Viral Video Games

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Apr 30, 2008 • References: trendhunter
There was a lot of build-up leading to the April 29 release of Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV), the Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games product for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it's finally here.

Leading up to this event were fake wanted posters, giant murals, bus wraps and billboards in North American and Europe promoting the game and its Eastern European, anti-hero gangster, Niko Bellic.

"If you look at their marketing, that's not a selling point at all," Steve Fowler, VP of Strategy of Ayzenberg Group told CBC. "They've gone with this comic book look and feel. It's not about graphic violence. It's not about profanity. It's more about the feeling, expression and the emotional attachment to the characters and the world."

If you haven't been able to get a copy yourself yet, why not help build up the excitement by checking out the following trends, all of them related to promotion the Grand Theft Auto games? Stats for Top 6 Grand Theft Auto Posts Trending: Older & Average
Research: 4,634 clicks in 421 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Top 6 Grand Theft Auto Posts
Related: 27 examples / 21 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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