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Submitted by Pozzle 1423d ago | opinion piece

10 Games Only Horrible Parents Would Let Their Kids Play

Maxim writes: We’re not telling you how to raise your kids, but if you let them play any of these games, we’re putting you on the FBI watch list. Also, you’re letting your son eat too much corn syrup and he should really have more friends his own age. Here are the games that will ruin your children. Parents and Santa Claus, take notes. (BMX XXX, Bulletstorm, Manhunt 2, PC, Postal 2, PS3, SAW, Thor: God of Thunder, Wii, Xbox 360)

Neko_Mega  +   1423d ago
Wheres Duke? That was far worst then BMX XXX, some of those games aren't as bad. Heck I think Mass Effect 3 sex parts are worst them most of those games.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1423d ago
i agree bmx is def bad. and i also agree mass effect 3. ME3 shouldnt be played by anyone under 13 and yet i was in gamestop getting my copy at the same time some mother was buying a copy for her kid who couldnt have been older than 10.

ME3 has crazy violence ( i can explode enimies ), the storyline is more or less about mass genocide, there is sex and partial nudity in it as well. amazing game, not for young kids. shes an idoit. i find it amazing how parents bitch about violent videogames yet they are the ones purchasing the games for the kids without actuall knowing whats in it.

GTA and MK are a few others that come to mind
inveni0  +   1422d ago
I don't shield my son from video games at all (unless they contain sexualized nudity...) because I don't believe that it makes kids crazy. My sons are perfectly well adjusted, polite, intelligent and surrounded by a large number of friends.

I also played violent games growing up, and I'm not crazy or some kind of civil outlaw, either.

Given, it definitely depends on the kid--a case-by-case basis.

I hate articles like this.
Exoil  +   1422d ago
@inveni0: You're an American right?
shadow2797  +   1422d ago
You know what? I agree with this article. Any parent that buys any of these games for their kids is a horrible parent*.

Because all these games suck*. I wouldn't play them either.

*Bulletstorm being the notable exception (how did that get in there?).
inveni0  +   1422d ago
I assume you make that assumption because of my nudity comment. Please note that I said "sexualized". Seven-year old children shouldn't watch penises enter vaginas while hearing "yeah, yeah, yeah!"

If that's what makes me an American...well, then, I'm proud to be an American.
Exoil  +   1421d ago
@inveni0: No, it's the american view on "sex being the devil" (to quote Waterboy).
I understand why you won't let your, I suppose, 7 year old, play sexualised games, but I can't really understand why you seem to think games like Manhunt, Postal, God of War, Ninja Gaiden and so on is any better for a young kid to play or watch.

But hey, we all have our own way of raising our kids :-)
inveni0  +   1421d ago
Like I said, it depends on the kid. Some impulses are easier to control than others.

That being said, I wouldn't let my son play Manhunt or Postal. But only because they're violent for the sake of violence. I think that kind of thing is stupid. I don't like to feed stupidity or the families of the people that create it.
Ares84HU  +   1423d ago
Mass Effect 3 sex parts are worst??

I just hate it that in today's society sex is considered to be a bad thing that can't be shown but it's ok to murder thousands of people in games like CoD and such and rip their heads off in MK.

Am I the only one who thinks that there is something wrong here?

Also, every parent who let's their kind play video games should be familiar with the rating system. If they aren't than they are doing a bad job as a parent.
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PooEgg  +   1423d ago
Agreed, violence in video game should be a bigger concern for parents then sex in video games. plus the sex in ME3 is no worse than what they might see in a lot of TV shows. Plus if parents talked to their kids about sex instead of pretending it is something that does not exist we would probably have a lot less teen pregnancy.
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rdgneoz3  +   1423d ago
In the US, people get outraged more about sex / nudity than violence. In other parts of the world, its the opposite.
pandaboy  +   1422d ago
it's because in america you get a lot of the devout religious. They have a very mentally immature attitude toward sex.
SilentNegotiator  +   1422d ago
I think our youth is more likely to act on sex than shoot up their school. At least in the kind of area I grew up in.

