Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

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Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

In this I'm pretty much using the assumption that a good majority of people here are in the age group of 13-21 and don't have children. With that being said my question is...

What age would you allow your child to play Call of Duty or whatever military based game popular at that time?

I ask this because I sometimes wonder about parents these days letting their kids go on the game unattended or at least presumably unattended. Also with how the children act it really makes me wonder. I don't think I acted that way when I was their age, I know I had the squeaky voice, but the attitude is just awful.

Anyways, my response is somewhere from 12-15 depending on their maturity level. Also I don't think I'd be getting a mic right away.

Go ahead and post your response, and for any parents out there feel free to respond as well..... I don't bite. Smiley Happy

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to porkins_d

12 years and older. Grades and chores come first.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to porkins_d

Overall, it would depend on the maturity level of the child. I know I started playing M rated games (Unreal Tournament on ps2) when I was in late elemetary school (I'm 17 going on 18 now so begone age trolls) but then again, I was mature for my age and had high grades.  Now, if the child very mature at say 12, then I would probably allow him/her to play at 13ish, but they wouldn't get a mic until later. Once again, it depends on how mature the person is, and to be honest, I don't think some of the adults playing this game are mature enough to handle it... which is sad.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to Kazekiri87

My parents didn't allow me to start playing M rated games until I was 16 (then again, I didn't ever ask for a M rated game (modern warfare reflex) until I was that age so idk what my parents would have said before that time.

personally I would either hold them off until around 15 or at the age where they could prove that they would be mature enough to handle such a game. Let's say I had a kid that was 12 (hypothetical here) and he got good grades in school, always did the chores he was asked to do, had matured his attitude and personallity (anger problems are an issue for boys in my family, myself included) to a point where he could engage in mature situations with peers and elders alike. then and only then would I let him play a game such as this. That being said, however, If I were to catch him doing or saying anything inappropriate I would take the game away for a time depending on how bad it was. I would also limit him to playing about 5 hours total during the week (about an hour a day, if moderated) and a reasonable amount of time over the weekend. school work, athletics, and family time would be excptions to the above rules, real life always come befare a video game.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to skmace14

I never asked either, I was content on playing mario on the n64 haha. But what you said is exact.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to skmace14

Well said.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to LuRcHED

Well i started gaming with the n64 playin some fighting games and zelda of course, then mario. When i became 11 ( i think) i got a gta ps2 package with grand theft auto san andreas vice city and a ps2. Loved it and i started playing cod around 12 i think. Then till my 15 i never had any cod myself so i bought blops for wii.... thats how i came here.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to porkins_d

Just depends on the kid. If they can differentiate between what's real and what's make believe it shouldn't be an issue.   Of course every parent is different when it comes to chores, schooling and extra curricular's. My brother and I were probably 7-9 when mortal kombat came out back in the day and we turned out just fine.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to porkins_d

id say 12ish. although, my 8 year old nephew plays it with me and my brother in law every now and then and is fine. he is actually pretty good with shotguns! i don't think little kids should be able to play unattended or with a mic. but every parent, and every child is different. some of the most respectful people i have played this game with have been either the really young kids or the older adults. i tend to think the real problem lies with the 16-24 year olds. lol.

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Re: Age Your Child Would Play CoD?

in reply to porkins_d

12. No less or they will squeak. O_O

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