How Grand Theft Auto changed video games (and the world) – http://m.cnet.com/news/57414909?part=pulse&subj=latest-news&tag=related&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews
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Upton Sinclair Prize for Muck-Raking:
Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take – Two Interactive, created a series of video games in 1997 called Grand Theft Auto (GTA). Multiple games in the series have been made, each one becoming a more ridiculous depiction of the life of a criminal. The gamer plays the role of the criminal, wreaking havoc on cities that bear striking resemblances to New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, among others. I’ve played these games since 2001 and, along with many people I know, enjoy playing them a lot. However, there are numerous aspects to the games that many people find disturbing and inappropriate to be included in something that is made for gamers; the majority of gamers (especially when these GTA games reached their peak) are usually adolescents and younger.