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Parents Tips

It’s tough being a parent when it comes to classic video games. Sure many of the arcade classics are totally safe, but what about the more violent games like Contra, or the sexual games like Leisure Suit Larry that pre-date the ESRB ratings board? How is a parent to know what’s safe for their youngster? This section is to help parents work with their kids in making the right gaming choices.

Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Ratings Guide
A handy guide to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) game ratings system that walks you through each rating and it's meaning.

Video Game Tips for Parents from the ESRB
Helpful tips to inform parents on the best ways of making the right video game choices for your youngster, from the folks that rate the games themselves, the Electronic Software Ratings Board (ESRB)

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CNN’s Guide to help parents make the right video game gift choices.

ESRB Official Website
The ESRB independently applies and enforces age ratings to games, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles adopted by the computer and video game industry.

Kid Safe Video Games
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