I don’t know why I am talking about GTA so much. Maybe because it’s such a fun game. Anyway…
Reading this article made crack a smile of amusement.
“A training film for mass murderers”
Yes, that is what it is. According to this article the statement was made by a Miami attorney by the name of Barry Silver. That is something that only an Attorney would say. Okay, and maybe preachers, politicians, and bored housewives. I digress: By that same statement, does that mean Tony Hawk Underground teaches kids how to become professional skateboarders? Is the kid going to go out, buy a skateboard, and immediately to a 720 switch kickflip to one-footed nose manual to 900 stalefish over a building?
If a kid kills someone, or someones, then he is a screwed up kid. I do find it ridiculous that people feel compelled to blame an inanimate string of one and zeros for thing for a kid’s actions.
Other dangerous things that might make kids do stuff
Watching a comedy will make a kid funnier.
Listening to country music will make a kid drink and lose his wife.
Watching a presidential debate will make a kid learn how to waste a good number of hours spewing bullshit rhetoric?
Walmart and GTA
GTA is an excessively violent game. That’s part of it’s appeal, and part of the reason folks like to freak out. I’d never mistake it for a happy game about puppies and lemurs. You’re fooling yourself if you don’t recognize how brutally violent it is.
However, when a company routinely bans artists from selling CDs due to it’s family positive image, stops selling magazines that might mention the word sex and show a bikini, then in turn sells a violent game intended for adults, isn’t that a bit hypocritical?
Walmart: The big box Goliath of lumbering contradiction in a concentrated form.
God bless it.