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|>>|| No. 9506
ALL OF MY MONEY.
Rockstar is the only company that can generate so much Buzz form a simple logo release.
|>>|| No. 9508
Trailer release on 2nd November? That's little over a week before the Skyrim release! Surely this must be a blatant attempt at sabotage on Skyrim's sales. Look at that, too, it's the fifth game in the series. Don't Bethesda have a trademark on the number five?
If I were Bethesda, I'd sue the shit out of Rockstar for this. It's only right.
|>>|| No. 9510
>"features characters including a "Welsh monk/cult leader/yoga teacher""
|>>|| No. 9511
I hope it has a map the size of SA.
I got bored bloody fast on GTA4 despite fancy graphics.
|>>|| No. 9512
What? What? They aren't milking it for a series of games like they did GTA III? Oh wait I guess they did a couple. But they're already moving on? People are still raving about GTA IV!
|>>|| No. 9513
Nah it looks like the engraved decoration you get on dollar bills.
|>>|| No. 9518
I would have sex with the box if that were to happen.
Just think of it! All those tiny villages to drive to and destroy, fuck I'd have so much fun. It well never be though, no one will painstakingly recreate the entire of Britain and give it GTA Gameplay ;__;
|>>|| No. 9519
I wanted to say "Real life will have to do, then!" but I just remembered that one of my favourite childhood games was using the character model cheat to make myself into a granny and walking around beating up black people.
I can't become a granny in real life.
|>>|| No. 9520
The Getaway games did London well.
I always wnated on that took up the full lenght & bredth of the country though.
|>>|| No. 9521
Last game was sort of shit to be honest.
|>>|| No. 9522
I was thinking more along the lines of a shoot out in Birmingham but those villages would certainly be on my list as well.
|>>|| No. 9523
Unfortunately according to rumours on Kotaku this one is in San Andreas again; a leaked casting list has a plethora of Hollywood and hillbilly characters.
|>>|| No. 9525
Rockstar know how to do this shit.
Cue a week of endless speculation and theorising from all corners of the internet.
Come trailer day, their site crashes due to the endless traffic. Guarenteed million seller.
|>>|| No. 9527
If the trailer was released on the 11th of February, why hasn't anyone seen it?
|>>|| No. 9658
Tomorrow at 4pm lads.
Prepare for not being able to see it til 7 or so when they get their servers recovered from the overload.
|>>|| No. 9659
And prepare to have an 80s song completely ruined by twits.
I really like that Astley song but I can't admit it without THOSE idiots.
|>>|| No. 9661
mental to think this game is being developed just 5 minutes up the road from me.
I've heard a few of the employees like to consume alcohol in a pub called the conan doyle, which is situated near the studio. Might pop in and threaten them with a Molotov cocktail, see if i can loosen some tongues. I'm sure they'll appreciate the irony.
|>>|| No. 9663
I could be wrong, but I think Rick Rolling is very rarely done these days because most of the videos on YouTube have a 30 second advert beforehand.
|>>|| No. 9664
My thoughts exactly.
It wasn't nearly as fun as San Andreas. I hope this new one sees the return of quad bikes / planes etc...
|>>|| No. 9680
I lol'd when I watched the count down go from 01 seconds to the pic attached.
Got it working, this looks good - more like San Andreas, golf buggies, planes, jetskis - big open areas.
|>>|| No. 9686
The numberplates say San ANdreas on them, so I expect the next trailer will show off another city
|>>|| No. 9691
Rockstar has a cycle that begun from GTA IV to current. They go from good game to bad game to good game.
GTA IV = bad
Red Dead Redemption = good
LA Noire = bad
If GTA V is there next game it'll be good but that means if Agent finally comes out after then it'll be bad.
|>>|| No. 9708
It wasn't nearly as fun as San Andreas.
Yahtzee called it pretty right when he said Saint Rows 2 > GTA IV ... imho
5 looks like the GTA I was hoping 4 would be.
|>>|| No. 9710
GTA IV wasn't a bad game, it was just wasn't up to the usual GTA standard.
|>>|| No. 9711
L.A noire wasn't really a rockstar game, they just published it.
