Not gonna turn this tumblr into a GTA tumblr or anything, but someone said the GTA fandom on tumblr needs more representation and fuck yeah. For srs, I can’t find a higher form of entertainment right now in books, TV or film.
- The writing
- The music
- If it were just a racing game it would still be tits. Race any iconic class or model of car not just through a closed race track, but any type of stretch of road or off-road, urban to rural in Southern Cali. Weapons on or off, traffic on or off.
- If it were just a shooter it would be awesome. Instead of the usual arena or military style settings, again, any setting from metropolitan downtown LA, rich neighborhoods and museums and observatories, mansions, to ghettos to suburbs to rural to anything in Southern Cali again.
(Bragging and gushing here) ——>My first person shooter experience hasn’t had much work since playing Duke Nukem 3D in my friend’s basement back in the day, but today I managed to get two duos of players after me, got to snipe people from a billboard (they didn’t know where to look), got to hide behind a gas station and when all four came after me and were standing by the gaspumps shot a rocket launcher at them (for moments like that make sure you have Chat option set to hear not just your friends but everyone haha), rocket launched a couple of them from within a sky scraper construction site when they came after me with a military helicopter (again, a moment good to hear their reaction), and eventually the bloodbath spilled into the suburbs, police, riot vans, and police choppers after us all, natch.
And two of them could only speak the most profane Spanish, and the English speaker of the other duo would only talk in freestyle rapping in a heavy Cockney accent.
That’s the thing about this game. It brings people together.
(More bragging)—-> We must have had just about a hundred unique and totally messed up kills between us in under an hour, but I held my own, and am getting more confident in my shooter game ability. I think I had more total kills per capita out of the lot, though I was alone, and really upped my KD (Kill:Death) ratio, so I feel accomplished and less like a violence feeb, (getting to be more of a pwner than a pwned). The two teams were mainly concentrating on me more than eachother, but I would periodically offset them by calling in Lester (God Bless and <3 Lester) to set bounties on them, the weaker of the two to hur their pride and protective instinct, and higher bounties on the stronger members to bring in more chaos from other players not involved in our main skirmish. Also, found good use for the tear gas to discourage camping in spots where they thought they could hold tactical advantage.
- Again, the writing, the little things. The “TV” programs they made are smarter and more hilarious than pretty much anything on real TV (IMO). I’ve only seen one film in the cinema, the art film. I personally just think it’s hilarious but people all over the net are trying to analyze it and all (even more hilarious IMO). People you pass by in the street talking to eachother, their cell phones, or talking to you are always saying super funny dark sardonic shit, and only after playing it regularly for about six months do I rarely hear the same voice or remark (very rarely) from a computer-generated character (don’t really run into the same worldwide human player twice as well unless you go out of your way to).
- There are just so many new experiences each session.
To me, it really is a masterpiece of art, as pretentious as that could sound. Snobby mofos aren’t used to “popular” art or a video game or team effort like this as conventionally considerable as art, but dude, really, just play it. Camp at a friend’s house who has it. Bring junkfood and frop and sweatpants. Whatever you have to do.
we made this cool book for our film.
Finally, someone’s taking blind people down a peg. I say its about time.
"Facial-recognition technology is quickly becoming a mainstay of commercial and government surveillance systems. While it can provide benefits in automation and security, it is also a threat to privacy. Sophisticated algorithms can already extract information about your gender, age and even mood from a single image, and then link those physical attributes to commercial or government databases."
-Face to Anti-Face
The most cyberpunk post on this website, possibly ever.
For future reference.
I’ve been saying for years…