NIMF "dangerous game" list tells us nothing

mediawiseThe National Institute on Media and the Family has come forth with a list of ten games that are not suitable for children, entitled "The Ten Most Dangerous Games."

This short compilation is supposedly meant to assist parents in making sound purchasing decisions this holiday season, but does little more than recapitulate what the ESRB already tells us.

The ten games mentioned are as follows:


* Assassin’s Creed
* Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
* Conan
* The Darkness
* Clive Barker’s Jericho
* Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
* Manhunt 2
* Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
* John Woo Presents Stranglehold
* Timeshift

ESRB president Patricia Vance had this to say:

"At a time of year when parents are looking for helpful guidance about video games, this year’s report card does little more than sow unwarranted doubt about effective tools like ESRB ratings."

Why would she say that, you ask? Well, because these games are all rated M for mature (17+). That means that parents should not be buying them for children. They are games for adults – case closed.

It seems everyone wants to cause a fuss about something that should be as clear as day and as routine as paying a bus fare. Give it a rest, already.


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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