They just went in a different direction. I enjoyed it as much as SA.
|>>|| No. 9714
I felt GTA IV was more of a dramatic title. The expansions feel so much more GTA-y it's unbelievable. None of this I AM UNHEPPY AFTER WAR IN HOME COUNTRY.
I'd give GTA IV maybe a 7/10 as it was enjoyable despite the soberness of most of it. If we were rating it as a new IP it'd get a 9/10.
High hopes for V.
|>>|| No. 9720
Officially confirmed as being only Los Santos & surrounding countryside.
No full on S.A for you.
|>>|| No. 9723
It's not the same San Andreas as GTA:SA. Los Santos will be a proper city like Liberty in GTA IV instead of a tiny town. Remember San Andreas was originally a city rather than a state too, they just changed that so they could show off how big they can make their games. Doesn't mean this one will be smaller.
|>>|| No. 9724
The wind turbines and that oil driller are parts of the desert areas in SA. Plus some of the city scenes could be San Fierro.
Although it was strange they didn't show off Las Venturas.
|>>|| No. 9726
They issued a press release saying it was, as >>9720 said, "Los Santos & surrounding countryside". That's where the turbines and oil driller(?) were.
|>>|| No. 9729
Fuck that it isn't San Andreas without San Fierro and Las Venturas. I can't believe Rockstar have done this. San Andreas' biggest draw was the variety in environments.
|>>|| No. 9730
I think the whole 'surrounding countryside' thing is to give a variety of terrain. The trailer indicated that much. There just won't be 3 distinct cities this time, is what I assume they mean.
|>>|| No. 9731
When is the game actually out? Does it have a release date yet?
|>>|| No. 9736
360, PS3, PC
Potentially Vita, Wii U and Sucessors to 350 / PS3
|>>|| No. 9738
I doubt it will be that long until release. Or maybe I just hope it won't.
|>>|| No. 9745
The trailer looks rather nice, I wonder if GTA IV was more of a test then anything.
Either way I shall definitely be buying it, I'm due a game since I've decided not to buy BF3 or MW3. I just hope there is none of the mobile phone bullshit in it.
Normal cheats would be nice too, I haven't done more then 10 missions on any GTA since 2, I'd rather have a pigs off cheat once and just fuck about for hours instead of having to drag up a phone if you run a red light, let alone cross a bloody island.
|>>|| No. 9762
Apparently leaked shots of the maps, although they provide fuck all information.
|>>|| No. 9763
Oh you know apart from Las Venturas making a return despite Rockstar saying it wasn't going to be in GTAV.
If these images are real then LV will be DLC.
|>>|| No. 9783
>The Getaway games did London well.
Except you couldn't Free Explore properly because the police were always smashing into you.
|>>|| No. 9802
They chase you even if you don't, because you're exploring as Marcus or whatever his name is.
|>>|| No. 10037
The one thing that annoyed me about SA was, IMO, it was a missed opportunity.
In the original GTA, LC was New York, VC was Miami, and SA was Dan Francisco.
They kept LC as based on New York, they kept VC as Miami AND set it in tge 80s which was the best decade they could have done it....but then with SA they made it a mix of a few well known West coast cities. When ideally it should have been just San Francisco and set in the 70s, which would have allowed for references to Bullit, Dirty Harry etc.
Don't get me wrong, SA was phenomenal but I wish they had done it as San Francisco in the 70s. Maybe if they ever do one with the 'Always Mentioned Never Seen' Carcer City, that can be the theme?
|>>|| No. 10039
Not to mention that Carcer City is in the same state as Liberty, so how it could possibly resemble San Fran is a bit puzzling.
|>>|| No. 13093
I hate to seem like "that lad" but I have it on good authority (by which I mean we're damn well over due) that we'll be getting our second trailer some time in the next month.
|>>|| No. 13098
>When ideally it should have been just San Francisco and set in the 70s, which would have allowed for references to Bullit, Dirty Harry etc.
That would have been cool. But this was at a time where they were working on Red Dead, right? Maybe one scowling Clint Eastwood figure was enough for the devs.
|>>|| No. 13099
They did say they'd get back to other games after the the Max Payne 3 promotion was over.
WHERE IS MY BULLY 2?
|>>|| No. 13139
24/05 is dawning, lads, which means a lot if you buy into that theory. Who thinks we're going to get some new info? I'm on the fence about the whole idea. It has been seven months after all...
|>>|| No. 13140
That long? Christ.
