This month marks the five-year anniversary of GamesRadar. To celebrate, we’re digging up our oldest, favorite-est features – most of which posted before the website even had comments – and giving them a second chance to shine. Enjoy this priceless piece of gamz jarnlism history, and expect a “new” classic every few days through March.
We love silly humour, so it's no surprise that The Naked Gun (and Police Squad, the series it spawned from) is one of our favourite series. And, of course, we love the 'police car drives through sillier and sillier locations' opening sequence - lovingly lampooned by shows like Family Guy or the Red Rock Cider ads.
Which is why we decided to do our own videogame homage to the skit, using Grand Theft Auto IV. So here's our Naked Gun intro sequence, GTA IV style...
Originally posted 06 Jun, 2008
A little more about this video, mainly because it's GamesRadar's most-viewed custom video from the past 5 years (and also scored some YouTube ripper some 290,000 hits for free). I had the idea for the video while using the on-board camera, thinking how similar the bonnet cam looked to that classic intro, and I still remember pitching it at the morning meeting.
I wish I still had the original video files to give you a true HD version, but I've re-uploaded the original master in our new player so you can see it in much higher quality.
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Finally, this video was made before the tragic death of the great Leslie Nielsen. But I hope it's a fitting tribute to him.
08 Mar, 2011
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