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Old 02-23-2014, 03:12 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone else battling Call of Duty?

I have no problem with guns, whatsoever. Huge advocate for responsible gun ownership here, DH and I both have concealed weapons permits. I don't like games that make guns a toy, and shooting people for fun. Just not cool in my book.

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Old 02-23-2014, 01:51 PM   #12
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No "M" rated games allowed in our house. Yes, I am that mom who "just doesn't want (him) to grow up, who wants to keep (him) a baby." (Thank you SOOOOO much, stepmom, for planting that refrain in his head a few years ago . . . .)
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:56 PM   #13
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We are :those" parents.

We just don't like video games in general. It is difficult when they spend time with boys that are currently obsessed with game x,y, and z and don't want to talk about anything else.
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We are :those" parents.

We just don't like video games in general. It is difficult when they spend time with boys that are currently obsessed with game x,y, and z and don't want to talk about anything else.
Us too , video games are not something we play but they are allowed to go on Lego .com and something like webkinz but even then it is only once a week. Especially with so many kids they all want to play at once and it causes so many fights and issues, there are so many other things they can do that include everyone.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:56 PM   #15
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We are a video gaming family (DH more so than me) and there is no way I'd let my 11 year old play that game. I'm not really into censoring things, but I do agree that it's not appropriate for someone so young to have a first person shooter game as entertainment. I might reevaluate for a 16 year old, but I doubt any sooner than that.
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Re: Anyone else battling Call of Duty?

Playstation came out when I was a kid. My dad played Tomb Raider and all kinds of games with me. DH and I game and I play COD daily. Not a big deal in this house. The kids can play it when they are old enough to understand the buttons on the controller.
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No game consoles here. Nothing but a mind numbing time waster, IMO. My kids prefer to play outside or games inside.

I am dating myself here but dh used to have an original Nintendo in high school and he said he spent too many hours playing baseball. So, he is in full agreement about no gaming systems. I remember getting an Atari in elementary school and playing too much PAC-Man. My dad is a gadget person so had to get one when they first came out.

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Re: Anyone else battling Call of Duty?

There are a lot of main stream games he could play that don't involve so much violence. I agree 11 is very young and I would wait until a bit more maturity has set in. My other thought is does anyone really like COD Ghosts? I looked at it because it was on sale and the ratings were horrible, they were in the 60s if I remember correctly and this is based on a 100 point scale. I won't bother wasting money on anything that scores less then an 85. We don't own consoles either. I prefer a computer with a good power supply and graphics card, more flexible gaming wise and bonus points because a powerful computer is a good productivity tool as well.
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Re: Anyone else battling Call of Duty?

You know, our nephew has done multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several years ago, the military released to the family a video of a mission he was commanding, and we got to see it. THey were securing an enemy weapon stash. He had to make a decision whether or not to shoot someone, and held off as long as he could, until the guy was directly threatening someone, and one of his men fired. Then you could hear his somewhat frantic calls over the radio as they tried (unsuccessfully) to save the guy.

I think of this when I see these games. My nephew was only like 26 at the time.
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My kids are very young still and will not be allowed to play games like that. There are lots of other games that are more suitable for kids. There is a reason games have ratings!
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