Murderous Game Developers Have A Soft, Two-Wheeled Heart

You think Rockstar Games, you think about mean things. Angry men, drugs, dingy bars, fast cars, explosive firearms. Which is totally understandable, since the company's most recent games are about a drug-addled hitman, a vengeful cowboy and a Puerto Rican who shoots up half of New York.

But that murderous veneer hides a secret. Co-founder Sam Houser is a bicycle fiend.

It's a passion that extends past his own ride and into the outside world, as every year Rockstar sponsors the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic (and even livestreamed the event from their company site). This year's event was held on Sunday, and was basically a chance for all kinds of cyclists - from pros to just people with bikes - to race, hang out, eat good food and listen to some music.

What's cool is that the race is an extension of sorts for the Houser's love of New York City; it's not held for profit, but rather as a community event, which originally dates back as far as 1973 and has pro teams representing various local community organisations.

Harlem Skyscraper Classic [Site]


Comments

    "since the company’s most recent games are about a drug-addled hitman, a vengeful cowboy"
    Um, Max Payne was a body guard or security contractor and the dude from RRD was a bounty hunter trying to make amends for past misdeeds.

    Are us gamers so ignorant to think that just because Rockstar make games with violent stories, that the staff are violent, antisocial psychopaths themselves? It's no surprise that video game companies sponsor all sorts of public events (including charity).

    Developers are human duh. Humans can think up a lot of sick things in their mind, then on the other hand run a charity for kids or do a good deed. We can play two sides of the coin. Yes they male sick games

    Developers are human duh. Humans can think up a lot of sick things in their mind, then on the other hand run a charity for kids or do a good deed. We can play two sides of the coin. Yes they make sick games with gratuitous violence aimed at adults, that would make adults cringe. And yes, once a year they have a charity bike ride...it's the dynamic of being human being a different thing to different people...

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