Game-console parental controls
Sony’s making it unanimous. It just promised that there will be parental controls on its forthcoming PlayStation 3, joining the just-released Xbox 360 and the Revolution that Nintendo announced will have controls when released next year, the Associated Press reports (Sony’s handheld, the PlayStation Portable, has parental controls on it – see “Porn’s new platforms”). The PS 2 limits access only to movies, not games. The Xbox 360 “lets users restrict access to video games and DVDs that carry certain ratings, such as ‘T’ for ‘teen’ or ‘M’ for ‘mature.’ It also offers parental controls on the company’s Xbox Live online gaming service, limiting who their children can interact with,” the AP adds. See my issue last week for lots more game news.