The Grand Theft Auto video game series sparks controversy every time a new game is released, and Tuesday’s release of the 4th game will likely follow the same pattern. First week revenue is expected to reach $360 million.
Following a storyline that offers players the chance to drive recklessly (and in this new version, drunk), carjack any vehicle, evade police, fight loan sharks, and sleep with prostitutes, the game is rated M for Mature. New in this version, players will be able to engage online in groups of up to 16 people.
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