Well, all he did was change his age. It's abuse. Even if his parents were aware of his purchase of it, because of bank accounts, credit cards, etc... then why even put an age filter if the people they're seeking to protect cant even buy the game without parental approval?
I am serious, this is abuse of the system, clearly the rules were in place to prevent children being shocked like that.
I didn't say that I agreed with his actual
approach. I was saying that "if your parent buys it and gives it to you, to me that's essentially the same as your parent walking into GameStop/Wal-mart/Best Buy, providing the clerk with proper ID to prove age, purchasing the boxed game, and handing it you when they get home." Or, to take another example, the same as your parent going with you to the R-rated movie if you're only 16.
Changing his age on the account is more the equivalent of using fake ID at the counter, and I'm not saying I support that at all.