It would seem Call of Duty multiplayer has become an area of reckless abandonment toward other players’ moms. Apparently, a certain cohort of players are not able to play unless they include a derogatory remark about the size, sexual dealings, or stupidity of others’ moms. What has become even more frustrating about the multiplayer voice chat is hearing the voices of these mom-insulting players and realizing their journey through puberty has yet to begin. What kind of parent allows their pre-pubescent child play a game such as Call of Duty anyway? How negligent does one have to be in order to allow a child to play a game with these adult themes? It would seem these children are merely mimicking the absentminded desertion of their parents. Monkey see. Monkey do.
It is rather distasteful to say the least. More than that though, it is a major turn off for players who enjoy Call of Duty and participate for recreational purposes. Perhaps, a little understanding can appease these frustrated players, or not. Still, one must wonder, “Why do some players resort to name-calling?” Well, Call of Duty game play can increase adrenaline in people and thus cause frustration and other strong emotions to emerge. Adult players are certainly well suited to handle this heightened level of emotion. A child is not. Thus, the resulting actions from an amplified emotional state leads to name-calling, finger-pointing, and “na-na-na-na poo poos”. Simply put, children act as children do because they are children.
Whatever the reason, the fact remains. Children playing Call of Duty can ruin the game-play experience for other recreational players. Consequently, the Entertainment Software Rating Board has attempted to help improve this nagging happenstance. However, when parents become neglectful and make purchases for the child, the ESRB’s attempt to keep “M” rated games out of children’s hands become null and void. So the question must be asked. Why don’t the console makers develop a way for their subscribers to be required to report their age? Moreover, use the information about their members' age to implement a firewall on their system servers. Thus, providing extra limitation on whom is allowed to access online play through their online service. Seems like a good idea, right? Seemingly, with the ESRB’s rating system and the console’s service limitations working together, perhaps putting up with the annoying little brats who ruin online gameplay can be a thing of the past.