SF Giants Remind Parents To Check Video Game Ratings

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— How cool would it be to play video games with Buster Posey and Ryan Vogelsong of the San Francisco Giants? Some lucky kids got to do just that in a new public service announcement starring the catcher and pitcher, who also happen to be dads concerned about kids’ video game ratings.

The campaign by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), is debuting the PSA’s that shows the Giants struggling against the kids in a video game match. Posey then realizes it isn’t his type of game and then goes into the message reminding parents to check their kids’ video game ratings.

KCBS’ Janice Wright Reports:

“Not every game is appropriate for every child” Vogelsong added stating that he learned how easy it is to get the ratings information right from the game’s box.

If parents want additional information they can also check out the ESRB website.

“It’s just a matter of taking a couple of seconds,” Posey said agreeing how easy it is to keep kids away from inappropriate action.

ERSB president Patricia Vance said its not like the kids are going out and buying the games themselves.

“Parents are involved in game purchases nearly nine times out of 10,” Vance claimed.

The lucky Junior Giants who participated in the PSA stick with “E” for everyone games and avoid “M” for mature. But that doesn’t mean those violent games aren’t in the house. They’re fully aware of the violent games with blood and guns that sometimes their older siblings like to play.

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