| 1st time playing the game I watched all the trailers and the story videos to get a basic understanding of what the game was all about. When it was time to play, I had some trouble figuring out the controls (too many). I figured out the most important ones punching, running, and stealing cars! Oh yeah, that was one of the first things I did, I mean, why would you want to ride a bike when you can go up to any car and steal it without any repercussions right? Then I just drove around, I might have injured a couple characters but the ambulance was able to come in time and aid them. Everything seemed pretty real, there were cops, people walking down the street and riding bikes, and there was all kind of music. People were obeying traffic laws, but I only took one person (my character) to go wild for everyone else to follow after. Gun shots, car collisions, the police chasing my character, there even was a helicopter flying on top of my vehicle; it got wild. Then I stopped playing and thought about all the rights and laws I had violated; stealing cars, punching to death police officers, taking their weapons and shooting gangbangers, driving over other people, and the simplest thing, running red lights. But hey, my character was still alive and free! What a victory for my character. After I was done playing I went to one of my classes, and on the way there, the images of the character I was controlling came to mind. I started thinking what if the gameplay was the way people ought to live? People’s private and public lives will be violated; no one would want to go out anymore, it will be morally wrong in so many levels, because unlike the utilitarian theory, people wouldn’t be looking after everyone’s happiness, but instead personal. Unlike one of the first readings we did for the class (Baby Theresa), people would be using other people for their own benefit. Killing a cop = weapons. Killing a pedestrian= money. Stealing a car= points.
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