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ESRB Ratings Alternative announced

by: Chuck -
More On: EIC Ramblings
With all the heat the ESRB has taken over the last 8 months or so it was only a matter of time before someone tried to weasel their way into the action as an alternative to their ratings.  Next Generation has an article up about MDC corporations new traffic light system which rates game content based on their profanity, sexuality, and violence.  It sounds like an OK system but it still does not seem as descriptive or useful as the one that the ESRB provides (is it that hard to read folks?).  I would hazard to guess that we'll some changes from the ESRB in the coming year but it's more than likely going to deal with how they rate the games (including a large scope of reviewers) that actually play through portions of the game rather than just watching video of the game.
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