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MADD Gets Mad About GTA IV

MADD Gets Mad About GTA IV

It's not the same as the "Hot Coffee" scandal, but it's something. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has Grand Theft Auto IV in its sights over the inclusion of a drunk driving module in the game.

Noting that drunk driving claims nearly 13,500 lives each year, MADD said that it is "extremely disappointed" that the game lets users get virtually drunk and then get behind the wheel of an equally virtual automobile.

"Drunk driving is not a game and it is not a joke," MADD said. "Drunk driving is a choice, a violent crime, and it is also 100 percent preventable."

MADD is asking the Entertainment Software Rating Board to bump Grand Theft Auto IV's rating up to AO for Adults Only from M for Mature.


GTA IV is on track to set records for sales - and maybe console freezes as well - but what do you readers think about MADD's stance.  Chime in!


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I think its complete BS. Its a game...i play games to escape reality. I personally have never drank or taken drugs in my 24 years on this planet and playing GTA4 doesn't make me want to. Next up it will be "they use drugs in this game, lets get it off of the shelf!"

Also, I did the DD part of the game last night...and its not even fun! I barely made it to the car and once I got in my status went up to 3 stars and the cops were all over me.

Its a game people...let it be!

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Exactly. It's a simulation. I don't have the game yet, but apparently the game warns you against driving drunk and if you do it's pretty hard to handle anyway. The beauty of the Grand Theft Auto series is the freedom. Guess what, running over pedestrians on the sidewalk is a choice, a violent crime, and it is also 100 percent preventable too. It's a game though, so don't worry about it.

MADD is an organization created with good intent, but I'm questioning their position here. There are bigger fish to fry.

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U guys are on the right track..

This is getting ridiculous.

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Wow,another crap acusation!These people really have too much free time on their behalf! 

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If anyone who plays this game and enjoys drunk driving so much and thinks it will be even more fun to do it in real life is an idiot. Oh, and while MADD is at it, they should complain to the DMV about those "beer goggles". Might give drivers an incentive to drink before driving...

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lol i think Madd should play the game before they complain, lol it super hard to drive a car in gta4 drunk, lol it anything it should make kids scaried of getting drunk and driving, cause if u drive the same way in rL you got a bulleyes on your back for the police lol.

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So:  In GTA IV you get up off your bar stool, you walk out into the street, shoot the first person you see in the face, stumble over to a parked car, bust out the window, jump in the car, hotwire the car, pull out into traffic, THEN MADD gets angry because you are driving drunk!

Say if there were 100 people who have drove drunk, and 100 people who have gotten shot in the face.  I'm sure the percentage of deaths per incident are a lot less with drunk drivers than shots to the face.  Why would the drunk driving part of a VIDEO GAME cause such an uproar when there is murder and theft?

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 I did it last night in the game. Got away from the cops twice too like that..lol 

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Der Meister:

 I did it last night in the game. Got away from the cops twice too like that..lol 



you didnt get drunk enough. you get more/less drunk depending on who you drink with. i was soo drunk in the game that i couldnt walk at all and driving was imposible i fell 10x before i managed to get into a parked car

:-)

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It is obvious that MADD has lost their way, but there is a new organization that seeks to set MADD straight! It is called DAMM (Drunks Against Mad Mothers) and I suggest you all join them...BeerYesStick out tongue

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LMAO Super Dave :p..

Where do I sign up??? LoL

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^Bad_Boy^:
Where do I sign up??? LoL
 

At a local bar or liquor store near you!

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Super Dave:

^Bad_Boy^:
Where do I sign up??? LoL
 

At a local bar or liquor store near you!

 

Drunks must UNITE! (to form drunktron!) lol

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higgamo:
Drunks must UNITE! (to form drunktron!) lol

 We won't ever get anything done in our town, but who cares, we will be drunk!

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