games unsuitable for children
fuddl at gmx.de
Sat Dec 23 01:57:31 CET 2006
This one time, at band camp, Javier Candeira wrote:
> Package description and/or debtags.
i'd prefer to inform users (parents) in the package description,
because i think this is the first (and maybe only information) a perent
reads about a game, that the children would like to have installed.
> Weblogs are not good, for people can get the packages on disk, and not read
> internet weblogs.
i agree, weblogs aren't suitable for this. information about this topic
should be easily accessibale for the persons responsible for children.
information should be available within a package.
> As to the classification, we could look at the industry self-ratings, and
> follow the most objective one we find (blood/no blood, nudity/no nudity are
> not moral issues, but factual) publicising which one we are following.
hm, i don't like the idea to trust in industry measurement. i'd prefer
independent suggestions, where common sense plays the main role. also i
i'd suggest to not give absolute advice, like "for children from 12 and
older", but like "game concentrates on shooting enemies the most violent
way" or "game concentrates on realistic graphics, but shooting other
people is included". i'd suggest to inform parents this way, because
there are games that show blood but - in my opinion - can be considered
as not that critical like others which intend to show off violence.
i didn't think of nudity and i'm happy it's mentioned! but i don't
regard that - as long as it's not prnographic - as much harmful as
cheers - fuddl
Among elephants it's not considered cool nor in any good taste
to drain other elephants
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