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Abbreviation for Entertainment Software Rating Board.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory body for
the interactive entertainment software industry
established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB
independently applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and
online privacy principles adopted by the
computer and video game industry. Since 1994 the
ESRB has rated more than 10,000 games and 400 online games.
ESRB Rating Guide:
- EC - Early Childhood have content that may be suitable for ages 3
and older. Contains no material that parents would find inappropriate.
- T - Teen have content that may be suitable for persons ages 13
and older. May contain violent content, mild or strong language, and/or
- AO - Adults Only have content suitable only for adults. Titles in
this category may include graphic depictions of sex and/or violence. Adult
Only products are not intended for persons under the age of 18.
- E - Everyone have content that may be suitable for persons ages 6
and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal violence, some comic
mischief and/or mild language.
- M - Mature have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17
and older. Titles in this category may contain mature sexual themes, more
intense violence and/or strong language.
- RP - Rating Pending have been submitted to the ESRB and are
awaiting final rating.
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ESRB - The Entertainment Software Rating Board
Official website of the ESRB. Provided details on the ESRB history, game ratings, objectives, and more.