Found out over Christmas my 9-year-old cousin plays Halo. Wanted to punch somebody. My uncle should know better, too, he's a gamer.
Of course, the kid also plays Kinect Sports, Mario Kart, and Pokémon. I'm sure he'll be fine. But come on... Halo? Really?
Yup, when my kid gets old enough I won't allow those kind of games. I like games that he would be able to enjoy to so instead of him liking what I like I will include myself with his games. 17 years old is a little extreme for these games in my opinion but preteens definatly don't need these games. I will probably start allowing them at like 14 or so. I don't want my kid being the shrill voice swearing at all the people playing online pissing everyone off and getting derogatory terms being thrown at him