Apr 28

What I Love This Week: Grand Theft Auto IV

What I Love This Week: Grand Theft Auto IV

Gta4_240 This is a good geek week to love: Not only does Iron Man finally make it to theaters on Friday, but the video game Grand Theft Auto IV will be released at midnight tonight. Debate its affect on teens as you will; we Misfits are all adults, and I get the same pleasure out of the GTA series as I would any other adult product.

Sadly, we were unable to get an advance copy of the game. What’s a Misfit to do? Turn to one of our new favorite shows, X-Play. Yeah, I’m late on the X-Play bandwagon, though its praises are sung by Misfit Ryan and my friends still in the gaming biz. Adam and Morgan are a fun duo, though, so it’s a pleasure to watch them tear up the streets of Liberty City:

That’s 10 minutes of goodness right there, but when you’re done watching, check out the police chase:

And finally, our intrepid heroes get away:

Psyched yet? So am I. Okay, maybe not enough to stand in line until midnight at my local Gamestop — I’m a couple of years beyond college for that — but definitely enough to clear my social calendar for the next week.

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Andy Grieser is a writer and editor, as well as an all-around geek and one of the founding Misfits. He lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Follow him @Freshmaker

  • Mark O. Estes

    Damn, Blue, you just shot me in the heart with that PS3 bullet… But I used to think the same thing with Vice City! I am a big fan of the 80s (even though I am a 90s kid, and proud of it!) and Vice City had that atmosphere that I wanted and I still play it to this day. I am still in the midst of finals, but I have slipped in a couple of minutes of gameplay and now I am in a GTA fix frenzy… My final revisions are in jeopardy now because of it. Speaking of which, I should be getting back to right now. 😉

  • Blue Sean

    PS3 for me, Mark O., so no gamertag.
    This game was very much worth the wait. I still can’t really get my head around how much is actually in this game. I used to think that Vice City had everything I would ever want in a GTA game. I was wrong. I really can’t think of anything that they can add to this game to make it better. I guess future games will just be bigger with varying stories.
    I’m just in awe.

  • Mark O. Estes

    I got my boss to run me out to the mall @ about 11:15 Monday night. He didn’t mind and he wanted to go to see the crowd for himself. In return I had to work earlier that evening and I sure as hell didn’t mind. The only problem is that it is finals week and I graduate next Friday, so I can’t really play the game if I want to get my college degree. But hey does anyone want to trade gamertags (for 360 that is)?

  • http://www.zap2it.com Andy

    Yeah, I’m going to stop by Gamestop on the way home — one of the buses from downtown goes right past it.
    Oh, you spread your cough through the Intertubes! I’d better stay home tomorrow too. Just to be safe.

  • Blue Sean

    The wife is picking up my copy from Sam’s Club later today. Can’t wait to get home and play it tonight!
    Actually, (cough cough) I feel a little sickly now. I, um, might not be able to make it to work tomorrow. 😉