8-Year-Old: “Call of Duty is a good game, but I wouldn’t advise it for younder kids”

Could you not believe your eyes either? Speaking with a FOX (WNYW-TV) news reporter, 8-year-old Felix von Perfall innocently gave some (wise?) advice: “Call of Duty, it’s a good game, but it’s really—I wouldn’t advise it for younger kids.”

“Call of Duty, it’s a good game, but it’s really—I wouldn’t advise it for younger kids,”

This eight-year-old child has been exposed to things that nobody younger than him should ever have to see. (There’s nothing wrong here.) And here’s a fun fact: only Call of Duty 3 was given a rating lower than M — it was never rated E though.

What do you think of future mega super soldiers (sorry) younger children being exposed to violent games at an earlier age? Let’s have an open discussion, shall we? Sound off in the comments!


2 thoughts on “8-Year-Old: “Call of Duty is a good game, but I wouldn’t advise it for younder kids”

  1. Seeing younger kids play violent video games really bothers me. I worked as a nanny for years, and I felt uncomfortable just seeing them take in the violence in some teen cartoons! The thing that confuses me most is seeing all of the Halo toys in the kids aisle at Target… are young kids actually playing Halo?

    Obviously I love video games, but I think there’s a problematic stereotype that video games are only for kids. This encourages a lot of people to buy video games for children without necessarily paying attention the rating or understanding that many, many video games are created specifically for adults!

    • I agree! However, I’m not really surprised when it comes to kids seeing violent things in media (I grew up with it — heck, I started playing Grand Theft Auto when I was in 4th or 5th grade, and other shooting games before that), but I haven’t been able to see the actual transition to violent games, etc. in children’s lives, as for me it’s the norm. Violence is everywhere these days, but on top of that, it’s what sells.

      And yeah, kids play Halo. A lot. I don’t know about now, but when I was younger it was as popular among younger kids (6 – 12?) as Call of Duty is now in general.

      And the stereotype that videogames are for kids is still pretty strong, although it’s usually stronger among the older crowd (as in everyone above the age of 25 – 30). And kids are going to want the violent videogames since that’s what appeals to them. It’s up to the parents to control (or limit) the access that kids have to games with T+ ratings. And yep, there are a lot of games created just for adults with an M rating, but there are also some with AO (Adults Only) ratings — Manhunt and Manhunt 2 are two of the most notable AO titles that comes to mind.

      Sorry if my comment seemed a bit jumbled — I might as well be a zombie right now!

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