I'm still hoping for the reveal of San Fierro & Las Venturas.
LS & Surrounding areas can be as big as they want, but it just wont feel right if we're given a third of San Andreas.
|>>|| No. 13145
I really hope this expands on GTA4 in the same way VC and SA did on GTA3.
GTA4 was just a next gen GTA3 with a better story and graphics. Gameplay wise it was almost a total downgrade from San Andreas.
|>>|| No. 13146
Looking at the trailer seems to suggest the right direction.
I just hope the radio isn't shit.
|>>|| No. 13934
The beast is waking... slowly. Three more screenshots to come this week then the "table" on the V site will be full. I'm smelling another trailer countdown within the next few weeks.
|>>|| No. 13937
Surely it's going to get released alongside a StarCraft II expansion, which rather makes a mockery of your guarantee.
|>>|| No. 13940
So, what was the best one of the PS2 generation?
San Andreas for me, with the lowest on the scale being Vice City. I dont get the love for it really. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the music etc, but the city itself if mostly big empty nothing. Useless airport, huge useless beach, all flat, and only one road where you can get up any speed at all n the 2nd island.
|>>|| No. 13942
Definitely San Andreas for me, I spent a ridiculous amount of time playing it, to the point where I could tell you the entire soundtrack off the top of my head. The obvious Boyz n the Hood theme was the best thing ever as a teenager. Driving full speed around the countryside in an oil tanker or the monster truck listening to K-Rose amused me for way longer than it should have. Also, a lot of people moan about the leveling up, but as a massive RPG fan I loved it, I didn't even mind how limited it was. I was gutted when I played IV and they'd got rid of it.
I liked Vice City more than III, but I think it was just the soundtrack and because I liked Scarface.
IV is my least favorite, admittedly I haven't played the DLC and I've heard they FEEL more like GTA, but I got incredibly bored by the base game.
Can't wait for this, I really, really hope we get the whole of San Andreas, if not I hope they Include more countryside than city. The problem with setting it in San Andreas again is that us who played the original game want all the cites, no matter how big they make that one city it will still feel limited.
|>>|| No. 13945
Indeed. I've said all along that they'll reveal the entire map closer to launch. Surely they too realise that San Andreas is more than Los Santos.
|>>|| No. 13946
Oh fucking hell, it's beautiful.
Could this be San-An with IV graphics?! This is making me slightly horny.
|>>|| No. 13947
I used to take great pleasure in de-railing the trains and beating the pool shark up when I lost a game.
|>>|| No. 13949
I'm hoping for trains to be back and drivable. I used to love cruising around San Andreas. Hope they introduce a wider rail network this time too. With abandoned lines that go up into the mountains and shit so I can collapse bridges.
|>>|| No. 13950
Ahh the neverending "I want X back" or "I hope you can do Y". This touches on a larger issue though.
I feel the GTA series has become far too limited in it's scope recently. The reason it was such a success to begin with is because it offered unprecedented freedom- With the technology of the time, the simple ability to drive cars and shoot guns wherever and whenever you please felt like the world was your oyster.
By now it should be like a kind of uber-game, one genre to contain them all. Player agency should be the one and only focus of it's development; if I can think of something I should be able to do it, by virtue of the fact that all the elements are present, I just need to influence them in the right manner.
Instead, GTAIV was just a HD re-make of GTAII, and it felt badly behind the times for it. San Andreas was already making so much progress towards this sort of thing, way back in 2004, it really makes me wonder why they scrapped it all.
|>>|| No. 13954
By Christ. That's what I've wanted to see since San Andreas. A proper winding river, making it's way down from the mountains. Real rugged countryside should mean proper offloading.
|>>|| No. 13957
Guarantee you they've just copy and pasted it from Red Dead Redemption and jazzed it up a little but still, fucking better than the last one. I really do hope the rocket packs make a come back too.
|>>|| No. 13971
I think Herbert Moon should be in the game.
Like, just there. No explanation of how he lived a century without aging. No explanation of how he jumped universes or ended up halfway across the country or anything.
Just HERBERT MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!
|>>|| No. 13972
Little known fact: Herbert Moon was the true catalyst of WWII.
