Family Media Guide Says Mature Games Are Not for Kids

The Family Media Guide has released a list of games that parents should not buy for their children for Christmas. Parents should take the extra step of consulting the Family Media Guide, because the ESRB ratings, conveniently placed right on the fucking game box, are not sufficient for parents to make an educated choice.

All of the games on the list are rated ‘M’ for ‘Mature’ by the ESRB and state that the content is for players aged 17 and older. The ratings on the box also provide a list of reasons why the game was given the rating.

[Via Joystiq]

  2 comments for “Family Media Guide Says Mature Games Are Not for Kids

  1. 28 November 2005 at 05:38

    I’m glad the FMG took the time to chime in. I never could have figured out silly code boxes. All is right with the world…


    Parents don’t read the box and I’m pretty sure they won’t see this either.


  2. 28 November 2005 at 10:34

    It’s so strange. Parents will take the time to figure out if an upcoming movie has contentious content, but when it comes to a game (which is a more interactive and longer experience), they let it slide more easily. If most parents took the time to understand games as a medium, there wouldn’t be all this nonsense about keeping kids away “ultra-violent” video games, because… Well yeah. Common sense seems to be lacking.

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