In response to frequent requests from patrons, we now have EC (Early Childhood) and M-rated (Mature) video games available in the library. These are in addition to the other types of games available for check out: E (Everyone), E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) and T (Teen).
These ratings are established by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board) so that gamers and parents can make informed choices. Here’s a quick overview of what the ratings mean:
EC = Content is intended for young children.
E = Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
E 10+ = Content is generally suitable for ages 10 and up. May contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
T = Content is generally suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
M = Content is generally suitable for ages 17 and up. May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
All of our video games are shelved in our Media Room, in two separate areas:
Family shelf – Located in the Family DVD area, this section has child-friendly games and includes EC, some E, and E10+-rated games. Some titles found in this area include Hasbro Family Game Night and Toy Story.
Regular shelf - Our regular video games shelf now includes games rated E through M, with some overlap between the two areas.
As always, this is a very popular collection! It’s easy to come in and browse the shelves to see what we have available, or, you can subject search by gaming platform with our catalog. We hope you like the additions. Happy Gaming!!