MCV has reported the rather interesting news that there will be a family friendly option for Gears of War 2. The option, once activated, will replace blood with sparks, and will replace all bad language with mild curses. The game, and its predecessor, are both rated 'M'. This is fantastic news, for me, personally. As a gamer and a dad, there are some games that I want to play but don't want my 7 year old or even 13 year old sons watching. Unfortunately, I have a huge backlog of these games since I really can only play them when the kids are in bed. My barber is a gamer, too, and recommended the first Gears game to me. I told him I had heard it was really fun in co-op, and he said it was a probably "daddy game" due to the language and violence. It looks like this won't be the case with Gears 2! With the news of this family friendly option, Gears 2 will definitely be on my "must purchase" list. Let's hope, for the sake of all gamers who are in situations like mine, that many other titles will continue this trend, and let consumers have some choice over content.