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Date: 04/29/08 06:02 PM

81 Responses to Grand Theft Auto IV Scores Its First Death

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18840 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    Link: Grand Theft Auto IV Scores Its First Death - Well, at least that`s what the media is going to tell you.
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    This is surprising?
  3. Profile photo of Devin88
    Devin88 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    NOt really, no :) still getting it.
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    klkl Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    lol, i saw it coming. while reading gamepro today, i thought, hmm, gta4 comes out today, and i wonder how many have been killed...but then i thought nah, i doubt any since its not like a new console. i was wrong XD
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    Snufkin Male 18-29
    125 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    "He was treated in hospital for several stab wounds"

    ...which part of this article says he died?

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand here comes Jack Thompson...
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    EdwinMango Female 13-17
    221 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    I would liked to have seen an interview with one of the people in line. I`m sure they would have something interesting to say like the one guy waiting for the wii a long time ago.
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    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    He didn`t die...
  9. Profile photo of Mauger
    Mauger Male 18-29
    115 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    "hey mom can i have GTA4?", "no", <stab stab stab>
  10. Profile photo of Shoyz
    Shoyz Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    Sort of like from one of those Scary Movie Movies. Where the girl gets stabbed to death in the theater and they think it`s a joke.
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    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
    473 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    Damn. Like couldnt the guy just wait in line?
  12. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
    425 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    Crazy violent Brits are at it again.
  13. Profile photo of Ohnjaynb
    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
    592 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    WOOT! +80 points!
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    Well, that was quick. We`re playing it right now too. GTA4, FTW!
  15. Profile photo of Bayne
    Bayne Male 13-17
    85 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    WASTED!
    You just lost $100, your copy of GTA IV, and you ended up at the hospital.
  16. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Yep, guy in the city I live in was arrested for stealing it, driving off, and locking himself in a restaurant.
  17. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3369 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Let`s be honest. The same crap happened when all the new consoles where launched. There is always a scrote willing to rob you. It has nothing to do with the product. The Daily Mail is the Uk equivlent of FOX anyway!
  18. Profile photo of Xan238
    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    Nah LoofahBoy, Jack Thompson has been all over this game since it was announced, and there was a settlement in court where he could not try to block the sale, but he will most likely still whine about it
  19. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    He didn`t die dammit. Enough with the false captions!.
  20. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    I can see it already, lets ban violent video games, they make people kill each other. While we`re at it lets ban Christmas, more people commit suicide durring that holiday than any other time of the year!
  21. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    Bayne, that comment was excellent
  22. Profile photo of zippyg
    zippyg Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    im not suprised, but the critics are dumbasses for not blaming the real problem of underage gaming: irresponsible parents buying games they should know their kids cant handle. im an avid gamer myself, and i think if the kid is mature enough not to take what the see in a game and imitate it, then let them have it. i`ve seen both sides of the story in real life. some kids in my neighborhood play GTA and are fine, while others become violent and out of control as a result
  23. Profile photo of yankee15
    yankee15 Male 30-39
    263 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    Wow violent Brits? I didn`t think that was possible. I thought we invented violence.
  24. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    He didn`t die

    Hey look at that bloody guy..it`s looks so real!

  25. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    lol this is a joke right
  26. Profile photo of DeSheaaaaa
    DeSheaaaaa Female 18-29
    186 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Like the phrase

    Ultraviolent...

    Moloko, anyone?

  27. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    Lmao I was actually sitting there playing GTA thinking to my self, "Man Im glad I preorderd and since I wake up at 3 p.m its like waking up and having GTA already! - Cant think of those people standing in the cold for a midnight release, ... hmmm I wonder how many people have died already"
  28. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Whew good thing guns are outlawed there, hate for someone to get injured waiting in line for a game....
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    Oh, I`m the media, look how smart I am.
    Had someone been stabbed or mugged waiting for a new toaster to come out, they would have blamed black people. But they were waiting for a violent game, so it`s the game`s fault. drat the media.
  30. Profile photo of DragonSageX
    DragonSageX Male 18-29
    193 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    How come it`s always the picture of a website`s article? Wouldn`t it be more reliable to link the site directly? The graininess around the text makes me think it`s `shopped.
  31. Profile photo of Fox4Brawl
    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
    233 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    *blinks*

    if this makes headline news im gunna be upset

  32. Profile photo of Bayne
    Bayne Male 13-17
    85 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    Primetime, you have had more than your fair share of excellent comments.

    Keep it up man, I always look forward to reading what you have to say.

