After working some time for Bulgarin, a ship that Niko was aboard sank a few miles off the Italian coastline.
A war veteran having fought in the Bosnian conflict of the early 1990s, he admits to tragic events occurring such as, through conversations with friends, the death of his brother and Roman’s mother.
After the war, Niko couldn’t find any work in what was now a war-torn country, and began a life of crime, eventually landing him in the pocket of Rodislav Bulgarin; a Russian mobster in charge of the Mediterranean immigrant smuggling business.
Most of the time, I only hear people bitching about getting shot or cursing out some other online rando, but every now and then you get a gem like this one.
This gamer must have not realized that every single thing he uttered to his virtual stripper could be heard by everyone.
Niko realized this to be what Bulgarin thought, and had no choice but to avert the Russian Mafia.
He spent seven months upon the merchant navy ship, The Platypus, contemplating joining his cousin, Roman, in his lavish and luxurious American life.
Niko works under Faustin and Dimitri for a while, as they gradually drift apart, and Dimitri finally asks Niko to kill Faustin.
Niko chases Faustin through his club until a final confrontation on the roof.
The game was built on RAGE, an engine that Rockstar developed, first used in Rockstar's Table Tennis, circa 2006.