If you are shopping for video games this Christmas, be sure to check the ratings labels first. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is encouraging parents to examine the labels to make sure the games are age-appropriate.
The ratings are similar to movies or TV shows, with recommendations for early childhood, everyone, ten and up, teen, and mature, which is intended for ages 17 and up.
"Video games are just like anything else. They’re like music, they're like video, they have content in them that can be mature," Hastings store manager Winter White says.
Hastings managers say they also have a computer system that alerts them when someone purchases a "mature" game to make sure the customer is the appropriate age.