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The ESRB Ratings
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before you upload a hack to smwcentral, why not use these ratings from ESRB, you know, ESRB stands for Entertaiment System Rating Board, now let's see the rating and descriptors:
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Titles rated EC (Early Childhood) have content that may be suitable for ages 3 and older. Titles in this category contain no material that parents would find inappropriate.
EVERYONE
Titles rated E (Everyone) have content that may be suitable for ages 6 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
EVERYONE 10+
Titles rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
okay now we talked about the appropiate rating, now let's move onto innapropiate ratings:
TEEN
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
MATURE
Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
and kids, be aware of this rating:
ADULTS ONLY
Titles rated AO (Adults Only) have content that should only be played by persons 18 years and older. Titles in this category may include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.
and here's the no rating here:
RATING PENDING
now the descriptors:
Alcohol Reference - Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages
Animated Blood - Discolored and/or unrealistic depictions of blood
Blood - Depictions of blood
Blood and Gore - Depictions of blood or the mutilation of body parts
Cartoon Violence - Violent actions involving cartoon-like situations and characters. May include violence where a character is unharmed after the action has been inflicted
Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor
Crude Humor - Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including “bathroom” humor
Drug Reference - Reference to and/or images of illegal drugs
Edutainment - Content of product provides user with specific skills development or reinforcement learning within an entertainment setting. Skill development is an integral part of product
Fantasy Violence - Violent actions of a fantasy nature, involving human or non-human characters in situations easily distinguishable from real life
Informational - Overall content of product contains data, facts, resource information, reference materials or instructional text
Intense Violence - Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. May involve extreme and/or realistic blood, gore, weapons and depictions of human injury and death
Language - Mild to moderate use of profanity
Lyrics - Mild references to profanity, sexuality, violence, alcohol or drug use in music
Mature Humor - Depictions or dialogue involving "adult" humor, including sexual references
Mild Violence - Mild scenes depicting characters in unsafe and/or violent situations
Nudity - Graphic or prolonged depictions of nudity
Partial Nudity - Brief and/or mild depictions of nudity
Real Gambling - Player can gamble, including betting or wagering real cash or currency
Sexual Themes - Mild to moderate sexual references and/or depictions. May include partial nudity
Sexual Violence - Depictions of rape or other violent sexual acts
Simulated Gambling - Player can gamble without betting or wagering real cash or currency
Some Adult Assistance May Be Needed - Intended for very young ages
Strong Language - Explicit and/or frequent use of profanity
Strong Lyrics - Explicit and/or frequent references to profanity, sex, violence, alcohol or drug use in music
Strong Sexual Content - Graphic references to and/or depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including nudity
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials
Tobacco Reference - Reference to and/or images of tobacco products
Use of Drugs - The consumption or use of illegal drugs
Use of Alcohol - The consumption of alcoholic beverages
Use of Tobacco - The consumption of tobacco products
Violence - Scenes involving aggressive conflict

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I'll contact the ESRB
If we get an AO hack, that'd be some shit man. Only 15 or so games exist with an AO rating.


Well, about that.....



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oh god luigi is one of the tags too, when will the poor guy ever catch a break
ikr, being in an h-game is truly a fate worse than death
I like your idea. Usually we just tag [NSFW] or [18+] with textual disclaimers.

Since we're not ESRB, perhaps we could pixel art our own badges too. How about little badges for difficulty too? Like from playthrough, very easy, easy, moderate, difficult, hard, kaizo light, kaizo, pit.

These little icons might look stylish. We could have vanilla, chocolate and any other designations for level design.



Originally posted by TheLucraftTeam
before you upload a hack to smwcentral, why not use these ratings from ESRB

I don't see any need honestly. We already have a "mature" tag for hacks that contain sensitive content.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this rating system for games different in some countries?
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I like ESRB, but a numeric age rating is a more universally objective form of content warning. It also helps with the fact that the ESRB is primarily a US sort of thing and people all over the world come here and submit their hacks into the database.

Originally posted by Giftshaven
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this rating system for games different in some countries?


Not wrong. Example in Japan, they use CERO and PEGI in Europe. Differences is obviously cultural and some are enforced by government.

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In Brazil we just use colorful squares with the minimal age in white inside. 10 (blue), 12 (yellow), 14 (orange), 16 (red), 18 (black), and L is for "livre" or "free for all" (green). The rating doesn't say much about the contents, but you can associate a 16+ movie with tits for example, and 18+ with blatant gore or explicit sex.
I would grab some images but I'm on mobile right now. I think it's a cute little system.

Anyway ESRB for hacks is silly. Every hack is either an E, has explicit language or is made by someone horny. We don't need 7 classifications lol. Having something simpler of the same caliber sounds like it would be fun, but also like too much work to pay off.
This is so dumb, haha.

This would be pointless because 90% of the ratings would go unused. Really, I feel we would only ever see E and Teen. The only time I've ever come across a scenario where it would be worse is when I played a hack called 'Hyper Hentai Hotties' but that was literally just a regular vanilla Mario hack with nothing special about it at all besides some mildly inappropriate message boxes. So even then it would still probably get rated Teen.

But would the mods even have the time and energy to think about whether a hack that's being submitted fits into an ESRB ratings category?
First thing that came to mind: this hack.

I doubt an ESRB rating would be even necessary for our hacks. If a hack includes 18+ content - which about 5% of our hacks have -, it's really as simple as warning the player beforehand, and it would be too much of a hassle to go through every single hack ever just to tag them (given that most of our hacks are an E).
We don't even need ESRB ratings for hacks on the site as most of these would be classified as E either way. Only few hacks would get a T or M (eventually AO) rating. Though I support our own stylish icons for three categories: no unsuitable material, mild/infrequent mature content and prominent/frequent mature content. For each hack that contains questionable content there should be warnings in the same place as icons.
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This feels like an over-enginered solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Just having red text to point out anything inapropiate should be more than enough.

...on another note is there any good reason why some people put NSFW content in their hacks? It seems pointless to me.

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Originally posted by yoshiatom
...on another note is there any good reason why some people put NSFW content in their hacks? It seems pointless to me.


Some people got riled up when they made their hacks. Or they wanted others to be exactly that.

If it's not one of these two... Yeah then I dunno.
Originally posted by FPzero
If we get an AO hack, that'd be some **** man. Only 15 or so games exist with an AO rating.

why did you swear, i added no bad words in the rules

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Originally posted by yoshiatom
...on another note is there any good reason why some people put NSFW content in their hacks? It seems pointless to me.

Same reason you'd put NSFW in a regular video game, it's an artistic choice.
Or the dev is just a horndog.


Originally posted by TheLucraftTeam
why did you swear, i added no bad words in the rules

heckin frick, gosh darn!!!!!!
Originally posted by TheLucraftTeam
Originally posted by FPzero
If we get an AO hack, that'd be some **** man. Only 15 or so games exist with an AO rating.

why did you swear, i added no bad words in the rules

Oooohhhhhh that's right.

Originally posted by TheLucraftTeam's profile
Rules:
no banning
no disabling accounts
no halloween themes
no spoilers
no closing threads
no forcing me to play a luigi's mansion fan-game, because luigi's mansion sucks
no forcing me to watch cartoon network (what, more like crapang nothing, oh my goodness, this tv channel is crap)
no bullying
no porn
no bad words
no disturbing
no sex
no gore
no blood
no rants
no hates
I'm the big bad moderator, i break the rules!
watch yo' f
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ckin' mouth, sir

I'm not sure we need ESRB or some rating system for the games here. Almost all of them don't feature NSFW content, but if they do, red text should be enough. No need for a whole rating system for a few games that went out of their way.
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