Oh my god some people are moronic money grubbing opportunists. An article over at GamesIndustry.biz suggests that an 85 year old American woman “is claiming damages after discovering that there was sexual content in the game, which she bought for her 14 year old grandson.”
What the fuck? It’s an *M rated game*. M rated games are described by the ESRB Ratings guide as “suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.” Did the old bat not reading the label on the bloody box? This has got to be one of the worst cases of Ambulence chasing I’ve ever seen.
You have to draw the line at some point and declare that you have *personal responsibility* for your own actions. If you’re stupid and don’t listen to or read information provided to you, in good faith, by product creators, and related agencies like the ESRB, that that is your own dumb fault.
I was recently listening to a Podcast done by the good folks over at Skepticality.com which raised this very issue of personal responsibility. It seems that many modern Americans are completely disconnected from this concept and don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions or thoughts. They don’t think rationally about the world. Instead they would rather be lead around by the nose and be told what to do and think. Now I know this isn’t a universal truth about Americans or entirely unique to their nation either. But it certainly seems to crop up more commonly there as is evidenced by this brain dead law suit.