ESRB game raters don't play games

The ESRB’s current pool of fulltime raters… does not actually play the games that they rate. They just watch submitted videotapes or DVDs of someone else playing the game… I would strongly suggest having the raters play the games to completion and carefully log their findings throughout the playtest. I’ve already heard the ESRB’s argument on this one: “That’ll take way too long and it will compromise our turnaround time.” My solution to that is simple: Hire more people. - ex-ESRB employee, Jerry Bonner

Wow, that is a really interesting fact. I honestly had no idea, but I guess it is done in the interest of time. Click here for more insider info.

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