11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

September 4, 2008 -

Okay, so a pre-teen probably shouldn't be playing Grand Theft Auto.

But, as MyWebTimes reports, 11-year-old Audrey Plique's GTA gaming sessions may have saved her family's life after their car rolled over on the night of August 27th. Karen Norris, Audrey's mom, explains:

She just knew, from playing 'Grand Theft Auto.' She saw on there that when a car rolls over, it can blow up. She knew that could happen to us...

 

She showed the kind of bravery and courage you don't expect from an 11-year-old. She stayed composed. She sounded upset, but she knew the things she had to get done to help her parents and her siblings.

Audrey was just glad that she was able to save her family. It's unclear whether she saved her progress in GTA.

Via: Kotaku

GP: Thanks to several GP readers who pointed us toward this story. And, why yes, I do suck at PhotoShop...


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Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Thanks good job;

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing travesti or little and need to start saving costs. and dizi izle

YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

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But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Greetings, Jack Thompson. I am a representative of the Gamer Society.

Over the years, we have been watching you. Your pointless crusade against video games; your condemnation of your opponents; and your hypocrisy; all of these things have caught our eye. With the discovery of your latest anti-game rant within mainstream circulation, you have made the extent of your vendetta against those who know you, and seek to disbar you, very clear to us. We have therefore decided that we must remove you immediately instead of waiting for you to be disbarred. For the good of our people, no, for the good of all people, aside from our own individual entertainment, we shall expel you from both the Internet and the media, as well as any other public information source that you may use to discredit us. We acknowledge you as a serious opponent, and we are prepared for anything you try to do to us. Furthermore, we do not expect our business with you to be completed within a short amount of time.  You will not prevail forever against the angry masses of the gaming politic.

You cannot hide; we are everywhere. We cannot die; we are forever. Our numbers are increasing every day, and solely by the favor towards the games we play, creative and impressive as they often are. If you want another name for us, then call us Incognito, for we can be anyone and everyone, including those who support you.

Yet for all that we are not as tactless as you are; and our methods are very different to yours. We will not be surprised if you use our actions as an example of the persecution you claim to be experiencing; we accept this. In fact, we encourage it. We are your enemies.

Gradually as we mingle and meld with your known opponents, the suppression of the truth will become increasingly difficult to maintain. Parents will learn that video games do not cause people to shoot up their schools. Those who were affected by incidents such as the shootings at Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Northern Illinois University will know that the grief and the sorrow that they feel was not caused by video games. No, they will see that it comes from a man who has taken the popular excuse way too far. Yes, Mr. Thompson, we are against you.

Gaming is freedom. We are gamers. We are Incognito. We have not forgotten. You can be forgiven, and we pray that you will. Please, Mr. Thompson... Please accept us.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Didn't somebody already try this with a letter and flowers...didn't fare too well.....

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Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

From my point of view, it seems they were going for the "Message to Scientology" approach. It has some striking similarities to that message.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Oh, can you imagine Anon going after Jack Thompson?

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Yes. On Encyclopedia Dramatica he is on the List Of Anon's Enemies found in their article.

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Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

What...

The...

Hell...

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

(Sucks you can't edit when not logged in)

Emulating "Anonymous" (The new one) with that message might be a bit extreme. I'll be surprised if Dennis leaves it alone.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Cars exploding on impact - Mythbusters throughly disproved this myth's reality when they shot up a car in an attempt to deliberately set off the gas tank — to no avail. In a later episode, they revisited the myth and were able to set the fuel on fire with a tracer round, though it still did not explode.

Like I said before, the girl acted very foolishly, endangering her family.  This is not a case where GTA helped a family stay safe.  It's a case of Hollywood and the game industry's penchant for big explosions leading people to think that explosions are commonplace, and thus leading them to do stupid stuff that could easily get them killed.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

It may be correct that the gas does not catch fire in an aggressive manor, but the interior of a vehicle does.  There have been many cases where people have been killed due to their car catching on fire.  It doesn't take long at all for the car to be fully engulfed in flames either.

So though the car may not have exploded, it could have still caught firing, burning those people alive.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

What? Exploding car? Did the family drive a Pinto or something?

