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[planned feature] Add Movie-Like Ratings to Games

Posted Mar 6, '11 at 6:57pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

9,234 posts

Moderator

@Ghgt99:Yes but younger people who don't have an account play them too.


Even so, what is written in the T&C makes it not a liability. It is stated in the first full paragraph that, if you are not 13+, to discontinue using the site. If they are not 13+ and they are playing games, it is their fault.
 

Posted Mar 6, '11 at 9:02pm

silvermoon123

silvermoon123

861 posts

First of all, Freakenstein is right in that if -13 year olds are using the site, that's just too bad, although I used this site before I turned 13 and loved it, but meh. Anyways, only a few of the games are too graphic, particularly compared to what kids are playing these days on their PS3s and XBox360s . -_-

 

Posted Mar 7, '11 at 2:59pm

belthizor24

belthizor24

30 posts

i do think every game should and a 3+ 12+ 15+ 18+ sign on just like movies and console games do just so parents can se if the game is suitable for their children and it also sets a great example for our younger players.

Belt

 

Posted Mar 7, '11 at 3:57pm

jacksonghuntington

jacksonghuntington

353 posts

I mean, im 13. i play COD. now thats violent. nothing here is THAT bad. not nessesary. :(

 

Posted Mar 7, '11 at 10:48pm

supastick

supastick

62 posts

there should be an rule for that like:

3+(abc games,number games etc.)
6+(mild cartoon vilolince,mild fantsy viloince etc.)
10+(mild violince,cartoon violince etc.)
13+(blood,violince,fantsy violince,language,lyris etc.)

and 17+ also 18+

 

Posted Mar 7, '11 at 10:56pm

Ghgt99

Ghgt99

1,941 posts

i play COD. now thats violent.


Just turn off the blood and gore and all it is shooting.
 

Posted Mar 7, '11 at 11:39pm

SupaLegit

SupaLegit

670 posts

Just turn off the blood and gore and all it is shooting.

Yep I so agree with that; don't like the gore, turn it off.
there should be an rule for that like:

3+(abc games,number games etc.)
6+(mild cartoon vilolince,mild fantsy viloince etc.)
10+(mild violince,cartoon violince etc.)
13+(blood,violince,fantsy violince,language,lyris etc.)

and 17+ also 18+

Why?? You are supposed to be 13+ to play the games! That makes no sense to put a rating! If they are say, 9, and the parent hears cussing and sees violence, then shame on he/she for not following the rules. Also, I think it is kind of obvious to know which games would be like that... I mean if you are playing a shooter what do you expect? Come on people...
i do think every game should and a 3+ 12+ 15+ 18+ sign on just like movies and console games do just so parents can se if the game is suitable for their children and it also sets a great example for our younger players.

Again, you aren't exactly supposed to be "young" and be on this site. Also have you been to a public elementary school? Trust me, they cuss and do what we do like sag(some of us don't get mad if it doesn't apply to you!), skinny jeans etc. So what would be the point in trying to set a good example on this site that they shouldn't be at in the first place!?
 

Posted Mar 8, '11 at 2:19am

WinteryTrance

WinteryTrance

58 posts

Perhaps administrators should do a public demographics survey on this site to determine the approximate average age of mainstream users and then implement proper internal controls as they see fit that are appropriate in order to prevent and deter such controversial incidents from ever happening in the first place and document the procedure for future reference.

Off-topic: Personally I feel big box electronic stores should withhold sale of 17+ or other mature-rated games to underaged customers on a case-by-case basis because the ratings are there for a reason and is not to be by-passed by any means. However, there would be too much loss in potential revenue for the retail industry if such controls were put in place or they would have enforced the ratings a long time ago. It simply illustrates that fact that other meaningful objective seem non-existent when profit is the main issue.

 

Posted Mar 8, '11 at 4:17pm

thaboss

thaboss

1,667 posts

i think ratings are pointless and if under 13's want to play games without an account, it's fine, as long as their parents let them. if they play a gory game, it's their problem they didn't realize that the site's 13+. and it probably won't hurt them that bad. there's like 6 year-olds playing COD. and that's 17+! (even though i don't think it's bad if a 13 year-old plays COD, even if i don't.) if there were ratings, it would just add a pointless addition to the games. all the points about why there shouldn't be ratings make much more sense then the ones for ratings.

 

Posted Mar 9, '11 at 1:38pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,962 posts

Knight

We have Federal laws to follow with regards to our users (what we can store about them, how we advertise to them, etc), which is why we actively disable any accounts when we find out someone is under age.

We've talked about a rating system where we can have things like animated blood, fantasy violence, zombies, weapons, etc., and may in the future enable a parental control password so users can't play games with certain elements. As a parent myself to two little boys, I'd personally love the means to protect them from things they're not ready for.

 
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