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    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Game » consists of 25 releases. Released Apr 29, 2008

    Take on the role of Niko Bellic, a Serbian immigrant who comes to the US at his cousin Roman's request, to find a better life, search for "that special someone" and participate in lawless activities in an upgraded generation of Liberty City.

    Unamed Country MY ARSE!

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    #1  Edited By NarcolepticBat

    I replayed GTA IV the other day and within the first fucking minute of the game, Niko says to his cousin "What you forgot SERBIAN?", HES FROM FUCKING SERBIA, and all these retarded ass review sites say the same goddamn thing "unamed country" it surprises me rockstar didnt turn up out of the blue and put this shit out youtube with a big middle finger in the middle, sometimes game reviews get me mad.

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    #2  Edited By Brendan

    That's right, let it all out...don't hold back now.
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    #3  Edited By flaminghobo

    I'm going to get this one out of the way and say it:
     

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    #4  Edited By breadfan

    Dude, I thought he was from Australia.

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    #5  Edited By c1337us

    Over react much?

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    #6  Edited By RichardLOlson

    I knew he was from syberia.....but I when I read one of the reviews...they didn't say "Unnamed Country".

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    #7  Edited By jkz

    Nice shoes, wanna fuck?

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    #8  Edited By Dr_Feelgood38

    A big middle finger in the middle, huh?
     
    I didn't see unnamed Country when I read reviews. I saw Russian a lot, though.

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    #9  Edited By Pibo47
    @FlamingHobo said:
    " I'm going to get this one out of the way and say it:
     

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    hahahaha
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    #10  Edited By AmundS

    We could have just laid it to rest, but: Serbian is spoken in Serbia,  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.

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    #11  Edited By mattysen

    On the matter of the subject; 
     
    Whats with that airplane food?

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    #12  Edited By Shiftshaper

    I could have sworn he said "what, have you forgotten our langauge?". Unliess i'm thinking of a different scene then you.
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    So this is a big problem why?

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    #14  Edited By CL60
    @mattysen said:
    " On the matter of the subject;   Whats with that airplane food? "
    You can never get the nuts out of the package.
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    #15  Edited By bed
    @Shiftshaper said:
    " I could have sworn he said "what, have you forgotten our langauge?". Unliess i'm thinking of a different scene then you. "
    i remember him saying that, too. 
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    #16  Edited By leky1
    @AmundS said:

    " We could have just laid it to rest, but: Serbian is spoken in Serbia,  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.
    "

    i have to say i live in croatia and i just want to smack you right now!
    and also unrelated to what i just quoted
     
    "What You forgot Unnamed countrian?!"
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    #17  Edited By samfo
    @RichardLOlson said:
    " I knew he was from syberia....
    :D
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    #18  Edited By MKHavoc
    @Shiftshaper said:

    " I could have sworn he said "what, have you forgotten our langauge?". Unliess i'm thinking of a different scene then you. "

    You're right.
     
     
      He says it about about 4:40.
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    #19  Edited By Bunnyman
    @MKHavoc: Correct. However, a few seconds later Roman says That Niko's English is better than his own Serbian.
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    #20  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

    It seems that Grand Theft Wiki notes that the game suggests that Niko was born in Yugoslavia and grew up in Serbia. However, the article also notes that if he is from Serbia then he has Anglicized his last name to fit in in America, as the languages of Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian do not allow for the consecutive consonants that exist in the name Bellic. His first name is also Croatian rather than Serbian, although it could be a shortening of the Serbian name Nikolai, however when asked if this is true Niko does not respond. It is also possible that Niko has started to forget some of his Serbian (much like Roman seems to have done), but it is somewhat surprising that Niko pronounces and emphasizes much of the Serbian wrongly, if he did actually grow up in Serbia. While it's not surprising that Niko's voice actor is American the article does also say that the voice actor did not assume a Serbian accent for the role.
     
    Overall I'd say the answer is that Niko is probably Serbian, but there is no hard evidence to support this and the writers of the game seem to be aiming to keep much ambiguity about the nationality of Niko. Also I do have to say, you have over-reacted on this issue a fair amount.

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    #21  Edited By natetodamax

    Clearly it's the end of the world.

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    #22  Edited By Heartbreak

    damn you're so extra

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    #23  Edited By Milkman

    The funny part about this is that he doesn't even say that.
     
    Niko says: "What? You already forgot our language?"

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    MOTHER FUCKING REVIEWERS.

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    #25  Edited By emkeighcameron
    @Bucketdeth said:
    " MOTHER FUCKING REVIEWERS. "
    I concur. It's this kind of lack of attention to detail that's ruining the god-damn gaming industry.
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    #26  Edited By MistaSparkle
    @jukezypoo said:
    " Nice shoes, wanna fuck? "
    Oh dude. What is that from. Someone said it to me the other day and I know i heard it somewhere else. 
     
    Also cant he speak Serbian but not be from Serbia. Peeps from portugal speak portuguese and so do peeps from Brazil.
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    #27  Edited By Andorski

    Great logic.  In other news... people who speak french are only from France.

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    #28  Edited By dbz1995
    @AmundS said:
    " We could have just laid it to rest, but: Serbian is spoken in Serbia,  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.
    "
    Hello to Giantbomb (Forums?)!
     
    You are gonna be one of those that keeps correcting what I say with your vast array of knowledge?
     
    Also, what this guy said.
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    #29  Edited By nanikore
    @RichardLOlson said:
    " I knew he was from syberia.....but I when I read one of the reviews...they didn't say "Unnamed Country". "
    You're not serious, are you? :P
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    #30  Edited By JazGalaxy

    I think they got the "unknown country" context due to the fact that Nico and Roman's stories of what happened/ is happening in the old country might not match up to the current politics of the area. 
     
    I'm not remotely familiar with european politics, though.
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    #31  Edited By toowalrus

    Let's put another shrimp on the barbie!

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    #32  Edited By MrSnow
    @NarcolepticBat: No shit sherlock. Numerous mentions of the adratic see, the war, and lets not forget the film down behind enemy lines which is based in serbia, and has a guy in it called sasha and he looks like this ;

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    P.s. its a good film
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    #33  Edited By MrSnow
    @NarcolepticBat: Thanks. sorry if i was abit rude

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