Grand Theft Auto IV
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:
“The 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.