Most people do not even care what the rating is nor do most peoples parents ratings are just another stupid law such as you can not but M+ games without an adult serious. So comment how you feel about ESRB
History is written by liars just because somebody writes it down and calls it history doenst make it history
While it may seem that most parents forego the ratings system when buying games for their kids, the system is very much needed. Much so, actually, because of politics. Without the system, most opponents of video games could make the simple argument of "Oh look, they're selling bloody, violent games to everyone now! The horror!," and would probably have a good case to start a campaign to get rid of video games.
yeah, it's totally needed.
1. I agree with nope.avi (↑). politics play a huge role
2. an 11 year old kid (i think) should NOT be allowed to play "M" games like CoD. be realistic people; any younger, and they start learning it. there is an age where it stops affecting their judgement, and i think the ESRB system hit it spot-on.
(i am totally for video game rights, don't get me wrong, but i'm not irrational about it; there should always be a limit)
3. ...i didn't really have a three...
It is reasonable to make the claim that consumers use ESRB/PEGI ratings in order to measure not only how well-suited a game is for the intended player(s), but also with respect to who may end up watching. So less squirming if a younger sibling or older family member happens to peer across one's shoulder. Altogether it isn't too surprising knowing that probably the "gamers" (who average a ballpark age of 35) will pay less attention to ratings as opposed to the parents and gift-givers who are practically forced either to be responsible or just purchase a bail-out gift card.