This Blog Space Rated M (18+) for Mature by the ESRB

I subscribe to Wikipedia's article of the day. The latest article talks about the ESRB re-rating Oblivion, from teen (13+) to mature (17+).

This made me angry.

It was all well and good to ignore the ESRB... but today I was forced to think about it. And I decided I don't like the number.

Sure, fine, tell me that the game contains violence. Undead. Some gore. And that there's the potential for user-contributed content to have much, much worse. I'd like to know these things.

But don't fucking tell me how old my kid should be to see it. That's not your decision, and I resent you, Iyesarby, for suggesting it is.

I own two copies of Oblivion: one on the PC, the other on the Playstation 3. In fact, I've been playing Oblivion a lot, recently (to calm m'nerves.) I let my 11-year-old play.

1 comment:

r_b_bergstrom said...

I agree with you 100%.