History WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids / VideoGames

21st Mar '17 11:09:51 PM theladyfromplanetx
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** This educator first learned about the game from ''the t-shirts little boys were wearing of the characters!'' That's right, all those creepy animatronics ''are on kids' t-shirts!''
16th Mar '17 3:59:24 PM Mineboot45
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** This was compounded by the fact that Conker ''did'' star in the kid-friendly game ''Conker's Pocket Tales'' while ''Bad Fur Day'' was stuck in DevelopmentHell. During this time, he also made cameos in ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' and 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', both of which are also kid-friendly games.

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** This was compounded by the fact that Conker ''did'' star in the kid-friendly game ''Conker's Pocket Tales'' while ''Bad Fur Day'' was stuck in DevelopmentHell. During this time, he also made cameos in ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' and 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', both of which are also kid-friendly games.
16th Mar '17 3:57:36 PM Mineboot45
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', which is very similar to TF2, subverts this trope beautifully. It was intentionally designed as a fairly family-friendly, bloodless FPS with Pixar-like animation, and is one of the few FPSes that received an agreeable PEGI 12/T rating[[note]] The only country that has given it the equivalent of an M rating is Germany-- it received a USK 16 there uncut-- but Germany is generally very strict about gun violence in games, even if it is cartoonish.[[/note]]. Although it isn't for ''extremely'' young children, children ages 7-11 have enjoyed playing it and can be very good at playing characters like D.va and Bastion, who don't have large learning caps. That being said, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4q8dd7/dear_parents_who_let_their_kids_play_overwatch/ whether or not it's a kid's game]] is still a subject of debate, but most fans agree that the violence is very tame compared to most FPSes on the market.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', which is very similar to TF2, [=TF2=], subverts this trope beautifully. It was intentionally designed as a fairly family-friendly, bloodless FPS with Pixar-like animation, and is one of the few FPSes that received an agreeable PEGI [=PEGI=] 12/T rating[[note]] The only country that has given it the equivalent of an M rating is Germany-- it received a USK 16 there uncut-- but Germany is generally very strict about gun violence in games, even if it is cartoonish.[[/note]]. Although it isn't for ''extremely'' young children, children ages 7-11 have enjoyed playing it and can be very good at playing characters like D.va and Bastion, who don't have large learning caps. That being said, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4q8dd7/dear_parents_who_let_their_kids_play_overwatch/ whether or not it's a kid's game]] is still a subject of debate, but most fans agree that the violence is very tame compared to most FPSes [=FPSes=] on the market.
16th Mar '17 1:41:59 AM FieryLion428
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* In general, many people are still under the impression that video-games are for kids, and kids only. This can lead to people arguing that they shouldn't have any violence or sexualization at all since surely those titles can't be for older players, while others will blindly buy any title for their children, assuming it'll be fine.

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* In general, many people are still under the impression that video-games video games are for kids, and kids only. This can lead to people arguing that they shouldn't have any violence or sexualization at all since surely those titles can't be for older players, while others will blindly buy any title for their children, assuming it'll be fine.
22nd Feb '17 1:19:17 PM FieryLion428
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* There's a disturbing amount of small children who have played ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' and its sequels. Granted, the games aren't as bad in terms of gore, as most of the worst stuff is either hidden in shadow, shown in 8-bit format, or simply [[TakeOurWordForIt described by Phone Guy]]. That said, the games use [[JumpScare jumpscares]] as a core mechanic. The story for the games features such lovely, child-friendly things as SuckECheeses animatronics coming to life to murder the player character, someone getting serious brain damage by one of the animatronics biting them, [[spoiler:a SerialKiller luring children to the backroom to murder them, followed by their bodies being stuffed into the animatronics so that the spirits could take revenge]], [[spoiler: the killer experiencing a KarmicDeath at the hands of his victims and becoming the third game's antagonist]], and childhood [[KidsAreCruel bullying]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglect]] [[spoiler:[[AmbiguousSituation possibly resulting in said bite,]] or an ''even earlier'' event.]]

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* There's a disturbing amount of small children who have played ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' and its sequels. Granted, the games aren't as bad in terms of gore, as most of the worst stuff is either hidden in shadow, shown in 8-bit format, or simply [[TakeOurWordForIt described by Phone Guy]]. That said, the games use [[JumpScare jumpscares]] as a core mechanic. The story for the games features such lovely, child-friendly things as SuckECheeses animatronics coming to life to murder the player character, someone getting serious brain damage by one of the animatronics biting them, [[spoiler:a SerialKiller luring children to the backroom to murder them, followed by their bodies being stuffed into the animatronics so that the spirits could take revenge]], [[spoiler: the killer experiencing a KarmicDeath at the hands of his victims and becoming the third game's antagonist]], and childhood [[KidsAreCruel bullying]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglect]] [[spoiler:[[AmbiguousSituation possibly resulting in said bite,]] bite]], or an ''even earlier'' even ''earlier'' event.]]
22nd Feb '17 1:18:23 PM FieryLion428
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* There's a disturbing amount of small children who have played ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' and its sequels. Granted, the games aren't as bad in terms of gore, as most of the worst stuff is either hidden in shadow, shown in 8-bit format, or simply [[TakeOurWordForIt described by Phone Guy]]. That said, the games use [[JumpScare jumpscares]] as a core mechanic. The story for the games features such lovely, child-friendly things as SuckECheeses animatronics coming to life to murder the player character, someone getting serious brain damage by one of the animatronics biting them, [[spoiler:a SerialKiller luring children to the backroom to murder them, followed by their bodies being stuffed into the animatronics so that the spirits could take revenge]], [[spoiler: the killer experiencing a KarmicDeath at the hands of his victims and becoming the third game's antagonist]], and childhood [[KidsAreCruel bullying]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglect]] [[spoiler:[[AmbiguousSituation possibly resulting in said bite.]]]]

