• New Mobile Phone Game Lets Kids Run Drug Cartel

    by  • July 20, 2016 • Other • 1 Comment

    A new game makes a playable hero of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

    The new mobile cellphone game called “Narcos: Cartel Wars,” a merchandizing tie-in of the explicit Netflix original TV series Narcos, will allow players – including children – to play the part of a murderous “up-and-coming cartel lieutenant”, with the goal of becoming a drug kingpin “through connections and displays of power.”

    The game is designed to reflect the plot of the TV show, which follows the career of the real-life drug boss Pablo Escobar. Concerns about the game were raised by PTC President Tim Winter, in an interview with the New York Daily News.

    “It’s a natural evolution in marketing, but there are concerns when age-inappropriate entertainment and content is uniquely marketed to children. The greatest concern is the lack of regulation when it comes to downloading age-appropriate content through smart phones. So many games at game stores and places like that are rightly rated Mature, which means children have to have a parent or an adult with them if they want to buy it; but the same cannot be said for downloading mobile apps. It’s another thing parents definitely have to monitor,” Winter said.



    One Response to New Mobile Phone Game Lets Kids Run Drug Cartel

    1. ert
      July 30, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Even if there was a way to guarantee that children would be unable to play this game, this game should not exist.
      Dealing drugs is a crime no matter how old you are.

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