June 12, 2007
Things will be different
Predictably, New York City officials take exception to all this free publicity; worrying, as usual, more for the care of the simulation than the city.
"Setting Grand Theft Auto in the safest big city in America would be like setting Halo in Disneyland," said City Councilman Peter Vallone, chairman of the Council's Public Safety Committee.
Because that would not be extremely cool.
In related news: An unexceptional cathedral made far more interesting in its virtuality than ever it had been in its actuality. The Church of England will not sit still for that (hat tip to Mr. Pack).
Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 12, 2007 06:54 AM
Speaking of simulations, I trust you read about this.
I'm not into GTA (being more of a Myst type of gal), so I'll leave it to those who are to decide whether GTA:SPQR would be wicked cool. (You could also do Grand Theft Chariot, I suppose. Or Ben Hur. The possibilities are endless!)
Posted by: Angie Schultz at June 12, 2007 12:47 PM
GTA:SPQR deserves to be built if only for the acronym! Though I like the idea of chariotjacking too.