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Old 11-25-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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Watchdog group praises games industry, criticizes parents

http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/...arents/1269202


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Report lists ten games to keep away from your kids.
By Ben Silverman


The video game industry can breathe a sigh of relief. It won't have to hide its report card anymore.

The National Institute on Media and the Family, a conservative media watchdog group that has repeatedly criticized the game industry for failing to adequately warn families about inappropriate content, issued its 13th annual video game report card on Tuesday. And for the first time, the industry got nearly straight A's, receiving high marks in its ratings system and retail policies.

"This year the industry has improved its ratings enforcement and given parents new tools when choosing the right video game for their child," said NIMF president David Walsh. "That's a significant step in the right direction."

Significant is right. As recently as 2005, the NIMF gave the Entertainment Software Ratings Board a resounding "F."

The NIMF still points out one problem-spot: parents. This year's report gave parents an 'Incomplete' for not paying enough attention to ratings and failing to use parental controls built into game consoles.

To remedy the situation, the NIMF has red-flagged ten violent games concerned parents should keep away from the under-17 crowd this holiday, citing excessive bloodshed and brutality:

Blitz: The League II
Dead Space
Fallout 3
Far Cry 2
Gears of War 2
Legendary
Left 4 Dead
Resistance 2
Saints Row 2
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Notably, all ten are already rated M for Mature, so for once the industry and the watchdog are in agreement. On the flipside, the NIMF recommends these Teen-rated alternatives:

Guitar Hero World Tour
Rock Band 2
Rock Revolution
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Shaun White Snowboarding
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Watchdog group praises games industry, criticizes parents

Thats right. Suck it soccer moms. You fail.

But I wonder, what thing will parents target next?
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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Blitz: The League II
Dead Space
Fallout 3
Far Cry 2
Gears of War 2
Legendary
Left 4 Dead
Resistance 2
Saints Row 2
Silent Hill: Homecoming
If you have kids, avoid all these +90% rated games! Except Blitz and Legendary. Those are bollocks.

Here, have these shitty alternatives! Except maybe RB2, that's okay. But FUCKING EXPENSIVE.

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Guitar Hero World Tour
Rock Band 2
Rock Revolution
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Shaun White Snowboarding
I mean, come on. Give the kids a chance. I've grown up on a diet of high intensity violence and flashing lights, hasn't done *twitch* me any harm.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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Wow.
Peace is so odd.
O.o
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Peace? Don't add that into your dictionary as long as the soccer moms are around
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Re: Watchdog group praises games industry, criticizes parents

Because soccer moms will always find something to blame for thie kids having problems. Something besides themselves, anyway.
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Re: Watchdog group praises games industry, criticizes parents

My comparison of those lists:
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To remedy the situation, the NIMF has red-flagged ten violent games concerned parents should keep away from the under-17 crowd this holiday, citing excessive bloodshed and brutality:

Blitz: The League II
Dead Space <-- Will get
Fallout 3 <--Plan to get
Far Cry 2
Gears of War 2 <-- Beaten it
Legendary
Left 4 Dead <-- Plan to get
Resistance 2<-- Plan to get
Saints Row 2
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Notably, all ten are already rated M for Mature, so for once the industry and the watchdog are in agreement. On the flipside, the NIMF recommends these Teen-rated alternatives:

Guitar Hero World Tour
Rock Band 2
Rock Revolution <-- Sucks ass
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Shaun White Snowboarding <-- lol
Bitches know nothing about good gaming.

However, I do approve of placing the responsibility on parents. Some, like me, can blow away legions of on-screen enemies and never do anything violent in real life. Some can't. It's up to the parents to judge which type their child is, and act accordingly.
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