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How do you feel about a 14 yr. old getting 'M-rated' video games?


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RandEsMom December 12, 2008


My son wants a WWII video game. He has the first version which was rated T. The new one out is rated M and I'm not happy. He claims it's "just for more violence", but I'm not so sure...the soldiers swear during the playing of the game. My son is a mature 14 year old. I tend to be a follower of rules; if it says rated for not under 17, then I usually wouldn't even consider getting it for him. My husband doesn't agree. He says I have to let him grow up sometime. Does anyone know about the World At War games?

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carvell04 December 12, 2008


My son is almost 13. I let him get T (teen) rated games, but I personally feel that young teenagers don't need to be playing games that have severe adult language, nudity, and violence. My son will beg me for a M rated game, trying to convince me that they are really NOT BAD. I don't care....Those are the rules.

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healthy11 December 12, 2008


RandEsmom, my husband is like yours, and I'm very rule-oriented like you. I have to admit that I usually "lose" the discussions that pertain to subjects like you're talking about, in part because my husband usually says, (correctly) that I don't like any video games, and won't take the time to sit and play them to determine if it's really that much worse than a previous version of a game. If your 14-yr-old is a Freshman, I will say that most high school kids are exposed to a gamut of vulgar language and such already, even by "association" with older students, so it may not be any "shock" to him.

What was a shock to me, as an aside, was when my son got his first part-time job at age 16, at the local movie mulitplex. He admitted that part of the time, they'd send the younger workers (who couldn't handle the cash drawers, etc.) into the theaters to clean up spills, etc. and sometimes that meant 16-yr-olds were present when R rated movies were running. Thankfully, the theater never runs X-rated stuff!

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vacekd1001 December 12, 2008


mmh I am not familiar with the game. However if it has life like violence I would stand my ground and no way would he get the game. I would be more worried about the violence and nudity than language. The more violence ones sees the more desensitized one gets. God knows there is enough violence in our society.

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hockeymum December 12, 2008


I and my family play ww2 games. There is many franchises out there Call of Duty and Medal of Honor , brothers in arms for ex. They are all truly historically accurate. Speilberg and tom Hanks are affiliated with Medal of Honor. Brothers in Arms if memory serves me is the story of the 101st airborne.
M is becuase war is not pretty. There is blood when you shoot snipe someone. It doesn't phase me in the least or my children. I've seen worse on tv. In the Japanese campaigns they will literally jump out and try to bayonette you. This may freak some out but like I said before completey historically accurate.
I guess it really depends on the child but at least what you play did really happen.

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hockeymum December 12, 2008


If you've seen Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers the games have the same style dialogue and action.

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odachimaster December 12, 2008


the main rating of M is due to graphic violence, adult language and partial nudity
All you have to do is read the warning label just like a DVD R-rated. these video's depending on your computer component's can be so very realistic in two complete opposite ways these video games glorify war and scare the stuffing's out of kids who thought war was glorified.

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1seremen December 12, 2008



To answer your question, I feel is unacceptable for a 14 years old, but I think it is OK for this age. Some students this age know a lot about most things in the world.
I do not know anything about the game, but read a lot about the WW1 and 11.

If you can, join him and pretend enjoying the game.

Good luck!

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hockeymum December 12, 2008


Rent it and try it yourself. You may enjoy it like I do :D
And theres no nudity in these WW2 games. I've played them all. And the language he hears at school is way worse.
I find people who complain about games usually dont play them and dont really understand. The only way to judge is to try it. Go to the website they have clips also.

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laura1967 December 12, 2008


In my opinion, it determines on the "maturity" of your child, if his is "level headed- and-has a good head on his shoulders", knows "right from wrong", then, it is "just a game to him."

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vacekd1001 December 13, 2008


hockeymum why do you feel a 14 yr old needs to know the reality of war? Would you let your 14yr go to war? If he were 18 and thinking of enlisting then yes let him play the game and understand what he may be doing.

Let children be innocent for a while.



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