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Does God care about the ratings?

Postby thewildfire » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:20 pm

Hi all,

I live in New Zealand and I am 15. And in NZ our rating system for games is a little different. A game that would be rated mature is, say, R16 for Restricted. That means that anyone under 16 is legally forbidden to play a game rated as such. But does God care about the rating? If it cannot be policed (which it can't be), and no one cares anyway, should I be so worried about it? Many of my friends are 16 and so can play killzone and battlefield 3 (both r16), but ratchet and clank just isnt so appealing anymore. Am I doing wrong to God by just doing what every else does? Does he mind that much?
Anyway, any repy is much appreciated, and thank you for taking the time to read my long winded post.
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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby ccgr » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:22 am

Welcome to the site! I believe that everyone is wired differently and has different convictions. What one person plays may be offensive to another. Follow your conscience, if you feel bad playing a certain type of game, then you probably shouldn't be playing it.

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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby thewildfire » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:38 pm

Welcome to the site! I believe that everyone is wired differently and has different convictions. What one person plays may be offensive to another. Follow your conscience, if you feel bad playing a certain type of game, then you probably shouldn't be playing it.

Thank you!

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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:21 pm

Welcome to the site! I believe that everyone is wired differently and has different convictions. What one person plays may be offensive to another. Follow your conscience, if you feel bad playing a certain type of game, then you probably shouldn't be playing it.
^ This.

The rating system isn't directly based upon Christian values, so don't trust it to keep you away from spiritual trouble.
"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool."
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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby blacksinow » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:04 pm

I am going to give you what I hope becomes useful advice. Start off slow and work your way up to more adult rated games. If you feel that something is too inappropriate for you, then by all means don't play it. But let me ask, what systems do you have?

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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby thewildfire » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:10 pm

I am going to give you what I hope becomes useful advice. Start off slow and work your way up to more adult rated games. If you feel that something is too inappropriate for you, then by all means don't play it. But let me ask, what systems do you have?
Thanks for the advice.
I have a laptop (a pretty slow one, but alright for Minecraft and Terraria),a psvita and my family shares a ps3.
Its not so much the content that worries me, I know where I draw the line at some stuff, but more the fact I am worried that God cares I am going against the rating. But, then again NZ is a country that has no age restriction on drinking alcohol.

On the lighter side, Merry Christmas.

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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby blacksinow » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:34 pm

Okay, got a good suggestion... well a few for the VITA.

Tearaway is a platformer from the people that brought us the Little Big Planet franchise. It uses ALL of the VITA's features, I had a blast with it and it is fairly family friendly. Little Big Planet is also another one for the VITA and so is Spelunky(sp?). One game to stay away from is probably Dragon's Crown, the graphic style is NOT for everyone and some parents may even consider it a tad too adult (sorceror comes to mind in this reasoning). I don't think that there are guidelines for which rated games are considered unholy (believe me, that would make things so much easier and we'd all probably end up with the nintendo consoles, not that I mind). Really, no age limit on drinking?!

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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby RedPlums » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:46 am

If it is a matter of being worried about it being illegal to be 15 and play r16 games, then i would simply say, don't play them. I refer you to Romans 13:1-7

If it is a matter of worrying about the content, i agree with what the others have said here. If you believe that what you're seeing/playing/hearing is wrong and will affect you badly, do not play it.

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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby blacksinow » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:40 am

I will say one thing, it has to be something that YOU think about. Let it be about your personal beliefs and go with it and as mentioned, pray about it. But considering how outdated some churches are about gaming, I'd think twice about consulting them. People are already trying to make video games to be scape goat for school shootings afterall.

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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby cjv » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:51 pm

NZ is a country that has no age restriction on drinking alcohol.


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Re: Does God care about the ratings?

Postby blacksinow » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:46 pm

NZ is a country that has no age restriction on drinking alcohol.


Im packing my bags right now.
I think the next question to ask is "What is the liquor like?"


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