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#31

Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

Personally, I beleive it should be at the parents discretion. I played GTA1 back when it was released at the age of 10, but comparing the first GTA title to the latest really is like comparing apples and oranges.

 

These forums however, id be happy with an 18+ requirement.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:07 AM

 

 

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looks like my neighbor  

 

Maybe it is :ph34r: :O lol :)

 

might be because he does the same thing sit on the front porch and drink and smoke 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:18 AM Edited by Vatus, 30 October 2013 - 02:19 AM.

As long as they have a brain (11+) just like you and I did back when we were that age, and they know the difference between a game and reality... I couldn't care less.... As long as they are not acting their age in the same session as me... if that's the case they should be in bed/at school at any given time of the day!!! :p

 

This. But I don't mind if they play GTA games if they are younger too. I watched violent and disturbing movies back when I was a kid. It didn't affect me. I played Mortal Kombat when I was 4 years old. I played GTA when I was 8 or 9 and played GTA 3 when I was 11. It really depends on the mind set of a child. I knew that it was just a video game at a young age. It's not I was going to go out and kill everybody on with a machine gun that I didn't know how to use or punch anybody that I see.

 

Some parents gott'a give their kids more credit. Some kids aren't stupid and they can tell the difference between two worlds.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:19 AM

The game contains material and themes which are simply not appropriate for kids to be witnessing or participating in, plain and simple. A child's brain is simply not ready to comprehend, understand or put into context a lot of the activity in GTA V (or any other GTA game, for that matter). Now obviously there's still millions of kids around the world that still play this game anyway (many of them are right here) but the fact of the matter is that this is not a game for kids, and that's why the game has the rating that it has.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:22 AM

Believe it or not I was about 4 or 5 when I first played GTA.

 

It's a game, kids can play it if they want.

Don't like it, go find a fixed strict community and keep living your life. It's how it's going to be forever. Yeah I'm 16 and it may be biased but who cares. It's a game and it's meant for fun. Out of all my 12 years playing games like this I can't remember once murdering someone or stealing a car and taking it for a joyride :S


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:55 AM Edited by beanzinapot, 30 October 2013 - 03:01 AM.

I feel better now that some people have the same views that I have. Yea its a very violent, vulgar game, but if your kid or you know a kid that is well mannered, and knows the differecnce between right and wrong, I say let them.

Anyways, most likely they are gonna find a way to play. Whether it be at a friends house or at home playing while their parents are gone. That's what my friends did when we were kids and their parents wouldn't let them own GTA

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:03 AM Edited by mrsurferdude, 30 October 2013 - 04:03 AM.

I let my 6 year old play the game with rules: No missions and i HAVE to be watching. My kid loves to get into a random car and plows pedestrians. When she is all done I tell her 2 things:

 

1. You'll NEVER drive my car... EVER!!!

 

2. I explain that this is a videogame and that if she tries to pull that in real life she will go to jail and probably screw with her life.

 

And guess what??? She understands. If you are a real parent, involved with your kids and teaching/ directing/ mentoring them to become productive members of society you wont have to stress about your kid pulling a semi auto and going on a rampage.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:13 AM

I let my 6 year old play the game with rules: No missions and i HAVE to be watching. My kid loves to get into a random car and plows pedestrians. When she is all done I tell her 2 things:
 
1. You'll NEVER drive my car... EVER!!!
 
2. I explain that this is a videogame and that if she tries to pull that in real life she will go to jail and probably screw with her life.
 
And guess what??? She understands. If you are a real parent, involved with your kids and teaching/ directing/ mentoring them to become productive members of society you wont have to stress about your kid pulling a semi auto and going on a rampage.


If this is true, that is awesome. I'm glad someone who has a kid can put an input like this. Now I wont have to feel bad letting my little cousins playing this game.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:17 AM

If games effected us as kids, we'd all be running around swollowing pills and listening to repetive music.

 

(pacman reference)

 

I do agree it's fine at the parents discretion - but the concern is a few parents are just outright useless - hence why these laws have to exist.

I also wish if someone's mum heard their 12 year old yelling crap at people - they'd remove the microphone or give them a spanking so we can all laugh at them.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:22 AM

I played GTA 1 when I was 12, but if I was a parent (Not married with a family of my own...yet) I don't think I'd feel comfortable with my child playing GTA V. Things haven't toned down since I was a kid. They've become more vulgar and raunchier as the years have gone on. It's different to when I first got into GTA.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:44 AM

My kid is 8, nearly 9 and she plays GTA5, however I won't let her do any missions or the like, she just does free roam such as driving around, jet skiing, tennis and the BMXing, if it's Online then it's done in a closed solo session.

