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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.
The only people putting this game into their kids hands are parents. I know I played GTA III when I was 16, and I also played the earlier ones when I was even younger. At the end of the day, everyone is an individual and it's up to the parents to assess whether their child possess the correct mind set to determine the difference between the virtual world and the real world. It's not so much bad parenting, but poor judgement that is to blame for a small majority of kids being influenced by these games. However social conditioning is far bigger contributor. Seeing bad things in reall life is what reallly screws up kids like if your parents are violent, or you are abused as a kid, or taken advantage of, or suffer alot of berievement or witness other horrible crimes which no child should be exposed to in a perfect world. I think these portestors should stop worrying about what could happen, and start worrying about what is already going on. All that the protestors can advise is that parents take more care monitoring and filtering what their children are exposed to in various forms of media (Games, films, music, etc) and ensure that an unhealthy obssession does not start.
    
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post #32 of 96
some people just need to find something else to whine about.
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post #33 of 96
So let me get this straight...there's a fake kiddie porn website that instantly puts the cops up your ass, which is how it should be, and people are complaining. Whatever floats your boat.
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post #34 of 96
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some people just need to find something else to whine about.
Mmm and besides that website thing was there from the beginning and every cheat site had the kiddiepr0n site all it does is calling for a six-stared wanted level if I'm correct.
Besides should the parent be at fault for actually giving minor kids the games in the first place....
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post #35 of 96
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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.
If there was child pornography in the game, it wouldn't have been released, and even if it had, people would have made a big deal about it earlier, and very serious legal action would have been taken long ago. Not to mention that Rockstar, let alone any game company wouldn't go that far, it's unheard of. You have to remember that people these days get worked up over the smallest things. The only people saying it's an outrage are very ignorant.
Edited by aroc91 - 6/23/08 at 6:01pm
    
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post #36 of 96
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Besides should the parent be at fault for actually giving minor kids the games in the first place....
So does that line of reasoning give developers carte blanche to do whatever they want by making video games as unfettered as the internet?

I understand there isnt actual child pornogrpahy in the game, but c'mon. Call me old fashioned, but I think even introducing the subject in a video game is uncalled for.
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post #37 of 96
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So does that line of reasoning give developers carte blanche to do whatever they want by making video games as unfettered as the internet?

I understand there isnt actual child pornogrpahy in the game, but c'mon. Call me old fashioned, but I think even introducing the subject in a video game is uncalled for.
Well, they've gone far beyond introducing the subjects of prostitution, murder, drugs, and many other similar crimes. Doesn't that seem uncalled for as well?
    
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post #38 of 96
Oh come on, if it's not one thing it's another. We as society have to blame someone/something for everything. We want to think we know what triggers what and the answer to all the problems but the fact is that no matter what in the end it is always that persons responsibility.


Cop out imo, if ya don't like it don't play or buy or support it but till the end I will fight for their freedom to creativity wether bad or good unless it produces harm to one. A game imo will never cause harm due to people needing to take responsibity for their own actions.

I think it's kinda f'ed up too but their is much more to worry about in this world. I mean heck you got kids the age of 3 untill whatever age killing eachother.

I better quit while i'm ahead.
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post #39 of 96
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So does that line of reasoning give developers carte blanche to do whatever they want by making video games as unfettered as the internet?

I understand there isnt actual child pornogrpahy in the game, but c'mon. Call me old fashioned, but I think even introducing the subject in a video game is uncalled for.
i love GTA. one of my favorite games. If you cant stomach the humor then play something else. no?

cmon, i mean you can pick up a hooker, have sex with her, and then shoot her in the back of the head and get your money back. whats a fake pedo site that shows absolutely no kiddie porn?(plus an armada of cops chases you)

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Cop out imo, if ya don't like it don't play or buy or support it but till the end I will fight for their freedom to creativity wether bad or good unless it produces harm to one. A game imo will never cause harm due to people needing to take responsibity for their own actions.

I agree
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What the hell? They get upset over this? Let me get this straight. The name of the website is "Little Lacey Surprise Pageant", and then if you go to it, all it says is "We see it all, we know it all", and it makes no actual mention of child pornography, nor contains any suggestive pictures?

People get ****ing upset over this? And what is it that makes them think it's not referring to 18-year-old "Little Lacey". There are TONS of teen single porn websites in the format of "LittleName.com". For example, Little April. Look it up if you want to see. This is a load of BS, and the people raising crap over this need a restraining order from the internet and any public press/speech outlet.
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