Police commissioner calls for Adults Only game rating
A need to 'protect young minds.'
A need to 'protect young minds.'
It's like the FMV crash never happened.
Relaxes the rules to allow mature content in Europe.
Ratings information has been spotted that indicates the original Crysis will hit consoles.
An Australian attorney is blocking potential changes to the rating systems over fears about the impact of violent games.
Controversial and massively explicit slaughter-em-up Manhunt 2 has finally been given a UK release date more than a year after the game was finished.
Ubisoft has been under siege lately from protesters who object to the 'glorified recruitment tool' called America's Army.
The BBFC has responded to claims that the new ratings systems suggested in the Byron report could cause delays and increased costs.
Microsoft executives have indicated that the changes to UK ratings suggested by the Byron report may make games more expensive.
Electronic Arts has voiced concerns that the new rating systems outlined by the Byron report may cause delays in UK releases.
The island of Singapore has formally introduced a new rating system for games that seems remarkably sensible compared to Western equivalents.
Simon Hill, developer for Outerlight software has just finished reading The Byron Report. As someone clearly affected by any changes that may be made because of the report, Simon has a few things to say, first of which is; Who is to blame?
The government sponsored report into issues surrounding computer games will recommend a film-style rating system.
According to The Guardian, that's just what UK gamers have to look forward to as the government considers new rating systems.
Gordon Brown has spoken about how videogame game violence bothers him and how he things the industry needs to be take more responsibility.
An American study has just been released which shows that almost half of all children trying to buy an M-rated game are able to do so.
The ESRB has stood by the M rating given to the PSP version of Manhunt 2, despite the fact the uncensored content can be unlocked.
Turns out that one of the things which got cut from the retail version of Manhunt 2 is the credits sequence, leaving developers un-thanked.
Not only is there not an official comparison of the Manhunt and Manhunt 2 cut and uncut executions, but a group of Russian hackers has now managed to un-censor the PSP game.
The ESRB has revealed Governor Chris Gregoire as the new Washington spokeswoman to promote awareness.
The new Soldier of Fortune game, subtitled Payback, has been refused classification in Australia due to gross and overly violent content.
Manhunt 2 has faced an uphill battle just to be re-rated in America with a new version, but the Dutch are now stepping in and offering a market for the uncut version.
A new LA Times editorial has sided with gamers in the argument over the California Game Law, calling for The Governator to back down.
The California game law, which would fine retailers $1000 for selling violent games to minors, was recently rejected by US courts. Schwarzenegger isn’t happy and is appealing.
Rockstar Games has officially sought to appeal the BBFC ban on Manhunt 2, the gory game which was the source of much controversy just a few short weeks ago.
The producer of Condemned 2: Bloodshot tells of how the Manhunt 2 controversy has affected the development of his game and how some parts of the game have been cut already.
JT and Take-Two may be feuding again, despite the truce they declared not-so-long-ago.
Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii will have original downloadable titles, called WiiWare, available next year.
Take-Two temporarily suspends plans to distribute Manhunt 2 on any platform following censorship and rating problems.
Nintendo announces that it will not release an AO rated title. Sony agrees.
The ESRB has given a preliminary Adults Only rating to both versions of Manhunt 2 in America.
Halo 2 Vista, which PC owners have been waiting for for over two and a half years now, has been delayed again due to nudity accidentally appearing.
The British Board of Film Classification has released a report studying the attitudes of Britains gaming communities
A lot of controversy swirls around the gaming industry when it comes to rating its content. Why do they do it? Who rates the games? And what are the legal obligations? We take a look at the ratings in the US, EU, and UK and start to sort some fact from fiction.
A US Representative has proposed legislation for the FTC to watch over the ESRB and choose its rating standards.
It seems that Hot Coffee is proving impossible to mop up for the game's publisher, with a new lawsuit threatening more cash.
Will Wright showed us his latest game, Spore, last week. We grabbed the pictures, took note of what he said, and now bring Will's presentation to you by virtue of the medium of the internet. Spore is incredible.
Modders have hacked apart Elder Scrolls Oblivion and added in some nudity. The ESRB responds by upping its retail rating to mature. The right move, or worrisome for the meddling modders?
As graphics become increasingly realistic, the line between the game world and the real world becomes blurred. We examine the ethics of sex and violence in games and their impact on today's society.