me personally i would not really care if some 15-ish year old bought a game like 'Grand Theft Auto' type game simply because at that age they seen everything someone that's considered a adult has seen, pretty much. but i could understand not selling to someone who was like 12 or so but even then if they THAT DETERMINED to get it, odds are they will get it one way or another. lol (because i remember when i was that age myself back around 1991-1992-ish. i am 30 now.)
so that, 'FTC praises video game industry on prohibiting sales to minors' thing is just to make it look good on the surface to the public and parents out there.
During the investigation, 80% of the time decoys were unsuccessful in purchasing rated M video games, but were denied 50% of the time when buying a rated R DVD, and just 30% when purchasing an explicit CD.
"explicit audio CD's" would be the least of my concerns when it comes to kids (say 12-13+ years old or so) buying them simply because it's just words and it's inevitable that kids are going to hear them at one point or another. so while i would not sell a explicit audio CD to a kid kid (say 10ish or younger, but do kids at this age even buy em nowadays?) i would probably not care once there around 13ish years old myself partially because that was around the age i first started listening to that sort of stuff and at that age there not a little kid anymore to the point it won't be the end of the world for em to hear that stuff. plus at 13 i am sure today's kids have more than heard enough swear words etc.
Since moving to California, Iâ€™ve been carded almost every time while purchasing a video game, but have never been carded while purchasing a DVD or CD.
which ill bet has something to with all those politicians 'claiming' violent video games turn kids into killer etc roles eyes... as i think is total BS is when politicians claim violent video games turn kids into monsters simply because if a kid kills another person in the first place they have serious issues to begin with where if they played a violent video game or not, odds are at one point or another would have snapped anyways and killed someone. because the vast vast majority of people can play violent video games and be perfectly fine so why penalize us for someone a extremely small minority does.