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Old 01-03-06, 07:52 PM
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Drinking - Bad.. Fighting - Good

Just went to game stop to check out some video games and there was a lady with 3 kids with her.. I overheard her say something about how the game her kid got as a gift is inappropiate because it has scences of people drinking (Tony Hawk: America Wasteland) and she wants to sell it or trade it in..... Later she comes over to me where I'm looking at PSP games and mentions something about how there aren't many games for kids. She is looking through the games for her kid and picks up some game and reads the back and says "Jimmy.. this game just has fighting and blood.. this is okay"....

So a game that shows people drinking (and from what i hear it is hard to say if they are really drinking beer) is bad and a game with fighting and blood is ok..

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It's the usual societal thing, we let 100 people get shot on screen, graphically, and it gets an R rating, but god forbid there's a little too much sex, and it becomes NC-17.
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I know what you mean. It's so frustrating as a parent to try to find video games that our children will enjoy but aren't going to give them the wrong idea about things.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
So a game that shows people drinking (and from what i hear it is hard to say if they are really drinking beer) is bad and a game with fighting and blood is ok..
Did you say that to her?

Please say you said that to her.
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Originally Posted by SeekOnce
Did you say that to her?

Please say you said that to her.

Nah.. I was kinda in a rush and wasn't in the mood to get into a "thing" with her
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More proof no one looks at the stupid rating.
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan
It's the usual societal thing, we let 100 people get shot on screen, graphically, and it gets an R rating, but god forbid there's a little too much sex, and it becomes NC-17.
I've always thought that was strange. My exhusband was that way.

Love scenes - not ok
Death by chainsaw - ok

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Originally Posted by mosquitobite
I've always thought that was strange. My exhusband was that way.

Love scenes - not ok
Death by chainsaw - ok

If I'm reading your post right you just admitted to killing your ex with a chainsaw for not having sex.
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It depends on the type of violence portrayed, the context, the age of the user, etc. Diff aged kids will react differently to the type of violence.

As for sex....parents probably accept some violence, but they want to protect their 'angels'.

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I was kind of hoping for an exciting New Years Eve story.
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Originally Posted by Atreus
If I'm reading your post right you just admitted to killing your ex with a chainsaw for not having sex.

Wanna date?
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Well, most video games are violent because there are usually things trying to "kill" you. It does seem odd to return a video game due to drinking though.

However, back when I was a boy.....

...we didn't have these new-fangled games with blood and guts and carjacking and all that. We had little yellow ball-shaped guys eating dots and chubby plumbers chasing a big ape. That wuz the way it wuz and we liked it!
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