that isnt the issue. sure, i was watching violent movies and porn at age 11, and i turned out ok. the issue is accountability and cencorship. if these games were available to anyone, then any dumbshit is going to do stupid things and blame it on what they saw. parents and Christian groups will raly to have them banned. they will probably succeed, in the world the way it is now. legaly, we cant censor them, but if enough parents complain,(and panicky parents are a dangerous animal) you bet your ass that all rated R material will stat to dissapear. ratings keep everything balanced. games can be released without fear of an uprising, and parents get peice of mind that their children are safe.
i know you are 16 and think ratings are unfair. i did too, at 16. but believe me, its better than nothing. be glad our society lets it exist at all. before you know it, you will be 21 and you probably wont even care anymore.
your saying 2 contrevetial things in your post.
First you say you turned out ok after all the crap you were watching then you almost say ratings are good.
Yes, any person who beleives that a VIDEO GAME influences the way a NORMAL person thinks is dumb. I'm not gonna play vice city then run outside, carjack someone and run a few people over. ESRB rating's are not made to prevent kids from buying things, they are made as a 'buying tool' for the parents.
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Well, the way I see it is that if I kid can't go see a person get blown up by an RPG in real life and feel something other than sickness/fear/etc, they shouldn't be playing any sort of violent game. :uhm:
Might seem a bit harsh, but I don't think so at all.
ESRB sometimes rates like shit.
you all seemed to have missed the point. i did say ratings are good, and i dont believe vidio games make normal people do bad things. but the fact of the matter is, there ARE people out there who are going to try to blame vidio games simple because they dont like them, and they cant admit their own fault.
it does work as a bying guide for parents, but it also helps keep games from being cencored.
Lord Evilblobsgood point Spyder. i agree GTA: No Porn: No Everything else: YES unless there parents say no.
Why is everyone bashing the GTA seires? I've played worse games then that! Like Postal 1 & 2. If "Gore" is an issue th: SOFII is worse If "Drugs" and "Kusez" are an issue, Kingpin is worse. If basic violence is the issue, then UT is worse. There are worse games out there. In my eye GTA isn't a great game anyway. I like Call of Duty, UT seires, Tribes, all those. But GTA's worst thing is hookers then, why is it bad to beat the shit out of them?? lol In my eyes all that think games is the cause of violence, diserve ti die!!!...lol, jk Its all bullshit.
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
Please don't revive 5 month old thread, thanks.