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Thread: Ignoring ERSB rating (Video Game violance)

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    i'm a gamer at heart, & always have been...as a sprout ~ i never had to deal with this "ratings" nonsense, & i've played many ~ doom, quake, hexxen......shadowman.. *shrugs* it's fun, & from the occult aspect ~ i learned much.. the name of life's game is knowledge - why should i limit those that come after me the very thing that i grew up with? i attend society & make a decent living; i play by the rules & know the laws that govern us.. such games didn't twist my mind, so please......the idea of ratings is like putting diapers on puppies..

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    Quote Originally Posted by ~diva..
    i attend society & make a decent living; i play by the rules & know the laws that govern us.. such games didn't twist my mind, so please......the idea of ratings is like putting diapers on puppies..
    lololololololol

    Oh please... you may not be able to tell but those who don't play M games on a regular basis can always spot the ones who do.

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    It depends on the game. Just like R rated movies, it's one hundred percent up to the parent to decide if their child is mature enough to handle something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    lololololololol

    Oh please... you may not be able to tell but those who don't play M games on a regular basis can always spot the ones who do.

    You have an 'aura' about you. (And I'm sure Hassun and Narrator are proud of it.)
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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    well.....the M rated games is a lot more fun the E rated or the games for little kids
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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    A lot of it would depend on the content of the game, as well as the child. If I were a parent, and my 15 year old son wanted a "shoot em up" game, I'd get it for him. After all, I walked up to a cashier in Toys R Us at the age of 7 and bought a copy of Doom 2. I've been playing games like it since, and I feel no urge to commit any crimes or do anything out of the ordinary. However, I certainly wouldn't want my child playing a sexually explicit game at that age, regardless of how much porn I looked at when I was 15, my son/daughter isn't going to be when I'm around. Though I would have little doubts that when I'm not around he'll be surfing the web.

    However, if the game is indeed rated MA, I would not give it to my child if he/she is under the age of 15, that is the limit. This is assuming the content is purly violence or language I'm not naive enough to not know that by time my son/daugther is 13, they'll have heard every word in the book at school and probably be using them as well.

    So basically, my feelings are as follows:

    Sexual content: 18
    Heavy drug use: 17
    Violence: 15
    Language: 15

    And I wouldn't say that all M games are funner than E games. Super Smash Bros. was one of my favorite games and that was E. But then again so was Perfect Dark which ranked in at M for violence.

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    You have an 'aura' about you. (And I'm sure Hassun and Narrator are proud of it.)
    We attract the mentally disturbed and proud of it!

    But regarding the rating system, I think that if a parent buys a certain game that he/she knows is violent and regrets it later...then too bad. You reap what you sow, take responsibilty for YOUR mistake and don't scapegoat the video game stores and companies.

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    Re: ignoring ERSB rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    No, I don't.

    I won't even play most M rated games and I'm way past 18. I don't even want them in my house and when a friend of mine brought one over I watched it for 5 minutes and then asked him to turn it off and not bring it back.

    Not all, but most.

    If it's not appropriate for my veiwing how could it possibly be fine for someone who doesn't have the world experience I do.
    God, when i was a kid(Way back in the jurassic period.. XD), I would have died if you were my mom. jk jk Not appropiate for you, your an adult right? Do you mean those games turn you off?

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