So a policy of premarital abstinence, avoiding sexual influences, and not engaging in homosexuality is "immature" in a world with increasing rates of aids, teenage pregnancy, and faulty birth/STD control? Or just a different life decision than yours?
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pandaboy  +   1422d ago
Yes it is very immature. European countries have a much healthier attitude toward sex. It's talked about, safe sex is encouraged, and it isn't a taboo like the religious make it out to be. The more secular countries actually lower teenage pregnancy too, but I don't have a source for that just now sorry.

Lets also not go down the infamous 'n4g different opinion argument' either as though you think every opinion has the same logical validity. You sure do have some wacky opinions silentnegotiator.
SilentNegotiator  +   1422d ago

Your version of America is very stereotypical. But the reality is that, even though abstinence is encouraged more, so is the use of protection.

And don't tell ME that I'm apart of the "every opinion is valid" group. I'm always about objective review. Those things are a lifestyle choices. There's no need to be threatened by their lifestyle choices because they're not yours. I know the stereotype is that those people "force" those things on "you", but (if) you're an adult, no one can make you follow the same path.

And don't waste your time telling me a "fact" if you're not even going to provide a source. Even if it's true, I really don't care. Abstinence is still a lot more effective against getting STDs and avoiding pregnancy. America probably does have a higher teen pregnancy rate...and that's because "prude" America is more sexual than MANY other supposedly "secular" places. Lots and lots of silly stereotypes.
ShabbaRanks  +   1422d ago
@Ares84HU people are retarded thats why ... Sex is bad violence is good. Fathers bring their kids to the shooting range at 5 years old, but dont talk about pussy son -_-
theDECAY  +   1422d ago
@ SilentNegotiator

He was right from the beginning. It's not news. We care more about sex than violence in the US. Stop arguing.
Lazy_Sunday  +   1422d ago
I played Duke Nukem and Mortal Kombat with my Dad growing up before I even hit into Kindergarten. I got a full ride to a pretty famous (some would say "prestigious") university thanks to my 7.3GPA in high school (4.0 weighted). I grew up playing violent and controversial video games. I currently have a 4.0 GPA and am a sophomore in college. I couldn't fathom the thought of hurting another human being. In fact video games probably granted me better insight on the difference between "real life" and "pretend."

If you follow that standard, people who play video games with violent or controversial content will be less likely to hurt others or make big mistakes and more likely to do well in school and get scholarships.

...I also have a lot of sex. Living the dream.

Violent video games = full ride and lots of sex
Troll science?
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theDECAY  +   1422d ago
Getting good grades in school isn't an argument. What are you talking about? This argument isn't about you and no one cares where you went to school.

Womanizers, drunks, murderers, rapist and thieves may have all gotten good grades in high school. What logic are you using?
Lazy_Sunday  +   1419d ago
Someone's a little upset. Sounds like someone's played a few too many violent video games, with that kind of temper lol!

jk. I'm still in college though, not out yet. Didn't mean to sound like a show off or anything, I just wanted to grant some insight using my life, but you seemed to have taken it personally. Sorry you took it that way :/
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onyoursistersback  +   1422d ago Trill Kill, the guy with no arms doing the break dancing! hahah...
Shnazzyone  +   1423d ago
Please note, if your parents let you get these games as a kid. Your parents are horrible.
Shnazzyone  +   1422d ago
Experiment to see how many kids are on the site. Seeing as all these games came out in the 2000's. 8 Whiny children counted who should have been brought up better. Either that or their all parents that bought their kids these titles.
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mynameisEvil  +   1422d ago
No, our parents actually understood how we are.

If your child is mentally unstable, yeah, I could understand not getting him games like friggin' Manhunt. But for someone who IS mentally stable (excluding bipolar, but that doesn't make me violent), there's nothing wrong with violent games.

