New York Police come down hard on Saints Row 2
- Posted October 16th, 2008 at 06:53 EDT by
- 30 Comments
According to Ripten, the New York Police department has it in for THQ's decidedly unsaintly Saints Row 2. Apparently, Illinois developer Volition may have its New York privileges revoked.
NYPD union boss Patrick Lynch has been carping on royally at New York's Daily News, claiming, “horrible and violent video games desensitize young people to violence while encouraging depravity, immorality while glorifying criminal behavior.” It's only a game, Patrick. Like table tennis and tiddlywinks and that, you know.
Saints Row 2, as you'll probably be aware, is an especially down-and-dirty specimen of Grand Theft Auto 3 clone. One of your first tasks in the game is to bust out of an offshore prison, killing any and all representatives of the law enforcement community in the process, so it's no surprise the real-life fuzz are getting steamed up.
Saints Row 2 came out on Wednesday in North America and hits European shelves tomorrow. Australia gets it today.
- 2:04am EDT - October 16th, 2008
More people kill in the name of religion than they do in the name of video games, why not whine about that????
- 2:12am EDT - October 16th, 2008
@1 Perfect repsonse, my thoughts exactly.
- 2:18am EDT - October 16th, 2008
I wonder how many killings will involve in this game, just like GTAIV.
As i would say if you can't handle yourself, then dont play these type of games.
- 2:19am EDT - October 16th, 2008
more people kill in the name of the $ then anything else dont bring religon into to it
- 2:19am EDT - October 16th, 2008
agree with #1
- 2:33am EDT - October 16th, 2008
religion is completely invalid here. Looks like we may have another J. Thompson wannabe sometime soon though. I'll bet you anything that Thompson has a hand in it too.
- 2:40am EDT - October 16th, 2008
how good is the game itself!?
- 2:47am EDT - October 16th, 2008
omgg is NO-WHERE safe from small minds????
- 4:33am EDT - October 16th, 2008
religon has been the #1 killer of all time if u don't know that go back to school
- 4:48am EDT - October 16th, 2008
ha ha they diserve everything they got coming to them, hope they get hit hard
- 5:25am EDT - October 16th, 2008
I do understand where he's coming from, but at the end of the day it's still just a game. I dont think a video game glorifies violence any more than a blockbuster movie. But i do know what he means; killing police isnt exactly great. But then again i'll happily play GTA any day of the week cause they have such great storylines. Dunno about Saints Row 2 though...
- 5:37am EDT - October 16th, 2008
@1 very true people who kill because of games would kill any way because there crazy
- 5:46am EDT - October 16th, 2008
Rated M for "MATURE"
its on the box. i think i'm mature enough to realize that this is just a game and not to be taken seriously. PARENTS BEWARE kids do not count as mature individuals their minds are weak and are so easily influenced, do not buy this game for them.
- 7:01am EDT - October 16th, 2008
This is funny. The NYCPD, from what i hear and see on the news, is the main police dept that needs to see this type of game. They make me sick! i'm not going to go into it but they have absolutely no reason to be crying about anything..
- 7:24am EDT - October 16th, 2008
@ #7, I just started the game but so far the action is there! The layout and scope of the city is not near GTA4, but the craziness is there.
- 10:30am EDT - October 16th, 2008
The game is fun and the customizations are some of the DEEPEST around!
- 11:08am EDT - October 16th, 2008
Quit picking on videogames!!! damn- IT'S ONLY A GAME. That's the point of games- to do stuff you either can't do in real life, or do stuff you would get in trouble for in real life.
- 11:34am EDT - October 16th, 2008
Correct: “horrible and violent video games desensitize young people to violence while encouraging depravity, immorality while glorifying criminal behavior.”
Incorrect: It's only a game, Patrick. Like table tennis and tiddlywinks and that, you know.
Statistically, those who enjoy these types of games don't go as far in life than those who shun them....Can't argue with the stats.
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- 12:10pm EDT - October 16th, 2008
all i hear is whining. people like this needs to stop worrying about kids playing violent video games, more likely i would blame the parents instead. don't we have that rating thing ERSB. so, then go after parents dumb cops. they probably got PAID by hillary clinton to do this. ANY FOR OF ENTERTAINMENT IS BAD! i'm just glad she didn't make it in the election. she'd try to take the video game industry down some how.
- 12:51pm EDT - October 16th, 2008
The NYPD are saying negative things about Saints Row 2, but at the same time the majority of them will go home after work and play Call of Duty 4.
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