Illinois legislators want to ban “Grand Theft Auto” in Chicago because it will affect more and more carjacking cases. They are also considering banning other violent video games that allegedly affect the minds of many young players.
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A window displays the advertisement for Grand Theft Auto IV released in New York City on April 28, 2008. The popular and controversial video game released by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. celebrates the dirty side of urban culture. It is predicted that Grand Theft Auto IV will break the industry’s video game sales record after being released in US stores tomorrow.
according to Fox 32 ChicagoIn the latest report, Chicago residents saw many teenagers running and carjacking, which is similar to the scene in “GTA”. This led the authorities to believe that popular adventure games may have influenced these teenagers to commit these crimes.
They report that some of the arrested suspects are not even old enough to drive cars or motorcycles. They included two 15-year-old players and a 16-year-old boy who were charged with carjacking and later arrested by the authorities.
Is “GTA” really related to carjacking?
On the other hand, philanthropist Early Walker claimed that violent games (such as “Grand Theft Auto” (Grand Theft Auto)) may affect young players. He met with Illinois State Representative Marcus Evans in January.
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A customer bought the 18-certified computer game “Grand Theft Auto IV” at the Zavvi store on Oxford Street on April 29, 2008 on the day it was released in London, England. The game was released today on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION3 consoles, and sold out at the branch in central London on the morning of the release.
Because of Walker’s interpretation, a law was drafted to amend the 2012 law that prohibits the sale of “Grand Theft Auto” and other video games to young residents of Illinois.
Currently, five different countries have banned various versions of this popular adventure title. However, “Grand Theft Auto” is still available in the United States, which is one of the largest markets for games.
However, once Chicago officially bans the popular game, this situation may soon change. On February 19, last Friday, a former policeman reported that his vehicle had been hijacked in his driveway in the southern suburbs.
He said: “These guys think they will back down immediately, especially because they are teenagers.” Fox 32 Chicago.
Will violent video games really affect young players?
Harvard Health PressThe official website explains that games that show violence, gore, and blood may affect the way young people think. Researchers found that 97% of young people prefer to play video games that contain violent content.
Only two-thirds of them like to play action and adventure games. On the other hand, research in 2008 showed that male players are usually the ones who get titles of violence. This means that “GTA” may affect your carjackers in Chicago.
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