Originally Posted by JickBahTech
we all know that people would freak out if Best Buy sold Plasma TV's by showing rated R (NC-17?) movies on them ("wont someone think of the children").
I'm not sure about this. If you had a R or NC-17 film that had, say, sexual themes, then yes, there would be a hue-and-cry. But if it was violent, I think it would slip under the radar for longer. There's a distinction made between the two in terms of the vociferousness of public response, and that is derived from, I believe, deep-seated cultural beliefs.
The other distinction is that a movie is typically playing on 30 REALLY LARGE TVs, so it tends to be noticed more.
(Just for the record: I like first-person shooters, and I have problems with people arbitrarily regulating what's allowed to go into a game. I do agree with you, though, that both (a) the distribution of violent video games and (b) public awareness as to who are appropriate age groups need significant work -- and the game manufacturers, retailers, and
parents all could do a better job at this.)