[NetBehaviour] Summer of the Shark: Artificial Life & The End(s) of Game Spaces in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V.

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Jan 3 02:12:08 CET 2014

On 01/01/14 09:18 AM, marc garrett wrote:
> Channel TWo reviews Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto V,” released
> September 2013 and noted as “the fastest selling entertainment product
> in history.” Instead of the well-covered social and political aspects of
> the GTA series, this review focuses on the limits of the game landscape
> and the artificial life that inhabits it.
> http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/summer-shark-artificial-life-and-ends-game-spaces-rockstar-games-grand-theft-auto-v

Turning away from the desperately over-determined socioeconomic fantasy
of Rockstar's gameplay to seek the sublime in encounters with the
gameworld's simulated landscape and predatory animal alife is a
wonderful act of political refusal and critique.

Or possibly it's just that I miss Myst and Riven...

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