The Satire of GTA V (Grand Theft Auto V) - Wisecrack Edition

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    Welcome to this special edition of 8-Bit Philosophy, where video games introduce famous thinkers, problems, and concepts. In this episode, we're doing things a little differently by cracking into the philosophy and satire of Grand Theft Auto V. We're planning to do more of these video game deep dives, so let us know what you think.
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KOMMENTARE • 3 366

  • Manaji Thanaji Vanzara
    Manaji Thanaji Vanzara Vor 12 Stunden

    How to download GTA 5

  • Andrés Hernández

    It’s actually Michael De Santa, not De Santos 🤣

  • King
    King Vor Tag

    The discussions about the themes were okay, but so many things are wrong with the actual information on the game(Micheal's name was spelt wrong, You literally show the same tv when giving an example, tricked out cars are optional etc.). It reay makes this video feel like you didn't do your research on the actual game well enough.

  • David Jordan
    David Jordan Vor 2 Tage

    The most telling aspect of modern video games to me is the situation where as the producers and developers generally do not play them, and few will allow their children to play them. The people that create and profit from these games are not that different from a drug cartel using an group of addicts' for their profit.

  • Enfinate
    Enfinate Vor 3 Tage

    As a guy who loves ethics, catharsism, psychology and gaming, i find this really interesting

  • gamecatz
    gamecatz Vor 3 Tage

    This game can be taken seriously; it just depends on your interpretation. This game can be funny, profane, and foul, but it's not always about that. This game can be taken as different stereotypical situations, but it can also be taken as a game that shows you real life aspects, intriguing scenarios, a well-detailed open world, a unique story, and three contrasted and realistic protagonists. Michael is relatable because of having trouble being a perfect dad, husband, and human being and is often depressed but wants more to life than what he has, Trevor is interesting because of his violent and chaotic nature, but has depth in his personality and is not just enjoyable to play as, and Franklin is almost human, but has a detailed side to his character and it almost seems like the game is revolved around him. Kids would just see this as a fun game with violence and naughty stuff that there parents will for sure not approve of, mature players would see this as a game with relatable aspects and a story that seems almost real and fitting to today's culture.

  • David Marcucci Jr.
    David Marcucci Jr. Vor 4 Tage +1

    Love how they even give Franklin Tim's to start off with

  • Mr Knight
    Mr Knight Vor 4 Tage

    I prefered playing as Franklin.

  • Hirst Movies /Hirst Productions

    2:43 I like how lost and damned theme plays in background when we see Trevor, despite he hating the lost mc and even killing Johnny and the rest of the main gang 😂

  • Martin Giebler
    Martin Giebler Vor 6 Tage +1

    Jared did not seem like normal, hopefully just my imagination.

  • youmadbro _1
    youmadbro _1 Vor 8 Tage

    Michael is the representation of a bad man trying to be good and Franklin the classic good man doing bad things.That's why Michaels and Franklins chemistry is so good

  • Thunder Hunter
    Thunder Hunter Vor 10 Tage

    I just want to drive bro

  • henry smith
    henry smith Vor 10 Tage +1

    "We are corrupt in a good way"-The Government....

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore Vor 10 Tage

    great idea, to analyze the whole background of video games. Liked.

  • Y0ungContrarian
    Y0ungContrarian Vor 11 Tage

    Trevor is a critique of gaming and its related impulse satisfaction in the same way that Manhunt was....

  • Bæ Ong
    Bæ Ong Vor 11 Tage

    the ghuy in the beginning 100% reminds me of the guy from the Netflix original, "Happy!"

  • MF-RasuL
    MF-RasuL Vor 12 Tage

    I REALLY disagree with this video. There is so much generalization that it shows how out of touch you are with the actual everyday players of the game.

  • hofmeister15
    hofmeister15 Vor 12 Tage

    Here

  • Stephen King
    Stephen King Vor 13 Tage

    "Deep down inside, we're all violent psychos"
    That's why I don't like GTA at all, but then what does that mean for the rest of the players?

  • EaZyKiNg
    EaZyKiNg Vor 13 Tage +1

    It’s De Santa not DeSantos

  • Mike Stanley
    Mike Stanley Vor 13 Tage

    The torture scene actually fits Trevor perfectly. You have to remember in The Walking Dead that he was Simon. A total psycho.

  • Jo Thomas
    Jo Thomas Vor 13 Tage +1

    I've spent an irrational amount of time working on Michael's tennis skills.

  • AreYouRock
    AreYouRock Vor 14 Tage

    De Santos ? How the fuck do you even get that wrong? Wouldn't you just copy paste the name from the game's website or smth ? Come on

  • Auld Bob
    Auld Bob Vor 16 Tage

    It has to be said, Unless you are a Scot around 90% of the humor in GTA V is going to fly over your head. The strange thing about Scottish humor is that the World renowned Scottish comics, like Sir Harry Lauder, were not actually great comics displaying Scots humour - they made fun of Scots for non-Scots - and made lots of money doing so..

