Grand Theft Auto 5 Publisher Responds to Shooting Incident Involving Minor

Posted By | On 27th, Aug. 2013 Under News


gta5screen
Recently, an eight year old was involved in shooting his 87-year old grandmother. This occurred, according to authorities, after the minor had played Grand Theft Auto IV and was apparently influenced by the events that happened in-game. As is per the norm, it didn’t take long for the mainstream media to jump on the bandwagon and once again blame video games for causing violence in the youth and yada yada.

Publisher Take Two Interactivee has issued a response to CNN regarding the link between the crime and the minor playing GTA IV. “Ascribing a connection to entertainment – a theory that has been disproven repeatedly by multiple independent studies – both minimizes this moment and sidesteps the real issues at hand.”

The minor, for his part, won’t be charged with the crime since under Louisiana law, no one under the age of ten can be charged with criminal responsibility. And video games are apparently the problem here?


Awesome Stuff that you might be interested in

  • Rasheed Jackson

    Real Issues:
    1. Why was there a loaded weapon lying around for a kid that age to be able to get his hands on?
    2. Why was an 8 year old allowed to play a game that is rated “M”? Kids have a tendency to replicate things they see. People know that games like GTA include a high level of violence and profanity. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE RATED “M” FOR MATURE AND SHOULD ONLY BE PLAYED BY ADULTS! You run the risk of introducing you kids to this stuff st a young age when you ENABLE then to play these adult games.

    No one should have to die like that. I feel for that kids grandmother. I really do but parents should be more RESPONSIBLE about what they let their kids play and have access to. I just hate that morons instantly ignore the REAL issues at hand and automatically point at the games.

    • Gorgon Lazardda Numther

      Video games are made for children though.
      They’re video games? Always have and always will be for children only. So why is there this insidious trend of putting adult content in children’s video games that are intended for children? We should feel safe knowing children’s video games are free of adult content, otherwise how can we trust them to babysit our kids?

    • Rasheed Jackson

      Not EVERY video game is for children. They are targeted at all audiences and that why we have the ESRB rating system to point out what is appropriate for who. Adult content is OBVIOUSLY FOR ADULT GAMES. NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN.

    • Gorgon Lazardda Numther

      Clearly you interpreted my joke as legitimate idiocy. I’m proud of myself for that one.

    • Rasheed Jackson

      I realized it was a joke after reading your previous comments. This would come out as idiocy or a troll without some kind of indication that it’s not.

    • Gorgon Lazardda Numther

      I just think the whole thing is a joke, i’m sick of the mindset of blame the media, not the parents. It solves nothing.

    • Rasheed Jackson

      I second this.


 

Copyright © 2009-2015 GamingBolt.com. All Rights Reserved.