Originally Posted by BMC9670
My 10 year old doesn't know whats in Black Ops or any war game... we don't own a video game system of any kind. Believe me, I'm on your side on the issue as a whole - but I think it's such a large issue that battles have to be picked (no pun intended) and this example is just very tame. There is not one gun in the ad, there are no dark or military colors, there is no aggressive headlines, etc. Now if the racquet was wielded like an AR15 and the headline said "mow down your competition", that's a different meaning and intention. I feel for you on your son's reaction, I'd be shocked if mine had said that and probably feel differently about the ad - different outlook I guess.
never owned a video game of any kind,,,,,,,you are in the minority,
flame thrower, bombs and dynamite sticks and rocket launchers are more violent than an AR15 which is a dressed (dark military color) up semi automatic, the ad said "SHAKE UP" another not so friendly term but rather more violent. you are right different outlook.