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Smartphone Apps Getting Age-Based Rating System
2011-11-30 12:34:50

Mobile applications and games for smartphones and tablets will soon carry the same age-based ratings used by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) since 1994.

2005-07-22 10:30:00

An unprecedented move by major stores to stop selling the blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" over a hidden sex scene will cost its maker millions of dollars in lost sales and ignited a political firestorm by U.S. critics who want a government crackdown.

2005-07-20 21:27:22

By Gina Keating and Kevin Krolicki LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video game ratings board on Wednesday slapped a restrictive "adult" rating on "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" because of sex scenes hidden in the blockbuster game, prompting publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc to warn of a deeper quarterly loss.

2005-07-09 06:40:34

By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts.

2005-07-09 06:35:35

(Corrects headline to say Grand instead of Grant) By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.