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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Nov, 2017 At 11:58 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Josh Fairhurst of Limited Run Games and Mighty Rabbit Studios has detailed some interesting things about how Limited Run Games came to be.

 

According to Fairhurst, Limited Run Games grew out of a situation where Mighty Rabbit Studios had a very limited budget and had to make a choice between an ESRB rating or a physical release for one of their games. They chose to do the limited release since an ESRB rating would have cost too much and would have closed the studio due to lack of finances.

From that one gamble that was made, a new business was formed for short physical runs of games leading to LRG as a business.  Fairhurst has been vocal about ESRB ratings hurting developers due to the cost for certification. This raises an interesting point. Is the ESRB actually holding back game development in some ways now? Fairhurst raised interesting points and how trying to deal with it led to a new business venture, but for many smaller companies the certification expenses can be a nasty financial surprise. Maybe a reexamination is needed, or smaller developers and studios might struggle more.

You can see Fairhurs’s tweet thread below

 

Update: Faorhurst has provided more context for his tweets and a correction for us.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Aug, 2016 At 04:55 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The ESRB Rating for Resident Evil 7 has revealed some rather interesting details

 

Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

Rating Summary: This is a survival-horror game in which players assume the role of Ethan, a man searching for his missing wife in a derelict mansion. From a first-person perspective, players explore the environment and use pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives and chainsaws to kill mutant creatures. Combat is accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and exaggerated blood-splatter effects. As players progress through the story, cutscenes can depict instances of gore and intense acts of violence: a character’s arm dismembered by a chainsaw; a man’s leg taken off at the knee with a shovel; a character impaled through the face with a shovel. Some areas also depict mutilated corpses with exposed organs/viscera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.

The description was pulled down but many archived the image before it was.

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By Daniel Fugate On 14 Dec, 2015 At 09:07 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The first Super Mario Galaxy has received a rating from the ESRB for the Wii U as a Wii download.  There is currently no release date for the game but the ESRB rating would suggest that it might be coming soon. The second Super Mario Galaxy has been available on the Wii U for awhile now.

Have you played Super Mario Galaxy? What did you think of it? Are you looking forward to downloading it on the Wii U eshop?

Source: Nintendo Everything