The Washington Post follows two sets of gamers as they play Rockstarís Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. One group consists of poor kids living near the rough parts of South Central Los Angeles. These guys are certain that GTA:SA was designed by a bunch of gringos, but they appreciate it anyway for its pseudo realism. ìWhen you start out, they dawg you, they rag on your tattoos, they hate on your clothes. Thatís the way itís like in real life,î says 17-year-old Tito Ortiz [no, not the UFC guy].
The second bunch are privileged rich boys who think that GTA:SA was designed by ìa diverse group of guys, blacks and whites and Latinos.î Ha! (You canít get much more white than Edinburgh, Scotland.)