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Call of Duty Black Ops II Xbox 360

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in reply to starbuckfrack

starbuckfrack wrote:



There is no rating in America that does not allow the kids to buy or play this game.


Technically (legally), you might be right.  But...


Do video game retailers support and enforce the ESRB rating system?



While the ESRB does not have the ability to enforce its ratings at the retail level, it does work closely with retailers and game centers to display information that explains to customers how the rating system works. Moreover, major retailers have established their own store policies requiring age verification for the sale or rental of M (Mature) and AO (Adults Only) rated games, and ESRB actively encourages and supports these efforts. The most recent mystery shop study conducted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that national retailers enforced their store policies by refusing to sell M-rated video games to customers under the age of 17 87% of the time. The ESRB Retail Council (ERC) also conducts regular mystery shop audits and finds similarly high levels of compliance.  (empahsis added.) 



--http://www.esrb.org/ratings/faq.jsp#21


So, practically speaking (which is all that matters), in America kids are NOT allowed to buy the game. 

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in reply to Yppecaye_the_Dogged

But usually if its a younger kid then an adult is buying it.

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Not too many young kids walking to their nearest game store to buy something without a parent.  So while the technicality of ESRB enforcement does exist, it's negated by circumstance.  And there is no law against parents allowing their children to play CoD in the US.  Therefore, despite other countries restrictions you will continue to find children online playing CoD.

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in reply to phxs72

Isnt that what i said?

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in reply to Megadog14

phx is right.  At least here in LA kids must be accompanied by a parent for them to have any luck buying it at, for example, Gamestop or Best Buy. 

Problem is parents allowing their children to play the game, especially online and exposing them to all the foul adult idiots.   

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Yppecaye_the_Dogged wrote:



phx is right.  At least here in LA kids must be accompanied by a parent for them to have any luck buying it at, for example, Gamestop or Best Buy.



Problem is parents allowing their children to play the game, especially online and exposing them to all the foul adult idiots.  


back when Halo 2 was the most played game on Xbox I was in a game with a bunch of random guys and a kid who was around 7-8 years old. The guys in the lobby thought it would be funny to have this young child say inappropriate things to his female babysitter. as online communities tend to have loads of people acting like this because they can get away with it

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in reply to Yppecaye_the_Dogged

Only where certain stores have a "family freindly" store policy. Like Walmart for example.

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in reply to RonPopeil

what developer? the ones who decide to do something about the Team killing and rage quiting players. Plenty of people play HC and never see Probation. I myself have only been on probation 1 time. You have to kill your teammates fairly often to get kicked and then put on probation. Probation doesnt spring up after 1 occurrence. Why is it that many people can easily avoid team killing to the point of probation but you cant?

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in reply to deamonomic

i can't watch you play.  your points are irrefutable because they're baseless. 

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They are only baseless if you refuse to learn and adapt.

you can easily watch him play. Ask for his gamertag and see his games and get proof.

If you cant watch him play then we can watch you play either. If we were to watch you play we could see you mowing down team mates with total disregard.

The game does not give you probation for one kick, its posted all over the forums.

Fact is that they made the rules. You joined the game accepting those rules. If this were a sack race and the rule was you must tie both legs together then you have a choice to either play another race or tie your legs together and adapt.

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