Monday, May 23, 2011

Inside the world of videogame rating.

More of this will be done soon by computers, rather than humans:
...[T]here was something surreal about seeing obscenity so dryly classified.

Breasts are either fully or partially (pasties, long hair) exposed. Blood levels are either high (dismemberment, "large fountains of blood"), medium, or mild/limited ("infrequent pools of static blood"). Depictions of violence are committed against "human or human-like creatures," or "anything other than humans or human-like creatures."

It was the kind of drudgery that befits a machine -- and no cause for concern for us humans just yet.