on 19-07-2011 07:44 PM
Wait, why are children who are 6 years old playing games in the first place. What happend to " growing up " and " childhood ". Mehh its a game, i watched Chucky as a yound child and i grew up watching them, im not a serial killer now....im sorry nothing can influence children, its the way there brought up simple.
on 19-07-2011 08:07 PM
I am looking at the long term based on my experience as a child and not being restricted, i grew up alright, i suspect my kids will too.
Very true, its the way they are brought up.
on 19-07-2011 08:33 PM
on 19-07-2011 09:46 PM
on 19-07-2011 10:11 PM
on 19-07-2011 10:14 PM
If the parents are proving to be too irresponsible, why don't the hardware companies take the baton and add age restriction features to stop kids playing over 18 content? I heard Sony have implemented Cinivia (SP) to the PS3 and new blurays to prevent piracy, so if they can do that, why would this be so difficult?
I will decide what my (future) kids do/don't see/play.
On the note of game ratings though, I had a quick blip through my collection. Under the scheme above: You'd have to be 7 to play little big planet, 12 to play sonic mega collection, 18 to play resident evil 5. Some ratings I found a tad odd were Modnation racers which is a 7, next to burnout 3, which is a 3??? Assassins creed is only a 15 though?
on 19-07-2011 10:26 PM
I never compared computer games based on crime to real life crime.
I said that it affects the behaviours, psychology and mannerisms of kids. Games are getting so good graphically that their video sequences can't be distinguished from film or animation too.
Thats absurd of course they can be distinguished. If were talking GTA here then the awful ragdoll physics and cartoony graphics give it away straight away. COD
There is no proven link between computer games and violence etc.
One of the most common criticisms of video games is that they increase the violent tendencies among youth. However, several major studies by groups such as The Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health, The Journal of Adolescent Health, and The British Medical Journal have shown no conclusive link between video game usage and violent activity.
Would you like me to stop my son riding his bike on the road, cars & lorries are big and dangerous? Shall I stop him riding his motor bike at the weekends or his BMX as they can hurt.
Like my dad says; ''you cant wrap them in cotton wool and stop them having FUN!''
19-07-2011 10:31 PM - edited 19-07-2011 10:45 PM
When i was a child the stuff i watched in films was far worse than the stuff kids see in games today.
Oh by the way i was playing games long before sonic was even thought of.
on 19-07-2011 10:32 PM
Oh and for a second I thought that your head hurts when you think. LOL.
That needs this.
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