Beer Pong Game For Wii Sparks Some Major Controversy

July 8, 2008

The Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has attacked a new game headed to the Nintendo Wii called Frat Party Games: Beer Pong........Washington (ChattahBox) – The Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has attacked a new game headed to the Nintendo Wii called Frat Party Games: Beer Pong.

The Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has made it clear that he was not happy that the ESRB rated the game suitable for children as young as 13.

The game, which received a T rating, was developed by Las Vegas-based JV games, and is set to be released as a downloadable game on the WiiWare store of the Nintendo Wii.

Even with all of this controversy, JV Games pulled the alcoholic content a month ago, and is now calling it Pong Toss. The game is said to now be rated E for everyone.

ESRB member Eliot Mizrachi responded to Blumenthal stating “Pong Toss involves nothing more than players tossing virtual ping-pong balls into plastic cups, which hardly qualifies it for our most restrictive rating of AO (Adults Only 18+).”


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