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

With those peopel postign endorsing Thompson(unless it's him writing that) I do wonder if he;s trying to star a LaRouche esque cult.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Yeah, I mentioned this story as a joke. It's scary to see people think an 11 year old playing GTA is a good thing.  Parents being saved is a plus, but they're seemingly bad parents so eh... 

Thankfully, there are enough people with sense here to realize this story isn't all flowers and sunshine on this site.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

 These kind of stories are great because they prove that given the chance, any blog will end up with commentors of the same caliber as Destructoid, Kotaku et al.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

I think the mom said her daughter learned it from GTA, not the 11 year old.  I guess that might show the parents are out of touch, just in a different way than alot of the politicans because they said it saved their lives and did not damn them all to an eternal hell.

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I wasn't aware that every car is a Pinto.

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Anyway I'm surprised an 11 year old girl would even be interested in grand theft auto, but apparently some of them like shooting things, who knew.

I'm reminded of a story where two people tried to rob this guy's house while someone inside was playing GTA, in the game apparently the cops said "this is the police you're surrounded." or something like that. The burgulars heard it thought the police were actually there and ran away. I can't vouch for how authentic the story is though.

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Such a pity that in GTA IV the cars don't blow up when they rollover anymore.

Wait a minute this proves Rockstar wants to kill kids everyone get to the protest mobile.

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Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

I believe JT and his bible loving minion squad get a PWNED/10 for bad taste and bad points.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Holy fuggin' shit! Three LEGENDARY Wins in one thread! Keep 'em coming, guys!

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

She knew it was, at the very least, a possibility because it happened all the time in GTA. Suppose it might have helped, but as several people pointed out, cars don't always explode, that said, still not a good idea to hang around and find out.

As for Thompson or a very accomplished impressionist, flat on the face, I'm afraid, you're actually providing an argument against an anti-GTA position, since, cars explode when they flip in GTA, people die when you shoot them or knock them down in GTA, if the first is understandable from a real-world perspective, then so is the other.

By your own argument, it is therefore possible to teach kids that shooting people in real life kills them by making them play GTA, therefore increasing awareness that guns kill and will cause repercussions without physically hurting anyone.

I'm sure Rockstar are flattered by the compliment.

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"She knew it was, at the very least, a possibility because it happened all the time in GTA. Suppose it might have helped, but as several people pointed out, cars don't always explode, that said, still not a good idea to hang around and find out."

Yes it is!  The alternatives, as I and others have pointed out in earlier posts, are very much more dangerous.  If you value your life, you don't leave a car after an accident unless you're absolutely sure that it's safe to do so.  Why?  Because a car is built to keep you safe from other cars on the road - your body is not - and when you leave that car and move through the traffic lanes to the sidewalk you're removing yourself from the safest place and exposing yourself to significant danger.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

The "minion's" absurdity makes me smile.

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Great story guys, and bad photoshop, haha j/p.

next time if it is a screenshot that is all one side of the color spectrum so much, maybe try desaturate, and change the hue to that color with the hue/saturation...  maybe... i dont have Ps at home right now, so i cant even test it out to see....

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Like someone said before, cars don't explode when flipped. Cars pretty much don't explode anyway, unlike what the movies show you. And again, like that person mentioned, accident victims should not be moved unless there is imminent danger, or if you know their condition won't be worsened if you move them.

I don't think anyone should be celebrating anything. She had quick reflexes and was lucky that she didn't make anything worse, the end. Stop trying to read something that isn't there.

And besides, Rockstar changed GTA IV to where the vehicles wouldn't explode when flipped. They don't explode when shot at either unless you shoot the "gas tank" or engine, which is still totally unrealistic.

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Yup, in the real world you can pretty much shoot a gas tank full of holes and it still won't explode.  You have to hit it with incendiary rounds in order to blow it up - and even that might take a few rounds because the fuel has to be exposed to plenty of oxygen in order to ignite, and a gas tank usually has only a small amount of oxygen.  People tend to forget that without air there can be no combustion.  Besides, cars are built to RESIST fires and explosions.

