History WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids / VideoGames

12th Apr '17 9:02:10 PM _____________
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** And look, ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has [[Main/SchmuckBait cute little robots that give each other high fives]]! [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Let's see how many ways they can violently kill each other!]] In all fairness, Portal 2 ''does'' have an E10+ rating (meaning it's suitable for older kids), [[Main/SameContentDifferentRating but that doesn't change the violence or the difficulty.]]

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** And look, ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has [[Main/SchmuckBait cute little robots that give each other high fives]]! [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Let's see how many ways they can violently kill each other!]] In all fairness, Portal 2 ''does'' have an E10+ rating (meaning it's suitable for older kids), [[Main/SameContentDifferentRating but that doesn't change the violence or the difficulty.]]kids).
11th Apr '17 10:14:30 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' looks like another retro game. Of course, anyone who knew about what the game is based on should know it's anything but, especially the level based on the Atari Porn games. The Nerd himself lampshades on that level during the review of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' looks like another retro game. Of course, anyone who knew about what the game is based on should know it's anything but, especially the level based on the Atari Porn games. The Nerd himself lampshades on that level during the review of the game.
10th Apr '17 3:07:40 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/watchdog-group-nintendo-no-longer-quot-family-friendly-quot-/1295531 The National Institute on Media and the Family]] has taken Nintendo to task for releasing ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' on their "family friendly" UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} (never mind the fact that it was actually {{Sega}} that published the game). Apparently they didn't notice ''VideoGame/RedSteel'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes,'' ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'', ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'', ''VideoGame/DeadRising'', ''VideoGame/DeadlyCreatures'', ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', and ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' (not that those were released by Nintendo either, but they're still on the Wii) and thus, they became one more laughing-stock on the Internet. Nintendo countered to [[FunWithAcronyms NIMF's]] claim about the Wii being "for the entire family" by saying that the Wii is indeed for everyone...and when saying "everyone", they throw in hardcore gamers in the equation. Apparently, [[FanDumb no one associates "hardcore gamer" with "family" today]].

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* [[http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/watchdog-group-nintendo-no-longer-quot-family-friendly-quot-/1295531 The National Institute on Media and the Family]] has taken Nintendo to task for releasing ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' on their "family friendly" UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} (never mind the fact that it was actually {{Sega}} Creator/{{Sega}} that published the game). Apparently they didn't notice ''VideoGame/RedSteel'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes,'' ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'', ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'', ''VideoGame/DeadRising'', ''VideoGame/DeadlyCreatures'', ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', and ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' (not that those were released by Nintendo either, but they're still on the Wii) and thus, they became one more laughing-stock on the Internet. Nintendo countered to [[FunWithAcronyms NIMF's]] claim about the Wii being "for the entire family" by saying that the Wii is indeed for everyone...and when saying "everyone", they throw in hardcore gamers in the equation. Apparently, [[FanDumb no one associates "hardcore gamer" with "family" today]].
10th Apr '17 10:54:08 AM CyberController
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** Believe it or not, this was actually averted early in production. Rare decided to turn it into an adult game after the previews were critisized because they were [[TastesLikeDiabetes too cute]] and similar to Rare's [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 earlier]] [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie platformers]].

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** Believe it or not, this was actually averted early in production. Rare decided to turn it into an adult game after the previews were critisized criticized because they were [[TastesLikeDiabetes too cute]] and similar to Rare's [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 earlier]] [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie platformers]].
2nd Apr '17 10:09:35 AM Reflextion
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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!''
26th Mar '17 2:13:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''OgreBattle'' and ''Tactics Ogre''. Don't let the cartoonish sprites fool you: these games deal with war, betrayal, murder, politics, and everything that makes the real world a mess.

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* ''OgreBattle'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' and ''Tactics Ogre''.''VideoGame/TacticsOgre''. Don't let the cartoonish sprites fool you: these games deal with war, betrayal, murder, politics, and everything that makes the real world a mess.
25th Mar '17 9:55:22 PM mcb01932
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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and its respective sequel and prequel are beautifully cel-animated, which may fool some parents. ''But they are NOT kids games. At. All.'' On top of the gory, bloody explosions, you have characters like [[spoiler: a thirteen-year old girl who witnesses her parent's brutal murder and wants revenge]], a monster who just wants to be accepted and loved by society, an assassin, and a . The game also deals with fairly complex themes like the dark side of capitalism, greed, drug abuse, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MegaCorp corporate exploitation of the environment]], and grief. The humor is also pretty off-color (though profanity is fairly infrequent). Oh, and there are lots of guns. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MemeticMutation 87 Bazillion, to be exact.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and its respective sequel and prequel are beautifully cel-animated, which may fool some parents. ''But they are NOT kids games. At. All.'' On top of the gory, bloody explosions, you have characters like [[spoiler: a thirteen-year old girl who witnesses her parent's brutal murder and wants revenge]], a monster who just wants to be accepted and loved by society, an assassin, and a . The game also deals with fairly complex themes like the dark side of capitalism, greed, drug abuse, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MegaCorp [[MegaCorp corporate exploitation of the environment]], and grief. The humor is also pretty off-color (though profanity is fairly infrequent). Oh, and there are lots of guns. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MemeticMutation [[MemeticMutation 87 Bazillion, to be exact.]]
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.
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