The ESRB has launched a new search widget to help parents and game consumers find age ratings for commercially published video games.
The widget is free and can be configured for installation on websites, social networking sites and blogs by grabbing the code from the ESRB site. In fact, we’re taking the widget out for a spin here at GamePolitics, over in the right sidebar.
ESRB president Patricia Vance said of the new tool:
Our single most important message to consumers, particularly to parents, is that they should always check a game’s ESRB rating when considering a purchase or rental for their children.
Parents are hungry for this information, and research shows that three-quarters of parents regularly check ESRB ratings when making purchase or rental decisions about which games to bring home. Our ratings search widget makes checking the rating that much more convenient. We’re very excited to be offering this widget…
The widget’s size, color and language (English, Spanish and French) can be tweaked by the user.