    (and, Thanks)

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    NunuChan Male 18-29
    279 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    I love how the journalist can`t think about something else than " violent video games are evil! " dang :/

    Fun tho

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    nme Male 13-17
    110 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    how could they think thats a joke????????
  35. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    Why that`s un-American, why the hell did the Brits beat us to an exploitive act of violence, I thought Americans were the masters of the violent cliche. We are second rate in everything now.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    gta IV is good, i just got it. the only thing bad is the lag on multi. and, i had to turn the brightness WAYYYY up to even see anything at night...
  37. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 8:20 pm
    Never mind the Bollocks! I wonder how many Archaeologists we can blame on Lara Croft? Am I gonna start throwing Dead Turtles at Cars as I Drive past them? Maybe, but not because of Mario Cart. Blaming the Game for the Violence is as Idiotic as Blaming Guns for Killing People. It`s the act of stupid non-nice individuals, nothing else.
  38. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 8:20 pm
    I didn`t know it was out! ULTRA VIOLENT? WOW! Nothing will stop me from getting my hand on this!
  39. Profile photo of Jadesy
    Jadesy Female 18-29
    154 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    Meh. The only game that makes me violent is Oblivion when I forget to save after a big quest and my Xbox freezes or I die. -pause- .......God I need a life... -sigh-

    People that actually seriously blame video games for violence don`t make sense. We all know it`s those darn crazy action movies and japaneeeese tv shows. Or something....Uh...BLAME THE PARENTS! ;D

  40. Profile photo of DeeCache
    DeeCache Male 18-29
    788 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    whatever4 the media can blame on bad games they do, this guy just wanted a spot in the line, so he shanked someone, horrible story, great game though
  41. Profile photo of Chamerion
    Chamerion Female 13-17
    116 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    Gangster voices?
    What the hell?
  42. Profile photo of Gnarkill07
    Gnarkill07 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    umm, he didnt die. he went home. nice try though
  43. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:53 pm
    Mental instability.

    Repeat after me.

    Mental instability.

  44. Profile photo of acehigh
    acehigh Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    The ussual....dumb and stupid
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    person99 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    A 11-year-old kid in my town tried to carjack someone while pretending to be Carl Johnson after playing GTA:SA.
    The police brought the kid back to the parents, and the parents tried (And failed) to sue Rockstar games for making a violent video game.

    It`s rediculous how they blame the game developers. Rockstar can`t control who gets the game.
    The parents are pretty much to blame, who let their ADHD 11-year-old play the game.

    It`s would be like shutting down a company like Southwest Airlines because someone hijacked one of their planes.

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    person99 Male 18-29
    123 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 10:16 pm
    Sorry for double-post, but I couldn`t help it.

    "Last year teenager Ezekiel Maxwell butchered a grandmother after hearing "Gangster Voices" in his head from an earlier version of the game telling him to stab a woman."

    COME ON, Who lets their highly likely schizophrenic kid play GTA?

  47. Profile photo of Wangtacular
    Wangtacular Male 18-29
    29 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    There`s a level of hell reserved for people who say crap like this.
  48. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:21 pm
    AUGH!!!!! these kinds of things make me want to go cut off the head of a 4 year old fat child with a very sharp copy of <insert super violent videogame here>!!!!!! then are they going to say the game killed him or i did? cause i think it was the game...wasnt me, so i cant go to prison, right?
  49. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    looks fudgeen amazing

    the game i mean

  50. Profile photo of Polish_Lacey
    Polish_Lacey Male 13-17
    74 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    Sout London at midnight...... What makes that sound like a bad idea?

    People will always blame video games for their own bad parenting, they`ve been doing it for years. Even radio was considered to make people exil when it was invented.

  51. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm
    I got mine at midnight in San Diego. It was a pretty mellow crowd and there was even a raffle for 5 $50 coupons at gamestop. Already logged 8 hours into the game. It rocks.

    Also, while Niko is not Russian, the mob in the game is, along with a full Russian radio station. You may now guess what I listen to driving around. ;-)

    By the way, I`ve been playing GTA games since the series was released in `97. That`d make it more than 1/3 of my life. I`m yet to stab, kill, run over someone, sell dope, talk like a thug or a mafioso or even get a traffic ticket. The critics can shove it.

  52. Profile photo of chicobartend
    chicobartend Male 18-29
    251 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm
    I was in Abernathy, and then...
  53. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 11:52 pm
    2nd by-the-way, if you like "The Onion" news, check this game out, the news reports on the radio are easily as hillariously sarcastic.
  54. Profile photo of murrymalty
    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2673 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 12:20 am
    woah woah...wtf i submitted this yestrday...is Fancylad nicking all the cool posts?
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    Gnarkill07 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 1:11 am
    FANCYCLAD HE DIDNT DIE CHANGE THE TITLE
  56. Profile photo of parasite159
    parasite159 Male 18-29
    106 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 1:51 am
    rockstar doesn`t seem to be having a good run with games lately.
    at least this one got released on time and didn`t get banned by the government
  57. Profile photo of Gothekain
    Gothekain Male 18-29
    7 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 2:36 am
    You know the scary thing? I visit that exact store whenever I go to Croydon. Croydon has stabbings all the time. I recognised the shop before I read where it was. Goddamn this freaks me out.
    Makes sense being Croydon though.
  58. Profile photo of Medea_B
    Medea_B Female 18-29
    67 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 2:40 am
    Thats it. BAN the game. Ban it ban it ban it! Its going to kill our children.
    I`m just going now to watch the news about the poor girl found left in the basement then I`m going to watch Devils Rejects. On the way home I`ll read my local newspaper telling me about all the violence in the world and then I`ll choose the easy way out and blame a computer game for mankinds failings.
  59. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 2:42 am
    It being a British game, why can`t it be set in Britain?

