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MADD Wants 'Grand Theft Auto IV' Sales Stopped

MADD Wants GTA IV Sales StoppedWith each subsequent release of the 'Grand Theft Auto' (GTA) series there is always a stir of controversy, with various concerned groups trying to ban the games. The recently released 'GTA IV' is no different, and the latest group to take issue with the game is Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The group takes issue with the driving aspects of the game -- specifically, the parts of driving that take place after main character Nico has had something to drink.

That's right, they don't care about shooting people, stealing cars, running down police officers, soliciting prostitutes, or any of the other fanciful and felonious things you can do in the game. They're worried about the drunk driving, and are calling on Take-Two, the game's publisher, to stop sales of the game. For its part, Rockstar, the game's developer, said this:

"For the same reason that you can't judge an entire film or television program by a single scene, you can't judge 'Grand Theft Auto IV' by a small aspect of the game."

We would tend to agree, and think that the MADD folks would have a lot more to be worried about if they actually played the game. We did, and we think it's fab -- but it's definitely not for young, impressionable types. [Source: AOL News/AP]

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