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.

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vishmarx1700d ago (Edited 1700d 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

Mounce1700d ago (Edited 1700d 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.

3-4-51700d 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.

MadMen1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

100% Agree with TakeTwo.

yeahokchief1700d ago (Edited 1700d 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.

WeAreLegion1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )


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

Not issues:

Video Games.
Sports. (Hockey, Football, and Rugby are all incredibly violent.)

christian hour1700d 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

Drakesfortune1700d 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.

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