That's what I do with my niece and nephew. He's 9 and she's 7, I let them free roam but they can't go into the strip club and they can't do missions. And they can't touch Online.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:49 AM

It's bad because you kids are the reason the music (and IV) sucks :sui:


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:06 AM

It's in the hands of the parents to decide whether or not to buy their child the game, now if I had kids I probably wouldn't let them play GTA V, (Until around age 13 or 14.) but it's up to the parents to decide, and if they let their kids play the game it doesn't necessarily mean they should be deemed as bad parents. 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:27 AM

I just don't give a sh*t. f*ck the debate, if you want your kids to play let them. IDC.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:03 AM Edited by Mathew4296, 30 October 2013 - 07:07 AM.

As long as the kid doesn't have mental issues and can understand the difference between real life and video games, I think it's okay. I wouldn't go letting a small child year play it, but I was 11 when I first played GTA III back in 2007 and it didn't affect me negatively. I'd let my kid play it if he is 10 - 11 or over for the HD ones. The PS2 ones are fine for 7 and over I'd say. Over here in Australia all the PS2 GTA's and GTA IV are rated 15 and over, unlike the American system of 18 and over, although GTA V is the first entry to use Australia's new R18+ rating. 

 

It's probably a good idea to sit with and watch the child play at first though, so you can explain things to them that they might not understand (regarding crime, violence, drugs, sex etc). There really is no general age though, there are probably 9 year olds who could handle it better than a 13 year old.

 

But I reckon excessively sheltering kids is worse than letting them see virtual violence as far as I'm concerned. 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:36 AM

it depends on the parents and how mature the kid is.

at home my mom never prohibited me from doing, watching or playing anything.

i had my first video game when i was 5, have played violent games and watched violent movies since. never had any negative effect on me.

i have being playing gta since i was 11.

i have no issues with my kids(5yo-10yo) playing or watching me play.

i always remind them its just a game, doing that kind of stuff in real life have really hard consequences and always finish with their favorite line... "in real life you dont respawn"
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:46 AM Edited by tom_p1980, 30 October 2013 - 09:48 AM.

I think as long as there is a parent present who can monitor and mentor the child as they play the game, teaching them right from wrong, and explaining the consequences of their actions should they even think of doing anything related to the game in real life then thats a good thing.

 

It's the parents who buy this game and stick the kid in front of the tv so they can go do whatever they want whilst the kid is occupied, they're the problem. Some parents use video games almost like a child minding service so they don't have to play or interact with their child. 

 

This game, despite some of the content, can be used as a tool for good, IF the parent is willing to use it for the right reasons.

 

Another upside to this is my kid is now into BMXing and would like a BMX bike for Christmas.  :pp

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:12 AM Edited by xXxTerrorist, 30 October 2013 - 10:14 AM.

I think that kids should f*ck off from this game.

If they want to play it they should stick to SP.

Letting kids play online f*cks up the place for people who are old enough to play it.

Instead of a mature gaming enviroment we end up with a f*cking kindergarten.

 

And school massacres have nothing to do with videogames.

People were shooting the sh*t out of people long before we even had TV.

Videogames are just a good excuse for parents who should be held responsible for their dumbf*ck kids actions.

 

Same as people saying they are fat because of McDonalds, they are fat cause they f*ckING EAT SO GOD DAM MUCH!!!

 

So, no to kids online.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:18 AM Edited by tom_p1980, 30 October 2013 - 10:22 AM.

I think that kids should f*ck off from this game.

If they want to play it they should stick to SP.

Letting kids play online f*cks up the place for people who are old enough to play it.

Instead of a mature gaming enviroment we end up with a f*cking kindergarten.

 

And school massacres have nothing to do with videogames.

People were shooting the sh*t out of people long before we even had TV.

Videogames are just a good excuse for parents who should be held responsible for their dumbf*ck kids actions.

 

Same as people saying they are fat because of McDonalds, they are fat cause they f*ckING EAT SO GOD DAM MUCH!!!

 

So, no to kids online.

 

Well with all the hackers, glitchers, cheaters, dupers trolls and griefers I'd say GTA Online is already like kindergarten.  :v:

 

Especially if these forums are anything to go by where the adults are, in many cases, worse than the kids.  ;)

 

Imagine this old woman playing online:

 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:55 PM

I made a post about this in another topic and got reemed out by tons of people and suspended lol, so I will tone it down.

 

 

Its an M rated game. I like going on, with M rated players, and having fun in a mature atmosphere.

 

The game shows senseless murders, a girl getting rammed in the poop shoot, and even has the quote

 

"ummm ya gimme that cum"

 

"your cock feels so good"

 

and other intense quotes.

 

A parent, who thinks its ok for any child under 13 to be playing that, is doing a bad job IMO.

 

On top of all of that, its beyond annoying trying to play, and some little turd is screaming, or yelling for his mom, in a M rated game.

