Originally posted by anasasis
ive always had a funny thought why is it that they sell toys in toy stores which are aimed at children yet the toy is based on a film which is m15+ meaning legally the child shouldn't have seen it.
There isnt an M15+ rating anymore, it was lowerd to just 'Mature' (so 13-16 ext)
Some of the reasons for not having an R rating make sence IF they where marketed for children. The fact that games can be as violent as movies is true but games are interactive so the immersion is more of a factor.
Many parents these days are ignorant as to what their children are watching, or don't really care. It amazes me how many times ill walk into a video shop and see little children asking parents for high rated movies, and parents just letting them.
As iamcreasy said, the standard are changing as violent games are becoming more realistic and prevalent so it only makes scene to adjust the rating system with it.