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#1 Chris

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:12 PM

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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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:15 PM

All I have to say is. Wow.



Knew it was going to happen sooner or later.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:16 PM

Idiots, they don't even no what there talking about. Least no action was taken though.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:18 PM

we will get a lot more ov this before the game comes out and after there allways doing this

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:19 PM

It wont be long till Jack thompson makes himself heard... <_<

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:19 PM

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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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:20 PM

GTA IV won't be set in NYC it will be set in Liberty City. What a bunch of Jackasses.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:23 PM

they talk about this with most ov rocks games but they dont get enywere until somthin bad happens they should all just shut up

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:25 PM

It has NYC Landmarks though, but there taking it like an offence. It's a bit publicity isnt it?

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:28 PM

They need to get their facts straight before saying all this crock of shit.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:30 PM

no i think there just bord

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:41 PM

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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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:51 PM

lol go for it u tell them

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:52 PM

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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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:02 PM

Seems like this a second rate newspaper anyway...

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:05 PM

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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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:07 PM

The fact of the matter is their article is founded around baseless claims and inaccurate details.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:08 PM

Well where did they get the Shooting Cops for points bit? There just making this stuff up it's not our fault.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:10 PM

Well where did they get the Shooting Cops for points bit? There just making this stuff up it's not our fault.


Well they're getting the cop killing thing from San Andreas still...they're morons.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:10 PM

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




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