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Roleplayman
09-30-2012, 07:39 PM
my brother wants to play it

Assassin_M
09-30-2012, 07:40 PM
Nope..

It has Blood, Gore, Violence, and sexual themes...

True_Assassin92
09-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Don't bother the age rate. I played GTA 3 whilst being 10-11 years old and I turned out to be normal :D

eagleforlife1
09-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Don't bother the age rate. I played GTA 3 whilst being 10-11 years old and I turned out to be normal :D

Speak for yourself ;)

GameFreak65
09-30-2012, 07:52 PM
umm for me we all grew up with violent games like gta and many more and i didnt grow up to be a serial killer lol

naran6142
09-30-2012, 07:54 PM
my brother wants to play it

really depends on how mature you think he is

Evenesque
09-30-2012, 07:54 PM
Show the rating on the game to your parents and ask.

nitres15
09-30-2012, 07:58 PM
umm for me we all grew up with violent games like gta and many more and i didnt grow up to be a serial killer lol

thats what you tell people before you slice them up and put them in a bag... I SAW !!!

HisSpiritLives
09-30-2012, 07:58 PM
If you are smart enough,yes.

HisSpiritLives
09-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Show the rating on the game to your parents and ask.

Yeah,and when they see rating M they will let him play...

stingray10
09-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Yes, only if he is mature enough. I played, watched and listened to bad things when i was younger but it did't do that much damage ;)

pacmanate
09-30-2012, 08:15 PM
12 is a bit young.. 14 yes

AllThatJuice
09-30-2012, 08:25 PM
Hes 12?..Okay, so if he was anything like what I was at 12 then Im sure hes seen more explicit stuff than what AC has to offer (if you know what I mean ;) )..But it just really depends on if you think your bro is mature enough to play the game and wont turn into some crazy serial killer...

Jexx21
09-30-2012, 08:35 PM
If your friend types using mostly correct grammar and spelling, yes.

LoyalACFan
09-30-2012, 08:36 PM
If your friend types using mostly correct grammar and spelling, yes.

Lol, so true.

TheDanteEX
09-30-2012, 08:38 PM
I'm sure he can play it with the blood off, but that doesn't change the fact that the game is geared towards more a more mature audience. The rating is just a suggestion, and if you think your brother can play the game with a level of maturity, then that's your decision. And playing violent games does have some effect on younger people. They can become desensitized to violence and think death and gore is funny or exciting when it isn't supposed to be exposed to somebody at that age, although it constantly is. The problem is not about becoming serial killers, it's about treating serious topics with a respectful and mature attitude, which most younger audiences do not understand.

AllThatJuice
09-30-2012, 08:44 PM
Hey little brother, do you know why I stabbed that man in the face with a tomohawk and proceeded to kill his friends?....Its because they were bad men.

berserker134
09-30-2012, 08:46 PM
well i dont know dude i ve been playin AC since 2007 and im only 13 now but it depends on your parents i got to play AC by lying and some other stuf xD

GunnarGunderson
09-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Nope..

It has Blood, Gore, Violence, and sexual themes...

But innumerable parents are still going to buy it for their children that are even younger

Roleplayman
09-30-2012, 08:53 PM
i dont really care about gore and violence and swear words, if there is too much sex then no lol

Assassin_M
09-30-2012, 08:54 PM
But innumerable parents are still going to buy it for their children that are even younger
That`s their fault then..

If they believe their child will be okay, then fine..

Roleplayman
09-30-2012, 08:55 PM
i dont really care about gore and violence and swear words, if there is too much sex then no lol

answer this, too much sex?

Assassin_M
09-30-2012, 08:57 PM
answer this, too much sex?
How do you expect us to know ? We haven't played it yet lol

pacmanate
09-30-2012, 09:06 PM
answer this, too much sex?

SO MUCH. Why do you think Connor has so many rooms in the Homestead?!

JCearlyyears
09-30-2012, 09:18 PM
SO MUCH. Why do you think Connor has so many rooms in the Homestead?!


