About Ratings and Parental Controls

About Ratings

Eimear Studios LLC provides product descriptions and ratings information as a matter of convenience for all users and not as a substitute for parental oversight. Parents are encouraged to review each piece of content prior to purchase or viewing.

Some content has not been rated by any organization. Parents are encouraged to review each piece of content prior to purchase or viewing.

About Game Content Ratings in the Americas, except Brazil

We understand that it can be difficult to tell which games are appropriate for children just by looking at the title. In order to make informed purchase decisions, parents and other consumers should check the rating of video games. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) independently applies and enforces ratings adopted by the entertainment software industry.

The ESRB rating system has two parts: rating symbols, which are printed on the front of each game box, and content descriptors, which are printed on the back. Rating symbols suggest age appropriateness for the game, and content descriptors indicate elements in a game that may have triggered a particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern.

To take full advantage of the ESRB rating system, it’s important to check both the rating symbol (on the front of the game box) and the content descriptors (on the back of the game box).

 

TITLES RATED EC (Early Childhood) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 3 and older. Titles in this category contain no material that parents would find inappropriate.

 

TITLES RATED E (Everyone) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 6 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.

 

TITLES RATED E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for persons 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 persons ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood and/or infrequent use of strong language.

 

TITLES RATED M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons 17 years and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.

 

Adults Only or AO ratings are rare.

ESRB Content Descriptors

Content descriptors are short, standardized phrases that indicate elements in a game that may have triggered a particular rating and, or may be of interest or concern. To fully understand what to expect from a game, parents should check both the content descriptors and the rating symbol.

Following are some of the more frequently used content descriptors.

  • Animated Blood – Cartoon or pixilated depictions of blood.
  • Blood- Depictions of blood.
  • Comic Mischief – Scenes depicting slapstick or gross vulgar humor.
  • Language – Mild to moderate use of profanity.
  • Mild Violence – Mild scenes depicting characters in unsafe and/or violent situations.
  • Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials.
  • Violence – Scenes involving aggressive conflict.

Please visit ESRB.ORG for a complete listing of content descriptors.

ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE RATING BOARD (ESRB) The ESRB is a non-profit, self-regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB independently applies ratings, enforces advertising guidelines, and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices for the interactive entertainment software industry.

About Game Content Ratings in Brazil

In Brazil, video games are rated by the Department of Justice (“DEJUS”). The following is a list of the DEJUS rating icons and their descriptions. For more information on these ratings, please see the DEJUS web site at: http://culturadigital.br/classind/

 

(Especially recommended for Children and Adolescents): This content is recommended for children and adolescents. Contains educational materials and does not have any inappropriate content.

 

(General Audiences): This content contains no objectionable content and can be viewed by anyone, regardless of age.

 

(Not recommended for viewers younger than 10 years of age). This content is recommended for persons who are at least 10 years of age. May contain a small amounts of inappropriate language, sexual innuendo or mild violence.

 

(Not recommended for viewers younger than 12 years of age.) This content is recommended for persons who are at least 12 years of age. May contain mild inappropriate language, mild sexual innuendo or mild violence.

 

(Not recommended for viewers younger than 14 years of age.) This content is recommended for persons who are at least 14 years of age. May contain moderate inappropriate language, moderate sexual innuendo, mild sexual content or brief allusions to drug use.

 

(Not recommended for viewers younger than 16 years of age.) This content is recommended for persons who are at least 16 years of age. May contain strong language, sexual innuendo or mild sex with our without mild nudity, strong violence or moderate scenes of or allusions to drug use.

 

(Not recommended for viewers younger than 18 years of age.) This content is forbidden for people under 18 years of age. It may contain strong language, explicit sexual content, frequent nudity, strong violence or explicit scenes of drug abuse. This rating is also used for pornographic content.

About Movie and Television Program Ratings in the US

Information about movie ratings can be found at the website for Motion Picture Association of America located at www.mpaa.org/.

The ratings provided for US television programs are called TV Parental Guidelines. For more information, please visit the website at tvguidelines.org/.

About Movie and Television Program Ratings in Canada

Information about ratings for television programs in Canada can be found at the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council website located atwww.cbsc.ca/. Ratings for movies in Canada vary slightly from province to province. For more information, see www.cmpda.ca/?q=content/film-classification-boards. Users in Quebec can find information about ratings for movies in Quebec at http://www.rcq.gouv.qc.ca/en/process.asp#cG.

About Movie and Television Program Ratings in Brazil

Information about ratings for television programs in Brazil can be found at the Department of Justice, Rating, Title and Qualification of the Ministry of Justice website located at http://culturadigital.br/classind/

About Movie and Television Program Ratings in Mexico

Information about ratings for television programs in Mexico can be found at the Cinematography Office, part of the Radio, Television and Cinematography Directorate of the Ministry of Government website located at http://www.rtc.gob.mx/

 

The following list shows the parental control setting that corresponds to each ESRB rating:

0: ESRB RP – RATING PENDING

2: ESRB EC – EARLY CHILDHOOD

3: ESRB E – EVERYONE

4: ESRB E10+ – EVERYONE 10+

5: ESRB T – TEEN

9: ESRB M – MATURE

10: ESRB AO – ADULTS ONLY

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