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User avatar #10 - Crusader (01/08/2014) [-]
While I agree the age rating is on there for a reason.

Can any of us say that we only ever played games/watched movies that we were technically allowed to watch, I remember playing GTA SA when I was 10, I remember playing Halo when I was 9
I watched porn when I was 12
I watched R rating movies when I was 8
User avatar #198 to #10 - chezburgadominator (01/09/2014) [-]
Hell, I started playing WoW when I was 9. Granted it took me a while to learn how to play(And my father played it too). And did all that other...stuff...
User avatar #143 to #10 - crazyhindu (01/09/2014) [-]
yeah but given the chance of playing with online capabilities such as today would you have been a a ******* cunt?
#123 to #10 - yellowcardraiden (01/09/2014) [-]
I think it's fine too as long as they don't have mics and sound like a cat is being stepped on, or are cunts, and the things you listen didn't involve those.   
Although I do like pissing off kids and hear them try to break my ear drum.
I think it's fine too as long as they don't have mics and sound like a cat is being stepped on, or are cunts, and the things you listen didn't involve those.

Although I do like pissing off kids and hear them try to break my ear drum.
#112 to #10 - rdobet (01/09/2014) [-]
First M game I played was Gun.
I was 16 1/2.

and I didn't see an M rated movie until about a year later.

I started watching porn at 9 though.
User avatar #157 to #112 - cazabrow (01/09/2014) [-]
God damn I loved that game, It was like an early version of Red Dead Redemption.
#114 to #112 - fefe (01/09/2014) [-]
m rated movie lol
#116 to #114 - rdobet (01/09/2014) [-]
To be honest though, I pretty much don't watch movies.
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User avatar #71 to #10 - iridium (01/08/2014) [-]
I asked my mother to buy me Grand Theft Auto 4 when I was 15, and numerous other M rated games before that. The guy at the register specifically told her the stuff in the game, she knew, and said it was fine because she knew I was responsible enough and mentally mature enough to handle the game. It's up to that call. I know several people who could handle the game, and several who I bet couldn't. That's why the ratings are there. If I didn't get that game, I might have been bummed but I wouldn't have flipped out.
User avatar #70 to #10 - lean ONLINE (01/08/2014) [-]
Do you realize now how many people you pissed off/ annoyed by ******* their mums?
User avatar #109 to #70 - Crusader (01/09/2014) [-]
Dude, I didn't get online until September 2010 (age 15)
And even then, I rarely spoke.
#113 to #109 - lean ONLINE (01/09/2014) [-]
User avatar #41 to #10 - adu (01/08/2014) [-]
To me, the existence of explicit content isn't as bothering to me as the presentation of the explicit content. I played the Halo series since I was 10, and I'd let my kid do the same, but for something like GTA or Saint's Row, I might have to be a bit more active with the parenting.
User avatar #43 to #41 - Crusader (01/08/2014) [-]

The things shown in GTA were taken with a larger grain of salt than the things I saw in Halo
Sure, GTA has murder, drugs, sex and torture, but those are normally "That dude's dealing drugs, let's kill him" or "Torture is a meaningless act"
Whereas in Halo it was "Go kill these aliens because"
User avatar #44 to #43 - adu (01/08/2014) [-]
You're skewing the plotlines there a bit. In GTA it's "Let's murder that guy who's selling drugs, because we can take those drugs and sell them ourselves, and we can use the money on a sick paintjob for this new car we just stole."

In Halo it's "Let's kill these religious extremist aliens in order to defend humanity from certain destruction."

Halo probably has more in terms of gore and graphic violence than GTA, but it's the presentation that matters to a person's psyche really. **** , stuff I see on CSI is more graphic than almost any video game I've seen, but it's presented as investigatory, not criminal.
User avatar #67 to #44 - Crusader (01/08/2014) [-]
Even so, GTA doesn't try and paint the protagonists as heroes, in fact they do the opposite.

CJ is constantly reminded of how he ditched his family after his brother died, and even when he comes back, people point out how screwed up he is for how he acts

Niko constantly reminds us that he's a war vet and that he only kills for money, and that he isn't someone to be liked

And then you get GTA V
You have Trevor, the psychopath who hates racism, bigotry and sexism, along with giving a dialogue that singlehandedly defused any criticism about torture in the game
Michael who even says that what he does is bad, and he's only doing it so he can be with his family
And Franklin, who is constantly trying to get away from drugs and build a life where he doesn't have to commit crimes.

Whereas Halo and the rest of the war games are more or less "you are a soldier, you are going to kill the enemy for this reason" they even try to go "war is bad" or "violence is a necessary evil"
User avatar #74 to #67 - adu (01/09/2014) [-]
Exactly. Both have their own messages, but the GTA franchise's antihero protagonists are part of a more subtle message, with more nuance than a young child would be able to comprehend. All a child would see in it is running around, shooting innocent people, stealing cars and blowing up cops. I'm not saying they need to be 17, 13, or even 10 before playing it, just that the parenting involved with this kind of gaming should be more involved. Video games are not baby sitters.

With Halo, there is more a straight-forward "act for the right reason" kind of message. Halo's overarching plotline is mostly "aliens are attacking, kill dem aliens" from start to finish. If you look closely though, there are more messages, like the dangers of "just following orders", the dangers of religious extremism, the dangers of pridefulness, possessiveness, etc. The fourth one a lot of people ragged on for different reasons, but I think it's the one with possibly the most depth to it. Oh well.
User avatar #12 to #10 - infinitereaper (01/08/2014) [-]
and look how you turned out
User avatar #18 to #12 - Crusader (01/08/2014) [-]
What the **** did you just ******* say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the **** out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my ******* words. You think you can get away with saying that **** to me over the Internet? Think again, ****** . As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re ******* dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little **** . If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your ******* tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will **** fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re ******* dead, kiddo.
User avatar #162 to #18 - jtastic (01/09/2014) [-]
I remember the first time I saw this, I actually believed it so I did like a research project on this guys history just to be shortcomed... Even though he didn't say it to me... It still scared the **** out of me... oh how oblivious I was
#19 to #18 - fefe (01/08/2014) [-]
damn i didnt think i would be seeing that again 10/10 would bang
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