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Is the age rating on movies, TV, and video games a big deal? Now I don't think that is a big deal to have the ratings on the items. By ratings I mean rated "E" to "M" or "G" to "R". I think that if you have the money to buy a movie or a game that you should be able to buy it. I am not saying that a five year old can go and buy an adult movie. But I think if you are 13, 14, or 15 you should be able to buy whatever game or movie that you want.

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asked Nov 24 '10 at 20:31

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(Nov 24 '10 at 20:41) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Honestly, it's all up to the parents to decide when their child is ready for mature content, as every child develops differently. I got my grandma to buy my mature-rated games and movies for me until I was of age, and she did it gladly, because she knew I was ready for it. Kids should just ask their parents to buy the content for them.

answered Nov 24 '10 at 20:53

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Granted, but my parents don't care, as long as it's not outrageous, but it's irritating that they literally have to by by my side when I'm buying video games, and even then the cashier often says "You know this is an M-rated game, right?"

(Nov 24 '10 at 21:33) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image

It irritated the heck out of me too. I never take being 18 for granted. I can buy anything I want (I don't drink, anyway)

(Nov 24 '10 at 21:40) Gorkon5567 Gorkon5567's gravatar image

I think that the age rating should be there. But if a kid is old enough to be going to the movie or buying the game alone then they should be able to buy it no matter their age. I think that the rating should be there but I don't think that their should be laws saying who can and cannot buy the games or see the movies.

answered Nov 24 '10 at 23:50

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I really hope the world becomes that way soon. Until then, though, I am extremely thankful for all the liberal parents and grandparents in the world who buy the content for their kids who can handle it, or accompany them to the movies.

(Nov 24 '10 at 23:57) Gorkon5567 Gorkon5567's gravatar image

Ya, my parents and grandparents are willing to take me to buy whatever I want basically.

(Nov 24 '10 at 23:59) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

I wouldn't ask my grandparents for a violent video game, because they're a bit... you know. But my parents are generally okay with it.

(Nov 25 '10 at 19:49) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image

They would come with me to buy it I would pay for it. I would not ask them to buy it but if they don't see me play the game it doesn't matter to them.

(Nov 25 '10 at 21:20) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

I don't have anything against movie and game ratings but laws shouldn't be in place to prevent me from buying GTA IV if I have the money. Luckily my parents have never cared about ratings and I got my first Grand Theft Auto game at age eight. I can pretty much get any game or movie unless its porn. I'm 14 and I have almost all the Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty games. My parents bought me all of them and don't care. I never turned out to be a bad kid. I have all good grades and I don't feel like hurting anyone due to what I saw in a video game. I know that the things I do in video games are fake and I can deal with it. I don't support laws against teens getting M-Rated games.

answered Nov 25 '10 at 20:39

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I agree, I'm 13.. damn, did I type that? It's hard to be 14 all of a sudden. But anyways, I consider myself capable of handling "M"-rated games. I've been playing Halo since... God, must have been '04 or '05. But a long time at any rate. And CoD is always amusing. I still don't understand how they got 'M' ratings. But I can handle them, and so can the 8-year-olds that constantly n00b-tube me and laugh. IT'S NOT NICE!!! sob. But before I get even more off-topic, there shouldn't be a given age. That's censorship.

answered Nov 24 '10 at 20:47

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My parents never cared about the ratings....

answered Nov 25 '10 at 20:23

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It really depends what's in the movie or game, and how mature you are. A game could be rated M for blood and gore, now that could be bad for some people. But for people like myself who hunt deer I've seen so much blood so much closer up when cleaning the animal.

And then there are games rated M for sexual things which in my opinion can be a lot worse than blood. And other games can be rated M for language, and that depends on if you know not to say those words.

But in the end it's the parent's decision on if you should have the game or not.

answered Nov 27 '10 at 13:20

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