chris-littlechild - October 14, 2016
Itâ€™s funny to think that Grand Theft Auto V is over two years old now. Thatâ€™s not nearly enough to get nostalgic about, natch, but the gameâ€™s sure come a damn long way since release. I feel a little like a proud Pa looking back at my little urchinâ€™s first saxophone recital. Or, yâ€™know, something.Â
Like a lot of you Ego-gamers, I was there right from the start. I survived the great Grand Theft Auto Online Release Disaster of â€™13 (man, that was a buggy shitstorm). Today, things are totally different, the gameâ€™s up to its scrote in spangly new content from regular free updates, and itâ€™s still going strong in the popularity stakes.
Why? Most likely because itâ€™s still the biggest name in big olâ€™ free roaming sandbox world games. Weâ€™ve seen The Witcher 3 and all sorts of others try to muscle into that territory, but the original crime â€˜em up isnâ€™t going anywhere. Itâ€™s the game that keeps on giving, and itâ€™s still a part of pop culture. When something like Samsungâ€™s exploding Galaxy Note 7 hits the news, snarky GTA modders will add it to the game as a new skin for the sticky bomb.
Grand Theft Auto Online is still a thing because it continues to ask the big questions. Questions like, how many pedestrians does a plane have to hit on the runway to stop it? Will a hundred of the poor bastards do?
Â Above, YouTuber RZED proves that hell yeah it will. Damn. 100+ civilians 1, plane 0.Â Â