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iPod to appear in Metal Gear Solid 4, iPhone parody in GTA IV

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
News Categories: iPod

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According to screenshots (Front view/Rear view) posted by well-known French video games publication JeuxFrance, the iPod will make an appearance as an equippable item in the upcoming Konami game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The screenshots from the highly-anticipated game show a white 30GB fifth-generation iPod, complete with iPod markings and trademark identifiers. Developed by acclaimed producer Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 4 will be released worldwide for the PlayStation 3 console on June 12.

Coincidentally, a parody of the Apple iPhone, and indeed the company itself, appears in the recently-released Grand Theft Auto IV. A webpage for a company called “Fruit” appears in the game, encouraging its customers to “Think Fruit.” Towards the bottom of the page, an advertisement for the new “iFruit Phone” appears, with the following description: “No buttons. No reception. No storage capacity. All ego.” The phone itself resembles the real iPhone, save for its banana-like curved body.

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1

If anybody think the iFruit phone is a crime, I had the address and location of Rockstar North’s (developer of GTA) office in Edinburgh for protest / egging / any other outrage

Posted by ryan10ad on May 14, 2008 at 2:50 PM (PDT)

2

It always dismays me to see an iPod in advertising, illustration, film and now a game that is not the latest model. It just looks like they are behind the 8 ball.

Posted by Japester on May 14, 2008 at 4:18 PM (PDT)

3

Haha… Awesome!

Now Snake can save the world groovin’!

And GTA is a great game, ryan, you should take anything in its world with a grain of salt. Is not like Apple is the only parody on it… smile

Posted by Arturo Lugo on May 14, 2008 at 7:33 PM (PDT)

4

iFruit is a crime? Get a life dude.

Posted by beiler on May 14, 2008 at 10:18 PM (PDT)

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Arturo Lugo I am a PS2 and GTA man. (Not GTA4) but I posted that incase of anybody like Jobs, Ive, Scott Bourne, etc

Also the graphics are great on GTA4 (from what I have seen)

Posted by ryan10ad on May 15, 2008 at 8:24 AM (PDT)

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Just in case Jobs is writing this…and he doesn’t have the resources available to him to get in contact with Rockstar. Thank god you’re looking out for him Ryan.

Posted by MiniJ on May 15, 2008 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

7

Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Bananaphone!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on May 15, 2008 at 9:43 AM (PDT)

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I’ve got this feeling, so apPEALing… For us to get together and sing… SING!

Posted by Gary on May 22, 2008 at 3:14 PM (PDT)

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