Kids playing this game?
I disagree about age being the matter, I have heard 18 year olds being the most annoying wankers, while f*cking 9 year olds are chill. I myself, am almost 10. I believe that I would rather hear a squeaker as myself, rather then an annoying f*cking prick that says "nigga" all the time.
I agree I'm 13 and i play this game too. So what? Im not going to go on a murderous rampage when I grow up. I want to get paid for something video game related. Or go into carpentry! But I just hate the little kids that curse all the time I usually just mute them. I'm getting a mic today to talk with my friends online.
You're not supposed to be exposed to the setting, language & online atmosphere this game offers, that's what.
INB4: "So what? I see plenty of violence on movies & TV, I can handle it...I'm mature."
Then I blame your parents for sh*tty upbringing.
This is akin to allowing children at bars or casinos; you may have seen people in your family drink & gamble before, but does that mean you should be allowed there? No. It's not meant for you & it's simply not healthy for a young mind to be there at all. No matter how much that young mind says otherwise.
Likewise, a lot of adults may converse & elate in foul language & blue humor...but that's precisely where these things can happen without backlash; areas meant for adults. Allowing underage people in there can make the adults feel uncomfortable as they cannot express themselves in the same way. I for one know I can't if I know there's an 8-15 year old playing..it's uncomfortable & we shouldn't have to pay the piper for it.
Maturity does not mean being able to assimilate large amounts of violence & sexual content without wincing. That's called insensibility, not maturity. The game does indeed influence you very subtly, just as Mortal Kombat, Chiller & other violent titles did for my generation. We didn't turn into spinal cord-ripping ninjas neither, but that didn't mean the game did not influence us in other ways that children should not be exposed to.
You say you're not going to go on a murderous rampage just because you saw it on a game? Congratulations; you're mentally sane...but you're still not as mature as you think. I bet dollars to donuts the day you turn into a responsible, self-sustained adult you'll look back & laugh at how "mature" you thought you were.
You're 13; the age when you think you're not a little kid anymore & can handle the adult world by storm....