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GTA Like Games Played a Role in London Riots?

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, 10 Aug 2011News

The ongoing London riots, started last week may have been originated from the evil effects of video games on society, a new report by the local tabloid Evening Standard claims.

Apparently, the 184 year old tabloid was quoting a local police man who quite openly blamed it on the games like Grand Theft Auto as one of the factor to have fuelled the violence.

"Go home, get a takeaway and watch anything that happens on TV," the policeman reportedly said, according to the Evening Standard report.

"These are bad people who did this. Kids out of control. When I was young it was all Pacman and board games. Now they're playing Grand Theft Auto and want to live it for themselves," he added.

The Evening Standard report also claims that police are now hunting for the mobs comprising mostly of children - the main culprits who joined the violence in the capital city “when parts of the city descended into lawlessness for a second night”.

Grand Theft Auto, famously known as the GTA, despite being set in the US cities, was originally created in the UK. The original release of the title also comes with an expansion pack set in the city of London.

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