Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Play These Video Games

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Mature ratings on boxes don’t stop kids under 18 from being exposed to violent video games they’re not intended to see, much less play. But, it happens all the time. For these titles, however, a little more vigilance may be in order. It may take a little effort, and kids may not understand why you’re being so strict. But, for the immature mind, it may make the difference between raising a Saint – or a Sinner…

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Naughty Bear

At first glance, the Mature rating and plush Teddy Bear characters might seem harmless enough to the older teen. The lack of gore shouldn’t fool you though. These are not the cuddly buddies you want your younger child clutching before falling off to nightmare plagued sleep. Visiting a petting zoo is a better way to ensure your kids get a good night’s rest…
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Mafia II

You probably don’t want to sit down with your older teen and watch the Sopranos, unless maybe it’s the A&E version. Mafia II tells a similar, bloodier tale, but with a feel that reinforces what we all know in the back of our minds: Some of the worst killers dress in the finest gabardine. Expose the young’uns to Alger before they discover Puzo…
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Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

This video game appeals to consenting adults who appreciate characters with no redeeming values whatsoever. The maniacs of the title are not on any heroic quest, and there’s only one lesson learned: Nobody’s safe from these mad dogs, from fellow psychopaths to Mary, who’s just about to close up the library. If you want your kids to learn from a true a buddy team, make sure their grounded on Hope and Crosby first…
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Halo: Reach

The object of this futuristic game is nothing less than the rescue of humanity from the clutches of aliens bent on digging up ancient secrets that will only make their job easier. What sets this title apart is the end game: Only the player’s ultimate sacrifice will ensure our world survives past the 2550s or so. Bring the kids to a planetarium instead and leave suicide to the pros…
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Dead Rising 2

The twist in this zombie apocalyptic nightmare are the crazy weapons used to mow down the Undead. Why just put a bullet through the frontal lobe when you can cut off the whole head with a handlebar chainsaw affixed to your souped-up ATK Intimidator? Take the kids out for a tandem bike ride instead…
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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

15th century Rome was the setting for the beginning of the Renaissance and the first halting steps towards the Age Of Enlightenment. What the history books don’t teach is that it was also a time of bloody, hand-to-hand combat that just predates the era of the gun. And long before forensics, the bane of every hired killer. The game relies on the fact that most murders in history remain unsolved and human life is cheap. Better to teach the kids Greensleeves on the harpsichord…
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Fallout: New Vegas

In this post-apocalyptic scenario, what stays in Vegas are the kind of mutations addicted to mushrooms. The cloud kind. The violence is futuristic, intense and extremely fast-paced. Except for the unique “slow-motion” sniper-scope angle that focuses on any part of your victim’s body, allowing extremely graphic playbacks that can be slowly savored, over and over. Better the kiddies learn a few simple, sleight-of-hand card tricks instead…
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Call of Duty: Black Ops

A history lesson in extreme violence, COD: Black Ops warps through the Cold War Era, leaving a trail of bloody bodies from Vietnam to the old Soviet Union. Social Studies must have skipped this historic narrative, along with the particularly violent “Ragdoll” effect, which keeps a body upright while it’s pumped full of high-powered ammunition. Teach the kids juggling instead…
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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow

Parents may see this title and think back to their own days of wasting hour after hour on a breakthrough game that amounted to nothing more than a darker, more mystical flip-side to the lighter hearted Super Mario Bros. But, 30 years later, the Castlevania series takes the Gothic horror to an extremely bloody 3D world renowned for its fantastic realism. Have the kids bone up on their Grimm Brothers instead. This ain’t your baby daddy’s side-scrolling classic…
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