04-01-2004, 05:17 PM
04-01-2004, 05:41 PM
"Today, two surprise announcements emanated from Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive. First was the publisher's settlement of several lawsuits brought by Haitian-American groups who were outraged by the infamous "Kill all the Haitians!" admonishment heard during the Haitian-drug-gang-massacre level of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
However, the terms of the settlement were even more newsworthy. In an effort to promote tourism to the beleaguered island nation, the next Grand Theft Auto game will be set in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Since it will carry a court-mandated "E" for Everyone rating, the game will bear only a passing resemblance to previous GTA titles.
GTA: Port-au-Prince's story will follow Ken Rosenberg, Tommy Vercetti's cocaine-snorting lawyer, after he is released from a drug treatment program. In an effort to rid himself of Vice City's "negative waves," Rosenberg moves to Haiti and starts over. Over time, he builds up enough money to start buying properties, eventually building an empire of ecofriendly resorts and holistic healing centers.
Gameplay will consist of running charitable errands, such as delivering organic plantains to an orphanage before they spoil or undertaking nonviolent missions of mercy, such as settling a grocery workers' strike before the negotiation deadline ends. Instead of police, the Haitian capital's laws will be enforced by unarmed United Nations peacekeepers, who issue warnings and fines. Rather than getting busted, players caught for traffic violations--the worst crimes that can be committed in the game--must watch "unskippable" cutscenes on driving safety.
In addition to GTA: Port-au-Prince plans, Take-Two revealed that the entire staff of developers Rockstar North and Rockstar Games began sensitivity training on April 1. The program's daily regimen includes morning empathy sessions, a postlunch "share time," and a warm, fuzzy exchange in lieu of the company's weekly happy hour. According to Rockstar spokesman Greg Venezuela, the program has already having an effect. "I used to be angry, so very angry," he told GameSpot. "However, since I started chakra-meditating in the employee incense lounge, the stress just melts away."
Take-Two is aiming for GTA: Port-au-Prince to hit retailers on Arbor Day 2006. The game is expected to be shown behind closed doors at this year's E3 Expo event in mid-May, with exclusive previews airing on PBS' Barney and Friends next summer."
There's the article. It's such a hilarious APRIL FOOL'S JOKE!
04-01-2004, 06:01 PM
Yup. Last year they made an article about GTA Tokyo
04-01-2004, 06:39 PM
Lord I thought that was real till i realized it was april fools. That sounds like a completely different game. Like it'd be called "Prison Mates Gone Good :D " you must include the smile otherwise people will think it is a game about prison. But yeah, in xteboys words (i think he would say this) "sounds like take-two is finally understanding what'll sell on the GC."
04-06-2004, 01:46 PM
YOU ALL SHOULD REPLY TO MY VICE CITY SUBJECT. 8)
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