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(NYPost)   Grand Theft Auto is "10,000 times worse" than child molestation   ( divider line
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18743 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Dec 2003 at 4:47 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-12-30 01:48:43 PM  
google the author...he's a tool.
2003-12-30 02:03:23 PM  
I still havent figured out how to have sex with the prostitutes in the game.

Now whats wrong with this game?
2003-12-30 02:04:22 PM  
For those of you who don't want to read the whole article this will show how big of an ass this guy is:

"People, this is insane. This is 10,000 times worse than the worst thing anybody thinks Michael Jackson ever did to a little boy - or than any lie the feds think Martha Stewart ever told them, or any line in any song that Bruce Springsteen ever sang that rankled a cop in the Meadowlands."
2003-12-30 02:08:16 PM  
I never played Child Molestation, but if it's anything like Civilization 3 then he's probably right.
2003-12-30 02:08:40 PM  
Dear Christopher Byron,

You are seriously full of shiat.


2003-12-30 02:14:44 PM  
2003-12-30 02:14:58 PM  
Yes, because committing crimes on video games in make-believe land is far worse than doing it real life.

Christopher Byron: Get a clue, asshat.
2003-12-30 02:22:04 PM  

You've gotta pull up to them very slowly in a nice car. Wait for a sec, they'll lean over to the window and get in the passenger side. Now drive to some place that's secluded, do your bidness, watch your health go back up, and watch her leave with your money.

And that's where you kill her and take your money back.
2003-12-30 02:22:32 PM  
2003-12-30 02:03:23 PM ozoneman

I still havent figured out how to have sex with the prostitutes in the game.

Swipe a big enough car, like the Perennial. Pick one up and then driver her back to the hideout. Don't get out of the car, just sit there. It'll start rocking after a few seconds.
2003-12-30 02:24:53 PM  
What, are the graphics in Child Molestation way better or is it just more realistic?
2003-12-30 02:25:04 PM  
At a risk of threadjacking, I like to do it on the top of a building. When she gets out of the cardoor she falls 5 stories to her death.

That said, I wrote that guy a nasty email. Of course it won't do any good but at least his email is linked to the story.
2003-12-30 02:27:36 PM  
"digital snuff porn". haha I like that.
2003-12-30 02:28:01 PM  
You see, the problem is that some people just don't appreciate a good, clean head shot.

There's nothing quite like standing on top of the warehouse in Portland Harbor and blowing up passing cars with a bazooka until the cops swarm you and helicopters start shooting at you.

Then you take the bazooka and blow up the helicopter. Pure gaming happiness. Stroll on down to Hepburn Heights and use the sniper rifle to pick off Diablo after Diablo. relaxing!
2003-12-30 02:32:59 PM  
This dong should be biatching about Scarface too, because, if Oliver Stone, Brian DePalma, and Al Pacino hadn't have made that classic movie, there would be nothing to base the game on.

So Oliver Stone is the one to blame here!!
2003-12-30 02:48:09 PM  
If we ban GTA, only criminals will have GTA....
2003-12-30 03:51:14 PM  
i guess it never occured to this asshat that if he's offended by it, he has the option of not playing it
2003-12-30 03:57:52 PM  
ozoneman & ricardomontalban

I think the radio has to be off too...
2003-12-30 04:24:08 PM  
I wrote an e-mail too. Do it up, Farkers, and be sure to copy his editors. What a horrible thing to say.
2003-12-30 04:52:01 PM  

Will everyone on fark please tell this guy what a lamer he is?
2003-12-30 04:53:13 PM  
What an idiot. Probably the biggest reason that I've never actually committed an act of violence against another person is that I can take out my frustrations in video games like GTA III. Why bother picking a fight with a real person who might whip your ass when you can go blow away an entire city of digital people with no consequences? And when that doesn't satisfy my hunger for violence I just watch gun camera footage on CNN and Fox News. What? You mean real people die from those bombs? But they're so cool!
2003-12-30 04:53:38 PM  
Geez. Pretty soon he'll be coming down on the Smurfs video game.
2003-12-30 04:53:52 PM  
let me guess...the author has never been molested...because if he were, he would know that being violated as a child is much worse and messes up your brain for the rest of your life.
2003-12-30 04:55:01 PM  
Doesn't anyone want to take personal responsibility for anything anymore??? Everything bad that happens is because of rap music, pornography, movies or violent video games. How about facing up to your own stupid actions instead of blaming someone else for what you do???
2003-12-30 04:55:27 PM  
Sociologically games like football are 10,000 times worse than any video game. Specially considering the popularity of football compaired to GTA.
2003-12-30 04:55:35 PM  
YEAH! Bring down Take TWO!

Because as we all know no one will think up a violent video game after those guys are gone... right?
2003-12-30 04:55:43 PM  
As usual, the Japanese are years ahead of us in molestation sims:

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2003-12-30 04:56:21 PM  
2003-12-30 04:56:36 PM  
Ok, this is the third place I've seen this article today. Go ahead, everyone rant and rave and think you are being clever with your comments about what an idiot the author is, etc, etc, etc.
2003-12-30 04:57:08 PM  
Forget sending letters to the author, if he's asshat enough to post something like that then he'd probably ignore them anyway.

Instead, send them to lette­rs­[nospam-﹫-backwards]tso­pyn­*com, where someone else (like perhaps his boss) may come across what an dumbass he is and fire him.
2003-12-30 04:57:13 PM  
What until this hammerfark gets a load of Take Two's latest title. I forget the name, but it involves snuff films. Seriously.

2003-12-30 04:57:22 PM  

Obviously for this guy to complain about GTA, he's never heard of "Carmageddon". Hell, in England, all the pedestrians in Carmageddon were zombies instead of people.

