Grand Theft Auto video game
December 24, 2002 6:36 PM Subscribe
Steal cars and kill prostitutes for points
The fourth instalment of the popular Grand Theft Auto video game has become the fastest selling title of all time in the UK. In its first five days on the U.S. market, GTA:VC sold 1.4 million copies of Grand Theft Auto. Entertainment Weekly rated it No. 1 on its 10-best-game list for 2002.
But unlike most video games, where the player represents a hero struggling against evil, Grand Theft Auto invites players to pose as a vicious criminal named Tommy Vercetti. Tommy earns money for his crimes, which include running over pedestrians, hiring and then murdering prostitutes, and killing other gangsters with guns, Uzis, swords and Molotov cocktails.
Unsurprisingly, the game has its critics and protestors. Real life crimes have been linked to it.
Well, MeFiers, is a society ever justified in banning something like this video game?
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