Rated F for Failure

The game industry's ratings system distinguishes between five kinds of blood and seven kinds of violence — but it utterly fails in its mission to educate the public about different grades of product

The purpose of a rating system is ostensibly to provide the market a useful means of distinguishing different grades of a product. They’re also often used to endorse products whose creation or delivery conforms to certain standards of practice. For the more cynically minded, they can be effective public relations tools whose existence preempts efforts by other groups to exert control on an industry.

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