Driving Drunk (GTA IV)

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#1 Posted by MrYates808 (469 posts) -
Now we know Rockstar is not shy of cotroversy and gave us the GREAT series of GTA, but tell me if you think they went a little far with this Mission in GTAIV. You have to drive from a bar to your house DRUNK, the camera shakes and makes things hard driving wise. Come on do we really need a DRUNK DRIVING mission? Thats going alittle too far
#2 Posted by pygmahia5 (7408 posts) -
its not really a mission...plus u have made the weirdest topics lately. but nahh they havent gone too far.
#3 Posted by mikel222222 (1162 posts) -
umm, whats worse, driving drunk or killing thousands of people?
I think driving drunk is a step down.
#4 Posted by CheeChee_Macko (2236 posts) -
How is drunk driving worse than gunning innocent people down? It's actually quite mild compared to everything else in the game.
#5 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
You can already have sex with prostitutes then kill them and get your money back, who cares about drunk driving
#6 Posted by mfp16 (4551 posts) -
it's only a game, it's not the mindless killing of innocent people that puts it over the edge but the drunk driving?
#7 Posted by Vis-a-Vis (1977 posts) -

Im going to call 911 and fake an emergency so I can get a cop car to show up where I am, Im going to lure the cop out, and blast his head off. Im going to steal his police car, access the police database, find my target, go to his house, and then chase him down and kill him.

God forbid I drive drunk though.

#8 Posted by MrYates808 (469 posts) -
Trust me I know the games, all I am saying is that RockStar just never stops. Killing innocent people is fun, but is driving drunk? We are more likely to drive drunk rather then kill thousands of people!
#9 Posted by musicXpirate (3041 posts) -
It's not a mission, you can get wasted any time you want. Also, would you rather people drive drunk in a video game or in real life?
#10 Posted by Vis-a-Vis (1977 posts) -

Trust me I know the games, all I am saying is that RockStar just never stops. Killing innocent people is fun, but is driving drunk? We are more likely to drive drunk rather then kill thousands of people! MrYates808

Im sure the people that drink and drive after driving drunk in GTA 4 are the people that already drive drunk even before playing GTA 4.

#11 Posted by ricketyrack (557 posts) -
sounds a bit of fun.
#13 Posted by TM1 (7249 posts) -
Saint's Row did something like this, you could drink some alcohol and the camera gets all out of focus and the screen kinda moves. It was pretty cool.
#14 Posted by craigalan23 (15879 posts) -

Trust me I know the games, all I am saying is that RockStar just never stops. Killing innocent people is fun, but is driving drunk? We are more likely to drive drunk rather then kill thousands of people! MrYates808

Uh for one thing you have to be alittle slow to do things you see in video games. Who plays condemned and says i'm gonna go grab a 2by4 and fight me some druggies! It's a game if people do what they see in video games we'd see a ton of fat plumbers jumping on animals and turtles. I doubt anyone's gonna say"dude i just drank and drove in GTA4 it was so sweet lets drink and drive then we'll go to ammunation and get a 12 gauge".

#15 Posted by wmw7445 (521 posts) -
Pfft the drunk driving mechanic has been around in GTA since Vice City. All you had to do was get hammered, then play some vice city.
#16 Posted by elitedead (215 posts) -

Saint's Row did something like this, you could drink some alcohol and the camera gets all out of focus and the screen kinda moves. It was pretty cool.TM1

Yeah worked pretty well aswell.

#17 Posted by MrYates808 (469 posts) -
You have all taken me out of context, all I am saying is Driving Drunk mission sounds BORING and it is just something to stir up controversy on Rock stars part. Why do we want a drunk driving MISSION, give me a break...
#18 Posted by OfficialBed (16861 posts) -
...it's just a game
#19 Posted by MrQuaker (457 posts) -

You have all taken me out of context, all I am saying is Driving Drunk mission sounds BORING and it is just something to stir up controversy on Rock stars part. Why do we want a drunk driving MISSION, give me a break...MrYates808

