Posted on October 5, 2007, Andrew Violent Video Games on Idaho Attorney General's Radar
This is actually a good thing when it comes down to it. It’s definitely better than an outright ban on violent video games.
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden just announced he has joined the Electronic Software Ratings Board in a campaign to raise awareness about the ESRB rating system.
“Some games contain graphic violence, language and sexual material that are simply not suitable for kids. I know this is a concern for many parents, because I’ve been asked about it many times,” Attorney General Wasden said in a press release. “But, with 1,000 new games released every year, how are parents to make, and help their kids make, good choices? The video game rating system is a good place to start. It includes age appropriate ratings, along with information about what’s actually in the game.”
And to help guide parents, a leaflet with the oh-so-difficult to understand ratings on them explained, from E for Everyone to the unheard of Adults Only rating. Too bad about that last one, though–I think some awesome games should come out for adults that Walmart should be forced to carry.