The latest game-blaming story involves parents seeing Grand Theft Auto V as causing Middle East violence.
“In the week of GTA V’s launch we’ve witnessed unprovoked attacks in Iraq, shootings in Afghanistan, sectarian violence in Lebanon, street clashes in Egypt, tribal warfare in Yemen, drone strikes in Pakistan, warmongering in Israel and don’t even get me started on Syria,” said Heather Chode of the International Mothers Against Violence In Videogames Association.
That's a powerful game!
Inevitably there's a call for censorship:
“Clearly this appalling game has had an immediate impact in normalising violence and teaching impressionable adolescents that violence is an acceptable form of conflict resolution, and should be banned with immediate effect before the situation worsens.”
Clearly. Games are important!
EDITED TO ADD: the Pan-Arabian Enquirer turns out to be a satire site. Well done, you lot.