To: Ashcraft From: McWhertor Re: What Sells First? Hey, Ash, just wanted to formally apologize for Photoshopping your new baby's head into a pile of Madballs. That was way out of line and I want to publicly say "I'm sorry." His head is just so amazingly round! Couldn't help myself. Speaking of kids, I played against a five year old in a game of Left 4 Dead this weekend. Good job, parents! I won't be around tomorrow. Taping some stuff for GameTrailers TV. Watch for it! Here's just one day's worth of what you missed. First Fable II Premium DLC Revealed SingStar Offers Celine Dion For The Holidays Tomb Raider: Underworld Review: Lara Croft’s Uncharted Adventure Doom Finally Ported To Flash I, Gamer Nintendo's Oddly Dated, Horribly Bad and Wii-Free Gift Guide Echoes of Columbine: The Podcast
I played M rated titles, such as Mortal Kombat, when I was 5. Am I screwed up in the head? Well no.
I know this doesn't apply to everyone, but some people are able to distinguish fiction from reality and yes even kids are able to as long as their parents mention it or they figure it out themselves.
Of course it doesn't mean that every 5 year old should be playing violent titles such as L4D.
In some cases, it's better to be exposed early on than later because they will eventually experience these things.