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Friday, 24 July 2009

Photo Friday

Hi all and welcome to my photo Friday for this week.

I would call myself a fairly moralistic man. always try and do what is right, respect my elders.
treat others as I would like to be treated, all that kinda stuff.

I guess the reason why I say about those things is because I was kinda shocked when I saw something at the store I work at .

Maybe I'm just going off without reason but I just think that the games age rating system is kind of messed up and now I have proof

Here is the prime example, a game called My health coach, Stop smoking. but if you look in the bottom left corner the age rating is 3 plus, a three year old can buy this game. Why on earth would a three year old by this game. who on earth would let a three year old smoke?
I think this game should be a 16 plus at least.

Ok maybe one game I can let go but look at this.

That's right, it's a legally recognised pass your driving test game and it ha real driving instructions and the entire driving test on the game. Look in the bottom left corner, that's right! 3 plus age rating. the legal age to drive in the UK is 18 so how on earth is a 3 year old gonna find any use with this. it's not exactly like they are gonna complete the test then run out but a car and drive it.
again another game that they haven't really thought about the age rating on.

I just kinda think that it goes to show that most games company's don't really care about the influence they have on children, they just look to make money. maybe I am just over reacting but I still think it's kinda bad that a three year old can go out and buy these games.
at three children are so easy to influence and things like these games should have a higher age rating

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Emily said...

Hm, that is really random. Sometimes I think people have no common sense!

Tink *~*~* said...

Having a vision of a bunch of three year olds sitting around playing cards - instead of binkies, they have cigars sticking out their mouths!

Tink *~*~*

Maggie May said...

I wonder what is going on?!
Are they encouraging them, do you think?
Or maybe the packaging people can't read English.
Mind boggles.

-stephanie- said...

Surprised but not surprised, if that makes sense. What a world we live in.

kris... said...

WOW! I had no idea they even had such games. Just insane!

Moannie said...

I should imagine that these games originate, or at least were manufactured in China and it is a case of bad translation. I cannot believe that either of these games would be attractive to any parent of a three year old so calm down Wayne. Save your spleen for the corrupt politicians who run our lives...Those idiots who paid good money to have those games manufactured will be left with a lot of egg on their faces and a hole in their bank accounts.

Robyn said...

That is funny, but it must be a rating thing like it is suitable for all ages since there is probably no violence and such.

Jennifer said...

I think the driving one might be okay for kids just for fun, but the smoking one is pretty crazy. Hopefully the parents will know better!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

That is so weird and funny!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I agree, I find it very strange! Marketing to kids is such a scary venture these days.

Sharon said...

It's sad actually that we live in a world that doesn't care what is going into the minds of children.

Jillien said...

That's pretty insane.

Morgan said...

This is so crazy! I never pay attention to the game ratings. I never realized how ridiculous they are. I agree with you. It's true that it's really up to the parents, but it bothers me that these companies don't think more about who they're marketing to.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What the heck? Crazy!!

lisaschaos said...

I wanna see the smoking 3 yr old passing me on the freeway - NOT! I was thinking that the smoking one was rated so low saying that it was safe for any age to view, but driving?! Just weird!