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Old 09-03-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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U2 songs in new Grand Theft Auto video game?

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New York, NY - September 3, 2004 - Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Interscope Records, a part of Universal Music Group, proudly announce a joint venture for the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the most highly-anticipated video games in history. The details surrounding the artists and track listings on the soundtrack will be kept tightly under wraps until the weeks leading up to the game's launch on October 19, 2004 for the PlayStation«2 computer entertainment system.

"Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas takes place in the early 1990's in a fictional west coast setting, so fans of the blockbuster series can expect the soundtrack to cover the full spectrum of music genres and reflect the sound, vibe and feel of the FM radio dial from that time period," stated Terry Donovan, CEO of Rockstar Games. "The in-game radio stations featured in Grand Theft Auto have been one of the most celebrated and revolutionary aspects of the game since its inception. Through our partnership with Interscope Records, we are confident that the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas soundtrack will continue to reach new standards of excellence and creativity, and will exceed anything that the video game industry or Hollywood have ever produced in terms of size, scope and depth."

"We are happy to be working with Rockstar Games on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. "I believe that the enormous effort both companies have made in putting the soundtrack together has resulted in something truly special that will be reflected in both the game and the soundtrack albums." Developed by world class designers Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the next installment in the blockbuster franchise that has redefined interactive entertainment and has exceeded 32 million units in total worldwide sales to-date.
So Interscope records, U2's record label, will be handeling the soundtrack for the new GTA... and the soundtrack is supposed to "cover the full spectrum of music genres and reflect the sound, vibe and feel of the FM radio dial from" the early 90's...

How can you have a soundtrack from the early 90s and not have something off achtung baby? hmmm
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Old 09-03-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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cant wait to jack a car and listen to even better than the real thing.
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Urgh! I hope not.
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I hope not too. My sons play this game sometimes and I don't like it at all. I wouldn't like to hear U2 associated with it.
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Old 09-03-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
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Grand Theft Auto games kick ass! Although I couldn't really care less if U2 surfaced on one of the radio stations, I had heard a few artists on the last game, but paid more attention to the stuff I hadn't heard...introduced me to some great music I'd never heard before!

And you say you don't want U2 associated with the game? Well, it's not like they're the most heavenly people on earth, is it? And I bet you they'll be playing the game non-stop when it hits the shelves...
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I hope this doesn't happen. I'd hate to see U2 whore themselves out to the video game industry.
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And I bet you they'll be playing the game non-stop when it hits the shelves...
I sure as hell am! I know there's gonna be some Snoop Dogg ("Doggystyle" album...'Gin and Juice' ) and Dr. Dre. But yeah, it would be cool to have some U2 in there. "Even Better Than the Real Thing" and "The Fly" would kick arse
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U2's already in all my GTA games (Custom soundtracks on Xbox), so it's not distressing for me.

I don't see why anyone can get up in arms about this.
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I'd hate to see U2 whore themselves out to the video game industry.
U2 are a brand. they market products.
an artistically relevant one amidst a sea of irrelevance, at that, but a brand nevertheless.

moving into new and innovative media forms is not whoring. its capitalistic.
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Maybe they can sync up Bad or One for scenes when you bang the hooker then smack her around.
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I doubt they would want to be associated with that sort of game. But they might have no say over it. I don't really care either way.
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could you shot your own video for Last night on earth?
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Mofo is the only song that I can think of that would fit.
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I hope not too. My kids won't be able to play this game until they are adults. I'm another that really hates the idea of U2 being associated with it.
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