Via Ars Technica: "As of this writing, the release of Gran Theft Auto IV is a little more than four days away. The game is heading to retailers who are taking as many preorders as possible, promising a sellout. Gamers have begun to agonize over the game across the online forums and blogs, poring over trailers, information, interviews... a new Grand Theft Auto title is a big event in the world of gaming. It's also a big event for both sides of the debate over gaming-media watchdogs and the industry included. Both sides of the violent gaming debate are posturing and positioning themselves to get their messages out about the goodness or evils of gaming as the release date nears."