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Criminal Girls 2 denied rating (and release) in Germany

The sexual-punishment-themed Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors jumped some hurdles in its localization for a western audience that included, "redrawn art, terminology changes, no native language dialogue, and no motivation scene dialogue." Th...   read

 
 
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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 spotted on Korean ratings board

I will spread the good word of Pac-Man Championship Edition and its ilk for as long as I can type (these fingers aren't arthritic yet!). It is a modern classic -- truly one of the best arcade games I've played, new or old -- and I say that ...   read

 
 
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MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death

MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death denied Australian classification

The Australian Classification Board has refused to give a rating to MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death. According to the Australian Classification Board (via Kotaku), the game has been refused classification because it depicts “matters of sex, ...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 (...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 


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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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