Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New GTA encourages murdering prostitutes  

Okay, I need to send a big "what the fuck were you thinking?!" over to the makers of the new Grand Theft Auto IV. I always knew that GTA was extremely violent and raunchy, but apparently creators made IV more sexually explicit than ever. The best part of Grand Theft Auto IV? Gamers can have sex with prostitutes, and then murder them afterwards. Cool. Just the message we want to send to our young boys.

Click here to see a video that features scenes from the game. You can actually watch a GTA character lure a prostitute into his car, have sex with her, and then run over her afterwards. Seriously... why the fuck is this necessary? I realize that the games sport a warning sticker on the outside, but that does not mean that young boys aren't going to play this. Creators can whine "it's the parents responsibility to regulate what their children see" all they want, but kids are going to get a hold of this game no matter what. I also realize that a lot of other video games are violent, so it wouldn't be right to target specifically GTA on those grounds, but I have never heard of a highly popular video game that encourages murdering prostitutes.

Not. Okay.

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5 comments: to “ New GTA encourages murdering prostitutes

  • April 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

    You murder loads of other people though, mainly men, and the game makes that essential (ie mission based). Do you not have a problem with that? ...Weird.

  • April 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM  

    I do have a problem with it, but that's an entirely different post on violent video games. I posted about this specifically because society already understands that murdering men = wrong. Murdering women, however, especially prostitutes, seems more condonable.

  • February 16, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

    I do not agree with this new trend by the makers of this game. However, this is not a new phenomenon in the society. in all the James bond movies, the protagonist has sex with the female who later dies in the movie. This is like an easy way out for men. Satisfying their pleasures without taking any responsibility for it.

  • March 30, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

    I agree that this is sending a very negative message to young boys. Even if they are not meant to play this game, I know a lot of young people get their hands on it anyway. These young people are could grow up and treat women like trash. I did research o this a while ago and there were actually cases of young men who play this game frequently committing violent crimes against women that correlate with the actions in the game. I think its very important that these games be stopped!

  • March 24, 2013 at 6:18 PM  

    Lol this blog is pathetic.