1. Post #1
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  2. Post #2
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    July 2008
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    And it'll be ignored by a lot of people.
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  3. Post #3
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    June 2010
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    This is a decision for the parents; not the government
    Or rather, it should be...
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    July 2009
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    Good now the blame can fall onto the parents when the kids get a hold of them.
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  5. Post #5
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    April 2011
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    I kind of understand selling a mature game to minors, but 12 and 16? Come on.
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  6. Post #6
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    June 2008
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    Effectively killing a percentage of retail sales, the main reason I stopped going retail was because I wasn't able to buy anything alone that had an age rating on it. Ever since I've just bought games online, where no verification at all is required.

    Now that I'm actually able to purchase 18+ games I still won't ever be going retail because of the shit in the past I've had with retailers. It's just not worth the hassle and getting it digital is a much more convenient method especially as I'm not a person that likes having a physical box.

    I can understand this for younger children, but anything above say 12 I deem ridiculous. It's up to the parents to decide what games they allow their children to play.
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    Effectively killing a percentage of retail sales, the main reason I stopped going retail was because I wasn't able to buy anything alone that had an age rating on it. Ever since I've just bought games online, where no verification at all is required.

    Now that I'm actually able to purchase 18+ games I still won't ever be going retail because of the shit in the past I've had with retailers. It's just not worth the hassle and getting it digital is a much more convenient method especially as I'm not a person that likes having a physical box.
    Bring ID with you, if that's not going to help you're just going to have to follow the law and get your parents to buy it, I guess.
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    June 2008
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    Bring ID with you, if that's not going to help you're just going to have to follow the law and get your parents to buy it, I guess.
    or I can opt for the digital method which is instant and not have to queue, journey, and actually have anything physical. I still don't understand why they impose this kind of shit when there's other, more convenient methods available. They're just going to end up driving people away.
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    November 2007
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    I thought this was already the case? Never mind. Anyway, I think this is a good thing.

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    January 2012
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    clearly you proles need a guiding hand since you're too stupid to make rational decisions
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    August 2008
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    I'm sure plenty of places will still continue to do so.

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    I like how their logo for "Fear" is a spider
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    December 2007
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    Effectively killing a percentage of retail sales, the main reason I stopped going retail was because I wasn't able to buy anything alone that had an age rating on it. Ever since I've just bought games online, where no verification at all is required.

    Now that I'm actually able to purchase 18+ games I still won't ever be going retail because of the shit in the past I've had with retailers. It's just not worth the hassle and getting it digital is a much more convenient method especially as I'm not a person that likes having a physical box.

    I can understand this for younger children, but anything above say 12 I deem ridiculous. It's up to the parents to decide what games they allow their children to play.
    It doesn't make any sense, when you're below the age mark. Once you're a few years away from it, and have a few functional brain cells, you generally begin to see the sense of those restrictions.
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    August 2010
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    It doesn't make any sense, when you're below the age mark. Once you're a few years away from it, and have a few functional brain cells, you generally begin to see the sense of those restrictions.
    I don't see how video game age restrictions make sense except for restricting violent games from children who will go to preschool the next day and start hitting other kids any time they play it.
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    February 2005
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    Effectively killing a percentage of retail sales, the main reason I stopped going retail was because I wasn't able to buy anything alone that had an age rating on it. Ever since I've just bought games online, where no verification at all is required.

    Now that I'm actually able to purchase 18+ games I still won't ever be going retail because of the shit in the past I've had with retailers. It's just not worth the hassle and getting it digital is a much more convenient method especially as I'm not a person that likes having a physical box.

    I can understand this for younger children, but anything above say 12 I deem ridiculous. It's up to the parents to decide what games they allow their children to play.
    Yes it is up to the parents, and that is the whole point of this.

    Ratings have never been legally enforced, meaning some shops have no issue selling any age rating game to younger people.

    This has nothing to do with stopping kids playing games above their age rating, this is to do with stopping kids buying games above their age rating. There is no problem with their parents buying it for them.
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    clearly you proles need a guiding hand since you're too stupid to make rational decisions
    This law only stops retailers selling to children younger than the rating. I'm pretty sure that in a lot of places people under 18 are legally considered too stupid to make rational decisions.

  17. Post #17
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    September 2007
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    This law only stops retailers selling to children younger than the rating. I'm pretty sure that in a lot of places people under 18 are legally considered too stupid to make rational decisions.
    its a fucking videogame

    oh god now im a psychopath because i bought gta 3 when i was 11

  18. Post #18
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    Confound their politics.
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    July 2009
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    I kind of understand selling a mature game to minors, but 12 and 16? Come on.
    While I don't agree that these games need to be restricted, they already have been for quite some time as far as I know. To buy from retailers I need to provide ID for 12 and 16's already. However, I buy all the things that I want online these days anyway.

    But again, '16' games can have some pretty 'mature' stuff in them from time to time.

    I say this is a good thing, because it places the blame entirely on the parents if their children get a violent video game and they don't like it.
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  20. Post #20
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    I always thought the symbols showcasing the contents of a game were neat.

  21. Post #21
    AUTISTIC DOTA WANKER
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    And games are still being submitted to the BBFC (see here), so it will be a while before the public is no longer "confused" by the dual ratings.

  22. Post #22
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    October 2007
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    All the big chain stores already voluntarily ID'd you if you looked remotely underage anyway, and this won't make any difference to online

  23. Post #23
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    March 2010
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    I'd love to see all the queues of 14 year old's faces after they're refused purchase of the latest COD
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  24. Post #24
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    May 2008
    817 Posts
    Fuck, is my country getting dumber and dumber?

    ...Oh wait. Student riots, recession and hoodies...yup. But hey, at least we have the Olympics, right?

    Er, right?


    Nope.
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  25. Post #25
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    April 2011
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    This only happened because of the parents. If they weren't trying to make everyone else squeamish with their fucked up agendas, this never would've happened.

  26. Post #26
    arthuro12's Avatar
    July 2007
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    I always thought the symbols showcasing the contents of a game were neat.
    Remembered looking at the GTA box back in the days when I was 12, immediatly bought it.

  27. Post #27
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    January 2010
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    When I was like 10 my Dad used to just walk in with me and buy games that I wasn't legally old enough for. That's gonna keep happening with other people.
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    December 2004
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    There's no real change for the consumer really, more the retailer, before PEGI, it was the BBFC classification that most retailers volountarily adhered to them, difference now is, they can get into legal trouble for not doing.

  29. Post #29
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    February 2005
    2,291 Posts
    When I was like 10 my Dad used to just walk in with me and buy games that I wasn't legally old enough for. That's gonna keep happening with other people.
    Again, that is completely fine. Parents are meant to be the ones that decide if their kids can play violent games, this just enforces that.

  30. Post #30
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    December 2009
    342 Posts
    Fuck, is my country getting dumber and dumber?

    ...Oh wait. Student riots, recession and hoodies...yup. But hey, at least we have the Olympics, right?

    Er, right?


    Nope.
    It sure is with people like you around.