Since the release of Grand Theft Auto 4 the mainstream media has been bashing video games saying that they are dumbing down and making our children violent. This is true only because parents have no idea what the ESRB is. Parents are the ones to blame in this situation not the gaming industry. It has on the front of each games case a rating. They range from E for everyone, T for teen, and M for mature. On the back of the case there is also a box that says the reason that game is rated what it is.