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GTA Concerning Parents More Than Porn, Alcohol
Posted By: John Manalang - Monday, August 11, 2008 9:17 AM

According to a What They Play survey, parental units are more concerned about their offsprings' exposure to games like Grand Theft Auto than porn, booze and more violence - which pretty much encompasses Grand Theft Auto titles.

The survey conducted this recent August 1 through 6 resulted the following: Out of 1,600 participants, 19% revealed that they are concerned when their children play GTA, 16% said that they are worried about children watching porn, and 14% are concerned about children drinking beer (100% drinking beer while playing GTA and watching porn, we presume.) Marijuana seems to be the number one concern among parentals, with over 49% of the response.

The initial survey out of 1,266 participants conducted this recent April gave out the following: 37% were offended by male and female sexual relations, 27% felt uncomfortable seeing two men make-out, 25% are grossed out by severed heads and 9% are offended by "multiple use of the F-word."

Gamasutra: Survey: Parents More Concerned About GTA Than Alcohol, Pornography




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Posted by applesareyummy - Sunday, August 17, 2008 1:30 AM
i hate how stuff like that always happens 1 or 2 people ruin it for every one becuase the want to enforce that every family should be the same but their not

Posted by dbzwiifan18 - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:35 PM
i wonder what the world would be like if people had to have a certain IQ to breed? Why don't they teach sense anymore ? I never heard of Videogame addicts as a danger to society. People should stop trying to scapegoat thins as an excuse for their lazyness .

Posted by mybum - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:42 AM
lmao g4 is definatly right about 100% drinking beer while playing gta4, and watching porn!
lmao

Posted by MK20 - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:27 AM
Yeah, pot is their #1 concern?

WTF is that about?

Posted by chinkilla666 - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:26 AM
did they even play it?

Posted by galvan - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:35 AM
GO TO GOOGGLE AND GO TO VIDEOS AND LOOK UP "THE MAGIC WEED" A VERRY EDUCATIONAL VIDEO TELLS SOME REAL FACTS IT MIGHT B A BIT LONG BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTRESTED CHECK IT OUT IF YOU THINK IM LIE ABOUT WHAT I SAY YOU COULD DO WITH IT IAM ALL FOR LEGALIZATION...AND WHEN IT COMES TO TREES I TELL NO LIES NOT LIKE THE GOVERNMENT....

Posted by galvan - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:30 AM
AND MARIJUANA IS A CASH CROP...AND YES I DO LOVE IT TO SMOKE BUT DIDNT KNOW HOW YOU COULD USE IT FOR SO MUCH MORE.....CLOTHING,COOKING OILS,THE TYPES OF OILS OF THOSE CARS THAT RUN ON ONLY OIL, IT GIVES BACK NUTRIENTS TO THE EARTH, IT IS RESISTEN TO RAIN AND MOLD AND THE COLD, TAKES O PESTICIEDS....100% ALL NATURAL...

YOU COULD EVEN MAKE PRESSED WOOD THAT IS FIRE RESSITEN EVEN ISALATION BY A COMPANY IN HOLAND CALLED WELL DONT KNOW THE NAME BUT THE MANS FOUNDER IS CALLED BEN "DRANKIS" I DONT THINK I SPELLED IS HIS NAME RITE.....
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Posted by galvan - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:20 AM
CAN ANY PARENTS SAY SOMETHING SMART ABOUT MARIJUANA??? NO JUST STOOPID THINGS THEY HAVE HEARD WITCH ARE MOST LIKELY NOT TRUE CUZ PEPOLE SAY STOOPID THINGS JUST TO TALK BAD ABOUT SOMETHING.....

CAN ANY ONE TELL ME Y TABACCO IS STILL LEGAL KILLS MILLIONS BECAUSE OF LUNG CANCER OR THEY HAVE TO CUZ OUT MOST OF YOUR THROAT OR PUT A WHOLE IN YOUR THROAT????

