PlayStation Classic Rating Warns Of Phallic-Shaped Demons And "Bubby's Sticky Love Nest"

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It's not often we get ratings for hardware, but when that hardware comes with pre-downloaded games, well, then the fine folk over at the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) -- the self-regulatory organization responsible for rating games in North America -- have to issue a rating.

For Sony Interactive Entertainment's upcoming PlayStation Classic, the ESRB has dished out an "M" for "Mature" rating and a general warning of "Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Strong Lyrics, and Violence."

It also providea the following "rating summary" for the plug-and-play piece of hardware that warns of adultery, some questionably shaped demons, and Bubby and his infamous love nest.

"This is a compilation of 20 Playstation titles that include action/adventure games; puzzles; and fighting, role-playing, and survival-horror games. In a handful of games, players use pistols, machine guns, and rifles to kill enemy creatures and human characters from third- or first-person perspectives; one game depicts players killing police officers from an overhead view. Blood is depicted as characters are shot and killed. A few games depict impalements as well as decapitation/dismemberment, resulting in large blood stains on the ground and underneath bodies. The compilation also includes some sexual material: dialogue that states, “Bubby's got a sticky love nest…” and “My brother knows I'm b*nging his wife…”; demons with phallic-shaped heads and/or vulva-shaped torsos. The words "sh*t" and "as*hole" appear in the game; one song contains the word "f**k."

As the rating notes, the PlayStation Classic comes packing 20 different PlayStation titles, which explains its elaborate and diverse rating, which may just be the best rating of 2018.

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For those that don't know: The PlayStation Classic features the following titles:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2

  • Destruction Derby

  • Final Fantasy VII

  • Grand Theft Auto

  • Intelligent Qube

  • Jumping Flash

  • Metal Gear Solid

  • Mr Driller

  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

  • Rayman

  • Resident Evil Director's Cut

  • Revelations: Persona

  • Ridge Racer Type 4

  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

  • Syphon Filter

  • Tekken 3

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6

  • Twisted Metal

  • Wild Arms

PlayStation Classic is poised to release next month on December 3, priced at $99.99 USD. And going off this rating, if you were thinking about picking the nostalgic product up this holiday season for a child, you may want to give that rating summary another look. Unlike Nintendo's similar nostalgic SNES and NES products, the PlayStation Classic comes loaded with some serious mature heat.