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What's Grand Theft Auto Online Like Without Guns Or Confrontation?

by Jason Dafnis on Dec 05, 2014 at 11:02 AM

YouTube user goldvision wants to "coexist peacefully" in the ultra-violent world of Grand Theft Auto Online, "disregarding its chaotic and terrible modus operandi." This proves a much greater task than just following the on-screen prompts, and results in a hilariously awkward approach to one of the most notorious games of all time.

"The rules, self-imposed, are simple: while playing online multiplayer, commit no murder and harm no person," explains goldvision in the intro video above. Throughout the ongoing series, he tries to throw away his guns, refuse primary objectives like "Hold up the Store," and ignore Simeon's dirty grasp by avoiding his calls – all while maintaining a deadpan tone of voice.

You're going to want to watch the video above before watching the one below and its sequels, which serve as an ongoing chronicle of goldvision's player-character (whom he refers to as "Francisco.")

If you want to check out more games being played in unique ways, check out Sam Stewart's piece about how glitches make their own entertainment. Visit goldvision's YouTube to follow his game-centric videos, including Grand Theft Auto Pacifist.