News Anchor Randomly Drops Expert GTA Reference

There’s a time and a place to drop some Grand Theft Auto knowledge, and apparently that time is when you’re an anchor on the local news. While reporting on a story about the band Flock of Seagulls getting their van stolen, local news anchor Rusty Ray of WBTW-TV pointed out that the band’s hit song, I Ran (So Far Away), was ironically “The theme for... one of the Grand Theft Auto games, just sayin’.”

Specifically he’s talking about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which used the song heavily to advertise the song.

I’m not gonna lie — I actually can’t remember the last time I heard someone on television make an accurate and specific reference to any game newer than Super Mario Brothers, and I do this stuff for a living.

Keep your nerd flag flying, Rusty.

(Clip via WBTW, South Carolina)


    They used a song to heavily advertise a song? That's so meta.

    Song to advertise the song eh...

    Wonder what they used to advertise the *game* then...

      I think it was that song that they advertised with that song

      they advertised the game with the game.

    Looking forward to seeing more of this kind of thing as the prevalence of gaming culture increases. Our shit be pervasive, yo.

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