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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...

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TheSuperior 4474d 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-4474d ago (Edited 4474d ago )

They are going to learn about that stuff soon anyway so it not that big of a deal.

GanjaMan4474d ago

lol mate my dad bought me bmx xxx when i was like 8/9 and i fucking loved the game especially the videos ;)

snipes1014473d 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.

abombletap4474d 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"

TheUnbiasedLion4474d 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.

gypsygib4474d ago (Edited 4474d ago )

It's sad how many parents buy their 10 year old kids COD.

Summons754474d ago

what about cod or gta those are the worst for children.

NeoTribe4474d 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.

younglj014474d ago

I have heard plenty its rare but they are there...

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Most Offensive Video Games That Would Never Cut It Today

Times are changing, and these games would have never been made in today's climate.

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thorstein95d ago (Edited 95d ago )

Every single time someone uses this phrase whether it's music, movies, books, comics, video games, etc it's always the same claim.

The ubiquitous "they" won't allow it to be made. And every decade these claims are made the claimant completely ignores all the "offensive" material that is published when the claim is made.

In ten years, you can write a new article about how you can't make games like Helldivers 2, Resident Evil VIII, Mortal Kombat I, Dragon's Dogma 2, Alan Wake 2 etc etc etc any more.

MrBaskerville94d ago

Yeah, people wouldn't be constantly outraged if there weren't games that people found enraging. The whole SBI discourse shit wouldn't be a thing if all games were inoffensive. A game like Starfield can make a guy froth at his mouth, so there will always be room for a list like this.

0hMyGandhi94d ago

Normally, I'd be inclined to agree with you, but there are massive caveats.
TV shows like Venture Bros, Ren and Stimpy, and Aqua Team wouldn't/couldn't be made today. Hell, Ren and Stimpy was a *children's* show, same thing with Rocko's Modern Life.

It's not for some arbitrary reason, either. It's branding and IP alignment. Companies are far more risk-averse than they were when I was kid in the 90's. Of course, you have companies coming out of the woodwork to hell spur on similar content, but remember: Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and some incredibly provocative material.

And for movies? it's pretty obvious. American Pie/Wedding Crashers/Eurotrip among many other "raunch coms" have fallen out of style, and are absolutely outside what the modern day film industry is willing to stand by.
Ace Ventura 1 and 2, Dumb and Dumber, Freddy Got Fingered, Rat Race, Harold and Kumar, and Van Wilder follow suit.

Remember: I am not explicitly talking about films put onto streamers. I am talking wide-releases in actual theaters. Same thing goes for games: Carmageddon, Duke Nukem, Manhunt, Six Days In Fallujah (with their original concept), Hatred, and so on and so forth. Of course, I'd be inclined to mention most tactical shooters like Rainbow Six and Joint Ops as well, due to cultural sensitivity regarding *who* you are shooting and why.

And not all of it is bad (obviously). Tastes change, and perspectives change to fit the demographic.
I should add that I'm a lefty, living in L.A. Working in film.

thorstein94d ago

The Boys, Invincible, Jojo Rabbit, Deadpool, Gen V, Last of Us, Banshee... There are plenty of media being made today that people will claim "can't be made today".

Profchaos94d ago

Yeah but if you consider manhunt which was basically a snuff film could you seriously make that game with high than PS2 era graphics.

thorstein93d ago

The Outlast Trials just came out.

But the storyline of Manhunt was that you were executed. But then lived. And if you didn't do as you were told, you'd die. And the people you killed were not innocents.

It was all filmed by a psychopath.

As we speak GTA VI is being finished up for a release. You get to play a Bonnie and Clyde type of protagonist who run up against the law.

Bodycam looks so real.

People are making those games. Articles like this will always exist no matter how incorrect they are, no matter how many times they blame "them" for whatever it is "they" do to prevent "those" games from being made.