Introducing: Pacifist GTA5

It’s funny because it’s sad! Check the interview on Vice and especially the videos with the awesome commentary.

Back in January, a YouTube user by the name of “goldvision” quietly unveiled Grand Theft Auto Pacifist, an ongoing project in which he would attempt to navigate the latest instalment of the famously nihilistic sandbox franchise “in a manner independent of pain and suffering”. The result was an enthralling blend of introspective self-analysis and kinetic gameplay footage, not to mention one of the most unique approaches to cultural criticism since Adam Curtis first picked up his pass at the front desk of the BBC archive.