OT though, I bloody well hope there's something to look forward to over those mountains. As much of an achievement as it'd seem conquering one of the peaks of the ranges shown in the trailer / screenshots, I think it'd only be a disappointment if, when you finally reached the summit after destroying four SUVs and a dirt-bike, that there's something more substantial than endless ocean on the other side.
|>>|| No. 13975
Been replaying San Andreas again after the recent screenshots.
Always a pain getting through the first couple hours, but when you get out into the open countryside, thats one of gamings finests utterly displaced feelings ever. completely out of your depth. First time I played it back on release I didn't know how the hell to get home, so just drove around getting lost and foolowing the roadsigns.
|>>|| No. 14348
GAME just leaked a bunch of promo material in the form of these neat Los Santos photo viewers. Look at this shit! They're also giving these and posters out for £5 pre-orders!
|>>|| No. 14352
I wish they'd done a San Andreas spin-off from the other side, where you're a corrupt LAPD cop trying to evade Internal Affairs and shaking down gangsters for their drugs and money.
GTA: Rampart Division.
|>>|| No. 14358
Sorry fun police. Tell us again how BRILLIANT you are for liking obscure video game #4353 from 1987 and how modern games are all shite compared to it.
Yeah, it has me intrigued as well. I'm really pleased with Rockstar considering the variety of environments we've seen so far. So far I've counted inner cities, suburbs, the more affluent "Richman" area, a desert, scrubland, farmland, and varying degrees of mountainous areas.
|>>|| No. 14359
People want some of SA back.. looks like they are giving it back. What's the problem with that then, gayboy?
|>>|| No. 14360
Oh sage and fabled Gamesmaster please tell us how you would make a game that has cleared as many units as the GTA franchise.
|>>|| No. 14361
>obscure video game #4353 from 1987
It's just a shit, flashy widget that doesn't add anything to the game?
Oh sage and no why should I Mr butthurt?
|>>|| No. 14363
teenlad is a rather poor choice of insult when you're defending the GTA franchise.
|>>|| No. 14364
Go and finish your homework wee man, you have school tomorrow. Maybe if you get good grades your parents may buy you it when it is reduced in the bargain bin!
|>>|| No. 14366
Alright lads, cool your cucumbers. Let's go back to being enthusiastic for the latest installment in the franchise, yeah? If you don't feel the same, feel free to make a thread for your preferred game.
|>>|| No. 14367
I'm really hoping that pedal bikes make a come back in this instalment as well as the cars with hydraulics.
|>>|| No. 14368
>It's just a shit, flashy widget that doesn't add anything to the game?
But it's fun...
How many hours do you think in total did people spend being carried back down by parachute in SA? I'd guess the total is millions of hours because of people having fun dicking around.
|>>|| No. 14371
Watching the 1st trailer again following all the recent screenshots etc.
This game is going to be genuinely huge.
|>>|| No. 14372
I actually forgot about GTA V. This looks like the best game ever.
|>>|| No. 14376
Trailers have been a staple of marketing media products since forever, mate. Are you telling me the latest Bond trailer didn't move you either?
|>>|| No. 14379
Protagonist called Trevor confirmed. Hoping for News at 10 side missions.
|>>|| No. 14387
>In the past, players would have controlled a lone character all the way through the game. Here, you have three, switching between them at will. Alongside Michael, there's Franklin, a young kid working in vehicle repo for a bunch of Armenian gangsters, and the fascinating Trevor, a psychotic career criminal with a shady military background. These guys all have their own skills and specialities and will often attempt missions together, the player sticking with one character throughout the task, or swapping back and forth, relying on the computer to control the others.
|>>|| No. 14395
If it was any other franchise, this level of hype and ambition would set the alarm bells ringing. This is gearing up to be a masterpiece.
|>>|| No. 14396
Surely I can't be the only one who doesn't actually like the GTA franchise?
|>>|| No. 14397
No, it's just that normally when people don't like something they stay away from threads about it, instead of announcing their distaste.
