Spot the difference: The London Evening Standard, whose front page yesterday suggested Grand Theft Auto had inspired London's riots, later issued a reprint binning the game blame reference altogether.
of course not, Tetris is to blame...
Maybe Angry Birds....
Or the arcade game Jail Break, duhh.
I can just see people getting birds like chickens and slinging them at the police.
the blame game is lame, such a shame, its a problem we must tame. back to my favorite game.
I usualy dislike rap, but that was pretty good! :D
This has to be one of the dumbest articles I've seen on N4G to date, blaming a video game for people actions ? Sigh...
It's a common thing for right-sided people. They'd rather blame things than people. They'd rather ban things than educate. There's probably a campaign to ban BBM on the back of this. Not try to reverse the cuts to the public services that's allowed this to happen. Not to address the unemployment issues of the area. Not to fix the notably corrupt [re: Murdoch] Met police. Not to actually fix the broken society that's produced so many chancers in the middle of deprived areas who're angry enough to do this. The kids need punished, the economy needs fixed and the government needs to reshape it's policies to promote people & society instead of bailing out banks who made obviously stupid decisions or cancelling tax bills to massive companies.
Right-sided people? Oh please. The blame HARDLY comes from people of only one side of the spectrum.
GTA is not to blame.
What really happened is the chavs couldnt get football tickets so they can travel abroad and trash other towns and cities that werent their own, so they went berserk and started a riot.
chavs are nobs, sadly my town is full of em
Chavs are like zombies. You should arm your self and aim for the head.
Stupid people are to blame, obviously.
The only reason games are blamed is because our own Government and people can't come to terms with reality that rioting is just one of the many signs that this is what our country is really coming to.
back when the coalition was formed and began their overzealous, idealistic cuts I and my father spoke at length about the almost certainty of rioting in the summer months. It's happened before, and will happen again.
We've already had protests and big strikes. Riots were next. What comes after?
Because riots never existed before the GTA series was created, right? /sarcasm
I blame pokemon...gotta catch em all!
Someone should write an article about the article that explained how the newspaper wrote a retraction on the article about GTA and the London Riots. I'm surprised I don't read articles about me reading articles. Bill said Hi Dave said Bill said Hi George is telling you that Dave is saying that Bill said Hi Mike wanted everyone to know that George told everyone that Dave told some people that Bill said Hi Fred is stating that Mike wanted everyone to know that George told almost everyone about Dave telling some people that Bill said Hi.
apparently theres an official grand theft auto v page. I typed in http://gtav.com and there's a website up for the game. They said the game is coming out next year and will be set in los angeles.
That is not an official GTAV web page. It's made with wordpress and have nothing to do with R* or Take2...
oh i just read that at the bottom, your right. its a fan site. thanks
Thugs are thugs they dont need a reason, Stop blaming games everytime a stupid yobo does something wrong it takes away their responsability for their actions when they cn say "It wuz cuz of da game".
Tossers are to blame.
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