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Dead or Alive Paradise: "dental-floss thongs"

UPDATE: ESRB pulls 'creepy voyeurism' tag

The ESRB has pulled its original rating of DOA Paradise saying it was posted in error.

"The rating summary for Dead or Alive Paradise was posted to our website in error, and we have since replaced that version with the corrected one," ESRB spokesman Eliot Mizrachi said in a statement (via Kotaku). "We recognize that the initial version improperly contained subjective language and that issue has been addressed.

"Our intention with rating summaries is to provide useful, detailed descriptions of game content that are as objective and informative as possible," Mizrachi continued. "However they are ultimately written by people and, in this case, we mistakenly posted a rating summary that included what some could rightfully take to be subjective statements. We sincerely regret the error and will work to prevent this from happening again in the future."

Original story:

The ESRB rating of the upcoming DOA outing on PSP is as funny as it is worrying. Apparently it's a game in which "users watch grown women dressed in G-string bikinis jiggle their breasts while on a two-week vacation". Yep, that's DOA.

"This is a video game in which users watch grown women dressed in G-string bikinis jiggle their breasts while on a two-week vacation," says the ESRB (via GamerInvestments).


But here's the serious bit: "Parents and consumers should know that the game contains a fair amount of 'cheesy', and at times, creepy voyeurism-especially when users have complete rotate-pan-zoom control; but the game also contains bizarre, misguided notions of what women really want (if given two weeks, paid vacation, island resort)-Paradise cannot mean straddling felled tree trunks in dental-floss thongs."

We're sold.