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Former ESRB employee backlashes

Category: Gaming, General News
Posted: March 8, 2008 05:40PM
Author: Andrewr05


Shacknews - Jerry Bonner a former employee of ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board)has come out with a harsh review of what goes on behind the scenes. He thinks that the ESRB should reevaluate the current system on which it rates it games. Bonner believes that the current "T for Teen" rating should be split up into T13 and T16. Bonner also believes that the AO (Adults Only) rating should be eliminated and that the current M (Mature) rating should be changed from 17 to 18 plus which would negate the necessity for the AO rating. Bonner goes on to critique the way the games themselves are tested stating that quite often videos of the games were shown and that it was quite uncommon for them to actually play the games they would be rating. He has also said that on multiple occasions ESRB has without knowledge to the raters increased or decreased their ratings on titles and has modified descriptions of some content on titles to skew their views.

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