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Nostalgia: Grand Theft Auto Blamed For Failed Teen Firebombing

"They appear to have crossed the line from virtual reality to reality," said Police Chief Lou Pachec of the two teens who allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at an apartment building in Raynham, Massachusetts over the weekend.

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ThanatosDMC2885d ago

Yeah, what an idiot! He should have bought them in Ammunation!

HarryM2885d ago

Video games are being blamed..

Anorexorcist2885d ago (Edited 2885d ago )

that police chief is making those claims as if GTA created or introduced the idea of molotov cocktails. The suspects are teens, they most likely play videogames, but who is to f'n say that the kids didn't watch some movie or read a book or seen a training video on the internet on how to make molotovs.

The rationale is beyond ridiculous: "Hey, kids like videogames. Kids play videogames. Therefore every idea or micro-thought that goes through their heads must have been implanted there by some videogame. Every single teenager or other youth in the world must only learn the goods and bads of life from videogames, not movies, tv shows, magazines, the internet, books, etc."

The real questions on why they did it and why so many other detrimental things happen by and to children and other groups of youths are hard, so idiots like the police chief (and no doubt the parents of the teens) have the scapegoat of videogames. It was once rap music, not its videogames' turn.

MysticStrummer2885d ago

*sigh* Let's just ignore all the research that says games don't turn people into crazed killers. It's much more fun to have a knee jerk reaction and pronounce judgement with no supporting evidence.

dizzleK2885d ago

it's not like molotov cocktails haven't been featured in literal hundreds of movies or been in news footage the past few decades, it must be gta. /s

molotov cocktails are the weapon of freedom fighters worldwide and are pretty common, what a stretch to blame gta.

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