Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dads talk about profanity in MW2

I've posted a column on Techcetera that's a series of letters between me and another father about parenting decisions and video games. He had inquired about the intensity of profanity in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, because he was considering whether to get it for his son for Christmas.

My son Fortiscule and I both love video gaming. We share a lot of fun gaming together, like some dads do with baseball, watching football or fishing. Many of my friends in the Xbox Live community are parents like me. I hope y'all will feel free to chime in with your thoughts as well.

The column is called Dads discuss profanity in Modern Warfare 2.


farttknocker said...

An 11-year old should not be playing WAW or MW2 period. Parents have direct control over which video game their child is playing. I applaud Mr. Jacobsen for seeking counsel on this matter. There is a fine line but a big difference in being over protective and affording the innocence of a child.

Bama Breeze said...

I agree with Farttknocker on this one. Games with Mature ratings are for adults. There are plenty of "E" (for everyone) rated games on the 360 for kids.
As far as consoles go, I think parents should look to the Nintendo DSi or Wii for their kids to play and enjoy.