Game rating "M", is just annoying?

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    Game rating "M", is just annoying?

    My friend recently tried to buy CS:S at Best Buy, and after not being able to because he wasn't 17, he had to get me to do it. I find this rule just annoying, for 2 reasons:



    1. If your parents will let you have the game, and you are 1-15 years old, then you have gone with your parents, and they can buy it for you... Thus there is no point in the rule for that age group.

    2. If you are 16, a year under the requirement, then you cannot get the games, because in the US, you are driving by yourself, which means no parents to buy it for you... But honestly, is there anything on an M game that would scar a 16 year old?? No...

    Honestly, if your below 15, you can get the game, if your 16, it's more trouble than it was a year before to get it... I say the ratings on video games need to be much more lax, because honestly, no one cares about them anyways, they're just an annoyance in the end.

    What do you think?
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    i've never.. had trouble? o.o
    I've bought MA games all the time they never say anything :S
    If anything they tell me what to do and their ingame name to play with them online xD

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    Well, maybe they're different in Australia than here in the US. At least at the Best Buy in my city, they are really annoying about it.
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    just go to gamestop or the like, in my experiance they don't really give a shit about the ratings.

    I was buying M rated games when I was twelve... they just want to make more sales, age doesn't matter.

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    The only reason for restrictions is because of the stupid kids that kill their parents cause they take these games away... only reason for it.

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    Yes, it's an annoying rule, but here in Norway we don't have 'M' and the others we have:

    • All ages
    • 3+
    • 7+
    • 12+
    • 16+
    • 18+

    The 16+ annoys the hell out of me because I'm 15, turning 16 in a few months. But WHO THE HELL CLASSIFIED PORTAL AS 16+?! WHO THE HELL CAN SAY THAT PORTAL CAN SCAR YOU?!

    But after an argument at the store, I got the game

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    lol, i never had to argue about it
    But then again, when i was 15 the conductor on the train almost made me pay adult tickets >.< I had to show him my card, that said i was 15 xD
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    In my argument I always remind them of how the rating is just recomended, atleast here in Norway, they can sell 18+ games to 3 year olds if they wanted too

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    ^^ I guess thats why they never say anything on it ^^
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    Thanks for the advice Volund.

    And that's interesting about Norway, in the US ratings are not suggested.
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