Grand Theft Auto IV

A reader pointed out that in the upcoming fourth release of the insanely popular “Grand Theft Auto” video game series from Rockstar Games, a Hoboken landmark was included in the video trailer.

It’d be interesting to see what kind of fun they’d have if they set the entire game in our city. Would probably be impossible to finish the game, because you’d crash at too many blind intersections.

This game has always been a source of controversy with it’s glorification of violence and crime, and this time it’s offending New Yorkers, since it’s fictitious “Liberty City” essentially resembles NYC.

Speaking on behalf of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spokesman Jason Post aimed to remind everyone that the city was not the crime spree area it once had been. According to Post, car thefts, or have dropped 58% since the current mayor took office, this year’s murder rate in New York City has fallen by 28%. Last but not least, Post added that:

β€œThe mayor does not support any video game where you earn points for injuring or killing police officers.”

It seems rather sad to see that politicians overlook the fact that it is just a game, and not the evening news. Sort of the same way 411 is just a site about Hoboken, and not worthy of bannage at City Hall.

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justaview
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justaview
9 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”20587″]
There are 20 more comments before this… go see #18, I covered that already.[/quote]
Oh excuse me let me give credit where credit is due. Hey jeni covered this already seems like she’s got it all covered. Thank You jeni
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JeniGump
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9 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”20580″]What about mowing down some drunken idiots at a certain parade and some big bonus points if their pissing in the street.[/quote]

There are 20 more comments before this… go see #18, I covered that already.

justaview
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justaview
9 years 5 months ago

What about mowing down some drunken idiots at a certain parade and some big bonus points if their pissing in the street.

JeniGump
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9 years 5 months ago

Duh… the 411 birthday thread got m thinking… such an idiot over here… the fight club shouldn’t be at Marios, it should be at Elks Club!

JeniGump
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9 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”20532″] How funny would it be if they really did base some of the characters off real people in Jersey…[/quote]

Tony Pants could play a mobster!

I never played the game, I just was thinking of satirical things that could be used if they included Hoboken.

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