Next GTA IV Episode Is The Ballad of Gay Tony

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I can't help but envision a really stereotypical flamboyant 80's gay man, with a lisp and Californian accent, he will appear in the adverts and say something like "Don't hit each other silly buns! Just be nice to each other!"
 

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This shouldn't be a GTA DLC


IT SHOULD BE A FRIKEN' GTA GAME

No Jokes about "Rockstar already doing gay" with Vice City
 

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wilsonscrazybed said:
A good place to start is with The Wire's Omar little [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Little]; he is one of the best characters of the series in my opinion.
Oh, indeed.
 

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I can see FOX NEWS saying something like," ROCKSTAR encourages kids into homocidal homosexual deviants."

miracleofsound said:
I really hope that this DLC does not include a bunch of stereotypical flaming queens like Florian/Bernie but actually has some gay characters that are done properly and respectfully with thier gayness as incidental.
Rockstar has always made great characters. I can't say for sure but I doubt they would make a character(especially the main one) with one overly done trait. Look at their great history with main characters and hope the future only gets brighter.
 

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I still had my fingers crossed for a game about Packie McReary. He was my favorite character and I always got the sense that he did really cool things when Niko wasn't around like; plan bank robberies, work for the mafia, plan kidnappings, rob people, shoot people, blow shit up and cause a great deal of mayhem on his own.
 

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harhol said:
wilsonscrazybed said:
A good place to start is with The Wire's Omar little [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Little]
You mean "the only place to start"...

:D
There's always Val Kilmer's character [http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0009811/] "Gay Perry" in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
 

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Ah, so the theories were correct. We will be playing as the third of the Trinity, Mr. Luis Lopez.

I'm looking forward to it (of course). Much prefer gay guys (And Hispanics) to those damn racist meth-head bikers.
 

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Jeronus said:
I can see FOX NEWS saying something like," ROCKSTAR encourages kids into homocidal homosexual deviants."

miracleofsound said:
I really hope that this DLC does not include a bunch of stereotypical flaming queens like Florian/Bernie but actually has some gay characters that are done properly and respectfully with thier gayness as incidental.
Rockstar has always made great characters. I can't say for sure but I doubt they would make a character(especially the main one) with one overly done trait. Look at their great history with main characters and hope the future only gets brighter.
Rockstar has also always done homophobic protagonists... CJ ripping on OG Loc's homosexual tendencies and Niko being forced to go on a man date to his utter horror spring to mind...

Both Bernie and French Tom were hand flapping cliches pinker than a Barbie box factory, and from what I saw of Gay Tony in TLATD he won't be much much different.

But yeah, here's hoping.
 

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miracleofsound said:
Jeronus said:
I can see FOX NEWS saying something like," ROCKSTAR encourages kids into homocidal homosexual deviants."

miracleofsound said:
I really hope that this DLC does not include a bunch of stereotypical flaming queens like Florian/Bernie but actually has some gay characters that are done properly and respectfully with thier gayness as incidental.
Rockstar has always made great characters. I can't say for sure but I doubt they would make a character(especially the main one) with one overly done trait. Look at their great history with main characters and hope the future only gets brighter.
Rockstar has also always done homophobic protagonists... CJ ripping on OG Loc's homosexual tendencies and Niko being forced to go on a man date to his utter horror spring to mind...

Both Bernie and French Tom were hand flapping cliches pinker than a Barbie box factory, and from what I saw of Gay Tony in TLATD he won't be much much different.

But yeah, here's hoping.
It could be worse. Look at Brucie.
 

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Danhoyt said:
I still had my fingers crossed for a game about Packie McReary. He was my favorite character and I always got the sense that he did really cool things when Niko wasn't around like; plan bank robberies, work for the mafia, plan kidnappings, rob people, shoot people, blow shit up and cause a great deal of mayhem on his own.
That game would more likely be seven hours of repeatedly phoning Niko and shouting abuse down the phone at him because he doesn't want to hear you sing Danny Boy drunk for the 200th time.
 

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Jeronus said:
miracleofsound said:
Jeronus said:
I can see FOX NEWS saying something like," ROCKSTAR encourages kids into homocidal homosexual deviants."

miracleofsound said:
I really hope that this DLC does not include a bunch of stereotypical flaming queens like Florian/Bernie but actually has some gay characters that are done properly and respectfully with thier gayness as incidental.
Rockstar has always made great characters. I can't say for sure but I doubt they would make a character(especially the main one) with one overly done trait. Look at their great history with main characters and hope the future only gets brighter.
Rockstar has also always done homophobic protagonists... CJ ripping on OG Loc's homosexual tendencies and Niko being forced to go on a man date to his utter horror spring to mind...

