Leslie Benzies, the president of Rockstar games, recently compared critics of Grand Theft Auto IV to the people who hated Elvis Presely back in the 1950s.
"There is a big fear factor here. It's (like) the coming of the railways, it's Elvis shaking his hip," Benzies told The Scotsman. "It's cars going over 25 miles per hour and making people explode. We've had such a beating over the past three years, by the US government, the British government, the Daily Mail. 'You kill prostitutes' – that's usually the objection. I ask if they've ever played the game. Invariably they haven't."
For a more in depth look at the effects of games on kids, check out this X-Play interview with the authors of Grand Theft Childhood!