Controlling what games our children play

Game Junkie: "I'm doing a story for The Press at the moment on what modern games consoles offer parents in the way of protecting their children from inappropriate content.

All three - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii - offer parental controls using four-digit pin codes that let parents set the rules over what content young gamers can and cannot access, i.e. stopping the ability to send voice or text messages online or locking out an R-rated game. The PS3 and Nintendo Wii will also let parents disable the internet functions of the respective consoles, and a Microsoft executive I was talking to for the story told me that while it wasn't the company's place to tell parents what their children could and couldn't watch, he personally felt it was the company's responsibility to provide tools so parents could make the decision more easily."

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