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MBTA chief fires back at GTA ad critics

November 24, 2006

So apparently the Boston Subway has a massive GTA Vice City Stories ad campaign going on, netting them a sweet $100,00 in ad money. Concerned citizens mounted against MBTA (Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority?) authorities, lambasting them for comitting such a heinous act.

MBTA general manager Daniel Grabauskas, while admitting that “…violent video games might be a contributing factor, they are certainly not the only factor in the rise of violence among young people and against law enforcement. I have been presented with no evidence to suggest video games are the most important fact in this plague of violence in society today.” refused calls to take the advertisements down. Apparently pissed at being lambasted by Jack Thompson wannabes, Grabauskas took one last stab at the critics, saying:

“I expect that you will now be about the business of taking on the other challenges causing violence in our City and in our Commonwealth with equal zeal.”

Grabauskas hits it right on the button with that remark. These anti violent videogame folk are the kind that are too shallow to try to get a real understanding of video games and the violence portrayed in them.  Instead, they get off their asses for a few minutes aday to protest stuff like these ads, then pat themselves on the back for promoting a peace-loving society.

Critics Pwned.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. frisby permalink
    November 24, 2006 10:32 pm

    at least someone will take a stand!

  2. November 26, 2006 4:36 am

    Grabauskas even failed to point out that there is actually no rise in violence among young people and against law enforcement!

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