Monday, March 15, 2010
Video Game Restriction?
Anyone who sells a video game with a mature rating to someone under 17 should be fired in my opinion, for the ratings are there for a reason. If that were to happen maybe violence and or addiction of games would go down. On “The Lion & Lamb Project” web page the statistics say that “78 percent of unaccompanied children, ages 13–16 were able to buy Mature-rated games at retail stores, according to a secret shopper survey conducted by the Federal Trade Commission in 2001.”
Now in the case of the Nintendo Wii games that Carden brings up, I personally feel that some games for it aren’t quit as exercising as they say they are. They’re more of an arm and hand movement type of thing, not involving much effort. The Wii Fit, on the other hand, is awesome it’s like having your own personal trainer at home whenever you need them. It’s a game designed entirely to help you get in shape, and stay that way. I don’t have one myself, but would love it if I had it. This is definitely a game for all ages that doesn’t cause any sort of violence.
In the end of his post, Carden writes, “Attempts to regulate cultural goods like video games may involve far more than considerations of personal liberties alone”, which I can see. It could end up increasing the problems that people may be trying to fix in the first place. The number of adolescent violence problems would most likely get worse, for their going to resort to stealing the games, instead of buying.
Thus violence and video games I say should always be around with the restrictions that we have in place now. We are trying to fix the problems we have with children and violence. The problem can only be fixed when parents start putting more effort into their children.