I watched a kid buy a copy of The Evil Within over the weekend. He couldn’t have been more than 12, was unsupervised (left with a group of other kids), and was allowed to purchase one of the year’s goriest titles on the market. But why should I even care about that? This isn’t my child, and it’s not like I didn’t do the same thing when I was too young to buy M-rated games. Was this situation really as wrong as I was making it out to be in my head?
On today’s episode of Nerdist: Play, I touch briefly on how I feel about this, and what the best way to deal with these types of occurrences is. But before we get into the serious stuff, we’ll take a look at The Evil Within‘s nasty alternative to Big Head Mode.
I asked you guys on Twitter what age you were when you bought your first M-rated game on your own, and these were some of the responses that didn’t make it into today’s episode:
@Malik4Play 12 because the best buy clerks didn't notice the flesh monsters on the back of the silent hill 3 box
— Katie Cloche (@cl0vache) October 20, 2014
@Malik4Play 17. Bought Metal Gear Solid with money I had been saving up, since I didn't have a job yet
— Manny Moreno (@ghost_117) October 20, 2014
@Malik4Play I would say I was around 14 or 16. I believe I bought Metal Gear Solid 3, no regrets.
— Caleb Shaffer (@ThatDeadHero) October 20, 2014
@Malik4Play Eleven. The magic of shopping online.
— Christian Chiok (@ShonenChris) October 20, 2014
— Brittney Brombacher (@BlondeNerd) October 20, 2014
@Malik4Play 13! GTA III
— Charles Weichselbaum (@RealityPales) October 20, 2014