Gamer Gets Off Work to Visit Liberty City

BOOM widget 117410 With the Tuesday release of Grand Theft Auto IV looming, video gamers are already coming up with creative ways to ditch their day jobs for an impromptu vacation in Rockstar's Liberty City.

One Shacknews community member took the challenge quite literally, asking his employer for time off with this rather blunt excuse: "Spending a couple days in Liberty City with my cousin Niko Bellic."

As seen in the company books (left), the unwitting--or perhaps understanding--employer approved the virtual vacation in an instant, freeing paroxym up for a day of casual cruising and random violence.

Is your employer as forgiving, or will you be taking more extreme measures to avoid a long day at the office? Share your most creative excuse--or most improbable plan--to escape work on Tuesday in the comments below.

Picture, text, song--all are viable mediums to illustrate your future slacking. We'll choose our favorite answer, the winner receiving a PlayStation 3 copy of Grand Theft Auto IV.