Imagine if the entertainment industry created a video game in which you could decapitate police officers, kill them with a sniper rifle, massacre them with a chainsaw, and set them on fire.
Think anyone would buy such a violent game?
They would, and they have. The game Grand Theft Auto has sold more than 35 million copies, with worldwide sales approaching $2 billion.
Two weeks ago, a multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in Alabama against the makers and marketers of Grand Theft Auto, claiming that months of playing the game led a teenager to go on a rampage and kill three men, two of them police officers.
Can a video game train someone to kill?
Grand Theft Auto is a world governed by the laws of depravity. See a car you like? Steal it. Someone you don’t like? Stomp her. A cop in your way? Blow him away.
There are police at every turn, and endless opportunities to take them down. It is 360 degrees of murder and mayhem: slickly produced, technologically brilliant, and exceedingly violent.
Too many people and myself included, All Grand Theft Auto, and Grand Theft Auto Vice City video games are affecting people and making people do what they see. Especially for the younger children. Its almost like monkey see monkey do!
In 2005, Kelvin Teenier stole twenty cars and then parked them all in front of his house, all because with him playing Vice City too much he got attached. He was thinking about the video game all the time and in his life, he was doing what he did in the video game. That’s why violent video games shouldn’t be for everyone because it will get them addicted, and that’s a fact.