Tuesday, October 15 2013
If Grand Theft Auto has nothing to say, as the participants of Slate's recent Culture Gabfest purport, then they must be playing with the sound turned down.
Monday, February 17 2014
Is the Grand Theft Auto series still relevant? It is if you're willing to follow it to its conclusions.
Wednesday, January 22 2014
The final boss of Grand Theft Auto V is Mitt Romney's 1%.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
Grand Theft Auto V's Trevor picks on social groups, rednecks, gang bangers, military personnel, and hipsters, and when he does so, he takes offense at one or two members of that social group before he then allows his rage to explode into a kind of murderous generalization. If one hipster offends, then kill them all.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
Competitive gaming is about power, hierarchy, leader boards, and all the ways of establishing a pecking order among players. Owning someone is the goal in online gaming. It's about making someone your bitch.
Wednesday, October 9 2013
The purely sociopathic Grand Theft Auto player just seems like another character in a narrative designed to critique the game's shortcomings as a game, more a straw man than any real player that I know (or am).