“Terrible parents” listen to Rockstar
With any new Rockstar game comes a fairly hefty degree of controversy, and Red Dead Redemption is no different. With the game hitting store shelves this past week, Rockstar have taken a refreshing - albeit obvious - stance, telling the BBC that anyone buying one of their games for kids is a "terrible parent".
Rockstar's Lazlow Jones, a writer and also the voice of Grand Theft Auto's popular DJ Lazlow told the BBC, "Our games are not designed for young people. If you're a parent and buy one of our games for your child you're a terrible parent. We design games for adults because we're adults. There's a lot of kids games out there that we're not interested in playing. Just like you enjoy watching movies and TV shows with adult themes and language and violence that's the kind of thing we seek to produce."
It might seem obvious, but the amount of parents buying these games for their kids is quite shocking, and the blame is always placed on the games themselves. Here's hoping parents take note of our favourite fictional radio DJ and take note of the game's age rating.