Today I decided to take a look around my news sources, and alas I found that news containing "Grand Theft Auto" was posted almost every hour. I was rather surprised by what I found. Here is a selection of snippets from various articles.
|During a public hearing, Love held up a held up a copy of the popular game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in which a character named CJ goes on a barrage of shootings, heists and dalliances with prostitutes. - Source|
No he doesn't. The person playing GTA can choose to move CJ and chooses what CJ does, using the controller. CJ himself does not do anything. CJ can be a very civil citizen if the controller is in the hands of a person who wants CJ to be a civil citizen. Now in movies, which are completely different, a person cannot choose anything, and there a character named CJ might indeed go "on a barrage of shootings, heists and dalliances with prostitutes." In a video game however, CJ cannot do that unless the player wants to.
|'Kids these days ... are wasting their spare hours ... with immoral trash like "Grand Theft Auto." As Sen. Hillary Clinton explained last week at a forum hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, "They're playing a game that encourages them to have sex with prostitutes and then murder them." - Source|
Hilarious Hillary. At this point I would like to quote my friend and fellow webmaster here at GTANet: "You know I've played through that game twice now, and I've never ONCE picked up a hooker! Nobody does. It's just one of those small things that some people do when they're bored." Don't they just love to go on about the prostitutes? For heavens sake! I've played all three games in the franchise and I can safely say that the game is NOT about encouraging players to have sex with prostitutes and then murder them. A game encouraging such a thing does not exist.
|As criminal Tommy Vercetti in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City," players roam 1980s Miami killing, stealing and hiring hookers in search of drug money. - Source|
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? GTA Vice was NOT about "roaming Miami," killing hookers in search of drug money. You weren't searching for anything. You were performing jobs for the underground and earning money. "Killing, stealing and hiring" hookers did not take place. There even is no stealing hookers in the game. The day that these people will play GTA and stop talking out of their backsides will be the day that I calmly sit on my couch and lay an egg.
Have a nice day.