History of Video Games 2013

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    Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar release Grand Theft Auto V. Highly anticipated, it will make $1 billion dollars in three days — the fastest selling entertainment product in history.

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    PlayStation 4 launches, becoming the Sony’s fastest selling console to date.

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    The ESRB, along with several video game rating authorities around the world, establishes the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC), a globally streamlined age classification process for digital games and mobile apps, that generates ratings reflecting each participating rating authority’s distinct standards. IARC allows apps and games to be rated for multiple nations and regions with a single submission.

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    Microsoft launches the Xbox One, marking the third generation console in the Xbox series featuring HDR10 high-dynamic-range video, 4K video playback and games playing up to 1080p.