President Hinckley has pleaded with the young men and adult men of the Church to treat women with greater respect and to avoid p0rnography like the plague. If LDS youth play video games like Grand Theft Auto (and there are much worse games), and if parents allow them to, then the words of the Prophet are falling on deaf ears.
I would urge local units to discuss this issue with their members. Bishops might want to inquire about more than just movies when they discuss entertainment with youth. For many, a few moments of teaching will help them realize the need to get rid of some offensive video games. Sadly, some of our members just don't seem to know how (or just aren't willing) to actually apply the principles of the Gospel and the standards in For the Strength of the Youth to their lives. Let's not ignore this issue.
And shame on Rockstar Games for producing this socially damaging garbage.
Here is an excerpt from Amazon.com's review:
With Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar proves that not all developers are concerned with toning down the violence in their games. This sequel is even more bloody, violent, and sadistic than its popular predecessors, offering up an enormous 3-D city in which nearly any criminal act is possible. Players are free to steal cars, beat up the local population for their money (or weapons), make time with prostitutes, or simply roam to their heart's content.Real men respect women. Real men don't do p0rn, and real men don't mess with offensive games like this one.