cero.jpg Excellent import-centric blog SiliconEra has posted about the new Z-rated game list in Japan, where the official rating system just changed: "Now there are two distinct ratings for “M” type games. A game gets a “D” rating if it’s made for gamers 17 years old and the “Z” rating is for game is for adults only (18+)."

Most interesting, though, it the list of games that now merit a Z: "Currently only a few games landed the infamous Z rating and they are: Driv3r, Max Payne, killer7, Grand Theft Auto Double Pack, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Grand Theft Auto III, The Getaway, The Getaway: Black Monday, Berserk, Simple 2000 Vol. 61: The Oneechanbara, Simple 2000 Vol. 80: The Oneechanpuru."

Well, Western-created games really _are_ doing well on that list, aren't they? Or 'well', I guess we should say - though the disgusting Grasshopper Manufacture and the D3 folks from Japan also sneak on there - dubious congratulations go to them.