Since the launch of Grand Theft Auto V over 20 million hard working call girls servicing the Los Santos and Blaine County have been victims of senseless hate crimes.
This should be an appeal to me instead of Rockstar, knowing how many prostitutes I have killed on GTA 5. So what should Rockstar do in this scenario? Remove prositutes altogether in an adult rated open world game? Give them an invincibility buff? What are you on about? "Although my appeal is of a satire nature, it should by no means be taking lightly. Millions of young girls usually from the age of 14 are forced into prostitution and ...." Err I don't know whether to take this seriously. Shouldn't there be an appeal to stop killing period as opposed to specifically singling out prostitutes? I mean how many of the following are killed or abused? * Homeless people * Old people * Poor people I think my advice to the author is, stop playing this game if you're going to nit-pick to this degree. It obviously isn't made for you and your heightened sensitivity.
Didn't rockstar say they were going to disable this feature, due to the level of complaints. "If players have paid for a little mclovin then they should consider that money well spent with no money back guarantee." Hell no! I want my mclovin and my money back damn it.
Do what you must and sleep well at night. As far as the killing of the prostitutes, just remember...they deserve it. Do I really need to add /s? They're video game characters. Get over it. If you have an issue with imaginary characters dying then you have bigger problems than those in a video game. Sites such as ps4.sx are just one more example of idiots with a platform interfering with a gamer's hobby. Shut up. Just shut up. You do not speak for the gaming public. Like any so called game journalist you only speak for your bloated ego. If you do not like the killing then do not do it. Better yet, do not buy the game. Just why are you killing them? Is your dog telling you to do it? Is he possessed by a 5,000 year old demon? Are you taking messages from Hotline Miami into GTA? You have some issues. Get help. It isn't GTA, its you...you imbecile. Regardless of your decision, shut your piehole and butt the hell out of our hobby...stop ruining our games with your "this isn't made specifically for me" attitude.
@morganfell ...yeh I especially hate people who say fps's are violent. To anyone who's never played a competitive multiplayer game, it's no different than a game of basketball or football. You want to win. I never start a game thinking "I'm going to murder these soldiers and that's I want it to mean as I play." ...but again I a mature well balanced individual like millions of other players out there. You don't denounce an entire group for the few psycopaths that spring up and take this stuff literal.
"Now some would quickly argue that this is just after all a game, but I disagree as there are some very serious psychological implications to consider. People who do this may also start to place such similar values on women who partake in this sort of illegal activities in real life." If you are, in any shape or form, actually believe this, then you are also basically supporting the notion that videogames turn people into murderers or psychopaths... Which, as we all know, is bullshit. Also; whoever wrote this article needs to reevaluate their priorities immediately.
Another White Knight article by some fool trying to get cool point kudos by being politically correct and telling gamers what they should or should not be playing. The GTA games are not about being politically correct, in fact they are deliberately not. It's like the film reviewers who criticise Tarantino films for having violence and using certain words. If you don't like it don't watch it! I'm adult, in the real world I try and treat everyone with respect regardless of race or gender. But I won't be preached to about attitudes to women by a geek who has probably never had sniff of a woman since this side of being born.
WOW! stop the killing of digital prostitutes but let the killing of digital of everything else be like "business as usual"! the world we live in, ha? http://www.quickmeme.com/im...
They should make a pimp come after you.
Cap N Kill-A-Hoe reporting for duty. R* doesn't seem like the type to placate to the Plebs. Hell, they don't even feel the need to show up to E3 most often... so doing what some non-gamers want isn't something I see them doing.
http://prod.cloud.rockstarg... good times..
As a woman and huge fan of Bully, Red Dead and GTA, allow me to leave you with this quote from Rockstar; "People who blame art & entertainment for society's ills are always on the wrong side of history." That's all that really needs to be said on this matter.
