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Common Sense Media says

Game on -- for parents. Not for young kids.

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Review this title!
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
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This site is the site to go to if you want to know about games

Good site is really all I can say. Just go here for all your gaming needs.
Teen, 13 years old Written byZsky2 April 9, 2008
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Adult Written bydead May 16, 2012
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16
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A great gaming site, intended for teens that are mature enough and act responsibly.

May contain the occasional profane comment, dirty jokes in the reviews, viscreal imagery from games or the covers. Some of the new reviews are now uncensored and may show brief nudity from the gameplay
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 9 years old May 6, 2012
AGE
2
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Best gamin' site.

The best gaming site in the world. I visit it everyday.
Kid, 12 years old February 21, 2011
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12
QUALITY
 

Best

One of the best sites out there.
Kid, 12 years old December 16, 2010
AGE
2
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Another chance for Commonsense to not like one of the greatest things ever.

This is one of the greatest gaming sites. Very good for ANY gamer, adult or no.
Kid, 11 years old November 23, 2010
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11
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i love it
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value
Great messages
Safety and privacy concerns
Adult Written bymunchlax99 July 27, 2010
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13
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you have to be 13 to sign up for an account. i love this site. if you or know somebody who is a gamer, you should join :)
Teen, 14 years old Written byOldBob13 July 23, 2010
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12
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Cyber-bullying galore- not for kids

Gamespot was a great website a few years ago. But now, with very few filters and ads all over the place, it has become a rather poor website to visit. I can't say it isn't addicting, because it is. But with a huge cyber-bullying threat, who cares? If your kid is begging for an account on this site, say no. It's definetly not for younger kids, and tweens should stay away too. The worst thing about GS though is the shallow and boring user-created content. The blog options aren't anything to write home about, and profling is a large waste of time. Searching for friends isn't hard, but you have to be careful who you contact. Remember, usernames and blogs can be misleading. Overall, I don't think Gamespot will ever fully be the website that it was a little while ago- fun and ad-free.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Educational value
Kid, 12 years old July 2, 2010
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12
QUALITY
 

videogame database is good for tweens, but when it comes to younger kids,parents should do the research

This is a good website if you're interested in gaming because of the large amount of information it holds. It has reviews for practically every major game on every console and includes walkthroughs, gameplay videos, and screenshots for many games. Of course, you will end up finding content (videos, pictures) for the games that are being reviewed, But they generally show the less violent parts of the game. A good feature is they make you input your birthday if you want to watch movies of rated m games, but it is easy to lie. So if you wouldn't want your kid getting any exposure to say, god of war or grant theft auto, Then you should probably keep your kid away from that site.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bytommy18 January 5, 2010
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13
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Perfect for people who can take bullying

You know what? On this site no one lets you have an opinion on things. You say a game is overrated or not good and people explode at you. You get banned for posting something in the wrong topic by accident.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 15 years old Written byCrazyPhil April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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My source

This is the site I go to for all the info I need on games and I definatly recommend it.
Teen, 15 years old Written byski123 April 9, 2008
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A good site for walk-throughs and game reviews/ratings. There are reviews on all sorts of games. Of course, a lot of the games are violent. Also, covers of games are sometimes suggestive.
Teen, 14 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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A great website for gamers

c'mon it's not bad it's a fun website that reviews games on a FUN FACTOR not a content rating has every game in america you should try doom 3 great thriller.
Adult Written byaecdoglover April 9, 2008
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Teen, 14 years old Written byzeeman48 April 9, 2008
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A good game site

This site is good, and while it does tend to encourage certain things, it's all from a gamers perspective. As long as you can separate fact from fiction, you can play any game. True, the game does display certain less appropriate imagery but, without that, how would you know it's there? The whole idea of the site is to tell you about games. If it didn't include all the details, and wasn't written by someone who enjoys the game, every review would read exactly the same and would likely be biased, sort of like this site.
Teen, 14 years old Written bymatteroniandcheese April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Good site for game reviews

I think this is a great site to go for game reviews. There is, of course, screenshots of games, some of which are violent.
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Good For Video Games just depends on what your lookin' for.

Good for Video Game News and Updates but Some Games and news for those games can be violent, or sexual or just adult Basiclly its safe as long as they don't chat on the fourms with any one.That's All Folks.
Teen, 16 years old Written byshredder91 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Now come on...

The review of this website is complaining about how gamespot.com puts violence in a positive role, yet is it not true that most of those games that contain violence are played FOR the violence? People play video games to escape reality and do things that they would or should NEVER do in real life. When a person plays a video game, they do not play it and become immoral fiends, but instead stay the same way that they used to be, whether this was inherently violent or shy and affable. Now, it would be rather obvious if a small child was playing a violent or sexually graphic game that they would not understand what they were seeing, but that is mostly due to the fact that they have not been explained to by their parents what all of it is. Due to this, I do not believe that small children under the age of eight or nine should be allowed to see it, but it is only because of the aforementioned fact. Another fact of the matter is that one thousand years old, everybody was surrounded by violence and immorality, yet they did not go insane and start killing people without appropriate reason. This is one reason why I believe that people who claim that violence in the media and entertainment is the cause for the corruption of the present youth are wrong. The reasons why these people kill others are probably that they either have psychological issues and serious developmental problems, or that they are being threatened by those around them and the instinct to survive takes over their minds. So, now come on and stop complaining about such pathetic things as advertising violence on a website because in the end, like this review, it makes no difference at all.
Teen, 16 years old Written byApostle April 9, 2008
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Best game review site out there.

This is the best site for reviewing all games. For starters, unlike many sites, they don't show porn unless you are looking for it. Plus, the main review has NO profanity, so the only profanity that you will come by is the profanity you are looking for. Also, if you know which game you are looking at, just Google search the game and Gamespot and you can go directly to the game. There is very little to be concerned about with this site and I advise it when looking at games. The only problem is, like most critics, if one thing goes wrong, they criticize the whole game and make up stuff that isn't true about the game so don't believe everything that they say (they give Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games a 4.5 or something like that and much of the criticism isn't even true).