Monday, July 11, 2005

GTA: SA is in the news... again.

Kim du Toit is on an interesting topic today.

Somehow, it seems, that Grand Theft Auto franchise has struck a nerve with Kim and a San Francisco based watchdog group.

Because of a "mod" that allows graphic sexual displays that could be harmful to children.

Give me a break.

1) GTA is rated mature so no one under the age of 18 can even purchase the game.

2) The mod is available for the PC version of the game only.

3) If the game gets into the hands of a minor and he/she does something stupid, what the hell do I care. Is it my fault that their parents didn't teach them right and wrong?

4) 95% on the GTA sales have been for Playstation.

5) The game is rated mature so no one under the age of 18 should even be playing it.

6) Why does society shun at sex, but gobbles up violence?

It's an ADULT video game. Made by ADULTS for ADULTS.

1 comment:

Damian G. said...

Actually, there are currently no laws preventing the sale of Mature-rated games to minors (except Illinois), and those stores that do implement such restrictions (e.g. Toys "R" US) have the cut-off at 17. A kid could easily get his hands on a copy by a myriad of ways.

I agreed with your other points, though.