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Random Violence is Making a Comeback

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jan 27th, 2008 1:13PM EST

Parents all over the country will soon be primed to sharpen their fangs and break out the picket signs all over again. Rockstar Games, makers of what is likely the most controversial series of games this decade, has slapped a release date on the inevitable fourth edition of their brutal masterpiece. Yes, Grand Theft Auto IV is now officially slated for release on April 29th! Coming to both PS3 and Xbox 360, GTA4 looks like it may be the most controversial Rockstar offering yet. More violence, hopefully more sex, and even some drunk driving for good measure. No, that’s not a mistake; Rockstar game looks to be finding new and exciting ways to spark up as much opposition as possible. GTA4 actually lets players guide main character Niko Belic through a night of partying with friends. Once he emerges, in-car “drunk mode” takes affect complete with blurred vision and increased driving difficulty. Expect undereducated preteens around the globe to soon be emulating Belic by going out on benders and playing bumper cars with their parents’ SUVs. Of course their escapades won’t be a result of under-funded school systems or crappy parenting; the game told them to do it!


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