Microsoft: Game Room won't include PG or M-rated games

Game Room service to be a 'kids only' arcade parlor

It seems as though every new revelation about Microsoft's Game Room seems to make the service less and less appealing. First, we find out that there won't be individual game achievements. Then, it's revealed that games that are in the Game Room but available elsewhere on Xbox Live Arcade will require a second purchase. And now, we've discovered via GamerBytes that Game Room titles will not have any Teen or Mature-rated games, as a Microsoft representative stated "Games available for download within Game Room will carry either E or E10+ ratings."

While many of the most popular mature titles -- Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, and Smash TV -- are already on Xbox Live Arcade, there are still plenty of popular titles that will likely be left in the lurch unless Microsoft changes its policy. After all, what's an arcade without some good, old fashioned death-dealing games?

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Dave Rudden

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