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ESRB to drop “Short Form” ratings system for downloadable gamesESRB to drop “Short Form” ratings system for downloadable games
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How much did it cost the ESRB to rate an indie game? With the proliferation of games I'm not surprised they are backing out of doing it for free.Reply
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ESRB have always charged for their ratings, a quick google search comes up at $4000 for AAA productions (titles costing more than a quarter million to make) and $800 for anything less than that.

IARC is an automated ratings system from ESRB for developers of digital-games to meet a regulations standard without the expense of ESRB. At the moment you still need ESRB if you want to release physical copies of your game, or if you want to bring a game to the PlayStation; but an IARC rating is enough for Xbox to accept your title onto their digital store, and Steam will happily accept games with no age-ratings, as they only sell digital titles.

Reading more into the GamesIndustry.biz article, it doesn't seem like ESRB have plans to halt this process either. They're not changing how IARC works. In fact they're suggesting the change in form of ESRB to digital media will lead to the new digital ESRB ratings becoming free to developers of console downloadable games. I admit I don't follow the reason for change of the digital rating format or their business direction increasing their expenses, but it seems like a positive change for developers.

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Left unchecked, Bitcoin's energy consumption may equal Austria's by the end of 2018Left unchecked, Bitcoin's energy consumption may equal Austria's by the end of 2018
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So this is why there is global warming.
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider cost $135 million and may have online elementsShadow of the Tomb Raider cost $135 million and may have online elements
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The most expensive hair effects do in history.
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Xbox reveal the Adaptive Controller - designed for accessibilityXbox reveal the Adaptive Controller - designed for accessibility
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Hope the D Pad works better than the 360 one, the amount of times I died because of how ineffective that thing was, surely they could come up with a more accessible design that that clicker, the other oversize buttons are great though.
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You can get Nvidia's 144Hz 4K G-Sync HDR monitors this month... if you can afford oneYou can get Nvidia's 144Hz 4K G-Sync HDR monitors this month... if you can afford one
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Go for the optics, Chatika! Go for the optics.
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Splice your way to a better weekend with the best crossovers in PC gamingSplice your way to a better weekend with the best crossovers in PC gaming
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The weekend hasn't started until I watch Rich and Alice, thanks for the show!
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Nvidia and AMD GPU manufacturer, TSMC, is about to revolutionise graphics cardsNvidia and AMD GPU manufacturer, TSMC, is about to revolutionise graphics cards
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Come on Dave, this is the bit where you say that this design is only useful for gaming and video editing applications and completely useless for miners.Reply
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Sorry, yes I forgot to add the actual TSVs they use makes the resulting silicon completely incompatible with a proof-of-work consensus model.


A definite mining no-show ;)

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AMD go on the Nvidia offensive - this isn't about performance, it's about ethics in GPUsAMD go on the Nvidia offensive - this isn't about performance, it's about ethics in GPUs
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What does it matter if you can't find a reasonably priced GPU?Reply
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...is, I think, going to be the response from a lot of people.


But it's not AMD's fault that graphics card pricing is so high, or that stock is limited. They are doing everything they can to boost volume in the channel, but memory shortages and high pricing is having a knock on effect, and that's before we even mention the dreaded cryptocurrency.


There is, however, only so much they can do :(

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Have a high-res weekend with the 5 best remasters in PC gamingHave a high-res weekend with the 5 best remasters in PC gaming
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Barg has nothing on Paaaatch noooootes. Thanks for the fun episode, enjoy the weekend.Reply
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Thank you for this comment

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Sea of Thieves sells 2 million in its first weekSea of Thieves sells 2 million in its first week
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Does this include those who downloaded it 'free' from the Xbox Game Pass?Reply
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No, Game Pass users are not included in that number.

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