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'Grand Theft Auto 4' Arrives in Stores

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'Grand Theft Auto 4' Arrives in Stores

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The latest installment of the incredibly successful video game enterprise Grand Theft Auto goes on sale Tuesday. Many retailers opened their doors at midnight so those who couldn't wait to start sowing some virtual mayhem could get started early.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Our last word in business today comes from Liberty City. That's a fictional place that just happens to resemble New York City and is the setting for Grand Theft Auto 4.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

The latest installment of this incredibly successful video game enterprise goes on sale today. Many retailers opened their doors at midnight so those who could not wait to start sowing some virtual mayhem could get started early. Gamers and critics are raving about the graphics and what they describe as a nuanced storyline.

MONTAGNE: One fan told writers: It gives you a chance to escape reality; this game has everything - sex, drugs, cars, money, anything you want.

INSKEEP: Like this show. Same thing.

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