That said. Ratings dont help either, parenting is what matters....sadly 90% of this generation has forgotten how they were raised and instead let little Johnny throw tantrums until he gets what he wants...instead of knocking him across the backside. Violent games and movies do not push these kids over the edge, their unchecked behavior does.
^This. parents are real idiots these days and don't know how to raise kids at all....
I'm not against kids playing violent games, that choice is up to the parents, and if I had kids I probably wouldn't mind what they play as long as it's not too messed up (but it varies for their age of course, but once they turn 13 I probably wouldn't give a damn about what games they are playing) but when it comes down to it, it's not violent video games that make people violent, it's a number of other things, bad parenting is one of them.
If there is one thing I have learned from years of watching cartoons as a kid, its that you don't F*** with Shamans >:D
Games with explicit rape scenes (interactive or not, games cannot pull it off). I'm not a fan of torture generally, but it could be quite serious and graphic and senseless enough to warrant a ban if it isn't justified by the context.
The writing was on the wall with Bioware the minute you could completely void all of your decisions with one choice in KOTOR.