After looking at the heavy amount of violence, blood and gore from western games this gen with more realistic graphics... The new trend of Jrpgs turning into loli games and more sexualitation of female characters.... Politicians and journalists attacking video games because of violent behavior....
1 - Do you think video games are for kids, yes or no?
2 - Do you think games have become too real with graphics ... compared to the 16 bit graphics?
3 - How should the industry separate ADULT material from KIDS material in video games?
1. Yes and No. You should probably rephrase that question. With the way you worded it, saying no implies games are NOT for children and that they shouldn't play them.
2. No...the ultimate goal of gaming is to blur reality and have our world and the digital world converge. Christians speak of Eden as a holy land where we can all reach salvation and obtain happiness. I believe that Eden is the ultimate realization of virtual reality. One day, gaming will be the answer to all of the world's problems. We can have a game where all people can live in harmony...free of material concern. Our souls will exist in games, we will no longer need to rely on our bodies and food.
3. We're doing fine, we just need to enforce stricter control of selling games. For example, games with "adult" content should be enforced like alcohol is, we should be required to show our ID's to buy ANY game. --- The Judge, Jury, and Executioner
1. Yes, but not all games. Just as movies, tv shows, cds and other forms of entertainment aren't for all ages.
2. No. I think even if it's real looking kids should know right from wrong. If they can't distinguish fantasy from real life than they should not let them play games that will corrupt them.
3. Maybe there should be tougher laws, here in Aus they can refuse to sell alcohol or cigarettes to anyone they think is buying it for underage kids, it's called a secondary purchase I think. So they could try that with games.
Or have a separate section like how they do at a video hire store.
When consoles/handhelds have parental controls, these should be made more obvious to parents. That way they can't get into games without a password. --- <3BennyBear
Unless they start brown paper sleeving the game packaging and enforcing a "top shelf" policy then I don't see how the game industry can separate adults and kid games? Maybe it would take that to stop parents from picking these Adult games up for kids but it did not even work for tobacco, alcohol or porn. Someone always got their hands on it.
Maybe one day when we go fully digital and you need a credit card for their purchases, we will see a greater separation happen as kids won't have cards and adults will be more aware of their online purchases? --- Purveyor of pixelated pornography since 1984 http://cdn.list25.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/aboss.gif
Mature themes and other adult content is for adults, other than that, Kids still want to play these type of games, especially if they got older siblings who play video games, these days. Also kids are much into violence these days, with all the Super hero movies and action flicks , turning cartoon form as well, they also are hooked into play Grand Theft Auto , and come Sept when that game comes out, a lot of kids will flock to the video store to try to buy this game on their own and some Clerks will over look the ESRB rating *and possible be fired* but wanting to let the young ones play these games, only Parents can really guide their own kids into choosing what game is best, and these days most parents just let their kids play anything, but some will at least watch or correct and teach their kids about such parts in a mature games, even if it is about sex and violence, that's just the way this decade is, It's really up to the parents. --- Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else. -anonymous