I wish this were true
|>>|| No. 14399
Not really, it is more show a modicum of self control and keep your opinion to yourself in what is clearly a GTA fan thread. I don't go in to /beat/ and take a steaming shit in the middle of someone's thread talking about a genre I don't enjoy. I just don't comment and move along.
|>>|| No. 14400
Doesn't that mean that only fanboys of a certain subject can post in a thread about it? What's the point in that? You've nothing to discuss. Just add the rockstar website to your newsfeed or something and be done with it.
|>>|| No. 14401
No but it means stay out of a thread where a peaceful discussion is going on, if you dislike GTA so much start your own thread. Perhaps you would like me to draw it with crayons in bright colours for you?
|>>|| No. 14403
Sorry fanlad, but he's right. As you said, the whole point of threads like this one is discussion. Best game 10/10 would buy isn't a discussion. It's shitposting drivel. Fuck up.
|>>|| No. 14404
Discussion might be nice. I actually have quite a mixed relationship with the GTA franchise. The first games were charming in a puerile, comic book kind of way, but then from III onward it seemed as though the technical exercise of building a living city outgrew the concept of playing a criminal. This shows in all of the things you can actually do, and how bizarre it was to catch my brother playing San Andreas and spending time working out his virtual avatar at a run down gym.
At the moment GTA is kind of occupying an awkward middle-ground between crime-action and a sandbox game, and what strikes me is the massive potential for expansion. A change in the format of the series where you play not just different characters, but different roles within a city. Corrupt cop, gang leader, young startup, vigilante, etc. In a sense the game has always been a sort of aggregate of film concepts, and I imagine that playing quite well to its strengths.
|>>|| No. 14405
>Best game 10/10 would buy isn't a discussion.
Neither is "Surely I can't be the only one who doesn't actually like the GTA franchise?", shitlips.
|>>|| No. 14406
It's a question, which is a pretty important part of a discussion. Now you're just derailing the thread entirely.
|>>|| No. 14421
>the technical exercise of building a living city outgrew the concept of playing a criminal.
Very good point, that pretty much clarifies how I felt about San Andreas and IV. I'd also add that Rockstar seem to be desperately trying to have characters who are sympathetic and complex, but the contrast is too high with the ruthless rampages you have to go on to progress the story.
|>>|| No. 14423
Might aswell post this rant here.
I finally got round to completing GTA 4 and I don't know what to feel. After getting rather invested into the story and characters, I couldn't believe how abruptly the whole thing ended. There were so many loose ends and anti-climaxes that the entire thing just felt like a complete waste of time.
Why mention "the five families" with such importance when you only ever met 2 of them and they turned out to be non-sequetors to the main story?
Why did Bulgarin set himself up to be one of the main villains and then never make another appearance?
Why do you have the option to kill the only other worthwhile villian, Dimitri in a generic shootout, leaving a 3rd rate mob boss you've just met to fill the role in the final mission?
It feels like Rockstar spunked everything they had on the fancy details and the first half of the story (which was the only thing making the generic "drive + shoot" mission at all compelling) , then had interesting to keep it going on later.
I hope the ambition of GTA 5 won't leave it a similarly unbalanced game.
|>>|| No. 14426
The reason the mob boss turns up after you pick Dimitri is to show how as Little Jacob says 'it never ends' - GTA storylines have always been about revenge and petty retribution between criminals and gangs.
|>>|| No. 14428
You're supposed to play the "Episodes From Liberty City" To round out the storyline and figure out what happens to Bulgarin etc,
|>>|| No. 14429
It's like a novel where you have to buy the short story anthology to find out the ending.
|>>|| No. 14430
Make that a £40.00 novel where you have to buy the £40.00 short story anthology to find out the ending.
|>>|| No. 14432
... After you've bought the £300.00 or so minimum special reading glasses. And the screen. Jesus.
|>>|| No. 14435
To be fair, Rockstar make proper game expansions. None of this finished in 20 minutes nonesense. It's almost like buying Half Life Oppsing Force in it's big cardboard box at woolworths again.
|>>|| No. 14501
Let's hope GTA V has a bigger variety of suits to buy and wear.
Never got tired of that stuff.
|>>|| No. 14971
September 17th 2013
Somebody needs to explain seasons to Rockstar.
|>>|| No. 14975
It seems likely. The graphics do seem too good for an open world game like this on current gen consoles.
|>>|| No. 15618
Rockstar have consistently added the best matching music to all of their games so far. Really loving this, I wonder how it will turn out.
|>>|| No. 15619
I was decidedly pissed off by the teenlad reviewer at he Gruaniad trying to say Rockstar's trailers were based on The Sopranos and The Wire.
