Seeing as there's lots of discussion in the Far Cry 3 thread about this and not a lot of Far Cry 3, I'd figure I'd get things rolling.|
So what's everyone's thoughts? I worked in videogame retail years ago, and the deal was if a kid tried to buy a 16+ or 18+ game (or any person who were trying to get games clearly out of their age range), no way in hell they were getting it, and the place where I worked was (correctly) strict about this policy. If they came back with their parent to buy it, then that's the parent's decision to buy it for them.
As far as I'm concerned, shops are correct in doing it this way - if the parent is happy for the child to view age inappropriate content, then as their legal guardian, that's their choice. We would advise them of the content of the game, and a few parents did actually take it on board (quelle surprise), but that was the fulfilment of the retailer's responsibility i.e. making the parent aware of what the kid wanted, placing the choice in their hands, and not supplying it directly to the minor.
Now don't derail this with talk about Far Cry 3
Edited by FuzzyDuck at 14:07:33 05-12-2012
#9204603, By FuzzyDuck Age Ratings and Responsibilities
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