Saturday, March 31st 2007

New York City's politicians not amused about GTA IV

Its clear as crystal which city Take-Two is imitating in Grand Theft Auto IV - New York. The trailers and screenshots of the upcoming sequel don't leave another choice for the setting. There is the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Cyclone in Coney Island, where else could this game take place then?
This preliminary information made it's way to New York's politicians who were, to put it mildly, not very pleased with the whole situation. I quoted some of their sentences out of an article from the New York Daily News:
"Setting Grand Theft Auto in the safest big city in America would be like setting Halo in Disneyland," said City Councilman Peter Vallone, chairman of the Council's Public Safety Committee. ...
"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. ...
Quite a fuss around a video game if you ask me.Source: New York Daily News
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26 Comments on New York City's politicians not amused about GTA IV

#1
Batou1986
apparently no one has caught on to the fact that these statements just make kids think the game is cooler

cause we all know kids and teens love anything that there parents say is bad
with that said its time for the SEX,:toast: ,:rockout:
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#2
erocker
Frankly, I feel that politicians coming out against games like this just brings more publicity to kids. The GTA series is meant for adults and adults only. Politicians, please STOP promoting these games to kids and leave it alone.
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#3
GSG-9
lets leave the game making to the game makers, and the politicians can go back to there election rigging and gerrymandering...:rolleyes:
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#4
erocker
Hell, I live in Milwaukee. I would be honored if GTA was made here, plus Milwaukee is the perfect example of a high-crime area with perfectly ignorant dumb-assed politicians! And, yes I realize it will never happen, so don't bother with the posts: "never happen".
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Jimmy 2004
by: erocker
Hell, I live in Milwaukee. I would be honored if GTA was made here, plus Milwaukee is the perfect example of a high-crime area with perfectly ignorant dumb-assed politicians! And, yes I realize it will never happen, so don't bother with the posts: "never happen".
That's never gonna happen :p

Anyway, I love the way that all the politicians are kicking up a fuss but half of their kids probably play the GTA series (and might buy this one) anyway :rolleyes:

They would have nothing to worry about if they didn't fear there was some truth in it... but Halo in Disneyland sounds fun!!!

Edit: Bastieeeh, you need to take a look at this sentence ;) :
These preliminary information made their way to New Yorks politicions who where, to put it mildly, not very pleased with the whole situation.
Should read more like "This preliminary information made its way to New York's politicians who were, to put it mildly, not very pleased with the whole situation."
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#6
mullered07
by: GSG-9
lets leave the game making to the game makers, and the politicians can go back to there election rigging and gerrymandering...:rolleyes:
here here :toast:

and if i may say one thing.............


ITS A GODDAM GAME, GET ON WITH WHAT YOUR PAID TO DO INSTEAD OF PISSING THE PUBLICS MONEY AND TRUST IN POLITICIANS DOWN THE TOILET. :shadedshu :banghead:

by: Jimmy 2004



Should read more like "This preliminary information made its way to New York's politicians who were, to put it mildly, not very pleased with the whole situation."
oh and no one likes a smartass :p
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#7
EastCoasthandle
Depending on how this pans out this could turn out bad for them. They could (in the best interest of the state) consider the game contraband and black list it. Some may not agree but it's clear they stepped on some toes with people who can make it happen.
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#8
mullered07
i know this has been discussed in a thread in recent weeks, but these so called "free countries" we live are getting worse and worse, it makes me sick.
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#9
mab1376
"Setting Grand Theft Auto in the safest big city in America would be like setting Halo in Disneyland"

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

i all out laughed when i read that!!
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#10
Bastieeeh
Should read more like "This preliminary information made its way to New York's politicians who were, to put it mildly, not very pleased with the whole situation."
OMG!!! - Fixed!
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#12
devinXkillyou
by: Bastieeeh
"The mayor does not support any video game where you earn points for injuring or killing police officers," said Jason Post
That is retarded. Obviously they have never played any of the GTA games. Just because you have the ability to kill cops, only the immature kids who haven't played it would go around killing cops the whole time and "getting points for it". The story is where its at.
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#14
tony929292
Setting Grand Theft Auto in the safest big city in America would be like setting Halo in Disneyland


thats great
:laugh:
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#15
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: devinXkillyou
That is retarded. Obviously they have never played any of the GTA games. Just because you have the ability to kill cops, only the immature kids who haven't played it would go around killing cops the whole time and "getting points for it". The story is where its at.
Hey sometimes its fun too kill the cops for an hour or two:rockout:
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#16
EastCoasthandle
by: devinXkillyou
That is retarded. Obviously they have never played any of the GTA games. Just because you have the ability to kill cops, only the immature kids who haven't played it would go around killing cops the whole time and "getting points for it". The story is where its at.
Anyone recall that CSI episode where they did just that in a video game?
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#17
Ben Clarke
Can you even get points in GTA? Ammo maybe... but I don't think points were ever involved?
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#18
Benpi
What about all of the Hollywood films that make the City look like a piece of S?
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#19
Polaris573
Senior Moderator
Deus Ex was set in an obliterated, fascist New York. They should retroactively ban that game.
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#20
Jimmy 2004
by: Benpi
What about all of the Hollywood films that make the City look like a piece of S?
What about all the films full stop?

Games get so much more criticism despite being no worse that them in most situations - GTA only gets such a bad reputation because it is the most successful game which can be argued to be morally wrong. Think of all the GTA clones that get away with it... and all the other violent games...
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#21
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Hah, come kiddies.. meet the nice man who wants you to eat sugar though your nose :D
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#22
evil bill
Rockstar will be loving the free publicity this story is getting them. Politicians are such idiots about this kind of thing but they cant help opening there mouths.
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#23
Polaris573
Senior Moderator
by: russianboy
I thought America was a free country.
The operative word being "was".
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#24
ex_reven
My father always told me "nothing's free"

and he's right :)
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#25
Fusion
at least NY has some nice tall buildings to take pop shots at people from. I wonder if you can throw grenades off the empite state building :D.

And there should be lots of planes and boat to nick too.
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