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Ballad of Gay Tony: A Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

The Power Review: When you have one of the most popular gaming franchises that has inspired more lawsuits than any other series of video games in history, you would think that the developers wouldn't purposefully release an expansion whose title screams, "Please sue me!"

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Sunny_D3071d ago

We gays don't like being discriminated. We like to be treated equal... (pointing hand gesture) :P

UNCyrus3071d ago

It's really not that farfetched to think about how many lawsuits this expansion will inspire...

Blaze9293071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

the original and true meaning for Gay: having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. And that will likely be there defense for any stuid lawsuits that pop up. As for the GAME, I didnt know it was an offense to have a gay character in a video game :-/.

This is a business and Rockstar..they know what they are doing. Controversy will stir up, talk will rise and continue, while they sit back and receive more press on the game helping to rise sales.

andron6663071d ago

"Gay Tony" sounds like a classic mobster name. I'm sure it's a pop cultural reference like many other of R* in jokes...

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gaffyh3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

I wonder if the usual skinhead/14 year old types that usually buy GTA games will buy this DLC, even if it is on a disc. Cos those types of people wouldn't usually touch anything with the word "gay" on it with a bargepole, let alone buy a game with gay in the name.

We should see how much difference the GTA name makes though at least.

BLuKhaos3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

Tell me about it, these people are really fvcking annoying.They label you a homophobe if you don't support their movement 100%.You could be completely apathetic towards them and still be considered a bigot by them.They remind me of the muppets behind the modern feminist movement.I fvcking hate that pack mentality of either you're with us or you're against us.

Syronicus3070d ago

Come on, since when did they ever release anything (other than Table Tennis) that did not cry for a lawsuit? Never if you ask me but that's what makes them one of the best. They are willing to take massive risks to get us some cool games.

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TheColbertinator3071d ago

The lawsuit will bring some free publicity with it further increasing sales for GTA 4 Episode 2

Sheikh Yerbouti3071d ago

you killed Tony in GTAIV would be the problem. I got up, shot him and went out. Easy mission. Was Tony supposed to put up a fight? How he was portrayed was laughably stereotypically, and not only him either. Watch the Men's Room? Rockstar has no problem toying with homosexual memes, regardless whom it may offend.

There will be no lawsuit.

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jdktech20103071d ago

Rockstar and controversy??????

Who would have thought? You had to know they realized what could happen when they created this thing

UNCyrus3071d ago

yeah, I know... who would have thought they they would actually stoop to the level of naming a game something that would inspire controversy

SKUD3071d ago

Anything GTA today comes with a lawsuit.

Cheeseknight283071d ago

Took the words out of my mouth.

And besides, nobody made too much noise about the full frontal male nudity in Lost & Damned, so I can't see how this will be that bad.

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