Thursday, April 20, 2006
GTA made me do it
More on the evil influence of video games: An 8-year old boy steals his teachers car after playing GTA. Makes you laugh, until you start wondering how an 8-year old gets hold of a Grand Theft Auto game, which is rated "M" for a mature audience ages 17 and older. GTA San Andreas is even rated "AO", adults only, although that is due to the "hot coffee" mod that opens up a secret sex scene in the game.
I played GTA Vice City. I liked it, but no way would I let a small boy play that game. You don't need to be an expert in video games to read the rating on the box, and look a 5 minutes of gameplay to find out that this game is unsuitable for small children. If parents totally neglect their children and don't take the least bit of interest in what they are doing, the children might well end up as criminals, with or without GTA.