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Poll: Do you think games like GTA should be banned from retail?

Do you think games like GTA should be banned from retail?

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#1 XanTium

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:48 PM

feel free to vote/discuss.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:59 PM

freedom of speech basically.

no one is forced to buy this game. u dont have to play it. you dont have to watch.

if this was teh case, pornography should be banned from stores also

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:06 PM

retailers should have been enforcing the age limits on buying games in the first place. irresponsible parents should not be controlling what we can buy.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:13 PM

There shouldn't be a ban on these types of games, have the parents enforce what their kids play/own, and have the stores enforce an age limit on these types of games.

To be honest, I don't see why GTA is getting all of the publicity, when The Guy Game, featured a 17 year old girl who lied to get on the show, then bared it all in the game. (Basically kiddie porn, because it wasnt with a parent's concent).

So why should stores be not allowed to sell GTA type games, and still sell the soft-porn games?

#5 mammothmoth

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:18 PM

I Think, it shouldnt be baned bc yea, its freedom to buy what you want. Simply put, if you dont like it then dont buy it

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:18 PM

I agree totally with is this name taken too? If parents are so concerned, why do they buy it for their kids? If they cared so much, why didn't they read the little letter that represents 17+? It's also not right to get on Rockstar's case as much as any other game maker's case, because a very good amount of them make M rated games (heck, its hard to find E rated games anywhere nowadays), and they have a lot of what GTA has. But the hot coffee scandal was completely bogus. The game had drugs, violence, and sexual innuendos before the scandal, and now parents are concerned?

Freedom of Speech basically. If Rockstar has the ability to press a disc that will play on the Xbox with the content they want, so be it. If anyone is to blame, it's game retailers, but that only goes so far.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:24 PM

As long as the person selling it enforces the age limit, and makes sure that the person buying really is old enough to play it, i don't see any reason why they should be banned. But of course you do get little 5 year olds playing it, and thats just wrong.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:25 PM

It should not be banned. If the game bothers you, just simply DON'T BUY IT.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:29 PM

I think idiots who like to do what they see in videogames should be banned from retail, along with irresponsible parents that don't see the big "M for Mature" sticker on GTA games.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:31 PM

I like the game but some of the shit just goes to far. Being able to kill cops? Try this for just as a test. Play need for speed underground 1 or 2, or any other similar real life racing game. Play for a couple hours if you can. Now go get behind the wheel of a car and drive on the highway. Tell me if you notice any difference in your behavior. Chances are your driving was effected by the game and you did drive more dangerously than you usually would. Anyway thi s is just my example but think what this game does to people that play it consistently. The game really does have an affect on people's behavior. I don't think the game should be banned and I totally agree with enforcing the age limit. Some companies just take things too far.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:33 PM

Parents, and retailers are responsible, not the game developers.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE(mammothmoth @ Dec 7 2005, 10:25 PM) View Post

I Think, it shouldnt be baned bc yea, its freedom to buy what you want. Simply put, if you dont like it then dont buy it


great argument. it's up to the parents.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:01 AM

If you're banning it because of the violence, then ban the nightly news as well. I mean shit, there are so many violent crimes reported every night, how is a kid supposed to know the difference? And like everyone else has said, no one is making you buy video games and blame the retailers for not enforcing the laws.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:17 AM

the problems arent the content its the parents, ive seen plenty of violence since i was little and my parents taught me the difference between fantacy and reality. now parents get kids the game cause they weant and and treat the tv/computer/games as baby sitters. the games shouldnt be banned the parents should start parenting and pay attention to the stuff they buy there kids

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:20 AM

I wish game manufacturers, concerned right wing nutjobs, politicians (see previous category), game consumers, AND most importantly legal guardians/parents would realize that a game is a form of entertainment, expression, art, and free speech. Legal guardians need to do their g*d damned job and take an interest in what their kids of doing/playing. (Notice I didn't just say parents.) Working 60 hours a week is no excuse for not paying attention to your kid for a few hours a week. If your kid has their head on straight, and you have taught them right from wrong and your kid is mature enough to control themselves, then let them play if you don't mind. The converse is true too. If you can't trust your kid, then you need to start teaching them so that you can trust them.

Bottom Line: Retailers should pay severe fines for selling to under age people. I don't care if your mommy or daddy said you could play the game. Parents can order it online if they can't make it to the store (and save some money to boot). Legal guardians should "parent" their kids. There is no substitute for a concerned parental unit. The government and everyone else should step off my #ick and not try to tell me what I can and can't play by trying to stop the sale of a stupid game.

This is similiar to what other people are saying. Just my little spin on it.




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