from the Classification Board which spells out the specifics of the decision -- an Alien Anal Probe weapon and "alien narcotics" -- and led to this fine sentence: "In the Board’s op...

    Jordan Devore

    3:15 PM on 03.04.2013

    Listing for 'modified' Deus Ex: Human Revolution spotted

    An Australian Classification Board listing for a "modified" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution was spotted recently, possibly pointing to either a new edition with downloadable content packed in or, as suggested by CVG, a W...

    Jordan Devore

    8:00 PM on 02.28.2013

    Atelier Totori Plus gets R18+ rating in Australia

    Obviously the Atelier series of RPGs isn't for everyone, these adorable tales of magical anime heroines a few steps removed from the "burly men with assault rifles" narrative most gamers are familiar with. That being said, th...

    Vito Gesualdi

    1:00 AM on 01.11.2013

    Ninja Gaiden 3: RE is Australia's first game rated R18+

    It was a good day when Australia's R18+ rating was passed for videogames, paving the way for adults to purchase games that might have previously either been edited for content or refused classification. Of all the games that ...

    Jordan Devore

    11:30 AM on 04.30.2012

    Rayman rated for the 3DS Virtual Console

    Nintendo Life is reporting that Rayman has just been rated by PEGI for the 3DS Virtual Console. But this isn't your regular ol' Rayman; this is the Game Boy Color version of the game, which oddly mixes both Rayman 1 and 2 int...

    Chris Carter

    10:00 AM on 02.04.2012

    Rep. William Fourkiller: The dumbest man in Oklahoma?

    I know three things about Oklahoma. It's the name of a musical, it's a state in a country across the pond and now it's somewhere that needs to be protected from the evils of videogame violence! Oklahoma shit eater lawmaker, S...

    Fraser Brown

    10:00 AM on 11.29.2011

    ESRB and CTIA introduce new mobile game rating system

    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. ...

    Dale North

    12:30 PM on 10.12.2011

    Australian ratings for mobile, online games put on hold

    Way back in the heady days of 2009, the idea of mobile games' being classified in Australia reared its head. In 2011, the possibility of ratings for mobile and online games is becoming very real. But today, the Federal Minist...

    David Rayfield