Should kids be able to buy mature games and everything in between 87 replies

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Nemmerle Advanced Member

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#71 16 years ago
Ensign RilesPerhaps, but there are so many more and better ways to calm oneself. I think kids are becoming too dependent on games these days for entertainment and "relaxation". :uhm:

Still we live in a society where other means of calming down are being slowly eliminated. Technology has come a long way since that first caveman started mastered the gift of fire. During its development we have spread out to dominate the planet, we have brought light to the dark places of the earth, water to the deserts, and man to the moon. Yet however far we come with technology there is one area we will never be able to outpace, a reaper who walks alongside our greatest advances and spurns our scientists and technicians to push ever onwards, this reaper is the consequences of implementing these technologies. We have tried to run from it, we created farms and when the consequences of those started to catch up with us we created money and an infrastructure and all the while we chained ourselves. People will never put aside this thing we've done; we will never be free again. No more can we walk off into the forests for a couple of years to centre ourselves as many would like, nor can we disappear off to some distant mountain on a whim to be alone for a few years; technology and discovery has stolen all this from us. It is only natural for people to seek relaxation in their technological toys, because there is getting to be less and less left of anything else for them to find it in.




Pethegreat Advanced Member

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#72 16 years ago

I think it is ok for kids to buy m-rates games if they can rember "its only a game"

Now blaming games like GTA on murders is stupid. Its the kids them selfes that should take the blame. I could play GTA and not have any thoughts about going out and shooting someone after i played it. Yet my brothers, who, i think are not mature enough for any TV or video games, would play it and would act out scenes from it.




Selura

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#73 16 years ago

yes, they are a perfect example of someone who should not have access to this game. most of us are reasonable, stable human beings. but there are always going to be that precious few, that go too far, and make these games taken off the market permanently. i say, better to have ratings and have the games here, than nix the ratings and have all games banned.




Lord Evilblobs

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#74 16 years ago

Please Stop Posting In Size 3 Text It Gets Kinda' Annoying

unless you reallly want to. :-D




Boston Blue

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#75 16 years ago

This is probably just repeating what's already been said here but, meh, whatever...

I think that having age ratings in place is a good thing, so that kids who're not (emotionally/psychologically) 'ready' to play a certain game can't easily get hold of them and mess themselves up. Now, of course the parents can purchase these games and then give them to the children, but then allowing the child access to the game becomes the choice of the parent, as it should be. Parent's need to start taking more responsibility for the raising of their children (that's not a dig at ALL parents, just some) and take an active interest in what their children see, do and play. Ignorance is not an excuse. Parents should familiarise themelves with the content of any game that they've been asked to buy (and that info should be readily available) and then make their decision after considering whether they believe their child is mature enough to play the game. Surely they're the best ones to make such a judgement?

So, in answer to the thread title, no... They shouldn't be able to... Age restrictions should stay, but make info on the content of the game more readily available so that parents can make an informed decision on whether to purchase for, and allow, their kids to play it.




J-Dub'

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#76 16 years ago

I have played mature games since I was 12, and I'm fine. *hearing voices "...Must... Kill... Everyone..."*

I Dont really like the ratings, theyre good for some, but most will just get the game anyway.




Boston Blue

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#77 16 years ago

Surely if they're good for some it makes their existence worthwhile?

At least with age ratings, the legal means for underage kids to acquire such games are (theoretically) shut off and the law is doing all it can to 'protect' them. Certainly I agree that with the younger generation being so tech savvy, it's probably pretty easy for them to get hold of a dodgy copy, but this can't feasibly be stopped...




Selura

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#78 16 years ago

my big type is annoying? im sorry. i dont like size 2. it seems too small.




Lord Evilblobs

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#79 16 years ago

your size 3 posting just gets a bit annoting, ignore what i said. keep positing in size 3 if you want to. :)

Boston BlueSurely if they're good for some it makes their existence worthwhile?

At least with age ratings, the legal means for underage kids to acquire such games are (theoretically) shut off and the law is doing all it can to 'protect' them. Certainly I agree that with the younger generation being so tech savvy, it's probably pretty easy for them to get hold of a dodgy copy, but this can't feasibly be stopped...

I think that all Rating age limits so on... should all go by maturity.

If some 30 year old with no work record, no financial status can get a Credit Card :eek: Why couldnt siome mature 14 year old get it.




JP(NL)

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#80 16 years ago

I think the whole issue is bullshit.

I mean, kids can watch porn whenever they want to, they can watch gore, violant movies whenever the hell they want to.

it's called modern society, get used to it.