Paulie plays Counter-Strike religiously everyday, so it was no surprise when Svet took interest in it and started requesting that she be allowed to play it. Yes, she can pronounce the game title quite clearly so we know exactly what she's asking for. Boggles the mind, when she can't even say simpler words properly. Now before any parent overreacts and gives me an earful about the violence that the game might instill on Svet's young mind, let me just say that she is not interested in firing bullets nor using any of the weapons in there at all. What does she do then?
She's just content in controlling the character and letting it roam around the map. Paulie doesn't leave her side when she's playing, and makes sure the settings are as child-friendly as he can make it. There was one time, when an enemy was immediately in front of her with its back on her, and she just screamed "There it is!" (she calls people "it") and ran to the opposite side of the map. So you see, no violence at all. Just pure fun. I just hope that she loses interest in the game before she discovers that you can actually kill people in it. If she doesn't switch to another game anytime soon, I will have to uninstall the game on Paulie's computer. Two people will be sad if that happens. Svet and Paulie both. LOL.