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If you are a video game gamer, developer or marketer, the latest installment in the much talked about Call of Duty series … Call of Duty Black Ops for Xbox, PlayStation or Wii is probably the most anticipated and anticipated game of this year! OBJECTIVE…
THIS 18+ RATED GAME OF BLACK OPS COVERT WAR AND VIOLENCE COULD BE BAD FOR YOU?
Seriously, do we really need more violence in our lives?
With the violence on our televisions and also on the streets in places around the world and in almost every other Hollywood movie, do we really need to submit to more war and violence in our own homes and online with a game that blatantly promotes the? murder and violence? blow things up … in fact, the more kills you get, the better.
Is this really good for our teenage boys (oops … sorry girls, I know there are some of you who play games, but when you research the stats, 85% are male-oriented) so they can take on each other online? night after night do you see who can be the most elite ninja-style combat assassin in the cyberspace war zone?
Well here’s the twist …
I know you probably think I’m against this game and to be honest with you a few years ago I probably was … but the truth is, I have 2 teenage boys who love this game and they play it all the time and more. if I didn’t make them do other things covertly from time to time, like go to school!
So what can I tell you about my experience here? Well I have to say that I am now of the opinion that I would rather my teenage boys were playing this Call of Duty game in the comfort and safety of home than playing their teenage male hormonal urges of anger on the streets like so many others. Others their age and younger do!
I admit I have to curb the language and angry teasing on the game itself and some opponents but other than that they seem very happy and when they are not playing my guys are really very laid back, laid back and well balanced and passive … school assignments are fine and they are always friendly and helpful … not really the violent angry ego maniacs you might think of playing a game like that.
So what’s all the fuss about this Call of Duty Black Ops game?
Well I have to admit it’s something else … and you can laugh but I mean it … it has amazing graphics, some very cool gameplay options, and is actually a very smart and quite challenging game no matter your age. . This remake is and is supposed to be packed to the girders with amazing features and effects … one apparently is “motion capture technology” like that used in the movie Avatar, which captures expressions on the faces of the characters in video … wow!
So there you have it, an honest and objective opinion from a normal boy and father who in his own teenage years enjoyed the same style of games, although I think we were shooting with tree branches and hiding in bushes instead of playing online. .. it makes me look old, but there you are!