Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Gamer's Digest

Saw this today:


Moms and dads, crack your knuckles, stretch your wrists and hunker down in front of the television or computer monitor -- it's time to confront the monsters, villains and other baddies lurking in your children's video games.
... http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/fun.games/08/02/parenting.video.games.ap/index.html

Got me thinking... what parents need need is a kind of Reader's Digest for video games so that they can know what age range is appropriate for their children playing particular games. But what is "appropriate", anyway? You could have pictures of the violence in the game, along with a "frequency" meter on how many other children are playing this game—that would guide parents well enough, don't you think? I'm sure you could set up a web site with Wuicktime files of gameplay, too...

All I want is a finder's fee!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out http://www.gamerdad.com/ some time. I can't vouch for it, because I don't read it, but they claim to offer a non-reactionary view of computer games from the eyes of parents.

You can tell they aren't some conservative "family values" site with an agenda when they take the ESRB 17+ rating of Doom 3 and lower it to 14+.