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Grand Theft Auto


Thursday, June 30 2005

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The 'violence' seemingly promoted by this GTA is less a violence to be feared for its realism, and one more committed against the dirty realism of history itself.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Occurring three years prior to GTA III, Liberty City Stories gives players the same sort of criminal storyline and felonious side missions of other GTA games.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Some Worlds Are Best Seen From Outside Your Own Eyes

I don't have a problem if you want to play Grand Theft Auto from a first person perspective. Knock yourself out. But I won't be doing so anytime soon.

Monday, February 17 2014

Moving Pixels Podcast: 'Grand Theft Auto V', Bad Men in a Bad Economy

Is the Grand Theft Auto series still relevant? It is if you're willing to follow it to its conclusions.

Wednesday, January 22 2014

'Grand Theft Auto V': A Populist Revenge Fantasy

The final boss of Grand Theft Auto V is Mitt Romney's 1%.

Wednesday, October 30 2013

The 'Grand Theft Auto' Rampage: The Violence of Cultural and Subcultural Politics

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 9 2013

Trevor, Grand Theft Auto's Fictional Player Comes Alive

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).

Moving Pixels Podcast: Grand Theft Stupid? (Moving Pixels) [29.Jan.12]
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