He is just a SEX MACHINE. Have you seen how muscley he is?! I mean JHEEZ. God knows what his dingaling is like! Besides him being a fit mofo his buttery smooth combat is not the only thing he is buttery smooth at! And don't think his homestead is that big for nothing!!!!!!!
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rileypoole1234
09-30-2012, 09:20 PM
It's for your parents to decide.

HisSpiritLives
09-30-2012, 09:21 PM
i dont really care about gore and violence and swear words, if there is too much sex then no lol

He is 12 lol. he knows about sex trust me, it cant hurt him,question is can blood and violence hurt him ,sex cant.

HisSpiritLives
09-30-2012, 09:22 PM
SO MUCH. Why do you think Connor has so many rooms in the Homestead?!

You are perverted guy :D

ACfan443
09-30-2012, 09:29 PM
well i dont know dude i ve been playin AC since 2007 and im only 13 now but it depends on your parents i got to play AC by lying and some other stuf xD

Wait you're 13 now? You've been playing since 2007 which means you were 8 when you played AC1...Did you not understand what an age rating was?? C'mon now, an 8 year old playing an 18 game is ridiculous.

HisSpiritLives
09-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Wait you're 13 now? You've been playing since 2007 which means you were 8 when you played AC1...Did you not understand what an age rating was?? C'mon now, an 8 year old playing an 18 game is ridiculous.

Yeah that is little too much.

monster_rambo
09-30-2012, 10:35 PM
Violence and sexual themes in the media does affect people regardless of their age. It does affect people that are less mature and younger than the suggested rating. However, playing a video game will not make you into a rapist or serial killer. It takes severe trauma,schizophrenia, or someone with anti-personality disorder to do so. I have been playing games since I was little and I knew about sex and watched porn before the age of maturity. Is not like I'm going to be a rapist or a serial killer from doing so. Kids know a lot more at this age about sex and violence. More than you think so stop being so uptight about it.

AllThatJuice
09-30-2012, 10:36 PM
I played Gears 3 with my 8yr old nephew

AssassinVenice
09-30-2012, 10:57 PM
GTA Vice City was the first game I ever played. I was 6 years old at that time. :D

Jexx21
09-30-2012, 11:05 PM
I played my first M-rated game when I was 15; it was Half-Life 2.

xXRyzonXx
09-30-2012, 11:09 PM
It depends on what kind of person he is, does he understand that games are games and not real?

Assassin_M
09-30-2012, 11:11 PM
It depends on what kind of person he is, does he understand that games are games and not real?
He`s 12 not 5 xD

AssassinGame1
09-30-2012, 11:22 PM
He can play if he doesn't take it too seriously, like acting as if he was an assassin or something. And if the game does not have that much sexual themes

MetalCreed
09-30-2012, 11:44 PM
Depends on maturity.

D.I.D.
10-01-2012, 12:04 AM
Violence and sexual themes in the media does affect people regardless of their age. It does affect people that are less mature and younger than the suggested rating. However, playing a video game will not make you into a rapist or serial killer. It takes severe trauma,schizophrenia, or someone with anti-personality disorder to do so. I have been playing games since I was little and I knew about sex and watched porn before the age of maturity. Is not like I'm going to be a rapist or a serial killer from doing so. Kids know a lot more at this age about sex and violence. More than you think so stop being so uptight about it.

My feeling is that the main danger of games for young children now comes from bro-shooters combined with multiplayer, or at least that's my observation of kids of my nephew's age.

I don't think witnessing fictional sexual or violent content is anything like as much of an influence on children's behaviour as is exposure to that eerie anonymous mob of shrieking apes. It presents the false impression that it's necessary to rage and have tantrums if things don't go your way in a game, so what are you going to be like in real life when that's your emotional training? Those players are on a hair trigger, ready to scream words like "f*g***" and "n*****" at anyone who upsets them. Some of these people's happiest and most casual outbursts are about how they just "raped" somebody. Perhaps that explains why fewer young girls become lunatics in online games, although of course it's almost impossible to be female and avoid horrendous verbal abuse so maybe it's no surprise that they're less likely to join the chorus.

