Call of Duty is “a Good Game, but I Wouldn’t Advise It for Younger Kids,” Says 8-Year-Old

Towheaded and small-voiced, Felix von Perfall's countenance seems to define childhood innocence. But look into those eyes. Those eight-year-old eyes have seen war, they've seen ... things, things no seven-, six- or five-year-old should ever know.

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richierich1958d ago

Well I cant picture 7 year olds playing COD games lol

bwazy1958d ago

I can't NOT picture 7 year olds playing CoD.

vallencer1958d ago

So you in fact can see them playing cod games?? Double negative for the win!

BlitzAK1958d ago

I can, I have a cousin who is 7 and plays it.

BattleTorn1958d ago

Funny, cause I hear them all the time.

PS3ROCKS1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

8 and up

BattleTorn1958d ago

lol, that kid was obviously reading from a script.

Riderz13371958d ago

It's not even the kids fault for playing the game it's the parents. Then they use the same old excuse which is that they had no idea what the game was about. I mean come on the cover of the game has a guy holding a gun up to his face. Did you think it was about unicorns and rainbows?

Game4life1958d ago

Hasn't COD always been about unicorns and rain bows? I thought you were trying to get rainbows to get more unicornstreaks

spicelicka1958d ago

well that's true but it's not as easy as just keeping your kids from playing it. There's absolutely no way your kid won't go crazy over it when all his friends are playing it. Kids are very sensitive and they'll keep demanding it over every little thing. Sooner or later the parents will give in to their demands, either that or the kids will be running off to their friend's house all the time to play it.

Might not be the case with an 8 year old, but after 10 or 11, definitely.
Unless there's a collective plan to tackle the issue, it's very hard to regulate.

Riderz13371958d ago

Well when I was a kid, parents weren't so forgiving when their children got out of hand. If a 10 year old is in control of what the parents do and don't do, then something is seriously wrong.

spicelicka1958d ago

times have changed, for the worse. If all parents stepped up together, something can be done. But exposure is the biggest issue, and activision targets the younger audience, indirectly of course, because they know they've hit a gold mine.

Relientk771958d ago

Kids aren't allowed to purchase these games, and people are supposed to be carded when purchasing M rated games. The parents however don't research the games their children ask for, and just buy them. You can hear the little kids online on the mics, they own are playing the games though, Black Ops 2, probably Halo 4 as well.

Sketchy_Galore1958d ago

Whenever this kind of thing seems to weird to me I just remind myself that I was about that age when I was watching and loving Total Recall, Dawn of the dead and Robocop. There's stuff in those movies that still disturbs me today, probably disturbs me way more than it did back then. Part of my childhood was watching things I really shouldn't have just like playing things you shouldn't probably is today.

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