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* There's a disturbing amount of small children who have played ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' and its sequels. Granted, the games aren't as bad in terms of gore, as most of the worst stuff is either hidden in shadow, shown in 8-bit format, or simply [[TakeOurWordForIt described by Phone Guy]]. That said, the games use [[JumpScare jumpscares]] as a core mechanic. The story for the games features such lovely, child-friendly things as SuckECheeses animatronics coming to life to murder the player character, someone getting serious brain damage by one of the animatronics biting them, [[spoiler:a SerialKiller luring children to the backroom to murder them, followed by their bodies being stuffed into the animatronics so that the spirits could take revenge]], [[spoiler: the killer experiencing a KarmicDeath at the hands of his victims and becoming the third game's antagonist]], and childhood [[KidsAreCruel bullying]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglect]] [[spoiler:[[AmbiguousSituation possibly resulting in said bite.]]]]bite,]] or an ''even earlier'' event.]]
12th Feb '17 7:39:46 PM KeithM
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series is infamous for this, at least the first three games. While they do look child-friendly, with the cute main characters and all, you will quickly realize why they're given the T-rating. Those cute main characters? Watch them get shot down, ground up by meat grinders, stomped out, bitten to death, dropped into bottomless pits, slammed into the ground, blown to bits by mines, electrocuted, eaten and digested on the spot, vaporized by force-fields, crushed by falling boulders, [[TheManyDeathsOfYou and so on]], then decide if the series is as child-friendly as you thought it was.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series is infamous for this, at least the first three games. While they do look child-friendly, with the cute main characters and all, you will quickly realize why they're given the T-rating. Those cute main characters? Watch them get shot down, ground up by meat grinders, stomped out, bitten to death, dropped into bottomless pits, slammed into the ground, blown to bits by mines, electrocuted, eaten and digested on the spot, vaporized by force-fields, crushed by falling boulders, [[TheManyDeathsOfYou and so on]], then decide if the series is as child-friendly as you thought it was.was.
* The initial media-driven complaints over ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' and its very very tame sex scene (which would be considered utterly unremarkable on network television in prime time) demonstrates the utter absurdity of this trope. Listening to the complaints, you'd think that if the love scene had been left out, the rest of the game would be A-OK for the kiddies. A game featuring genocide, murder, prostitution, drug use, slavery, PTSD, racial bigotry, torture, psychological torment, and the horrific deaths of people who are impaled while alive and turned into HumanoidAbomination cyber-zombies ''in the very first mission''.
12th Feb '17 7:22:52 PM Dechstreme
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'' for the Genesis received a "GA" (General Audiences) rating, despite its large amounts of gore.

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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'' for the Genesis received a "GA" (General Audiences) rating, despite its being the first Castlevania game that showed ANY blood and gore in any system, and it had them in large amounts of gore.amounts.
12th Feb '17 7:11:40 PM Dechstreme
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'': Humongous Mechas are for kids? What about the protagonist [[spoiler: being an omnicidal maniac who can and does commit genocides by himself]], when one of the dominant religion is a front for a decadent dictatorship where being racist is considered to be a civic duty?

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'': Humongous Mechas are for kids? What about the protagonist [[spoiler: being having an evil SplitPersonality who is an omnicidal maniac who can and does commit genocides by himself]], when one of the dominant religion is a front for a decadent dictatorship where being racist is considered to be a civic duty?



* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': This fighting game may have beautiful, anime-esque artwork and flashy graphics, but this game was clearly ''not'' meant for kids. The game is full of blood, full-frontal {{fanservice}}, morally gray characters, NightmareFuel, complex character stories, symbolism to religious beliefs, and stuffed to the brim with sexual innuendos. In fact, the first villain is a SatanicArchetype and one of the heroes is a nude CatGirl. This was also one of Capcom's darkest games until ''Resident Evil'' was developed. To be fair though, the "M" rating wasn't as strongly present when the game came out.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': This fighting game may have beautiful, anime-esque artwork and flashy graphics, but this game was clearly ''not'' meant for kids. The game is full of blood, full-frontal {{fanservice}}, morally gray characters, NightmareFuel, complex character stories, symbolism to religious beliefs, and stuffed to the brim with sexual innuendos. In fact, the first villain is a SatanicArchetype and one of the heroes is a nearly nude CatGirl. This was also one of Capcom's darkest games until ''Resident Evil'' was developed. To be fair though, the "M" rating wasn't as strongly present when the game came out.
6th Feb '17 9:50:50 PM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' is an action game and beat em up that involves of a witch that beats up Angels to save the universe which seems completely fine for kids. Said witch is [[{{Fanservice}} heavily sexualized]] and there involves [[{{Gorn}} gory Torture Attacks and Climax Attacks]] as well as lots of swearing from a couple of the characters.
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