Official Says GTA V District Could Ruin Reputation of Real Town

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"I've been to Hawick but I've never been to Scunthorpe."

While I personally blame the GTA series for quite a lot of real life misery, I really fail to see how GTA5 could further besmirch the reputation of a town in the country that invented both deep fried pizza and brews the highest ABV beer in the world. Brewmeister Armageddon at a whopping 65% if you were curious. And I won't even touch on issues such as the poverty divide, the rampant heroin and alcohol addiction, or the life expectancy discrepancy when compared to neighboring countries.

In fact I feel the "druggie hipster vibe" could be seen as a step up.

Strazdas:
if anything, it will bring more tourists. who wouldnt want to visit a place they drove around in GTA?
also i never heard of this town before. now i did. thanks to GTA 5. so your wrong mr city official.

Also you know there is a town called "Hell" in Norway. do we give it a bad name every time we go to hell in games?

That town is rather amusing given that it has nothing to do what so ever with the english word "Hell". It's norwegian for luck while "Helvete" is what we call "Hell". *chuckles*

Makes for fun scenarios if one ever has a foreign friend over for a visit. Can take them to the worlds end(look it up, we have a place named that) or to hell.

OT: Like the others have said, this is just to score cheap political points since before this I didn't even know this place existed...

They only started this controversy because some of them are moral guardian lunatics, some of them just want to jump on a popular bandwagon (hating GTA5) and the rest are using the non-issue to CREATE more tourism interest.

Though collectively, all of them are idiots. Probably histrionic too.

Halyah:

Strazdas:
if anything, it will bring more tourists. who wouldnt want to visit a place they drove around in GTA?
also i never heard of this town before. now i did. thanks to GTA 5. so your wrong mr city official.

Also you know there is a town called "Hell" in Norway. do we give it a bad name every time we go to hell in games?

That town is rather amusing given that it has nothing to do what so ever with the english word "Hell". It's norwegian for luck while "Helvete" is what we call "Hell". *chuckles*

Makes for fun scenarios if one ever has a foreign friend over for a visit. Can take them to the worlds end(look it up, we have a place named that) or to hell.

I know it has nothing to do with actual hell, merely stabbing at the stupidity of teh argument of "our town is named like that you give us bad image"

Dante dynamite:
This reminds me of a the time a town called Batman (no seriously its in Turkey) wanted to sue Christopher Nolan
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/11/turkish-town-batman-sues-christopher-nolan.html

According to wikipedia, the town was renamed into Batman in 1957. With the character Batman appearing as early as 1939, I'm pretty sure they don't really have much of a case. Not that they would anyway.

Have we all forgotten the game Rainbow Six: Vegas, and the devastation that its staging of a terrorist situation within real city of Las Vegas had on the local tourism industry? Anyone? Of course it's a rhetorical question because how could you not? We all know that Las Vegas is now a festering, desolate wasteland due to the game presenting, as well as perpetuating, the idea that a trip to Las Vegas would result in you being taken hostage. Tourism bottomed out and the economy was hit with a wrecking ball rode by Miley Cyrus. Businesses fled, and the once luxurious hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues are now home to eyesores on the Nevada landscape. I won't even talk about the devastation wrought on the city of Dubai by the game "Spec Ops: The Line." This isnt correlation, people. There is a clear, undeniable link between a city's prosperity and the manner in which it is depicted in video games. Next up, the clear link between video games and violence. But first, your local Fox News.

Edit: Sarcasm, btw

Strazdas:

Halyah:

Strazdas:
if anything, it will bring more tourists. who wouldnt want to visit a place they drove around in GTA?
also i never heard of this town before. now i did. thanks to GTA 5. so your wrong mr city official.

Also you know there is a town called "Hell" in Norway. do we give it a bad name every time we go to hell in games?

That town is rather amusing given that it has nothing to do what so ever with the english word "Hell". It's norwegian for luck while "Helvete" is what we call "Hell". *chuckles*

Makes for fun scenarios if one ever has a foreign friend over for a visit. Can take them to the worlds end(look it up, we have a place named that) or to hell.

I know it has nothing to do with actual hell, merely stabbing at the stupidity of teh argument of "our town is named like that you give us bad image"

I know that you were aware of it. It's more something to point out for everyone else really. That and being a norwegian makes it obligatory for me to poke fun at it.

Denamic:

Dante dynamite:
This reminds me of a the time a town called Batman (no seriously its in Turkey) wanted to sue Christopher Nolan
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/11/turkish-town-batman-sues-christopher-nolan.html

According to wikipedia, the town was renamed into Batman in 1957. With the character Batman appearing as early as 1939, I'm pretty sure they don't really have much of a case. Not that they would anyway.

Yeah I know that just made it funnier but the story is old nothing happened and Christopher Nolan released 2 more movies but how funny would it be if they changed it to the Dark Knight because of that oh man that would be rich.

My name is Chet, I'm a billionaire philanthropist and I was all set to move to Hawick. I had big plans to transform the lives of everyone there. I was going to share my love and my wealth without prejudice. Thankfully, since playing GTA V, I've learned that the people of Hawick are drug abusing, hipster scum.

I was going to throw my money around and suck everyone's dick/vulva, but games never lie - the truth is out. No dicky/vulva sucks for you guys in Hawick. I'm going to suck elsewhere thank you.

Chet

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