ESRB Adds New Ratings System For Downloaded Games

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the non-profit self-regulatory body for the video game industry, today announced a streamlined, no-cost service for assigning ratings to all digitally delivered games. ESRB’s new ‘Digital Rating Service’ utilizes a brief but detailed online questionnaire to assess not only a product’s content and age-appropriateness, but also interactive elements, including the sharing of personal information or physical location and exposure to unfiltered user-generated content. This newly streamlined service will first be put into use for downloadable games available from a number of computer and video game platforms including Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, … Continue reading ESRB Adds New Ratings System For Downloaded Games

Elite Services For Black Ops II Will Be Free

With the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II less than 40 days away, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that all of its Call of Duty Elite service features for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be free when the blockbuster game hits worldwide on November 13. With Call of Duty Elite free for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, both new and veteran Call of Duty Elite members alike will be able to enjoy the full range of Call of Duty Elite’s robust service and features integrated … Continue reading Elite Services For Black Ops II Will Be Free

NBA 2K13 Sets Sales Record

2K Sports today announced franchise record-setting sales of NBA 2K13, the latest iteration in the top-selling and top-rated basketball simulation series. In its first week of sales, NBA 2K13 sold-through 49 percent more copies than the franchise’s previous fastest-seller, NBA 2K11. This record-shattering growth is due in part to the expanding global popularity of the NBA 2K brand, which accounted for a 66 percent increase in international sales as compared with NBA 2K11. Fans have flocked online to experience NBA 2K13 action with their friends, and the number of online users has more than doubled from last year’s NBA 2K12. … Continue reading NBA 2K13 Sets Sales Record

Game Party Champions Announced For Wii U

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Game Party Champions, a challenging game of skill launching exclusively for Wii U this holiday season. The latest iteration of the hugely successful Game Party franchise, the game offers players new ways to compete in arcade, sports and party games. With the Wii U GamePad, intuitive motions control the gameplay giving players of all skill levels a fun experience. Rendered in eye-catching HD graphics, the game lets players can compete in classic games such as ping pong and skill ball, and modern favorites such as table hockey and hoop shoot. ‘Developed specifically for Wii U, … Continue reading Game Party Champions Announced For Wii U

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