Consumers can learn more about the ESRB
rating system and conduct customized ratings searches by visiting the ESRB
More than two thirds of parents (68%) believe the ESRB
ratings system is effective in helping them determine whether a specific game is appropriate for their child.
The Movies for Windows PC has been rated "T" ("Teen" - Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, Violence) by the ESRB
While the ESRB
rating system is a valuable tool it doesn't accommodate the subtleties of each parent's personal preferences for their child.
The M (Mature) rating is assigned by the ESRB
to indicate that a game may be suitable for ages 17 and older.
Buzztime's Memory and Hexagone received the 'E for Everyone' rating from the ESRB
in July 2003.
Vance added that the ESRB
consulted numerous child development experts and academicians in creating the E10+ category and found broad agreement with its introduction and the theory underlying it.
As part of its regulatory role for the video game industry the ESRB
also enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices under its Privacy Online program.
In 2008 the ESRB
began offering rating summaries, a supplementary source of information that gives parents a detailed yet brief and straightforward description of exactly the kind of content they would want to know about when choosing a game for their child, including specific examples.
TRIP BEAT Demo Publisher: Aksys Games Players: 1-4 ESRB
Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 0 Wii Points Description: BIT.
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR); CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent; and ESRB
President Patricia Vance.
The app offers fast access to ESRB
rating information for over 20,000 titles by just saying or typing the name of the game, or taking a photo of the game box.