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Yeah, but I doubt you would be playing C2 if it had a GoW1 level of violence.
Well, I'm just following the ratings, which the whole community has trampled over time.
Those ratings are arbirtrary, bud. The ESRB is a group of bats*** crazy fundamentalists with no legal authority. Most stores just follow the ratings and ID check because they'd get pissed-off parents complaining because their 12 year old walked in and bought GTA5.
Either that, or ESRB needs to get it's s*** together and introduce a T15+ rating.
Ratings are well and good, but they can never be relied upon too heavily.
It's the responsibility of the parents to do their homework and educate themselves about what content any form of entertainment media may contain, whether it be movies, video games, websites, or even books. It's easy enough today with sites like Youtube and even Gamefaqs to learn about violence, sex, or any other material that might be considered inappropriate in a video game, but it is more difficult with the other media.
Like anything, the best resource is another like-minded parent that's seen a particular movie, or read a book.
Everyone is different, and all "Teens" are not created equal. More importantly, all parents are not created equal either. What one considers acceptable content, another may find offensive.
I'm alot more worried about social media than gaming as far as exposure to inappropriate content is concerned. Even Gamefaqs, with is legions of moderators, isn't able to keep the place PG-13 rated.
Or we could stop sanitizing the world because of the UAUs and get them off of the f***ing internet.
TBH, I don't think any of this will even affect them. I remember games like PD64, MGS2, and Doom 2 being my childhood, and my older brother coaching me along. By the time I was nine, I had discovered the wonderful world of porn. Now, I hold a job, have a high GPA, and I don't hide in a basement carrot-waxing dungeon like a hermit, as in the case Gurren Shin or most others here.
Gaming forums should be 15-16 + with no exceptions. They can go on Neopets or whatever the drooling infants are up to these days. Ask xXWASPXx if you need more detail.
By "protect" I mean shield younger siblings from things that they're not emotionally ready to see or experience. Younger siblings yearn to be "grown-up" just like their older brother or sister, but they're not always ready for it.
Underage access to all kinds of things is a real problem in our society today. Just take school shootings for one example. How are these kids getting their hands on guns? I grew up in a house filled with them. My dad was a licensed firearms dealer. Did I ever touch one without permission? Absolutely not. Why not? Because of rules put in place by my parents. I knew that if I even so much as looked at one of them sideways that my punishment would be so unimaginably severe that, well, the punishment would be simply unimaginable.
Anyway, this has gone pretty far off-topic. I personally like that the game isn't filled with blood, gore, and profanity. I don't really have a desire to play through that. Some people do like all that, and that's fine for them.
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