It has been established that video games do not contribute to the level of violence in a society, so why care about this?
At least she cared, usually these threads are full of stories like "are you sure you want to buy GTA for your 8-year-old? there's lots of violence and bad words and hookers and stuff and--"
I was very glad to have been able to get my hands on games like Doom and Duke when I was 12. It is becoming harder and harder for a boy growing up today to have that kind of freedom.