The game a child plays can be a good or a bad thing in his life.
For example, children who learn how to play chess at a tender age usually show signs of high levels of intellect.
Video games always provide a great pass time activity for children.
These games are so many and so addictive that when a child is not controlled, he can spend all his time playing the games.
Moreover, the child could sacrifice development of his talent such as attending a music class just for the purpose of playing a violent game.
Another effect that has caused ripples among parents and the society in general is the possible violent behaviour in kids who play such games.
Many think that these games are dangerous and should be banned.
Others believe that the sale of these games should go unregulated.
According to the ESRB website, The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a non-profit, self-regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Minors could also get older friends or sibling to get the games for them.
ESRB assigns computer and video game content ratings, enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices for the interactive entertainment software industry (About ESRB). There is also the issue of legality due to First Amendment rights.