ESRB apologizes, replaces Dead or Alive Paradise description

By Stephany Nunneley
4 February 2010 18:10 GMT


The ESRB has apologized over the “creepy voyeurism” description it gave to Dead or Alive Paradise yesterday, calling it a posting “error” and subsequently replaced the bit with a more impartial one.

Here’s the blurb (via GamePolitics):

The rating summary for Dead or Alive Paradise was posted to our website in error, and we have since replaced that version with the corrected one. We recognize that the initial version improperly contained subjective language and that issue has been addressed.

Our intention with rating summaries is to provide useful, detailed descriptions of game content that are as objective and informative as possible. However they are ultimately written by people and, in this case, we mistakenly posted a rating summary that included what some could rightfully take to be subjective statements.

We sincerely regret the error and will work to prevent this from happening again in the future.

Granted, the ESRB’s has to remain objective when describing a game, but we honestly thought the original description was rather hilarious – more so that usual.

But, a body such as the ESRB has to maintain an unbiased, outside view of the subject matter it’s rating, and yesterday’s posting was anything but impartial.

Dead or Alive Paradise hits PSP on April 2.

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