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The Life and Times of a Grand Theft Auto Non-Playable Character

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Considering their flair for original shows, movie trailers, animation and soforth, it’s easy to forget that Machinima, the website, was founded on machinima, the art of creating animated films using game engines. With NPC, they’ve created a parody set in the Grand Theft Auto universe that wonders what life must be like for the peripheral characters who gradually gain awareness that the universe most definitely does not revolve around them.

Let’s just say shit happens. A LOT.

Check out the first episode for yourself.

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist