Question from Pringledude
How many different Seinfeld events are there?
so far, I've witnessed 2, and heard of 3. I was wondering if there were anymore in this game, or if there were references to other shows/movies based in New York.
6 years ago
I have not seen 1 seinfeld event in this game I dont even know what your talking about
6 years ago
He's referring to perceived Seinfeld references in the game--the most notable one being inside one/some/all diners where four people are in booth and somewhat resemble the cast of the television series "Seinfeld". If you Google " 'GTA IV' Seinfeld", you'll see a couple relevant answers. Outside of that, I don't know that this has been specifically documented.
6 years ago
Thanks anyway "Zerobxu". I'm gonna try and look for that secret. :)
6 years ago
Here is a listing of all references to people and movies in the game.
Reach the part of the game where Niko and Roman have a safehouse in South Bohan. In the house on the left of the table near the television is a pile of books. The middle purple book in a stack of three is titled "Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's". This is an reference to the movie 300 where in the "This is Sparta!" scene, the lines "This is blasphemy! This is madness!" are spoken.
Le Fin Absolue Du Monde
This film is referenced in the city and in the in-game internet. Go by Frankfort Ave. in Algonquin to find a poster of a movie called "The Flying Whore". That poster is a reference to Le Fin Absolue Du Monde, the fake deadly-film featured in the short movie Cigarette Burns by John Carpenter in the Masters Of Horror series on TV. To see a funny review of that movie, search for it at the online cultural magazine of Liberty City through the in-game internet.
In Packie's "Three Leaf Clover" mission, while Michael is watching the hostages, one of the men on the floor turns to a man next to him and tells him that he is a member of a gun club and when the time is right they will fight back. When Michael is distracted, the man stands up, shoots Michael, then in turn is killed by Packie and his brother. This is a reference to the bank heist in the movie Point Break.
When shooting at cops, you will sometimes hear them yell "I'm going to be OK!", just like Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs. -From: Dom Scarpa
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The mission "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, And Your Motorcycle" is a reference to the line spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
The Big Lebowski
While you are bowling, you can hear random conversations in the background. If you listen closely, you can occasionally hear someone order a White Russian, The Dude's favorite drink from the movie The Big Lebowski. The Dude was an avid bowler, and several scenes from the movie take place in a bowling alley.
The Revenger's Tragedy
The final mission, "A Revenger's Tragedy", is a reference to the play and movie based on the play titled The Revenger's Tragedy.
To Live And Die In L.A.
The mission "To Live And Die in Alderney" is a reference to the movie To Live And Die In L.A.
The numbers on blue armored prison transport truck are KSC-303, which is a reference to the main character of the Japanese film Versus, who is known as Prisoner KSC2-303.
Weekend At Bernie's
The mission "Weekend At Florian's" is a reference to the film Weekend At Bernie's.
You can find street art in the style of Banksy, a British street artist, at various locations in the city.
Go to any Cluckin' Bell to find a plastic covering with a man in a chicken suit inside of it. Read the label. It says free "Cluck Norris" toy with every meal.
Go to the Split Sides comedy club in Algonquin. You will find Kat Williams doing some sketches from American Hustle.
When listing to WKTT, you can hear Kat Williams being interviewed about injustice in Liberty City.
Take a friend such as Packie or Little Jacob to the Split Sides comedy club near the Star Junction area in Algonquin to see a virtual stand up routine featuring Ricky Gervais.
Sometimes when you walk past a pedestrian they will say "Looks it's your friendly neighbor..., oh no never mind."
6 years ago
Here is a listing of all references to websites in the game.
Go to a TWO Internet Cafe, log into a computer, and enter "www.fruitcomputers.com" as a URL to see a parody of Apple computer products, including the iFruit Phone.
Go to a TWO Internet Cafe, log into a computer, and enter "www.craplist.net" as a URL to find a full Craigslist.com parody, complete with missed connections, personals, jobs, and housing.
Go to a TWO Internet Cafe, log into a computer, and enter "www.eunux.net" as a URL to view a Linux parody site.
Go to a TWO Internet Cafe, log into a computer, and enter "www.myroomonline.net" as a URL.
6 years ago
Here is a listing of all half of the references to video games in this game.
The "Assassin's Greed" achievement for completing all nine assassin missions is a reference to the game Assassin's Creed.
Jimmy from Bully can be found walking outside the Hove Beach railway station at certain times.
Go into any of Niko's safehouses, and watch the television show "I'm Rich". Every so often a blonde girl's story will start, explaining her life. It says what school she went to as a child, which happens to be Bullworth Academy from the Rockstar game Bully.
When Niko hands his CV into the lawyers, it states he attended Bullworth University in England. The Bully game was set in Bullworth Academy in New England.
At the end of the opening sequence for Elizabeth's second mission, you can see Jimmy Hopkins, the protagonist from the game Bully, dancing in the back.
Grand Theft Auto 3
In the first mission, when you give Roman a ride to a betting shop, on the other side of the road is a shop called "Mr. Wong's", which is reference to Mr. Wong in Grand Theft Auto 3. Also, there are Furgons in the city.
Salvatore's run-down mansion can be found in Alderney, near Beaverhead Ave. and Cassiar Ave.
Across the road from the Bank Of Liberty is a building with some artwork of El Burro, D-Ice and 8-Ball from Grand Theft Auto 3 and the GTA 3 box art, all mixed in with some generic graffiti.
Once you are free to go anywhere, on the first island, go to the map to see an 8-ball logo. When you go there, it is a bar called 8-Ball, an obvious reference to 8-Ball from Grand Theft Auto 3.
Go to Brucie's auto shop. Then, go south down the road. Just before the turn, you can find a wooden Belly-Up fish crate on the sidewalk. Belly-Up Fish was one of the Triad controlled businesses in Grand Theft Auto 3.
