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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC)
Offered by Digitalville UK
Price: £4.14

4.0 out of 5 stars GTA Vice City: Still one of the all time greats!, 4 Sep 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
GTA Vice City is an iconic video game and one of the best Grand Theft Auto games of all time, in my opinion. It's exciting, funny, and at times frustrating, with memorable dialogue and brilliant missions.

The game parodies Miami from 1986, and is full of colourful characters, a diverse and bright city, fun missions and plenty of controversy. It's a game from the GTA III era, so the graphics quality is consistent with that time. It's a 'sandbox' style game, meaning the player can go anywhere in the city and do whatever they want in between missions. It's more geared towards young men who love the thrill of driving fast cars, shooting guns and beating challenging odds.

GTA Vice City is based around Tommy Vercetti, the playable character, who's finally finished a 15 year spell in prison and is now a free man. He's sent to Vice City to help his allies, the Forelli family, branch into the booming drugs trade there. Unfortunately, it all goes wrong very quickly, leaving Tommy battling to retrieve the Forelli gang's money before they lose patience and he ends up dead. He's quickly thrown into dangerous missions and the game has a `him vs. the world' feeling.

Tommy is a very exciting and charismatic character, who cares little about anybody but himself and has no problem in doing whatever it takes to get the job done. The controls are a little more primitive than later GTA games; certainly GTA: San Andreas's combat skills would have been useful in certain missions! I find the missions more fun in Vice City though, and it's down to characters like Tommy, Lance Vance and others that really make this game special.

GTA games are Certificate 18 in the UK and I don't think it's great for anyone under 18. Drugs, prostitution, murder and severe crime are prevalent. I don't recon Vice City is as dark as some GTA games. Certainly the bright lights of Vice City, amazing soundtrack and hilarious characters attribute towards this. If you're happy with the game's more controversial content and can understand that this is purely a game of fiction, you'll probably have a lot of fun in GTA.

Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates Cash (WWE)
Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates Cash (WWE)
by Eric Bischoff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars WCW: Bischoff tells his story, 4 Sep 2011
Eric Bischoff is one of the most controversial faces in American pro-wrestling. The death of WCW is often blamed on him by some, and in this book, he tells his side of the story.

At the beginning, Eric talks about his childhood and ambitions, alongside his earlier jobs, giving interesting insight into the real Eric Bischoff, rather than his on-camera persona that people may be more familiar with. He talks about why he feels WCW was successful at first, and where things began to go wrong.

I've read many autobiographies by wrestlers who've spent time in WCW but it's been great to learn Bischoff's version of events. I've often felt he really did care for WCW, and that comes through in this book. He is outspoken in his writing, and it will no doubt have caused some controversy. He doesn't complain about the company's plight, and just tells things how he saw them. In the book, Bischoff says that many wrestling fans are more fascinated by what happens behind the scenes than what happens on screen. If you're one of those people, you may really enjoy this book.

Controversy Creates Cash was written before Bischoff joined TNA, and focuses mostly on his time with WCW. You don't necessarily have to agree with what he says to enjoy the book. It's a very interesting read, and I have a great deal of respect for the man after reading this book.

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