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T, the lost game rating

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 2:34pm

TheMostManlyMan

TheMostManlyMan

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you may not have noticed, but i seems to me anyway that games are no longer being rated T. everything is either E, E10+ or M, when was the last time you saw a T rated game advertised? has ESRB just forgotten about that rating, i think i've seen one new game rated T in the last few months.
tell me your thoughts should i have not already extracted them

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 3:09pm

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

2,917 posts

T stands for teen right? i really dont know because ive never used to look at the rating. i always liked games that children can also play. my guess would be that M mostly refers to really gorry or sexual games while T (used to be) referrs to violence. and if that is correct then maybe back then a certain level of violence was rated as T but now its rated for children.

i think its a smart move in money terms

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 3:24pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,208 posts

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It's there, I promise.

Perhaps you're looking in the wrong place. Maybe you're looking only at the popular, sponsored, millions-of-plays games that appear in commercials and such. There are so many awesome games out there which the majority sticks their nose up at and forget.

In response to thebluerabbit, any game which has violence, language, mild sexual dialogue/content, mild/animated blood, or use of alcohol will be given the Teen rating. Anything that is stronger than that will be given Mature.

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 3:30pm

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

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yes but what i meant is the level of violence. you pretty much dont have a game without ANY form of violence and thats subjective. i think that one of the ds zelda games (phantom hourglass maybe?) was rated 12+ because of violence...

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 3:36pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

yes but what i meant is the level of violence. you pretty much dont have a game without ANY form of violence and thats subjective. i think that one of the ds zelda games (phantom hourglass maybe?) was rated 12+ because of violence...

Punching = T
Disembowling = M

If you see guts, it's M. If you see a bloody nose, it's T.

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 3:44pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

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Hell, MARIO has violence; how philosophical you get determines the severity of Mario's crimes. A teen game without violence might as well be something that's not action, adventure, strategy, misc, arcade, or anything involving a sprite in motion. Might as well be a puzzle game with tavern ladies.

Closest you can get to a Teen rated game with negligible violence is the Phoenix Wright series, but even then what constitutes violence/blood is only rendered.

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 4:00pm

582944114

582944114

113 posts

True enough, very rarely do I ever see a game rated T anymore.

I pretty much forgot about it completely and it took a minute for it to register when I saw this thread.

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 5:55pm

Bluydee

Bluydee

699 posts

Mario goes, crushes walking mushroom heads, throws his archenemy into lava and once burned to bones, breaks the shells of turtles, and is beloved by his kingdom for his murdering tendencies.

He deserves a M rating.

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 8:32pm

ironblade41

ironblade41

523 posts

I seriously think it's all about how the characters in the game look. SSBB characters were more realistic looking, but the violence was no different, except it was less intense. The game really should have been E10+. There was ONE drop of blood in the whole game. Besides, the TINY BIT of blood was at the very end of Story Mode, so anyone that wasn't an experienced gamer (that's not a teen) couldn't get to it.

 

Posted Oct 21, '12 at 9:06pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,520 posts

Im pretty sure that the batman series of games are teen. not positive. I know force unleashed is. 2 pretty big names.

 
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