Friday, July 24, 2015

Should children be allowed to play M-rated games online?

Hey Guys, I'm positive this is a topic that really hasn't been touched upon to a great extent. However, it's the subject that is touched upon by older gamers on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
The online service where little kids are most likely to be found...

Usually, I don't really care if kids are playing M-rated games offline and are just playing it for the story mode or something like that. Games such as Grand Theft Auto V or The Last of Us shouldn't even be touched by kids due to their mature content. Actually, nobody under the age of 16 should have any business with Grand Theft Auto. However, it's a totally different ball game once it comes to online.

I am totally aware of the parental controls that the Xbox has. However, not many parents use it or have no clue about it. As a matter of fact, not many parents know much about the online gaming experience.

Kids are incredibly easy to troll. Additionally, they are easy targets to get free money from. Trust me, there is always going to be that one annoying kid who will be trying to buy hacks from someone. However, this is the part where kids pretty much become hack dealers. I don't really feel bad if they get scammed out of their money, but I do feel bad for the parents who have no clue about it.

All lot of these annoying kids are on first person shooter games such as Call of Duty. The older COD games are just a breeding ground of hackers and cheaters. A majority of them are kids.

This is just the hacking portion. Let me begin on the potty mouth kids. If I had a dollar for every time that I've been called a "faggot" or told to "Shut up" by a little kid, I'd probably be richer than Bill Gates. Adults do it as well, but where do the kids learn it from?

Kids are easy to be impressed. They'll just curse up a storm when their parents aren't around and think they are big and bad. Don't even get me started on the kids who turn on their mics and say "Hello? Does anyone have a mic?". Seriously, stop! That goes for both adults and kids! That just gets annoying over time and people get tired of having to hear it.

Listen parents, the internet is full of bad things and online gaming is no exception. M-rated games are meant for people over the age 17 to play! If you buy them these games, you have to think about what the consequences will be. If they play these games online, you can pretty much guaranteed they will be bullied, may end up cheating, get trolled, or even harass other players.

If they are going to play M-rated games online, DON'T BUT THEM A MIC. Only buy them a mic if they are going to play with their friends that they know in real life and have control over who they can talk to online. I'm pretty sure nobody is going to take me seriously, but I at least said something about this issue.
Till Next Time!!
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