Tag Archives: mature

NZ: Jail term for parents who allow kids to play violent games

A leading New Zealand official has said that parents who allow their kids access to mature games should face prosecution – and possibly a spell in jail. Current New Zealand law allows for the prosecution of parents who do not prevent their children accessing media rated above their age, with …

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Parents group offers balanced view on GTAIV

In a pleasingly balanced appraisal of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV expansion The Lost and the Damned, US parenting group Common Sense Media has highlighted the DLC as certainly not safe kids – but spared the time to point out what a great download it is. The DLC is clearly …

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US: Mature-rated games on the fall

Whilst the tabloid press may like us to believe that the games industry is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, ESRB stats have shown that Mature rated titles are now accounting for 50 per cent less of the market than they were in 2005. Next-gen quotes ESRB president Patricia …

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