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#1 12 years ago

Is there any place in the US where it is illegal to sell violent videogames to minors? Here in Finland, if you are younger than the age printed on the game, you just can't buy the game. For example, if you are 17 and try to buy a game meant for mature audiences (18+), you will not find a store that will sell it to you. The stores can get fined up to 200,000 euros :P

If you are 12 and try to buy a game with an age recommendation of 13, you can't buy it either. I don't think this has hurt game sales here as kids just buy the games over the net or get their parents to buy them. Still, I would be interested to know what it is like where all you people live.




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#2 12 years ago

here in Australia we dont have R18+ games i dont think, but from wen i was 12 i use to go in to the game show and get what i wanted, to them its just the money, and anyway games dont cause the Violens if the person that plays there are screwed in the head....well you know.....




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#3 12 years ago

Yeah we have that here, but there's a way to get around it. We call it HMV.




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#4 12 years ago

Well, I believe anyone can get rated T (Teen) games (not too sure about that) But in order to get rated M (mature audiences, 17 and older) you need to be 17 or older to buy the game.. just like AO (adults only, 18+) you must be 18+. I don't think they even allowed to display most AO games.. you gotta ask for them or something..




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#5 12 years ago

most places dont even sell AO games.


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#6 12 years ago
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.most places dont even sell AO games.

Yeah it's store policy.. you could find them at 'porno stores' probably.

Remember GTA3 and the famous Hot Coffee mod? As soon as the rating changed, lots of stores ripped them from the shelves.




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#7 12 years ago

True, i know walmart, kmart, etc... pulled it.....

anyway, i think a ban would be pointless, most kids get them now from their clueless parents, and thats where the main problem is


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#8 12 years ago

Officially the stores don't sell games for 13+ to kids under 13 etcetera, but 99% of the stores don't really care about it. They just sell it anyway.




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#9 12 years ago

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.True, i know walmart, kmart, etc... pulled it.....

anyway, i think a ban would be pointless, most kids get them now from their clueless parents, and thats where the main problem is

Yeah, I agree. Parents dont research into the games, or even the ESRB. Parents can be quite niave.




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#10 12 years ago
ANZACSAShere in Australia we dont have R18+ games i dont think, but from wen i was 12 i use to go in to the game show and get what i wanted, to them its just the money, and anyway games dont cause the Violens if the person that plays there are screwed in the head....well you know.....

actually we do mate, on some games it says 18+ and stuff, but EB and stuff dont care.