More Reviews
REVIEWS Boss! Review
PlayStation Vita owners looking to exercise a little frustration can look to this rather low-fi title about creating a monster and destroying everything in your path.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Review
Part 2 of Square-Enix and Disney's cooperative compilation cash-cow is ready to milk the series for another go, but does the milk taste sweet or is it spoiled?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Evolve Preview
With multiplayer action set as its focus, Evolve surprised us earlier this month by introducing a single-player campaign mode where you can switch between mercenaries.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Release date: Out Now

Kalimba
Release date: Out Now

Persona 5
Release date: 12/31/14

Motorcycle Club
Release date: 01/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Downloadable Content Walks the Line Between Fun and Frenzied in Middle-earth
I don’t even care all that much for the Lords of the Rings brand, which makes the content falling under Shadow of Mordor’s Season Pass a pleasant surprise.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Gamers
If this awful trend is going to persist, you may as well do it your way.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP KevinS
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014)
By KevinS
Posted on 12/07/14
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014) I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Rated P For Profanity

Posted on Monday, September 16 @ 10:05:35 Eastern by


Grand Theft Auto V is out tonight at midnight. Are you going to a midnight launch? Are you super psyched for the game? You have every reason to be! I've been playing all weekend and will continue playing to deliver a thorough review and score, but there's one thing you should know before you start the game:

It is so f***ing vulgar.

Abrasively so. Grand Theft Auto V's nearly constant profanity will absolutely turn some players away from the expansive and fully-realized open world, but more likely it'll get you in trouble with your parents, your significant others, and even passers-by who happen to hear some in-game dialog from an open window.

Players start their journey in Los Santos with Franklin and frequently head out on missions with Franklin's friend Lamar. Being a sensitive white person in a modern society, I was overwhelmed by the number of times Franklin and Lamar called each other the N-word. I don't use the word myself, but there's a point within the game's first hours where these two black characters use it so frequently that I wanted to turn the game off. I'm not averse to curse words being a frequent user myself, but there's definitely an opening to be desensitized to the N-word and much more not-safe-for-polite-conversation.

How about Michael's son Jimmy and his sister Tracey? Jimmy likes to tell opponents in his online-shooter game to eat various body parts while Tracey likes to pal around with pornographers. Even female characters like Tracey or Michael's wife Amanda tend to skew towards the masculine perspective, which is to say that they're lives are quite blue. Then... there's Trevor.

Literally, the less said about Trevor, the better. If you're a younger gamer and you want to discuss your new game around the dinner table with mom, dad, and the siblings, don't. Without spoiling anything, Rockstar wastes no time in making each of their three main characters as dislikable as possible.

What's the message there? How does Grand Theft Auto V reconcile its debaucherous anti-heroes in the game's narrative? Does it end up affecting the gameplay? Find out in our full review later this week... or by playing the game for yourself!
Related Games:   Grand Theft Auto V
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


comments powered by Disqus