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19/09/2013 14:40 BST | Updated 19/11/2013 10:12 GMT

How Did The BBC Report On GTA Back In 1996?

GTA 5 has created headlines all over the media - including at such established bastions of the British press as the BBC - for everything from its sales to how it's enraged small Scottish villages.

And of course there are several big controversies in the game's history which have also made their impact.

But we didn't know until today that the game was also covered by BBC stalwart Rory Cellan-Jones way back in May 1996, before it was even released.

The video of his report makes for pretty fascinating viewing - even if it's just to see how much things are changed. This year's title cost a reported £170 million to make - and if one thing is clear watching this, it's that the original was made for quite a bit less...