Dec 19, 2009
There are many, many weird and wonderful iPhone Apps. Some are informative, some entertaining, and some are something altogether different. I like to think that this one falls somewhere – if tentatively – in the former.
I have to admit, I’ve never stood in GAME turning a game over in my hands, desperately wishing I’d checked the ESRB rating of a game before I came out. 1) I’m not in the States, 2) I don’t really care and 3) . . . well, it’s right there on the box, dude. That said, as a parent sometimes it’s useful to know what’s led to the rating decision. So whilst I might not be overly concerned myself, when it comes to buying games for my child or others, it might be helpful to know why a title like FairyTale Fights came out with a Mature (which I seriously don’t consider to be a mature gaming experience, fyi), whilst Mini Ninjas was seen fit for Everyone.
The ESRB App can be downloaded for free right now from the iTunes store.
Oh this actually looks like a useful app! Considering, I’m not yet old enough to buy rated M games. (You have to be 17+) And where I buy games they actually CARD people for their ID in order to buy games. So unless I have a parent or guardian present, I can only buy rate T games or lower. Oh, the restrictions of being a minor…to bad I don’t actually own and iPhone. :|