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Imagine what life would be like if every day you would hear the boy selling newspapers yelling out something along the line of this. What a world of chaos that would be. The world of GTA: San Andreas would most likely be the equivalent. In this insanely violent game, you can kill people in as many ways as you could image. While playing the game for 5 minutes I was able to kill someone and steal their knife which I then used to go up to someone and to my surprise, slit their throat by simply pressing one button. I understand that most games these days aren't very much like those of our parents. We have grown tired of Pac-Man eating dots, we have moved past Mario's flame throwing and King Koopa’s spiked turtles, and we have even gotten bored of that Donkey Kong throwing barrels. Compared to today, those games are like a hug coming from mommy with the games now looking more like a fist coming at your head.
While many times over, games like this are fun. They let us go about and do whatever we please even if it means killing people just because we can. To a point, games today don't even have to have missions or objectives as long as you can shoot someone with a shotgun and watch their body fly away. But when is this all going too far?
In my personal opinion, this has gone too far for way to long. But there is no stop to it and I very sincerely doubt that there ever will be a stop. I have sat and played GTA: San Andreas for about an hour now and can honestly say that this is too much violence. How can someone really sit back and make this game knowing that this might in fact mold a child's mind to think that it might be ok to walk up and stab someone just because they want to. I know there are restrictions on this game as far as the age of someone that can purchase it, but what happened to video games. What has happened to making games that are fun, not just because they are the newest shooter with the most weapons?
I don’t think that game developers are to be blamed for the dramatic shift in the popularity of violent games, for there might not be any one thing that made this trend occur. But I would hate to see the minds of those kids that were able to play these games at a young age grow up to have the morals or at least represent the morals that the characters use in this game in one way or another. It won't be too long until we find out what effect this will have on kids, for the first generation to grow up with this kind of violence in their games is about to grow up.
This entry has been edited 2 times. It was last edited on Oct 5th, 2008 at 21:59:12.
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