Tag Archives: ESRB

Taking Modern Video Game Rating Systems to Task (Opinion)

Avid SEGA/Sonic fan and friend of the site Zealous FoX has never been one to pull punches when it comes to expressing his opinion on gaming. He recently unleashed a righteous tirade targeting modern game rating regimes (both the ESRB and Pegi), and we at The Splintering felt like it was worth posting in its entirety here (with permission, of

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Hypocrisy much? Sony’s “The Last of Us Part II” to feature nudity, sexual situations while third parties get censored

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) recently assigned Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II an M/17+ Rating. While this was completely expected for a violent zombie apocalypse game, the specific content descriptors indicate that The Last of Us Part II will feature both “Sexual Content” and “Nudity”. This may come as a surprise to those who have followed

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ESRB issues rating for “Call of Juarez: Gunslinger” on Nintendo Switch

The ESRB recently posted a new listing for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger on the Nintendo Switch. Originally developed by Techland for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2013 (damn…), Gunslinger is the fourth game in the Call of Juarez series. From the look of the rating, the violence and adult themes all appear to have made the transition to

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Yet another study confirms that video games don’t lead to real-world violence

A University of Oxford study published earlier this year confirms – yet again – that playing violent video games does not lead to real-world violence. Published in The Royal Society, the study is described by Oxford University as “one of the most definitive to date, using a combination of subjective and objective data to measure teen aggression and violence in

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Sony’s censorship policy hits “Devil May Cry 5” on PS4

Sony’s recently implemented policy of censoring third party games on the PlayStation platform has finally come to a triple-A release. Capcom’s long-awaited Devil May Cry 5 was released last week on all platforms, but the game’s day-one patch on PS4 censors a cinematic scene in the game using, you guessed it, lens flare. Keep in mind that there are slight

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