The Odd One Out

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Comic – Supergirl: Wings (2001) by J. M. DeMatteis and Jamie Tolagson

Novel – Jack of Shadows (1971) by Roger Zelazny

Short Story – “Passengers” (1968) by Robert Silverberg

Videogame – Grand Theft Auto III (2001)


A Fresh View of “Bad Boy” PS2 Games – I was gifted five Playstation 2 games that I have never been interested in buying but of course, more than happy to have them for free. They’re grimy crime based games in which you are the “bad boy” protagonist. I say “bad” because it looks like I will be on the wrong side of the law or at least have questionable morals and all five games are listed as mature (MA). And I say “boy” because females are not well represented on the game covers suggesting that I may no choice but to play a male avatar. I believe I can provide a fresh viewpoint of these once popular games since I have not played any of them before and I’m not even familiar with the pseudo genre they represent. So what are these games? Grand Theft Auto III (2001), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002), Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002), Deus Ex: The Conspiracy (2002) and The Getaway (2003). So yeah, I know I know… I’ve never played a GTA game. I’ve just had zero interest until now so, get over it.

The San Antonio Spurs in Retro Videogames – No explanation needed. It is what it says.

Reader’s Digest Condensed Books – My grandmother compiled a collection of X volumes spanning from 19XX to 19XX. These book versions get a bad rap. Deserved?