Thailand is certainly doing a great job of emulating we in the West with its ridiculous hysteria over Grand Theft Auto IV and other violent videogames. Since the murder of a local cabbie which has been linked to Grand Theft Auto IV, however flimsily, Thai officials have banned the game and issued a warning over the ten most dangerous videogames of all time.
I know, you must be thinking “same poopoo, different country”. I couldn’t agree more! People tend to find different things to blame for things that go wrong in their lives. This country is no exception… anyone who walks past a newsstand can tell you what you see on the front page of the Thai Rath [daily newspaper] is much more graphical than the worst of these games and movies.
Since [the Thai Ministry of Health is] bothering to make a list [of games to avoid], don’t forget to include Temple Fair favorites like Whack a Mole that promotes animal cruelty, bumper cars for encouraging bad driving habits, shooting the water gun into the clown’s mouth which teaches you to use guns, and a plethora of other “violent” carnival games.
We feel you, matey. We really do. Ban this sick funfair filth!