Originally Posted by backtothis
My bro (10) was pretty much crying earlier because my parents wouldn't get him a rated M game with his new PS3. Game in question: BLOPS II. The first rated M game in my household was Skyrim, which I bought with my 360 last Christmas, a month before I turned 19..My parents bought a rated M game for the first time as well last Christmas. MW3 was one of my gifts. They've always been good about that. Parents ended up getting my bro the 250GB PS3 bundle that included LEGO Batman, LEGO HP: Years 5-7, and LBP: Karting. Good for them.If only they knew that the ratio of popular console games that were rated M compared to ones rated E/T was 10:1 these days though..
On the bright side, Blu-Ray player! Finally.
The 4th gen. iPod he got last year got its screen cracked beyond belief in the summer. It was so bad that the plastic had been ripped off at many spots. He dropped it 3 times on concrete. He still uses it today though.
Out of the 20 games I bought for my 360 in the past year, only one of them isn't rated M: Rayman Origins. Times have changed since the PS2.
Some games rated M are pretty ridiculous...the Halo series (at least the first two, haven't played the newer ones) have no content that's 17+ by any stretch of the imagination. Same goes for MW1 and MW2...Skyrim, Oblivion, all of them should be T just for mild-moderate violence. Where I think an M rating is justified is the extreme violence of Dead Space series or FEAR or L4D2 etc. Or BioShock, that series is just depressingly mature in the choices and themes you deal with.
And then there're games like god of war and the witcher which no one would question push an M rating.
Just my $.02.