Once Upon a Time in Liberty City - 25 March 2010 - Grand Theft Auto IV
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Once Upon a Time in Liberty City
A pretty neat write-up by Tom Bissell about his addiction to video games and drugs.

 "Tom Bissell was an acclaimed, prize-winning young writer. Then he started playing the video game Grand Theft Auto. For three years he has been cocaine addicted, sleep deprived and barely able to write a word. Any regrets? Absolutely none."

 "Video games and cocaine feed on my impulsiveness, reinforce my love of solitude and make me feel good and bad in equal measure. The crucial difference is that I believe in what video games want to give me, while the bequest of cocaine is one I loathe. I do know that video games have enriched my life. Of that I have no doubt. They have also done damage to my life. Of that I have no doubt. I let this happen, of course; I even helped the process along. As for cocaine, it has been a long time since I last did it, but not as long as I would like."

The article is very well written. It dives into the world of GTA with such lavish prose that it's little wonder why Bissell has been awarded for his work. He sums up his experiences as a gamer, plus the general appeal of recent GTA titles in a beautiful way. And he also describes -- quite eloquently -- his downward spiral into a gaming addiction fueled by cocaine abuse.

The full article can be read by >> Clicking Here.
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