As many of you here are parents as well as gamers, I thought I would open for discussion what is currently weighing on my mind regarding some of the games in my collection. As some of you know I have an 11 year old son. As all sons do I guess, he wants to do / play what dad does. Unfortunately he tends to gravitate to the FPS titles. Until now I have not had to worry. He and I have agreed on what games he can and can't play, and the world was a fun and happy place. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of buying his cousin a PS3 for Christmas. At the time it seemed like a good idea. They could communicate and play together even though they are two states apart. Only thing is, my nephews father is far more relaxed than I am when it comes to what games his son can play. Even though my nephew is almost 2 years older than my boy, he is allowed to play games that I consider only for adults (GTA, MW2, BF:BCII, Red Dead, etc.) This of course has brought about the following requests from my lad to join his cousin online for games of MW2, BF:BCII, etc., making me the worst father in the world because I have said ... "No!" As I won't even let my child watch these games being played either, it has really limited my play time as he is staying up later now, (and because I go to work early) I am going to bed earlier. I am at the stage where I am so tired of having the same conversation that I am this close to trading in all the games I consider "objectionable" for him. This of course puts me at a disadvantage, but my responsibility to my child's welfare supersedes my desire to play adult games. So am I over reacting here? What is the right age to expose a [STRIKE]child[/STRIKE] teenager to violent video games? Are their various degrees of FPS? For instance is a game like HALO (Combat against aliens) more appropriate than a game like Ghost Recon (Combat against humans)? Where do you draw the line regarding combat? Is a game that has combat in it like an RPG (Mass Effect or Fable 2 for instance) more appropriate (because the sole focus of the game is not just combat, but making moral choices as well .) than a straight out FPS that only focuses on combat(Like MAG or MW2)? So learned gamers, what are your thoughts?