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Submitted by TheSuperior 861d ago | opinion piece

5 Video Games that should be Kept Away From Children

With ESRB and Pegi out there to help guide parents in deciding which games their kids should be playing; children gaming out of the age range of isn’t all that big of a problem. You have some parents that decide on their if their children can play out of what ESRB says just by the look of the game and then you have some that won’t let their child touch a game if the rating is too old for them. On a personal note I don’t see what the big deal is with having your child play a game noted for being for mature audiences if you feel that your child can handle the content (I’ve been playing games that were rated mature since I was very young and I turned out just fine). But in all honesty there are a few games out there to keep out of your child’s reach. Take a look at the list of games to keep away from your children... (BMX XXX, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Culture, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, SAW, Twisted Metal , Xbox, Xbox 360)

TheSuperior  +   861d ago
Im not the kind of person to think that kids shouldnt play certain games but i do think it would be pretty bad to have a child play through BMX XXX. that would be wrong in so many ways...
-Mika-  +   861d ago
They are going to learn about that stuff soon anyway so it not that big of a deal.
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GanjaMan  +   860d ago
lol mate my dad bought me bmx xxx when i was like 8/9 and i fucking loved the game especially the videos ;)
snipes101  +   860d ago
I played the first Doom when I was 4 or 5 on a daily basis after getting out of my Kindergarten classes haha. I wouldnt consider myself messed up at all.

But, I think on average, I would prefer that my kid played more enriching games before introducing him to FPS's. If my dad had been more of a gamer Im sure he would have done the same, but I wish he had. I find it hard sometimes to get into deeper gaming experiences because of that.
abombletap  +   861d ago
some parents do not care at all...i have seen and sold games like gears and dead space to 5yr old kids and parents are like "i have to keep my kids happy"
TheUnbiasedLion  +   861d ago
i hate parents like that my girlfriends mum just buys her 9 year old COD.

If i ever had kids they aint touching games that are 18's purely cause its 18 for a reason also i will teach them to love rpg's before FPS's.
gypsygib  +   861d ago
It's sad how many parents buy their 10 year old kids COD.
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Summons75  +   861d ago
what about cod or gta those are the worst for children.
NeoTribe  +   861d ago
One good thing is it keeps them away from bf games. I've yet to hear the voice of a little kid on bf3.
younglj01  +   861d ago
I have heard plenty its rare but they are there...
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sonicsidewinder  +   861d ago
In the end, I like many others were playing GTA and Resident Evil before we were 10.

I like to think we turned out alright.

But, like the censorship bro's say...

"Online interactions are not rated"

That's usually where the issues come from.
snipes101  +   860d ago
Parents just need to learn how to use parental controls on the damn Xbox (I dunno what kind of controls the PS3 has). I think they can either limit their kids online access or give it a passcode. Hell, they could just make it easier on everyone and not get their kid an Xbox live subscription.
kma2k  +   861d ago
IMO around 13-14 i remove the limits for what they can play. However i am saying that with my son being 3 when it comes time i might not agree with those ages. However it really depends on the kid to. I saw someone saying dead space to a 5 year old, for the love of god that game scare the living crap out of me & im almost 30! I play a lot of games while my son is still awake if i think its inaproiate i wait till he goes to bed or i at the very least put on headphones over one ear so he cant listen & so i can still hear him.
cjflora  +   861d ago
This is one reason I'm glad I'm a gamer. If my kid asks me to buy a game I will be aware of the games and aware of what I'm ok with them playing. Some M rated games I wouldn't have a problem with them playing, and chances will be I've already played it and can determine if it is ok for them.

My 9 year old son has been getting more and more interested in the games I play, so he's been wanting to play Assassin's Creed, Uncharted 2 and Oblivion.
DeadIIIRed  +   861d ago
I can think of so many games worse than all those listed. I think if parents just followed the ESRB and adapted it to how socially developed their kids are they'll be fine.
kneon  +   861d ago
You would think it would be that simple, unfortunately there are far too many idiot parents that can't be bothered.
JimboG  +   861d ago
Two games that come to mind are Manhunt and God of War.
Fez  +   861d ago
I wouldn't let my kid play Saw. It sucks.
Awesome_Gamer  +   860d ago
I play games like GTA, Manhunt, bully since i was a kid.. I'm normal and nothing is wrong with me
blackhammer  +   860d ago
Sexual content.

The REAL enemy in the war on parenting.

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