Sometimes I wish I believed in that land of fire and brimstone the Christians call Hell. Then I could take some comfort in the knowledge that all of the people who create, distribute, market, and sell the Grand Theft Auto games will surely descend there when they die.
I had my stomach turned today by this video, containing multiple scenes from the new release, Liberty City. Note to my mother, people with children in the room, people at work, and people inclined to vomit easily: you probably don’t want to watch it. Example: In one scene, the male character picks up a prostitute, drives to a secluded location, engages in a sex act, and then runs her over with the car. Ha ha! Fun, right?
People in favor of teaching the value of misogyny and sexual violence to teenaged boys will defend the franchise as harmless entertainment. If that is your view, please skulk away and lock yourself in a closet to protect the rest of society.
*Yes, I did make that word up. It describes a mixture of anger and revulsion. Feel free to scribble it in your personal dictionary.