Both Bernie and French Tom were hand flapping cliches pinker than a Barbie box factory, and from what I saw of Gay Tony in TLATD he won't be much much different.

But yeah, here's hoping.
haha brucie, the classic closet case :D

It could be worse. Look at Brucie.
 

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Sounds pretty hilarious, I'm game.... No game!

I'm pretty up for GTA downloadable content. The Lost and Damned was very good, and kept the quality of the GTA way. That is, after turning the grain filter off!
 

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wilsonscrazybed said:
There are two things that we need from this DLC, a protagonist who isn't just a characicature of his sexual preference, and a story line that is more than 2 dimensional exploration of gay themes.

A good place to start is with The Wire's Omar little [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Little]; he is one of the best characters of the series in my opinion.
Thank you, you beat me to it. Omar is hands down one of the best characters of the series, and is pretty unique. However I can see this selling half of what TLATD sold, I mean come now, 360 exclusive DLC that is about a gay character? I'll let you figure out what I'm getting at.

Also Wilson, were you always Red Guard, or did you get promoted? I couldn't remember you being Red Guard in the past, maybe it's just me.
 

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Onyx Oblivion said:
Seriously though, Rockstar fixed some of GTA4's core mistakes with TLAD, so this should improve on the game even more.
What did it fix exactly? I got fed up with GTA4 and decided to not but TLATD, so I'd appreciate you telling me what they managed to patch up...
 

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wilsonscrazybed said:
There are two things that we need from this DLC, a protagonist who isn't just a characicature of his sexual preference, and a story line that is more than 2 dimensional exploration of gay themes.

A good place to start is with The Wire's Omar little [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Little]; he is one of the best characters of the series in my opinion.
Well, the main character, Luis, may or may not be gay. The "Gay Tony" of the title is his boss, it seems. The game itself may not even go into any "gay themes," for all we know.

Also, the thing about Omar is that he is a great character period, though for me one of the more poorly handled ones on the show despite that. That aside, the reason he's great has nothing to do with the fact that he's gay. If he were only interesting because he's gay, he'd be a novelty, but he's not.
 

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scotth266 said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
Seriously though, Rockstar fixed some of GTA4's core mistakes with TLAD, so this should improve on the game even more.
What did it fix exactly? I got fed up with GTA4 and decided to not but TLATD, so I'd appreciate you telling me what they managed to patch up...
Well, they gave a few new weapons, bikes are much better to ride, as you don't fall off nearly as much. THIS IS THE BEST THING: They also stopped having people calling you to hang out. Not once did I recieve a call asking about going to a strip club or something like that. You can even see a digital penis!
 

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Onyx Oblivion said:
scotth266 said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
Seriously though, Rockstar fixed some of GTA4's core mistakes with TLAD, so this should improve on the game even more.
What did it fix exactly? I got fed up with GTA4 and decided to not but TLATD, so I'd appreciate you telling me what they managed to patch up...
Well, they gave a few new weapons, bikes are much better to ride, as you don't fall off nearly as much. THIS IS THE BEST THING: They also stopped having people calling you to hang out. Not once did I recieve a call asking about going to a strip club or something like that. You can even see a digital penis!
Does this apply backwards? The things they improved, did they have the original game include them?

Not so eager about the digiwang, but as long as the answer to my question is yes I'd be willing to take it...
 

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scotth266 said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
scotth266 said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
Seriously though, Rockstar fixed some of GTA4's core mistakes with TLAD, so this should improve on the game even more.
What did it fix exactly? I got fed up with GTA4 and decided to not but TLATD, so I'd appreciate you telling me what they managed to patch up...
Well, they gave a few new weapons, bikes are much better to ride, as you don't fall off nearly as much. THIS IS THE BEST THING: They also stopped having people calling you to hang out. Not once did I recieve a call asking about going to a strip club or something like that. You can even see a digital penis!
Does this apply backwards? The things they improved, did they have the original game include them?

Not so eager about the digiwang, but as long as the answer to my question is yes I'd be willing to take it...
Umm...no. But the added television shows and radio songs do. But the episode is standalone, and can be played without even having a standard "Niko Bellic" mode save file. Just install the expansion and accept the offer to start it...then off you go!
 

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Have heard good things about the first episode, but never played it since I have GTA4 on the PS3, perhaps I'll check out the retail disc containing both.
Also, that titel is great.