Video games, music, tv, peers, what else can be blamed other then the parents themselves?
The kids should know better, that they chose to do this has nothing to do with video games.
But it's succeeded in doing one thing they probably wanted - getting them attention and stirring people up.
I would be surprised if a good portion of TCS members don't agree with the "games are bad" mentality. Most of us in our 20s are gamers or are in a relationship with someone who is. This doesn't suddenly make us violent people. Anyone else here remember playing the Mortal Kombat games as a kid?
But yes, I do agree they shouldn't have been playing that particular game. Not only for the violence but because there are sexual themes (ok, a lot more than just themes). The store I work in sells and rents games. I always make sure parents getting the GTA games and other M rated games know exactly what is in the game - the 15 and 16 year olds hate this!
Then there's the other response, parents that get mad because I dare to question their choice - even if they didn't know anything about the game.