A common sight today would be younger children playing mature video games. This is a sad thing, because kids at this age shouldn’t be playing these games. I believe that stores should refrain from selling mature games to minors, for this would lead to mental immaturity is some more mature topics. The stores should still sell them to minors if the parents are absolutely okay with them playing the game, and if the game contains anything like nudity or sex then the game should not be rated mature but should be rated explicit or adult.
The main reason that stores should not be allowed to sell mature games to minors is if a nine year old child would be exposed to mature content earlier in their lives (this is also why they should put nudity into an explicit rating) so they may not be able to mentally mature on some of those topics or not be that scared of going to jail.
The child may also get addicted to drugs because if their favorite video game character smokes then it cannot possibly hurt him in real life anyway, but a common misconception is that you may think that these games will also lead to violent behavior in children because they think their friends will just respawn, but that would only happen if say a two year old played the games. Because at least a nine year old should have the common knowledge to know that death is permanent. That argument is completely absurd that kids will kill people thinking they will come back just think about it if they did drugs that would be one thing, but playing games a lot no if you were to get obsessed with a game do you think that it would change your look on reality?
No it wouldn’t, but mature games still have bad influences to kids, so until they are at least fifteen they shouldn’t be allowed to play mature games. Because of the current age limit for mature games at seventeen, a lot more kids at younger ages play these mature games, and these games contain more mature content like functions where you can have kids in games and get STD’s. I know that from personal experience that some people make a goal of getting the most STD’s which can cause immaturity in kids in their early teens. This might cause kids to think that it is just something that won’t affect them later in their lives other themes like this would be drinking and other drug problems that might affect them, but this does not affect every kid that plays games that doesn’t mean it wont happen to your child.
Kevin DeNuccio is Violin’s President and Chief Executive Officer and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since February 2014. Previously, Kevin served as Chief Executive Officer of Metaswitch Networks Ltd., a telecommunications hardware and software company, from February 2010 until June 2012. He remained a member of the Metaswitch Networks’ Board of Directors until joining Violin. Kevin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Redback Networks Inc., a provider of edge routers, from August 2001 until its acquisition by Ericsson in January 2007 after emerging from bankruptcy in 2004. From 1995 to 2001, he held a number of executive positions at Cisco Systems, including Senior Vice President of worldwide service provider operations. Prior to joining Cisco, Kevin was President and CEO of Bell Atlantic Network Integration, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications). He has also held senior management positions at both Unisys Corporation and Wang Laboratories network integration and worldwide channel partner business.
Kevin previously served on numerous public and private Boards of Directors including Redback Networks, JDS Uniphase Corporation, KPMG consulting (BearingPoint), Netpliance (TippingPoint), Salesnet and SanDisk. He earned an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University.