A Halo 2
tournament occuring at a Chicago area library has sparked some criticism, according to Daily Herald
. Dr. David Walsh of the National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) has taken issue with the permission slip that does "not spell out" that the shooter is rated M by the ESRB.
"I think it borders on irresponsibility for a public library to sponsor an activity for kids as young as 12 that the industry itself has said is for adults," he said.
The library's director
Marilyn Genther stands by its tournament, which was recommend by the library's teen council, saying it's the responsibility of their parents to know what their kids are doing. Said teen director Rose Allen, "
I've talked to a number of parents who thanked me for having the tournament. They said their son now wants to come to the library."
Maybe it should be mentioned on the permission slip that Halo 2 is rated M, but compared to other M-rated games, it could be a lot worse. The tournament is scheduled for Sunday at the Mount Prospect Public Library.