Sure, we all know someone with a Prius. But what about a Prius that runs over people, is perfect for stealing, and getting away from law enforcement? That’s a typical Saturday night in the world of Grand Theft Auto — a virtual tour de force where the rules are what you want them to be.
In Rockstar’s fourth incarnation of the series, Grand Theft Auto IV, players have the option to take control (after either stealing or purchasing for a wallet-breaking $39,999) a look-alike Prius called the “Dilettante Hybrid”. As the trailer states “stopping global warming finally gotten cool,” and “bad plus good equals better for everyone”.
While it’s great to see hybrids making an appearance, I’m not so sure running over your neighbors with them is the right message. Ok, scratch that, unless your neighbor is Carrot Top, do not run them over. As an episode from Weeds showed, however, they are great for “sneaking up on Motherf#@kers.” To each their own — but if I’m playing a videogame, I think I’ll just steal the Hummer. I’d get greater satisfaction seeing it fall off a bridge and explode in the middle of virtual clean coal rally.
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