Parents Concerned about Games not Girls Gone Wild

August 15, 2008

A study has come out that the majority of parents believe that drinking beer and watching pornography are "less objectionable" things for their kids to be doing than playing video games.  I have rendered this study moot by learning to masturbate with my elbows and buying a second monitor.

The study was conducted by a site called What They Play which is devoted to informing parents about recent trends in video games - informing them of what their kids are playing.  Because, of course, there is an invisible forcefield between wherever adults are and a monitor attached to any form of gaming device. That is science.

More fun with statistics:

The results of the initial What They Play online poll, conducted April 4-10, 2008, found that the 1,266 participants were most offended by the following in a video game: a man and woman having sex (37 percent); two men kissing (27 percent); a graphically severed head (25 percent); and multiple use of the F-word (9 percent).

So, if I'm a parent, and I see a severed head kissing another severed head, it's okay, but they had better not be gay.  What a dumb study.  I'm gonna go get drunk, play Dead Rising and make some zombie dudes kiss out of spite (again).

 

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