Suffice it to say, I wouldn't allow kids of mine to play online MP. I'd stop them from playing any offline game that made them angry, because games shouldn't serve that purpose. I think it's possible to teach kids that keeping your composure makes you better at games, and venting does you no good at all. I find this is true in life, too - I can't stand people who think it's necessary or healthy to rage to the detriment of everyone else's feelings, and besides, I don't think it works. Those people just seem to go into rage mode more and more easily, whereas people who care enough about people around them to stay calm seem to develop a more genuine kind of confidence.

Jexx21
10-01-2012, 12:39 AM
My feeling is that the main danger of games for young children now comes from bro-shooters combined with multiplayer, or at least that's my observation of kids of my nephew's age.

I don't think witnessing fictional sexual or violent content is anything like as much of an influence on children's behaviour as is exposure to that eerie anonymous mob of shrieking apes. It presents the false impression that it's necessary to rage and have tantrums if things don't go your way in a game, so what are you going to be like in real life when that's your emotional training? Those players are on a hair trigger, ready to scream words like "f*g***" and "n*****" at anyone who upsets them. Some of these people's happiest and most casual outbursts are about how they just "raped" somebody. Perhaps that explains why fewer young girls become lunatics in online games, although of course it's almost impossible to be female and avoid horrendous verbal abuse so maybe it's no surprise that they're less likely to join the chorus.

Suffice it to say, I wouldn't allow kids of mine to play online MP. I'd stop them from playing any offline game that made them angry, because games shouldn't serve that purpose. I think it's possible to teach kids that keeping your composure makes you better at games, and venting does you no good at all. I find this is true in life, too - I can't stand people who think it's necessary or healthy to rage to the detriment of everyone else's feelings, and besides, I don't think it works. Those people just seem to go into rage mode more and more easily, whereas people who care enough about people around them to stay calm seem to develop a more genuine kind of confidence.
Totally agree about this...

berserker134
10-01-2012, 01:30 AM
Wait you're 13 now? You've been playing since 2007 which means you were 8 when you played AC1...Did you not understand what an age rating was?? C'mon now, an 8 year old playing an 18 game is ridiculous.

my brother let me play it then also my parents so yeah

MRsmith1994
10-01-2012, 03:09 AM
better then giving him COD or BF3.........

berserker134
10-01-2012, 03:57 AM
better then giving him COD or BF3.........

touche :nonchalance:

LoyalACFan
10-01-2012, 04:07 AM
My feeling is that the main danger of games for young children now comes from bro-shooters combined with multiplayer, or at least that's my observation of kids of my nephew's age.

I don't think witnessing fictional sexual or violent content is anything like as much of an influence on children's behaviour as is exposure to that eerie anonymous mob of shrieking apes. It presents the false impression that it's necessary to rage and have tantrums if things don't go your way in a game, so what are you going to be like in real life when that's your emotional training? Those players are on a hair trigger, ready to scream words like "f*g***" and "n*****" at anyone who upsets them. Some of these people's happiest and most casual outbursts are about how they just "raped" somebody. Perhaps that explains why fewer young girls become lunatics in online games, although of course it's almost impossible to be female and avoid horrendous verbal abuse so maybe it's no surprise that they're less likely to join the chorus.

Suffice it to say, I wouldn't allow kids of mine to play online MP. I'd stop them from playing any offline game that made them angry, because games shouldn't serve that purpose. I think it's possible to teach kids that keeping your composure makes you better at games, and venting does you no good at all. I find this is true in life, too - I can't stand people who think it's necessary or healthy to rage to the detriment of everyone else's feelings, and besides, I don't think it works. Those people just seem to go into rage mode more and more easily, whereas people who care enough about people around them to stay calm seem to develop a more genuine kind of confidence.