OR Y ALCOHOL IS STILL LEGAL??? DRUNK DRIVER ALL WAYS KILL THE INOCENT, COULD BE YOUR BROTER SISTER MOM DAD ANY ONE YOU LOVE WHAT COULD YOU SAY TO THEY DIED BECAUSE SOME ONE WAS DRINKING AND THEY HIT THE CAR THEY WERE IN????

AND YET THERE IS STILL NO DOCUMENTATED DEATH DUE TO ONLY MARIJUANA SMOKE????

Posted by galvan - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:14 AM
I JUST CANT BELIVE THER MAIN CONCER WAS SMOKIN ON SOME TREES???? SO THEY ARE SAYIN THEY DONT CARE IF THERE KIDS DO CRAK,DOPE,HEROINE,X,ACID,SHROO MS,PERSCRIPTION PILLS.....


COME THYE MAKE IT SEEM LIKE ALL OF THIS CONCER CAME ABOUT WHEN THEY MADE VIDEO GAMES????

ALL OF THIS STUFF WAS ALL READY HERE AND PEOPLE HAVE BIN DOIN THAT STUFF FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW....

AND THE SURVEY SOUNDS LIKE SOME AVERAGE PERSON THAT PARTYS....LOL THAT SURVEY AND THOSE STOOPID PARENTS ARE LAME


I SURE LIKED SMOKIN WEED WHILE I DRINK AND THEN WATCH PORN BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP....COME ON NOW PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO THAT REGADLESS OF A GAME WHAT ABOUT THE STOOPID STUFF DEY HAVE ON TV NOW A DAYS GET REAL...

AND THE PARENTS WANT TO SAY SOMETHIN AFTER THEYRE KIDS ARE ALL MEST UP....I SAY ITS BAD PARENTING QUITE BLAMING YOUR BAD PARENTING ON OTHER THINGS...ANY ONE AGREE

Posted by tanker58p - Monday, August 11, 2008 11:47 PM
wasn't that the car dealership with all the families and you had to kill them because i remeber shooting two rockets in there and driving away like a bat out of h*ll

Posted by grunto - Monday, August 11, 2008 10:26 PM
Yes im far more concerned with what my child does in a fake video game world, rather than what he does in the real world. Lest we forget, last I knew, it was illegal to watch pron and or have sex under the age of 18 and drink under the age of 21. But the kids still do it.

Foolish hypocrytical parents need to think about their own actions and rules before just taking the easy route and blaming video games for their own behavior. As far as Im concerned, games like GTA4 are a blessing. The kid does it on the fake world instead of ruining their life n the real world. It promotes violence but it atleast keeps the violence in a fake society.

And saying GTA4 made sum1 commit a crime or random act of violence is becoming the new plead to insanity or religion. Come on, 9 times outta 10 its just a lie to get them a less harsh sentence.

Posted by Canid117 - Monday, August 11, 2008 8:01 PM
So they are more worried about fake violence and prostitution than real violence and prostitution?

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It makes no sense to me.

Posted by Sm0k3yy - Monday, August 11, 2008 6:40 PM
Uhh, GTA IV is a mature game which means nobody under the age of 17 should be allowed to play the game, so uhh the kids that are playing this shouldn't even really be playing it. It's the parents fault 100% on not watching what there kids play if they know it's going to turn them into some psychopathic freak that wants to kill after beating some prostitutes up and beating around old people with their groceries, which is very fun by the way haha.
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Posted by gam3r88 - Monday, August 11, 2008 6:39 PM
i don't even like GTA4 very much but i will still defend it against angry parents who are hipocrits. They drink a lot, get into violent arguments with there spouces and they(well obiviosly) have sex. So why hit on a game when all of that is exposed to your child when he is already young?(btw 2 of those things above had 2 at lest happen because i highly doubt that. unless of corse u live with a prist or something)

Posted by Busiris - Monday, August 11, 2008 4:31 PM
Whew, well thank you. I was beginning to think parents were caring about real issues that corrupt kids. Now I know they are not! (sarcasm)

Posted by CPRxChris - Monday, August 11, 2008 4:20 PM
I can see it now...

|W|E|E|D|
My Anti-GTA

Posted by CPRxChris - Monday, August 11, 2008 2:41 PM
Are you freakin' kidding me?

