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Duck Hunt, others get ESRB's thumbs-up, zapper imminent

The ESRB has approved and rated another pile of Nintendo's Virtual Console throwbacks, including: Duck Hunt (E) Hogan's Alley (E) Kid Icarus (E) Kirby's Adventure (E) PilotWings (E) Pro Wrestling (E) Punch-Out (E) Wild Gunman (E) With Duck Hunt, Hogan's Alley, and Wild Gunman maki...

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104 violent deaths per hour in M-rated games, says Harvard study

A group of Harvard brainiacs recently put together a study that attempted to quantify violence, blood, sex, profanity, drugs, and gambling in M-rated games. To do this, the grad students compiled a database of M-rated games, selected a random sample, played each game for at least one hour, and quant...

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Sales of M-rated games to kids declining, reveals undercover survey

According to an undercover survey conducted by the Federal Trade Commission between October 2005 and January 2006, sales of Mature-rated games to minors have decreased significantly since 2003. The results reveal that only 42% of the survey's shoppers (ages 13 to 16) were able to purchase an M-rated...

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