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I'm glad the girl and her family are safe and I'm all for learning good things from video games but....Am I the only one who thinks that GTA is TOTALLY out of place in the whole story?

I mean, nothing in that whole article goes into what exactly she "learned" through playing the game. "GTA showed her how dangerous a flipped over car can be" -- No, thats just sounds stupid. BEING in a flipped over vehicle and seeing your parents injured and bleeding in flipped over vehicle should show you how dangerous it is. 

Not saying she didn't do the right things, but whole video game comment sounds more like a "Wow-these-kids-today-sure-are-advanced" comment.

 

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Have you played san andreas? In that game when your car rolls over on it's top or side it will always catch fire and blow up unless you can roll it back right side up. Eventually you learn that if your car has flipped over then you need to get out of the car and run. I don't think it's that out of place.

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The car exploding after tipping over appears to be a game design element. When a car is flipped upside down it's undriveable, but it's also a nuisance if it's stuck on the road forever. It messes up your driving routes. Simple fix: make it blow up. The charred remains stay for a while and them get removed from existence (visually and in the game's memory) In the game, this is reasonable enough to make it appear normal.

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Jack-o must be bored. He doesn't usually respond that many times in a single thread. I suppose they could be fake-jacks, but this on smelled vaguely real to me. 

I've only skimmed the thread, so I don't know if anyone's already suggested this.  I did notice that folks have already challenged the notion that flipped cars blow up.  I must admit, I haven't played much GTA lately, but if I were to site anything in my personal experience that might lead me to the conclusion that flipped car = blowup, the finger would have to be pointed squarely at hollywood.  I've seen more car explosions in the last month worth of movies then I did in the last 3 months of video games.

(Granted, I haven't played allot of driving games, but as I sit here and think, how often do you see hollywood flip a car and NOT blow it up?  I'm willing to bet less then 1/3 of all hollywood flips. max.)

Just my two cents.  I'm inclined to think the logic that GTA actually influenced this situation is questionable at best.

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Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Obviously you can learn things from video games. But, only if the game is actually attempting to teach you something. Even small children can tell when something that is being done in a cartoon or game that shouldn't actually be done in real life. An entire generation that grew up watching Elmer Fudd shoot Daffy Duck in the face is proof of this.

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It's good that the girl saved her family from their car (under the risk that it could have exploded), but crediting GTA could be a dangerous thing. If it's possible for a child to learn a good lesson from a game, then it's possible for them to learn a bad lesson.

Who is waiting for Fox news to bring up the line "If you beat up a prostitute, you can get your money back"?

Still, applause to Audrey for her courage and quick thinking!

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The chance of explosion must have been maybe 1 in 500.  The chance of an injured person being injured more severely after being moved would be about 1 in 5.  The chance of being hit by another car and injured or killed after exiting the vehicle, perhaps 1 in 20.  Yeah, the girl did REAL good, taking her family from a relatively safe situation and putting them into a much more dangerous one.

Everyone who thinks the girl did the smart thing, if you get into such a situation, I advise you to do as she did - the human herd could do with a few less morons.  If I get into that same situation, I'll be staying in the car - it has a metal cage, seatbelts and crumple zones and it keeps me safe really well - even upside down.

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I don't understand why you must use sarcasm to make your point. It's a good one, don't ruin it like that.

We're talking about an 11 year old girl who worried for her family. She did what she could to keep them safe. Maybe she knew about the dangers of moving an injured person, maybe not. But she did her best to keep her family safe. If the situation was safe or not, she acted bravely.

Now address the scene. The car was off the road in a ditch, so there is very little risk of being struck by other cars. In fact, there was little risk of being seen by other cars. The other family members may have been concious and able to self-assess their injuries (the mother reached out her hand for help). You could choose to stay in the car. It seems her family chose not to.

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Back to the real issue.

I think the whole GTA element is a little out of proportion, but if they think something good happened from that game, I don´t think is bad at all. Many children (or teenagers) sometimes show some level of adulthood when it comes to emergencies, calling the police or doing first aid, or even driving to a hospital to get help.

In my opinion, an 11 years old can play without problems GTA because they already know is just a fantasy game. I´m agree the game maybe give to many people some courage to take chances in a difficult situation, but is not enterly some kind of "training device" as morons like Jack Thompson are claiming.

