Jeremy Clarkson: GTA didn’t make me want to “chop off a prostitute’s head”

By Patrick Garratt, Sunday, 4 May 2008 12:19 GMT

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Writing in the Sun, Brit car show presenter Jeremy Clarkson has said that playing Grand Theft Auto didn’t make him feel violent.

“This week the latest version of videogame Grand Theft Auto hit the shelves — and pretty soon it will be cited as the reason why people feel compelled to lock their children in cellars, why Israel cannot find peace with the Palestinians and why everyone in Britain has been stabbed.

“Hmmm, I played an earlier version of the game and must say that at no point did I feel the need to go outside and chop off a prostitute’s head.

“In fact, as is the case with most videogames, I hadn’t a clue what was going on. I sat there, frantically stabbing at all the buttons, until a message on the screen told me the game was over.

“It was annoying. Not dangerous.”

Good for you, Jeremy. Thanks, Destructoid.

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