Sun, 29 Jan 2006
GTA sells not because it is a violent game; it sells because it is a very good game- there are far more violent games than GTA. Just because I like playing it doesn't mean I go around looking to mow down pedestrians and shoot-off people with an arsenal big enough for Maldives. OK, I do wonder how it'd feel to do a Evil Knievel, but that's pretty much it.
Here's a snippet from the law-suit filed: "marketed the 'Grand Theft Auto' series in a fashion that encourages the creation of (software modifications), which has added to the counter-culture image of the games, enhancing their popularity and hence their profitability."
Arrgh!! Making things your customers enjoy fiddling with is a crime now?! What next- "Your honor, please stop people from watching Star Wars- too many people are making atrocious fan movies about it. Not to mention Ross wanting Rachel to enact the Princess Leia fantasy. And while you're at it, your honor, could you please gimme some of George Lucas' money?"