Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It begins

Not even a month after the release of "Grand Theft Auto IV" the phony outrage machine at a Fox affiliate in Chicago got ads for the game banned from Chicago buses. Apparently an advertisement for a violent video game is a big no-no when you have a high-crime rate, like Chicago. By that leap of logic, the buses in Chicago should never advertise a movie like Iron Man or The Dark Knight because it depicts criminal behavior.

Oh and don't forget: think of the children. You know, the same ones who aren't even supposed to be able to obtain copies of the game in the first place but their dimwit parents buy them anyway because it's cheaper than hiring a baby sitter? Yeah, those parents.

Here's an actual picture of the "controversial" advertisements, courtesy of Joystiq.com As you can clearly see, it shows a nihilistic orgy of crime and death.

Says Joystiq:

Take-Two has sued the Chicago Transit Authority for violating its free speech and contractual rights after the authority pulled ads for Grand Theft Auto IV on the transit system without explanation. Reuters reports that Take-Two accuses the CTA of violating the contract for the $300,000 ad campaign that involved running GTA IV ads around the transit system for six weeks between April and June.

The suit seeks an order for the CTA to run the ads, as well as at least $300,000 in damages.

Good for Take Two.


Takean said...

lol..Little does Chicago know that this "helps" Rockstar...lol. By not advertising it..they are advertising it even more because it gets media attention...lol.

Dan Whisenhunt said...

Yeah, fer real.

Takean said...

btw...shootouts at the burger shot with the cops and swat teams really doesn't work out in the end...but it sure is fun :)

So far...the funniest thing I have seen was when I stole this chicks car...and she ran after me and grabbed the doorhandle. She couldn't open it due to the speed and me swerving inbetween traffic...but I just had to get her to let go...lol. I found a light pole.....err...maybe it was her face that found it. Either way, it let out a very satisfying "ding" when she it it and was peeled off...lol. I laughed so hard.

Dan Whisenhunt said...

Yeah, that game is a trip sometimes.