Monday, July 13, 2009
8-ball from the videogame series Grand Theft Auto. 8-Ball is a firearms and explosives specialist who appears in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto Advance and owns three bomb shops throughout Liberty City. In Grand Theft Auto III, 8-Ball meets Claude shortly after the beginning of the storyline, when he and Claude escape together from a police convoy. As a token of his appreciation, 8-Ball introduces Claude to Luigi Goterelli, an old friend of his, for work. 8-Ball seems to be the closest thing Claude has to a friend throughout the game. This friendship later comes into question, when a car rigged to explode by 8-Ball is left for Claude to pick up. After this, 8-Ball is not seen for the rest of the game.