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    GTA IV publishers to sue

    Post by myke on Thu May 08, 2008 2:55 pm

    The publisher of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise feels like it got ripped off in Chicago–and it’s suing. Take-Two Interactive Software sued the Chicago Transit Authority on Monday for allegedly pulling its ads promoting the latest version of the action-driving and crime game just days after the ads began appearing, thus violating its free-speech and contractual rights, according to a Reuters report. The suit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks reinstatement of the ads on buses and display spaces, as well as monetary damages of at least $300,000, the reported value of the contract, according to the report.



    The suit claims that ads for the game, which has been criticized as excessively violent, were removed after a television news report questioned why the advertisements were allowed to run following a crime wave in the city, according to the report. This is not the first time the CTA has come under fire for GTA ads. In 2004, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich criticized the transit authority for agreeing to run ads for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, leading the CTA to remove the ads, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. Take-Two hasn’t yet released the game’s first-week sales figures, but analysts are expecting sales to top last year’s record $300 million first-week sales of Halo 3. The game is expected to sell more than 9 million copies.
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    wow 9 million copies at £40 a pop, thats like.. 40 times 9 mil. is........... *counts fingers...123456789 10 ermmmmm, wow thats a lot of money ) Shocked


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    Re: GTA IV publishers to sue

    Post by DeTekT on Thu May 08, 2008 6:11 pm

    Suspect
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    Post by myke on Thu May 08, 2008 11:08 pm

    weird huh.. shows how much advertising plays in the sales of stuff.
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    Re: GTA IV publishers to sue

    Post by myke on Fri May 09, 2008 12:30 pm

    see, here it is, ha ha Very Happy
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    Re: GTA IV publishers to sue

    Post by Bretteo on Fri May 09, 2008 11:37 pm

    wrong section mikey-d also i already made this in the right place Laughing moved !
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    Post by myke on Sat May 10, 2008 12:04 am

    well listen here oh smarty bum...........................
    there wasnt a news section when i posted that...............
    so, * mumbles under breath * Suspect
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    Post by Bretteo on Sat May 10, 2008 8:01 pm

    Laughing well i moved it anyways Wink

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    Re: GTA IV publishers to sue

    Post by Jamez on Wed May 14, 2008 3:41 pm

    wow how long do you think it will take for them to have all the money in the world lol!
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    Post by DeTekT on Wed May 14, 2008 6:34 pm

    scratch lool
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    Re: GTA IV publishers to sue

    Post by Bretteo on Wed May 14, 2008 6:35 pm

    well first they have to get past bill gates Laughing
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    Re: GTA IV publishers to sue

    Post by DeTekT on Thu May 15, 2008 11:58 am

    meh .. bill gates is easy to overpower.. lazy git

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