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To say that Grand Theft Auto is a game series that has spurred controversy would be an understatement. GTA is to the industry now what Doom was in the '90s, and lots of talk tends to swirl around games with such violence. Rockstar’s Lazlow, who you may know as the GTA universe’s charismatic DJ, spoke his mind regarding what he thinks about parents who buy their children GTA games.When the BBC asked Lazlow what he feels about accusations that GTA games and titles like them increase violence in people, he had a lot to say. “Our games are not designed for young people,” he explained. “If you're a parent and buy one of our games for your child you're a terrible parent. We design games for adults because we're adults. There's a lot of kids games out there that we're not interested in playing. Just like you enjoy watching movies and TV shows with adult themes and language and violence, that's the kind of thing we seek to produce.”Rockstar creates games that are for adults, by adults, and Lazlow couldn’t have been any more clear here. Only time will tell if Red Dead Redemption’s Wild West setting tapers the infamous Rockstar controversy that they experienced with GTA, Manhunt, and Bully.
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my first video gane was vice city so im a gta kid woot
"I agree totally. GTA is not for children. I certainly wouldn't buy it for my 16 year old son. And that's not an exaggeration."
Really, 16 year old son? I most certainly understand that a kid shouldn't play it, but a 14+ year old with a good upbringing should be able to. But we all have our different philosophies.
lazlow you idiot. im young but i can play these games you want to know why? its becuz i know right from wrong and i am mature> i dont have the time to explain so you might as well just go to youtube an watch "hey parents not all rated m games are bad" anyone else side with me on this> cuz i say its maturity not age
Woo! You tell them! Thank you. It is totally not the developer's job to make games safe for kids, it is the parent's job to mediate what they can play. You go Lazlow.
alek389 i agree you and me both are right
Seriously, the title is "Grand Theft Auto". The very title screams "not for kids". Any parent who buys GTA for their kids clearly is not paying enough attention to them.
warnuke94 when the first game came out you were not 12 u were like 2 it came out first on gbc
My wife is a sixth grade teacher and it came out during class that she has played Gow3. One of her students said 'Isn't it weird that your an adult and you played that game?'. Her reply was 'No, what's strange is that it's rated mature and your a child who has played it." I have now doubt that kids play these games but I think that exchange put's it into perspective.
I think 12 or 13 is an acceptable age to start playing these games, it's when I started playing them and I'm fine. When you're still not letting them play GTA at 16 you're getting into the caudeling territory and overly shielding your kids is never good.
Agreed, me myself being 15 (I don't have the game). the game isn't for children, it's funny how parents sued over the hot coffe incident because the rating label didn't include nudity and sex in it (because clearly they read it and upon seeing it, still thought it was okay for thier children). They still bought it because their 8 year was ready for extreme violence and languge.
well its good to know that i have good parents
well im a thirteen year old but i know the diffrence between right and wrong and the end of the day its just a game my mom bought it for me because she knows im not an idot
Alright. So, Rockstar pretty much said what us gamers have been saying all along. Now, let's see who will listen.
Well said, some people just don't see that because, I think, most still view video games as only for kids.
...Which is why my parents don't say, "Hey, how 'bout this game for ya?"