Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:07 AM
Like others have said, the Media really needs to get their research straight, TC points this out rather well with the killing people to get points bit, which dosen't happen randomly in GTA, not since GTA2 which is pretty Irrelevant at this point in terms of the argument.
Granted there were the Rampage missions in the III era games that seem to be making a comeback in V but those are optional side activities.
To me though, again like allot of other people have said in this topics, and others about this same news story, the big question is, why did the eight year old have ready access to a Gun? Now I've been raised around firearms my whole life, and have been from a young age taught to respect them, none the less at that age I would never, by any means have access to any of them without adult supervision and at that age it was either the BB gun or the .22 while target shooting most of the time, besides that never, untill I was older would I have access to a working, let along loaded firearm.
I do think that it's odd that an eight year old would also have access to GTA, granted I wasn't much older when I first played a GTA game (10, regularly started at 12 though) but my parents knew that I could handle it, I had allways been a rather well adjusted child (as well as anyone else I could imagine) and realized that games, like movies, books, etc. was just all fake, entertainment, not something you attempt to streive to emulate in real life.
That said, good topic TC.