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ESRB and PEGI Don’t Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling

Lootboxes are becoming increasingly popular in our AAA titles, with Forza Motorsport 7, Shadow of War, and Star Wars Battlefront II among latest offenders. Some North American gamers have asked the Entertainment…

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Limited Run Games Now Required To Put ESRB Ratings on Boxes

If there’s a major bonus to the appeal of Limited Run Games’ physical cases of video games, it’s that they’re not adorned with excessive logos and symbols that distract from…

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Infamous FMV Game Night Trap Getting a 25th Anniversary Re-release

Night Trap, the infamous Sega FMV game that was used as a catalyst for the creation of the ESRB, is getting a limited 25th anniversary re-release. The game, originally released…

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Yakuza 0 Will Have All Gameplay Features From The Japanese Version

The upcoming action-adventure title Yakuza 0 has just received its rating from the ESRB. The game is a prequel in the long running Yakuza series, revolving around, you guessed it,…

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[UPDATED] MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death Refused Classification in Australia

Update – June 23rd: Idea Factory International has confirmed that the title will simply not come to Australia, instead of re-submitting an edited version of the title. They also revealed that…

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ESA Releases 2016 Essential Facts Report

The Entertainment Software Association has released their 2016 “Essential Facts” report that covers sales, demographics, and usage data about the computer and video game industry. The report is based on…

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Far Cry Primal Gets An M Rating from the ESRB

Far Cry Primal has been rated M by the ESRB according to the game’s entry on the ESRB website. Far Cry Primal had its world premiere at The Game Awards 2015. The…

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Fallout 4 Rated By The ESRB, Lacking Sexual Content

Fallout 4‘s release date is fast approaching, and the ESRB has checked in with Bethesda’s latest release to give their rating for the title as is customary. It will be…

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Halo 5 Receives T-Rating, A Series First

Halo 5: Guardians received a Teen (T) rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), a first in the massively popular sci-fi series. In fact, before Halo 5, not a…

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New Terms of Service on Twitch ban Adult-Only Rated Games

Twitch announced earlier today on their blog an update to their rules of conduct regarding Twitch related services. The changes made have to do with games specifically meeting the ESRB’s…