Game Software Rating Regulations

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Game Software Rating Regulations
TypeIncentive
FoundedJuly 6, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-07-06)
HeadquartersTaiwan
Number of locations
Southeast Asia
Area served
Hong Kong
Game Software Rating Regulations
Traditional Chinese遊戲軟體分級管理辦法
Simplified Chinese游戏软体分级管理办法

Game Software Rating Regulations (Chinese: 遊戲軟體分級管理辦法), also translated as Game Software Rating Management Regulations or Taiwan Entertainment Software Rating Information (TESRI), is the official video game content rating system used in Taiwan, and a de facto rating system for the Hong Kong and Southeast Asia markets. The rating system was established on July 6, 2006, and changed to its current style on May 29, 2012.[1]

Ratings[edit]

Currently, the system uses five ratings:[2]

Logo Rating Chinese Taiwanese Hakka Description
GSRR G logo.svg General Public
(G)
普遍級 Phó͘-phiàn Kip Phû-phiên Kip All ages may use such software.
  • There are no scenes of nudity, violence, blood, horror, inappropriate language, and inappropriate behavior.
  • Use of virtual currency or game results do not directly affect the increase or decrease of virtual currency in the game.
GSRR P logo.svg Protected
(P)
保護級 Pó-hō͘ Kip Pó-fu Kip Only persons of age 6 and above may use such software.
  • Cartoon characters fighting, and no depictions of character casualties and bloody details.
GSRR PG 12 logo.svg Parental Guidance 12
(PG 12)
輔12級 Hù 12 Kip Phú 12 Kip Only persons of age 12 and above may use such software.
  • Suggestive themes.
  • No bloody fights and horrifying scenes.
  • Scenes with general obscene speech but no crude language.
  • Game design that promotes virtual love and marriage.
  • Use of virtual currency or game results do not directly affect the increase or decrease of virtual currency in card and puzzle entertainment games.
GSRR PG 15 logo.svg Parental Guidance 15
(PG 15)
輔15級 Hù 15 Kip Phú 15 Kip Only persons of age 15 and above may use such software.
  • A character is naked with no obscene details, the naked back is shown, a character is naked from a distance, and/or strong sexual references.
  • Bloody, cruel, and/or horrible scenes that are not graphic.
  • Contains crude language.
  • Encourages the use of alcohol and/or tobacco.
  • Virtual game currency will increase or decrease due to game results, such as chess, cards, and puzzle entertainment games (for example: black jack, chess, mahjong, poker, slot machines, etc.).
GSRR R logo.svg Restricted
(R)
限制級 Hān-chè Kip Han-chṳ Kip Only persons of age 18 and above may use such software.
  • Full nudity, and/or sex scenes.
  • Bloody, cruel, and/or terrifying scenes that are graphic.
  • Use of drugs, repeated hate speech, anti-social behavior, and/or other inappropriate behaviors.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game Software Rating Management Regulations". Taiwan Game Software Rating Information. Digital Game Rating Committee. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Game Software Rating Management Regulations" (PDF). Taiwan Game Software Rating Information. Taiwan Entertainment Software Rating Information. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ "遊戲分級識別標識". Game Software Rating Management Regulations.

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