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ESRB’s lazy rating system turns a blind eye to simulated gambling

The Entertainment Software Rating Board or ESRB have been misrating games such as “NBA 2K20” that has an all ages rating but have game mechanics such as simulated gambling. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

October 18, 2019

In 1994, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) was created to help parents decide what video games would be safe for their kids to play. Twenty-five years later, they’ve completely thrown that idea out the window and don’t even bother to thoroughly play the games they’re supposed to be ...

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