I linked to Tom Bissell’s excellent piece about GTA V last week, and included a beautifully-written quote about how people who love video games – as well as any person who loves any medium enough to spend long, solitary hours with it – are “broken in some way.”  I thought this was a very astute observation, …

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I wasn’t necessarily planning on blogging every GTA V play session, but, well, it’s a slow afternoon. I did the much-ballyhooed “torture” mission last night in which Trevor and Michael are, for some reason, brought in to (a) help the FIB interrogate a prisoner and (b) assassinate someone based on the prisoner’s intel (given under duress). …

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[Previous spoiler warnings still apply; I try not to get into story spoilers, but talk about missions and characters are unavoidable.  Do not read if you’ve not yet played.] [Also: I’d been working on this post all morning but then I got sidetracked with the SteamOS announcement, and so I have no idea what the …

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[Editor’s note: I am very much wanting to write about my first few hours with GTA V right now, but I’m also in the middle of a work-related anxiety attack.  I apologize in advance if whatever follows is gibberish.] My weirdness about GTA V continues.  This weekend I was having GTA dreams; then, on Sunday night – …

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