  • Good human be happy
    Good human be happy Vor 19 Tage

    I hope gta6 comes out soon. I can't handle the bore of another dlc

  • samiir duale
    samiir duale Vor 19 Tage

    this channel always tells the truth no matter what
    and that's really unique thing that you can't get from any other place in the internet
    people need some one who tells them how awful they are and this is what this channel does
    as always this was really informating thanks wisechrack

  • Seawolf
    Seawolf Vor 19 Tage +1

    Single: no
    Taken: no
    RAD GAMER: YES YEA YES YEEEEEEEEESSSS

  • ZYN3XIA Productions
    ZYN3XIA Productions Vor 21 Tag

    You missed the fact that this torture scene was developed shortly after CIA black sites were found and uncovered within the US infrastructure for anti-terrorism this also makes a statement in forces us to confront this realization of how brutal these practices can be

  • Omni Fortuna
    Omni Fortuna Vor 23 Tage

    6:44 Take that back,

  • Mystical Astronomer
    Mystical Astronomer Vor 2 Monate +1

    The funny part, if they added the Honor from Red Dead, it would be very low. I think Rockstar is trying to say something, put all of Rockstar Games games together, try to see the bigger picture

  • 12DAMDO
    12DAMDO Vor 3 Monate

    gta online punishes you for bad behaviour and rewards you for good behaviour
    now that's a real satire on our choise to do bad things in the game

  • Starfall 21X
    Starfall 21X Vor 3 Monate +1

    Pretty much what I have known about Rockstar games ever since the GTA 3. Not so much 1 or 2, because they didn't have much in the way of story. And tbh I didn't like the first GTA because it was a top down 2D run n gunner. And my intrest was in immersive 3rd person 3D games with story such as Spyro or FF7.

  • movement2contact
    movement2contact Vor 3 Monate

    6:46 excuse me...??!

  • Abdullah Al-Qazzaz
    Abdullah Al-Qazzaz Vor 3 Monate

    So we’re just gonna ignore 2:55?

  • Jhin D
    Jhin D Vor 3 Monate

    You can do yoga, exercise, and do other peaceful stuff, but they aren't significant when it comes to progressing the story line, right? You're given options that involve good behavior, but the game rewards criminal behavior more.

    • Jhin D
      Jhin D Vor 3 Monate

      Still, I like that there's actually some substance to the game. Thanks. I'm gonna remember these points.

  • victor beast
    victor beast Vor 3 Monate

    This is the type of video you show your parents to convince them that video games have some sort of substance.

  • aaron Van Rensburg
    aaron Van Rensburg Vor 3 Monate

    really insightful, I loved every second of it

  • DrNemoNullus
    DrNemoNullus Vor 3 Monate

    I didn't liked the torture-level.

    • Zach B
      Zach B Vor 3 Monate

      I thought it was cool.

  • nko.
    nko. Vor 3 Monate +2

    at 11:04, they’re doing the “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil” thing when they’re being told the government is corrupt

  • Frank
    Frank Vor 4 Monate

    “Desantos”

  • Hinkel
    Hinkel Vor 4 Monate

    4:07 oh i didnt enjoy that mission

  • Cosmo
    Cosmo Vor 4 Monate +1

    Most people would have the depth of GTA's satire fly right over their head

  • Albert Lopez
    Albert Lopez Vor 4 Monate

    So, a question: Because Franklin is controlled by the player does that make him a bad representation of black people in America? And if Trevor is the id then what about his moments of loyalty or affection towards other characters?

  • Kyle Reese
    Kyle Reese Vor 4 Monate

    If a regular person plays GTAV they do everything Trevor would do, but if someone like Trevor plays GTAV, he's the one doing all the yoga "exercises", races, bike rides, and other meaningless side activities.

  • spicy mcnuggets
    spicy mcnuggets Vor 4 Monate

    straight up an english asignment on gta5

  • Bill K
    Bill K Vor 4 Monate

    What was this video about? Watched it twice, I don't understand the argument or point being made

  • Kaleah Collins
    Kaleah Collins Vor 4 Monate

    San Andreas was the shit . i wish gta had the house as a check point u should be able eat sleep and bring chicks back to the house to fk that would be awesome

  • Sebastian Mooney
    Sebastian Mooney Vor 4 Monate

    The ending where you the player had to decide who you will kill and no third option is why i just couldn't finish the game I still like thinking about the trio causing chaos in Los Santos.

  • Bao Doan
    Bao Doan Vor 4 Monate

    0:35 Social "Commentray"

  • BoludoSinHuevos
    BoludoSinHuevos Vor 4 Monate

    De SANTOS

  • Socially frustrated
    Socially frustrated Vor 4 Monate

    These graphics are bad what graphics card do you use?

  • Yukihyo
    Yukihyo Vor 4 Monate

    What happened to games like fable

  • Janis Stradins
    Janis Stradins Vor 4 Monate

    boy those are some terrible graphics.

  • NAWW
    NAWW Vor 4 Monate +1

    7:30 I would say that hipocracy is supposed to represent left wing (leftist) politicians who say capitalism sucks ,but they own mansions and cars

  • Mediocrity exe
    Mediocrity exe Vor 4 Monate

    Michael de Santa. Not Desantos and not any other variation. It's just "de Santa"

  • Vanillastump
    Vanillastump Vor 4 Monate

    All squares are rectangles. A rectangle has: 4 sides, 4 right angles, and has 2 sets of parallel lines. A square checks these boxes. A square has those and also all sides are the same length. A rectangle doesn’t have that. Unless your rectangle is a square anyway, as all squares are rectangles.

  • Chris Ulrich
    Chris Ulrich Vor 4 Monate

    Michael listens to horrible music? Did your parents hit you when you were young?

  • Rob L
    Rob L Vor 4 Monate

    white people smoke weed too

  • TFO Cyborg
    TFO Cyborg Vor 4 Monate

    Michael De Santos

  • Jonathan Edwards
    Jonathan Edwards Vor 4 Monate

    I thought that was Kate Upton