Nathan's telephone call (question) SPOILERS!

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#1  Edited By Icebuncle

I have plaed through the game once and am working through some chapters to see different endings. The chapter that I have some questions about is the one where Nathan gets the phone call from someone telling him that his family is dead. First time playing it I thought it was a very impersonal way of notifying the next of kin. The secnd time I reacted to the amount of information he gets in that short conversation, based on what he says after. So the conversation would be something like: "Hello?" "Hello sir. I'm sorry to inform you that your family has passed away. There was a car accident. A drunk driver ended up on the wrong side of the road and crashed with your wife's car. Sorry for your loss." *Nathan hangs up*

Now, I know David Cage is a fictional writer, but what I'm wondering if this is how next of kin is notified in the US (as that is where the game is set) or France (since Cage is French)? I'm from Norway and there a very different rules of how to approach these situations here. For example, when I was a teenager my aunt, who had been a drug addict for a very long time, died of an overdose. In that situation a policeman and a priest went to my grandparents' house and notified them personally and helped them cope with the initial shock.
So did Cage just set the scene up bad or is there some truth to that situation?

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I can't speak from personal experience but the "phone call notification of family death" is common in a quite a few american movies.

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#3  Edited By jay_ray

A phone call is the way a hospital in Canada notifies next of kin.

Edit: Side note, prank calls from a hospital is loads of fun.....................

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