ESRB: ‘Mature’ games only 9% of industry

They’re gta-v-mature-gamesat the center of an increasingly heated debate these days, but when you look at the hard numbers, games carrying a ‘Mature’ rating aren’t quite as big a part of the video game industry as they seem.

The ESRB — the board that assigns ratings to games released in the U.S. and Canada — says only 9 percent of the 1,218 games released last year received an ‘M’ rating. Such games are intended for those 17 and up and “may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.”

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Connecticut town to collect and destroy violent games

As mature-gamesConnecticut residents continue to try to come to grips with the horrific school shootings in Newtown, one nearby city is calling on citizens to round up and destroy their violent video games.

On Jan. 12, citizens of Southington, located about 30 miles to the northeast of Newtown, will have the opportunity to visit their city’s drive-in theater and deposit violent games in a trash bin in return for a $25 gift certificate to a family-friendly local attraction.

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