ESRB comes to phone games; but not Droid or iPhone

People play video games on phones other than the Droid and the iPhone. Yes, we know its crazy, but ’tis truth! And those are the games that will now be rated by the ESRB. AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless have all agreed to use the ESRB rating system for their mobile games. In addition, Microsoft has also signed off on the agreement, thus meaning that al...

Brendan O’Connor introduces proposed classification guidelines

In what many see as a positive move forwards regarding updating Australias archaic classification laws, proposed guidelines have been put forward for the introduction of an R18+ rating on games. The video game industry welcomed the proposal which was released today by The Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor. Currently Australian classification laws only permit a MA15+ rating on games, much ...

Batman: Arkham City Given a “T” by the ESRB…

Well, it looks as if those under 17 will have no problem picking the highly anticipated Arkham City when it hits stores on October 18th, as the game has now been granted a “T” rating by the ESRB. This rating isn’t really a shocker though, as the same rating was given to Arkham Asylum when it released in 2009. Bloodstains, cleavage, and apparently a drunk chick who hates her class...

Demo For Sonic Generations Rated by Australian Classifications Board

Talk about getting something done early. While Sonic Generations doesn’t even release until “Holiday” of this year, the Australian Classifications Board have already rated the demo for the game many months in advance. Of course a “G” rating was given for the new Sonic title, but the rating really isn’t the story here. Demos for any title usually do not start to ...

Chrono Trigger gets rated for the PS3 and PSP

Say what you want about the current JRPG market but one thing will never change. And that is that Chrono Trigger is arguably one of the RPG games ever created by Square Enix. Unfortunately due to the fact that the game was released so long ago the only way to play it on your TV is through a Super Nintendo and if you don’t already own a cartridge of Chrono Trigger for the SNES then you will n...

Hydrophobia Prophecy outed by Australian ratings board

Hydrophobia was a game that saw rather mild reception from the gaming community with middling reviews that hardly placed the game in a stellar light. Dark Energy Digital, the studio that developed the game, didn’t help matters by exploding at websites that criticized their game but tried to make some changes to the game to help make it more player friendly. Despite Hydrophobia’s lukewa...

Politician calls for 18+ ratings; would it work?

  In a bid to push for an 18+ rating for video games in Australia, Federal Minister for Home Affairs Brendan OConnor has compiled a table of games comparing their ratings across various countries. Many games on the list such as Borderlands, Bulletstorm, Duke Nukem Forever and WET to name just a few, were rated M15+ in Australia while being adults only (17-18+) across Europe, US, Canada and NZ...

Mortal Kombat gets R18 rating in New Zealand

Despite the fact that the latest installment to the Mortal Kombat series was banned from release in Australia due to the fact that it was denied classification, Australia’s next door neighbor New Zealand isn’t quite as blood shy. The countries rating board which is called the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) has released their rating today and has given the supposedl...

Australian Ratings board Bans Mortal Kombat…

It is yet another sad day for Aussie gamers everywhere, as the new heavily anticipated return of Mortal Kombat has officially been canned by the Australian Government’s ratings board for receiving a rating of R18+. If you remember, the ratings board for the country has made it extremely tough to release titles with adult content. The Classification system is known to be outdated and many off...

Dementium 2 – DS review

Game Name: Dementium 2 Platforms: Nintendo DS Publisher(s): SouthPeak Games Developer(s): Renegade Kid Genre(s): Survival Horror Release Date: May 4, 2010 Price: $29.99 Website: http://www.dementium.com Story Dementium 2 is the sequel to Renegade Kid’s Dementium: The Ward. It is a sequel but it doesn’t follow directly after the first game and has its own story and characters. You play as William R...

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