Microsoft recovering from a disappointing purchase attempt of Yahoo! has turned their focus to web properties featured in Grand Theft Auto IV.
“Well the residents of Liberty City can only go to these specific sites through the portal, we feel like we have a captive audience,” says Wayne Rooney, project manager for Microsoft. “When you add the residents of Liberty City together that is just a user base that can’t be equaled.”
When informed that Liberty City wasn’t real Rooney had no comment. He just crawled up into the fetal position and wept.
Apparently Microsoft had already bid $35 per share for the TW@ internet café franchise and web portal services that are in the game. When informed of the takeover attempt, Rockstar Games just laughed and asked if KFC was interested in taking over the Cluckin’ Bell restaurant chain that is in the game.