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Would or do you pay attention to the games your children play and the ratings? For example lets say you have a 14 year old. Would you buy them a rated M game?
Absolutely! Sometimes if I'm just not sure about a game, I'll check it out before I let the kids play it. He usually sticks with E ratings. He doesn't like the overly violent, sexual or extreme language. In some games, we're able to turn the language off which is nice. Thankfully though, our 12 year old isn't going to play a game that's bad like Grand Theft Auto. He got it for Christmas and was playing it before I ever knew a thing about him recieving it and it blew my mind! He played for a little bit and I waited to see if he would try to keep playing it the next few days and he never did. About a month later he asked me to take it to gamestop and trade for "anything without nasty crap!" Ha. Ha. I was so proud of him that my partner and I ended up trading it and buying him some new games he'd been dying for.
Doing things like that works out for us and it makes him want to do right. We let some language go and some violence. No F words, no sex and nothing gory.
Oh! That reminds me! I recently saw an advertisment about some online thing where you games are thoroughly checked as well as movies. Try doing a search on that if you want to know the game before purchasing it and it being too bad for your tastes. I wish I could remember the name of the site or whatever, but I'm sure it'd pull up on a search engine. Good luck.