What about driving the nice lady around? My friends tried to piss off the cops without throwing a punch, blowing anything up, or shooting anything. So they came to the conclusion that ramming cops was a good idea, once they told me to join, I decided to pick up a nice lady of the night to show her around. Is this ok? I think the author needs to play a different game. You can kill pretty much anyone, doesn't necessarily have to be a prostitute
bah. Just give all the prostitues in GTA a gun and all will be good.
"Please Stop The Killing Of Prostitutes In GTA V." ......pffff, just walk out of the area, return, and they'll be back. it's not like it's real life or anything.
Seriously lol Acting like it's a major deal when VIDEO GAME prostitutes get killed. it's not like we go out and kill them in real life lmaooo (Well some might and most people wouldn't even know they died... sad world)
The author must have fell in love with a real life prostitute to care enough for things like this in a video game. There are more interesting and important things to be writing about in the industry (For example, ethics in video games journalism) and here we see someone writing about the killings of a fictional video game character that happens to re-spawn shortly after you leave said area!
really, this article, thee game is rated M for muture, enough said. gg
I agree that women need to be thought of and treated a little differently in many forms of culture and media but, gta isnt one of them. I dont think there is a single person who only kills prostitutes in gta. I kill everyone indiscriminately lol. Id kill any one in gta walking around with my money. Video games cant create a negitive culture that already exists and it is completely impossible for a game to turn someone into a psychopath.
This is a satire article right???
Dude, I haven't been on N4G for awhile, but I just noticed you're comment on my post, Honest > I'm not that Datin guy or what ever, This is my first N4G account, my Name is Ryan-lee Tovey, I play xbox, not a Troll either
How about go to school and quit slanging your p**** so you don't get offended. I mean sheeeesh it's a freaking game on top of that a game prostitutes probably DON'T PLAY so why should something someone has no business doing in their regular life affect them in their personal life. Society has turned into a bunch of b*tch as b*tches.... MAN THE F**K UP
Psst, so stupid. All right I'll play in this, HEY WRITER, how bout THIS? Go write RockStar games and request them to code "Super Prostitutes",that could Dodge, or dive-roll incoming cars attacks, can carry weapons like tazers, pepper spray, handguns. They have QTE defensive moves when you try to blind side them from behind. They have spidy-like senses that activate when you draw a gun at them at any given distance, they'll either run or pull their own weapon and take you on. There you have it, prostitutes that can defend themselves, kick your ass and take you out if necessary if you try to kill them for their services. Happy now? Jeez.
I won't lie I too have been guilty of such hate crimes towards the hard working night girls of Los Santos. Especially towards the horrid looking ones in Blaine County. I am trying to get help for my problem and promise to do better when I upgrade to the PS4 version.
Don't make promises you can't keep. After GTA 4, I promised myself I wouldn't kill a prostitute after she had completed her oral contract (teehee). So when GTA 5 finally graced my console and I came across one of these lovely specimen, 30 seconds after the deed was done, I was left staring at the aftermath as the vehicle in which the prostitute, which I named Maria Helfutura, carried out her terms of employment. It all happened so fast. Now all I saw was a burning heap comprising of singed digital eyelashes, melted rubber and shame. Hi my name is Septic and I have a problem.
I miss Maria, too.
Literally LOL when I read what you named your call girl. No matter what one thought of Maria, it was fun having her around on N4G.
I too am guilty as charged of doing such terrible things. My name is frank and I have a problem.
Everyone in the room mumbles... Nice to meet you Frank!
No one is safe in my GTA game, I treat/kill everyone the same
Lol the way u phrased that was funny. It would've been good if u just wrote "no one is safe."
What do you expect from someone with that handle and avatar pic? Don't look him in the eye, don't mess with him....just...don't. RUN!
I'm as nice as they come, except weekends +1
? Rockstar doesn't kill prostitutes players do.
Exactly. I don't even use the prostitutes services. I simply pick them up, drive to a secluded spot and make them uncomfortable enough to want to leave, then off them.
I did something like that once she still had sex with me though, now that i think about it she probably didn't deserve it :'(.
