Sunday, June 22, 2008

Diff'rent Strokes

Son just spend some of his money on a new video game. While standing in line there, we observed a boy, probably about 8 years old, discussing the new vs. used price of Grand Theft Auto III. The clerk advised the mother that the game was rated M for mature. The mother replied, in a sort of snippy tone, that she knew that.

Son whispered that he wasn't sure that was appropriate.


Ashitaka said...

Looks like you're doing a wonderful job then. Personally, I like GTA3, but then again I'm 22 and believe those kids who went out to shoot at cars on the highway were absolutely nuts and shouldn't be able to blame their apparent mental illness on a video game.

GDad said...

I'm hardly a prude or fussbudget for adults, but I do try to keep the seedier stuff away from kids.

CrankyProf said...

I'm with you. Over the age of eighteen = whatever floats your boat, as long as it's not illegal. Under eighteen = defer to a responsible adult.

Irresponsible parenting is the bane of society right now, as far as i am concerned.

Akusai said...

What's worse is that those irresponsible parents are the ones causing Washington to take notice of violent games and some politicians to push for legislation to mandate ratings and decide sales practices.

When pretty much everyone got behind the MPAA's voluntary ratings system, the government pretty much stopped trying to police Hollywood. If folks would stop ignoring the ESRB, maybe they'd leave my favorite hobby alone, too.