ESRB offers new E10+ game rating

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) on Wednesday introduced a new video game rating category -- E10+. The new rating has been developed to help consumers more easily differentiate between games that have content appropriate for the whole family and games that are suitable for ages 10 and over, according to a statement from the organization.
Source: MacCentral

So now there is a stop gap between a 10 year old and a 13 year old, where the Teen rating kicks in. This new E10+ rating is good because Everyone is for kids 6 years and older. E10+ fits in the right spot in the middle of Everyone and Teen. I just hope that parents actually take note of this change. So what is the difference between E10+ and Teen you may ask? I am so glad you did:

Titles rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language, and/or minimal suggestive themes.
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood and/or infrequent use of strong language.
Source: ESRB.com

So E10+ has less drugs, sex, and violence then Teen does. Everyone just has "minimal" drugs, sex, and volence. Clear as pea soup to be sure. Regardless, kudos to the ESRB.

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