Cannibalism in video games poorly received

By Derek Sooman on November 30, 2005, 8:00 PM
"F.E.A.R." and "Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse," were among the 12 "games to avoid" listed yesterday by the National Institute on Media and the Family, thanks to their graphic scenes of cannibalism. "Stubbs the Zombie" seemingly features a lead character that eats the brains of humans as blood splatters across the screen. Yum. "Doom 3," "Resident Evil 4" and "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" also made the list, as did "Blitz: The League", since it features scenes of football players hiring prostitutes and engaging in drug deals. Sounds like a fairly average computer game to me.

"It's something we've never seen before," said institute president David Walsh, warning that today's games are "more extreme" and more easily available to underage kids than ever before.

"It's just the worst kind of message to kids," said Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., who joined institute officials at a press conference announcing the group's 10th annual video game report card. "They can be dangerous to your children's health."

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DragonMaster said:
Well... That's disgusting!
chickenroyal said:
[quote]"They can be dangerous to your children's health."[/quote]Thats why Doom 3, GTA:LCS, F.E.A.R. are rated 18. Hence not for children, and RE4 is 15 (all in the UK anyway, most are 'M' in the US, which I believe is aimed for people 17+). So none of them are aimed at children. If the parent's let their children play these games they should explain that what's happening is wrong.But that'd just be resposible parenting eh?
Phantasm66 said:
Its up to parents to decide these things. Parents know their children. Some children could be just fine and dandy with these things at a young age (like me.) Others could easily find it disturbing.
swker98 said:
i agree with phantasm66 the parents shall decide eat games kids play
blue_dragon said:
worst kind of message? thats disgusting...those games are intended for mature people who have seen it all...its not the games fault that it lands in the hands of children..heck instead of taking legal action against the games why not get the parents in trouble?ehh for not being responsible
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