Game changed to fo­cus on gun crime

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

A pro­fes­sor at Aber­tay Univer­sity has mod­i­fied one of the world’s most pop­u­lar video games, in­vented in Dundee, to re­flect the hor­rors of gun crime cul­ture.

The phe­nom­e­non Grand Theft Auto, which has sold more than a quarter of a bil­lion copies, was con­ceived by Dundee games de­sign­ers Mike Dailly and David Jones.

The lat­est it­er­a­tion, GTA V, has been mod­i­fied by a pro­fes­sor at Aber­tay Univer­sity, to mir­ror how gun vi­o­lence in the US has es­ca­lated.

Pro­fes­sor Joseph DeLappe has cre­ated a mod­i­fied ver­sion of the game to cre­ate a reg­u­larly up­dat­ing scene of slaugh­ter.

The video, which plays on a 24-hour loop, was launched on July 4 – US In­de­pen­dence Day – and will por­tray 7,293 killings, the num­ber of peo­ple killed by guns in Amer­ica since the be­gin­ning of the year.

Prof DeLappe said the num­ber of US gun deaths will likely hit more than 15,000 by the end of the year.

He said: “The plague of gun vi­o­lence in the United States is a longterm prob­lem.”

Pro­fes­sor Joseph DeLappe.

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