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Super Mario Galaxy

The ESRB has rated Super Mario Galaxy for Wii U

If an ESRB rating found by Nintendo Life is to be believed, it looks like Super Mario Galaxy is coming to the Wii U. Don't get too excited, because it's more than likely that this won’t be a remake or an HD remastering. If it was, it ...

 
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Tron

If nothing else, I want to hear Tron: Escape's soundtrack

A listing for a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC game called Tron: Escape has surfaced on Brazil's rating system website. Could this be the project Giorgio Moroder referenced back in February? "We have about five themes, electronic stuff and...

 
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Brothers

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons looks set to wander to current consoles

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons was an emotional, memorable journey when it released two years ago. In fact, the twin-stick puzzler took a lot of people by surprise. As it turns out, it looks as if players will get to relive that expedition (...

 
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Hotline Miami 2

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, effectively banning ...

 
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Resogun

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 survive? Well, no, b...

 
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Facebook games

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 comes as a resp...

 
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Watch_Dogs

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. As one could ...

 
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Metal Gear Solid

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 Violence" content ...

 
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Stick of Truth

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 receiving an R1...

 
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ESRB

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 ever-so-slight ...

 
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Ratings board

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've run afoul of ...

 
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Saints Row

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 opinion, a weapon...

 
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Deus Ex

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 Wii U version of...

 
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R18+

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, though the games ...

 
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Razor's Edge

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 could have been...

 
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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 into a tiny bite-s...

 
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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, State Representa...

 
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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. Six mobile stor...

 
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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 Minister for Home Aff...

 
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Bionic Commando rated by Australian Classification Board

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 part of a great...

 
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PEGI ratings portrayed by silly fake videogame

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 subject have been...

 
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Australia's R18+ rating comes ever closer

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 system into the 21s...

 
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I Am Alive rating reminds us that the game is coming

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 Classification ...

 
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Very few games are M-rated, but they take all the glory

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 E10+ and teen ...

 
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Australia to finally get an R18+ rating

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 their grubby hand...

 
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GTA: Vice City to get a re-release?

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 says that the ...

 
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OFLC lists Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

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 indication -- ...

 
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Most Australians want a R18+ rating

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 59,678 peo...

 
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OFLC gets sneaky, rates EA title 'Project Red'

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 Red." The title ...

 
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PEGI, now the only ratings game in town

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. The BBFC and ...

 

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whatsacow

Beat the dancer of the boreal valley at level Suffice to say, i am a fucking god! Either that or ive spent way too much time with this game and really need to get back to

 
gajknight

Beat the first boss of I can safely say, this game could turn out to be something real I got a few gripes that Ill highlight in the comments but I could still play it with no changes fairly

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I made a small change to the length of the table, and I realize I didnt show the finished white shirt version, so here it is! Thanks for all your feedback and help, everyone!

 
Sr Churros

Godammit, Jake Kaufmans music is so awesome! This game has beeen pure ear joy so

 
Luca Blight

I was watching my brother trying to beat the nameless king numbers of tries then I played Fist of the North Star opening and he whooped his

 
Megas75

I havent went online with the Master Chief Collection Is the online still fucked or did they ever fix it?

 
OverlordZetta

My head is pounding and it wont be tonight until Why must it be this way?

 
FakePlasticTree

Yus! Physical copy of God Already own it on PSN but nothing beats having a physical copy Also wanted the first Bayonetta on Wanted to play it

 
Zer0t0nin

I cant even say why, but there is something incredibly soothing about Mid-90s Rave

 
iam16bit

Ok so this morning I showed my Street Fighter cover to my teachers and they really liked it but suggested putting in more shadows and showing energy coming from the They also suggested bringing Akuma down a bit to leave space for a

 
guitarvillain

Crom, grant me

 
Pixie The Fairy

I hope Axiom Verge for Vita has a patch coming because the occasional action-halting hiccups are a bit Ive seen some slowdown, too, but my brain rationalizes that as it trying to be an NES

 
Nathan D

*sees a quarter on the ground with tails side up* Ooh, a quarter! Wait, does tails side up being unlucky only apply to pennies? Oh god, should I pick it up?

 
OverlordZetta

Hey, Pokemon trainers! The Zygarde, Shiny Yveltal, and Shiny Xerneas events are a May event it looks like! Zygarde is this week and a little extra and the other two will follow that in the Check your country for specifics!

 
Gundy

I love me some dill

 
Fuzunga

This is already worth at least $60, which is double what I paid for Along with my three (PS4, Vita, DOS) copies of Retro City Rampage, Im going to be rich

 
Luca Blight

Is it weird to not care for Devil May Cry 1 but absolutely love the 3rd Maybe it was the mood I was

 
RiffRaff

Star Fox tip: Well, I just discovered that if you plug your headphones directly into the gamepad, all of the audio is routed through the Not optimal for fixing the fixing the audio, but a lot better than the shit quality of the gamepad

 
Confuseddalek

Im having more fun playing Shantae than I ever was with Dark YEAH I SAID IT

 
iam16bit

Also Nintendo posted the full Squid Sisters concert on

 
gajknight

That feeling when youre about to settle down with a nice cup of tea when your mum asks you to go out and get some fish and

 
Dreggsao

I just finished the singleplayer of Battlefield 4 (playing the last mission 3 times for MP unlocks) and it was comically Still leagues better than the BF3

 
OrochiLeona

Jeez, still months to

 
Rico the Penguin

I might quantify the covenant item drop rates into values of # of Brooklyn 99 Thus far its looking like the Darkmoon items drop at a rate of to 1 B99 Once all 3 seasons are done Im not sure what to

 
Torchman

Menu setup on super robot wars z3 is much nicer than the first Not even referring to a translation guide due to how much easier it is

 
iam16bit

Saw this trending on Facebook, 30 animators got together and recreated the opening of Super Smash

 
Nathan D

Anyone remember that show MXC?

 
Scrustle

Not having a great time with DS3 Stuck right at the start of Irithyll against enemies who are just too damn Ive resorted to summoning help, but everyone is either just as bad as me, or I get invaded at the same

 
WryGuy

Is it weird that this is the missing link that makes me want to buy Amiibo? For the most part theyre just shelf-items anyway, so this just helps them play the role

 

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