QUOTE (Kalisurfer @ Jul 18 2010, 10:19 PM)
Does GTA really have a place in the game where you can run over devotees to make points?
Stumbled across these references on Wikipedia:
In the original Grand Theft Auto (GTA) game of 1997, the text "GOURANGA!" is displayed whenever the player runs over a group of Hare Krishnas, who are occasionally featured as pedestrians.
In GTA2 (1999), Hare Krishnas are featured as one of the gangs the player can work for. Each gang has their own special characteristics, car, and behavior. In the Playstation port of the PC version, one mission was changed so that instead of the player tricking civilians into entering a bus to drive them to a meat processing plant to be cannibalized, the victims are Hare Krishna gang members. The HK's have an orange flower as their gang 'tag'; They appear in the third area and their car, the Karma Bus, is a big love bus with flowers painted on its roof. The Krishna's turf is around their temple. Their boss' name is Sunbeam. Sunbeam refers to the player as 'Grasshopper'. They use orange as a gang color, and they are always doing conversions. The GTA2 manual states that their criminality is entirely based around stealing and destroying technology, due to the fact that they are tired of being run over by cars with nothing but tambourines to defend themselves (a reference to the first Grand Theft Auto, where the player was rewarded for running them down).