Here Are Three Possible Reasons For Including Rape In Far Cry 3

Here are a few things you can expect Far Cry 3 to include: shark-punching, pirate-killing, hang gliding and, oh, rape. For those playing, maybe that's not surprising—as you go along, you suspect it'll happen at any moment. Your friends have been captured, and two of these friends are attractive young women. One is… » 12/13/12 12:00pm 12/13/12 12:00pm

Microsoft Looking into Auto Mature Filtering Options

Gears of War 3 is the latest in an increasingly long list of games that include the ability to filter out adult language and gore through the game's settings. » 9/30/11 3:40pm 9/30/11 3:40pm

Has Aging Changed the Way You Game?

Commenter Sumada feels he doesn't appreciate games as much as he did when he was younger. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku we explore how aging has changed the way you play and appreciate video games. » 5/17/11 11:20am 5/17/11 11:20am

This Is The Bloodiest Lord Of The Rings Game Ever

One would assume that cutting your way through countless orcs would leave your clothes rather messy. Snowblind Studios, the developer of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North makes that happen in what looks to be the most violent game the fantasy series has ever seen. » 4/13/11 11:00am 4/13/11 11:00am

Ar Tonelico Qoga Doesn't Skimp On The Sexual Innuendo

The Ar Tonelico series features a mechanic in which the main character dives into the psyche of his female companions, unlocking powers by travelling deeper into their subconscious. Developer Gust takes advantage of this feature to make incredibly dirty puns. » 3/17/11 11:00am 3/17/11 11:00am

Dragon Age II Conspicuously Bereft of Demonic Breasts

It's with a heavy heart that I retire our "Demon Tits" tag. Introduced with Dragon Age: Origins, it seems to be not applicable to Dragon Age II. But it does have blowjobs, according to its ESRB listing. » 2/06/11 3:00pm 2/06/11 3:00pm

Implied Fisting Is One Sure Way To Get A Mature Rating

Ar Tonelico III was rated teen in Japan. The ESRB isn't being as kind, slapping on a mature rating on the PlayStation 3 RPG for, among other things, a male character reaching inside a female character's body while she moans. » 1/17/11 3:20pm 1/17/11 3:20pm

Predict The Mature Content In Fight Night Champion

Yesterday, EA Sports confirmed that Fight Night Champion will be its first M-rated sports game ever. The sweet science is a dirty business - how far will the game go in presenting that? » 11/13/10 2:00pm 11/13/10 2:00pm

More than Guns Go Bang in Red Dead Redemption

The ESRB's served up a no-surprise M for Red Dead Redemption but enlightens us as to why - drugs, blood and a whole bunch of words Roy Rogers never said to Dale Evans. » 4/25/10 4:00pm 4/25/10 4:00pm

BioShock 2 Rated M for Intense Violence, Wirty-Dords

No surprise BioShock 2 picked up an M from the ESRB, but that's not to say its newly minted rating certificate isn't interesting. The writeup says we can expect F-bombs, mother F-bombs, the C-word and the past tense of "tweet." » 11/18/09 9:00pm 11/18/09 9:00pm

Sega Still Keen On Mature Wii Games

Despite the poor sales of House of the Dead: Overkill and MadWorld, Sega still has plenty of publishing love set aside for mature games on the Nintendo Wii. » 6/30/09 12:30pm 6/30/09 12:30pm

Adult Gaming on the DS: The Chinatown Conundrum

With 100 million DS and DSi in the hands of gamers worldwide, Nintendo's portable is a mighty tempting platform for developers. So why are only seven of the nearly 1,100 games for the DS rated Mature? » 4/17/09 6:00pm 4/17/09 6:00pm

M-Rated Games That Actually Have Mature Themes

Remember the old HBO Guides? All the movies in there carried the MPAA rating and then handy-dandy abbreviations telling you why. I'd spend a good 20 minutes going through it looking for everything flagged with SSC and N - because that meant Strong Sexual Content and Nudity. Holy shit, they even had R - for "rape",… » 10/18/08 8:00pm 10/18/08 8:00pm