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Chapter 3 CASE ASSIGNMENT: Rockstar Games Rockstar - Caught in Its Own Vice In Oakland, California, police arrest a gang of teens who now face charges for five homicides, several carjackings, and a slew of armed robberies. Roughly 2,000 miles away in Tennessee, stepbrothers Joshua and William Buckner, ages 14 and 16, are arrested and plead guilty to reckless homicide, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment for fatally shooting one motorist and critically wounding a second. The tie that binds these seemingly unrelated crimes is a video game—Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. When questioned about their crimes, both sets of perpetrators cited boredom and a desire to emulate the action of the main character in Vice City as the cause of their violent behavior. In Vice City, players assume the role of Tommy Vercetti, an ex-con who loses cocaine and money in a botched drug deal. To recoup his losses, he must accomplish various missions in an attempt to ascend the hierarchy of Vice City ’s underworld. The game awards points to players for mass shootings, graphic rapes, liaisons with prostitutes, car thefts, and drug sales. The violence is extreme and often grotesque. In one mission, players controlling Vercetti can earn points for raping a woman in the back of a stolen car
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