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  Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
GTA causes GTA?
- Posted 3:48 PM By WaRMaN
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The local Panama City Florida's newspaper boasts a picture of a copy of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the Playstation 2, with the background filled with more stolen loot and the Panama City Sheriff.

Apparently, 2 youths (dont go "My Cousin Vinny" on me) went on a thieving rampage that covered 30 vehicles. They stole everything they could get their hands on, to include credit cards, which they used to purchase GTA:VC from a local store. The news states that the game caused these troubled youths to resort to crime. One thing that troubled me, was the fact that the newspaper stated that the youths purchased the game with stolen credit cards. This, to me, sounds like they were doin' the stealin' before they got the game.

What do you think? Even if this game did lead to their acts, thats 2 outta how many? Personally, i am sick of hearing that video games cause direct influence in younger peoples actions. I think the parents need to take a bigger responsibility in this situation. Parental non-involvement is truely the lead to youth demise. I just rented DOA:Extreme Beach Volleyball, and you will not see me on the beach tomorrow in a 2 piece playing in the sand. No mental pictures were intended :P
 

4 Comments Posted

#1 by KaiserRoll on Thursday, Jan 30 at 5:17 PM 
Well, theoretically it could be true that the game attracts those prone to stealing 
cars anyways.
#2 by PC_Creature on Thursday, Jan 30 at 8:59 PM It's Bull Shit...Ok...Porn maybe one thing, but Video Games? Get Real. I think Tripple XXX sets a real good example of what should happen with the dumb asses that think video games and movies are the sole problems of todays youth.
#3 by Squirre1 on Friday, Jan 31 at 7:18 AM Porn, Noooo.... Video Games, Noooo..... People will be the way they are. A good ass kickin from a parent is what is needed to get back into line... Look at all the stuff we play and I don't think we take out our agressions on people. Hell, my daughter watches House on Haunted Hill, OH MY GOD SHE IS GOING TO BECOME A KILLER... NOOOO... But anyway, people need to step up and take responsibility and quite blaming the world...
#4 by PC_Creature on Friday, Jan 31 at 6:07 PM rgr. I remember those good ass beatings...

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