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Life in Lockdown | Revisiting the PlayStation 3

I know I usually write about movies, but every now and then you have to branch out. And with not a lot going on in the movie world right now, I thought it would be fun to revisit some old video games. So I dusted off my PlayStation 3 and began perusing my collection of games.



Grand Theft Auto IV was my first choice, followed quickly by "The Ballad of Gay Tony" expansion, and I must say they didn't disappoint. The Liberty City/New York setting is a lot of fun all on its own. Populated with plenty of colourful characters, it's actually a pretty accurate - if not a little extreme - depiction of city living. GTA IV benefits from an interesting protagonist. Nico Bellic is a complicated individual, dealing with his past and a little conflicted over his criminal career, he wants to be a better person. But it's his way of dealing with the criminals he works for that makes him so compelling; he doesn't buy into their bullshit, and he's not afraid to call them on it…