Evidently he's never seen Heat. Fucking teenlads.
|>>|| No. 15620
How fitting indeed.
Michael, the aging Criminal wanting another chance at the big payoff. "YOU HAD THE TIME, YOU HAD THE POWER, YET TO HAVE, YOUR FINEST HOUR!"
|>>|| No. 15621
I wish someone would do a total conversion mod of GTAIV to be set in London or Manchester or something.
|>>|| No. 15622
How good would this be omg. If I had any programming/modding skill whatsoever I'd be all over it
|>>|| No. 15623
Less about programming more about 3d moddling. But I guess If you found a pre existing model of london/ manchester in another game it would be quite easy to just hack it in.
|>>|| No. 15626
There already was a GTA: London.
Admittedly it was a long time ago.
>I guess If you found a pre existing model of london/ manchester in another game it would be quite easy to just hack it in.
Not really, not unless you really like writing scripts to convert assets from one custom, proprietary format to another.
|>>|| No. 15627
easy was a relative term. in my post above. It would be more a lot more easy then 3d modeling the whole of a major city.
|>>|| No. 15629
Since we're imagining ways of doing it, maybe GPS could be used to semi-automate it.
|>>|| No. 15630
New previews are up.
Genuine all time masterpiece videogame confirmed.
|>>|| No. 15631
I think the game looks great, perhaps a little disappointed with the characters so far, they seem a lot less interesting than Niko and I can't help but think 3 protagonists may dilute their identities - it's a risky move anyway. But I'm still looking forward to it on the basis on the feel of the world (and hopefully good gameplay to match). Could be wrong about the protagonists, they've only just been introduced after all, that's just my initial impression.
|>>|| No. 15632
>they seem a lot less interesting than Niko
I refer you to
>I AM UNHEPPY AFTER WAR IN HOME COUNTRY.
|>>|| No. 15640
No, that's much older. What he means is to have GTA IV gameplay and graphics quality (and I presume characters) just set someplace else.
There was a mod for Vice City to make it look stereotypically British, kept the same street layout but changed the streets to be cobbled, had British police cars etc. That sort of thing would (most likely I'm no expert) be easy to do on IV if it hasn't already. Redesigning the entire map to actually represent London would be a collossal undertaking, unlikely unless it was an entirely new game - GTA VI: London anyone?
|>>|| No. 15642
The only thing letting that game down was the control system, it was pretty clunky on foot.
|>>|| No. 15643
The Getaway wasn't totally shit, I have fond memories of it, although the driving wasn't all that exciting
|>>|| No. 15644
Used to enjoy just driving around in free roam, using the indicators etc. the AI actually behaved pretty good too instead of being on rails and ramming you out of the way.
Also. DC Carter is still one of the best game characters ever.
|>>|| No. 15645
I actually really liked The Getaway for what it was. A really well done story-based game in a well-made setting.
The gameplay itself was admittedly shite, but it was more about plot. More of an interactive film that you can jump in and explore.
What did you like about DC Carter, do you mind me asking?
|>>|| No. 15646
The way he made the game feel like an Ultraviolent Episode of The Bill.
"But the DCI suspended you Frank!"
"FUCK HIM. HE CAN ARREST ME LATER!"
|>>|| No. 15647
What fucked me off about Free Roam was that you played as Mark Hammond when he was still wanted by the coppers, so you couldn't properly explore because you kept getting ran off the road by police cars.
|>>|| No. 15648
An ex girlfriend of mine whilst she was at my flat waiting for me to come from work started her own game of that and did the first 2 missions just by breaking every single enemy's neck. She couldn't work out how to get him to use the pistol.
|>>|| No. 15651
Theres fuckton of new info out lad, and not to hype much, but it looks like it's going to be THE game of this generation.
I look forward to going hunting for Cougars, with an RPG.
|>>|| No. 15653
>Theres fuckton of new info out lad, and not to hype much, but it looks like it's going to be THE game of this generation.
