Parents outraged at the violence in the violent video games they buy their kids

August 1, 2012 12:30 pm

Parents across America are furious that more isn’t being done to protect their children from the violence in the violent video games they regularly purchase for them.

Research conducted by Mothers Against Stuff We Don’t Understand (MASWDU) has found that a shocking 82.9% of children have been unwittingly exposed to violent imagery whilst playing violent, age restricted video games given to them by their parents.

Parents are now demanding immediate and urgent action.

“As a mother this makes me really angry”, said mother of three Jacky Bennison. “Just the other day I bought a copy of Saints Row The Third for my 8-year-old in the hope it might make him shut the hell up for a few goddamn minutes, but the next thing I know the little shit’s punching his brother in the nuts and bitch-slapping the cat.

“I mean seriously, when are the game developers or the government finally going to step up and take responsibility for the safety of my children? You know, that’s the problem with society today, no one is willing to take responsibility. It makes me sick!”

Jessica Farmer, a spokesman for MASWDU, stated that parents were right to be angry.

“Parents quite rightly expect to be able to leave their child unsupervised in front of a computer and for that child to be safe”, she said.

“To help protect our nation’s children our organisation has just launched a petition demanding that developers urgently remove the violence from their violent video games, preferably replacing it with healthy eating messages or perhaps something about the importance of dental hygiene.

“We’re not saying violent video games should be banned, but the violence in them certainly should”.


23 Comments

  • Oh god… People are not going to get this.

    • When I first read your comment I didn’t agree how could anyone think this is real…then I read the last comment. I might have too much confidence in the general population.

      • I definitely don’t have faith in the generally population after reading how this mother bought Saints row 3 for her 8 year oldOH GOD I CAN’T CONTINUE!!!
        I’m not dumb enough to mistake a parody for the realsies thing, but the responses of others partially reflect the same problems this spoof article highlights. People just don’t pay enough attention

      • How the mothers against stuff we don’t understand line didn’t tip people off is beyond me.

  • Brilliant!

    Thank you for the laugh.

  • I love it. I actually believe that MASWDU might really exist. I haven’t checked, but I think it’s possible.

  • Stop bein a stupid bitch and dont buy a 18 year old game for a 8 year old you dumb fuck….mario bitch

  • Seriously this cant be real parents have been willingly buying their kids violent videogames for decades its just these stupid women ruining childhoods just to make them look better then the actual fun loving parents who know their children are mature enough to play games.
    tl:dr Dont buy an 8yr old kid a game about pimps and gangs dipshit.

  • Wow. I love the gaming community. Parents buy whatever games they want for their children. Then when they find out about all the violence, they get mad at the game developers. It not their fault. The parents need to buy games that are appropriate for their children and stop being expected to hand out non-violent games just because the parents don’t want to look at the corner of the box and make an informed decision.

  • Who the fuck buys a M rated game for an 8 year old? She’s a fuckin failure at life.

  • Wow, they have no right to be mad, there is a reason why these games are 17+. If parents get mad, then stopbuying Mature games and give them mario or something else that fits their age.

  • the sad part is this is all true… well not this case exactly but the context

  • Can someone please explain why in hell it is that people really are this stupid? I mean really, I get this is a joke, but there are actually dipshits out there that do this. Fucking organizations say “Oh my god, this product was sold and it is dangerous to literally fucking no-one that it is intended to be sold to! WE MUST OBLITERATE IT!!!” The fuck dude? Buckyballs and kindereggs wont do shit to you kids if you DON’T FUCKING BUY THEM. STOP GIVING YOUR 8YR OLDS CALL OF GODDAMN DUTY. THEY DON’T NEED IT.

  • This is Asinine. Parents want someone to take responsibility for their kids playing violent games, how about YOU take responsibility and do an ounce of research into the games you buy for your children.

  • Please look up what a ‘satire’ is, and realize that this article is supposed to be funny, and not serious.

  • Calling him a little shit and wanting him to shut the hell up? Wow, what a great parent. She must really care.

  • It’s rated M for a reason, blame yourself not the industry!

  • Who the hell gives their 8 year old saints row? And those parents sound like they hate their children…

  • “You know, that’s the problem with society today, no one is willing to take responsibility.” …Says she…

    “demanding that developers urgently remove the violence from their violent video games, preferably replacing it with healthy eating messages or perhaps something about the importance of dental hygiene.”

    “We’re not saying violent video games should be banned, but the violence in them certainly should”.


    My mind just got blown away… If violence in video games is banned, it’s same thing as banning a violent video game, because if the video has no more violence in it, it’s not a violent video game anymore.

    …And besides, movies have violence in them… Why not ban the violence in them also?…… Yea, it’s a stupid reason.

  • So many numb nuts posting here.

  • Why are people taking this seriously, i mean if it was on yahoo yes, maybe, but its on a satire based website that features fictional articles.

  • You can’t even watch nfl football game in the US without having your kids exposed to some kind of weapon violence. Come on America.

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