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My 6 Year Old Son Finished Uncharted 3 by Himself

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    Some of you need to loosen up and get a grip. So, he let his kid play UC3, he didn't give him a gun and tell him to go outside a kill stuff. Since he let his kid play a violent video game, his kids going to grow up and go on killing sprees or something equally crazy? Give me a &[email protected]$ing break! Games/guns don't kill people.... Crazy ass people kill people.

    EDIT: also, congrats to your son. That is an achievement at 6 years old.
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    So the people saying he shouldn't be allowed to play underage games, are also on the side that violent games are the cause of violent crimes?
    I think it's awesome that he's managed to beat Uncharted 3 at that age. I was just dying on Doom over and over (side note: I haven't ONCE, gone to a monster infested castle and killed anyone in real life )


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisValentine View Post
    So the people saying he shouldn't be allowed to play underage games, are also on the side that violent games are the cause of violent crimes?
    I think it's awesome that he's managed to beat Uncharted 3 at that age. I was just dying on Doom over and over (side note: I haven't ONCE, gone to a monster infested castle and killed anyone in real life )
    I said that he shouldn't play these type of games yet, though I never said games are the cause of crimes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisValentine View Post
    So the people saying he shouldn't be allowed to play underage games, are also on the side that violent games are the cause of violent crimes?
    Not necessarily, I feel he can do whatever he wants as a parent with kids but if his choices being bad or good later on his child life will draw attention to his parenting skills. Most people with kids take this very serious where most people without sees it as an achievement for a young gamer. I see it as we can't predict the future.
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    If he's intelligent enough to get through a game like that, I'm under the assumption he knows pretty clearly what's right or wrong in real life.
    Who knows, he might grow up to be a badass treasure hunter/explorer now


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    There are some super-fags all over this thread.

    Congrats to your kid. All I had at that age was Donkey Kong and Asteroids.
    I know my opinion comes off as conservative, but as a life-long video game addict, I don't want the same for my kids, so I control and limit their exposure like a prison guard.

    I've also seen first-hand what exposing young kids to violent games and movies can do to them as adults. My best mate's kids are all great gamers who were pulling off point-blank jumping AWP headshots in Counter-Strike at age 8, which admittedly was awesome at the time, but in their 20's they're emotionally-detached fuckups at real life. You can put that down to bad parenting by letting kids do adult things before their time and to being their mate instead of their parent. Choosing the parenting path of least resistance by letting them do what you do is just plain lazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisValentine View Post
    So the people saying he shouldn't be allowed to play underage games, are also on the side that violent games are the cause of violent crimes?
    Violent games don't necessarily lead to violent acts (I've never known a violent gamer), but they can be a catalyst for an unhealthy mind. If you're desensitised to violence, you seek out ever more graphic depictions of violence. These same 20-something kids I know don't bat an eyelid at Internet videos of suicides, accident & murder scenes, rapes and beheadings and it is linked to their father exposing them to it at a young age. Aside from being just plain fucking wrong, they've lost a good chunk of their humanity and I won't do that to my kids.

    I also don't think kids should be wrapped in cotton wool and should be prepared for the shit life can throw at you like violence, sex, drugs, strangers and death. But there's no need to rush them into adulthood by deliberately exposing them to adult life concepts at a very young age. Whether that's video games, movies, music, magazines, comics, web sites or books is irrelevant.

    If the dude wants to let his 6 year old play Uncharted and feels he's mature enough to handle it, then good for him. There are huge fine-motor control benefits to letting kids play video games at an early age, eg many surgeons put their steady hand down to gaming as a kid. But there's a tonne of good age-appropriate games out there that my kids will be playing instead of M15+ titles at age 6.

    As Jay said, you don't know what's in store for your children in the future, nor do you know how your own actions will negatively impact their lives. As a parent, you do your best to protect your kids and let them just be kids. I want my kids to enjoy my favourite hobby with me, but it'll be Lego, Kinectimals and Skylanders, not Halo, Call of Doody and Uncharted.
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    I think this topic has probably been blown a little out of proportion, due to all the recent events... but I think this is really about parenting styles.

    My parents were really strict - I wasn't even allowed to watch the Simpsons!

    Ultimately, it comes down to life experiences: as a parent, what kind of life lessons would you want to teach your child as they are growing up? At what age do you let them go out to the movies with friends? At what age would you expose them to alcohol? At what age would you talk to them about sex? At what age would you let them start dating someone? How do you control their internet usage? Would you strictly/loosely follow the age rating systems for games/movies/tv shows/toys?

    It is the parents' job to make these tough decisions (but I guess even if parents do take a stand, sometimes the child will go against it - but that is part and parcel of being a responsible and caring mother/father).

