Meet The Obsessive Role-Players Who Live Inside The World Of Grand Theft Auto

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Swoleroid v. Leonard would’ve been one of the decade’s largest trials had it happened in real life. It was a case of merciless cop-on-civilian violence that happened in NoPixel, a roleplaying server of Grand Theft Auto 5, that hundreds of thousands of people tuned into; Leonard, a police officer, had shot Swoleroid even as he pleaded for his life. It sparked heated debates about the incident, like how the cop roleplayers tried to cover it up, and how the shooting may have been warranted due to Swoleroid’s criminal history.

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