    Hey, I have an idea. Make a whole country in a game! Not a big one - Scotland, maybe. One day, systems will be able to handle it.

  60. Profile photo of Medea_B
    Medea_B Female 18-29
    67 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 2:50 am
    Well if it was set in Britain I guess you would only have to programme for the weather being rain. If you think the media are on Rockstars back now just imagine the uproar if it was set in Britain. Too many people in Britain refuse to accept we have a problem with violence as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer
  61. Profile photo of adamtastic
    adamtastic Male 18-29
    66 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 2:54 am
    The only thing that makes me want to go out and kill people are articles like this one, they should be banned.
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 4:17 am
    yes, jack thompson was prohibited from blocking gta 4`s sales...


    but that didnt stop him from writing an email to a take-two executives mother... http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/52...

  63. Profile photo of Mo73
    Mo73 Male 30-39
    322 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 4:37 am
    Its a Fing GAME...omg..weak minded people..I am still going to buy it.
  64. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5973 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 4:42 am
    someone got a little to into the game
  65. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2008 at 5:15 am
    So we have one person who had their copy of the game (and who knows what else) stolen when they were mugged and one person who was stabbed outside a shop selling the game (with no indication there was any connection at all). This, somehow, "proves" that the game causes violence.

    Following that "reasoning" leads to the conclusion that mobile phones and hamburgers are far more of a danger to society than GTA - more than one person has had their mobile phone stolen during a mugging and more than one person has been stabbed near a place selling hamburgers.

    Some people are either morons, hugely gullible or looking for something simple to blame problems on rather than trying to find a real cause and a real solution.

  66. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 6:47 am
    so, why i am not surprise ???!!!??? ;O
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    April 30, 2008 at 7:23 am
    You have to admit it is a little bit funny...over a game? Im guessing the two muggers dont have jobs so they have to beat the crap out of someone to get the game. Which will no doubt be played on their stolen ps.
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    hunter4557 Male 18-29
    16 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 7:53 am
    people lining up at midnight, with lots of money, in an otherwise empty area, are just asking to get robbed.
  69. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 7:58 am
    It`s not the games fault someone was stabbed, it`s just that some people are too eager to get the game!
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 8:44 am
    OMFG!

    Are people so drunk/stoned/sad/impatient (delete as appropriate) enough to actually stab someone repeatedly for a fudgek`n game???!!

    That is more rediculous than that wierdo Austrian a few days ago. I hope the attacker loses his game in a huge house fire with him in it.

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    RyuTsurugi Male 13-17
    53 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 8:53 am
    what the f*ck.... f*cking media is doing this? damn. WHY WON`T THEY JUST ACCEPT THE FACT THAT SOCIETY IS F*UCKED UP?? quit blaming it on video games....
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    Triplekia Male 18-29
    54 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 10:06 am
    I was expecting someone to disguise and backstab someone at the Team Fortress 2 release
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 10:13 am
    yankee15
    Male, 30-39, Eastern US
    Wow violent Brits? I didn`t think that was possible. I thought we invented violence.

    dumbass wot sort of fudge says tht?

    by the way parasite159, it wasn`t released on tym, it was released 8 months late

  74. Profile photo of murrymalty
    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2673 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 10:19 am
    ^
    LOSER
  75. Profile photo of demonbunny
    demonbunny Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2008 at 11:22 am
    only in britain...
  76. Profile photo of DarkProdigy
    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
    474 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    "The shoppers thought they were witnessing a promotional stunt for the launch."

    Man1: Oh sick! That`s the knife they`re gonna use in IV! God I can`t wait, I bet it kills the citizens in 1 hit!

    Man2: Oh boy, I really can`t wait for IV now!!

    Man3: Hey, I didn`t see the beginning, can you do it again?

  77. Profile photo of zonedin
    zonedin Male 13-17
    70 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    The people who kill after playin the game don`t kill cause the game is violent they kill cause they`re insane
  78. Profile photo of randyintwin
    randyintwin Male 50-59
    730 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    Yah, back when I was waiting in line for Mario Bros, I had to fireball a guys a$$..
  79. Profile photo of k2skier125
    k2skier125 Male 13-17
    9 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    if it was is in true GTA fashion the guy would of been shot.
  80. Profile photo of turkeyman
    turkeyman Male 13-17
    379 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    fags, not that i dont like video games dont we all? but killing over a disc for your entertainment? you know your a complete loser when you go that far over something so silly
  81. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    I`d like to point out that there is no indication that the stabbing was in any way connected to the game. It`s more likely to have been for some other reason. If they knew that the person they wanted to stab really wanted to buy GTA4, then they knew where that person would be at that time, an obviously necessary part of stabbing them.

    Nor did the mugging necessarily have anything to do with the game. It would be truly bizarre if the muggers didn`t steal anything else. Besides, people have been mugged for their trainers - should we ban trainers?

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