    I really respect the parents of today because there are so many more things to worry about... Personally, I'm not sure I'm ready for parenthood yet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by brotherfranciz View Post
    Would you strictly/loosely follow the age rating systems for games/movies/tv shows/toys?
    The guidelines are made for the lowest common denominator, ie stupid people. The kind of kid who eats paste and shoves crayons up their nose.

    I reckon they should be followed loosely, within 3 years of an age bracket. For example, my 3 year old does 6+ year old stuff with ease and my 1 year plays with 3+ toys without issue, but leaping from aged 6 to M is a bridge too far. Aged 12 or 13 is more appropriate for M15, most of us have our shit together by then. Aged 15 or 16 for 18+, depending on experience and personality.

    Let kids be kids...most of adulthood sucks.
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    Kids often understand more than we think, but intelligence doesn't always translate to emotional maturity. A kid can understand the motions and making a strategy for the game, but may not be able to fully process the complex emotional and societal issues that are raised by the topics and scenarios presented in the game. The guidelines are there for a reason-- MA Mature audiences means that there is content contained that is generally expected can only be handled by someone who is of a well, mature audience. It may contain graphic violence, drug usage, sexually suggestive themes, harsh language and other content that would not be appropriate for someone who doesn't have a maturely developed mind. Sure, there may be an exceptional kid here or there who may be able to handle it, or it may simply seem like they're handling it, but in fact rather they simply don't understand it but are nevertheless being subtly influenced by it, or are having trouble dealing, but don't want to admit it.


    Even Final Fantasy VII I wouldn't let a kid play. That game got away with so much crap, that I think it's almost lucky it managed to slip by with only a T for Teen. Threatening "I'll chop them off"? A heroic character who's a chain-smoker? Characters who regularly swear? A cross-dressing sequence complete with an adult-themed inn and a Group Room and #@%# Room? Yeah, none of the later Final Fantasys got away with anything close to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    There are some super-fags all over this thread.

    Congrats to your kid. All I had at that age was Donkey Kong and Asteroids.
    lol i agree...i have a 7 yr old, she new the difference between real and fantasay at 3. comments in this thread are the reason people blame video games on everything now. kids that grow up shooting schools have screws loose in their head. not Nathane Drake.

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    You know what I, changed my mind reading this thread. My parents wouldn't even let me watch Dragon Ball because they thought I'd become a violent beast or something, so I don't want to be that guy.

    It is pretty impressive that he finished Uncharted 3.
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    Wow thats really good kids these days suck at gaming. At least the ones in singapore my neighbour who is 10 coulddnt beat Arkham city without my help. And i have seen many other kids who are bad at gaming also

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiona05 View Post
    lol i agree...i have a 7 yr old, she new the difference between real and fantasay at 3. comments in this thread are the reason people blame video games on everything now. kids that grow up shooting schools have screws loose in their head. not Nathane Drake.
    Exactly so annoying to see comments saying oh u let ur kid play a violent game.

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    uncharted is rated teen for 13 year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy66 View Post
    uncharted is rated teen for 13 year old.
    13, really? Is that the age that teenagers start being teens?


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    That's good for your son. I wish I was growing up with today's technology at that age. Hope they have a wonderful gaming life ahead of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    13, really? Is that the age that teenagers start being teens?
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    Naughty Dog need to step up there game then. I remember me as a six year old playing Crash Bandicoot 1 and nearly tearing my balls off. It's impossible. Still is now... That's how kids learn man, that's how they learn.

    Good on your kid though man, pretty awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    13, really? Is that the age that teenagers start being teens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy66 View Post
    uncharted is rated teen for 13 year old.
    It's MA15+ in Australia for Strong Violence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    13, really? Is that the age that teenagers start being teens?
    Yeah it is. 10-12 are tweenies as in between children and teenagers.

    Quote Originally Posted by kiona05 View Post
    lol i agree...i have a 7 yr old, she new the difference between real and fantasay at 3. comments in this thread are the reason people blame video games on everything now. kids that grow up shooting schools have screws loose in their head. not Nathane Drake.
    The reality is video gaming can be a contributing factor to a nutball losing a screw. The recent school shooting where the kids were shot is proof of that. But it's no more a contributor than TV, movies, comics or music before it, so we can't and shouldn't blame video games.

    The blame lies with the parents for not doing their job, or for failing to recognise signs of mental illness, or no blame can be apportioned to them at all because sometimes people just flip their lid.

    The point is kids at 6 or 7 aren't emotionally mature enough to handle the content, whether you think they are or not. Exposing them to violent games leads to desensitisation to real-life violence, increased aggression and decreased helpful behaviour. That's a fact, just as video gaming improves hand-eye coordination is a fact, gaming improves mental acuity is a fact, and the link between childhood obesity and video gaming is a fact.

    Disputing these facts is ignorant, just as blaming video games for mass murder is ignorant. You need to research the other side of the fence before you can categorically call it bullshit.
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