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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 235d ago | news

Take-Two Says Blaming Games For Violence "Sidesteps The Real Issues"

After Louisiana sheriff's department says Grand Theft Auto IV may have played role in recent shooting, publisher speaks out. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto IV, Industry, Rockstar Games, Take-Two)

vishmarx  +   235d ago
violent people tend to play games BUT ITS DEFINITELY NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND.....
there are billions of gamers out there and its only stupid to blame all the worlds crime originating though gaems
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Mounce  +   235d ago
Do you even realize amongst that ignorance of yours, how much the Vikings of old played Grand Theft Viking?!

They became BRUTISH MONSTERS, Killing machines, they pillaged and raped villages because of violent games.
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3-4-5  +   235d ago
This year 500 million gamers did NOT commit an act of violence. = FACT

Maybe 10 did.

You don't change the rules for the dumb 1% who can't seem to do anything right and are basically useless people.

You educate the dumb and bring them up to speed, you don't dumb down everyone else.
MadMen  +   235d ago
100% Agree with TakeTwo.
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yeahokchief  +   235d ago
Thank you Take Two.

We all know it. They just don't want to admit it because they're making money off doing something that's allowing crazies to kill people. The only thing video games are guilty of is making people sink large amounts of time into not going outside and raising hell with all the bullshit going on right now.

Whole article is pointless because I DARE THEM TO SCREW WITH OUR GAMES. They'd make things 10x worse because you'd have more people out on the streets protesting freaking everything they are getting away with.

So they will just continue to use videogames as a scapegoat while ignoring movies and t.v. I love how a deep/fun game like Dragon's Crown gets criticized heavily by the media for its artwork yet we can have dumb sluts like hanna montanna whore out on public television and get showered in phony congratulations.

First off when you have a 8 year old kill his grandma I think the real question should be why the hell does an 8 year old have access to a firearm. My second question would be: how did a background check stop this type of incident?

C0mmon sense would say that gun owners should be required to PROVE they have an adequate way to LOCK UP their firearms so that they can't fall into the hands of those who did not purchase them. DEEET DEEE DEEE.
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WeAreLegion  +   235d ago
Issues:

Gangs.
Drugs.
Bad parenting.
Lack of understanding.
Bad social influences.
Bad lifestyles.
Not seeking help for issues.
Not seeking help for others' issues.
Bullying.
Not seeking help for those bullied and the bullies, themselves.
Abuse. (Verbal and physical)

Not issues:

Movies.
Books.
Music.
Video Games.
Sports. (Hockey, Football, and Rugby are all incredibly violent.)
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christian hour  +   235d ago
Pretty much. It's easier to cause a moral panic from something unrelated than it is to actually get to the core of the problem.

Every generation has had it's favourite form of entertainment used as a scapegoat at some point. It's all just history repeating itself, old scared conservative people afraid of something they don't understand and linking it to atrocities.

Don't want to bore people by going in to detail or listing every modern moral panic but for some quick reading there's a brief bit on Moral Panics here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Drakesfortune  +   235d ago
People always look for a excuse rather looking at the bigger picture...why are games to blame all the time? i only have to turn on the tv and you guarentee there is somethign on where a murder has taken place or guns are being showing and this is even before the watershed etc.

People who tend to kill have psychological problems...not because games make you want to kill....there are millions of gamers in the world therefore if games like gta where turning people into killers there would be hell of lot more people dead in the world...

how about countries/governments make it harder to get firearms etc instead of blaming games because it is easier.
gaelic_laoch  +   235d ago
Turn your channel to the news and see what is happening in Syria. You can explain to a child that games are not real but real life is much more cruel!

No gun should be within 5 miles of any child!
WeAreLegion  +   235d ago
My neighbor just had a kid. Do you want to buy a gun?
gaelic_laoch  +   235d ago
Nah I have a Shillelagh with nails in it for protection!
WeAreLegion  +   235d ago
No Shillelah with nails in it should be within 5 miles of any child!
christian hour  +   234d ago
We don't take kindly to irish stereotypes round nyhaaaar!

And everyone knows a true celtic warrior in this day and age is a Garda with a segway and a baton, maybe some pepper spray if he's risen through the ranks?
JunioRS101  +   235d ago
It's such an immature argument to make in the first place.

When is ONE single variable ever a root cause for any behavior? You know what I mean? The human mind can be so complex when trying to reverse engineer someone's motives.

Not the fault of video games, movies, or music either.

The fault is of the culture itself and the parents who bring their children into a violent world without properly teaching them how to navigate that world in a civilized, peaceful fashion.
bjmartynhak  +   235d ago
Surely,

One thing that I find really cool is how Vita owners are excited about Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway at the same time.

One has brutal melee kills and the other is super-cute!
WeAreLegion  +   235d ago
And what's not cute about the Helghast? Just look at Visari! He's basically a giant baby!

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/l_NH...
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Trago1337  +   235d ago
OH NO, there was a serious shooting with a lot of victims.

CLEARLY video games are the problem. -_-
hankmoody  +   235d ago
Someone should find out what games they were playing during the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition... and pretty much all of the B.C. years so we can know which company to point the finger at.
shadowmist13  +   235d ago
"Crazy" doesnt exist anymore...people who rape,steal,murder and commit other crimes who played videogames was influenced because they are crazy,I would spend hours on end killing and stealing on gta and hey im normal,and the law of under ten is crap,they shoulf send that child to a mental institution for a year or two because he is probably traumatized,whats this world coming to...
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