GTA III played a pivotal role in my development into becoming the fine man I am today. I hung the map of Liberty City that came packaged with the game in my dorm room at Villanova, but then – quickly – realized that, yeah… that wasn’t going get me laid. So I took it down. Don’t get me wrong, I still played the game. But, to this day, it continues to serve as a symbolic reminder of the chasm that can exist between being a hardcore gamer and touching breasticals.
Somewhere deep down inside (and I think I know where…), I’ve always held a grudge against GTA for costing me about a month of regretful decisions, and I haven’t played a game in the series in years.
But that might all change with the release of GTA V on September 17. The first trailer planted the seed and this one just watered it. I have to get the game, even though September is going to be nerd overload. For real, I don’t know how I’m going to function with the new iPhone announcement, three Eagles games to start the season, the season premiere of Homeland, NHL 14, FIFA 14, and now, GTA V all happening in the span of 20 days. Fuck! Well… no. Probably not. It’s all coming back to me now.