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The latest version of an ultraviolent video game will unleash its murderous mayhem on the streets of New York.

And outraged political leaders say the rampant brutality of the game, Grand Theft Auto IV, has little in common with reality.

"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.

In its first trailers released this week, Grand Theft Auto is set in a mythical city that bears a striking resemblance to New York.

As the trailer shows well-known landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Cyclone in Coney Island, a character voiceover warns: "Life is complicated. I killed people, smuggled people, sold people. Perhaps here, things will be different."

"It's despicable to glamorize violence in games like these, regardless of how far-fetched the setting may be," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

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.

He noted that auto thefts have dropped 58% since Bloomberg took office, and so far this year New York City's murder rate is down 28%.

Jim Ankner, a spokesman for Take2 Games, declined to comment yesterday. Trailers from the latest version were released on the Internet Thursday. The game hits the stores in October.

New York was also the inspiration for an earlier version of the game, under the name "Liberty City."

"We've seen games that have been set in real cities, and that has been a weird route to take. By setting it in Liberty City they can get away with that satire," said Jeff Gerstmann, an editorial director from Gamespot.com.


I do agree with Evilavatar's member CaptStu and his comment: "I'd like me some Halo in Disneyland." Hell yeah! Bungie, DO IT! :lol:
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Ultra-violent video game?

Yeh right.

They are, yet again, making a fuss over nothing and being too dramatic. It's things like this that really piss me off, although, we knew it was coming really and it was only a matter of time before they started whining about it.

Also, hope you don't mind Giz, but i have posted this here over at GTA Files so it can be discussed further.
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Do these fools know that alot of us gamers are of voting age. I shall remember this come voting time. Dumb asses.
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Don't mind at all. Spread the news!
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Im surprised they weren't this whingey over Driver-Parallel Lines... and that was set in NYC, not some mockup.

BTW... 'Selling Pornography to Children'...?? Think I missed that mission... lies.
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Im surprised they weren't this whingey over Driver-Parallel Lines... and that was set in NYC, not some mockup.
Actually, Driver: Parallel Lines did cause some controversy behind closed doors. I remember seeing an article not too similar to this on the Driver Website a few months before it was released. The reason no-one made a big fuss, is because the GTA franchise has a different reputation compared to a game like Driver.

Everyone, except the gamers obviously, considers GTA as a violent, despicable game. On the other hand, Driver is considered an entertainment game that isn't as "violent" as the GTA Franchise.

To be perfectly honest, i think this is bullshit and they need to get a life and think about the real issues in life rather than where a game is or isn't set in the world.
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getting points for killing cops? you mean pissing off the whole town and getting closer to death...

bullshit
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Im surprised they weren't this whingey over Driver-Parallel Lines... and that was set in NYC, not some mockup.

BTW... 'Selling Pornography to Children'...?? Think I missed that mission... lies.

its after the mission where you go to the old fokes home and kill the men in the beds.

I was stupid enough, despite several warnings, to get my self banned. First I was generally rude in a thread, which got me temp banned. Then I came back with another account just so I could post in vengeance against one of the moderators . And that upgraded my temp-ban to a permanent ban.
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its after the mission where you go to the old fokes home and kill the men in the beds.
In what GTA was that?

Anyway as some of you said this really isent that supprising. But I wounder why something like this is always discussed in the states and never were I live....
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Some countries dont take thngs as serious. And lots of these people here in the US just have nothing better to do.
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