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article imageSeth Rogen used 'True Crime' to teach a friend how to navigate LA

By Stan Rezaee     Apr 9, 2014 in Entertainment
According to the upcoming book 'Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation' by Blake J. Harris, Seth Rogen used 'True Crimes: Streets of LA' to help a friend learn how to navigate through the city.
According to GameBeat, the foreword tells the story of how Rogen used the game to teach Evan Goldberg how to get around Los Angeles while they were working on the movie, Superbad.
Borrowing a unique feature first introduced in The Getaway (a 2002 open-world crime game), True Crimes: Streets of LA featured a 240-square-mile re-creation the greater of Los Angeles area along with most of Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The open world also featured many notable locations and landmarks.
Rogen stated in the book,“Remember when Martin Starr and I taught you to drive around L.A. when you first moved here by playing the game True Crime: Streets of L.A.”
Console Wars is an upcoming book the follows the rivalry between Sega and Nintendo during the 1990s. There is also a documentary in the works based on the book with Rogen and Goldberg attached to the project.
True Crimes: Streets of LA is an open-world action adventure that placed players in the role of Nick Kang of the LAPD as he wages a war against the Triads, Russian Mafia and their North Korean backers. The game was also notable for featuring the talents of Christopher Walker, Gary Oldman, Michelle Rodriguez, Ron Peralmen, and Michael Madsen.
The game was followed by a disappointing sequel and a spiritual successor, Sleeping Dogs.
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