Sunday, January 21, 2007


Digital Art by Samit Roy

Rampage (2007)

A kind of rememberance for all the hours spent on GTA Vice City – scheming a ‘rampage’, ‘wasting the wife', executing a ‘mall shootout’ or simply ‘riding’ through the city ‘killing gang members’.

These games ought to be part of a much larger political debate. Take a hard look at the representation of the non-whites – cab drivers are men in turbans similar to Indian Sikhs (remeber GTA 3: Liberty City); Cubans comprise a notorious gang of gun-weiding criminals; the most dangerous area of the virtual city is labelled as 'Little Haiti' or 'Little Havana', where gangs of black and brown-skinned criminals play cat and mouse with the white-skinned police.

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