 

IMO, if your letting ur kid play this, you might as well pop on a porno instead of cartoons.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

I just don't give a sh*t. f*ck the debate, if you want your kids to play let them. IDC.

true wisdome here;))))

 

As parents you cant protect them from everything, but what you can try is damagecontrol, Kids today are becoming a useless generation, their minds are blown by they are 12 and they are going to take over this world? People saying they have been playing these games since they were 7-8-9 years old and it didnt affect them at all is just lack of wisdom. Just cause you havent gone a killingspree in real life these games have affected you, me too. If you have some abilities to face truth about things you would see that this game is not good for a child. I wouldnt push porn and violence to a child, even though i know i couldnt protect them from everything i wouldnt want to be the one teaching them.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:53 PM

Its up to the parents. I would like to say that they shouldnt play but that's just because they generally annoy me. It is hypocritical as i played the games as a kid so i can't really shout about how they shouldnt :) 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

It really depends on the kid's maturity level and what values they were raised with.
 
A kid who knows how to differentiate between a video game and real life and knows that spitting vulgarity is bad, should be fine growing up.
 
- Played GTA III at age 8 in 2001

This. My first game was Warcraft 1 and eventually GTA 1 (5 yo) and yeah. I would let my son play if he already knew the difference between reality and fantasy. And also knew what the game contains. About online gaming ? Talking trash is really bad. But I'd teach him to not do it.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:37 PM

It's bad because you kids are the reason the music (and IV) sucks :sui:

Yeah, because kids nowadays love Russian Rap ;)

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

I made a post about this in another topic and got reemed out by tons of people and suspended lol, so I will tone it down.

 

 

Its an M rated game. I like going on, with M rated players, and having fun in a mature atmosphere.

 

The game shows senseless murders, a girl getting rammed in the poop shoot, and even has the quote

 

"ummm ya gimme that cum"

 

"your cock feels so good"

 

and other intense quotes.

 

A parent, who thinks its ok for any child under 13 to be playing that, is doing a bad job IMO.

 

On top of all of that, its beyond annoying trying to play, and some little turd is screaming, or yelling for his mom, in a M rated game.

 

IMO, if your letting ur kid play this, you might as well pop on a porno instead of cartoons.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:55 AM

I just have to chime in on this. The majority of responses here are very sad. But is a true reflection of how our society is utterly f*cked up. The game has a mature rating for a reason. It promotes drug use, prositutes, violence, etc etc. the whole notion of someone saying that "I played GTA when I was a kid and it didn't affect me". That part is the best. How do you know? People today won't admit they have addiction problems, or whatever. In their little world, they see themselves as perfect. You are not perfect. No one is. The parents on here that say they would let their 13 year old play this game makes me sick. A 13 year old doesn't need to be shown activitys that promote drug use. Are you that stupid? Yes you are. I hope your kids get addicted to heroin some day or whatever other drug is out there. How about you spend time with your kids? Is that so hard? Nope, lazy parenting rules the day. Just give them video games and they won't bother you. But you just say "it's just a game". Keep telling yourselve that. Over and over. Because its not just a game. Kids see these things in the game and think its cool. Next thing you know your kid is into booze and weed. Then cocaine. Sure not everyone will be influenced, I didn't say that. But it's just a game right? Right? Today's parents are a real joke.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:59 AM

I don't think parents should allow their kids to play unless they are at least 13/14.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:03 AM

I mean... ideally 17 and up should only be allowed to play. But I was playing III at 13 so...

But anything below 13 is reprehensible.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:09 AM

I think if any of them are interested they should play it and create nice memories. Just like I did.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:35 AM Edited by PhilosophicalZebra, 31 October 2013 - 11:06 AM.

I just have to chime in on this. The majority of responses here are very sad. But is a true reflection of how our society is utterly f*cked up. The game has a mature rating for a reason. It promotes drug use, prositutes, violence, etc etc. the whole notion of someone saying that "I played GTA when I was a kid and it didn't affect me". That part is the best. How do you know? People today won't admit they have addiction problems, or whatever. In their little world, they see themselves as perfect. You are not perfect. No one is. The parents on here that say they would let their 13 year old play this game makes me sick. A 13 year old doesn't need to be shown activitys that promote drug use. Are you that stupid? Yes you are. I hope your kids get addicted to heroin some day or whatever other drug is out there. How about you spend time with your kids? Is that so hard? Nope, lazy parenting rules the day. Just give them video games and they won't bother you. But you just sayb "it's just a game". Keep telling yourselve that. Over and over. Because its not just a game. Kids see these things in the game and think its cool. Next thing you know your kid is into booze and weed. Then cocaine. Sure not everyone willbe influenced, I didn't say that. But its a game right? Right? Today's parents are a real joke.

 

Interesting username for someone so anti-drugs...

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