Susannah Breslin, esteemed writer on the controversial topics has been assaulted verbally for posting an honest analysis of the recently released GTA IV. Since it’s rare for me to read anyone who does an analysis of a video game cynical enough to be right, I’m throwing the hat into the ring on this one. I normally hate block quotes, but since there’s practically no end to the things I hate, what the hell?
“Because this whole moronic outcry against what is nothing but an unabashed and unashamed articulation of Man’s basest impulses run amok is nothing but hypocrisy. Here’s a newsflash for you. This is the way people think. This is how things are. This is the way it is.”
The reason for my support is, bluntly, a hatred of weekend guidos. This game phenomenon is basically Id: the Video Game. It’s a display of primal male impulses, a simplified world of drugs, guns and pussy that has no consequences and no admission fee. It’s undeniably laughable. It’s also fairly sad that so few people understand this. My theory is that Breslin’s naysayers are the sort of people who have GTA fans in colleges, safely tucked away. They’re the little snowflakes and everybody’s so damned proud of what they do. They just CAN’T be thinking like that.
Trust me: they are. They’re just not interested in crossing the fence. Most of them are too afraid of the consequences to even approach that part of the world anyway. That’s why they’re playing the game in the first place. It’s a world with an OFF switch.
So please Mr. and Mrs. suburbanite, from the bottom of my heart I ask you, shut the fuck up.