All Rockstar need to do is add "No real Prostitutes are harmed whilst playing this game" on the loading screen, that should keep all the stupid people happy.
that would be pretty awesome.
I always like to kill a good hooker every now and then.
Nah, I'll do what I want. It's just a game, goddamn these people.
The whole appeal of GTA is the freedom to be as bad-ass as you want. Forget this censorship B.S, let freedom ring!
In that case why not allow the rape of men, women and children in GTA as well? Why not allow the player to defile them too? Who would you or anyone else be to draw the line? Both that and what is already in the game are illegal. And murder has the most final consequences. The thing about girls and women (usually female) who are prostitutes (although that is not the only thing that they are - they are human. It is an occupation of theirs) is that they can be very vulnerable. They might have been abused when young, in essence forcing them to be prostitutes and setting a pattern. And then they are at risk of further abuse as prostitutes. It would just be a good gesture to show that people care about their real plight, which is distinct from other types of plight that some people have, not to be allowed to kill those who are prostitutes in games. If having the freedom to kill representations of prostitutes in a game is worth more to people than any hurt or 'couldn't care less' attitude it might cause people to have to real prostitutes then that is not a society that I want to be friends with.
Im not sure if you heard, but GTA is just a video game with an 18R rating in Canada. If you are over 18 you should be able to tell the difference between reality and fantasy. How do you equate running a prostitute over in an open-world game to rape? I get all your socio-humanitarian crap about abuse and blah blah, but Im just here to game, not join Amnesty International.
You can't kill kids in GTA games, never mind rape them. Besides, there's a false equivalence at work in your argument. Defeating enemies - killing them - is a staple of video games. There are some bizarre games where the point is to rape women...but GTA is not, and never has been, one of those games. It's deeply satirical, and sexual assault of that kind is not something that would ever feature in the game, morally first, but also because it'd serve no traditional game function. Killing/defeating "enemies" serves a game function...rape does not. In the GTA games, you kill people in the storyline who, 99% of the time, are portrayed as people who willingly entered a realm where violent death is often a consequence, or in some way can be said to have it coming. The possibility and freedom exists to also kill innocent people and cops, and the consequences are often swift and clear - the cops will get on your ass for doing it. It's perfectly possible to go through the game without killing innocent people at all...many do it. Why is the killing of representations of prostitutes any more unpalatable to you than the killing of any old random woman or man on the street, or any hard working cop? The real life reasons you give have absolutely nothing to do with a fictional representation in a video game, never mind the satirical world of GTA that pokes fun at everyone and everything, where everything is hyper-stylised and beyond real life. It comes off as utterly selective hand wringing in order to make some kind of half-a**ed point that won't actually help those real life people with the s****y lives that you describe. People need to concern themselves more with real issues and real problems in the real world, instead of ignoring the context of an indiscriminate game like GTA, which only weakens your argument, because it becomes immediately ridiculous. It doesn't help the real people affected by the issues you mentioned, it simply confuses people who wonder why you don't seem to give a damn about the other "people" who are "killed" in a piece of fictional entertainment. What about Random Pedestrian #12375656? That poor guy just recently got the all clear from his Doctor regarding his brain tumour....that's just as irrelevant as the back story you tried to give to some 1's and 0's that represent a hooker.
I'm confused. Is it satire (as it notes at one point) or an actual plea for change? I can't imagine it being the latter without imagining the stupidity behind it. You can kill pretty much anybody in these games; why single out prostitutes as the ones who should be saved? Why not random pedestrians? Why not cops? Hell, why not just take away the ability to wantonly slaughter altogether? This attitude is why I can't take the "feminist" movement in gaming seriously. There's always a cry to treat women better, with apparently no ability to grasp that women aren't being treated any differently than anyone else in the game. Just leave us and gaming alone.
Lord knows a lot of pedestrians have met their fate at the hood of my car. My driving is horrendous.
