Video games, maturity, and being unreasonable?
My step son who is 11 plays a lot of video games. It bothers me. I think he plays them too much and if he's not playing the XBOX he's playing on his phone. We only have them (hi & his sister) every other weekend and I can only imagine how much he plays at his Mom's.
This morning I came out and he was playing a game where he shot open a tiger cage, killed the tiger with a gun, and then proceded to slaughter it with a knife. I was appauled. I wanted to turn off the game right there. And when I said something about it I was told I was overreacting and being negative. This reaction harsher than it should have been because I've been in a rather negative space when the kids are over.
Am I just so old fashioned and out of line? He just bought this game with his Christmas money and I wonder if my husband had any clue there would be so much violence and swearing. And why on earth is he OK with it. Does anyone else have this problem? Wondering what the new generation has come to by way of video games, iPhone, and the like? Maybe your husband plays these games himself or with his kids? I just want to know if I'm being unreasonable.