Submitted by armour1997 273d ago | news

OFFICIAL: All crime that happened in mid-September was GTA V's fault

At least, that seems to be what a new article from The Daily Mail is implying. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

HammadTheBeast  +   273d ago
Seems legit.
zeal0us  +   273d ago
Well I did punch my neighbors Chihuahua back in mid-October and I blame BF4 for it.
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Beastforlifenoob  +   273d ago
The thing that has killed more of human kind then any other is religion through crusades, hat crimes wars and terrorists (taliban, KKK, al qaeda and numerous others). Instead of focusing so much on restricting/banning video games let us try and scrutinize the way in which religion has deformed from its original purpouse (which was a good set of morals)

Dont Restrict games, restrict the Holy Book (im only using his/her logic for this as I believe in Free speech and transmission, but im setting a completely valid example)
mpnothanks  +   273d ago
Hat crimes. Ha.

I got a good chuckle outta that too. lol Hat crimes, hat on hat violence Dx What is the world coming too when we can't even trust hats?? D:
hay  +   273d ago
I was once blamed for killing Jesus Christ. Does that mean I was playing too much Terminator or Chrono Trigger?
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Derpy  +   272d ago
You logic is flawed. Those things where done because of greed and hate by people hiding behind religion. Even if there was no religions, people would still kill because of hate and greed. Hitler was an atheist and an anti-religious bigot and it didn't stop him from starting wars and killing millions.

And while I'm not a fan of Grand Theft Auto and have no desire to defend it, anyone who committed crimes this month would most likely have done so even if the game never existed.
TheDevKit  +   272d ago
Also the mass indoctrination and brainwashing.
Metallox  +   273d ago
What a joke.
Beastforlifenoob  +   273d ago
I played fifa once, oh by the way my name is Pele.

One of my friends who played Mafia 2 was called alcapone heard he was a bit violent.

One of my friends played red dead redemption his name was billy th kid.

One of my friends played Skyrim, became a vicious blood seeking orc who stole peoples sweetrolls and shot arrows in people's knees.

One of my friends played Uncharted 3 became a vicious explorer who killed tonnes and eventually found the mystical El Dorado treasures.

One of my friends played Leiusre suit larry, he became a sex offender.

Woah All of my friends who have played these games are exaclty like that arent they?
Snookies12  +   273d ago
A joke is supposed to be funny though... This is just lame lol.
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The_Sneauxman  +   273d ago
I guess GTA is also to blame for the Dark Ages and the rise of the Roman Empire... Who knew!?
Beastforlifenoob  +   273d ago
No that was Ryse: Son of rome and also Civilization V.
Pintheshadows  +   273d ago
The worst thing about this article is that I just discovered via the comments on MCV that the Dandy no longer exists. I blame The Daily Mail for that.
Klonopin  +   273d ago
......Nothing to see here folks......Move along......
kalebninja  +   273d ago
dumb..but gta has caused crimes though (dnt say dont blame the game cause its the game that inspires the person)
Audiggity  +   273d ago
Cool, so, what about music, movies, books, tv shows, comics, other news stories? Where do you draw the line?

GTA doesn't "cause" crimes. Just like guns don't "cause" injury. People need to be held accountable for their actions - no matter what their scapegoat of choice is.

If a message in the game appeared and said "By conducting an actual armed robbery in a bank in real life, we will reward you by making you appear the first DLC released for GTAV"

Then maybe you would have a point.
ginsunuva  +   273d ago
People are responsible for their actions.
But we all know, unfortunately, violent media influences the feeble-minded (aka a huge percentage of people) and can spur them (not entirely cause them) to do unwanted actions.

So in order to protect ourselves(the more intelligent beings), we need to make sure the feeble-minded do not get pushed too far by this type of media (games, movies, etc).
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Dfooster  +   273d ago
Just ignore them. It will be some 50+ year old bloke who thinks gaming is for children and therefore cannot be compared or held in the same regard as other forms of entertainment. Once everyone over the age of 50 dies or has no influence on society anymore, (so in the next 15 years or so) that's when gaming will be accepted amongst everyone as a viable form of entertainment.
kalebninja  +   272d ago
are you that really ignorant? its one thing to hear,read,and see something but in a game your actually making it happen and i really hate when people say guns dont kill people...they were MADE to kill people and just a few months ago there was a story bout a kid that shot his grandmother right after play gta...im pretty sure it was the game that made him think it was alright
Seafort  +   272d ago
@kalebninja And who pulled the trigger? The gun or the human behind the gun?