My dad said something long ago that was so damn simple yet so damn important. "You can play any game you want (he wasn't talking about AO games, people) as long as you never do the things they do in those games."

And guess what? I've never assaulted someone. I've never murdered someone. The only time I've hit people was in self-defense. I've never smoked or done any sort of illegal drug. I haven't swallowed even the tiniest bit of alcohol. I haven't molested or raped anyone. I haven't committed grand theft auto.

So, yeah, I've played many violent, sexual, or otherwise very disturbing games in my life and I've never committed or wanted to commit any sort of felony. So, since my parents understood that I'd never do any of these things in the games, they let me play them. How does that make them bad?

Now, again, if your child is mentally unstable and you DO let him play these games, yeah, you're a horrible parent. But understanding your child? That's one of the best things a parent could do.
theDECAY  +   1421d ago
The fact that you've never smoked pot shows that those games messed with your mind. Never smoked pot. Kids these days.
Tonester925  +   1423d ago
I remember renting BMX XXX from blockbuster. lol I forgot about that. No Parent needed. Then I tried to rent GTA... "We need your parents" lol Uhhh Backwards

Besides that... Who even spends money on making a game like that
MANGLORD  +   1423d ago
Nice! I remember playing thrill kill on the modded ps.
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xtremexx  +   1422d ago
horrible parents? or best parents EVER!?
theDECAY  +   1422d ago
Funny sh*t. +1
ThrazN7  +   1422d ago
When i was younger i actually taught my parents about the ESRB ratings.I rented and bought games for my age the only time i really got to play violent games was when my brother got it.
Soldierone  +   1422d ago
One thing that annoys the absolute hell out of me is people that want to "parent" other peoples kids. If someone lets their kid play a game, then tough crap! It takes a real parent to teach a kid right and wrong, video game from real life, and how to be a good person.

I played Duke Nukem my entire life, I played violent games, I listened to music with curse words, yet I'm a softspoken guy and have been complimented on being kind almost every day of my life because of my parents.

Honestly its not your kid so get over it. Am I saying its completely okay for a 5 year old to be playing Duke Nukem? No, but if it isn't my kid I'm not the one to step in and say that to anyone, and I'm not going to turn and say "well that kid is going to be the devil" or "they are horrible parents" either. Honestly people that do that must be terrible parents themselves, locking their kids out of everything in the world because they don't know how to tell them "this is wrong."
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1422d ago
So, wait...

Are you saying nobody should write parenting books, become family psychologists, or even give quick tips to other parents who are new to parenthood?

Because that's what it sounds like.

Soldierone  +   1422d ago
Um no if someone turns to you for advice then its an entirely different story. However walking around acting like you are a family psychologists or that your "parenting book" is a book of laws is completely wrong.

If I let my kid play a game, I don't need you telling me its wrong because as a parent I am fully capable of teaching him right and wrong, and if he isn't learning I'll take the game away myself. Period.

MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1422d ago
You didn't have to read the article, just like you don't have to read a parenting book or read a column from a newspaper about parenting. You CHOSE to read the article. You CHOSE to get angry at the author for trying to help other people be better parents.

I'm sorry. Are you lost on this?
Awesome_Gamer  +   1422d ago
I want a Manhunt 3 :(
BraveToaster  +   1422d ago
Why isn't Call of Duty on there?
ChiVoLok0  +   1422d ago
It's ok if the kid doesn't have a mic.
Pintheshadows  +   1422d ago
Manhunt or Soldier of Fortune.

Hey Timmy, did you just blow that innocent Iraqi civilians legs off? Oh Timmy you little scamp.

Having said that I played Doom and Duke and to my knowledge i've never killed anyone with a shotgun. The thing that scarred me as a child was the painting from Ghostbusters 2.
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SuperBeast811  +   1422d ago
BMXXX was actually fun
Nes_Daze  +   1422d ago
Problem is some kids can handle the violence and sexual references to a certain extent, but some can't.

