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post Mar 11 2009, 05:47 PM
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As you might have guessed, we're having a slow news period at the moment, so here's something that may be of interest while we're waiting for some updates in the GTA universe.

According to the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records, the Grand Theft Auto franchise holds the following records:

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• Most Successful Entertainment Product Launch
On April 29, 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV generated $310 million of sales worldwide in one day, five times the revenue generated by The Dark Knight in its first 24 hours of release.

• Most Controversial Video Game Series
The GTA franchise has been the most consistently controversial game franchise in history. Over 4,000 stories news stories have been published about it, with accusations ranging from glamorized violence, alleged connection with real-life crimes, and the presumed corruption of gamers. Numerous lawsuits have also been leveled against Rockstar Games. GTA IV was evened banned in Thailand!

• Largest Voice Cast in a Video Game
GTA IV boasts a total credited cast of 861 voice actors, including 174 actors playing named characters, DJs, and TV voiceovers. Many of the additional 687 voices were volunteered by people who just wanted a chance to be heard in the game.

• Highest Production Budget
In an interview with The Times in April 2008, GTA's producer Leslie Benzies estimated that production costs on GTA IV reached $100 million, smashing the previous record of $70 million set by Sega's Shenmue.

• Largest Grand Theft Auto Environment
GTA: San Andreas features the largest playing area in the series. Up to four times larger than the other GTA titles, it contains three cities, 12 towns, and many miles of virtual countryside with an area of roughly 17 square miles.

• Largest In-Game Soundtrack
GTA IV features 18 radio stations playing 218 licensed tracks, beating the previous record of 156 songs set in GTA: San Andreas.

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Is it any wonder we love GTA so much?

[Many thanks to Stoic Person Eater for originally posting this in our forums]


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post Mar 11 2009, 06:31 PM
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Highest Production Budget
In an interview with The Times in April 2008, GTA's producer Leslie Benzies estimated that production costs on GTA IV reached $100 million, smashing the previous record of $70 million set by Sega's Shenmue.

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Oh, good one. The "you're on the internet so you must have no life" insult isn't moronic or unoriginal at all. You must, without a doubt, be a very important member of society, not at all a waste of the already barely valuable gift of life.

As is the case for everyone who takes issue with people who make them sad on the internet, you are one of two kinds of people:

You are exactly what you claim I am, and that is a lonely, pathetic basement dweller. You life is spent eating eight pounds of junk food per day, masturbating to anything you find online that's even remotely feminine, and wishing you had good looks and social skills. You continue to live with your mother until she dies of a combination of lung cancer and liver failure brought on by the chain-smoking and heavy drinking she used to cope with what a failure you are. Your mother mercifully dead and free of the living embodiment of failure she regretfully thrust from her loins, the bills start to pile up and you, unemployed and unable to pay these bills (of course), lose the house and everything in it. Somehow even more of a failure than you already were, you wander from place to place eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in your own filth until you finally die of AIDS, which you contracted from a diseased whore you scrounged up enough money to pay for, so you could finally lose your virginity while at the same time pretending that your mother was back in your life.

Or:

You are the type who was an athlete in high school, who was genetically doomed to be an idiot but managed to finish school and even get a college scholarship because you were so good at a worthless children's game. You went off to college with a suitcase full of polo shirts and condoms, the polo shirts, because you're a douche, and the condoms to prevent you from impregnating the dim-witted young college girls whom you could never touch without the aid of Rohypnol, a drug you refer to as "roofies" because you can neither spell or pronounce Rohypnol. You scrape by with borderline D's for the next four years, and leave the campus to go out into the real world where your realize you're not intelligent or talented enough to do anything of value with your life. Misery and minimum wage ensues for thirty years, then you blow your brains out, and your corpse, alone and forgotten, is not discovered until the smell of rotting flesh seeps under your door and your bodily fluids finally soak through the floor of your studio apartment and into the room below you. Your body is cremated, the ashes scraped into a garbage bin because there was no one in your life who valued you enough to pay for a casket, funeral, or burial plot.

You're undoubtedly one of the two, otherwise you would have better things to do than complain about the theme of a forum that doesn't care about anything you have to say.
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post Mar 11 2009, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE(DuffMan @ Mar 11 2009, 12:47 PM) [snapback]1489671[/snapback]
As you might have guessed, we're having a slow news period at the moment, so here's something that may be of interest while we're waiting for some updates in the GTA universe.

According to the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records, the Grand Theft Auto franchise holds the following records:

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Most Successful Entertainment Product Launch
On April 29, 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV generated $310 million of sales worldwide in one day, five times the revenue generated by The Dark Knight in its first 24 hours of release.

