Shattered glass and plastic, or NRA party confetti?
Between car heists and semiautomatic melee, every bruiser needs a place to kick it and do a little online dating. To that end, the Internet plays a major role in Liberty City, and it's surprisingly less a novelty than a convenient, even -- dare I say -- addictive necessity. Once you're set with an online account, you can visit Internet cafes around the city to check and autoreply to e-mail, snag extra for-cash work, scan the news (everything from the TV to the radio to the faux blogs online), and, if you're so inclined, surf hundreds (and who knows, possibly even thousands) of pages of HTML parody. At one point Niko even has to pose on one of Liberty City's matchmaking sites as a man-seeking-man, to lure a gay hooligan to a not-so-friendly meet-and-greet.