MTV Multiplayer writes: ""Grand Theft Auto IV," like its predecessors, is rated "M" for "Mature." That means that the game's content is only "suitable for persons ages 17 and older."
But we all know that won't prevent everyone under 17 from getting their hands on the game.
I recently talked to three teenagers who have owned and played "GTA" since well before the age of 17 - with and without their parents' permission - about their past experiences with "GTA" games.
One 15 year-old told me his parents don't allow him to play M-rated games without their approval, and "GTA" is strictly off-limits. However, he acquired "San Andreas" though a game-trading website, and they don't know he's been playing it:"