The video game depicted in the show, Murder One: San Francisco is an amalgam of two real life games. The first is obviously Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which became controversial for it's violence and hidden sexual content unlocked by hackers. The second is 25 to Life a cops and robbers simulator which was controversial for rewarding players points for killing police.
The song that played at the end of the episode is called "Different Names For The Same Things" by Death Cab for Cutie and may be found on their newest album Plans.
This episode is very similar to the real life events that took place when a then 18 year old shot and killed two cops and one civillian. His motive: he claimed he was inspired by Grand Theft Auto 3, a controversial video game for Playstation 2.
International First Air Dates:
Slovakia: August 5, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"
The brand of cigarettes in Cavenaugh's desk are Morley, the same brand used by the "Smoking Man" in the X-Files. Both are FOX Shows.