Now I know parents think “Oh my goodness this game is too violent!” but that all depends of the person. Ratings were created to tell you what age group they recommend the game to. If you’re the one buying it it should not matter all long as you’re okay with it. “Shut up and take my money” this is a quote from the extremely funny Philip J. Fry for hit show Futrama, this quote was used because in the show fry hears about all the wonderful things of the iPod and runs to get on, before the sales clerk and even say anything fry says “Shut up and take my money.”. This is how it works with Teens, no one cares that the game has an E rating or an M rating, If the game looks fun they just want you to ‘shut up and take their money”.
Yes there are some games out there that are very violent. Take Grand Thief Auto for example. Players can kill other humans, including police officers, or drive into pedestrians on sidewalks and in parks. Gang warfare, beatings, drive-by shootings, and bloody deaths are all shown in gory detail. Yes this is mostly likely violent to you and too much for your child but some teens are more mature than others, meaning they know not say, do, or replicate anything from this game. If you feel that your child cannot handle this then simple say they can’t buy it.
This is most likely the reason parents don’t want young Billy playing violent games. There have been a lot of shootings in the U.S. These past years and most parents think that most of the of the teen shootings where inspired by violent gun games. This may have been the... [continues]
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