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27% of UK Parents Would Let Their Underage Child Play Grand Theft Auto V

More than one-in-four UK parents would let their underage children play the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto V, despite warnings and certification advising against. That’s according to a new survey, in which more than five hundreds parents participated with worrying conclusions drawn.

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ape0071546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

hmmm i was 9-10 when i played turok, turok 2, duke nukem, doom 64 and even younger when i played Mortal kombat on snes , everything was ok and more, honestly, part of learning to be good is from seeing the bad, recognize it, understand its bad influence and avoiding it

so bad stuff have implicit benefits for us

xHeavYx1546d ago

I remember playing Mortal Kombat trilogy with my mom, I didn't end up spearing people or removing their heads with the spine

Anthotis1546d ago

I bought GTA 3 when i was 16. I've yet to get involved with the mafia, steal cars or kick old ladies to death.

roadkillers1545d ago

All those game are easy to explain to people. Grand Theft Auto isn't. Killing monsters is overlooked when there are people being killed. To me people don't understand a game like GTA, it's not about killing people. It is about doing what you want to do...

Want to do some mad tricks in the streets, do it in GTA without any worries. Want to have a "Bad Boys" cop chase, do it in GTA without putting anyone at risk. GTA is rare fun that is still left in the games industry.

ZBlacktt1546d ago

Wow, 27% is very low. Maybe those parents should look at what their kids already have. As many games long been out all have mature content in some form. So chances are they are more then aware already.

n4rc1546d ago

I'd let my kids play it... Because I would make sure I'm not raising a moron that thinks a video game is real life..

Watch the news.. Its more disturbing that running over an animated hooker..

slazer1011546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

I can't believe I'm actually agreeing with you, but well said.

Hellsvacancy1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

I let my 5 year daughter play Red Dead Redemption, she loves it, she doesn't shoot anyone, she just rides around on a horse, I've even caught her playing Mafia 2 recently, again she just drives around, she even tries really hard to avoid running people over

If I ever saw her gunning people down i'd put a stop to it, she mostly plays indie games like Journey, Fat Princess and Thomas Was Alone, my child is rather grown up for her age, and shes really excited MineCraft is coming to Playstation

manchesterman221546d ago

the kids in the uk arent brought up as kill happy and violent as american kids though, and we cant easily access guns

slazer1011546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

Way to stereo type. I'm an American and I teach my kids the exact opposite of your stupid comment. Also American kids do not have easy access to guns.

O.T. I see nothing wrong letting kids play GTA. What it boils down to is the parents being vigilant in teaching what is right and wrong and being proactive in what there kids are doing. Teaching them that what happens in a video game is not real and that's not how you act in the real world. JMHO.

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