Grand Theft Auto 5 has been released, but parents are being warned to ensure young children aren't playing it. Dr Michael Carr Gregg explains.
And young children shouldn't be playing this game, thats somthing everyone should support. but its the parent's job to make sure they don't.
The funny thing is Australia has rarely any murder by kids by guns that is.....
most countries outside the US rarely have any murders like that. Sad but true.
I love red haired Australian women!
PowerVR she seems to have blond hair, but you can see in her roots and her eyebrows that she originally was a brunette.
Exactly. This video was pretty poorly done, just as any violent video game news story is. I mean right around the two minute mark, Question: "Why do people enjoy grand theft auto?" Answer: " Well research from a university shows it's because it passes time, is relaxing, challenging, and fun" So they needed a university to produced the results that describe every video game ever made?
this video was extremely well done, much better than 99 percent of other news coverage. you dont know what youre talking about kiddo
You're right. I'm sorry man. I do find it kind of funny though that the guy with grammatical imperfections is calling the other a "kiddo."
The reporter could have been less judgmental towards gaming, but I do like how the psychiatrist said that the majority of gamers are over the age of 18 nowadays. Sadly, many people still believe that games are just a silly hobby for kids (which is probably why they buy games like GTA for their own children), so it's nice that he attempted to dispel that stereotype. Parents need to realize that just because something is called a "game" that doesn't mean it will be appropriate for their children. Many games aren't aimed at kids anymore, and most gamers are in their 20s (or older) anyway.
Seriously as a parent kids should not be playing this game and parents should not buy it for them like idiots. My kids cant even watch me play it or i'll switch too something more kid friendly.
When I'm looking at GTAV videos, I make my 2 boys leave the Den.
Nicole Kidman is a Aus news women? She's been in some very sexy R rated movies.
went to the midnight release, so many kids there with their parents. They have no one to blame but themselves.
Same. At the midnight release I went to, there were more parents buying the game for their kids than there were adults buying the game on their own. And some of the kids couldn't have been older than five or six. D:
That is just sad on so many levels. I rarely let my kids watch me play BF3. They have to catch me off guard.
And how many parents are still going to get Little Timmy this game when he asks for it? Too many...
The first parent is being played by her own kid lol If she thinks he's only going to be driving cars in the game then she needs her head examined. "It's not my cup of tea, I'd rather watch a replay of the 2008 grand final..doesn't float my boat" ... "mine neither" *cringe
That's what the Australian Classification Board and the Restricted (R18+) printed on the game is for.
And so it begins
I hate to hear children talking about killing people in GTA...Every country should warn the parents.
Unfortunately alotta parents will still get these game for their kids
american news shows should do this, as a few stories arose where they blamed games for kids killing people. it may help prevent it, or maybe parents/carers shouldnt be leaving guns around children.
hahah they should've put a parent on there like "ill let my kids play it, they arent stupid enough to act this shit out in the real world."
Amazing that one of the 'parents' actually said it was ok because her kid only plays the driving bits. Most of the others also appeared to think it was harmless..mind boggling.
Well, to be fair here, GTA 5 is an M rated game and received the highest certification all around the world, so it is obvious that every rating board agrees on the fact that the game is not suitable for children. I did play GTA 1 and 3 and all the other games when I was quite young myself, but if you respect the rating it's fair to say that children should not be playing GTA and that is what they are doing. But rating don't matter anyways anymore, they never did. CoD is M rated and about 80% of the players are under 17 (just my feeling) and even the developers know it when they want to sell you a camo by calling advertising it with the line 'get some swag with the new camo'. This is not a negative report, it's actually quite good when she describes it as an adult playground and mentions some of the other things that you can do and also the interviewed people and even the expert is not unfair and brings up a stupid cliché. This report is not negative as some other comments here suggest.
Today I saw a father buying his 11 years old son a copy GTA The sells guy tried to convince him that the game is for adults and he told him that he wanted the game for himself . after we went off the mall I saw him handing the game to his son! My conclusion is.. some parents are aware of that and they actually know that the game contains this kind of stuff but in the end the just say "well whatever its just a game after all".. and what the don't know the GTAV pushes the bars even farther then any parent can expect
Don't sell to kids and don't give it to kids... simple! Stupid parents.
parenting is now seen as being done by businesses instead of parents, its the medias job to parent, and now the videogame industry.
Well, they have a point. Young children shouldn't play any violent video game. It doesn't have to be GTA game at all.
There is only one thing I fear when people start complaining and that is government intervention. It always results in larger government, more censorship and more control. All because the parents are inept.
And that's all because parenthood has been denigrated thanks to the feminists and the government. They always saw parents as an impediment to their ability to control the kids.
Sad, but absolutely true. With the rise of no-fault divorce and crazy alimony laws, because of feminism, the government has become the bad parent and husband.
Free advertising! Why does the media act like it's a children's game that needs to be kept away from them? Rated R movies are accepted as adult material that is kept away from children. Why don't people see M rated games the same way?
These TV guys act like we are living in some 90's and poor kids can get mentally harmed for playing GTA5. Wake up already, nowadays kids smoke weed and watch pr0n and for them its normal.
Simply amazing. It never surprises me when the media makes such a predictable move like this. It never fails. Rated M video game is released, media warn parents (which parents should know this as basic knowledge like MPAA), stirs up the hornet's nest, and they rake in the revenue. All you have to do is see that pattern and then some nutjob goes out and shoots people. Then the media circle that story and blame video games for the horrific crime. Rinse and repeat.
No I disagree this was a very well done tv segment no raging just a general warning for parents wish we had some of that in the uk but all we get is boasting that it was made here (and it was the BBC) Today one of my sons mates (age 11) was fuming that his mother did`nt buy it while he was in school WTF! I will not get the chance to play this game for quite a few years because of the age of my kids.
hhmmmm Aussie gal.
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