Halo 3 headset only for 17 and up. What?

If you are looking to pick up the new Halo 3 headset from Gamestop or EB Games, you’re going to get ID’ed, assuming the store clerks are doing their jobs.

The reasoning behind this? I’m guessing it’s because online play is where things become, for all intents and purposes, M-rated. That is, you’re going to expect to interact with people cursing or generally being stupid.

At any rate, this gives us cause for thought. Simply because the headset allows this sort of experience, should it require age verification? Any computer with an internet connection can be used to access adult materials, but should computer purchases be denied to those without parental supervision?

As I’m sure many of you can guess, I believe the answer is no. That is, I don’t believe that children should be exposed to adult materials, but I do believe that each step of this sort is one towards curtailing our personal freedoms and creating a world where things are decided "for our own good."

As children are in the custody of their parents, I still believe it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s interaction with the world.

[via Live-360]


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