ESRB offers parental guidance widget

Wednesday, 2nd April 2008 08:09 GMT By Patrick Garratt

The ESRB has released a new search widget that enables parents to check a game’s rating before they buy.

The widget is free and is available in English, French and Spanish.

“Our single most important message to consumers, particularly to parents, is that they should always check a game’s ESRB rating when considering a purchase or rental for their children,” ESRB president Patricia Vance said.

“Parents are hungry for this information, and research shows that three-quarters of parents regularly check ESRB ratings when making purchase or rental decisions about which games to bring home. Our ratings search widget makes checking the rating that much more convenient.”

To get the widget go here and click the link at the bottom of the page.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Blerk

    Why don’t they just, like, look at the rating on the box? Before they buy it?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    That would involve leaving the house.

    *taps nose*

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    You mean there’s more?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Blerk

    You can see the box online! The outside world can retain its mystery should you so wish.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. morriss

    Outside what?! Now you’re confusing me.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    The “outside world”. It’s like GTA but with fewer consequences for killing hookers.

    #6 7 years ago

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