In case you've been living under a dusty 'ol Super Nintendo Entertainment System over the past few years, the video game industry has matured from jumping over barrels to rescue a damsel in distress, or chomping dots on a maze while avoiding ghosts.
In fact, with the average age of a video game player today at 37 years old — yes, that's the average age, says the Entertainment Software Association — perhaps it's no surprise we're seeing more mature content than ever before. The just-released Mass Effect 3, for example, includes a heated love-making scene -- including same-sex relationships, if you prefer. In the recent NeverDead, your body is ripped apart by demons and you must hop and roll around to collect your limbs as you continue the fight. Good times.
Most games are still family friendly interactive entertainment offerings, but high-tech parenting expert Scott Steinberg reminds parents to read the game's ESRB ratings on the box as not all games are appropriate for young eyes.Read More »from 10 video games sure to horrify parents