Hatred - Game Gets Adults Only Rating in the US
The controversial video game Hatred has gotten its age rating and the developers aren't too happy about it since the ESRB applied the highest possible classification: Adults Only (ESRB: AO). The developers stress that their game is the second title ever to get that rating just for the depicted violence and language usage. It joins the previously released Thrill Kill that was rated due to the same reasoning and the uncensored version of Manhunt 2 that also earned that classification because of its sexual content.
The consequence for Hatred is drastic. Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony have the policy not to allow games with the AO rating to be developed for their gaming systems. A release on the Steam platform could also turn out unsatisfactory because guidelines for such titles are not clearly defined at the moment.
The developers say that censorship adjustments are unlikely but that they clearly wished for the Mature (17+) rating.
Release: Jan 28, 2015 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Mike Lowrey
Aug 11, 2018 The Pyjama Girl Case - Blu-ray for the US and UK
Aug 11, 2018 Nightmare Beach - Uncut Blu-ray Premier in the UK
Aug 11, 2018 Lady Street Fighter: Blu-ray Premier in the US
Jul 29, 2018 City of the Living Dead Blu-ray by Arrow Video
Jul 29, 2018 The Day After: Rough Cut Appeared on the Internet
Jul 28, 2018 Maniac (1980) - 4K Remastered Blu-ray in the US
Jul 28, 2018 Someone's Watching Me! First HD Release Worldwide
Jul 20, 2018 The Walking Dead Season 8 To Be Released in the US
Jul 20, 2018 Unfriended: Dark Web With 2 Official Endings
Jul 18, 2018 We Happy Few to Be Released in Australia After All