Aug 28 2006, 10:42 AM
I've been on the new grand theft auto game on playstation 2, and found out that when I put the cheat in for "peds follow you" and it seems that only the men follow you, also when I put in "peds riot" in the women seem to attack the men, jack their cars ext...
So my question is: Is the new grand theft auto game sexist?
what are your veiws?
Sir Psycho Sexy
Aug 28 2006, 11:23 AM
I feel so old asking this, but why is a 12 year old playing an 18 certificate game?
Aug 28 2006, 11:54 AM
arr... my friend forced me... ya thats it
Aug 28 2006, 09:43 PM
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Aug 28 2006, 07:23 AM)
I feel so old asking this, but why is a 12 year old playing an 18 certificate game? Because it's fun.
As for the sexist part, I don't know, I've only played Liberty City once, and the only thing I bothered to realize about it was that San Andreas was way better.
Aug 30 2006, 06:48 AM
ya true, but im talking about libity city storys(number6) not libity city(number3)
Aug 30 2006, 07:17 AM
Oh, didn't realize there was a difference, sorry.
Aug 30 2006, 11:43 AM
The entire series is sexist, but it is a kind of acceptable sexism (if such a thing exists) it is sexism that is inherent in the worlds that the games are portraying, in vice city it is the kind of sexism present in hollywoods version of Mafia life, In San Andreas it is the kind of sexism present in Black gang culture (I assume it's there, being neither black or in a gang). I would even suggest that the games, to a certain extent , poke fun at the cultures in question. So these games could also be considered racist. Having said all of this I have never played Liberty city stories, only vice city and san andreas.
Aug 30 2006, 03:12 PM
I was amazed at how (comparatively) even-handed San Andreas was in its representation of people. There were still guns, violence, prostitution etc, but the sympathetic characters were all shown to be attempting to do their best in a difficult situation. It's been a while since I played through it, but compared to Vice City it was the model civil responsibility!
Sep 4 2006, 06:29 AM
On the subject of morality...
Why is it that you end up killing all of your friends in Vice City AND San Andreas?
Sep 4 2006, 06:55 AM
If I remember the narratives properly (and I might not) I seem to remember that in San Andreas they were the ones who were 'bad', e.g. selling drugs to the gangs, commiting crimes against the people.
The morality of the story is nicely balanced: while the individual's actions are against the common morality of society, the actions are usually against (corrupt) goverment organisations, not individuals. When individuals are targetted by the missions it is because they are directly inflicting harm on others (drugs, prostitution, etc.). I think these people are always friends because it allows the writers the ability to express the depth of their corruption, justifying (in the game-world morality) the actions that you have to take against them. Also, from a narrative perspective, there's no sin like the betrayal of a friend.
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