Is GTA appropriate for kids?
Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:36 PM
GTA VC- 13+
GTA SA- 18+ ( yes im 17 and first played when i was like 9, oh wells)
GTA LCS- 13+
GTA VCS- 13+
GTA IV- 18+
GTA CTW- 5+
GTA LAD- 18+
GTA TBOGT- 18+
Either way though, as long as your MATURE and know its not ok to go shoot your grandma in the face, your fine.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:17 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:26 PM
I myself started playing GTA SA when I was 8 years old (16 now BTW) and didn't do a friggen mission until I turned 11, because I wasn't mature enough to understand the story. All I did was free roaming and using cheats to fly with my car.
The age of a kid playing GTA doesn't matter, as long as he's mature enough to understand that it is just a game and he's mature enough to understand the story and the background of the game. Because, if a child is playing GTA but don't understand the story, all he understands is that he must kill peoples, then the game might not be suitable for him.
So, if you see that your little boy is mature enough, there's no problem. I agree with everyone stating this here.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:08 AM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:09 PM
|QUOTE (spaceeinstein @ Monday, Jan 30 2012, 17:50)|
| I don't think maturity factors into this at all. Mature kids wouldn't use their time in front of their TVs/monitors wasting their time away playing games. Mature kids would be doing their homeworks and help their parents around the house. The way I think of this, it's the sensitivity of the kids that is the major factor. Those who are sensitive do not copy violent games because seeing someone else hurt also hurts them. They play violent games not for the violence but for the escape of reality. Those who are insensitive do not care for other people, and tend to learn from violent games instead. Whatever looks cool to them, they learn from it even if it's useless to them in society, maybe harmful at worse.|
Example: I've been occasionally looking at Yahoo! Answers, looking to see if there are common questions not answered in the wiki. I have seen some answers to questions from young kids, at the end of their answers, saying Grove Street for Life. I know it's harmless saying that, but how useful it is to show your loyalty to Grove Street Families in real life? Why did these kids learn to say that? I doubt mature kids would feel loyalty to an in-game gang of criminals. Extrapolate this to worse actions like killing by an extremely unstable and insensitive kid.
If a game has a negative effect on your life (is Zee still criticizing R*?), then the game had been inappropriate for you at the age you started playing it. Mental instability is at the extreme but they shouldn't be the only ones who shouldn't play these kinds of games.
I highly doubt showing loyalty to a video game gang shows anything bad. It just means you have fun playing the game. I always humorously rep GSF or a neighborhood just because the game is one of the greatest experiences I've ever had in life. My first taste of GTA was at the age of 10 and I became a regular player when I was 13 but although I'm highly insensitive which I think is a great thing, I am yet to hurt anyone or even do anything that justifies cops to chase me around.
In the end, it depends on the person, I guess. If they have enough maturity to not take the content seriously, they should be fine.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:43 AM
How appropriate GTA is for kids depends on the game:
GTA Classics: 6+
GTA III Era and GTA Chinatown Wars: 12+
GTA IV Era: 16+
Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:39 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:24 PM
On another note, 400th POST FTW
Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:03 AM
I had started playing GTA when I was 9. San Andreas was my first game, and my father was worried that I'd ask him questions he wasn't prepared for. In the end I sold the game back to gamestop because I was worried what my mom would think of it, but after I had bought it back, and started playing it around her she seemed fine with it. I can see parents keeping their kids away from games like grand theft auto because they don't want their kids to know that such horrendous things happen in the world, though I wasn't raised around parents like that.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:59 PM
I've never really understood why/how parents complain about games like Grand Theft Auto, after all they're the ones who would have to buy it for their kids so if they don't like their kids playing it - don't buy it. Simple
Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:41 AM
|QUOTE (iGrandTheftAuto @ Wednesday, Jan 4 2012, 20:49)|
|With drug abuse, prostitution, murder, and gangs.. etc. I would say there would have to be an age limit. I think it would be appropriate for maybe a 13 or 14 year old but deffinetly not any younger.|
The only problem i have with this logic is girls and boys are having sex at 14/15 and doing ''other things'' at 11/12 so if their doing ''sex'' i'm pretty sure a violent video game doesn't matter. Their no longer kids imo
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:47 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:49 AM
|QUOTE (copperrobber @ Monday, Jan 30 2012, 19:05)|
|i played GTA:san andreas when i was 9 ! though i didnt went around and killed people ack then, i cheated and sh*t|
EXACTLY what i did
(Double post XD)
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:18 AM
Nowadays, the crimes had gone up because of the kid's behaviour that came from the game. Any other violent game like Manhunt 2 is extreme because of too much gore, killing, other theme content like drugs and that will affect the personality on person's mind, wondering if he/she will do something stupid.
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