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Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is a series of video games created by a company called Rockstar. The first was released in the late 90s. This game was played from a bird's-eye view, meaning that it was like playing the game from a helicopter. The second was called GTA 2 and also a add-on pack was added for the first game called GTA: London which was set in the 60s.
Then came the next games which were made in 3D which changed the way Grand Theft Auto was played. The first in the 3D series was called Grand Theft Auto III which was set in Liberty City which is like New York. Then there was Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which was set in the middle 80s. It was very much like Miami in Florida. The latest game in the 3D series is called Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which is based on Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. This game was a very big improvement from the older game because the map was so much bigger.
Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) was officially announced at the Microsoft 2006 E3 Press Conference on May 10, 2006. Grand Theft Auto IV is now being sold inside stores. Grand Theft Auto IV now has 2 episodes, and a complete collection.
The latest game released in the Grand Theft Auto is Grand Theft Auto V. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013.
Grand Theft Auto V broke the industry sales records by earning US $800 million in the first 24 hours of its release. It also earned $1 billion within its first three days which made it the fastest selling entertainment product in history and broke 7 records by Guinness World Records.
There has been a lot of arguing, or "controversy," about these games. Because of this, all 3-D GTA games have been rated Mature so far.
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