Rated T for Teen

From Spyborgs’ ESRB rating page on ESRB.com.

… An unlockable video features a cartoon parody of a Saturday morning commercial in which two fish sing about their plumbing services (e.g., “…if it’s reeking something savage ’cause you’ve eaten too much cabbage…”). The sounds of flatulence and the discharge of excrement can be heard as the camera pans out to the image of an unuseable toilet.

Spyborgs! Buy two!

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Video Game Decency Act

I don’t know for sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, it’s pretty reasonable to penalize people for deceiving a ratings board about the content of a game. On the other hand: The thing that leaves me with a sick feeling in my stomach is that it will be the government penalizing people for deceiving the ratings board.

As it stands right now, the ESRB can leverage fines against the developer/publisher for doing shit like Hot Coffee — but I guess that’s not enough?

Maybe I just don’t like the precedent that it sets. Even … Continue reading