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rant: do people still read?

#1auginistePosted 1/17/2014 10:30:22 PM
so i went to a local mall to buy a gift for my kid, then a woman ahead of me was going to buy a playstation 3 with a GTA V game for his 7 or 8 year old kid. seriously, GTA V for a kid that age?! ESRB Rating read it! It's there for a reason!

i tried to stop her with the game, but supported her with the console. after all, the ps3 has a good library for her kid's age. but the kid was insistent on the title, so the woman just brushed me off.

seriously? can you call that responsible parenting? i know it's a video game but come on!
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#2Dynasty3Posted 1/17/2014 10:33:34 PM
You don't know the kid's actual age, you don't know his maturity level, you don't know anything about them. Stop being a judgmental ass.
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#3AlltraPosted 1/17/2014 10:36:06 PM
Have you played GTV? The kid's probably heard and seen worse on his playground or at his bus stop.
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#4auginiste(Topic Creator)Posted 1/17/2014 10:38:11 PM
meaning to say, if you have a kid around that age, you'd let him play the title? you know the contents of the game, and honestly, would you let your kid be exposed to that material? yes, i get your case about the kid's maturity, but then again, it's like letting your kid watch porn.
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#5exodus2020Posted 1/17/2014 10:42:51 PM(edited)
I gotta go with TC here.. I can totally see the "parent" calling the store later and "complaining" about the game his or her young child is playing. While it is completely their fault cause they just chose to ignore the big noticeable label on the front and back of the game with all the warnings..

I have seen it happen many times...
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#6Junpei_StupeiPosted 1/17/2014 10:48:30 PM(edited)
auginiste posted...
meaning to say, if you have a kid around that age, you'd let him play the title? you know the contents of the game, and honestly, would you let your kid be exposed to that material? yes, i get your case about the kid's maturity, but then again, it's like letting your kid watch porn.


I'd rather have my Kids watch pr0n than play GTA V.


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#7Lord_Ka1nPosted 1/17/2014 10:43:16 PM
stop trying to shelter your children. let them play gta.
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#8TomoEK9Posted 1/17/2014 10:44:32 PM
I have seen it happen before, kid wants Halo/CoD/Gears of War/GTA and will whine incessantly until they get it. Parent just takes it and walks over to the cashier and pays for it, even if the person working there tells them its a bad idea to be buying that game for their kid.

Only time I have ever seen a parent turn down a game was because they just didn't want to buy it, not because they had any actual problem with the game.
#9Red_JesterPosted 1/17/2014 10:47:00 PM
We live in America. The kid can already see skimpily clothed teen girls dancing around and using sexual innuendo on kids shows. That's when he's not watching the latest action movies and the Walking Dead, which is popular with kids.
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#10AlltraPosted 1/17/2014 10:49:57 PM
Kids are way more mature than people give them credit for.
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