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14296 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Feb 2002 at 11:28 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-10 11:32:12 AM  
slow links suck - moderator's kid must be lettin' this crap on
2002-02-10 11:32:24 AM  
First Click.
2002-02-10 11:32:37 AM  
Freak foundation calls for ban of Police calling for ban.
2002-02-10 11:33:09 AM  
I would have been first.. But I thought I'd try and let the link come up first.

Of course, it's not going to.. ever. Aaaaaargh..
2002-02-10 11:33:26 AM  
i'd like to know what game it is, so i can try it
2002-02-10 11:33:49 AM  
By the way, Mods don't approve links, Admins do.

Just thought I'd clear that up.
2002-02-10 11:34:23 AM  
Would anyone care to try to enumerate the essential differences between the feds and the Mafia?
2002-02-10 11:36:04 AM  
So, Has anyone seen the site yet?
2002-02-10 11:36:21 AM  
bah. slow assed link. my 14.4 modem has faster speeds than that site :p
2002-02-10 11:37:02 AM  
Here's the story so that you don't have to wait a lifetime for the link to come up:
Italian police are trying to ban a new computer game which encourages players to climb the ladder of the mafia.

It tells the story of a taxi driver who becomes a mafia boss's driver and has to cheat and kill other members.

The game, called Mafia, is planned for launch in Italy later this month.

It is subtitled "The instruction manual for wannabe mafiosi".

President of the national anti mafia police section Roberto Centaro told the Il Giornale newspaper: "I'll do anything I can to ban the sale of the game in Italy. This is a proper instruction book for wannabe mafiosi."

Former interior minister Carlo Taormina said: "When it comes to mafia one simply cannot take it as a game. There's really nothing to joke about here."

But the distributor of the game in Italy, Cidiverte, says there has been an over-reaction.

Head of the company Pietro Vago said: "The video game is aimed at adults, who should be capable of distinguishing between reality and fiction. We think that there has been an over-reaction from the politicians."

Mafia will hit UK shops at the end of March.

A spokesman for Mafia's UK distributor Take 2 told Ananova: "We are unaware of any problems internationally with the game, and we've got no issues with it whatsoever."

More details about the game can be found at the official website.

Copyright © 2002 Ananova Ltd
2002-02-10 11:39:19 AM  
Maybe I'm just cynical, but this story reads like some BS concocted to gen up some buzz for a lame piece of crap game.
2002-02-10 11:40:03 AM  
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2002-02-10 11:50:13 AM  
"It's your ancestor, Commendatore. Hanging beneath these very windows. On a related subject, I must confess to you I'm giving serious thought to eating your wife."

2002-02-10 11:50:25 AM  
Ding Ding Ding... we have a weiner...

"this story reads like some BS concocted to gen up some buzz for a lame piece of crap game. "
2002-02-10 11:57:06 AM  
2002-02-10 11:58:06 AM  

Ding Ding Ding... we have a weiner...

"this story reads like some BS concocted to gen up some buzz for a lame piece of crap game. "


I wouldn't be so sure; the Mafia is a very touchy subject in Italy, it is part of their "shameful past", similar to how Germany would like to erase 1933-45 from their history, how Britain would like to erase their colonial era, and how the US would like to erase their treatment of the First Nations...

2002-02-10 12:00:06 PM  
Good job, Tephlon
2002-02-10 12:02:35 PM  
i wouldn't be ashamed of owning my own judge :)
2002-02-10 12:03:44 PM  
2002-02-10 12:09:09 PM  

We embrace all of our gun laden past...Why cant the rest of the world?

My bulldog calls me.
2002-02-10 12:14:02 PM  
Fuggin' cops.
Some of 'em should be swimmin' wit' de fishies.
2002-02-10 12:14:56 PM  
damn that game's fun ;)
2002-02-10 12:39:40 PM  
If you live in Italy don't worry, this game will come out there, the Godfather will make sure of that.
2002-02-10 12:40:35 PM  
Hey, there is no such thing as the mafia, that is just tall tales, nothing you should worry about, got it? GOT IT?
2002-02-10 01:04:35 PM  
Sounds a bit like GTA3.
2002-02-10 01:36:35 PM  
One of the few links you can still view for free on IGN...
2002-02-10 01:39:00 PM  
I thought the mafia does not exist anymore. Or at least that's what the tooth fairy told me.
2002-02-10 01:54:56 PM  
*Waves hand*

There is no Mafia, Move along, this thread is not what you are looking for.


Move along
2002-02-10 01:59:19 PM  
Best game... ever.

(Assuming its GTA3)
2002-02-10 02:03:47 PM  
I was just thinking that myself Bf+. Funny how GTA3 can have not only the Mafia but the Yakuza and still be sold in stores. God bless copious amounts of make-believe violence and wanton profanity.

They better have motorbikes in GTAIV though, I hear the design team took shots of Miami to put into the game, woo!
2002-02-10 02:42:03 PM  
This actually looks like a pretty cool game...

2002-02-10 02:58:28 PM  
raizok: gonna be two different games. the one coming out this year is an "update" to gta3, set in miami. gta4 is coming out next year. oh joy :)
2002-02-10 03:39:07 PM  
it was back in 1849 in the springfield golden nugget mine...............i loved gta.
2002-02-10 04:20:27 PM  
"Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person."

Ummm, ok. This game actually sounds like a period version of Grand Theft Auto 3.
2002-02-10 05:03:58 PM  
gta 4... ::drools::
2002-02-10 05:32:44 PM  
They sure aim for realism in the driving aspect for this, or at least hype it up to be.
2002-02-10 05:45:19 PM  
Haxorblade: I havent heard this "update" thing anyplace, is that for the PC version you mean? And GTA4 is out next year for sure? hmmmmm...
2002-02-10 06:34:40 PM  
Why don't the police just make the game owners an "offer they can't refuse?"
2002-02-10 07:39:34 PM  
Nope, the Mafia does not exist. Just a stupid story. Now the Illuminati are the ones to watch out for! Majestic-12 isn't as much of a problem anymore, though, as long as you stay out of New Mexico.
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