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Father allows son to play Call of long as he doesn't violate the Geneva Convention

by rawmeatcowboy
22 February 2009
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[My son Evan’s] latest favourite game is Call of Duty - which he plays on-line with his friends. Evan’s wanting to play C of D was something of a challenge for us. It’s rated T and he’s only just a teenager and point and shoot first person games worry me some.

Evan is relentlessly reasonable sometimes — he outlined why he wanted to play the game and he was pretty upfront why he knew my “parent-sense” would start tingling. So I had to be reasonable too…

I asked Evan to google the Geneva Convention. Then he had to read it and then we had to discuss it. This we did. So the deal is that Evan has to fight according to the rules of the Geneva Convention. If his team-mates violate the Convention then play stops and Call of Duty goes away for a while. - Hugh Spencer, writer

I think the kid weaseled his way into a solution that worked for him. How many times do matters of the Geneva Convention actually come into play during Call of Duty?