GTA:Vice City creators reminisce on working with Hollywood voice talent

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 19:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

In an excerpt pulled from a a new book titled Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar co-founder Jamie King as well as Navid Khonsari and Dan Houser reminisce on their experiences working with Hollywood types for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Apparently, Ray Liotta was rather cool, Jenna Jameson made them nervous, and Burt Reynolds was “a total cock.”

The book, written by novelist and games journalist David Kushner, chronicles one of the most controversial game franchises of all time from its inception to blockbuster status.

It also offers a look at how the idea same to fruition inside the minds of Sam and Dan Houser, and provides insider details on “key episodes in the development of the series,” the Hot Coffee fiasco, and the financial turmoil faced at one point by Rockstar games.

Available now in both a hardcover and Kindle edition, Amazon US currently has it on sale for $17.13.

A larger excerpt with regaling tales from the book is available on Wired, through the link.



  1. LOLshock94

    doesn’t matter i get this :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. diego-rbb-93

    Jajajaja! Remembering right now Fireball and Mudflap! “It’s garbage!”

    Man, what stuff seeing Jenna Jameson screaming while his father is watching. Awesome.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. aseddon130

    £7.79 for this book, i may get this myself sounds quite good. Only thing though is that i can never be arsed with reading, i would rather wait for the film version hehe.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Wow, the Burt Reynolds part was tense. Seriously, I know it’s wrong to say you’ve changed your opinion of someone just because you read something on the net but goddamn. Also, the Jameson was kinda funny and disturbing at the same time.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Yoshi

    How can actors act all dickhead’ish? They should be fucking privileged to work on a billion pound game XD

    #5 3 years ago

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