Grand Theft Auto IV Mania

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The edgy game, Grand Theft Auto Four is rated mature with all of its explicit content. Some gamers are calling it revolutionary. Grand Theft Auto IV is hitting stores and high estimates predict it could sell 9.5 million copies in one week.

Jason Bennett, a Grand Theft Auto fan said, "It's like, pretty much the best game that ever came out. That's what I think."

Shane Wetherby, a Best Buy manager said, "The graphics are amazing, it's huge. It's three times as big as the one that was on the PlayStation two and it's just Grand Theft Auto, that's all you need to know. It's the fourth installment. Every single one has been revolutionary and this one is no exception."

In addition to it's revolutionary attributes, buyers have to be 17 years of age for the game's harsh nature. With features such as partial nudity, bloody violence, and even use of drugs and alcohol.

Gamestop Manager, Nick Lento said, "It's really not intended for anyone under 17. You can really do whatever you want to do in this game. You think about it, you can do it."

And many are thinking they have to have this game. One local retailer reported nearly 800 people interested in purchasing Grand Theft Auto before the game its release.

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  • by Michael Location: Crawfordville on Apr 29, 2008 at 06:36 PM
    What's wrong with America is poor parenting.
  • by jack-ofalltrades Location: britain on Apr 29, 2008 at 08:59 AM
    there is no solid scientific proof that violence in the media directly effects violence in reality, one can become desensitised by seeing graphic images but these pro hugbunny treehuggers need a wake up call the likes of tom and jerry are toned down now due to these self rightous idiots deciding its too violent to watch- it never done me any harm i never hit anyone with a frying pan, it is the parents responsibility to not let a child watch an adult film, same goes with computer games stop laying it at the game creators door these games are good for stress relief from life and are good holesome fun, anyone who played the game would understand some games are not meant for kids and its the parents responsibilty no one elses we are living in such a bubblewrapped society its nausiating - we have not suddenly become a violent socienty due to the media, our species has always been violent full of sociopathic violent megalomaniacal narsasists like hitla ghengis khan nepoleon
  • by White Location: Tally on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:09 AM
    Hey anonymous..just so you know, if parents kept a better eye on their kids, then kids would know that it's just a game and not real life. It's up to the parents to keep an eye out for what their kids are doing. anyone can play a video game, and anyone can try to act out what they saw. they only was yo stop this is BETTER PARENTING!!!!! teach the kids the difference between reality and the game world. the game companies are not to blame, the parents are!kids are not stupid, unless they're raised that way. the only reason your upset is mommy and dadd never bought you one. i have had numerous game systems that my little cousins play. it's fun for them, and with supervision they learn the difference. think about it. how can you blame a company that had never even met most of the kids that play compared to the parents that LIVE WITH THE KIDS!!! it's not the game industries job to babysit!
  • by Anonymous Location: Valdosta on Apr 29, 2008 at 01:03 AM
    Games like these are a big part of what is wrong with America. See it, play it, then do it in real life. Kids are stupid and very impressionable. 17 means nothing these days. If kids want it, they get it, from mommy and daddy or anyone else.
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