Ehm, there was a mission like this in Vice City and you can smoke 2 kind of joints, a bong or a pipe and then drink whiskey and drive in Saint's Row. So it's nothing new and if it makes the game harder, maybe it shows that driving drunk is risky and accident or hitting people is more probable if you drink. I don't think they got too far

#20 Posted by masterchief375 (1400 posts) -
Drink driving in GTAIV!! SWEET. lol this gives jack Thompson another reason to hate video games haha what a loser.
#21 Posted by MrYates808 (469 posts) -

[QUOTE="MrYates808"]You have all taken me out of context, all I am saying is Driving Drunk mission sounds BORING and it is just something to stir up controversy on Rock stars part. Why do we want a drunk driving MISSION, give me a break...MrQuaker

Ehm, there was a mission like this in Vice City and you can smoke 2 kind of joints, a bong or a pipe and then drink whiskey and drive in Saint's Row. So it's nothing new and if it makes the game harder, maybe it shows that driving drunk is risky and accident or hitting people is more probable if you drink. I don't think they got too far

Interesting point of view, but I am not saying THAT ITS A BAD INFLUENCE, I am saying that they try hard to be "LEFT" that they come up with some cornball ideas when the basics of GTA make it great. And know I am not the guy who smoked the joints or paid prostitutes,only if it benefited my health, not for giggles, I have 2 boys of my own!!!
#22 Posted by volcomstoner180 (4400 posts) -

You have all taken me out of context, all I am saying is Driving Drunk mission sounds BORING and it is just something to stir up controversy on Rock stars part. Why do we want a drunk driving MISSION, give me a break...MrYates808

well maybe because its better to drunk drive in a video game than in real life...just a thought...and it will show ppl that driving drunk is really hard and dangerous, so they wouldnt even try it in real life

and remember..its a video game...but i cant wait to try that mission..im gonna get drunk and then play it...that would be amazing haha

#24 Posted by SexyPorkins (1221 posts) -
It's a game; not reality.
#25 Posted by msdd9 (2957 posts) -

You really are making so kinda strange topics lately, but this one is actually kinda interesting.

I think that Rock Star is actually doing something good with this. People will realize if it's that hard to drive drunk it a game, it is insanely difficult in real life (NOT speaking from experience or anything. I'm only 16).

#26 Posted by skyyliine (5 posts) -
Then don't drink when you're playing the game. Problem solved.
#27 Posted by nitroracer82 (549 posts) -

sounds a bit of fun.ricketyrack

Indeed. I have to admit I've driven quite a few times when I really shouldn't have but even with cops tailing I still drive fine.

#28 Posted by MrYates808 (469 posts) -
bumb
#29 Posted by steveslugga (1344 posts) -
wow i cant wait to crash into innocent vehicles! god i love GTA! the ultimate simulation
#30 Posted by elektrixxx (11804 posts) -
They're already done it before, so I don't see the problem.
#31 Posted by Stevie_Q (2011 posts) -
Hell, I think it'll be a lot of fun. I'll never do it in real life, but it will be fun in a vid. game
#32 Posted by cool_baller (12491 posts) -
Killing/raping children would be too far.
#33 Posted by steveslugga (1344 posts) -
Killing/raping children would be too far.cool_baller
who mentioned that? lol
#34 Posted by iam2green (13991 posts) -

cool i gues, hopefully they put that drug collect thing where u can slow time animation kill peole. the people talk alllll sssloooowww. gta 3 only had it maybe vice city but san andreas didn't have it which iw as mad aobut.

don't drink and drive it kills people!!

#35 Posted by poopiVONpoo (354 posts) -

I don't really have any problems with violence in video games. It depends how the game portaits the violence, drug abuse or whatnot. In the case of GTA it s a 'real world' simulation, so to every action you take ( e.g jacking a car ) there will be consequence ( police). So in a game like this i have no problem with violence or abuse because they came with consequences even though those consequenses are evadeable, otherwise the game would suck, just like real life would suck if you stole a car, or drove drunk and the cops caught you. Because in real life you may get away with evading the law a once or twice or even a few times but sooner or later the pigs will come knocking on your door, no doubt about that

