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they said when darkel was still in the game ... as well as a school bus full of kids
you can kill birds in GTA, although they just disappear, but you can shoot them.
Why is killing pixelated male and female adults or various jobs and ethnic backgrounds ok, but kids and animals you draw the line?
It is a game. There are many games where you kill animals ... hunting games, even duck hunt for Nintendo. I think I read in Postal they have kids you can off.
Doesn't matter to me though. It is all the same. They could put them in, then if people made a fuss, just say they were being equal opportunity designers ... they were using midgets/dwarfs/little people/vertically challenged adults (whatever), those weren't kids, they were munchkins and oompa loompas.
R* needs someone with a brain to cover their @$$ better. Though, if my country wasn't so oppressive, there wouldn't be much of a problem anyway, right?
You guys are debating way too much over this. It's really very simple. You see, the vast majority of Vice City is nightclubs and hotels, not places you're likely to find kids. Basically all of the first island is like that, so you're unlikely to see any there. As for the second island. . . by the time you get over there, with all the things you've doubtless blown up and the people you've killed outside of missions, it's safe to say that parents would pull their kids inside and sit at their bedroom door with a cocked gun the second you came to town. So the children are there, but people are too smart to give Tommy Vercetti an opportunity to kill them. Simple.
Just after the first trailer for GTA IV came out, my brother (A very well respected member on here) said that someone on GameFAQs said that if you pause the trailer at a certain point, you can see a grown-up catching a child by the collar. I dont think R* would put them in a game though.
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