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GTA IV feels police heat

A spokesman for the police department in Calgary has expressed "grave concern" over the impending release of Grand Theft Auto IV. He said parents have to be aware of what children watch or games they play:

"In some cases, those very games may be training grounds for people to commit criminal activity," Brookwell said.

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pwnsause3766d ago

wow, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA, "In some cases, those very games may be training grounds for people to commit criminal activity," obviously you havent played a game before to say that.

LostChild3766d ago

All this time I thought bad parenting was a training ground for people to commit criminal activities. Plus, the last time I check, criminal activities were being committed before video games were even invented.

He is correct about parent's (not any else) so be aware of what their children are playing. Some games are not meant for young kids to be played, especially games geared more toward adults. 17+ and older.

Xanj3766d ago

All these Jack Thomsons out there need to stop saying that video games are "crime trainers" & "murder simulators", and just stick to encouraging parents to better filter what their kids are playing.

The problem is obviously with the parents. not the games. If a kid is playing a game rated M, it is usually the parent's fault for allowing them to have it in the first place.

Torch3766d ago (Edited 3766d ago )

these guys haven't seen the PSN game, Pain!

"In some cases, those very games may be training grounds for people to catapult themselves into large, random objects." Brookwell said.

Hogwash. Direct your kids, and they'll know better.

All this B.S. has me yearning for a quick dose of blood-splattering.

Unreal Tournament III, anyone?...Argh!!!!!!...forget it...one of my kids just woke up screaming...back to run-of-the-mill, sterile and proper "Parenting." <sigh!>

Kens3766d ago

As a sales person myself, I must say I was really disappointed with parents buying 18 + games to children. I obviously warn them about it but that say it's "ok"

I mean come on...

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