Submitted by paleselan 840d ago | opinion piece

What's this ten-year-old doing in my M-rated game?

Gamedwellers looks at minors and gaming and what role the government should play. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Culture, Xbox 360)

g-nome  +   840d ago
I suspect half of all COD players are under 18 yrs of age.
Detoxx  +   840d ago
Its a fact. Couple days ago a kid from my street (7 years old) walked up to me saying he bought Blops 2 and that it was awesome and all that LOL.
NukaCola  +   839d ago
Saw a lady in the store the other day with her son who was about 8 or 9. She was buying him Blops2 for Xbox.
Pozzle  +   839d ago
I saw a similar thing the other day in EB Games. A mother asked the store assistant what game he'd suggest for a 9 year old boy for Christmas. He said Black Ops 2 because "all the kids are playing it". Nevermind the fact that it clearly had an M15+ rating on the box and the posters all around the store, and there was a TV nearby playing gameplay footage with lots of shooting. She still ended up buying it. Didn't even ask what the game was about.
NukaCola  +   839d ago

You'd of thought he would of pushed to sell her a Wii U. What an unethical douche.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   840d ago
Thing is though it's not fair on the adults because we get are asses kicked by 10 year old's with quicker reflexes >_<
The_KELRaTH  +   840d ago
Hell I'm thinking how even if I get into the top 3 how I've kicked all these teens n weens butt lol YESSSSS!!
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   840d ago
Lol yeah I beat a bunch of kids once and they were all whining down their headsets, needless to say I felt pretty good about myself! That'll teach the little s**ts!
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ginsunuva  +   839d ago
Only half?
GraveLord  +   839d ago
So? The M-Rating only affects who can buy the game, not who can play it. It's up to the parents if they want to put parental controls on the console, most don't because there's no reason to.

That's impossible. It's illegal to sell an M-rated title to a 7-year old. He was lying.
sashimi  +   840d ago
Whats the point of even talking about this now...after so many call of duty games seriously? nothings ever going to change since i'm pretty sure a large portion of CoD sales are from parents buying for their underage kids. If they were to all of a sudden "disappear" you would see a huge drop in sales and Activision won't have any of it!
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Bathyj  +   840d ago
Whipping your arse probably
SOULJER  +   840d ago
This one time I caught my nephew age 11 losing his rational mind on that game. He told someone online. That he just finish waxing his mother was and that it's the last time it will happen because she's putting on to much weight. CHECK THIS OUT! That was the only clean part of the conversation. Never the less he almost went into shock. When he realize that I was standing behind him.
Fishy Fingers  +   840d ago
Probably trying to have fun. A bit like I and probably most gamers did when they played games with an older certificate when they were young.

And I've only killed 3 people.
KrystofKage  +   840d ago
Outside BestBuy and EB Games during the midnight launch I suspect %90 of them were between 9-14. I even saw a girl around 5 years old! Insane, who lets their kids line up for a midnight launch during a school night for a rated M game? The next day wasn't any better. Immediately turned me off, COD is the Justin Bieber of video games.
sdozzo  +   840d ago
Different lobbies for different gamers. Kids, adults, casual, hardcore, etc. In a dream world and you have to enforce somehow.
aiBreeze  +   840d ago
Or in the real world there would be responsible parents who realize online gaming isn't something a 10 year old child should have unrestricted access to.
goldwyncq  +   839d ago
Don't tell me guys that you've never played a mature game or watched a mature movie before when you were a child. Don't act so surprised... 90% of COD players are underaged.
jetpacksheep  +   839d ago
The story in this game is much darker than any previous too, I'm surprised parents let them play this. Multi-player is a little less full on but the campaign in black ops 2 is brutal.
thezeldadoth  +   839d ago
play it on steam, seems to be a lower percentage of children
strigoi814  +   839d ago
I happened to watch porn by accident at that age..and i was like "what in the world is this guy doing to the lady.. she's seem to be getting hurt" got confused if it was a drama moviez.. yet at the end it disgust me a bit lolz
Hicken  +   839d ago
Instead, you should be asking: why am I playing this M-rated game full of ten year-olds?
MasterD919  +   839d ago
They invade any game...honestly, it isn't just limited to the most popular title.

And people always ask why no-one has a mic these days...it's because no-one wants to hear kids all day yelling through their headsets.
HmongAmerican  +   839d ago
Government shouldn't event be in the discussion. I don't want them to take away the freedom of our gaming experience.

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