More Reviews
REVIEWS Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemi Review
Atelier Ayesha Plus is a new entry in a classic-JRPG series with a pretty paintjob, but does the classic formula still hold up?

Dying Light Review
Developer Techland addresses zombies again in a new light.
More Previews
PREVIEWS The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma Preview
I wish I could claim some mastery over this topsy-turvy classic starring elf boy who saves princess. Predictable, right?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: Out Now

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES Kingston HyperX Cloud II Headset Review
Kingston's HyperX Cloud II is a mid-range USB Headset with an onboard sound board. So how does it sound compared to the pros?

Developer Spotlight: Kojima Productions
As we barrel toward this year's Game Developers Conference, the GR crew takes a look at some of the most talented devs in the industry.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

GAMING NEWS

Newspaper Forced to Reprint After Blaming GTA for London Protests

Posted on Tuesday, August 9 @ 06:19:10 Eastern by


Pressure from media, fans, and likely one nasty phone call from Rockstar has forced The London Evening Standard to reprint its top story and remove the following suggestion that Grand Theft Auto had something to do with the rampaging London protests: "CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS TEN, INSPIRED BY VIDEO GAME, AMONG THE LOOTERS". Now it reads: "CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS TEN HUNTED BY POLICE AFTER RIOTS ACROSS CITY".

The original opinion piece in the newspaper quoted a constable connecting video games to the rioting youth (nearly all of the arrests made due to the protest have been of people 21 or younger):

Go home, get a takeaway and watch anything that happens on TV... These are bad people who did this. Kids out of control. When I was young it was all Pacman and board games. Now they're playing Grand Theft Auto and want to live it for themselves.

Sounds like a lot of rubbish to me.

I could go into the many, not-video-game-related-at-all reasons for the protests - the highly questionable police shooting of the 29-year-old father of four Mark Duggan, the bailouts to the banks, terribly unemployment, the $130 billion cut to public spending through 2015, the feeling that the police are prejudiced, the tripling of tuition fees for some students, the public-sector pensions being cut, opportunistic looters feeding the fire - so I'm thankful that the newspaper had enough sense to rethink the causes for its city's chaos.

Related Games:   Grand Theft Auto IV
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus