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GTA IV is gaming's Best Picture Oscar, says Riccitiello

Speaking at EA's Redwood Shores HQ, company CEO John Riccitiello has said that GTA will be the most successful game of this year and possibly the current generation of consoles.

The EA boss gave the prediction after claiming the title will prove his assertion that the best and brightest games will soon be seen on a level with the biggest movies in terms of the entertainment business.

"Our industry is passing through a phase where I believe the greatest games will be viewed by almost everybody as being as important as Best Picture at the Academy Awards," he said.

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INehalemEXI3299d ago (Edited 3299d ago )

Its definitley going to be a Nominee but the years still young.

Breakfast3299d ago

So young that this game hasnt even been released yet.

RecSpec3298d ago

EA will say anything to get into bed with Take Two at this point

Lifendz3298d ago

at the thought of getting in on that GTA money. The game will be huge. I heard the guys on 3 red light talking about multi-player and am now even more excited for the game.

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ProperFunked3299d ago

everytime i hear/read Rockstar and EA in the same sentence/paragraph i freak out.*cry* no more plz. i can't take it

Storm233299d ago

Exactly, F*CK YOU EA!!!!

The Closing3299d ago (Edited 3299d ago )

Unless things become strictly politics like Hollywood then it would win although this years Oscar winners went surprisingly well.

ShinFuYux3299d ago (Edited 3299d ago )

and people now predicting, saying, even betting that this will be the best game of the year. Come on. At least wait until it's out and see if it really is up to those standards!

ICUP3298d ago

THIS IS GTA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Z5013299d ago

MGS4 is the best picture winner so far.
The only game i expect to move ME <-------(ME)this year (emotionally)is MGS4.

... and when i say critics, i mean those 16 sites that went to Nasu Japan and actually played the game.

acetw1n3298d ago

I agree, people need to calm down about GTA 4 . Its a good game but its getting too much hype.

But when M.G.S.4:GOTP drops , it will set the standard as far nextgen movies go.

replikka3298d ago

u damn right that mgs4 will get best picture, cuz its 90% cutscenes lol

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