It's unusual - AO is the white tiger of videogame ratings, and most game makers will jump through hoops to avoid it - but perhaps even stranger is that the ESRB has told the game's publisher to get rid of them. There are actually two very practical reasons for this. In retrospect, it's a little surprising that more online games don't pull this kind of stunt. Nothing sells like sex, after all, and while an AO sticker is the kiss of death for a box that needs to sit on a store shelf, for web-based online titles that don't rely on the approval of a central distributor it's a bright, flashing beacon that's almost purpose-built to attract a particular demographic. The ESRB also pointed out that any developer serious about using its ratings for online-only games can take advantage of its free "Digital Rating Service. Source: GamesIndustry. So if they got a rating that says the game is suitable for very small children, they can't glamorize that either? I can understand them not being allowed to pretend to have a rating that they do not, but I cannot understand why they are not allowed to "glamorise" the rating if they do have it.
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Doctors have verified this. It began with Evony, which discovered its success was directly proportional to how nudey its banner ads became. There had been boobs, and there then were players. An especially unpleasant and disturbing example doing the rounds at the moment belongs to a game called Scarlet Blade. This one:. I tried to figure out why they might with Wartune. To complete the RPG stuff, the wandering through tiny, tiny locations and battling enemies in sort-of turn-based combat, you need only click the left mouse on the quest text a couple of times, and sit back and watch. Just clicking on the quest text will do that for you. Battles are so astonishingly uninvolved and perfunctory that the needlessness of your special abilities is entirely irrelevant, since the chances of a fight lasting long enough for you to have a turn are pretty slim.
Search in titles only. Adult Content? Posts Latest Activity. Page of 2. Filtered by:. Previous 1 2 Next. I've been playing Wartune for about five days now, and while I still have a lot to learn it's been a rather fun experience. I've played a lot of MMOs over the years but the only other browser-based game like this I have ever played was Adventure Quest which has nothing on Wartune.