Does anyone else get aggravated by this idiotic political practice of having people enter their birthdate to watch mature videos on videogame websites? What is that anyway, a literacy test? If a thirteen year old wants to watch an 18+ video, he'll just say he's 40. All these age tests do is piss me the hell off and force me to clear my cookies whenever I accidentally misclick and the site forces me off the video. It's one of my biggest pet peeves, along with the disclaimer in the beginning of adult image boards and being ID'd for cigarettes.
In Germany it's not even allowed to have 18+ rated videos on your website. You'd have to make sure that only 18yr olds could watch the videos (which is impossible). That's also the reason why Sony can't release most of the game trailers on the PSN. This all only applies to gore/voilent content, as far as I know. However, showing tits and nipples on TV... at 1pm is not problem at all.
I always say January 01 1900 just to dis the man! I like it when sites like giantbomb just set the default to 18 so you can just click right through it, or when sites link it to your profile's birthday and just doesn't show it if you are of age.
And yes, it is very fucking stupid.