So im currently at my local mall. I was walking by this new "gaming lounge" (which i think is so very stupid) were people pay about $10 for 30 minutes to play a game that is available. Somehow they get enough buisness to stay open, but thats besides the
point. Anyway so a kid about the age of 10 walks in with $10 and asks to play MW3, which they allow him to do. But i was wondering if they are even allowed to do this considering its a rated M game. Wouldnt the kid need a parent with him to even be allowed
for the transaction to happen? - This thread is more about if since it is illegal to sell a game thats rated M to a kid without a parent, shouldnt kids be bared from paying to play rated M games at "gaming lounges" without a parent as well?
Common sense would say that it is not proper for the child to be playing the m rated game at this said establishment. Payment or not the minor should not be there alone and if allowed to play must be accompanied by an adult in my opinion. Thats a nice business
they have there that I would like to start up here in NYC but know that I would run into a bunch of legal crap. Set up 20 360's and 10 ps3's at 20 bucks a pop for 30 minutes of online play. Genius! You guys can do the math and see that it would be a very lucrative
In the 80's I used to go to Play Land arcade in Time Square and I know for sure I was seeing other minors play some serious m rated titles before the rating system was instituted.
Oh no, ratings are fine! It's all a problem of people seeing gaming as babysitters for their children or for inmature people. I wish it were otherwise but sadly, being a gamer has and is a social stigma.
Apparently ratings are a joke. The point is, children should not be playing online with adults or teens, if they are able to communicate. No mic, no texting, no problem. If the blood and gore isn't so bad, then I say let them play. It's the crap they
have to listen to playing with alleged "grown ups" that can be inappropriate. Kids are supposed to respect and admire their elders, not be disgusted with them.