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The Number One
Los Santos Police Brutality
ATVI, EA, By comparison to making films and other media, videogames are a lucrative and profitable industry, in part because the medium itself lends itself to a data-heavy approach in terms of what is and is not working to boost profits. Read: Videogame stocks in Trends seem good for publishers, bad for retailers. The release timing benefited, to some extent, by the fact that the publisher released it two generations of gaming console—potentially selling duplicate copies, but also benefiting from two separate audiences. The gaming press gave the title strong reviews , despite the game initially lacking multiplayer component. Since its launch, developers at Rockstar Games—the Take-Two unit responsible for making the game—have taken pains to improve its flaws but also manufacture an enormous amount of additional interactive material. People create characters that become their second lives at times.
It is also mentioned in Grand Theft Auto V. On a back wall of the underground impound lot in Los Santos, there appears to be a police officer repeatedly punching and beating a pedestrian. The pedestrian will have their hands raised as if they are surrendering. Another police officer can be seen standing nearby, holding a pistol in case anything gets out of hand.
Upon its release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox on 17 September , the game generated controversies related to its violence and depiction of women. A mission that requires players to use torture equipment in a hostage interrogation polarised reviewers, who noted its political commentary but felt that the torture sequence was in poor taste. The mission also received criticism from politicians and anti-torture charity groups. The game became subject to widespread online debate over its portrayal of women, particularly in the wake of backlash against GameSpot journalist Carolyn Petit after she claimed the game was misogynistic in her review. After Petit's review webpage received more than 20, largely negative comments, many journalists defended her right to an opinion and lamented the gaming community's hostility towards criticism. Television personality Karen Gravano and actress Lindsay Lohan both filed lawsuits against Rockstar in allegation that characters in the game were based on their likenesses. Target 's Australian division pulled the game from their stores following a Change. The mission "By the Book" generated controversy from reviewers and commentators for its depiction of torture. In the mission, protagonist Trevor Philips interrogates a man, Ferdinand "Mr. K" Kerimov, to extract information about an Azerbaijani individual who is believed to have links with terrorists and poses a threat to the FIB Federal Investigation Bureau, the game's version of the FBI.