Saturday, September 13, 2003


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The Register: "Grand Theft Auto in the dock over US road killing
By gamesindustry.biz
Posted: 11/09/2003 at 07:33 GMT

Videogames are on trial yet again in the US, as the family of a man killed by teenagers who shot at passing cars on a freeway file a lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two.

The two teenagers - William and Joshua Buckner, 16 and 14 years old, respectively - opened fire on vehicles on the Interstate 40 highway in Tennessee with a .22 calibre rifle, killing one person and injuring another severely.

They told the police who arrested them that they were bored, and decided to mimick their favourite videogame, Grand Theft Auto. The family of the victim, 45-year-old nurse Aaron Hamel, have now filed suit against Take-Two Interactive, claiming that the company should take responsibility for his death. "

Let's see... What's next? Why, it's only a matter of time until Fiskar's is sued for making the scissors used in a fatal case of spousal rage. This nonsense has to stop somewhere and this is as good a place as any!

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