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Max Payne 1 and 2 rumoured for XBLA

The first and second Max Payne games have been rated for Xbox 360 by the ERSB, as you can see here and here. This would probably suggest they’re going to get XBLA releases. Maybe. Given the fact the third title’s now been announced for a winter release, this isn’t the stupidest idea in the world. […]

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Ersb headlines

  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 gets ERSB rating

    NeoGAF members have discovered that Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 has received an ERSB rating for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The natural assumption is that the arcade fighter will soon be making an appearance on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, but nothing is concrete just yet. Thanks, Kotaku. By Mike Bowden

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  • ERSB to stem game announce leaks from its site

    According to this Next-Gen piece, the ERSB is to stop posting up information of unannounced games its rated on its website. Apparently, the body’s to include a new field in its online submission form for publishers to give a date as to when they want certain information from their products heading into the public domain. […]

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  • ESRB offers parental guidance widget

    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 […]

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  • ERSB raters don't play the games, says whistle blower

    According to this, ERSB raters don’t play the games they’re supposed to be rating. The news comes from an article in EGM, where ex-ERSB tester Jerry Bonner made recommendations on the process of rating games after he left the organisation. “The ESRB’s current pool of fulltime raters… does not actually play the games that they […]

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  • M-rated games drop from 8% to 6% of US market

    In this letter from US ratings organisation the ERSB, president Patricia Vance shows that last year 94 percent of all rated games were pitched at the age of 13 or younger, with mature games accounted for only 6 percent of the market, down from 8 percent the previous year. Ratings in general had risen by […]

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