August 4th, 2008

Thailand Stops Sales of Grand Theft Auto!

Published at 3:39 AM PST

"We are sending out requests today to outlets and shops to pull the games off their shelves and we will replace them with other games," Sakchai Chotikachinda, sales and marketing director of New Era Interactive Media, told Reuters.

This is the request that shops are receiving today in Thailand. Why? Because of an “obsessive” player of Grand Theft Auto IV who had no mental problems but committed crimes because of the very evil game and the evil game alone.

"He said he wanted to find out if it was as easy in real life to rob a taxi as it was in the game," chief police investigator Veeravit Pipattanasak told Reuters.

Now, my opinion of this story is that this person clearly does have a mental problem. What kind of person would like to see if robbing a taxi was as “easy” as robbing it in the game. Nobody in their right mind would do such a thing like that.

Thanks to Reuters for the story.