Most Controversial Video Game Series
The GTA franchise has been the most consistently controversial game franchise in history. Over 4,000 stories news stories have been published about it, with accusations ranging from glamorized violence, alleged connection with real-life crimes, and the presumed corruption of gamers. Numerous lawsuits have also been leveled against Rockstar Games. GTA IV was evened banned in Thailand!

Largest Voice Cast in a Video Game
GTA IV boasts a total credited cast of 861 voice actors, including 174 actors playing named characters, DJs, and TV voiceovers. Many of the additional 687 voices were volunteered by people who just wanted a chance to be heard in the game.

Highest Production Budget
In an interview with The Times in April 2008, GTA's producer Leslie Benzies estimated that production costs on GTA IV reached $100 million, smashing the previous record of $70 million set by Sega's Shenmue.

Largest Grand Theft Auto Environment
GTA: San Andreas features the largest playing area in the series. Up to four times larger than the other GTA titles, it contains three cities, 12 towns, and many miles of virtual countryside with an area of roughly 17 square miles.

Largest In-Game Soundtrack
GTA IV features 18 radio stations playing 218 licensed tracks, beating the previous record of 156 songs set in GTA: San Andreas.

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Is it any wonder we love GTA so much?

[Many thanks to Stoic Person Eater for originally posting this in our forums]



GTA:SA was only around 17 square miles? It seemed a lot bigger when you're in there.
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post Mar 11 2009, 07:42 PM
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I think think the 17 square miles part was only referring to the countryside, which still seems a little low.


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post Mar 11 2009, 09:41 PM
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Nope, it's referring to the full game. That's alot of space if you think about it.


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post Mar 11 2009, 10:46 PM
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i thought fallout 3 was suppose to be bigger than that... i heard the estimated square mileage was about 20 miles...

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QUOTE (Massacre @ Mar 15 2011, 01:24 AM) *
Oh, good one. The "you're on the internet so you must have no life" insult isn't moronic or unoriginal at all. You must, without a doubt, be a very important member of society, not at all a waste of the already barely valuable gift of life.

As is the case for everyone who takes issue with people who make them sad on the internet, you are one of two kinds of people:

You are exactly what you claim I am, and that is a lonely, pathetic basement dweller. You life is spent eating eight pounds of junk food per day, masturbating to anything you find online that's even remotely feminine, and wishing you had good looks and social skills. You continue to live with your mother until she dies of a combination of lung cancer and liver failure brought on by the chain-smoking and heavy drinking she used to cope with what a failure you are. Your mother mercifully dead and free of the living embodiment of failure she regretfully thrust from her loins, the bills start to pile up and you, unemployed and unable to pay these bills (of course), lose the house and everything in it. Somehow even more of a failure than you already were, you wander from place to place eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in your own filth until you finally die of AIDS, which you contracted from a diseased whore you scrounged up enough money to pay for, so you could finally lose your virginity while at the same time pretending that your mother was back in your life.

Or:

You are the type who was an athlete in high school, who was genetically doomed to be an idiot but managed to finish school and even get a college scholarship because you were so good at a worthless children's game. You went off to college with a suitcase full of polo shirts and condoms, the polo shirts, because you're a douche, and the condoms to prevent you from impregnating the dim-witted young college girls whom you could never touch without the aid of Rohypnol, a drug you refer to as "roofies" because you can neither spell or pronounce Rohypnol. You scrape by with borderline D's for the next four years, and leave the campus to go out into the real world where your realize you're not intelligent or talented enough to do anything of value with your life. Misery and minimum wage ensues for thirty years, then you blow your brains out, and your corpse, alone and forgotten, is not discovered until the smell of rotting flesh seeps under your door and your bodily fluids finally soak through the floor of your studio apartment and into the room below you. Your body is cremated, the ashes scraped into a garbage bin because there was no one in your life who valued you enough to pay for a casket, funeral, or burial plot.

You're undoubtedly one of the two, otherwise you would have better things to do than complain about the theme of a forum that doesn't care about anything you have to say.
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post Mar 11 2009, 11:45 PM
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"We love GTA" you say? Ha yeah right, most of you internet wankers have been hating on GTA IV for god knows how long.
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QUOTE(The Mekstizzle @ Mar 11 2009, 05:45 PM) [snapback]1489746[/snapback]
"We love GTA" you say? Ha yeah right, most of you internet wankers have been hating on GTA IV for god knows how long.



GTA IV isnt the only GTA. Haha.

