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Grand Theft Auto IV

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Rockstar
Release Date: April 29, 2008

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Take Two Suing Over Pulled 'Grand Theft Auto IV' Ads in Chicago

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT

What does the American dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.
A few days prior to GTA IV's launch on Apr. 29, the Chicago Transit Authority pulled ads for Rockstar's newest game from its vehicles when a Fox News report questioned why the ad was allowed to run after a wave of violent crimes in Chicago. Today, Take-Two filed a lawsuit against the CTA for violating its free speech and contractual rights, as the two companies had a six-week, $300,000 ad campaign agreement.
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