Grand Theft Auto V Is Not For Everybody.

I know that our title risks stating the obvious but yet, when something is undiscovered, it is not indeed obvious. So parents of teens and young adults will encounter this game series at some point, inevitably.

Once things are put out there, why yes, it will become common knowledge.

Throughout the series, voice acting by the likes of Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel Jackson, Phil Collins, Michael Madsen, Peter Fonda, Ray Liotta and others have been featured.

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Grand Theft Auto is a game series that released it’s first version in 1997, created by British based DMA Design. It is distributed by Rockstar Games. The tremendously popular game showcases eclectic music from Twin Shadow, Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist, Tyler The Creator, Major Lazer, The Chemical Brothers, Simian Mobile Disco, Liquid Liquid, Killing Joke, Alex Gopher, Crookers featuring Kelis, Blonde Acid Cult, Lynard Skynard, Stetsasonic, Gang Starr, Mim Suleiman, Marley Marl featuring Craig G, Kanye West, T-Pain, Andre 3000, Red Cafe, Elvis Crespo, Angel & Khriz, Busta Rhymes, Billy Cobham, Grover Washington Jr, Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango, John Coltrane, Phillip Glass, Lonnie Liston Smith, Charlie Parker, Aphex Twin, Suzy Q, Candi Staton, Sylvester, Dan Hartman, Bad Brains, Murphy’s Law, Sepultura, The Stooges, The Sisters Of Mercy, Shaggy, Buju Banton, Minnie Riperton, Barrington Levy, Scritti Politti, Prefab Sprout, and loads more.

Tracks are selected by DJs and aficionados of genres, making it really exciting for that young adult crowd that is really feeling it.

Not exactly about music, mind you, as the title suggests, Grand Theft Auto.

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Premeditated crimes, fowl language, objectifying of women, violence, alcohol and drug abuse, nudity, torture, general criminal activity as the characters are gangsters and organised crime subjects. Absent of role models or morals, parents, this game is not for children.

Grand Theft Auto V is a open world (meaning that the player may move freely through a virtual world and choose how and at what time to approach an activity as opposed to linear structure of other gameplay), action-adventure game, meaning that therefore the player will encounter situations in which the are problem solving AND reacting/responding to say, a violent situation.

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GTA V demographic survey on Gamefaqs.com showed out of 931 players:

Under 13: 2.58%
13-17: 9.88%
18-24: 42.32%
25-30: 25.99%
31-40: 14.5 %
41-50: 2.58%
50+: 2.15%

Check the survey at Gamefaqs.com.

Although GTA V has been said to be display misogyny, depicting female prostitutes and dancers, including in play, touching of semi-nude characters, it has been shown that adult women are now the largest group of gamers. One could argue that women are busy playing Candy Crush Saga and the Sims, however with 52% of gamers being female, 15% of GTA V fans are female. This may increase in time.

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Grand Theft Auto V is available on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

GTA V was released in 2013 and presents the virtual world of Los Santos. It was preceded by:

Grand Theft Auto ;    1997
Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 ; 1999
Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 ; 1999
Grand Theft Auto 2 ; 1999
Grand Theft Auto III ; 2001
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City ; 2002
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ; 2004
Grand Theft Auto Advance ; 2004
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City
Stories
; 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Storie
s ; 2006
Grand Theft Auto IV ; 2008
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and
Damned
; 2009
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown
War
s ; 2009
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of
Gay Tony
; 2009

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