You do realise the gun is an inanimate object just like a knife, club or any weapon you can think of?

How old was this influential kid? Below 18 years of age I guess who shouldn't be playing GTA in the first place? I bet the kid would have done the same thing if he was reading a violent comic book rather than a 18 rated videogame.

Videogames are just the scapegoat for the last 2-3 decades like books, movies and comics were before that.

It's just society placing blame on an easy target because of it's incompetence and failure to adapt to change.
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Audiggity  +   272d ago
@Seafort - You are correct sir!

"It's just society placing blame on an easy target because of it's incompetence and failure to adapt to change."

Not only is society unable to adapt to change, but, it is unable to take responsibility for anything. Parents are upset that their children watch too much TV. Play too many games. Watch too many violent movies... Guess what!? They are YOUR children, attempt to parent once in awhile and maybe you won't be so upset!

Drop em' off and daycare, plop them in front of the TV, buy them whatever game stops them from crying... then, without acknowledging ANY of their own actions which were all done in the interest of convenience - it is always someone else's fault.

I quit my job and started my own company to spend more time with my son and raise him properly. I play GTAV. He knows he can't play the Xbox. Hell, he doesn't even watch TV for more than an hour a week.

Excuses, excuses, excuses. It's the American way. Perhaps we'll move.
Koyes  +   272d ago
Please dig a hole and lie in it.. forever
Audiggity  +   273d ago
Wait... does this let me get out of speeding tickets too?

Me: "Ummm, well, officer, I had played GTA V the other night - so, I'm not really sure what you were expecting here. I mean, at least I was on the right side of the road! I wasn't even tossing grenades out the window or anything... it's not like there are any active bounties at the moment. I didn't even consider stealing your car!"

Officer: "Those damn games. Thanks for your honesty, it's clearly not YOUR fault that you were speeding. I'll be sending your ticket directly to the Rockstar"
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EverydayGuy  +   273d ago
Millions of people play GTA, you don't see millions of crimes taking place. We are shown violence through all forms of media everyday. Removing GTA will not fix the problem, parents need to take responsibility for their negligence.
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Bobertt  +   273d ago
Interestingly a few weeks ago new york had a rare week where no one died. I think its cause all the criminals were busy playing GTA Online.
Soldierone  +   273d ago
Might as well blame it for crashing the Obamacare website while we are at it. And the government shut down. And morons being voted into office.
Lucreto  +   273d ago
Who believes the Daily Fail anyway?
It is just a tabloid.
Max-Zorin  +   273d ago
Might as well blame Grand Theft Auto for the U.S. electing Bush twice.
one2thr  +   272d ago
Funny story: When I was in the 5th grade, my school had set up a mock presidential election... Long story short Gore won by about or even more than 73% of the school votes and thats from, I remember it being in the high 90 percentile of students/children(including myself), Bush and the other guys' percentage was made up from the votes from the teachers and a few students(stragglers) as well...

And we (the students) were shocked to see that Gore lost...
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Dfooster  +   273d ago
The harsh reality of it is that it probably prevented crime in mid September rather than increased it. I don't want to stereotype people but judging by some of the delinquents queuing up at midnight launch id say the daily mail are talking out of their @rses.
kalebninja  +   272d ago
prevented? people were stabbed and robbed for the game...
Audiggity  +   272d ago
Dude, I think you are on the wrong website...

You want FoxNews.com
MyWordIsGospel  +   272d ago
The daily mail moved on from horror movies aka childs play as the evil of all society, now it's everyone's favorite medium to kill time : the evil video game industry.

Well done daily heil for spreading further hate into naive people pysche
Ghostdogg  +   272d ago
How is it the fault of a game that people can't control themselves?
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