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What started out as a debate between mother and son has led me into the contentious world of Grand Theft Auto. My fifteen-year-old son desperately wants this game. All that I can hear are the tales of violence linked with this game, which causes this mom's heart to shudder. So began the hunt to back up my denials due to his ownership of the particular game. The Grand Theft Auto series of games was surrounded by controversy, however the research doesn't necessarily back up public opinion as will be shown in this paper. Grand Theft Auto got its start in 1998 with its original name released for the PlayStation One. The sport was controversial from the get go with many countries protesting it and Brazil even went so far as to prohibit it. Interestingly enough, all this controversy caused the sales of the sport to skyrocket and it became the largest selling PlayStation One game this season, with sales thus far attaining over 65 million copies worldwide (Gamesradar.com). The original title didn't rely heavily on graphics and they were visually unappealing. The premise of this game was there with the aim being running over pedestrians, selling medications, picking up prostitutes, stealing cars, and running out of the police. The games all have these topics in common, frequently happening in cities that are realistic with dialogue and music. At October 2001 Rockstar North, the game developer, published GTA III for PlayStation Two, together with one huge change, 3-D. Now the matches had a more realistic environment together with the more innovative memory on the new system. As stated by the reviewers at Gamesradar, "The city feels living, almost real." This newest game allows you to play many distinct ways: as a driver to the rescue team, putting out flames with all the fire tru...