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Mobile app for parents buying video games

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mobile apps to help parents buy the right video games for kids.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.       When it comes to finding age appropriate video games for kids, the responsibility lies with parents.   And the Entertainment Software Rating Board or ESRB has been using ratings for the last 17 years as a guide.    But the rating on the box may not give parents as much information as they’d like.   So now the ESRB has mobile apps that can help.   President Patricia Vance…

“What’s really cool about the apps is you can not only type in the game’s title and get the search results that way, but you can also take a photo of the box with your phone, just the front of the box, and it will search from photo recognition as well.”

The ESRB apps are free and available for the iPhone, Android devices and Windows Phone 7.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Video Games