GTA IV sold 3.6 million copies on its first day of release, and yet according to Glenn Beck, CNN pundit and all round moral crusader, its "infiltration" into society is going to bring violence and murder down upon us all.

His rant on his prime time US show has got gamers gossiping around the world.

Beck claims that GTA IV is offering kids a kind of military training with the plethora of weapons they learn to use on the game.

And it's instilling in them violent tendencies which they will unlease upon American society.

"We're training our kids to be killers", he quips.

Cue other rants from the righteous right, and numerous tales of teenagers gone bad after hours of game playing (no mention of course of their violent upbringing nor the ease with which little Tony from Tennessee manages to procur a shotgun).

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