The Unluckiest Grand Theft Auto Player In The World

The Unluckiest Grand Theft Auto Player In The World

I'm sure this guy has had some good games of Grand Theft Auto Online, where everything just went his way. This was not one of those games.

It's actually a little surprising he lasted that long...

En Şanssız GTA V Oyuncusu [YouTube, via John Romero]


    Haha that was so great when I watched that. On reddit. Three months ago.

    edit: I think I may have even watched it on Kotaku around then as well?

    Anyway, still very funny.

    Last edited 08/04/14 5:50 pm

      First time i have seen it so i'm glad they posted it. Not everyone is glued to the internet.

        You're right, I'm being silly calling it out.

        I don't normally mind copy/pastes from Reddit, but one that is months late to the party was just too tempting an opportunity, I had to let everybody know how hip I am. Ladies love internet hipsters!

          Well if I had known that you saw this video months ago on Reddit I wouldn't have enjoyed it so much. How dare they!

          I agree with you. Half of kotaku is posted off memebase 2 weeks late. Glad im not the only person to notice.

          Don't you think it's weird to say anything is 'from Reddit'? Except for discussion posts, Reddit pretty much only contains what's already on the net. Reddit aggregates interesting stories on the net, so does Kotaku. If the same thing appears in both, unless Reddit is listed as the source (which it sometimes is) then wouldn't the default assumption be that Kotaku found out about it from the actual source, not another aggregator?

            I think it would be a silly assumption to think that Kotaku would ever find these little tidbits of gaming entertainment from the actual source rather than using the immense power of Reddit as a quality filter. Reddit has millions of users finding and filtering these sorts of things every second of the day, you really can't compete with that. I don't think I've ever seen a single one of these funny gaming bites on Kotaku that I hadn't seen on Reddit or Twitter hours, days, and in this case months before.

            Kotaku has interesting gaming news, informative and entertaining opinion pieces, and a great community, but it also has a lot of second-hand Reddit. I was being silly to complain about that, because that's something that people also enjoy, but I don't think it's weird to say that something is "from Reddit".

              Just because it appeared on Reddit before it appeared here doesn't mean Kotaku found it on Reddit though, that's my point. The source that Kotaku found this one by is at the end of the article, and it's a tweet by John Romero.

                So Kotaku found it from a tweet, which in itself is just a crowd sourcing news aggregate powered by retweets, right? And where did Romero get it, was he randomly browsing youtube for funny GTA V videos? Much more likely he was browsing Reddit or some other reddit-like site, or that the person who forwarded it to him was.

                I've linked the original source for the video below, something which is absent on Kotaku's post, because they've not even aware of it - they've just copied a link in a tweet to a copy of a video that was stolen from somebody who uploaded it three months ago.

                So to your original point: Why would I ever assume that Kotaku found it from the actual source? I expect Kotaku to find gaming news from the actual source, but to expect a funny 30 second video to be properly sourced is just ... overly optimistic.

                Last edited 09/04/14 10:14 am

                  If you believe all information came from Reddit at some point anyway, why do you bother visiting other sites? I think your view of Reddit's significance is distinct from reality.


                  I think we're talking about two different things. I never said all information came from Reddit - I'm specifically saying that little funny tidbits like this 30 second video almost always come from a place like Reddit and not from their actual source (which in this case is some guy on youtube who has only posted 11 videos).

                  There's plenty of information on Kotaku, including gaming news and opinion pieces that are not little funny videos like this, you know, articles that consist of more than two sentences and a link. But it's just not logistically possible for Kotaku to source all the funny/interesting internet fluff directly - they get it from other aggregates.

                  Reddit has orders of magnitude more power in finding and filtering fluff than an edited site like Kotaku does. The amount of content alone that Reddit pushes is millions of times more every minute than Kotaku posts in a day, and it's constantly sorted by the community of millions of active users. Kotaku has a small number of editors that have to go through, choose and post articles that they find worthy. That's why things turn up first on Reddit, but also why there's so much shit on Reddit as well.

                  Last edited 09/04/14 11:20 am

    Here's (as far as I can tell) the original uploader of the video:

    The clip is from this longer video they did: (starts at about 1.40)

    Might as well send the traffic to the person who actually made the video.

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