Yeah everyone said the same about GTA IV, the reviewers gave it perfect scores all over the place, and it was a fucking dull game. Until this is out and I've actually played it there's no way I'm taking any claims about "best game of the generation" seriously.
|>>|| No. 15770
They're giving away an unfair amount of rewards to people that buy into tat. Seems like a slap in the face to anyone who wants the same amount of content, but none of the wallets, maps, hats, and other shite.
|>>|| No. 15785
The best thing they could do would be to make it timed exclusive, early access for a month or so then unlocked for all.
|>>|| No. 15788
They'll more than likely wait a few months then start selling the exclusives as DLC.
I know it's a bad practice but I don't really care, I'll preorder the fancy set.
|>>|| No. 16534
Think it's worth pre-ordering it from Tesco for £34.99 (with discount code)?
Gamestop have an offer to get if for £5 if you trade-in 2 games, but I'm not sure how cheaply you can get the games on their list - http://www.gamestop.co.uk/GTAVTrade
|>>|| No. 16535
Gaming is weird nowadays. Anyway, I quit when I started uni and haven't played since. It's like buying a car but all they give you is a shell and then they sell you parts one by one.
|>>|| No. 16536
I'm sure somebody will go through the list and post on hot uk deals about it.
|>>|| No. 16657
CUSTOM CUSTOM CUSTOM
Yeah yeah couldn't give a toss. APB has brilliant customisation but it's still a shite game.
|>>|| No. 16877
Less than a week to go lads.
GTA Online has a different way of making your characters. You pick your parents and grandparents and see what happens. Then you can fine tune it to how you'd like. Very interested.
I really shouldn't get too hyped about this game but I can't help it.
|>>|| No. 16878
Are we all going to play online together then? I'm on 360.
|>>|| No. 16879
The game has been leaked. Get in your shed bunkers, lads.
Snow is confirmed
|>>|| No. 16880
Ahh .gs, I can trust you not to spoil things for me.
Mad really, after all this waiting it's so very close, and this thread has been here all along.
|>>|| No. 16881
I am fond of the fact there's several threads from 2011 still on the front pages of their boards and are still active (workplace annoyances on /job/, the Vimpto and driving threads on /101/ and even the Nando's thread on /nom/).
Hopefully this won't end up like the Batman and Hobbit threads on /v/ where there's a lot of discussion before release but barely anything at all afterwards.
|>>|| No. 16882
I basically give up on games completely, haven't played one in months, then GTA V pops up, and I can't play it because I don't own a console.
PC Master Race indeed.
|>>|| No. 16883
It's not a console exclusive. It'll be coming to the personal computer in due course. It'll look fucking beautiful when it does, note.
|>>|| No. 16884
I can't possibly wait 12+ months when everyone is having their fun now with it.
|>>|| No. 16885
This is what happened to me with GTA IV, though when I finally got it on PC it was
a right fucking ballache and kept crashing and flat out didn't work until they brought out two or three more patches all the sweeter.
|>>|| No. 16887
It looks like shit on the Xbox and ps3. Nothing like the trailers. Those were real-time renders... But not of the Xbox game. Only PC and maybe xbone/ps4 will look like that. You can also mod it with real cars, gun names, textures etc. It will be worth the wait.
|>>|| No. 16888
Anyone going to a midnight launch for this? My local Grainger Games (as in 5 minute walk local) is doing one, so I'll probably go as I'm up at midnight all the time anyway.
|>>|| No. 16890
Don't worry about the Blimp Pre-Order lads, it's in every single copy anyway. Much like how Nuketown 2025 was a Special Pre Order bonus, that was available for months afterwards and eventually made free anyway.
|>>|| No. 16891
I did, but I'm up late every night so figured I may as well go to the midnight launch and then nip to Tesco for my regular spot of late night shopping.
|>>|| No. 16892
well fuck. Hoping that shopto would deliver early like they always do but Rockstar has pressured a bunch of retailers to aim for release date.
Another day I have to avoid leaks.
|>>|| No. 16893
Embargo has been lifted. Surprise surprise but it got perfect scores across the board.
Still waiting on a GiantBomb quick look or VideoGamerTV video to tide me over.
|>>|| No. 16894
A lot of Amazon preorders arrived as early as Friday here. It seems like it was a lot of people on outlying islands and such, presumably they sent them out early to be safe and avoid delays.
