The Fine Brothers recently asked a group of elderly people to sit down and watch a trailer for the upcoming “Call of Duty: Black Ops II“. As I’m sure you can imagine, there were mixed reactions to the violent first-person shooter. However, it turns out not all old folks hate Call of Duty. In fact, one optimistic elder thinks it could be good way to teach kids the difference between real-world and virtual violence.
Not everyone was so convinced though. The video is not without some close-minded commentary regarding violence in video games… and a particular theater shooting. One of the more radical participants says Black ops II isn’t appropriate for kids or adults. Another went so far as to say Activision and Treyarch’s upcoming blockbuster could “train people to kill.”
Obviously the debate surrounding violence in video games will be going on for a long time to come, but, aside from the negativity, the video actually takes a pretty hilarious turn. For example, one man summed up his feelings on the trailer with a story about his children: “Whether or not this game is appropriate for a child to be playing is that particular child’s parents’ responsibility. My son had a BB gun when he was six. I made him promise when he got that BB gun never to shoot his sister. He never shot his sister. Quite frankly, I know his sister and that was a lot of self-control.”