Originally Posted by AnticitizenOne
I agree 100%, the fact is that kids pay too much attention to video games and too little to the real world and what should happen in it. Grand Theft Auto is actually sometimes used as a virtual reality training video for a gang, and it's actually a very close depiction of gang violence and business. Actually acting out casturating someone with a pair of pliers is going way too far for an M Rated game on the Wii, no arguing there.
Hold on, hold on. Kids don't pay too much attention to games and then completely ignore the real world. I know plenty of people my age and lower who love violent games, and sure, we talk about it a lot and laugh evilly, but not once have we ever said, "Okay, let's go Halo 2 on these assholes!" then bring a Jeep with a chaingun to school. As for GTA being a gang-trainer, I can only see that if someone is also pointing out what to do in a certain situation, not just leaving someone alone in a room with a PS2, GTA III, and some water. I do agree that castrating someone is a little too graphic, especially for the Wii.