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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How do game updates affect their ESRB rating and labels?

The ESRB has recently introduced new labels In-Game Purchases and In-Game Purchases (Includes Random Items). I think this is a move in the right direction, as it provides a warning label for gambling ...
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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 ...