@spaceinsomniac: anything really. Dubstep, rock, hip-hop, video game and movie scores. However, I am a little on the skeptical side when it comes to rap.=/
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@believer258: While I agree with you, some people would argue realism. The problem with that is the matter of when the game in question becomes too real.
I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that we come to video games for a fun way to get away from the outside world or to just spend a little time having fun. If games were to suddenly take the route of extremely gory and realistic than I think that the magic of video games would be kind of lost.
@believer258: maybe it is the poor job that some parents are doing that makes me think the esrb aren't doing that great of a job.
However, I still think that they can be a little strict when it comes to some games.
I.E. Halo (which should be given a T rating) and Uncharted (which should be given an M rating -- compared to what Halo is anyway).
@mosespippy: How so? When you look at the ratings allocated to movies they are much less sensitive to things like language and sexual content. For example, in Avatar two characters start kissing and then the movie cuts to the morning after. In the ratings description it is called sensuality, while in a game rated by the esrb it may be rated as sexual content, instead of a more apt description like suggestive material.
People today don't seem to be so hooked up on things like violence or sexual content; and the instances that I've seen in video games that would inhibit those descriptions seem to not be so explicit and more as a cautionary measure for the entertainment board.
ESRB has been rating video games since 1994 and it's been near the same since its founding. Has the culture of today's society changed to the point that the ESRB needs to reevaluate the way they rate video games?