It's the height of the fall rush, and more and more games rain down upon us every day. And with so many games, whoever will tell us which of them contains objectionable content? The Entertainment Software Rating Board, that's who!
Here we are for a slightly late Week in Dangerous Games, where we look at the latest certificates from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board to determine what, if anything we should be concerned about this week. Here's a hint: It's the Black Eyed Peas. We should always be concerned about the Black Eyed Peas.
After a week of downtime, I'm picking up our friend Mike McWhertor's stewardship of our weekly look at the new ways that games are offending the world's sensibilities. Or at least, offending the sensibilities of the fine folks at the Electronic Software Rating Board, aka the ESRB.
Each week, we take a look at the new and creative ways that video games are offending us. Well, not us. We've developed a thick skin to alcohol references, partial nudity and comic mischief. Other people, however, may be disgusted by what video games are doing.
You know, video games will rot your brain. They're filled with nothing more than gratuitous fish abuse, LEGO toilet humor and references to pornographic cannonballs—or so this week's most potentially offensive video games might lead us to believe.
How are new and upcoming video games potentially offending us now? In mostly the same old ways: with excessive violence and gore, earfuls of foul language, smoking, drinking and "suggestive themes," sometimes known as sex.