In an effort to streamline and simplify the maturity ratings of software in mobile app stores, CTIA, the international wireless industry association, yesterday proposed a ratings system that store owners could voluntarily adopt.
A Florida attorney and video game critic says Electronic Arts, the leading game publisher, is to blame for the fact that its popular title "Sims 2" is being modified by some users to include sexually explicit images.
The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts.
Such top-selling video games as "Doom 3" and "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" made the National Institute on Media and the Family's list Tuesday of ten video games that parents should keep out of the hands of children and teenagers this holiday season.
Imagine you're clicking around with "The Sims," enjoying yet another quiet, clean evening at home. But now, after your virtual housemates clean the dishes and watch television, they march arm in arm to the bedroom, disrobe and jump under the sheets.