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Thread: Ignoring ERSB rating (Video Game violance)

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Hassun
    However, if you really want to know if your kid(s) is/are only playing games you allow them to . . . you could even try them yourself
    I wholeheartedly agree with you on that point. As for myself, and my future kids.. We'll be both playing video games together.

    While I think this whole video game = violence debate is gibberish caused by furious parents and politicians, I do believe there there is a certain age limit to games, but it's not as severe as the ESRB ratings. I think Vegeta has made one of the best posts on the subject that I have ever seen. I also plan take a similar approach to my kids.

    Let's be honest with ourselves, ratings have never stopped us now, and never will stop the kids of tomorrow. Furthermore, while I don't believe video games cause kids to become violent, and/or want to shoot up some place, the best remedy is to be actively involved in your kid's life. While you want to set your role as a parent first, and a best friend second, I think the best way to keep your kid out of trouble, is to be constantly active in his life. For example, if your kid wants to buy a violent 1st-person shooter game... Play the game with him. By playing with him, and participating with him, you control the atmosphere and the "aura" mentioned above, that supposedly sets in when they are playing games.

    It's time to stop ignoring your kids. It's time to stop acting surprised when they get in trouble. It's time to stop the blame game. Play with your kids, and be a part of their life, as you're supposed to, and everything will slowly set itself into play.

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    Well i guess you do live up to your namesake. You are a lady I guess? ^__^

    Dont tell me your one of those soccer moms? Say it aint so? XD jk jk


    I just love those M games. ^__^

    I wholeheartedly agree with you on that point. As for myself, and my future kids.. We'll be both playing video games together.

    While I think this whole video game = violence debate is gibberish caused by furious parents and politicians, I do believe there there is a certain age limit to games, but it's not as severe as the ESRB ratings. I think Vegeta has made one of the best posts on the subject that I have ever seen. I also plan take a similar approach to my kids.

    Let's be honest with ourselves, ratings have never stopped us now, and never will stop the kids of tomorrow. Furthermore, while I don't believe video games cause kids to become violent, and/or want to shoot up some place, the best remedy is to be actively involved in your kid's life. While you want to set your role as a parent first, and a best friend second, I think the best way to keep your kid out of trouble, is to be constantly active in his life. For example, if your kid wants to buy a violent 1st-person shooter game... Play the game with him. By playing with him, and participating with him, you control the atmosphere and the "aura" mentioned above, that supposedly sets in when they are playing games.

    It's time to stop ignoring your kids. It's time to stop acting surprised when they get in trouble. It's time to stop the blame game. Play with your kids, and be a part of their life, as you're supposed to, and everything will slowly set itself into play.
    Here here!! Exactly.
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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    Agreeing quite a lot with silverskater145. My dad played with me at simple games like super mario 1 and 3, ninja turtles II and a few others. We had lots of fun, thought that was quite some time ago...Having someone that shows you how to react or stop you when you exaggerate or simply mention that it isn't always okay helps quite a bit in my opinion. At least when your told you can realise if your doing something good or bad and know when its not good to do something in a given occasion.
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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    "Brain rot" is no more then a slang phrase for Neural Pathways being created that will desensitize the person to "suffering, conflict, and violence" or simply create behavior patterns that are not conductive to future scholastic achievment.
    Point proven. Just look at Meiwaku's point.

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    I don't feel I've been desensitized whatsoever. Though I've seen countless thousands of horrific deaths on screen or in games, I can barely stand the sight of blood in the real world, and in situations of death or similiar I find myself fighting to contain the contents of my stomach. When I watch a film I know even down to the core of my mind that what I am seeing is fabricated. However, life it's self is not fabricated, and I can understand the seriousness of matters. While I may enjoy a violent game, I do not enjoy violence in the real world, whether it's across the street or across the ocean, it makes me feel uneasy inside.

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    I feel good when I finished a good game and destroyed the enemy, but in real life, I don't even kill a mosquito biting me (buddhist). It really depends on the kid in my opinion.

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    The people of my native land don't care about ERSB, little kids play games like theft auto, resident evil, evil may cry etc, ignoring its contents.

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    Re: Ignoring ERSB rating

    I believe the ERSB ratings boards should not be ingnored because they do work, it provides information to the parents about the content and the level a panel of people feel that a child should play at, the real mess here is only about what age should a child be playing a Mature rated game, the reason for 17 being the age was because the age at which a child can see a rated R movie is 17 and the board felt that the age should be the same for all entertainment medium, I think the rules right now are appropriate, the point comes down to the parents, I was reading somewhere that almost 50 percent of all parents ignore the ERSB ratings when deciding which game to buy their kid, there needs to be more education for adults that when your child decides he wants a game, you as a parent must take the time to look at the game itself.

    Also, though we may become desensitized to violence and such when we are exposed to it, brain rot doesn't constitute a poor academic performance, I myself am a gamer who does play mature rated games however my academic performance in my major is exceptional, I am also interested in what world experience Lady Barramore has I am curious. Also, alot of mature rated games are actually quite well done, though GTA San Andreas, did have shooting and robbing and such, the story was quite well done, other games such as the metal gear series is also very well done, the mature rating is nothing more than an opinion by a board of people on the specifics of what is actually in the game, to refrain yourself from almost all mature rated stuff, it seems like you will miss out on very well done entertainment media. All of this, arguing about mature rated games for kids is just the next carcass for the vultures of politics to knaw on. It just seems like Lady Barramore's comments are trying to demean those of us who enjoy mature rated games for more than just the blood and destruction; I have never had a criminal record nor have I gotten bad grades in school. My whole point is that the topic of mature rated games is complete nonsense because the system is alright the way it is, its the approach that needs to be looked at.

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