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How are video games rated?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Ratings established by the Entertainment Software Rating Board are prominently labeled on the outside of each video game box.

EC (Early Childhood-Ages 3+): No inappropriate or objectionable material
E (Everyone Ages 6+): May contain minimal violence, some comic mischief or crude language
T (Teen; Ages 13+): May contain violent content, mild or strong language and suggestive themes
M (Mature-Ages 17+): May include more intense violence or language; mature sexual themes
AO (Adult Only-Ages 18+): May include graphic depiction of sex and violence
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