I think parents need to start doing their damn jobs and start a) teaching their kids that a video game is far, FAR different from the real world; that it is fantasy and not reality, or b) making sure their kids aren't getting access to said games if they don't want them exposed to violence in games. I don't have my own kids yet, but once I do, I'll probably end up being the parent that sits down and plays with them while telling them that this (the game) is only fantasy and is not intended to teach them how to be violent in the real world.
Parents in this day of age have become way too frickin' lazy to teach their kids right and wrong; they expect the community to do it for them and it's starting to show. I just hope that my generation puts out that torch instead of carrying it and passing it on to our children.
Honestly, I thought cnet was a little beyond garbage like this...
If you are upset because of one of these ads, that is your own failure, and you have no entitlement to punish others for your personal shortcomings.
You know its a recession when everyone decides to whip out the bullshit issues to worry about instead of confronting reality.