Bravo, sir. My parents let my 10-year old brother play online MP with headphones, so they can't even hear what he's playing or listening to. Like you said, it isn't the violence of the game itself, but the constant stream of profanity and rage he's being exposed to. I played violent games from an early age, and it didn't really affect me that much, but that was back before the advent of anonymous MP. I'm living on a college campus away from home now, but when I go home to visit, I've noticed a definite change in the way my brother behaves toward me. He's obnoxious, rude, moody, and prone to rebelling when things don't go his way. I firmly believe COD played a role in making him like this, but my parents don't believe me because I played violent games and didn't turn out weird. God help us all when he hits puberty and goes into teen angst mode.

Gespenst1246
10-01-2012, 04:13 AM
I always just have everyone automatically muted in multiplayer. sooooooo much more peaceful :)

Calvarok
10-01-2012, 05:00 AM
Honestly, yes. The story is awesome, and gets people interested in history. It's violent, yes, but I'm sure your brother has already been exposed to crazy amounts of violence.

NewBlade200
10-01-2012, 05:16 AM
My bro started AC2 when he was 11. Now he has broken ribs and a messed up ligament in his leg. Do the math

Calvarok
10-01-2012, 05:20 AM
My bro started AC2 when he was 11. Now he has broken ribs and a messed up ligament in his leg. Do the math
Because of jumping off things? Kids do that anyways all the time.

NewBlade200
10-01-2012, 05:22 AM
Because of jumping off things? Kids do that anyways all the time.

Not jumping of things. The ribs was in a fight and the leg was climbing a building :p

NOLA_Assassin
10-01-2012, 10:54 AM
I wouldn't worry about it, I was playing Starcraft when I was 3 and GTA when I was 5, COD all my life and I am the only person in my immediate family that doesn't have a criminal record...

roostersrule2
10-01-2012, 11:04 AM
I let my little brother play AC and my other games and he's only 5, however I do turn off blood and other bad stuff. He's a normal kid though.

Jexx21
10-01-2012, 11:59 AM
...I'm obsessed with games and I wouldn't let my kids (if I will have any) play AC3 at a age younger than 14 or 15..

Mr_Shade
10-01-2012, 01:18 PM
my brother wants to play it


The game is rated M for Mature in North America

It is a 18 in the UK.



so no.. it's not really suitable for a 12 year old...

ACfan443
10-01-2012, 04:01 PM
Bravo, sir. My parents let my 10-year old brother play online MP with headphones, so they can't even hear what he's playing or listening to. Like you said, it isn't the violence of the game itself, but the constant stream of profanity and rage he's being exposed to. I played violent games from an early age, and it didn't really affect me that much, but that was back before the advent of anonymous MP. I'm living on a college campus away from home now, but when I go home to visit, I've noticed a definite change in the way my brother behaves toward me. He's obnoxious, rude, moody, and prone to rebelling when things don't go his way. I firmly believe COD played a role in making him like this, but my parents don't believe me because I played violent games and didn't turn out weird. God help us all when he hits puberty and goes into teen angst mode.

I totally TOTALLY relate to this, except with me, it's my cousin (I'm an only child). He's nearing teenage years and the aggression within him is increasing every day. It's all because of games which aren't suitable for his age, if he wasn't subject to those games early on in his life, he wouldn't be like this. When he gets angry, it's not pretty.

pacmanate
10-01-2012, 04:30 PM
So we agree its down to parenting?

MRNMRSPACER
10-01-2012, 04:33 PM
i also played violent games from a young age it depends on the child really.....play the other AC games and if u think that is ok for him then let him have fun..ultimately it comes down to maturity/parents.

ProletariatPleb
10-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Yes it's appropriate, provided he/she can stand violence and ...pixel blood. I've been playing games from an even younger age myself

Mr_Shade
10-01-2012, 04:56 PM
If it came only down to parenting - then there would be no need for a legally binding classification..?


Shops in the UK went through a phase of not being allowed to sell to adults, if they believe it's being handed over to someone underage.. I think this is still the case..


Same as Alcohol..



Anywho - no one should condone the selling of games / dvds to underage - if the parents decide to do that, then it's down to them.