Violence at GTA IV Launch day

Discussion in 'Grand Theft Auto' started by Nitrof1, May 2, 2008.

  1. Nitrof1

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  2. TheCracker

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    I know, what kind of moron would bother sitting outside a shop at midnight to buy a game they could pick up the next morning :rolleyes:
     
  3. Scaff

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    Particularly as it appears to actually have had little to do with GTA IV

    Source - http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/grand...a-20080430102550859040/g-20060313153735796095

    Don't you just love great reporting.


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  4. Touring Mars

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    Well, one thing is for sure - they can't blame the gratuitous violence in GTA:IV, since this crime occurred before the game was even released! The link between this single violent incident and the nature of the game is, I'd wager, entirely coincidental...

    If there is a connection between game content and consumer behaviour, however, then just imagine what the queue for Gran Turismo 5 is going to be like... Most people who really take the game seriously will be near the front of the queue, well-mannered and minding their own business, and then some thugs come along and push infront of you... After some skillful maneuvering, you briefly regain your place infront of them, only to be deliberately barged out of the way, knocking you in to some nearby shrubbery. You quit that queue in disgust and join another one. This time, you recognise a few more people, but alas there are still some people who seem hell-bent on trying to force their way to the front. Determined not to sink to their level, you decide to hold your position as best you can without lashing out in retaliation, but alas a few cretins still don't seem to understand that it is not getting to the front of the queue that is important, but how you get there! ;)
     
  5. LaBounti

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    The media is the root of all evil. Thats been well known for about 50 years now lol.
     
  6. H3rmaN

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    *yawn* Yet more violence and more propoganda blaming games for it!