'Grand Theft Auto' Steals the Spotlight There is growing hype surrounding the recent release of Grand Theft Auto IV. Early reviews praise it for its unparalleled interactive features, an all-star hip hop soundtrack, and its "lived-in" look. But critics of the game say that it's too violent and inappropriate for teens
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'Grand Theft Auto' Steals the Spotlight

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There is growing hype surrounding the recent release of Grand Theft Auto IV. Early reviews praise it for its unparalleled interactive features, an all-star hip hop soundtrack, and its "lived-in" look. But critics of the game say that it's violent toward women and shouldn't be sold to teens under 18. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has criticized the game for promoting driving under the influence.

Aadam Sessler, co-host and managing editor of the show X-Play, explains why the much-anticipated but controversial game is already being dubbed the "video game event of the year."

Grand Theft Auto, Live (Almost) from Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto, Live (Almost) from Liberty City

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Joyless joy-rider: Disenchanted immigrant Niko Bellic is the protagonist of the year's hottest new game. Rockstar Games hide caption

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Sunset in the city: GTA IV plays out in Liberty City, a lovingly detailed game-world analogue of New York — with satirical twists. Rockstar Games hide caption

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