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Video Games: Call of Duty, Modern Warfare, Black Ops, and Ghosts.

Video Games: Call of Duty, Modern Warfare, Black Ops, and Ghosts.

This is for parents who might have a child who plays or has been pleading with you for the next Call of Duty (or any Call of Duty for that matter). First of all, it is important to notice that all of these games are labeled with an M rating. Which is ages 17/18 and up. When I visited the Call of Duty site online I had to enter my birthdate before watching the trailer. Honestly, that made me think, "Do I really need to watch this and proceed?" “Should I even be playing this game ?” In the past, these games were rated M for violence, intensity, and language.

I have found that with each new addition of the game they seem to get more intense. Not only in the area of violence and gore but very strong language (in the story mode). In the online mode people can play against friends or strangers and players are allowed to customize their icon. This icon pops up after you kill an opponent or they kill you. Some players go as far as having extremely crude cartoon sensuality as their icon. I’m talking the kind of crude that makes you sick to your stomach. Our advice is to be intentional, ask questions and do your research. Your students will be affected and influenced by the violence, language, intensity and the occasional crude sensuality. Do you really want your kids to mirror those characteristics?

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.