194w ago - The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) have recently rated a shooter named Delta Force: Urban Warfare, originally released for the PlayStation 2 and PSOne back in 2002, for the PS3 and PSP which means it's likely to be heading to PSN.
For those unaware, Delta Force: Urban Warfare was first created by Alien vs Predator developer Rebellion.
To quote: "Last week we brought you the news that a PlayStation 2 title could make a triumphant comeback to the PS3 next year, but Delta Force: Urban Warfare is more likely to release in the coming months on the PlayStation Network.
As it's still unannounced for PSN though, we'll nudge Sony for comment."
230w ago - Late last night, the ESRB forced the removal of several gruesome God of War III trailers and replaced them with censored versions.
Two of the more notorious scenes shown thus far from the game, one where Kratos rips the eye out of a cyclops and one where Kratos tears the head of Helios from his body, were blocked out by a big 'censored by the ESRB' logo.
To quote: The two scenes both showed detailed flesh tearing and gore.
Though the trailers can still be found uncensored elsewhere on the 'net, this does bring up concerns as to what may happen to the content in the final game, both in these scenes and ones that haven't been shown.
In an interview from PlayStation Magazine, the God of War team was quoted saying "Some of these scenes are so violent, they are never going on the Internet", meaning we haven't even seen the worst of it yet, but the ESRB is already stepping in.
In 2007, Manhunt was barred from release because of excessive and bleak violence - could God of War III be headed down the same path?
238w ago - The makers of the anime fighting game Ikkitousen: Shining Dragon must be very sad today, because the ESRB has banned the game.
Most anime games are renowned for girls in skimpy outfits such as sailors or school girls, but Ikkitousen: Shining Dragon takes it one step further as the outfits rip and deform as fights progress, showing more of the girls' bare body.
In a statement, the ESRB said the following:
"All the female characters are dressed in short skirts or skirts with a high slit. The game features frequent depictions of panties, cleavage, and exaggerated breast jiggle. A special attack move allows some characters to rip opponents' clothes to shreds - exposing even more of the female anatomy (legs, breasts, partial buttocks)."
This does beg the question as to quite how Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 made it past the censors.