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NYC Politicians Outraged at GTA 4

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Just 2 days after the release of the first Grand Theft Auto 4 trailer, the game has already struck a nerve with local politicians. NYDailyNews are reporting that political leaders are outraged, although other than voicing their concerns, no action seems to be being taken.

City Councilman Peter Vallone had this to say:

"Setting Grand Theft Auto in the safest big city in America would be like setting Halo in Disneyland,"

While the article goes on to spread misinformation (don't you just love the media?)

In previous incarnations, players advanced through the game by killing cops, selling pornography to children and killing prostitutes. Details of the latest version have not been released.

"The mayor does not support any video game where you earn points for injuring or killing police officers," said Jason Post, a spokesman for Mayor Bloomberg.

Selling pornography to minors and killing prostitutes have never been required to advance through any of the GTA games, the former is not even possible due to the fact children never have, and never will be included in the series according to Dan Houser. Earning points for killing police officers is another inaccuracy.

You can read more about this at GamePolitics and Slashdot.

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It`s oviously that they haven`t even played any GTA and they jump with stupid conclusions.

Kids weren`t in any GTA so that guy is just a J. Tompson fan and an anti-GTA so he was probably drunk when he said that.

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People who don't know anything about anything and try to report on it through misinformed accounts from watchdog websites should be executed.

You guys are wrong, players DO NOT progress through any GTA by killing poilcemen, selling porn to kids, or killing prostitutes. Children don't even appear in any GTA games, and according to Dan Houser, they never will. Killing prostitutes gives little, if any reward to player, and killing police only increases the chance of getting killed. Not progressing.

How about you get your facts straight in your shitty newspaper to make it slightly less shitty.

Besides, first amendment, the mayor can't do shit.

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I thought this was an April Fools until I looked further into it, thats how silly I think it is. I never saw them pissed off at True Crime 2 when it was in New York, and it was all about corrupt cops and killing good people (unless you wanted to be the good guy, which I doubt many did).

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All they're doing is pulling stuff from us. We've been saying we spotted children in the trailer and they're just adding to it. We're actually starting to bring this shit on ourselves, us the fans...not Rockstar.

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They can't really say this is such a big problem when GTAIII and Liberty City Stories were based around the same place.

Well Rockstar was already ordered to change GTAIII because of the one mission that had you blow up Donald Love's building, they had to change because of 9/11.

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They can't really say this is such a big problem when GTAIII and Liberty City Stories were based around the same place.

Well Rockstar was already ordered to change GTAIII because of the one mission that had you blow up Donald Love's building, they had to change because of 9/11.

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Yeah i heard about that, you had to like fly a dodo into the Love media building for Darkel.

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They weren't ordered to take that out, they took that out themselves after September 11th, and they have stop by the claim they never exists. I know they exists, as do you, but the fact is the government was never brang into it. Only R* knew about the missions. I could be wrong, but thats what I know.

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They can't really say this is such a big problem when GTAIII and Liberty City Stories were based around the same place.

I was about to bring up the fact that Liberty City has ALWAYS been based on New York, it wasn't a recent thing..... Ninety-five percent of the people playing the games know this, a few landmarks aren't going to suddenly make us realise where it is. Hell, a lot of us wanted the landmarks, because we KNEW WHERE IT WAS BASED ON.

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