Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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.