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Grand theft auto article

  1. 1. Grand Theft Auto: Love it or Hate it? Over the years, Grand theft Auto and games of a similar genre, have had a variety of receptions; from outrage to adoration, the generations have played, reviewed and criticised these games; so why are they so popular? Is it all down to youthful Rebellion or something far more sinister? Videogames have often been blamed for a number of violent murders and mass killings, an example of this would be the columbine high school massacre in America where Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a massacre, killing 12 students and one teacher. They also injured 21 other students directly, and three people were injured while attempting to escape. The pair then committed suicide. Although videogames have been blamed for so many murders an article included on metro.co.uk claims that videogames are reducing aggression and that violent crimes have declined.
  2. 2. Grand theft auto sold 3.7 units on the 1st day and sold 17 million copies worldwide. Despite its violent nature parents and children still seem to be buying the game. The classification rating of the game is 18, It carries the following descriptors for its content; Intense Violence, Blood, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Partial Nudity, Use of Drugs and Alcohol, but does this just encourage younger people to play? Evidence shows that the classification system is ineffective in gate keeping access to such games; Thus creating the copycat theory where people learn to copy what they see, especially the younger generation. This generation is exposed so much to violence that they become desensitized towards such graphic gore, this raises the question, does this make them more immune to real life violence? There is also an argument that playing video games reduces our literacy skills as we spend less time reading books and more time staring at a computer screen, however there are games that are designed to increase our health and skills, such as the DS brain training and the WII sport. Overall despite age classifications it is obvious that people will play the game regardless of its violent content.

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