GP writes: "The attorney general of Rhode Island has warned parents about the mature content in Grand Theft Auto IV, according to Legal Newswire."
parents dont buy your kids GTA4. be good parents, buy them books and stuff so they can go to college get stoned and waste there days playing GTA6
well...it's not like he's outwardly condemning and blaming gta4. just saying that parents should take note of the content for their kids. which is what jack thompson should be doing instead of being a d!ckhead.
That guy looks like an idiot who plays GTA IV 24/7. The Genius has spoken.
I say good for him. Some parents are so GD clueless, it's pathetic. At least this way it's getting some attention. I don't believe that it should be in the hands of youngsters. Sorry kids. I just hope he put it in its proper context.
agreed. my point exactly
Well, that's good. Parent's need to start knowing more about games, and stop blaming games for problems. And, at least he is doing this and not pulling a Jerk Thompson..
so parents cant read signs anymore? you know the big sign which says MATURE
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It's always easier for parents to blame the entire world for what their kids do. They seem to forget that the responsibility is purely theirs...
I love this line "Also, retailers and salespeople have a responsibility to better inform parents". It funny how no one wants to take any responsibility at all for their kids or raising them. They just want TV, Video games and governemnt to do it for them. Then b*tch about whats on tv and in video games. All they have to do is take 5 sec to read the rating but even that seem to be to much parenting to do now a days.
Damn, u guys should have really reported me for the image! :P JK my fault :P
...but the game is made for legal adults.... Makes no sense. Why not a warning about porno, guns, or rated R Hollywood movies instead? Stupid non-gaming morons.
... and how you have parented so far. Some kids are already taught values, respect, the difference between right and wrong, reality and entertainment, etc. A normal, rational, sane, 14 year old could play a game like this and NOT turn into a psychotic lunatic. That sounds amazing to some, but it's true!!!! (!) Just like some 25 year old can play this game, and react to it badly, because of already having the wrong values etc. So it's not just the job of a parent to look at the content of the game, but more importantly, to look at their own kid, and make a fair assesment. I'm not saying 8 year olds should play this game, but 12+ I feel it just really depends on the kid and the kind of person he/she is. That's the task of the parents to decide if their kid can enjoy the game without being influenced negatively by it. edit: we need to get past the idea that kids are 'stupid'. Some are, many arent. It's more a question of how they've been raised. TBH, I feel very often kids are SMARTER than adults on many subjects. Just ask them how they feel about war, about poverty, about racisme, etc. Usually, they just think 'simple', and in many cases, 'simple' is best because it makes it very clear what is right and what is wrong, and so you can focus on actually fixing the problems at hand. Many adults, when they grow older and 'wiser', cloud their judgement with 'details'.
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