In the "Portrait Of A Killer" mission, look opposite of all the gang members you have to kill, at the wall on the big house with three fire stairs on it. You can see an image of a woman holding a gun. She can also be found on the cover art from Grand Theft Auto 3.
On the last island is a destroyed boat and factory. In Grand Theft Auto 3, you destroyed a drug boat for the mob. The boat is at the very top part of the island.
6 years ago
And here si the other half of references to video games in the game.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Some of the ringtones you can choose for the more "modern" phones are actually songs from GTA: Liberty City Stories.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
After you have access to the Bohan apartment, look on the floor next to the table using a sniper rifle. You will see some albums, one of which is by Og Loc. Og Loc was a character from GTA: San Andreas.
Watch the Weazel and CNT channels on the television at your hideout. You will see various locations from San Andreas.
The "www.freejames.org" and "www.area53site.com" websites allude to James Pedeaston and Marvin Trill, DJs on WCTR in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. James has been arrested and has a charity set up for his legal funds (with only $23 in it), and Marvin Trill has shut down his show to protect his research.
While watching television in a safehouse, a commercial featuring a NASCAR-like racing event will appear. All of the clips showing the racing are shot from GTA: San Andreas at the airport in Los Santos, using a Hotring Racer.
While watching television in a safehouse, flip through the channels until the "I'm Rich" show is on. After it ends, another episode of it will return, but is not the same episode. Watch through it. At one point you will hear the narrator say "Your life will be as exciting as a soda commercial". At that point, you can see CJ briefly in a multicolored suit freefalling above San Andreas.
Go to a TWO Internet Cafe, log into a computer, and enter "www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com" as a URL. Go to the thread titled "Health is a gift from space. Worship the Worm". You will see a response from "The Truth", or his online username "Trooth".
Exit your safehouse on Broker, and go to your right down the street. When you get to the intersection, turn right. The second shop is called the "Hot Coffee Shop". This a reference to the "Hot Coffee" mod from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
After your first date with Michelle, try to take it further when dropping her off at home. If you fail, Niko will ask if he can come in for some coffee, and she will reply that he would need $2 million for it, referring to the legal settlement for the "Hot Coffee" incident arising from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Go on a date with Carmen. She might talk about how she hates living in Bohan and wanted to live in Algonquin. She will then say how Algonquin was too expensive, and says that she would like to live in Los Santos.
Go behind the Memory Lanes bowling alley on Firefly Island, and explore the golf course. Walk around until you see a chicken. It is a miniature version of the giant Feed Seed chicken located in the desert in Las Venturas. You can also find a wind turbine from the game.
When you are in Playboy X's mansion, look under the television to find a blurry Madd Dogg album.
In Algonquin near Star Junction is a billboard with "Prolaps" on it. Prolaps was a clothing shop in GTA: San Andreas.
The porno shop found in San Andreas also appears in Liberty City. It is at Star Junction near the corner of Lorimar St. and Denver-Exeter Ave., almost directly in the middle of Algonquin in a very bright area.
There is a bar called the "Vinewood Bar & Grill".
Behind Funland are the Hippo garbage cans from GTA: San Andreas.
On Applewhite St. there is a sign that reads "Visit Las Venturas, $200".
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Go behind the Memory Lanes bowling alley on Firefly Island, and explore the golf course. Some of the attractions are actually small models of familiar landmarks from previous games. You can find the Ocean View Hotel from GTA: Vice City.
Across the road from the Bank Of Liberty is a building with some artwork of a motorbike from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City mixed in with some generic graffiti.
The "Pager" ringtone is the same as the Rockstar theme used in the introduction sequence in GTA: Vice City.
When you enter any of the bars, you can see postcards of Vice City.
6 years ago
And the last listing of video game references in the game.
Grand Theft Auto series
After you kill the drug dealers in the "Shadow" mission for Little Jacob, leave the room, and go back the way you came. On the wall just before you go down the stairs, you will see graffiti which has the name of every previous Grand Theft Auto protagonist on the wall; Claude from Grand Theft Auto 3, Tommy from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Carl from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Tony Cipriani from Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Victor Vance from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The text says things like "Victor - never forget you / always remember you bro", "RIP Claude", "RIP Toni", "remember Tommy - u r still my hero", "Carl I love you RIP everyone miss you", "RIP Vic".
Got to the museum in Algonquin. In front of the museum you will find drawings of characters from previous Grand Theft Auto series games.
While watching television in a safehouse, flip through the channels until you find the cartoon show called "Republican Space Rangers". The design of their spacesuits resemble Master Chief's suit from Halo.
Red Dead Revolver
Watch the Weazel and CNT channels on the television in a safehouse. You will see a commercial that uses scenes from Red Dead Revolver, which is another Rockstar game.
On Vauxite St. there is a storefront called "Rock Star Music and Video" that alludes to Rockstar Games.
World Of Warcraft
Go to a TWO Internet Cafe, log into a computer, and enter "www.myonlineme.com" or "www.myonlineme.net" as a URL to see a parody of World Of Warcraft. "myonlineme" is shortened to MOM which is WOW (World Of Warcraft) upside down.
Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines
There is "NURB RENDA" graffiti in Dwayne's building. This is a reference to the NURB rendering that has replaced standard polygons and is commonly used in newer video games. NURBS (or Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines) are mathematical representations of 3-D geometry that can accurately describe any shape.
6 years ago
There is also a reference to The French Connection in the game aswell. I can't remember what the mission is called, but it is the mission where you have to chase the subway train in your car. Basically an exact copy of a scene from the movie where Gene Hackman does the same thing.
6 years ago
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