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Most of the gaming content provided by The Weirding is Mature or Adults Only. Parents are strongly cautioned.
ESRB Ratings Descriptors
- Alcohol Reference - Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages
- Animated Blood - Cartoon or pixilated depictions of blood
- Blood - Depictions of blood
- Blood and Gore - Depictions of blood or the mutilation of body parts. Representations of blood and/or gore in realistic or photographic-like detail.
- Cartoon Violence - Violent actions involving cartoon-like characters. May include violence where a character is unharmed after the action has been inflicted
- Comic Mischief - Scenes depicting slapstick or gross vulgar humor
- Crude Humor - Moderately vulgar antics, including bathroom humor
- Drug Reference - Reference to and/or images of illegal drugs
- Edutainment - Content of product provides user with specific skills development or reinforcement learning within an entertainment setting. Skill development is an integral part of product
- Fantasy Violence - Violent actions of a fantasy nature, involving human or non-human characters in situations easily distinguishable from real life
- Gambling - Betting like behavior
- Informational - Overall content of product contains data, facts, resource information, reference materials or instructional text
- Intense Violence - Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. May involve extreme and/or realistic blood, gore, weapons, and depictions of human injury and death
- Mature Humor - Vulgar and/or crude jokes and antics including "bathroom" humor
- Mature Sexual Themes - Provocative material, possibly including partial nudity
- Mild Language - Mild references to profanity, sexuality, violence, alcohol, or drug use
- Mild Lyrics - Mild references to profanity, sexuality, violence, alcohol, or drug use in music
- Mild Violence - Mild scenes depicting characters in unsafe and/or violent situations
- Nudity - Graphic or prolonged depictions of nudity
- Partial Nudity - Brief and mild depictions of nudity
- Sexual Violence - Depictions of rape or other sexual acts
- Some Adult Assistance May Be Needed - Early Childhood Descriptor only
- Strong Language - Profanity and explicit references to sexuality, violence, alcohol, or drug use
- Strong Lyrics - Profanity and explicit references to sex, violence, alcohol, or drug use in music
- Strong Sexual Content - Graphic depiction of sexual behavior, possibly including nudity
- Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials
- Tobacco Reference - Reference to and/or images of tobacco products
- Use of Drugs - The consumption or use of illegal drugs
- Use of Alcohol - The consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Use of Tobacco - The consumption of tobacco products
- Violence - Scenes involving aggressive conflict
Titles rated "Teen (T)" have content that some parents may not find suitable for children under the age of 14. These selections may include violence, adult language, and adult situations.
Titles rated "Mature (M)" have content suitable for persons ages 17 and older. These products may include more intense violence or language than products in the Teen category. In addition, these titles may also include mature sexual themes.
Titles rated "Adults Only (AO)" have content suitable only for adults. These products may include graphic depictions of sex and/or violence. Adults Only products are not intended to be sold or rented to persons under the age of 18.
© C Harris Lynn, 2009