Take Two Sues Over Pulled GTA IV Ads

gta4-cta1.jpgRemember how the Chicago Transit Authority decided to pull ads for GTA IV from buses and other forms of public transportation in the Windy City following a Fox News report that accused them of promoting violence? Well, naturally, Take Two wasn’t too happy about that, and now they’re suing the CTA. The publisher has filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan federal court claiming that the transit authority violated their free speech and contractual rights. Take Two is accusing them of breaking a $300,000 ad campaign agreement that was set to run for six weeks and is seeking an order for the ads to be put back up plus monetary damages of at least $300,000.

Wait, you mean you can’t just take a company’s money, blatantly break an agreement with them, and then expect to get away scot free? Well, there goes every get-rich-quick-scheme I had in the works.

Via Reuters

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15 Comments on Take Two Sues Over Pulled GTA IV Ads

Mustikos

On May 6, 2008 at 12:26 am

I think the idiot fox news channel there should be the one sued.

Xboxlenny

On May 6, 2008 at 1:43 am

TAke two get in your car and mow them down. u know how its done, but yes that a total crime, id want that cash back too.

Gauldar

On May 6, 2008 at 8:20 am

I can’t beleive they CTA didn’t see this comming. I hope this is a lesson to them. FOX is promoting stupidity and people are loosing money because of it, why isn’t anyone doing something about that?

DeathDream

On May 6, 2008 at 8:36 am

Fox is to big to get sued, the CTA is not as big and can be fought. I don’t know what CTA was thinking, if they were to pull the ads they should of never of done it in the first place. I agree with the first comment about Fox News should be sued but I just don’t see that happening.

~Death Dream~

Ian Barefoot

On May 6, 2008 at 10:45 am

If FOX should be sued, it certainly should not be for this. Since when is it a crime to express an opinion on television? There is no grounds for a lawsuit in this case. It would be hypocritical to sue them for presenting the opposite side of free speech. CTA however, didn’t do their research AND broke their agreement.

Mustikos

On May 6, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Um its fox news, it simply needs to be sued just for being fox news.. everything thing they seem to do, be it on their main news channel or their local ones they are to anti-gaming.

Also,this may come as a surprise, news networks are supposed to provided factual news, not express there PC thug opinions, or in fox news case JC thug, pro-bush, anti-gaming etc.

Kevin

On May 6, 2008 at 9:05 pm

GTA is promoting violence, and all you fanboys will never see it

Mustikos

On May 6, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Kevin = troll. If hes he true then hes not really a man.

Mustikos

On May 6, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Bah, I hit the enter key to soon yet again… Anyway, make that if he truly means what he says, hes not really a man but mostly jack Thompson.

The Man

On May 7, 2008 at 1:32 am

Take Two is not suing FOX retards – They are suing the Chicago Transportation Authority.

Dont be stupid.

Mustikos

On May 7, 2008 at 2:24 am

The Man your retarded because if you had actually read all the comments you would have noticed that it was a suggestion/joke of sorts. I started off by saying FOX news should be sued since they are the ones who pressured CTA to take the ads down via their weak minded mentality. Then some pro I hate actual news guys came in to support the FOX news idiots.

So in telling people not to be stupid you made yourself look dumb… good job.

kevin

On May 7, 2008 at 3:09 am

there is nothing wrong with fox, news channels are news channels, fox was doing what news channels do, any one who is a gamer is retarded for saying that , liberals our the ones trying to take away our games, not conservatives, i guess none of you asshats remember jack thomson….go ahead and don’t support the only slightly conservative new channel out there…see what happens when liberals gain more power.

kevin

On May 7, 2008 at 3:11 am

“GTA is promoting violence, and all you fanboys will never see it”-
thats a different kevin than the one who posted on may7th-me….what a stupid ass comment why are u even on a video game forum kevin?

Mustikos

On May 7, 2008 at 4:34 am

Yes cause fox news never lies, makes up stuff, or provides false info like on Mass Effect.. ” Slightly conservative news channel’… LOL. Nor do I like CNN, I have seen them bash gaming as well. First time I heard the “Why aren’t people still playing pac-man!?” I like to ask that idiot reporter, Why are you filming this in color?! Go back to black and white if advancements in technology, gaming etc scare you. I haven’t seen a news channel yet that didn’t throw their PC or JC thug opinion at me. Anyway if your Political Views have gaming as your top concern your an idiot and shouldn’t be allowed to vote imo.

Mustikos

On May 17, 2008 at 10:49 am

You turd, stole my name! Happened years ago so I did research and found this one unique! If you’re going to comment, learn how to spell and which words to use, correctly. LOL..