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Does the spoof site actually show anything?
Uh... that's a blatantly obvious no...
    
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Uh... that's a blatantly obvious no...
it's really not as obvious as you'd think when people say there's an "outrage." Then you look at what the big deal is about and there's nothing to be outraged about.
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Terrible parents that use ps3 or xbox as a baby sitter are the problem.. NOT THE GAME..

THE PARENTS PUT THE GAME IN THE KIDS HANDS

THE PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOUR KID KNOWS / LEARNS...


My son ( who is not born yet, but on the way) will learn about all this stuff in due time.. and he will know the difference between real crimes and video game crimes..

I will not hide my child from violent video games.... i will play them with him so that he understands that it's not real..... i will also watch law and order with him... and various A&E reality shows that depict real world violence... and i will use my intellect and insight to help my child realize what is ok and what is not ok..

i WILL NOT be giving my kid a trophy for participation and then ship him off to summer camp..

VIDEO GAMES ARE NOT AN EXCUSE FOR BAD PARENTING...
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post #24 of 96
GTA is like the spoiled brat child that doesn't get attention by doing things right so it has to get the attention by doing things wrong. Hey, any attention is good attention to Rockstar.

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Oh, and I fully agree with psik0.k1m. It's all in how active the parents are in the child's development that will ultimately determine how they interpret the game.
Edited by Perry - 6/23/08 at 3:17pm
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post #25 of 96
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Its a page that has jokes about pedos in a comical way. Theres nothing bad about it, its not worse than going to see a stand up comedian take the p!ss out of pedos.

You go on the site in the game and you get a 5 star wanted level.
Its a bit of fun, doesnt show anything and its just a game
    
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Satire is rarely appreciated by fools.

The website is satire, as is about 99% of the game itself. GTA IV is filled to the brim with satire regarding America and it's blatantly obvious problems that people try to avoid.

Instead of devoting energy into fixing the REAL issues, like child pornography, bigotry, etc., people feel the need to cover up a video game and say that it causes all these things, when in actuality it's just pulling back the curtain and revealing the elephant in the living room.

People are stupid. Yeesh.
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post #27 of 96
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Terrible parents that use ps3 or xbox as a baby sitter are the problem.. NOT THE GAME..

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THE PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOUR KID KNOWS / LEARNS...


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i WILL NOT be giving my kid a trophy for participation and then ship him off to summer camp..

VIDEO GAMES ARE NOT AN EXCUSE FOR BAD PARENTING...
Everyone throws the "bad parenting" argument out there as if that'll solve all the problems in the world. "Ahhh it's bad parenting, case closed!"

If that were realistic and achievable, it would be great. But it's not. At some point developers are going to need to be more accountable. Parent's are most respsonsible, but developers need to start sharing some of that burden. Just my .02.
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Uh... that's a blatantly obvious no...
I was being sarcastic, just to show that people need to chill out since it wouldn't show crap. Its just plain satire.
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So let me get this straight, Dateline NBC's show where they turn catching real pedophiles into a dramatic game for TV is okay, but do it in a video game and it's somehow crossing a line? What line? The lines already been crossed. I thought people realized that video games aren't just for preteens anymore; we're past the days of Duck Hunt (or does PETA still protest that game?).

And about the dude who stabbed another guy while waiting to get GTAIV: that dumbass would have killed someone eventually. Just because he did it while waiting in line for a game does not mean that GTA IV is to blame. Correlation does not lead to causation.
If everyone wasn't such a narrow-minded hypocrite and practiced what they preached, we would have canceled Christmas and banned the Tickle-Me-Elmo dolls after parents trampled each other trying to buy them a few years ago.

Go find a real cause you wankers.
    
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And about the dude who stabbed another guy while waiting to get GTAIV: that dumbass would have killed someone eventually. Just because he did it while waiting in line for a game does not mean that GTA IV is to blame. Correlation does not lead to causation.

Go find a real cause you wankers.
He probably tried to Garrott someone with a guitar string while waiting for GH3 or RB too
    
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