And I'll admit its a love hate thing for me. I love the game, but when Im spending 20+ mins running from the cops because of bastards spawning inches away from the end of the zone, I hate it.
I love the game, but then hate it when I get killed running from the police because Niko/Johnny cant climb a fence because they're old.
I love the game, but then I hate it when I get a wanted level for throwing a molotov cocktail down in a dead end alley whos only inhabitants are the three bums I just lit on fire. No witnesses, yet I still get a wanted level.
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post Mar 12 2009, 02:23 AM
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i think that the character that you are in the game should be able to work at a restaurant or a fast food place or another different business

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seen as time is "compressed" 60 times "1 game minute is one real life second) maybe the spaces should be seen like that too, only multiplied by 100? or 1000? or even better, grab a car which speed can be estimated in mph, run it on a road at it's fastest, with no collisions, and see how much you can cover in one "hour". maybe some cheats would be needed for that to help avoiding cars. or a mood to show the mph display on the hud. best locations for such test is las venturas, going either for the desert or for the "squared" highway.


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QUOTE(Mora32 @ Mar 11 2009, 09:23 PM) [snapback]1489770[/snapback]
i think that the character that you are in the game should be able to work at a restaurant or a fast food place or another different business


Nahh, that's too much like real life then, having to have a real job. What, in the middle of some hitman mission or something, you have to stop, because you can't miss your shift at Cluckin' Bell or else the boss will fire your ass?
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QUOTE(Mora32 @ Mar 11 2009, 10:23 PM) [snapback]1489770[/snapback]
i think that the character that you are in the game should be able to work at a restaurant or a fast food place or another different business


So that had nothing to do with the records.





















I want to play GTA now. Fucking broke PS3. angry.gif


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Many of the additional 687 voices were volunteered by people who just wanted a chance to be heard in the game.



Shit, that would be SO awesome to be in it. I'd do it for free.


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QUOTE(BAB WALTON @ Mar 12 2009, 01:55 PM) [snapback]1489850[/snapback]
QUOTE(Mora32 @ Mar 11 2009, 10:23 PM) [snapback]1489770[/snapback]
i think that the character that you are in the game should be able to work at a restaurant or a fast food place or another different business


So that had nothing to do with the records.





















I want to play GTA now. Fucking broke PS3. angry.gif


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Many of the additional 687 voices were volunteered by people who just wanted a chance to be heard in the game.
Shit, that would be SO awesome to be in it. I'd do it for free.

They did, hence the word "volunteered".


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QUOTE(Canadianbacon123 @ Mar 12 2009, 09:31 PM) [snapback]1489921[/snapback]
QUOTE(BAB WALTON @ Mar 12 2009, 01:55 PM) [snapback]1489850[/snapback]
QUOTE(Mora32 @ Mar 11 2009, 10:23 PM) [snapback]1489770[/snapback]
i think that the character that you are in the game should be able to work at a restaurant or a fast food place or another different business


So that had nothing to do with the records.





















I want to play GTA now. Fucking broke PS3. angry.gif


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Many of the additional 687 voices were volunteered by people who just wanted a chance to be heard in the game.
Shit, that would be SO awesome to be in it. I'd do it for free.

They did, hence the word "volunteered".



And you think I don't know that, why?


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post Mar 13 2009, 09:19 AM
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I love it when one person misunderstands what another says. The beauties of speaking via text. A voice makes so much difference.


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QUOTE(Canadianbacon123 @ Mar 12 2009, 08:31 PM) [snapback]1489921[/snapback]
QUOTE(BAB WALTON @ Mar 12 2009, 01:55 PM) [snapback]1489850[/snapback]
QUOTE(Mora32 @ Mar 11 2009, 10:23 PM) [snapback]1489770[/snapback]
i think that the character that you are in the game should be able to work at a restaurant or a fast food place or another different business


So that had nothing to do with the records.





















I want to play GTA now. Fucking broke PS3. angry.gif


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Many of the additional 687 voices were volunteered by people who just wanted a chance to be heard in the game.
Shit, that would be SO awesome to be in it. I'd do it for free.

They did, hence the word "volunteered".


Could've been the one to say "Robot Man Juice"...
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QUOTE(The Asthenia @ Mar 13 2009, 05:19 AM) [snapback]1490018[/snapback]
I love it when one person misunderstands what another says. The beauties of speaking via text. A voice makes so much difference.



It really does.


For example.



When I type.


"Ast, you're a fucking faggot."


You think I am joking. But I really mean it.


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QUOTE(Mora32 @ Mar 12 2009, 02:23 AM) [snapback]1489770[/snapback]
i think that the character that you are in the game should be able to work at a restaurant or a fast food place or another different business


Wow as fun (gay) as that sounds, I think I will pass.
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