Although the term is known almost all over the world for the famous video game, its origin has nothing to do with entertainment. We tell you where the name Grand Theft Auto (GTA) came from.

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GTA is a series of open world video games in which players can control a character in an urban environment and perform various activities such as driving, stealing, fighting and completing missions.

It is known above all for its violent and obscene content, which has sparked controversy and criticism for years.

But that hasn’t stopped thousands of people around the world from enjoying the adventures of characters from the GTA world, like the famous CJ, who wanders the streets of the United States in a shirt and jeans and completes all kinds of missions.

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Despite its worldwide reputation, the video game is known for its acronyms and many people never cease to wonder where they came from or what they mean.

Well, far from the virtual world, the origin of this term is the Law and the laws of North America. ‘Grand Theft Auto’ refers to the theft of a car or motorcycle.

In fact, according to some US law firms, this crime refers to any type of motor vehicle stolen by a person, a phrase that translates into Spanish as grand theft auto.

Experts say all car theft cases are treated as grand theft because cars tend to be of high value.

Like this, The name of the famous game is a direct reference to the plot where you can commit this crime with any character. on streets made of pixels that mimic major American cities.

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The first version of GTA as Curiosity was released in 1997 for the Sony PlayStation console and personal computers. Since then, various versions and special editions of the series have been released, including GTA II, GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA IV, GTA V, and GTA Online.

Currently, games in this series are available on multiple platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Mac, iOS and Android. The latest version of the game, GTA V, was released in 2013 and still has a very active player base.


Source: Exame

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