ESRB Reins In Premature Game Leaks

Next-Gen.Biz writes: "Finding out about upcoming unannounced games via the Entertainment Software Rating Board's online database is about to get a bit tougher, Next-Gen has learned.

Curious web-goers often scour the ESRB's content rating listings in order to find evidence of upcoming unannounced titles. For example, earlier this year, the ESRB rated and listed the cult favorite Earthbound for Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console, sending fans into a dizzied state of euphoria.

But a publisher contact forwarded Next-Gen editors a memo from the ESRB on Thursday outlining a new policy that will crack down on early reveals of unreleased games on the organization's website."

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