A group of probably parents are trying to BAN GTA, I know that youall think yeah right but there already going to congress and it looks like it'sgoing to be approved. There going to have a recall of all GTA games and if your found with one after the recall it's illegal. And it's all over North America!
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Theyíre not the greatest games in the world, but I did enjoy them. GTA III was quite revolutionary for the time, but that was only because of its (then) unsurpassed level of freedom.
But these day's, it's nothing new. GTA:VC, while fun, was just an extension of GTA III. A few tweaks here and there, but nothing major. It's all a huge game of trial and error.
I must have clocked up about 100 hours on all the GTA games put together. And I must say, I havenít killed anybody yet.
I've completed them all, and havenít felt the urge to steal a car, deliver drugs or kill anybody. Not once.................well, there was that one time when I seen a Dodge Viper parked outside my house.
They can't ban it in the US, freedom of speech. THere have been games in the past, Death Race, soley devoted to driving people of, old arcade game. Other things have had peopel try to ben them too, Death Race, Mk, "Nightshdae"(it has night in it though shade is probaly not 100% correct, an older member should know.
Australia has banned games though, the "nightshade" one and others i believe.
Originally posted by Cole A group of probably parents are trying to BAN GTA, I know that youall think yeah right but there already going to congress and it looks like it'sgoing to be approved. There going to have a recall of all GTA games and if your found with one after the recall it's illegal. And it's all over North America!
I'd stake my life and the life of my family that it won't be passed.
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Normally I'm a bit more neutral in the matter, but...
Cases such as this demonstrate gross false correlation. If I eat a lot of hotdogs, then go shoot up a bunch of cows, was it my thirst for grade-C cow meat that drove me to my crime? In the case of videogames, it's hard not to find a kid that doesn't play them, and given the sales stats for the GTA franchise, it's hard to find a teen that doesn't have at least some passing interest in it.
Basically people are scapegoating. Kids steal cars and shoot motorists. They blame the game developers to further the perception that they are ignorant to the nature of their crime, and thus don't qualify as dangerous offenders. The prosecution encourages such claims because it gives the relatives of the victims someone to sue.
Unfair stereotyping? Sure, but when you're accused of commiting murder, you're in a position to scapegoat everyone and everything, and games are very convenient thanks to their controversial nature in North America.
Kids have always stolen cars and shot other people. It's called youth crime. It existed long before videogames, and it'll exist long after. Videogames just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The issue of videogames being free speech is controversial, albeit noting that they've already been ruled exempt from such protection. It wasn't the judge's fault in the case, but rather a gross handling of the case by all parties involved. The industry has a really poor habit of shooting itself in the foot whenever called to trial, and the free speech issue has been no exception.
The real problem that games face is that they're consistently characterized either as contentless drivel (like board games), or by their more formal classification as real-time interactive simulations, a title that doesn't suggest a dependence on free speech for its realization. It doesn't help that the industry constantly fights to avoid the same sort of outside moderation and legislation that other forms of entertainment-based "free speech" are subject to. "Kids should be allowed to buy Grand Theft Auto without parental consent at Walmart" isn't the most convincing argument for the parental majority.
i know its not like you'll be playin the game and shoot a guy and steal his car then decide hey i think i'll go do that cuz he did it and got away. i mean come on its just a game.sure the incident sucks but the 2 guys got caught and were lookin for an excuse. no reason 2 ban the game.
moment of genius (if only the congress knew of my revelation):
crime is the lowest it's been in years. I feel the reason is because before video games, the way people would have fun was to go around and shoot people in the head/arm/body/leg/etc/eye. Now that people have violent video games, they can vent all their violent (fun) rage through a small controller (with rumble features). If you were to recall such a game, you would see increased murder/theft/eye shooting.
Thus has ended my moment of genius.
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