How Grand Theft Auto Will Deal with the Recession (Humor)

January 4, 2009 -

Columnist Joe Blundo has a bit of fun with Grand Theft Auto (and other targets) in a recession - themed piece for today's Columbus Dispatch.

As per Blundo, in order to deal with recessionary pressures, GTA will be re-invented as Grand Theft Auto Executives

The amoral video game is retooled with a theme more reflective of the times. Instead of trying to steal cars, players maneuver executives of the Big Three auto companies on a trip through Congress.

 

Their goal is to secure more emergency loans or, failing that, pilfer trinkets they can sell on eBay to raise money for their faltering companies.

 


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Re: How Grand Theft Auto Will Deal with the Recession (Humor)

Everyone of us is now seeking for ways on how to get out of this economic mess. Our troubled industry is hurting and affecting our lives in various ways. And many of us are tightening our belt in order to meet ends. Recession is different from video games; in video games, we can avoid the possible thing that will happen, aside from that we are the one who control the machine while in true to life situation, recession is the one who control us but it is depend upon us on how to cope up with the situation. As a result of this economic recession,  automotive expenses pile up quickly, as fuel costs – thankfully low now, but they will be returning – then you have maintenance, insurance, and then extras like stereo equipment and so on.  A car can run you into payday loans easily, and during an economy in recession, it doesn't seem justifiable.  Want to save?  Here are some tips.  First, don't drive short distances.  A two block trip to the grocers is actually one of the worst things to do to your engine.  Walk if you can.  Use public transport, and also don't lead foot.  You use more gas, and those tickets can get nasty-- some automotive expenses you don't want. To read more visit, http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2009/03/31/surviving-recession-ep-3-1/

Re: How Grand Theft Auto Will Deal with the Recession (Humor)

Features:

- Realistic pleading/begging for money!

- Reward yourself with large bonuses, even though your company's plummeting like an asteroid!

- Drive a hybrid from your home to D.C.!

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: How Grand Theft Auto Will Deal with the Recession (Humor)

I'd buy that...

Re: How Grand Theft Auto Will Deal with the Recession (Humor)

A poor attempt to crowbar two topical items together.

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Re: How Grand Theft Auto Will Deal with the Recession (Humor)

I'd buy that. Get on it, illspirit

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Re: How Grand Theft Auto Will Deal with the Recession (Humor)

So what is this, a RPG with a good/evil scale like KOTOR? haha  Maybe be able to play as a politician or auto company rep.  Oh this could make a great game...

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Andrew EisenAs it happens, Chinatown Wars is the only GTA game I've played.04/19/2014 - 10:43am
Papa MidnightWith GTA5 (to date) failing to even provide indication of a PC release, I'm realising that this might be the first GTA game that I have not played (outside of Chinatown Wars) since the series inception.04/19/2014 - 8:14am
IanCSo im guessing a bunch of edutainment games, which a lot of people elsewhere are going gaga over, dot count as classics? Okay. If you don't mind me, i have a sudden urge to play Putt Putt....04/19/2014 - 6:15am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/18/playstation-99-cent-sale-discounts-tokyo-jungle-super-stardust/ Weekend long PSN flash sale. So much stuff is 99 cents for the rest of the weekend.04/18/2014 - 5:59pm
Adam802http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/18/5627928/newtown-video-game-addiction-forum04/18/2014 - 4:14pm
Matthew Wilsonit is a video talking about why certain games/products/consoles do well, and others do not. he back it up with solid research.04/18/2014 - 3:56pm
Andrew EisenI'm not keen on blind links. What is it?04/18/2014 - 3:45pm
Matthew Wilsonthis is worth a whatch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyXcr6sDRtw&list=PL35FE5C4B157509C904/18/2014 - 3:43pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 3: Night Dive was brought to the attention of the public by a massive game recovery, and yet most of their released catalogue consists of games that other people did the hard work of getting re-released.04/17/2014 - 8:46pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 2: If Humongous Entertainment wanted their stuff on Steam, why didn't they talk to their parent company, which does have a number of games published on Steam?04/17/2014 - 8:45pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 1: When Night Dive spent the better part of a year teasing the return of true classics, having their big content dump be edutainment is kind of a kick in the stomach.04/17/2014 - 8:44pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.giantbomb.com/articles/jeff-gerstmann-heads-to-new-york-takes-questions/1100-4900/ He talks about the future games press and the games industry. It is worth your time even though it is a bit long, and stay for the QA. There are some good QA04/17/2014 - 5:28pm
IanCErm so they shouldn't sell edutainment at all? Why?04/17/2014 - 4:42pm
MaskedPixelanteNot that linkable, go onto Steam and there's stuff like Pajama Sam on the front-page, courtesy of Night Dive.04/17/2014 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenOkay, again, please, please, PLEASE get in a habit of linking to whatever you're talking about.04/17/2014 - 4:05pm
MaskedPixelanteAnother round of Night Dive teasing and promising turns out to be stupid edutainment games. Thanks for wasting all our time, guys. See you never.04/17/2014 - 3:44pm
Matthew WilsonAgain the consequences were not only foreseeable, but very likely. anyone who understood supply demand curvs knew that was going to happen. SF has been a econ/trade hub for the last hundred years.04/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Andrew EisenMixedPixelante - Would you like to expand on that?04/17/2014 - 2:43pm
MaskedPixelanteWell, I am officially done with Night Dive Studios. Unless they can bring something worthwhile back, I'm never buying another game from them.04/17/2014 - 2:29pm
PHX Corphttp://www.msnbc.com/ronan-farrow/watch/video-games-continue-to-break-the-mold-229561923638 Ronan Farrow Daily on Video games breaking the mold04/17/2014 - 2:13pm
 

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