Kids reckon GTA makes their mates swear and act violently

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 2 June 2008 13:43 GMT

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An MCV piece on last Wednesday’s edition of BBC’s Newsnight, featured two boys saying that they know people who have “changed” after playing too much Grand Theft Auto.

“A couple of my friends, yeah… they just get addicted to [games] – and then become really violent,” said one of the boys who was playing a 15-rated game with his friend – both of them were underage.

“Really – actually violent?” asked BBC reporter Liz MacKean.

“One friend, it effected them a lot – they used to be normal and really nice, but because of a game called Grand Theft Auto they got really violent and use a lot of bad language.”

Oh dear.

By Mike Bowden

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