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Old 04-30-08, 02:08 AM   #97
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I think I feel a little of what the OP is saying, it's going even farther down the food chain from previous games. BUT, I think this game is the most realistic/funniest game in the GTA series yet.

I still love this game, even though it's DEFINITLY not for children at all. Kids should be no-where near this game ever.

I'm sorry, but running a car down the sidewalk while seeing life-like bodies flying in all sorts of directions. In older GTA's they would all die, but if you notice most of them get back up again and/or avoid you completely. That's probably very demented and/or sadistic, but I don't care. I get a hell of a good laugh sometimes, and those random times hit me so hard I practically fall out of my seat laughin.
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Old 04-30-08, 05:03 PM   #98
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If you are against GTA, then don't play it. I'm all about GTA and won't take it to heart, running people over with my car and shooting random innocent civilians. Only idiots would "learn" from this game and do things like that in real life. "But GTA will make you more gangsta!" Wow . . . Why does that make you more gangsta? Just because Snoop Dogg plays it? Haha!

I believe that GTA4 will raise the bar in detail depth (yes, right there along with controversy lol). But you know, if you aren't going to play that, then why do you care? "OMG! My kids are going to play this and they will kill everyone at their school!!!!11" Guess what oh so concerned parent? DON'T LET YOUR KIDS PLAY THIS GAME! There is a rating system for a reason.
QFT, as our generation are becoming parents the rating system is beginning to work. The previous generations just thought games = kids, buy it for them. All we need is our R rating here in AU and we will be set.
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Old 04-30-08, 06:49 PM   #99
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Does the game cross a line? Sure it does...

Do I enjoy it all the same? Sure I do.

Gaming is just gaming...it is a fantasy. Does it matter if it is an alien/North Korean/scum lord we kill? It is still killing. Its like the vegetarian animal rights activist running around with leather shoes.

I remember the first arcade games I played were Space Invaders and BattleZone...if you think about it the alien ships in Space Invaders were likely manned by 100+ alien crews...and yet I blew them up without a second thought...the tanks I obliterated in Battlezone likely had crew compliments of 1 to 3 each...

My point is...its all gaming...its not real...we are doing some things in a game that we hopefully never do in real life.

Besides...GTA IV doesn't require you to do some of the most morally aprehensive stuff...no where do I recall getting a mission that says run over 40 liberty city pedestrians and see how much air you can get...yet its there for you to do *if* you want to.

Would I ever shoot a friend for kicks in RL? Hell no...have i shot my online buddy in Doom or Rainbow Six for fun? Yes hehe and hes done the same to me...because its not real.
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Old 05-01-08, 12:44 AM   #100
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GTA is for people who like to eat cheeseburgers.
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Old 05-01-08, 01:23 AM   #101
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GTA has never bothered me... it's pretty satirical. If you spend any amount of time with it you see it's parody, over-the-top, like South Park.

Saint's Row bothered me more, since it seemed to glorify gang culture in a more serious way... same reason I hate most rap music. Even then though, I believe very strongly in free speech and free expression... bring it on, I can choose what to play.
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Old 05-01-08, 09:37 AM   #102
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I'm about 4 hours into the game and there is a certain part of the story where I had to do something I really didn't want to do. I paused and actually thought for a good 30 seconds doing nothing trying to figure out if there was some way out of it but far as I know there wasn't. OT - this site have spoiler tags?

The story and characters are so good in this game its the first time any game has made me feel deep remorse and a bit queezy.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:40 AM   #103
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it doesn't really make any sence to say you're okay with playing games which do simulate violence like crysis ect.. but that gta crosses a line.

seriously, im beginning to wonder about 'average' people.. don't you see how that
is a contradiction and incorrect ?

it's like watching softporn but saying that real porn crosses a line.. give me a break,
when you do something you do it all the way you don't just half ass it.. whether
it be entertainment, or whatever right ?

this forum makes me mad.
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Old 05-02-08, 03:46 PM   #104
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On a more serious note.


I'm with brady on this one. While i will say that I don't mind GTA and it does not make me personally feel uncomfortable. It is ENTIRELY different from a game like CoD4. Sure, both are killing people. Even killing more people in CoD4. But its not about that. Its how you are killing the people and more importantly WHY. CoD4 you are killing people to defend your country. GTA you are killing people for nothing other than watching your victim die.
Bolded for truth. Kids today don't understand the difference between simulated violence and violence that is based on reality.

In my opinion, kids don't need to be playing violent games at all, until they can learn the difference between the two.
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Old 05-12-08, 02:06 PM   #106
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I do. I've never really voiced my opinion about that genre of games, but it disturbs me to have games that glorifies carjacking and killing innocent people.
Its only a game .. people who take this seriously are dumb and it's their own fault not the company making the games.
Also if shops actually would refuse to sell 18+ games to teenagers then they wouldnt be doing dumb stuff anyway, but yeah kids do dumb things and blame it on crap like GTA.

Also if they do get the games and are under 18 then parents fail.

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I enjoyed The Getaway on PS2
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