Well, I don't know about you, but I don't think video game violence actually has that much effect IRL. I mean, it's had no effect on me. I'm absolutely fine
Anyway, it appears that Halo 2 (not mentioned by the Daily Mail, apparently) will be rated 16+ in the UK:
"The VSC was totally unconcerned with the murderization of Covenant forces. Apparently, if the game didnât allow you to turn on your allies, weâd have gotten the UK equivalent of a PG, regardless of the galloons of alien blood we had flooded the Galaxy with. Britain is now completely unconcerned with bad language, as I discovered watching BBC TV in the hotel that night. Just as well, since every other word out of our game seemed to be bastard., asshole or bullshit.
"I did point out that technically, you can kill tens of thousands of Grunts, Elites, Brutes, Jackals and âothersâ while playing a typical game. âNo problem, as long as they donât look human,â said one of the chaps." -- Bungie Weekly Update 30/7/2004