Apart from that the best thing about living in this day and age is the fredom we enjoy, the freedom to create, to learn, to change, to live in global community and to influence our future

We have the freedom to go jacking cars, shoot people and drive drunk in virtual worlds

but with the freedom to do this also comes resposibilty, the responsibilty to know where the borders are, to know that you are doing something morally wrong, but its not real, so you haven't done any harm, but if you loose track of these borders your life will end with great pain menatally and physical

these are are just some challanges we are faced with in these ages

#36 Posted by insane_metalist (6919 posts) -
its not really a mission...plus u have made the weirdest topics lately. but nahh they havent gone too far.pygmahia5
True :P
#37 Posted by mjk_1 (13923 posts) -
Vice City had a drunk driving mission. In Saints Row you can get drunk.
#38 Posted by phat_frank43 (513 posts) -
wat about san andreas? u burn down the big weed crop n drive around stoned off ur head? lol
#39 Posted by Bloodbath_87 (7586 posts) -
It's just a game.
#40 Posted by Tree06 (3552 posts) -
It sounds like a fun mission (side-mission?)
#41 Posted by Ignite2k3 (452 posts) -
actually, if u look at it differently, it tells us not to do that in real life cus u prolly get wrecked in the game.
#42 Posted by Tyrone77 (223 posts) -

Well if my experiences of driving drunk are anything to go by, it should be Fun.

(joke joke joke)

#43 Posted by livinnturkey (1341 posts) -
I think the TC is pointing out that, its easier (in real life) to drive drunk than it is to violently kill innocent people, cause yes, a video game can somewhat encourage violence and killing, but as humans with reason, we have the control NOT to kill innocent humans. however... driving drunk is common and easy mistake to do. many people do it anyways, and to play it in a video game will kind of give the human mind an acceptance to it. "the driver did it in the game and he's fine" "I can drive drunk in the video game just fine and not get hurt"... its just the difference between driving drunk and murder... not many would murder, but many would drive drunk and just playing a video game about it is more deadly than killing people..
#44 Posted by lenny_ohpop (57 posts) -
i understand where this guys coming from definatlly....alot of kids will be influenced into drinkdriving but still if they havent been influenced so far to steal a car and run people down then im not sure that'll effect them to much
#45 Posted by GPAddict (5964 posts) -

Well, it goes along the same lines of just because you see/do it in a movie/TV/game, doesn't mean you do it in real life. You have to be smarter than that (hopefully brought up right).

But I can see it now, some teenage kids get drunk, and one of them remembers when playing GTA 4 that one drunk driving mission and thought it would be fun to do it for REAL! :? End up killing/hurting others, and try to blame it on the game. I hope it never happens, but these days, you never know what can happen.

And for the record, anyone that drinks while driving, needs to be LOCKED up!

#46 Posted by MrYates808 (469 posts) -

Well, it goes along the same lines of just because you see/do it in a movie/TV/game, doesn't mean you do it in real life. You have to be smarter than that (hopefully brought up right).

But I can see it now, some teenage kids get drunk, and one of them remembers when playing GTA 4 that one drunk driving mission and thought it would be fun to do it for REAL! :? End up killing/hurting others, and try to blame it on the game. I hope it never happens, but these days, you never know what can happen.

And for the record, anyone that drinks while driving, needs to be LOCKED up!

GPAddict
Agreed, I did not start this thread trying to say its a bad influence, we all know GTA 4 is a bad influence for the WEAK minded. I just thought a drunk driving mission was SILLY and just something added to cause controversy. It really can't be that fun to play, right?
#47 Posted by PowerOfSoul (108 posts) -
It's not nearly as bad as most of the other stuff that happens in that game.
#48 Posted by barilli71 (1261 posts) -
I hoping there is a school bus along the way - nothing spells fun without some good ol' carnage in a video game !!!!
#49 Posted by DoomZaW (6472 posts) -
Thousands of people drive drunk every day, just a little step closer to reality
#50 Posted by joshim982003 (1127 posts) -

its not really a mission...plus u have made the weirdest topics lately. but nahh they havent gone too far.pygmahia5

as well as i think its a step out from the norm