Windows Vista and edutainment

I was browsing the latest issue of the new magazine Games for Windows and saw in an article on Windows Vista that parents now have complete control over which games are blocked for their kids (assuming parents are the ones setting up their computers and know how to get at the parental controls and then understand ESRB ratings, etc.). The screenshot showed that parents even have control over exactly what kind of content should disallow access to a game, be it drugs, sex, crude humor, or what have you… One of the checkboxes was “edutainment.”

Hahahahaha! What’s more sad? The fact that edutainment was included on the list or the fact that I completey understand why, given the sorry state of edutainment, a gamer would want it blocked?

Here’s a screenshot I grabbed from

blocking games according to content in Windows Vista

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