Gaming

  Home arrow Gaming arrow Page 4 - GTA IV: Going Too Far?
Watch our Tech Videos 
Dev Hardware Forums 
Computer Cases  
Computer Processors  
Computer Systems  
Digital Cameras  
Flat Panels  
Gaming  
Hardware Guides  
Hardware News  
Input Devices  
Memory  
Mobile Devices  
Motherboards  
Networking Hardware  
Opinions  
PC Cooling  
PC Speakers  
Peripherals  
Power Supply Units  
Software  
Sound Cards  
Storage Devices  
Tech Interviews  
User Experiences  
Video Cards  
Weekly Newsletter
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 
 USERNAME
 
 PASSWORD
 
 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 
GAMING

GTA IV: Going Too Far?
By: jkabaseball
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars / 14
    2007-05-02

    Table of Contents:
  • GTA IV: Going Too Far?
  • Scenery
  • September 11?
  • Movies vs. Video Games
  • Rockstar’s Reaction

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      ADD THIS ARTICLE TO:
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article
     
     

    SEARCH DEV HARDWARE

    GTA IV: Going Too Far? - Movies vs. Video Games


    (Page 4 of 5 )

    Many movies over time have had cities like NYC blown up before: planes crash into them, massive biological and chemical bombs explode in them. What is so special about video games that that's where the line is drawn? In a game it’s only in the game and isn’t “real life.”  Movies may actually be shot in the city. Games like GTA don’t have rights to all the buildings and advertisements that appear in the real city, whereas in movies it’s as if it is happening right there in the city. 

    Grand Theft Auto isn’t the only game to get this treatment.  Tom Clancy’s Ghost recon Advanced Warfighter 2 was put on NYC’s bad list when it was revealed that it too would have missions in NYC.  The negative side to GTA IV is that you get rewarded for killing, stealing and smuggling in the game, where with Ghost Recon you actually try and save the day. 

    If they are going to allow movies such as Independence Day to blow up a dozen cities and kill millions, why can’t we have a game that does much of the same?  Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas, was also not received too happily by Las Vegas officials.  In that game you save the city from terrorists, and in movies like Oceans 11 you see the main characters rob a casino.  I’m not a genius, but I see little difference between movie violence and video games.

    When gamers saw the trailer for the first time their reaction was excitement.  Forums lit up with posts cheering it and saying it will be a “must have” game.  Apparently not many games are against this life-like city setting. I for one am in favor of it; I think it will be fun to go around a real city and do illegal things such as flying down the highway, hitting another car and seeing a 10 car pileup. 

    Am I going to go do this in real life after I see it in the game? No way!  It’s just a game. I doubt this will increase violence or shootings in NYC. 

    More Gaming Articles
    More By jkabaseball

    blog comments powered by Disqus

    GAMING ARTICLES

    - An Ugly Side to Gaming`s Boy`s Club
    - Wii U Offers Secretly Cool Features
    - OUYA Raises Millions for Open Console Game P...
    - OUYA Kickstarter Project: Bring Back Great G...
    - WWE 13 Video Game: First Look
    - Game Review: Max Payne 3
    - The Top MUD Games
    - Game Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
    - Game Review:MLB 12 The Show
    - Game Review: Twisted Metal
    - The Top PS Vita Games
    - PlayStation Vita Review
    - Game Review: Star Wars The Old Republic
    - Game Review: WWE 12
    - Video Game Review: X-Men Destiny

    Developer Shed Affiliates

     




    © 2003-2019 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap
    KEITHLEE2zdeconfigurator/configs/INFUSIONSOFT_OVERLAY.phpzdeconfigurator/configs/ OFFLOADING INFUSIONSOFTLOADING INFUSIONSOFT 1debug:overlay status: OFF
    overlay not displayed overlay cookie defined: TI_CAMPAIGN_1012_D OVERLAY COOKIE set:
    status off