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GTA master audio tapes almost lost during Superstorm Sandy
Posted on December 24, 2012 by Oscar Gonzalez

In a visit to the "Opie and Anthony Show" on SiriusXM Satellite Radio last week, Rockstar Games producer Lazlow Jones spoke about his experience during SuperStorm Sandy that rocked New York and New Jersey back in October.  Living on a barrier island on the south shore of Long Island, Lazlow's town was completely flooded to a point where cars were floating away.  As his house was being slammed by high winds and ocean water rising right outside his front door, the first thing on his mind was to save the GTA master tapes.

Here's the conversation from the show:

Opie:  "So what was the first thing you did?"

Lazlow:  "The first thing I did, well, my studio is on the ground floor.  That's where GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, all those masters like the full recordings with Axl Rose and everything.  I mean, all this stuff..."

Opie:  "Valuable stuff."

Lazlow:  "I started freaking out and grabbing, just boxes of masters and putting it up on the second floor.  Cause I was like 'I'm not going to let this stuff get ruined.'"

Jim Norton:  "Is there another place you can store them too, like a..."

Lazlow:  "Yeah I've learned a lot of lessons and that's don't keep a lot of amazing masters from some epic video games on the ground floor near a sand bar."

Lazlow continued with the conversation with Opie and Anthony detailing the aftermath of the storm, the fear that grows when there's no communication with those outside the town, and his frustration with insurance companies.  Afterwards, Lazlow then promoted Grand Theft Auto:  Vice City 10th Anniversary that was recently released for Android and iOS devices. There was a mention of GTA V, but only that it will be released in Spring 2013. 

You can listen to the full show below, and Lazlow is introduced at the 1:57:27 mark.

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