Parents - EOF
If you feel that some video game has harmed your child, guess what ? It's your own stupid fault for letting them play it, or in many cases, buying it for them in the first fucking place.
I just don't think the "parents don't understand the system" argument holds water. Games that are not suitable for your little ones have a great big red circle on them with the number 18 in the middle and further content warnings on the box. As far as I can see, the only change that needs to be made is is to include these in braille in case the parent/guardian in question actually /is/ blind. *
Parents need to stop bleating and start taking responsibility for the effect of their actions (or lack thereof) on their own children.
So yes, won't /somebody/ please think of the children. How about their parents for a change ?
* OK, OK, I missed out stupid people, I suppose we have to cater for them as well, so fine. Move all the rated games into a single section in the shops, train the cashiers to spew some line every time someone buys one. You can program this into the EPOS just like age checks for certain items at supermarkets :
"Since this game is rated 18, it may contain scenes of swearing, arse raping, stabbing, mutilation, ho slapping, theft, terrorism, murder, or genocide.
As such, by buying the game you hearby agree to waive the right to whine about it's effect on Timmys fragile little mind if, at a later date, as seems likely with a parent as stupid as you, he does something irredeemably stupid or vicious and attempts, following your shining example, to avoid taking any responsibility for his own actions by blaming it on said game.
Do you still wish to proceed with the purchase ?"