Usually I use this Tuesday “Game On!” post to tell you about a new family-friendly video game that has arrived in stores or available for download. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is NOT a family-friendly game, however, it is one of the most talked about games of the season so I want to make sure that parents and care-givers know what it is before buying it for any of the kids in their lives.
I have to start by saying that this is an awesome game… for it’s intended age group, which according to the ESRB is 17 and older. The game is an intense war simulation game where players enter World War 3 and fight through an Online combat arena. This first-person shooter awards players for killing enemies and as you might expect, it is violent, somewhat gory, has occasional drug references and is filled with strong language (not to mention the trash-talking done by other players Online).
Adults will have to decide for themselves if this game is ok for kids under the age of 17 to play. Personally, I’d let my nephews play if they were teenagers (they aren’t yet) and were playing with me so that I could keep an eye on what was happening. In addition to the console and PC version of the game, there is also a Nintendo DS version that is rated T for teen.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, from Activision, is available today for all current generation game consoles, PC and DS. The console and PC version cost $49.99 and the DS version is $29.99.