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Whatever. Glad her family came out okay, but I doubt she actually got a whole lot of the saving strategies from GTA. As for the people getting all up in arms over an eleven year old playing Grand Theft Auto (I'm glad to see there's very few this time around), stop being so damn whiney. It's a game, and it's not your kid. People must have forgotten the entire pourpose of the ESRB ratings...

 

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EVERY SINGLE TRAGEDY YOU ARE AROUND TRYING TO CAPITIALIZE YOU CARE NOTHING BUT YOUR SELF YES AGAIN CAPITIALIZE THE STREET COULD FLOW WITH THE BLOOD OF MILLIONS AND ALL YOU WOULD THINK IS HOW CAN YOU USE THE CURRENT SITUATION TO LINE YOUR POCKET AND APPEAR ON TV YOU ARE TRULY A MONSTER AND A SERVANT OF THE DEVIL (im roman catholic0

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And every single post you are trying to CAPITALIZE on!!

Sorry I couldn't resist.

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EPIC Win.

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Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Another LEGENDARY Win! Congratulations! The second person today to have achieved this!

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Capitalize?  What the Hell are you smoking?   The owner of this site, Mr. Censor, puts out there a story that you can learn stuff from GTA.  Okay, you can learn stuff from GTA. I've been saying that on national tv for four years, you idiots, and you have entire legions of gamers crucifying me for that.  Capitalizing?

I'm making the point that Dennis McCauley and his slave master, ECA, and the rest of the game industry spends millions and millions of dollars on advertising to modifying buying behavior, and yet they say a game you play for hundreds of hours can't POSSIBLY modify your behavior.  Then a story like this comes along, and Dennis McCauley is so stupid that he reports it here, and opens the door which anyone could drive a truck through, that games do modify behavior AND TEACH THINGS!

Good grief, interactive products are the best teaching tools in the world.  All the best Navy flight school graduates trained on flight games when they were kids.

Simple rule:  What you put into your head has behavioral consequences.  The Bible says this.  All educators say this.  The game industry admits it with their warning labels.  I've been spot-on right from day one, and Dennis McCauley just apologized.  Jack Thompson    

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

Jack, Jack, Jack... This little girl didn't learn a behavior, she learned a fact. Cars can catch on fire and explode. She got this from GTA. Now, while GTA--and every action movie known to man--exagerates how easily a car will explode, it still can catch fire. But knowing a car can catch fire isn't a behavior. Every form of media can teach facts, and this little girl learned a fact. Big deal. Now, if she had been driving recklessly and rolled the car, then you might have some miniscule reason to claim she learned a behavior... except that she's eleven and probably can't even reach the pedals.

 

And do you happen to have some evidence of Navy flight school pilots playing flight sims or an apology from Dennis?

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"games do modify behavior AND TEACH THINGS!"

-You mean like how my chemistry book can possibly teach me how to create a highly exothermic reaction? Let's add that to the list because a chemistry book can teach you how to create a bomb!

Jack, you ignorant twit, just because you are taught to act does not mean that you will subconciously act against free will. If somebody learns that pressing the trigger of a firearm releases the hammer which then taps the bullet and finally sends the bullet flying out of the barrel, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're subconciously planning a killing spree. Otherwise, you'd have to worry about EVERY single military veteran going on a spree after basic training (becase the military TAUGHT them how to fire a gun). Just because one person understands how something works doesn't mean they automatically intend to put said system to work.

I mean, we all know that you know how to act like an absolute ignoramous, but we don't expect you to wear your dunce cap all the time.

 

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"Simple rule:  What you put into your head has behavioral consequences.  The Bible says this. "

Hey, thanks John Bruce!  I'll be using this in various Press Releases, drafts of legislations, and Public Nuisance lawsuits to "Protect the Children!" from bigotry and hate, and the "causal" effects of those teachings made by various religious groups, including, but not limited to, your own church.

After all, it was the "Bible" being taught to kids in church that it is ok to verbally, mentally, physically, and/or sexually abuse other kids in Public Schools, Public Parks, and other Public places.

