Actually, I started out with Mario Bros, homie. My mom would have never let me play something this realistic with such graphic content. Also, I was about 20 when GTA 3 came out.
I bet many of you started playing GTA at a young age, so get off your high horses, hypocritical grown ups. It was fine for me to play GTA III at age 10 but now it's child abuse is the vibe you give off. I've met annoying kids in multiplayer but also very annoying and stupid adults, mute them, kill them, or change server...
Good try, though, sport.
Ok, you're older than me. Can you drop the condescending tone now? I started playing video games with Pokémon, not exactly bad parenting either, and I understood GTA was a video game, not real, and any behaviours displayed in it were purely for entertainment purposes.
If your kid is going around yelling racial and homophobic slurs over the internet then a parent needs to give them a good beating/talking to, I wouldn't blame that on GTA but rather letting your kid intake everything from society and not teaching them morals or standards of behaviour.
Just pointing out that besides you, many of the people complaining about kids on GTA were infact children when they started playing. Everyone here doesn't like listening to rude children over the mic, that's a failure of parenting overall not brought on by playing GTA.
For reference i'm nearly 18 and am a courteous player who doesn't abuse others over the mic and doesn't grief others deliberately.