The Godfather

There's more to the mob than family

As you do the Corleones' dirty work and claw your way up through the organization, you'll quickly learn that there's more to organized crime than thuggery. Being a mobster isn't all family dinners and gruesome hits, after all,and so you'll spend a lot of time doing stuff like muscling in on gambling rackets and convincing shopkeepers that maintaining a good relationship with the Corleones would be in their best interest.

Okay, maybe that's still thuggish. The point is, if you're going to make it as a big-city goon, you'll need to learn to push people only as far as the breaking point. Intimidation, threats, and destruction of property will get you what you want more often than a bullet will, and some people might even give in without a fight. And if the people you're trying to shake down still won't listen to reason, well, you can always knock their teeth out.


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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