Description: Grand Theft Auto set records last week by generating over $800 million US in the first 24 hours of sales. Behind this success is interactive Holly-wood style story telling and production.
Date: September 17, 2013
Grand Theft Auto 5, which launched on Tuesday, generated about $800 million US in worldwide sales in the first day alone. But GTA is more than just a lucrative franchise. Tech experts says it has changed people’s perceptions of videogames and their audience, and had a transformational effect on the gaming industry itself. Read Rest of Story.
Questions for discussion:
1. What were the results of giving players the liberty to explore environments on their own?
2. Do you think the gaming industry will overtake the film industry? Why or why not?