Hey gaming industry, stop adding age verification checks to internet videos. It's dumb.
Have you ever read a blog post or gaming preview article that claims to have some awesome gameplay footage for a hot new action game? Of course you have. And more often than not, as soon as you click to play the video, you are immediately interrupted with a stupid ass "age verification" check. They usually ask you to fill out what date you were born, just to make sure that you have the intelligence deep enough to handle putting in January 1st, 1904, which is what I'm sure 99% of us do.
What the fuck is the point of these checks? Does anybody really think that they keep 14-year-olds (who, ironically, are the ones being marketed to in the first place) from seeing any violence or sex? What committee of morons decided that this is how the viewing of VIDEO GAME footage on the internet had to be like?
Whoever decided that this was an effective method to prohibit underage users from seeing fantasy violence in a tiny browser window is a fucking moron.
Please stop doing this bullshit. Or at least make it a button: Over 18? YES or NO. Both buttons should then start playing the video, because who the fuck cares?? It's a fucking video game, you idiots. At a minimum, be honest with your age verification check: "Will you sue us for seeing fake blood and/or virtual titties? YES or NO."