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US Politician Wants GTA 5 Banned

GTA 5, one of the foremost popular games of all time, may face a possible ban in the USA after an official suggested that the sport promotes ‘psychological harm’.

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GTA 5 has consistently been one of every of the foremost popular video games around. Of late, it even ranked joined of the foremost sold games of all time, after having crossed a purported milestone of 140 million sold copies, and counting.

However, a new, proposed regulation by an American politician wants to place a stop to the game’s growth and recognition, and set precedent for the remainder of the globe to follow moreover. Per USA’s Republican Marcus Evans Jr of Illinois, games like GTA 5 promote “psychological harm” and “carjacking”, and thus qualify as content that promotes violence within the society – both among adults and juniors. Further labeling it as a “huge issue”, among other things, Evans is now calling for a ban on GTA 5.

While going after GTA 5, with its legit modded GTA 5 accounts PS4, and its portrayal of violence within the game, Evans is additionally pushing for an amendment in US laws to redefine what constitutes a “violent” computer game, and would therefore qualify for a ban. Consistent with his proposed amendment, a violent computer game would qualify together that enables gamers to “control a personality within the game that’s encouraged to perpetuate human-on-human violence.”

 

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If Evans’ suggestion is heard by the US government, it’d wipe out an enormous, overwhelming majority of the computer game industry, which features combats in some form or another, even in non-action genre video games.

This is not the primary claim of its kind made in the USA, or elsewhere within the world. In China, the govt initially imposed a ban on PUBG Mobile, stating that the sport was too violent to be allowed to propagate within the masses.

Yet to issue any statement in response to the legislation filed by Evans is Rockstar Games, or its company Take Two Interactive. Even the Entertainment Software Association, one of the most important holding bodies within the realm of gaming within the world, hasn’t issued any statement basis the claims made.

It remains to be seen how the legislation is approached within the coming days. If it’s indeed put into action, it should jeopardize the worldwide gaming industry that’s presently worth billions of dollars.