Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:47pm 03/08/17 | 2 Comments
Rockstar being sued by a celebrity for having a character in one of its games because they looked like them is not that uncommon. There was that time a few years ago when Lindsey Lohan sued the developer over a character that appeared in Grand Theft Auto V. And now, Psychic Readers Network is suing the company because Auntie Poulet from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City kinda looks and sounds like U.S. TV psychic Miss Cleo.
Psychic Readers Network -- which holds the rights to Miss Cleo -- just filed suit against Rockstar Games and others who helped make and distribute the 'GTA' classic ... for allegedly jacking her image and Jamaican accent and slapping it on their character, Auntie Poulet.
In the suit, obtained by TMZ, PRN claims it's spent well over $100 million creating and promoting Miss Cleo's persona over the years, and that Rockstar and co. have gone on to make more than $500 mil exploiting it's character.
Which, sounds a bit steep. And a little late too. As Vice City came out all the way back in 2002. But as Rockstar hired the actress who used to play Miss Cleo, Youree Harris, the PRN feels that it has a case. In response Rockstar made the following statement, "These claims are entirely meritless and completely ridiculous. We will vigorously defend ourselves with regard to this matter."
Rockstar has today announced that the classic title Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is now available as part of the PlayStation 2 Collection for the PlayStation Network.
Vice City is the story of Tommy Vercetti’s rise to the top of the criminal underworld that pushed the open world game series deeper into popular culture with its vibrant over-the-top take on Miami, stunning celebrity voice cast and loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ‘80s.
For those who missed out on the classic Grand Theft Auto title can nab it for a price tag of $14.45 on the PlayStation Network.
Rockstar has released a new trailer today in celebration of the 10th anniversary for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and also its debut next week on mobile platforms. Featuring various scenes that are sure to make you nostalgia, its a great look at one of Rockstars most loved titles in the series.
Building upon the success of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002 pushed the open-world game series deeper into pop culture with a vibrant, neon-soaked city, a stunning celebrity voice cast and a loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ‘80s.
The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary edition will be making its way to select Android and iOS devices come December 6th for $4.99, and you can find a full list of supported devices over here.
Rockstar has today announced that in celebration of their 10th anniversary milestone, iOS and Android users will be receiving a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition, complete with high-resolution graphics.
This 10th Anniversary Edition brings the full experience of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to mobile devices, with native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms including updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, a fully customizable control layout and native support for Retina display devices.
The pricing will be AU$5.49 and users on the iOS and Android phones will find it available in the Apple Store and Google Play on December 7th. For a full list of compatible devices you can check out Rockstar's official post.