Wednesday, September 09, 2009

"Gay Tony" Prince's coming out party

We've known for some time that the next trip to Grand Theft Auto's Liberty City would focus on "Gay Tony" Prince, but other than that we haven't had a clue as to how gay the title would end up.

Well, the folks at Rockstar Games threw us a bone earlier today in the form of a new trailer for the soon-to-be-released Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony.



The trailer starts with a bang--with Prince saying, "In my day, gay guys used to be lonely, needy and lost; now they're all in relationships"--and ends in a gay club. What more can you ask for?

Unfortunately, we still don't know how the gay community will be portrayed in the game--or if it'll be portrayed at all. We'll know soon enough, though, since the Xbox 360 title is set to hit real and virtual store shelves on Oct. 29.

5 comments:

J said...
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Viewtiful_Justin said...

I'm wary...but hopeful. I think Rockstar has the potential to bring a heart to a gay character, but I also think they have a track record of stereotyping...so it'll be interesting to see where they go with it. I have a feeling it will be a mix of both...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, J - I like Tony so far, too. Hopefully his open-minded attitude is indicative of the overall attitude of the game, too.

Bryan Ochalla said...

I hear ya, Viewtiful_Justin - I'm more than a bit wary about the final product given Rockstar's record (esp. past GTA games). I guess we'll find out soon enough...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, whatever happens, it's an interesting concept and I'm glad it's going to be out there, I think.