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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thai Government Bans Sales of "Grand Theft Auto" After Cab Driver Found Slain, Teen Arrested

A Thai teenager has allegedly killed a cab driver by copying scenes from the video game Grand Theft Auto, and the local distributor has stopped sales in the country. The government has now banned sales of the game. The teen apparently told police that he used the game as a blueprint for the killing after playing the game repeatedly. Read more here in a Guardian story and in an Agence France Presse story.

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