The debate turned into a huge surprise when the MAV representatives made the following statements:
"I'm not directly blaming games, I'm blaming parents. If someone doesn't do something where does it stop?"Quite a surprise for most, showing that common sense still is about and not all this “burn them all!” attitude. Fact is that most parents don't check the game they buy for the kids, mainly because of the presumption that all games are for kids... then comes the whining about the “violent game that developers created”. This is a turning point, a point were it seems that consensus can be found and where all parts are willing to take their part of the blame.
“Parents should be taking the time to study what games are all about."
Rockstar themselves sent an official statement to the BBC over this debate saying that they “submit every game to the appropriate ratings body" and emphasized on the fact that the Grand Theft Auto series is "18-rated and is entertainment clearly aimed at an adult audience".