Saturday, July 23, 2005

San Andreas fault...

Here’s what I love: as long as all you were doing was shooting people, stealing their cars or beating them to death with a 30” double-ended (headed? What do you call those things, anyway?) dildo, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was passable. Acceptable, even. But now that word has gotten out that you can unlock graphic sexual content, well, now it’s BAAAAAADDD. Hello? It’s okay to beat a prostitute to death but it’s not okay to have sex with her? (And no, I’m not advocating prostitution, merely spotlighting hypocrisy)

What in the world EVER made this game okay??? And now that it’s all over the place about the sexual content, even though major retailers are pulling it from the shelves, sales for Rock Star (the group that created the game) are going to go through the roof. It will be more popular than ever, and so will the rest of their games…there will be a virtual treasure hunt for hidden content. I hope the FCC nails them.


Fact: according to the Parents Television Council, “By age 18, a U.S. youth will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence. The more “real life” the violence portrayed, the greater the likelihood it will be “learned.” Over 1,000 studies find a causal link between media violence and aggressive behavior in children."

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