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Big effort in "small" touches. GTA:SA RADIO

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Grand Theft Auto is one of my favorite games of all time. It just did so many things right. There have been a lot of advancements in the genre since that game has been released. GTA4 made everything pretty; the animations and textures are all phenomenal. Saints Row with its over the top vibe and atmosphere. It doesn't take itself seriously. All game genres have had a gradual yet, massive overhaul since San Andreas.



...That radio is something special.

I recently read the wikipedia article of San Andreas' soundtrack and I was blown away at how in depth it really went. I had somewhat realized what the radio was doing while I was playing the game but, I had never really stopped to appreciate the full scope of it. As I read about the different DJ's and the commercials and the various connecting storylines, my mind went back and remembered so many different moments that were written there. I recall laughing at this or cringing at that. They even give weather forecast. It's amazing. There are feuds and arrest and, all of this was going on the whole time my plot as a gangster, as a "normal" citizen of this world, was happening.

The radio actually makes me feel like some NPC. It's a different perspective of the game world and that really seems to make the world what it is.

Sometimes, in real life, I get a bit to wrapped up in my own head and I feel a bit detached. So the next time I need to feel immersed, just like in San Andreas,

...I'll turn on the radio.



Here's the link if you're interested.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto:_San_Andreas_soundtrack
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About CrazEboy7one of us since 4:19 AM on 08.25.2009

Hello there! My name is Chris. It's nice to meet you.

I am 25 years old and I have been playing games for my entire life. When I was one or two years old my mom would sit with me in front of the TV and help me play Atari. Actually, I might be making that up. I'm not sure, but it's definitely not far from the truth. I remember playing pac-man, and dig dug, and pong. Growing up, I've played through the NES, the Sega Genesis, PS 1,2,3, Gamecube, the XboX and the 360. I've played on more systems than that, but those are the most memorable. Games are something that have grown with me over the years and I'm always amazed by the progress of both.

I at once rode a motorcycle, I love to play ping pong, I'm not a virgin, I love high fives, I bounce between atheism and being agnostic. I celebrate holidays. I'm usually not a dick. I am also bi-sexual. I am mixed between black, puerto rican and some other stuff. I get laid rarely. That's on purpose. It's also not on purpose. I tend to break a lot of stereotypes, but not consciously. I am very open minded. And, I ponder things very often and I tend to get wrapped up in my own head. However, I love hearing anybody else's opinion unless it is purposely hurtful. Basically, I'm a good dude.

I like you.

Atari-
-choplifter
-dig dug
-pole position(also, cocks)
-pac-man
-pong
NES-
-super mario bros 3
-duckhunt(fuck that dog!)
-startropics
-mc kids
Sega Genisis
-mortal kombat 2(when i was like four years old)
-sonic 2
-combat cars
-power rangers the movie
-cesars palace
-lemmings 2 tribes(shit gave me a god complex)
-toys
-super hang on
-streets of rage
-the ren and stimpy show
-nba jam(jams it in!)
-road rash
PS1
-crash bandicoot(i want to try on that mask)
-ape escape
-tomb raider(ass, titties, ass and titties, ass, ass, titties, titties, ass and titties. and personality, of course)
-metal gear solid
-those jampacks were the shit
Gamecube
-spiderman 1 and 2
Xbox
-splinter cell
-gta: san andreas(the best)
Xbox 360
-saints row 1 and 2
-gears 1 and 2
-gta4 episodes(should've just been a gay biker gang. am I right?)
-skate 2
-mirror's edge
-halo 3
-deadly premonition(thanks Jim)
-smackdown vs raw(sounds like a porno)
-guitar hero 3
-those demos are the shit aren't they?

I have been reading this site for almost a decade and I've been leaving comments and posting things sporadically during my tenure. I just want to thank everybody for being so interesting, insightful, open minded, respectful and informative. I do my best to be the same. I truly respect what this site is, and all the people, and all of the hard work behind it. I am honored to be a part of it and I really do feel at home here.



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