Video Games

Guide for Video Games

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There is an endless variety of video games, consoles and ways to play them. Some require the user play the game using controllers, while other games can be played using just gestures and body movements. The video game industry has exploded in the last twenty years, and the technology just keeps getting better. The three main console manufacturers are Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. Many video game developers will create games that are designed to work on multiple game platforms so as to market their games to a broader audience. While other franchises are exclusive to specific platforms. There are many genres of games available, from action games to educational games to sports games.

While choosing a video game please check the ratings on the game itself. Buying video games is the same as buying movies. Checking the ratings of the game will ensure that the game is age appropriate for your child. Some games are educational and some are physical which may be inappropriate for some children. Below are the ratings that the software gaming industry has to follow when selling video games.

Ratings for Video Games

The Entertainment Software Rating Board, or ESRB, has created guidelines which are used to rate video games for appropriate ages. These ratings, along with a description for each age range is described in the chart below.

Rating

Age

Description

Early Childhood (EC)

3+

The games contain no inappropriate content

Everyone (E)

6+

May contain minimal cartoon or fantasy violence and occasional mild language

Everyone 10+ (E10+)

10+

May contain cartoon, fantasy, or mild violence, in addition to mild language and suggestive themes

Teen (T)

13+

May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, blood, simulated gambling, and occasional strong language

Mature (M)

17+

May contain intense violence, blood/gore, sexual content, and strong language

Adult Content (AO)

18+

May include longer scenes of intense violence and graphic sexual content and nudity

Rating Pending (RP)

N/A

Placed on promotional material that has not yet received its final rating