It was the "Bilbe" being taught to kids in church that it is ok to terrorize other kids who don't fall in line with the teachings of that "Bilbe" til the victim is driven to suicide, becomes a life long abuse victim, and perhaps drives the victim to strike back, becoming an abuser themselves.

There are plenty of criminal cases where we can draw those same "causal" links from religious teachings to the crimes committed by those who were "mentally molested" by those religious teachings.

And one only has to replace video games with the exact same violent religious teachings to show the same "causal" link to heightened aggression and violent tendancies, right?  Actually, why ask you?  You support such teachings.  In fact, being an elder of your church, as you've claimed before, you probably aid in teaching such pornographic ideas as abusing others because they don't believe what you believe.

I'm sure I can drum up a number of cases where religion could be tied into criminal activity.  Especially Christian religious beliefs.

Eric Rudolph, Fred Phelps, a number of KKK and skinhead activities, even Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.  And, hey, how about that Oxnard School shooting or the church shooting in Nebraska earlier this year?  They were driven to commit those crimes because of religion.  One because he was a bigot against homosexuals and the other because he had been abused by his extremist religious Parents for over a decade.

Oh, and of course the Catholics teach that child molestation is a good thing.  Not merely that Priests get to molest kids, but the higher ups covered it up and protected the molestors.  (If the higher ups hadn't protected and covered up the cases, the argument would have been weaker.)

And, sadly, so many good religious individuals, those who don't promote or teach bigotry and hate as their religion, will have to suffer because of you, John Bruce.  After all, the First Amendment says the government can't give respect to one religion over another.  So, to "Protect the children!", this will have to affect ALL religions.  It's a shame really.  There really are a number of honorable people of faith out there.  You and your church, of course, aren't among them.  But, don't worry, I let everyone know that it was YOU who was responsible for this outcome.

Now, where shall we start?

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I guess by that logic, I should know how to use magic, swing a sword, use a bow and arrow, turn into a dragon, fly a dragon, fly a gunship, fly a jet, fly a WWI fighter plane, fly like Superman, develop implants, become a cyborg, fire laser beams out of my eyes, jump from rooftop to rooftop, travel through time....

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Of course it's naive to think any type of media you put in doesn't have effects on your behavior. But your claims that the behavior puts everyone at risk is greatly exagerrated. You take the worst case scenario and make it seem like it could happen every day. You take Murphy's Law too seriously.

"Simple rule:  What you put into your head has behavioral consequences. "

"The Bible says this."

Let's put two and two together. Jack is who he is because of the way he takes the Bible in his head.

JT saves no lives, and loves runing over dead bodies to be on TV

I rate you a 10/10, I can't tell if you are a troll or actually Jack!

That rant also reminds me, didn't Jack scream about how those who are NOT influenced by the likes of GTA and DO NOT go on things like killing sprees is along the lines of "an inseginificant, not worth acknowledging, anecdotal evidence"?  Yet when such horrid events --even if they are unrelated to his claims & proved so-- like a school shooting occurs, Jack just shows how very hypocritical and selective he is.

And what do mean by Dennis apologizing?  I don't recall him flat out saying game's can't have a negative effect on someone, but UNLIKE YOU in such cases HE LOOKS AT THE MORE LIKELY CAUSES(i.e. Cody Posey's sexual abuse, the V-Tech shooter's mental problems expressed through his writings, a bunch of other incidents you tried forcing yourself onto, etc).

By your absurd logic we should also ban: TV, movies, music, BOOKS(i.e. the Bible), drawings/art, and even TALKING/PEOPLE because they all have the potential of influencing & helping someone into doing some hideous act!

Take the uni-bomber, should we have banned science books and libraries?  That bastard terrorized people(especially those in computer science) in my local community during the 80s-90s, and then we eventually find out he got his info & "research" from the local campus's library.

Again, games like GTA do NOT teach you how to REALISTICALLY operate a weapon, or give any "shooting strategies" on weapons(i.e. that BS you spewed about V-Tech), and like the above example those who are going to commit such acts will ACTIVILY SEEK THIS KIND OF "INFO" OUT!

