Questions tagged [esrb]

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a non-profit, self-regulatory body that assigns age and content ratings for video games and mobile applications so parents can make informed choices.

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Ratings with Lootboxes [closed]

As Lootboxes are a virtual form of gambling I find it odd not complying with laws in the U.S.A. Normally in the U.S. you have to be at least 21 to be able to gamble (virtual or otherwise). How do ...
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Why does LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars have different ESRB ratings between the DS and 3DS?

What's the deal regarding ESRB ratings of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars in the DS and 3DS formats? I ask, because I need an explanation that can get this game past a picky mom of a <10 kid. ...
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Why doesn't ESRB rate online games?

Take a game like GTA IV. Why don't they give the same rating for playing on-line? The online play is as violent as the offline play. I could understand a lower rating if you can't visit prostitutes ...
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Is an age gate required on sites for M- or AO-rated games?

As given in the title, is an age gate required on sites for M- or AO-rated games? I am not sure, but it appears that the ESRB requires it. Am I correct?
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What parts of the content rating apply to skirmish/multiplayer?

I'm what most would consider a "sensitive" fellow, enough that I don't plan on playing SC2's campaign should I decide to buy it. What portions of the ESRB content rating apply to the skirmish and ...