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Grand Theft Auto 5 Walkthrough

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I remember playing the first Grand Theft Auto (you know, the one with the third person helicopter view) when I was around the age of eleven. Being a notoriously difficult game I was terrible at it; it's hard for me to remember whether I finished the game or not. The same basically applied to Grand Theft Auto 2, but when the third installment of the series came around I was instantly hooked. I recall roaming the virtual world of Liberty City for months and I'm pretty sure all of my friends did as well. It was almost as if we moved to a different city that also existed. And so it was with the sequels.

Reflect on all of this and it becomes apparent that digital, virtual worlds do 'exist' in a rather important sense, in that you can memorize and recall their 'existential spatiality' as well as their narrative, music and sounds. Touch, smell and taste are missing as of yet, surely because they're not going to be all that pleasant at times in a GTA universe, but we can nonetheless speak of a true lifeworld in which one can meaningfully dwell, in our present age mostly for recreational purposes (although the internet is in its own right a virtual world with a more diverse set of goals). Virtual lifeworlds share similarities with everyday worlds but are fundamentally different in that they're created by humans from the bottom up, and thus every single piece of content is meaningful or intended (glitches aside, which are the unintended side effects and manifestation of the imperfection of human existence). In a demythologized real world the meaning of life for people addicted to videogames is thus: "Stay virtual!"

Many virtual lifeworlds are extremely linear, despite exploration being one of the most fundamental attractive forces of (virtual) worlds in general. Diving into a flat digital universe (which can be 'three-dimensional' yet nonetheless still flat) in which you're robbed of some of your 'existential freedom' is an extremely disappointing experience, the prime reason why such worlds are fairly quickly forgotten. After all, narrative-driven videogames distinguish themselves from books (which can be simply read) and movies (which are simply watched from beginning to end) in that they're dynamic experiences instead of static; narrative is variable and so is the playful aspect between semantic core points of the world's meaningful structure.

Besides our own non-digital world becoming increasingly more infested with virtual behavior (e.g. people constantly using their smartphone), classic videogame worlds are also becoming larger and more complex, up to the point that one can virtually spend months if not years inside such realms. Perhaps it's good to realize that as with for example any object of art it is the dynamical interaction between person and object that's most interesting here; a stored- away painting that no one ever gets to see doesn't 'exist' in its potentially most vital form, it only exists as having a frame and some paint gently put onto (or smashed at) a canvas, or if not even that, doesn't exist at all.

The same applies to any virtual world; people need to be plugged in to make it important in this vital sense. The virtual system craves our attention, needs us desperately; demands our visit. And so it's not only us who benefit from technological enhancements, but virtual entities - thought of as a dynamically complex form of human behavior in interaction with technology - benefit from us as well and can indeed steer us in a certain direction. Obviously no one will claim with any seriousness that we collectively have the existential willpower to destroy all our smartphones, computers, televisions and so on (even though it can theoretically be done, but that is completely irrelevant at this point).

A supra-individual lifeworld may not be too far away, a world in which man's will is primarily subordinate to the dynamic control of virtual entities, while living with the illusion that he is historically more free than ever. Balancing one's activities seems like a natural first step to close in on an understanding of this paradox. It thus becomes clear that avoiding virtuality altogether is not the solution (and if it isn't outright impossible, it's certainly undesirable). With Grand Theft Auto 5 we have yet another digital playfield at 'our' disposal to try and find a constructive attitude towards virtuality. For those with some (sub)conscious understanding of the above matters it can be interpreted as an invitation to test and further explore paradoxes of virtuality. Rests us to greet those ignorant of these matters as follows: "Welcome to the Matrix."

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32 comments, latest first.
How can we take a submarine ?

Added 16th Sep 2015, ID #608804

how to spawn a tow truck in gta 5 ps3

Added 30th Jul 2015, ID #591279

How do you use the turbo on ps4

Added 9th May 2015, ID #554173

how to kill michael?

Added 18th Apr 2015, ID #544788


Added 5th Jan 2015, ID #496643

There is no cheats on here in looking in on how to play as Mario

Added 17th Dec 2014, ID #485847

I need to copy cheats

Added 4th Sep 2014, ID #444348

I need cheat codes

Added 27th Aug 2014, ID #441476

why do you sometimes lose your race stanger mission when you get your buffalo

Added 27th Aug 2014, ID #441385

To everyone who's having trouble finding thunder,water,and fire stones in pokemon platinum in Soleaceantown you can go behind the houses on the right and go into the ruins and those little white rocks you face at them and press A button on every room in the cave and some of them have stones on them I came out with 1thunder stone,2fire stones and 2 water stones

Added 9th Jul 2014, ID #415086

kk thanks

Added 9th May 2015, ID #553825

I don't like how you can't be friends without signing into face book cause I'm only ten and I want to find one of my friends that play it and I don't do Facebook so I wish you could just look up the ne if their farm and click enter and then you could be friends with them and that's just my opinion

Added 17th Jun 2014, ID #401309

Gta 5 the cargo plane steal
First Fail mission 3 times then skip Then do it again And again until you Finish the whole mission

Added 24th May 2014, ID #387738

happy to read this guide,course I feel exately the same...BTW I am a normal Chinese boy who over 18,and like TV game so much .

Added 8th Apr 2014, ID #372641

i need product key for pc,grand theft auto 5?

Added 2nd Mar 2014, ID #360289

I needed to lie because it wouldn't let me signin the truth is that I'm only 9

Cameron Shuter
Added 23rd Feb 2014, ID #358341

How to get a car

Added 7th Feb 2014, ID #352681

i completed gta5 like after the third week of it coming out its easy but i still play the game cause free roaming is fun

Added 31st Jan 2014, ID #350233

Why do the cops I pound your car but you can't pay the fee!?

Added 18th Jan 2014, ID #345364


Added 6th Dec 2013, ID #325841

Battlefield4 redeem free coeds

Diddle finger
Added 3rd Dec 2013, ID #324963

i got the 5 but can i upgrade chop?

Added 30th Nov 2013, ID #323714

How do u buy a house

Added 11th Nov 2013, ID #319057

I did the first bail bonds mission but when I went to continue to the next one there wasn't anyone there does it have to be a certain time?? and I don't have any emails from Maude, what do I do?? I tried to go back and look for what strangers and freaks mission it was but I don't know which one it is, can someone help me out???

Added 25th Oct 2013, ID #316240

how do you shot a man on the boat from the car

Added 26th Sep 2013, ID #311299

How do you find the device in the submarine. I have been over the whole ocean and not finding nothing please help

Added 26th Sep 2013, ID #311293

Why is it taking so long for my next mission to pop up with only 35percent of the game beat?

Added 25th Sep 2013, ID #311138

where are all the clues for the mystery of leanore Johnson

Added 24th Sep 2013, ID #310980

there was gta gta 2 then gta london with you needed one of the other games to play to start with then they redid gta london on its own

Added 22nd Sep 2013, ID #310705

How do you turn the corner with the pole house in the mission Franklin and Lamar without hitting the dirt?

Added 21st Sep 2013, ID #310468

All stranger missions will be found in this guide very soon.

Team SuperCheats
Added 21st Sep 2013, ID #310460

put up a guide for the stranger mission mrs phillips

Added 20th Sep 2013, ID #310403

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