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Tuesday, 29 April 2008

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Forget about Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Halo and Space Invaders. A game that has been around for several years - "Taken for a Ride" - has now officially become the most popular PlayStation, X-Box and Nintendo game on sale at retailers everywhere, zipping to No 1 in all gaming charts throughout the country..

Featuring the Johnson family from Penge - typical mum, dad, 2.4 children, dog - the player is challenged to undertake an average shopping trip as part of the family, ensuring they get "ripped off" all the way.

Have fun as you trail around Harvey Nicks, buying torn jeans and white shirts for hundreds of pounds. Pay £600 for the equivalent of a £20 hair style at Nicky Clarke. Or buy a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes for £800 that cost $17 when they left the factory in Thailand. On the way home, pop into Fortnum and Masons for a litre of milk at £3, and then visit HMV and pay £13.99 for a CD you could buy on the internet for £8.

Finally, the excitement really hots up as you fork out £45 for the latest game for your console to replace this one you've already paid £39 for.

This game is guaranteed to break the ice at parties.

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