terça-feira, setembro 09, 2003

ABCNEWS.com : Did Video Game Drive Teens to Shootings?: "Teens Say Video Game Inspired Them in Deadly Highway Shooting"

"Grand Theft Auto, a video game that allows players to "fire" on people and cars in realistic, shoot-'em-up fashion, is a cash cow that propelled manufacturer Take Two Interactive to the top of the video game industry. For the middle and high school students who play the game for hours on end, it's a means of escaping the mundaneness of teenage life.

But for two stepbrothers, 16-year-old William and 14-year-old Joshua Buckner, that escape turned deadly earlier this summer. They told police they were emulating Grand Theft Auto on the night of June 25 when they took shotguns to Interstate 40, near their Newport, Tenn., home, and opened fire on vehicles."
in ABC News, 5 St. 2003

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