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Burnout Paradise Cops and Robbers Pack Priced and Dated

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282w ago - Criterion Games has both priced and dated the Burnout Paradise 'Cops and Robbers' DLC Pack today for both PSN and XBL.

To quote: Our man on the street says that something big is brewing in Paradise City.

Following reports of increasing levels of criminal activity it looks like the Paradise City Police Department are preparing a massive operation to move the Paradise gold reserves to a safer location.

The criminal underworld is said to be a hive of activity following these startling revelations. Sources close to the PCPD have revealed that a call has gone out to global police forces to come to their assistance.

Everything will come to a head this Thursday when the Cops and Robbers Pack for Burnout Paradise will be available for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 / 800MS from an in-game Burnout Store near you.

Be ready people, Paradise City will never be the same again.
 

Cops: Grand Theft Auto videogame inspired teen crimes

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325w ago - Stephen Attard, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery after police say he and a group of teenagers went on a crime spree in Nassau County.

Teenagers who police say went on a video-game-inspired late-night crime spree were arraigned Thursday after police say they mugged a man outside a New Hyde Park supermarket and menaced motorists in Garden City with a baseball bat, a crowbar and a broomstick.

The teens told detectives they were imitating the Grand Theft Auto video game series where players steal cars, beat up other characters and score points for committing crimes.

Police have identified at least three victims: a man they said was severely beaten and had his teeth knocked out during a robbery; a would-be carjacking victim who called 911; and a driver whose van was smashed with a bat.

Nassau Det. Lt. Raymond Coté said there are likely more victims who were attacked. At one point during the spree, the group encountered young people their age.

"They realize they know them from school and they can't rob them," Coté said. "Two of them they enlist in this crime spree and now they're joining the pack. It's an angry mob of youths."

Arrested and charged with felony robbery were Dylan Laird, 17, of Southborough, Mass., and Stephen Attard,...
 

Four Cops buy GTA IV while news and Police Union condemn it

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334w ago - KBC ran a story today in which it looked at whether GTA IV could spur violence against real cops. Eugene Blagmond, of the Fraternal Order of Police, claimed the game will desensitize people to the real mayhem that's going on out on the streets and said that the glorification of killing of any police officer is just wrong.

However, the report also noted that 4 police officers went to purchase the game in the space of just one hour while they were filming at a retailer.

To quote: It's jammed full of sex, drugs, and lots of blood-soaked violence, and it's flying off store shelves.

"It's a good game, man. You get to run over cops, kill people, run them over," one man buying the game on Tuesday said.

For some people, that is a disturbing sign of the times. One of the groups lining up in criticizing the game is Philadelphia's police union. It's expected to be the hottest-selling video game ever, and it was the reason hundreds lined up at midnight to buy the shoot 'em up thriller, chock full of sex and violence.

"The glorification of killing of any police officer is just wrong. I mean, it desensitizes people to the real mayhem that's going on out on the streets, and we already have a real problem with people not valuing human life," said Eugene Blagmond, of the Fraternal...
 
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