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2014-08-11 12:31:06

Original release sold almost 1 million copies despite being the subject of Senate hearings on violence in video games and getting pulled off retail shelves SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of the classic video game "Night Trap" have spoken and the game's creators have listened. The original producers of "Night Trap" have launched a $330,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund the re-release of the popular and controversial video game. The producers intend to upgrade the...

2014-04-28 08:36:57

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TIGA urges PEGI to review its prices to help indies TIGA, the network for game developers and digital publishers, has written an open letter to PEGI, the European game content rating system, calling for urgent reform of its pricing policy, which charges small games businesses unreasonably high and repetitious fees. TIGA has acted in response to complaints from its members about PEGI's pricing policy. At present, PEGI's...

Microsoft Europe Reverses Adult Game Restrictions For Windows 8
2012-10-29 15:11:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Gamers are often early adopters when Windows puts out a new operating system. The new OS often brings with it faster speeds, enhanced graphics and richer sound; all the elements that make for better gameplay. A ban on games with a mature rating in the European Windows 8 store may have discouraged gamers from upgrading PCs, tablets and other devices. That is, until Microsoft decided to lift the ban and allow games such as...

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. The app ratings will include symbols like "E" for "Everyone" and "T" for "Teen" or suitable for ages 13 and up. ESRB President Patricia Vance said that the ratings also include descriptors detailing whether an app shares personal information or user-generated content. “Our rating system for computer and video...

2011-11-28 14:00:00

In 2008, the ESRB began offering a supplemental source of information called rating summaries, which provide brief but detailed description of exactly the type of content that is in a game, including specific examples. The mobile app powered by MeMeMeâs technology makes it possible, for the first time, for shoppers to obtain the ratings information that they need while in the store and to search ESRBâs entire database of rated games, including rating summaries for...


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