Tag: esrb

Culture Clash: With Teeth

This month’s IGDA Culture Clash article calls for a reform of the ESRB rating system. Amongst Sakey’s reccommendations are: Don’t hold publishers responsible for the actions of modders Don’t re-rate games so quickly Content descriptors should be more prominent than the ratings Don’t separate sex and violence Enforce the ratings Enforce policy wisely In other words, “demonstrate that the industry…

Madness! Madness, I Say!

Politicians are insane. They get in an uproar over non-pornographic depictions of consentual sex between adults, and yet they don’t react with as much fervour to depictions of violent crime in all sorts of media. Game Girl Advance puts the Hot Coffee scandal (and now the brewing Sims hoopla — no pun intended!) into perspective (N.B. — The ages listed…