My driving is just sooo bad,
Disclaimer: no prostitutes were harmed in the making of or playing of this game... Only pixels... Might as well stop the "killing" of all the people in the game, why only preserve a single group? Indiscriminate "killling" is at least fair to all "genders" "creeds" and "ethnicities." Pixels...
Wow, this is pretty lame. GTA is all about freedom. Freedom to be a freakin' lunatic if you want. Why should they protect the prostitutes, they don't with anyone else...
please dont ... the thought police can gtfo, avert their eyes or not play. NO CENSORING PLX
Hey author, take your censorship and shove it somewhere dark. Not that Rockstar will let little censorship trolls dictate their art but you are still annoying with your anti-artistic freedom shill.
Killing prostitutes = bad Killing random pedestrians/cops = ok?
Wait, this isn't a satire?
Pay attention guys, this article isn't just arguing that prostitute killing should be removed, it is arguing that all of you here (and anyone ever who plays video games) are mentally stupid and deficient people who can't discern between reality and fiction, and project what you do in video games upon real life. While the author is a special snowflake who is imune and needs to play the Jesus figure and be "the savior of your souls" (Messiah Complex). Well then boys and girls (i know there are plenty of girls killing prostitutes in GTAV, a grandma on youtube too), you know what to do when someone is insulting your intelligence and mental state right? Bring out the middle fingers to the article author. As many as possible.
I don't get it, it's just prostitutes. It's not like they have souls or anything.
If you don't kill prostitutes in GTA V, then you don't know how to GTA properly. This is a game where you kill cops and other government workers, yet your main focus is with hookers? xD
an appeal to ps4.sx Please stop trying to be some stupid social justice warrior and dont ever buy a gta game again, you clearly dont have the balls to play this game.
I don't know what you're talking about. There was no killing of prostitutes in the GTAV I played. Perhaps I'm just a more caring, considerate player. Okay.......So there was one small stabbing incident but c'mon, it was Trevor's first night in the city, he was overexcited. Besides, I'm sure she was alright, she still managed to run away and wasn't THAT far from people that could've helped.
Why can't the PC brigade just go to hell. &#&£ing idiots.
This is a pretty good example of Poe's Law: You can't tell extremism from a parody. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
GTA would lose 1/2 of it's fanbase if they remove prostitutes.FACT
Stop murder in general in video games. Don't know how many Templars I killed that were just doing their jobs. And tell that to the hapless Stormtroopers Luke Skywalker killed on the Death Star.
Are prostitutes the only people you kill in GTA games? No Does GTA V encourage you to kill prostitutes, or any random pedestrian for that matter? No So if you don't wanna kill prostitutes in GTA V, here's a tip, don't kill them. Simple as that.
So don't kill prostitutes. Problem solved. Outside of story missions, you don't have to do anything you don't want to. True story, I was playing GTA V at my parents house not long after the game came out and my dad walked into the room and asked me what I was playing. I told him GTA V. Well he sat there and watched me play it and while he watched I finished a round of golf, went to the clothes store, then went back to my home and parked my car. I remember my dad saying to me, aren't you supposed to murder people in that game? I said you're not "supposed" to do anything, you're "supposed" to do whatever you want. Sure that can include killing ppl, or just playing golf or tennis. He nodded, said something like "interesting" then got up and walked out of the room. GTA, outside of the SATIRICAL story, is what you make it. You can be a murdering psychopath or you can be an upstanding citizen. So if you have a problem with the death of prostitutes in the game, you need to look at yourself. Rockstar didnt make you kill those people. You chose that.
I have a long relationship with GTA from GTA to GTA4 and I will continue with GTA5 as well
Just a game
Yes, killing cops and law abiding citizens would be ok though, that makes a lot of sense..
I didn't kill the ****? My car did! Ooops.....
How about they make prostitution legal and controlled? Then, making a video game where you can easily find and beat up street hookers will seem archaic. Keeping it underbelly, perpetuates it as underbelly.