People don’t want to admit it, but video gaming is now just another form of electronic entertainment, it’s not just for kids anymore, it rival’s the box office every year with production cost, profits, and in some cases story and acting. And there are all types of games geared towards all different ages and interest. I understand though, it is hard to say the word “game” and think anything other than toys for children. Maybe the word “game” should be dropped, just call it an “Interactive movie” or something. Something that takes away the “it’s for kids” mentality.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not condoning the content in video games, nor am I not saying that something better needs to be done or managed to make sure the cover of a violent game doesn’t look like it’s a game for children, which in some cases, just looking at the cover of a video game box can be misleading about its content. But one thing that has been pretty consistent in the past 5 or more years is the ESRB labeling of the games content rating on the box of the video game. And on another note, I also do not feel that video game content should be banned or censored, no more than a movie’s content is banned or censored. People just need to fix their minds to think of the 2 in the same light. If a game has mature content… that letter “M” stamped on the cover, and you don’t want your kids to play, don’t buy it for them, the same way you wouldn’t let your 8 year old watch Saw 3, or any other rated “R” movie. And yea, people always say “If I don’t let my kid play he or she will just go over to his friends house and play” and yes you cant always be there and cant help that but it has to start somewhere. And the more parent and people in general that change the way they look at video game ratings, the more it will catch on and the less of a chance your kids friends will have parents that isn’t paying attention and buying every game on the shelf regardless of rating. You can’t just give up and put the responsibility completely on the game developers. Mainly because there are people like me, a mature adult who like to play games, that a lot of these games are geared towards http://www.gamesnovatory.com