Because video games are interactive they act as a catharsis. Anyone who is upset, has a grievance, is annoyed at someone or thinks that they have been unfairly treated can take it out of the video game instead of taking it out on real world society.
well yeah. not only that, but the year GTA:SA releases, the crime rate in cali began to drop every year following, even as the population increased every year. video games keep people out of trouble and GTA is a good example of showing the consequences of your deviant actions too.
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