Friday, September 20, 2013

Grand Theft Auto Five

Now I know video games don't technically fall under the category of "Television and Radio," but Grand Theft Auto Five is something worth talking about. If you've never played Grand Theft Auto I'll do my best to sum it up for you; you can do anything you want, as long as its violent...and its fun as hell. In GTA5 you can do everything from get eaten by a shark, to stealing a car, to taking on an entire police force single handedly.

With the standards video games are made at now, the line between video games and movies is becoming blurred. Often video games will feature long, in-depth, and extremely complicated plot lines, ones that often rival those of movies. Some video games, such as L.A. Noire used live actors for the cut scenes and game play, then using facial recognition and other software put them into the game. More about the process can be seen here:

The amount of work being put into video games is clearly paying off. Grand Theft Auto 5 reached $1 Billion dollars in sales in three days, a feat that took movies like Avatar, Harry Potter, and The Avengers, 17 days to do. This poses a question of which direction entertainment media will go, and what will be the future choice method of entertainment.

Here is a preview for Grand Theft Auto Five:

No comments:

Post a Comment