You tried this with music, but you failed and people soon forgot such BS.  You tried this with movies, you failed it yet again and people don't buy it.  And history keeps repeating itself with video games....

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

An 11 year old girl picking up an ERRONEOUS nugget of information from a video game and picking up a gun (that games don't show how to use properly) and going on a killing spree are two different things.  You see information and mind control are two largely different things.  You can learn information about the Vikings, but it doesn't mean you are going to sack your neighbor's house now are you?

 

Yet again basic common sense and logic are beyond your reach.

 

But we should expect no less from a legally proven liar.

Re: 11-year-old Girl Saves Family, Credits GTA

So how's the last two weeks of your law career going JT? Got your application to McDonalds sent in yet?

 
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Matthew WilsonI have said it before net nutrality will not be made in to law until Google or Netflix is blocked, or they do what they did for sopa and pull their sites down in protest.04/23/2014 - 8:02pm
Andrew EisenGee, I guess putting a former cable industry lobbyist as the Chairman of the FCC wasn't that great of an idea. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html?_r=204/23/2014 - 7:26pm
Andrew EisenIanC - I assume what he's getting at is the fact that once PS3/360 development ceases, there will be no more "For Everything But Wii U" games.04/23/2014 - 5:49pm
Andrew EisenMatthew - Yes, obviously developers will eventually move on from the PS3 and 360 but the phrase will continue to mean exactly what it means.04/23/2014 - 5:45pm
IanCAnd how does that equal his annoying phrase being meaningless?04/23/2014 - 5:09pm
Matthew Wilson@Andrew Eisen the phrase everything but wiiu will be meaningless afer this year becouse devs will drop 360/ps3 support.04/23/2014 - 4:43pm
Andrew EisenFor Everything But... 360? Huh, not many games can claim that title. Only three others that I know of.04/23/2014 - 3:45pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/23/another-world-rated-for-current-consoles-handhelds-in-germany/ Another World fulfills legal obligations of being on every gaming system under the sun.04/23/2014 - 12:34pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/steam-gauge-do-strong-reviews-lead-to-stronger-sales-on-steam/?comments=1 Here is another data driven article using sales data from steam to figure out if reviews effect sales. It is stats heavy like the last one.04/23/2014 - 11:33am
Andrew EisenI love RPGs but I didn't much care for Tales of Symphonia. I didn't bother with its sequel.04/23/2014 - 11:21am
InfophileIt had great RPGs because MS wanted to use them to break into Japan. (Which had the side-effect of screwing NA PS3 owners out of Tales of Vesperia. No, I'm not bitter, why do you ask?)04/23/2014 - 10:52am
RedMageI'm still disappointed the 360 never broke into Japan either. It had a bevy of great RPGs in the late 2000s.04/23/2014 - 9:48am
TheSmokeyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/call-of-duty-swatting-hoax_n_5195659.html?utm_hp_ref=canada&ir=Canada CoD loser calls SWAT on person who beat him04/23/2014 - 7:13am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/23/xbox-one-reaches-japan-on-september-4/ Just give it up, Microsoft. You're NEVER going to be big in Japan, especially now that the notoriously clunky in Japan Kinect is MANDATORY.04/23/2014 - 7:10am
Cheater87Has this been posted yet? http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Lord+Spencer/ssv-saudi-arabia-bans-bravely-default-because-it-promotes-pedophilia--272016.phtml04/22/2014 - 9:31pm
ZippyDSMleehttp://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/133898-Fatal-Frame-V-Coming-Exclusively-to-Wii-U04/22/2014 - 8:50pm
Matthew Wilsonit is a game worth playing if you have a pc/360/ps304/20/2014 - 9:34pm
MaskedPixelantehttps://twitter.com/IGLevine/status/457552538343325696 The Lutece Twins show up in some of the most unlikely of places.04/20/2014 - 2:44pm
Andrew EisenAs it happens, Chinatown Wars is the only GTA game I've played.04/19/2014 - 10:43am
Papa MidnightWith GTA5 (to date) failing to even provide indication of a PC release, I'm realising that this might be the first GTA game that I have not played (outside of Chinatown Wars) since the series inception.04/19/2014 - 8:14am
 

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