UGH is right, I just went off for a good 10 minutes on a similar post and maybe I haven't gotten in out of my system yet. I'm so sick of people ( parents) blaming music, video games, and tv for the horrific acts that are surely somehow embedded in their kids already. If you don't know how to parent, either use birth control or get yourself some help on how to! There are plenty of resources out there, so stop passing the buck and shirking responsibility.It's your job to limit what they watch , listen to or play. I have never allowed toy guns , pistols or any type of violent plaything in my house, EVER! If my daughter goes to play at a friend's home and they engage in this type of play, well that's out of my hands. What I do control is how often she goes to that house, or speaking with the parent's on a compromise, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. I also have little concern on how embarassed she may be. I'd rather be safe that worry about her embarassment. I have a friend who lets her son play Assassin's Creed, but instead of focusing on the violence, she uses it as a history lesson and the focus on that part of it. Sounds stupid and oh so simple, but it takes interaction and communication with your child, and not when they're 14 or 15... START EARLY! It always goes back to the parents, sorry, that's my take on it.