Sorry, but parents in the U.S. are horrible as it is. At 18 you're an adult and you have to GTFO? What? You can scream at your mom and dad whenever? What?

My parents didn't let me get any violent games when I was younger, and when they did they let me know how pissed off they were that I got it. The more involved parents are in a kids life, the better.
PersonaCat  +   1422d ago
Woah buddy, you are doing an awful lot of generalizing there. At 18, kids are usually leaving the house to go to college. Only time I've ever heard of a kid getting kicked out of their house is because they did something terrible. You're also way off about kids yelling at their parents. Are you getting these facts off of youtube vids or something? My mom would slap the hell out of me if I ever yelled at her. It's called respect (and fear probably lol) A rude brat can come from anywhere.
theDECAY  +   1422d ago
I agree with you man. I can curse at my mom, but in the end, she's gonna kick the sh*t out of me.
Nes_Daze  +   1422d ago
Well yes I agree I was generalizing, I don't think all kids here are that way, but I DO think most of them are treated this way or treat their parents that way, and I do think there's certainly family values that have been lost in this country.
FinaLXiii  +   1422d ago
lol Thor is on the list.
trikster40  +   1422d ago
Gotta love parenting advice from Maxim.
Kluv  +   1422d ago
gtfo maxim.
TBONEJF  +   1422d ago
Why isn't GRAND THEFT AUTO ON THERE?? It has drugs, alcohol and yet hookers and FCKING in the game that's the worse game of all. but it's every 10-12yr old favorite game
Soldierone  +   1422d ago
According to Maxim the expanded gameplay and stories cover up the fact that all this stuff is going on so "it isn't that bad" compared to these games that I'm assuming throw it right at you without "hiding it"

Yet Bulletstorm is on the
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1422d ago
Put COD series on that list.
SuperBeast811  +   1422d ago
I know right?Boobs on a bike baaad but glorifying headshots is fine?? weird society we live in
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1422d ago
They trashed Skrillex. I can't like this site.
honkyjesus  +   1422d ago
It is just hipster techno music.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1422d ago
Radiohead is just generic hipster, mellow-rock.
The Beatles were just a bunch of stoners who played instruments...

Grow up, man.
impulse135  +   1422d ago
ive played mortal kombat since i was kid and i turned out allright
Summons75  +   1422d ago
No GTA or Call of duty? terrible
ninjahunter  +   1422d ago
Lol, I was worried the list wouldnt include a terrible game.
ZBlacktt  +   1422d ago
Saints Row the 3rd. If you've played it, then you are very aware, lol. Dildo machines, fist machines, etc....
Father Time  +   1422d ago
I never played Bulletstorm, but nothing in the trailers seemed misogynistic. Any idea what he's referring to?
honkyjesus  +   1422d ago
Awesome stuff, this is what gaming is all about.
Kos-Mos  +   1422d ago
What`s wrong with usa? Why is it bad for kids to see a nipple?
mynameisEvil  +   1422d ago
Man, hell if I know. It seems no one in the world can figure out what is acceptable and what is not.

The way I see it, if you know your kid well enough to know that he won't overreact by trying to grabbing tits and murdering people, let them see violence and tits. I mean, seriously, if he's not going to do anything bad, why punish him?

However, KIDS should not curse. What do I mean by that, exactly? Well, even though I don't actually believe in such a thing as "cursing" (a word's a word, dammit. There are no 'evil' words, only words used in bad context by the speaker), kids sound so stupid when they say, "shit." Seriously, anybody who's ever played CoD online knows that the 6 - 12 year olds sound the most stupid because the word "asshole" just sounds ridiculous with their pre-puberty voices.

Why am I writing walls of text today?
nik666uk  +   1422d ago
Some Amazon customer reviews make me laugh when they write, "Bought this for my Grandson and he loves it!" for 18 cert violent games!!
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Relientk77  +   1422d ago
In the BMX XXX video, there was like 4 seconds of bike riding, and 90 seconds of women lol

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