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Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Grand Theft Auto IV

Earlier we posted a poll about the hooker screwing and killing in Grand Theft Auto IV. I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about this game, so I haven’t voted yet, and instead asked the guys on my IM why I shouldn’t be horribly offended by them having virtual sex for money with the woman to the left, and then blasting her in the head with a semi-automatic. Their compelling answers, after the jump. Keep reading »

Poll: Is Grand Theft Auto IV Super Duper Offensive?

Grand Theft Auto IV came out on Tuesday and made bajillions of dollars in sales. However, some people are up in arms because the video game allows you to have sex with prostitutes and then kill them afterwards. Boinkology has an excellent post up about the line between video game fantasy and real, live misogyny. But we want to know how you feel — does this video game in particular bother you? Video games have always featured violence, but is this one too over-the-top? Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: Polygamists, Evil Dads, And Girl Hating Gamers

  • More than half of the teen girls taken from the polygamist compound in Texas earlier this month have children or are pregnant. A total of 463 children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services. [CNN]
  • An Austrian man kept his daughter prisoner for 24 years, raped her, and fathered all six of her children. What’s almost crazier is that the dude faces only 15 years in prison MAXIMUM for this horrific crime. Sorry, but shouldn’t he at least get 24? [CNN]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV comes out today. Yeah, we know it’s a video game and it’s supposed to be fun, but is having virtual sex with a prostitute and then killing her afterwards necessary? Can’t women be left out of these gangbanger boy fantasy games? [Feministing]
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