View Full Version : If GTA Trained Thai To Kill Then Why...

Jet Set
08-12-2008, 07:45 AM
After the stabbing, [Chinno] tried to steal the taxi with the dead driver in the back seat, but did not know how to drive. Neighbours in Soi Jaran Sanitwong in central Bangkok called police after Polwat constantly pressed on the horn as he reversed into a dead end. When police arrived Polwat had locked himself in the car.That is what they leave out of the mainstream news reports.

08-12-2008, 09:30 PM

Jet Set
08-13-2008, 04:31 AM
There is so much more to the story then just the GTA inspired killing. I hate it when they spin it out half assed. Times like these make me want to be a gaming reporter. Just so they can be educated on the real situation. The people are still so unknown about the culture. The Wii is their first approach now. But they still view it as a childrens toy, (crying out loud over the new SEGA game Madworld).

08-13-2008, 05:01 AM
whats goin on now?
somebody killed somebody/stole their car got caught n blamed it on gta is what i can come up with?
now some faggot stiffs are trying to pull of shelves? close?

08-13-2008, 07:16 AM
blaming video games for murder is like blaming the spoon for people being fat

people are so weak

08-13-2008, 09:25 AM
this is why i call America stupid

no offense

08-13-2008, 08:22 PM
blaming video games for murder is like blaming the spoon for people being fat

people are so weak

08-14-2008, 12:57 PM
blaming video games for murder is like blaming the spoon for people being fat

people are so weak


but yeah you right

Jet Set
08-14-2008, 01:14 PM
Obviously not everybody is on the same wavelenght as my information so here goes:

Report: Thai Teen Robs, Kills Cabbie in Effort to Recreate Grand Theft Auto IV (http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/08/04/report-thai-teen-robs-kills-cabbie-effort-recreate-grand-theft-auto-iv)

August 4, 2008
A story receiving widespread media play this morning details the arrest of a 19-year-old Thai man who allegedly robbed and murdered a Bangkok cab driver. According to police sources, Polwat Chino told investigators he was re-enacting a scene from Grand Theft Auto IV.
Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSBKK22888820080804?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&sp=true) reports that GTA IV has been removed from retail shelves and arcades (we're assuming that in Thailand players can play console games for a fee). From the article:
Police in Bangkok said that the youth "had wanted to find out if it was as easy in real life to rob a taxi as it was in the game."

...Chino, described by his parents as polite and diligent... had paid to play the game at a local shop in Bangkok, and said he had needed more cash to continue playing it and that the taxi driver looked like an easy target.
GP: So, was he re-enacting a scene from the game or just looking for someone to rob? Reuters continues:
A senior official at Thailand's Culture Ministry, which has been pursuing tougher regulation of violent games such as Grand Theft Auto, said the murder was a wake-up call for authorities, and urged parents to take note of what their children were playing.

"This time-bomb has already exploded and the situation could get worse," the official was quoted as saying. "Today it is a cab driver but tomorrow it could be a video game shop owner." Thai authorities have been pushing for a rating system on video games, as well as restrictions on how long youths can spend playing games in video arcades.
GP: Given the Thai government's history of censorship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_Thailand), this case will likely not receive the type of media scrutiny and follow-up that it deserves. Not to rush to judgment, but the situation as described in the news report (including the very convenient photo at left of the suspect re-enacting his crime for police) couldn't be more perfect for a government seeking a justification for a video game crackdown.
We also note that the suspect, who reportedly stabbed the victim 10 times, is wearing what appears to be a very clean white shirt (i.e., no blood). Stab someone ten times from arm's length and closer and you're going to get blood on your clothing. And yes, he could have changed clothes, but we don't really know.

08-19-2008, 03:45 PM
this is why i call America stupid

no offense
yes america is stupid cause some thai guy killed a bangkok cabbie and told bangkok cops that it was cause of gta4+)

also, why does the kid not being able to drive not make it gta influenced again? last i remembered u pressed a button to drive in the game, not pedals/shifting, etc

08-20-2008, 09:43 AM
lol! haha clearly im the stupid one i just read the first post and assume it was from Fox news or something like that talking about the thai kid
for some reason i just imagine the news blaming GTA4 for the kid doings like they always do

but lol!