Friday, 30 October 2009

Grand Theft Auto as Post Modern Satire on 21st Century Media

"Grand Theft Auto's" claim to be the first post modern video game to satirise the 21st century media, with its obsession with celebrity culture, money and status symbols, is examined here in this brief piece and accompanying video. It's an exercise in hyperbole.

And here is a story from the same source which reveals how a young player in Thailand was unable to tell the difference between reality and virtual reality because he carried out "a mission" from Grand Auto in real life!

The comments on how the US government might react if a similar thing happened in the US is worth noting.

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