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.
    "The Satire of GTA V"
    Exploring Social Commentary, Satire, and Parody in Grand Theft Auto
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    Written by: Matt Reichle
    Created & Directed by: Jared Bauer
    Producer: Jacob Salamon
    Co-Producer: Todd Mendeloff
    Edited by: Mark Potts
    Narrated by: Jared Bauer

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Comments • 3 322

  • Kaleah Collins
    Kaleah Collins 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    0:35 Social "Commentray"

  • BoludoSinHuevos
    BoludoSinHuevos 4 days ago


  • Jitendra Pandey
    Jitendra Pandey 7 days ago

    These graphics are bad what graphics card do you use?

  • Ethan Adams
    Ethan Adams 8 days ago

    I wish you could skip the torture scene. It's hard to watch.

  • Yukihyo
    Yukihyo 11 days ago

    What happened to games like fable

  • Janis Stradins
    Janis Stradins 13 days ago

    boy those are some terrible graphics.

  • NAWW
    NAWW 14 days ago +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 16 days ago

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

  • Vanillastump
    Vanillastump 16 days ago

    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 17 days ago

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

  • Rob L
    Rob L 17 days ago

    white people smoke weed too

  • TFO Cyborg
    TFO Cyborg 20 days ago

    Michael De Santos

  • Jonathan Edwards
    Jonathan Edwards 22 days ago

    I thought that was Kate Upton

  • Eric Ashby
    Eric Ashby 22 days ago +3

    8:03 - why did you use a screenshot from GTA San Andreas for the Jefferson Towers? rofl

  • SamBeg StHa2
    SamBeg StHa2 23 days ago +1

    11:04 the three 🐒

  • Vagabond_Jáchym
    Vagabond_Jáchym 23 days ago +4

    7:33 that's the same television. You showed two pictures of one television.

  • Fraser Smith
    Fraser Smith 24 days ago

    De Santa... DE SANTA

  • leuitenate Eugene
    leuitenate Eugene 25 days ago +2

    He wasnt just a biker. He was Johnny :(

  • Reverse Krave
    Reverse Krave 26 days ago

    oohhhhh man... his name is michael de santa not santos

  • Thomas Kirkness-Little

    I don't think GTA 5 deserves to be compared to a Mel Brooks movie.

  • Billy Bruner III
    Billy Bruner III 27 days ago

    I used to think the yoga was dumb as I just started the game in!
    But after playin' it for the 3rd time, I realized the yoga was for the old gamer, to get used to the new style of game play. As my thumbs started to hurt, like goin' for a run(when you haven't done so in a loooooong time).
    Gamers, today, younger, faster, better are able to move their characters more fluently, than I can(the old gamer)....mashin' buttons.
    I noticed that my gameplay was evolving as I started to really play the side activities.

  • Samname Lewis
    Samname Lewis 28 days ago +2

    Dude really did a whole AP Lang project on this.

  • Budy Boy
    Budy Boy 28 days ago

    9:00 what the hell are these radio stations and why weren't they used they seem awesome.

  • pancakes 8
    pancakes 8 29 days ago

    Los Santos... Is American Reality.

  • Danny Self
    Danny Self 29 days ago

    This whole commentary is bullshit

  • Thicc Birb
    Thicc Birb 29 days ago

    How tf is this monetized?

  • Miguel Parschau
    Miguel Parschau Month ago

    De Santa !!!!!!!

  • Squarebo25
    Squarebo25 Month ago

    This video has so much wrong with it especially the Franklin analysis you can obviously tell they either want attention from it or haven’t ever even played gta v

  • Vmpere
    Vmpere Month ago

    Jesus you sound like a fucking english teacher trying to throw in meaning where there is none. The VA for franklin, who Franklin was modeled after, said himself that when he first started recording lines for the script he thought they did research on his actual life to write it.

  • I've been sober for

    WHy iS therE So mAnY BIG WoRdS beiNg UseD?!?!?!

  • David Beddoe
    David Beddoe Month ago

    Oh god. shut up. YOU are a form of satire. Trevor couldn't be more openly condescendingly racist to Franklin when they are stuck in a car together and it's AWESOME. suck a dick dude.

  • Benjamin Witkowski
    Benjamin Witkowski Month ago

    this was pretty good but i think that your take on franklin was a tad bit askew

  • Spike82
    Spike82 Month ago

    "because the lobbiest has weak shit compared to the chronic that franklin smokes on the reg" im fucking dyeing

  • 1Z
    1Z Month ago

    I actually really hate the torture game but still love running prostitutes over with a monster truck

  • Lil Broomstick
    Lil Broomstick Month ago

    Holy shit I got a Facebook advert just as he said Facebook is life invader

  • Merpy
    Merpy Month ago

    It's Michael DeSanta, not DeSantos.

  • Woofy
    Woofy Month ago

    I immediately stopped listening to this video when he said “de santos”

  • Udunen
    Udunen Month ago

    isnt it michael de santa not de santos

  • MadMarco
    MadMarco Month ago +1

    GTA V is just more than a good game ^^

  • EvoLjfe
    EvoLjfe Month ago +1

    Second time I played thru the story I shot the target without torturing the dude. It was painful just watching it the first playthrough

  • Godly Mikey
    Godly Mikey Month ago

    De Santa**********

  • milvn
    milvn Month ago

    i enjoyed the torture scene lol

  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama Month ago

    None of it bothers me because it’s a damn video game

  • Gabriel Vittório
    Gabriel Vittório Month ago

    good vid

  • Matthew Hutchinson
    Matthew Hutchinson Month ago

    They need to make a concert in sandy shore to be like Coachella

  • Matthew Hutchinson
    Matthew Hutchinson Month ago

    4:12 I think I speak for 99% of gamers and say we did not enjoy that torture scene. You are not deep with your stupid ass generalizations

  • Matthew Hutchinson
    Matthew Hutchinson Month ago

    I love doing random drive bys. I also used to hold up in stores and basically kill as much cops as I can.

  • Brian Fisher
    Brian Fisher Month ago

    Listening to this mans insight makes me feel very stupid. 🤔😳😰

  • Mac & Cheese
    Mac & Cheese Month ago

    Honestly, I just don’t like how Franklin says “homie”
    I haven’t heard anyone say that in 14 years unless it was from a white dude

  • Alan  Choi Chang
    Alan Choi Chang Month ago

    the thing about the "yoga vs running people over" is that the yoga sequence is not only dull, it is also very slow. it doesnt necessarily mean the gamers dislike the yoga sequence based on the fact that they prefer a more violent activity, it could be that they just prefer fast paced activities, such as heists, chases, and gunning.

  • Fiji water
    Fiji water Month ago

    He said Michael dos Santos

  • joshua fiddy allen
    joshua fiddy allen Month ago

    de santa ?

  • Brockthatnerd
    Brockthatnerd Month ago

    This video might be a tiny bit old BUT.... this is a beautiful commentary. When people miss the point of GTA it’s sad because there’s so much to realize about yourself and everything around you when you actually know what’s being made fun of

  • Mr Corndog
    Mr Corndog Month ago

    I guess that's why they never use a UK map only once

  • Gaming Roadkill
    Gaming Roadkill Month ago

    The whole point of this game is to do stuff you could/ would never do in real life. It’s supposed to give you a rush and a feeling of doing crazy, without ever really doing it. It gives an experience you would never really act out

  • PUN1SH3R
    PUN1SH3R Month ago

    Stfu about Coachella

  • Rajat Dwivedi
    Rajat Dwivedi Month ago

    All the footage in this video was recorded on PS2 version of GTA 5.

  • Drake OVOSound
    Drake OVOSound Month ago