Dear Reader:

You are viewing a story from GN 1.0 / 2.0. Time may not have been kind to formatting, integrity of links, images, information, etc.

Adult video game maker calls out industry - why have ESRB ratings when no one will allow 'Adult' rated games?

by rawmeatcowboy
26 November 2008
GN 1.0 / 2.0

“It doesn’t make sense. The ratings boards are not telling us that these games aren’t for kids. We know that already. What they’re telling us is that adult games shouldn’t exist at all. We don’t agree, and neither does our customer base of adults who are interested in games that might include themes like sex, drugs, and language. Since they’ve made it so that games like ours can’t be marketed and distributed through the channels other video games use, we are starting a new industry to get this game out to our customers.” - D-Dub Software CEO

D-Dub is going to distribute their games online in order to avoid all this nonsense. While I am sure their games are horrible…and smutty…the CEO makes a very important point. Why bother having an Adults Only rating when stores won’t sell, and console publishers won’t allow that rating on their platforms?