• 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.

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    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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