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    Jan 21st, 2009 at 10:17:05     -    Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas (PS2)

    I played a couple more missions today and got re familiar with the game again. One of the missions was a murder mission. Smoke and Sweet are joking about OG Loc, who is to be released from prison today. You drive Smoke and Sweet to pick up Jeffrey and park. Loc walks out of the building, and towards the Grove Street OG's. Loc explains that he has to kill somebody who was dissing him in prison. Drive to Freddy's house, in Vagos hood. Sweet and Smoke leave, but I decide to stay and help Loc. Stand in the red marker at the top of the stairs, to ring the doorbell. After a short discussion, Freddy escapes via the back door, and hops on a bike. You have to chase and kill Freddy! I grab the bike in front of me, and keep up with Freddy. Loc shoots from the back, but he won't perform very well. After a long chase through Los Santos, Freddy stops at the basketball court across from the Ganton Towers, where a group of Vagos are waiting. You can't leave any survivors.

    When viewing this mission in a ethical analysis it is immoral every time. Through Utilitarianism, Carl kills many people for the satisfaction of Loc. Clearly the total happiness is negative when people die for one mans want. So utilitarian analysis says its immoral. Through Kantianism, murder is one of the moral truths so right away it is deemed immoral. Through Social Contract theory, society has chosen murder to be immoral through the social contract so once again Carl's actions are wrong. When I played before I never really analyzed all the actions in the game. It seems that every action is immoral.

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    Jan 21st, 2009 at 10:16:17     -    Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas (PS2)

    I started a new game in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas today. I did a couple of mission. In one of the missions "Tagging up the Turf",one of your gang members, Ryder tells you to go and see Sweet, who is playing basketball with Smoke. You must let a rival gang, the Ballas, know that you are back on the steets, so it's time to spray paint graffiti to mark your territory. You get in Sweet's car and drive to Idlewood. Sweet demonstrates how it's done, and sprays the Grove Street tag over that of the Front Yard Ballas. Now it's your turn. Two new blips appear on your radar. You follow them, and begin tagging. Then you drive towards East Los Santos, Ballas territory. You spray the tag on the wall with the mural.

    Go to the next location, and notice two Ballas guarding their territory. They will attack you as soon as you begin spraying their tag. You kill the Ballas before spraying over their tag. After all six tags are sprayed, get in Sweet's car and drive back to the Grove to complete the mission.

    This mission shows one of the many elements in the game of gangs and violence. It glorifies gang life, theft, and murder; even though it is very enjoyable. You are rewarded for committing crimes like murder and of course, grand theft auto. Also there is a fair amount of racism in the game. You are a black man in the game and you have wars with other races like Mexicans. This is not my first time playing these games but this experience was different after looking at the game while taking an ethics class.

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