Hopefully, in the next GTA, one mission will involve a reporter. "Welcome to GTA !!! This is how we do it in Vice City, biatch !!!!"

2003-12-30 04:57:22 PM  
And don't forget the building downtown in V.C.,facing across from where the police helicopter is... On the 2nd floor,there's an office that's open and full of people. Great for rampaging on the cops that can't get to you or playing "Office Rage".
2003-12-30 04:57:33 PM  
Great headline.
2003-12-30 04:58:37 PM  
At least with GTA you don't have to worry about getting blood stains out of the clown suit.

One ticket please...
2003-12-30 04:59:02 PM  
So does this make me a really bad person for liking the game?
2003-12-30 04:59:20 PM  
This clown obviously has no idea what child molestation really is.
2003-12-30 04:59:22 PM  
I was molested as a young child.

The first time I thought my (now ex) girlfriend was pregnant, I had a panic attack and almost had to be rushed to the hospital. This was almost TWENTY YEARS after I was molested.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a GODDAMNED VIDEO GAME. Not only that, it's something that a responsible parent can control their child's access to. My mother is one of the most responsible parents on the face of the planet, but she couldn't stop what happened to me, because it was done to me by my own father.

This jackass that wrote this article needs to be raped in the ass by his own father. Then he can talk from a reasonable frame of reference about how farking damaging a videogame is.
2003-12-30 04:59:52 PM  
"By what preposterous reasoning can one argue that once someone turns 17 years of age it magically becomes OK to glorify mass murder?"

Would someone please inform this asshat that at the "Magical" age of 21 it is ok to drink, or that the "Magical" age of 18 you can die fighting for your country?

2003-12-30 05:01:17 PM  
Hah, not only did I write him an email, I think I've signed him up for at least fifty different types of porn spam so far.

This guy has never even played the game, you can tell by his descriptions of the game. Moron.
2003-12-30 05:01:26 PM  
What a tool. That person deserves to be bludgeoned over the head with a bat, shot with a gun stolen off of the dead body of a cop, and run over with a stolen car...
2003-12-30 05:01:59 PM  
You see, the problem is that some people just don't appreciate a good, clean head shot.

There's nothing quite like standing on top of the warehouse in Portland Harbor and blowing up passing cars with a bazooka until the cops swarm you and helicopters start shooting at you.

Then you take the bazooka and blow up the helicopter. Pure gaming happiness. Stroll on down to Hepburn Heights and use the sniper rifle to pick off Diablo after Diablo. relaxing!

I thought I was the only one who loved to do that! Another favorite of mine was hiding in the pizza place and throwing grenades out the door.

That was only fun though until the cops started shooting me through the window.
2003-12-30 05:02:12 PM  
Don't get riled up, people. This is the New York Post. It's basically a glorified right-wing tabloid. Nobody changes their opinion based on a Post article. It's basically scare-mongering of the worst order, and don't think New Yorkers don't know it.

Oh yeah, ozoneman. Here's how to use a prostitute: Get a nice car, like a Cheetah or an Infernus, and find a hooker. A lot of them can be found around Little Havana at night. Drive up next to her, and after a bit of talking she'll enter the car. Find a quiet place away from the road and park there. If done right, the car will start shaking and your health meter will go up. Great sound effects, too.
2003-12-30 05:02:37 PM  
meh, someone needs to get laid
2003-12-30 05:02:45 PM  
Yep, GTA is evil, and LOTR is racist.

Welcome to the wide world of idiocy.

(And hey, I got my third article posted!)
wil [TotalFark]
2003-12-30 05:03:12 PM  
And cases surface constantly in which "Grand Theft Auto" has been linked to violence and killing. In Tennessee last summer a motorist was killed and his passenger wounded when two boys - aged 14 and 16 - played "Grand Theft Auto" and then decided to go out and take sniper shots at cars, just like in the game.

Constantly, eh? Constantly.


That's funny. For something that's 10,000 times worse than anything Jacko may have done, I sure am seeing a LOT more Jacko on the news -- you know what? Now that I think of it . . . I'd say that Jacko is constantly on the news.

Yep. Constantly.

And as long as I have more space in this nifty text box, let me say thank god some genius parents have raised kids who can't tell the difference between Real Life and Video Games. Oh! Oh! Oh! And DOUBLE thank god there are genius parents who let their 14 year olds play a game intended for adults.
2003-12-30 05:05:54 PM  
Oh, god, please nobody let them see Manhunt.

*flashback of a baseball-bat decapitation*
2003-12-30 05:05:57 PM  
No way this is 10,000 x worse than Child Molestation, besides levels 2 and 4 child molestation wasn't that great. So it coulnd't be that much worse.

What would make these touchy feeley farktards happy? Maybe if we only had games where you could hug puppies and smell flowers and blame everything on jews... that would make them happy.
2003-12-30 05:07:35 PM  
Oh yeah, I always refer to the Post for hot stock tips. Here's another possiblity, toolfark. They come through any SEC investigation (which depresses the stock, making it a great buy) and then upon the release of the sequel the stock climbs even higher. You're going to tell me to sell the stock of a game company with a title due sell millions of copies due to SEC investigation? Yeah, every company investigated by the SEC is always left financially devastated, gutted, and sold after that. Moron. Go blow a Lieberman.
2003-12-30 05:07:57 PM  
Also, I'd like to introduce this guy to Postal 2. It's far worse, content-wise, than GTA, and it's such a shiatty game besides that this guy will be unloading a BFG into Take Two's offices.
2003-12-30 05:08:20 PM  
I just want to go on record with the rest of you in saying that this guy is a serious asshat.
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