The opening trailer for the recent Playstation 5 reveal caused a brief flicker of excitement as the Rockstar logo appeared; finally, surely this is it, a new Grand Theft Auto game to welcome in the next-generation? Excitement quickly turned to apathy and disappointment amongst many expectant fans as it became apparent that Grand Theft Auto V, first released in 2013 on PS3, was receiving yet another remaster for a next-gen console. Grand Theft Auto Online continues to be a cash cow for Rockstar which they simply won’t stop milking, but how can its enduring popularity be explained?
Man, Red Dead Redemption 2 just had the biggest weekend ever. For anything. Granted, a game costs way more than a movie ticket. But, this is still fucking incredible. That said? It didn’t knock off the biggest opening ever. That title belongs to its brother, Grand Theft Auto V.
I wrote a whole thing up about this, then WordPress shit the bed. So, uh. This is a pretty amazing piece of The Future. Grand Theft Auto V has been modified to feature an Invincible Deer. You can watch of said Invincible Deer. Wandering San Andreas, causing shootouts and traffic jams.
Genius-Level Grand Theft Auto V modders are Genius-Level.
Oh shit! It’s an over-caffeinated view from my compartment in the Space-Ship. Been pounding Diet Dews and rewatching the Force Awakens trailer. Into infinity. But here is this shit. I forgot to do this post yesterday, seeing that I was drunk on turkey, but also drunk on drunk juice. Now, as I am the opposite of subdued, I shall post it in a mania. PER FUCKING USUAL, share the view from your own world i the comments.
I feel like I’ve just emerged from another womb; a womb of my own creation, fitted with a plasma screen and an XBOX 360: filled with the stench of my own self-loathing and regret. Yeah, I’ve been playing a lot of GTA V lately, so much so that I forgot I had a duty to talk shit about video games and pontificate like you all gave one. Despising myself as I was, but conveniently blaming GTA V at the same time, I was surprised to find out that the game hadn’t just fucked up my life, but the industry as a whole.
Remember that story from a couple of weeks ago about Grand Theft Auto V being the most expensive game ever? Well, that appears to be fucking dust in the wind. Bro. Dust in the wind. The motherfucking franchise has raked in a cool, cool, one-billion dollars. In three days.
It probably goes without saying (but I will anyway) that most of our formative experiences with video games stem from childhood. Whether it was skipping school to hike to the nearest Street Fighter II cabinet, or locking yourself in your room to explore the vast kingdom of Hyrule, most of us will have some key memory that comes to define what games are to us and they would have been formed at a pretty young age. For me, they were worlds of wonder; simple though they may have been, they unlocked my imagination more than any teacher-fed book could ever hope to do. And though I find myself fawning over the ability to now play as a fully fledged criminal in the online space, I still think the contemporary world of video games is incredibly limited, at least for children.