The Pros and Cons of Living in Grand Theft Auto and Skyrim

The Cracked Podcast #199 August 21, 2017

Imagine you’re just living your normal life, walking down the street and WHAM– a car slams into a traffic light and the driver bails out from the cabin, firing machine guns and rocket launchers at everything in sight. The police arrive at the scene, engage in a bloody firefight and eventually a high-speed chase. But, once the suspect leave their line of sight, they just sort of…give up.

You are an NPC (non-playable character) in the Grand Theft Auto universe, where the long arm of the law only reaches as far as the computer’s AI will allow it and even getting arrested by the cops only means a couple of hours in jail and a couple hundred bucks coming from your pocket.

Fun world to live in as a regular-joe? Maybe. Depends on how much you value your life, justice and going bowling with your cousin.

On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, we think about the little people in our favorite video game universes. What would it be like to be an NPC in GTA, Red Dead Redemption and Sim City? Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked’s Adam Ganser and Cristian Ramirez, and comedians Mike Drucker and Monika Scott to figure out which video game universe would be the best to live in and which one would be the worst?

Links, sources and footnotes: https://goo.gl/R5PQAT

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