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U.S. Senator Proposes Banning "Grand Theft Auto V" in The Wake of Sandy Hook Tragedy


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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 3:57:37 AM PST
They won't ban it, though. Despite what politicians like to say, the US actually has some of the most lax rules regarding video games in the world--that is, the US government actually doesn't ban games. I only know of one exception.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 4:35:26 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 23, 2012 4:49:10 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 23, 2012 5:12:56 AM PST
Don't think gaming companies should keep silence anymore. Praise NRA? What?!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 5:18:09 AM PST
One dude mentioned banning the game. Not the "government".

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 5:21:33 AM PST
Huh?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 8:12:05 AM PST
pyroguy says:
well prostitution, I believe, is indeed legal in Las Vegas

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 8:14:48 AM PST
Most of Nevada, I believe.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 8:20:33 AM PST
pyroguy says:
I thought so

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 8:28:39 AM PST
Game developers need to stop being such prudes and start bribing more politicians... That's the problem with them, they don't wAnt anything but a successful games, they need to be making more legislature and earning money, the GRA unite!

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 9:24:04 AM PST
Anthony says:
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/12/21

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 9:26:28 AM PST
Wow, I like that one.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 10:17:19 AM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
if they ban GTA5 in the US because of this shooting, i'm movin to Japan, i'm not living in a country that cenors everyone from buying violent video games like Australia does.

violent video games had nothing to do with the shooting anyway, the guy who shot the teacher and the kids was released from a mental hospital from what I hear, the doctor's judgment who desided to release him should be blamed. if he wasn't released, this tragedy would not of happened.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 10:22:49 AM PST
They won't ban it here. The government has no authority to do so. However, games released in Japan are sometimes edited due to extreme violence.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 10:36:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 10:36:41 AM PST
This is rubbish.

I played GTA as a teen, as did my friends, and none of us are blood thirsty murderers.

And we went on rampages, as it was the best thing to do in GTA3.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 10:53:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 10:59:30 AM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
i'm guessing you havn't seen the videos of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? it has plenty of extreme violence. probably just as bad as the recent Mortal Kombat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9tlCUgI2dw

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 10:59:07 AM PST
I wonder if it would surprise the good Senator to hear that the constant infighting and influence peddling that our leaders participate in is contributing to a growing desperation in the American people. That this constant feeling of hopelessness and lack of direction is that is leading to the exacerbation of existing mental conditions (including severe depression and shizophrenia). That they are doing nothing to increase the health and well-being of the people who trust them with their defense and welfare. That they are ethically bankrupt scavengers who pillage our social security all the while selling us out for special interest kickbacks.

Do you think he knows that? Do you think he'll know that when the people finally have enough of his ilk and dangle him from the lampposts on Capitol Hill?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:01:02 AM PST
Huh?

How is that in any way relevant? Japan has censored violent games before. Has the US?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:02:07 AM PST
I agree, I Played tons of GTA and I am not messed up at all. Sure I've killed my fair share of hookers and left them in dark ally's but who hasn't? Someone needs to fund my gaming addiction.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:03:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 11:04:19 AM PST
He'll think he failed to ban enought video games when he is dangling by the lampposts...

I've done a lot of research on this, and I am convinced you can't scare the stupid out of someone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:08:00 AM PST
DVvM says:
I think the ESRB can practically censor a video game for objectionable content.

If a game receives the dreaded "AO" rating, physical stores (particularly major chains like Wal-Mart, Target, Gamestop, etc.) refuse to carry it. So if your game is given an AO rating, you're essentially ensured of it not selling well (whereas M-rated games sell just fine.)

So the ESRB can, and does, hold that AO rating over your head if they want you to change something.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:21:03 AM PST
I know. I think the difference between "AO" and "M" is absurd, though. That is part of a much larger debate on the nature of age laws in this country (due to current laws, I believe 17-year-olds should be allowed to smoke, drink, vote, and buy pornography).

That said, a number of Western games have been edited (more than they were edited to get an M rating here) for release in Japan.

Saying you'll move to Japan so you can keep playing violent games is like saying you'll move to Europe because of the Affordable Care Act.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:25:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2012 11:29:02 AM PST
"He'll think he failed to ban enought video games when he is dangling by the lampposts..."

I #$%^ing hate that you're right, Whizzer. In the words of our hated video games "Nothing can change the nature of a man". Well, you can't change nature, but you CAN destroy it. I hope for the sake of the few good men and women in government that the people can regain their faith in our leaders.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 12:57:30 PM PST
prsmooth says:
I agree. Grand Theft Auto V should be "banned".

While they are at it, they should also ban Violent Movies, Horror Movies with blood and gore, Violent music, comic books with gore, TV shows , etc..

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 1:53:29 PM PST
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