The ESRB has announced a new label for all game ratings that will apply to loot boxes and similar mechanics in all games they apply a rating to. The new classification will apply to all games that include “loot boxes, gacha games, item or card packs, prize wheels, treasure chests, and more.” The new qualifier
Last of Us Part II has just had its rating released by the ESRB this week, and the sequel is not holding back. Naughty Dog already knocked the franchise out of the park with the first game. The sequel will likely ratchet up the entire experience by quite a bit in a few different ways.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare is generating plenty of hype. And a lot of that hype is based around the fact the developers are making an attempt to return to a more realistic take on warfare, but concerns are surfacing over how they intend to tell this story. One thing that the game might well
Some hardcore fans might remember the 2013 release that was the Serious Sam Collection, and it now turns out that the collection of classic shooters is being re-released on the Xbox One and PS4. The Entertainment Software Ratings Board [ESRB] has now released a rating for version of this collection, itself being a reworked port
A listing has appeared on the ESRB website for a new version of NieR: Automata. This new game is listed as NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition, and is slated to release for Windows PC and PlayStation 4. This seems to be a Game of the Year edition of one of 2017’s most popular
Some of you may remember that the ESRB infamously said that video game loot boxes are no different to booster packs in collectible card games. They made that distinction to justify no labeling of loot boxes in games they rated. Now, the ESRB is apparently backpedaling slightly and allowing games to be classified for “in-game
UPDATE: A recent Forbes article has done the legwork on the NCGP. Turns out that suspicions about the groups membership and efficacy were seemingly well-placed. One of the main personalities behind the group is seemingly a 17 year-old with little game industry ties. The NCGP also had no formal tax filings until Tran filed them
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the industry-created ratings group, has declared that it doesn’t see loot boxes as gambling – an important distinction for games. In a statement made to Kotaku, an ESRB spokesperson said: While there’s an element of chance in these mechanics, the player is always guaranteed to receive in-game content (even