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Ten fun facts about Grand Theft Auto


1. Hollywood Backs Grand Theft Auto Series

The Grand Theft Auto series of video games has featured some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Ray Liotta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Burt Reynolds. Liotta, known for his roles in Goodfellas and Field of Dreams, has lent his voice to the Grand Theft Auto series since 2001. Jackson, an Academy Award-winning actor, has been featured in the series since 2004, while Reynolds, an iconic actor of the 70s and 80s, has been featured since 2006. All three actors have brought their unique style and talent to the Grand Theft Auto series, making it one of the most popular video game franchises of all time.

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2. "Grand Theft Auto's Difficult Aircraft Contributed to Its Popularity"

The third installment of Grand Theft Auto was the first to feature an aircraft, but it was notoriously difficult to control. Players found it challenging to keep the aircraft in the air, as the controls were not as intuitive as those of the cars and boats featured in the game. Despite the difficulty, the aircraft was a popular addition to the game, as it allowed players to explore the game's expansive world from a new perspective.

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3. Grand Theft Auto case unsuccessful, but landmark

In 2003, two families attempted to take legal action against Rockstar Games and other companies, claiming that their loved ones' deaths had been 'inspired' by the popular video game Grand Theft Auto 3. Unfortunately, the case was unsuccessful and the families were unable to prove their claims. Despite this, the case was a landmark moment in the history of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, as it was the first time the game had been taken to court.

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4. "The Grand Theft Auto series sets new records"

The Grand Theft Auto series has achieved remarkable success, setting several records along the way. In 2009, it was featured in The Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, where it was recognized as the most successful game for PlayStation 2. This accolade was based on the series' total sales, which had surpassed an impressive 110 million units worldwide.

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5. Grand Theft Auto series is a massive success

The Grand Theft Auto series has been a massive success, selling over 150 million copies worldwide since its inception. This makes it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, with its popularity spanning across multiple generations of gamers. The series has been praised for its open-world sandbox gameplay, allowing players to explore and interact with the game's environment in a variety of ways. It has also been praised for its engaging story-lines, characters, and missions, as well as its expansive online multiplayer mode. Grand Theft Auto has become a cultural phenomenon, and its success is a testament to its quality and appeal.

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6. " Controversial Mini-Game Realism"

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is notorious for its controversial content, including a code that enables players to engage in a sexual mini-game. This mini-game allows players to interact with characters in a variety of sexual activities, ranging from kissing to simulated intercourse. The code has been widely criticized for its explicit content, but it has also been praised for its realism and attention to detail.

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7. Grand Theft Auto 3's Voice-Acting Revolution

The revolutionary Grand Theft Auto 3 was the first game in the series to feature voice-acting, a major step up from the previous games which only had speech in short animated cut-scenes. This allowed players to become more immersed in the game, as they could now hear the characters they interacted with, rather than just reading their dialogue. The voice-acting also added a new level of realism to the game, making it feel more like a movie than a video game.

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8. GTA IV - The Best Multi-Player Mode

The fourth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA IV, offers an exciting multi-player mode that allows up to 16 players to join in on the action. This mode can be accessed through a local area network (LAN), allowing gamers to connect with their friends and family to play together. With the multi-player mode, gamers can join in on missions, races, and other activities, making the game even more immersive and enjoyable.

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9. 6yo Drives Car After Playing GTA

In 2009, a 6 year old boy shocked the world when he managed to drive a family vehicle for 10 miles after playing Grand Theft Auto. Unfortunately, the journey ended in a crash, but it was a testament to the game's ability to teach driving skills. This incident highlighted the potential dangers of allowing young children to play such a mature game.

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10. Grand Theft Auto Expands with Full Frontal Nudity

The popular video game series Grand Theft Auto took a daring step with its expansion pack, The Lost and Damned, which featured a full-frontal nudity shot exposing a man's genitals. This was a bold move for the series, which had previously shied away from such explicit content. The Lost and Damned was released in 2009 and was the first of two expansion packs for Grand Theft Auto IV. It was met with both praise and criticism for its inclusion of the nudity scene.

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Short about Grand Theft Auto
A video game based on motor auto theft based on role-playing and published by Rockstar Games.

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