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Real Cars Are Still Scarier Than GTA V's 

Back in February, I wrote an essay about how a car accident left me with a stubborn fear of driving—something that GTA V’s unnervingly realistic car crashes reminded me of often. My colleagues at Jalopnik weren’t having it. They eventually convinced me to try driving again, and you can see how it went in their story. » 7/07/15 3:31pm 7/07/15 3:31pm

GTA V’s Car Crashes Are Almost Too Realistic

I’ve always gone looking for trouble in GTA games. When Grand Theft Auto III first came out, my friends and I would get together and take turns going on rampages—competing to see who could survive the longest against the cops. With the new version of GTA V out, I’ve found another way to test myself: by going in search… » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

The Game That Saved Me From Driving Drunk

It had been the worst day in a string of very, very bad days. I was desperate and angry and sad and getting drunker by the second. I hugged a bottle of vodka like a safety blanket, but it gave me nothing in return. No sympathy, no warmth. "Maybe I'll just go for a drive," I thought. "Yes, I should go for a drive." » 6/03/14 6:29pm 6/03/14 6:29pm

9-Year-Old Plays Driving Game, Steals Parent's Car

A nine year old boy has been arrested in Japan for stealing his parents car to visit his grandmother. And how, pray, does a nine year old kid learn to drive? "It's my first time driving" he said, "but I learned from watching dad and playing at the video arcade." Police in Gifu prefecture received a call on Monday… » 11/06/08 4:20pm 11/06/08 4:20pm