We have all had those moments where we are minding our own business just browsing or queuing in a game shop (or other retailer who sells games) and we hear something ridiculous. The non-gamer purchasing a game or attempting to find out about a game or a console. The person judging a game by its cover. The sales assistant desperately wanting a sale and trying to convince someone to buy a product that may or may not be what they actually want. The kids running around and amusing themselves and their parents/other customers by what they say. This is for those moments as they can be absolutely golden.
Not long before Christmas last year I was casually looking at games, as you do. Beside me were a couple looking for a suitable game for their early teenage son (by context). This is all so normal it practically faded into the background. They seemed to be struggling as every time the wife picked a game, the husband disagreed and vice versa. After going through a few, Rocket League was picked up and the husband examines the box in a sort of what is this type manner. I had been playing this at the time and was about to say how good it was, when the husband pipes up that it looks rubbish and why would they waste money on that. So, I moved down a bit, and the next game option selected was Call of Duty… here comes an argument. It became abundantly clear that the wife was ok with the son playing this sort of game but the husband had no clue. They left rather quickly bickering about how the son should not be allowed these games as he is not old enough, but he has apparently already played other Call of Duty games.
This is why parents should talk to each other about game choices and look at the age ratings on games. By all means let your kids play games but at least look at what they play and see if it is appropriate, and if as parents you agree on the choices together. Seriously make the choices together as one approving of game choices and the other disapproving is not helpful.
Also, don’t discount Rocket League as it is a great game.