Blizzard Appeals StarCraft II "Adult Only" Rating in South Korea

We knew it was coming. After all, StarCraft II has received a Teen rating from the U.S.’s ESRB while it apparently picked up an Adult Only rating across the vast Pacific in South Korea. Regardless of what other politics were involved in the decision to rate it in such a way, the rating was done on an older build of the title, so Blizzard has rightly appealed the decision, providing a newer build of the game for perusal. Will the South Korean rating board change their minds? That remains to be seen. One thing is sure, however – if the game retains that rating, the bulk of citizens in that country may revolt, considering how popular the franchise is there for professional gaming.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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