Where the hell is Lewis Black when you need him?

Posted by Tman88 - Monday, August 11, 2008 12:54 PM
If parents did their jobs then their kids wouldn't be playing GTA IV. For GTA IV to be considered worse than drugs or alcohol is completely ridiculous.

Posted by qbpizza - Monday, August 11, 2008 12:51 PM
I hate todays parents they are dumb asses they are very stupid.They cry about every thing just do not let your kid play it that simple. Why try to ban something when u can just not let your kid play the damn game. today parents are the reason that there are not fighting superhero show or any thing good on all the old shows and stuff we watched when we were little what the heck is shink fu wtf is that crap it is stupid

Posted by Chuckupman - Monday, August 11, 2008 12:15 PM
Its Ok, as long as you dont try all three togather.

My Friend ended up in a coma for three weeks because of it.

Posted by avalondismay - Monday, August 11, 2008 11:57 AM
@sinister6972, deviousconkerer Where are the parent's?
They are out taking meaningless surveys instead of being good parents!.

GTA IV is just a game with a nice hook. Weed, prostitution, underage drinking, war, good actors dying, bad actors living, religion, oil and gas prices rising are decent topics to poll over but this singular game and its incarnations thats
what parents should talk about and be afraid about!. i guess they are afraid of there kids showing a game more interest than in them.
I see! now i can be a better parent instead of all those other ones talking about video games.
i refuse to shield my child from the most important things in life.

Posted by deviousconkerer - Monday, August 11, 2008 11:06 AM
@sinister6972

Where are the parent's? I was at a Gamestop and saw a 6-8 year old with his grandmother looking at games. He says, "Can I have Grand Theft Auto?" And the granny replies, "Only if you finish your violin lessons." That kind of stuff drives me crazy. Play an instrument, and get rewarded with virtual violence.

Posted by Chaos2711 - Monday, August 11, 2008 10:20 AM
Why does everyone hate on GTA IV? GTA IV is a game, while being exposed to marijuana or prostitution can have serious consequences in real life. Unless every single parent interviewed has a child, that will shoot a cop after playing GTA IV, it's rediculous to hate on GTA IV more than drugs, real-life violence, or prostitution.

Posted by Lucifer6972 - Monday, August 11, 2008 10:10 AM
"ENOUGH WITH GRAND THEFT AUTO 4! ITS AN AWESOME GAME AND I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE TRASH THE GAME! I BEAT THE GAME AND U DONT SEE ME THROWIN MOLOTOV COCTAILS OR KILLIN PROSTITUTES ON BOHAN WITH A BASEBALL BAT!WATS NEXT! A SERIAL RAPIST GETS CAUGHT AND HE SAYS GRAND THEFT AUTO 4 MADE HIM DO IT!"


I hope not, LOL!!!! That's the last thing we want...

And you know what? That's probably the most confusing part. Where are the parents??? And by the way, don't get me wrong, I'm sure parents are VERY vigilant to what they're kids watch or play( I can tell you my sister's are).

To be honest, I guess it depends what kind of values you have within your family......not all families are the same.

Posted by hellrazer360 - Monday, August 11, 2008 10:07 AM
porn isnt bad....when are people gonna realize that

Posted by Reaper24683 - Monday, August 11, 2008 10:02 AM
ENOUGH WITH GRAND THEFT AUTO 4! ITS AN AWESOME GAME AND I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE TRASH THE GAME! I BEAT THE GAME AND U DONT SEE ME THROWIN MOLOTOV COCTAILS OR KILLIN PROSTITUTES ON BOHAN WITH A BASEBALL BAT!WATS NEXT! A SERIAL RAPIST GETS CAUGHT AND HE SAYS GRAND THEFT AUTO 4 MADE HIM DO IT!GOSH SHUT UP ALREADY! THATS WAT PARENTS ARE FOR ANYWAYS!!!!!

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