Yet here I am in a big city with a warehouse on the doorstep and waiting for the street date for delivery like a cunt.
|>>|| No. 16895
I was going to order off Amazon as they were cheaper and they're my main delivery site but I felt like after getting games as early as 4 days before the street date and I had initially thought I was going to be busy all day tomorrow I'd use shopto.
I had a reliable source tell me they'd dispatch on Friday but they weren't that reliable it seems as it dispatched on Saturday afternoon.
I've never been one for going to midnight releases as I'd probably wait far too long and end up going to bed as soon as I got home. It's easier to just order online and have it delivered in the morning.
|>>|| No. 16896
The last time I even cared about a release date was Diablo 3 (I know, I know). It was also the one fucking time they failed to deliver on time. The three other lads in my house were playing it while I waited for the post.
I got the last laugh though because it was shit.
|>>|| No. 16897
I get really anxious if something I ordered hasn't arrived on time thinking it got lost in the post. I have to make the decision to go out and buy it and then return the delivered copy if it does arrive or simply wait which makes me as impatient as a child.
|>>|| No. 16898
Lads, let me know if it is worth it. If it is, then I shall buy it some time this week.
|>>|| No. 16900
I never used to believe all the rubbish about women being attacked and subjugated in the gaming community but lately, it seems like they were right. The manchild-boys-club needs to calm down.
|>>|| No. 16901
BUT, MAM THEY STARTED IT
Really it's down to a number of things which makes these people angry from corruption within the industry, the lack of journalistic professionalism and integrity and a hobby designed to entertain people being made into a serious business. Perhaps this is one of the things that was the last straw for some people.
I must say I was quite outraged when Gone Home whoch was a pathetic excuse for a game that relied far too much on a story only a secondary school student could come up for creative writing which could be completed in less than an hour for 18 quid was given universal praise. Then there was several reviews for Killer is Dead and Dragon's Crown which were give harsh reviews for simply featuring sexy women when both games also feature half naked men.
There is the argument that women are almost 50% (if not more) of the market for games but these surveys are often biased and the women who play games in those surveys only play smartphone or facebook games. They can have that market by all means but they're trying to appeal to women by offering them games which cost more to develop and more to purchase than those phone games.
As for GTA. It has been a boy's game for about 15 years now. To complain about so called misogyny in that game is just plain silly. People are really concerned that games they love are being changed to accommodate a demographic that has no interest in these games. MGS2 was a big example of that. Kojima had made it after doing a focus group and the teenage girl audience couldn't stand playing as a middle aged man so he created a character that ended up being hated for a good 10 years.
|>>|| No. 16902
Reign in your misogyny there, lad. I think most women without radical feminist views and who enjoy playing the victim or use to it peddle their political agenda are more than capable of shrugging off the same types of online harassment men are expected to. That's not to excuse this handful of marauding children who lack any sense of perspective, but the gender of the reviewer has little to do with it I think.
|>>|| No. 16903
The gender of the reviewer is...questionable.
She is a male to female transsexual so I'm not entirely sure what her deal is. There are a lot of unhealed wounds over that other transsexual reviewer scamming people into supporting a kickstarter that was supposed to pay for surgery to save her life but was for a sex change instead (that she needed or else she would kill herself which is completely different from a life threatening illness or injury) that ended up in the person who outed her being sacked.
I simply don't want this hobby to become someone's little soapbox to spread that kind of agenda. Just give me fun little video games to play.
|>>|| No. 16904
I dont give a toss about reviews. Rockstar have never made a bad game, and Its Grand Theft Bloody Auto.
|>>|| No. 16905
gta is everything that's wrong with the world, crammed into one game, and that's why it's brilliant.
|>>|| No. 16907
>that she needed or else she would kill herself which is completely different from a life threatening illness or injury
Mental illness actually can be life-threatening. I would have thought that was obvious.
|>>|| No. 16908
The point is they tried to pass it off as if it was a terminal illness. When they said she was going to kill herself it sounded like a very desperate excuse thought up at the last minute.
I am well aware of what depression and mental illness can do to a person but she tried to deceive people. No where near as bad as that wealthy woman who used kickstarter for many scams (the most notable being her 9 year old daughter needed to get into RPG maker camp) but still a lie.
Plus trying to get a sex change operation when you're mentally ill can't be right. I'd imagine you'd need a clear mind before going through with that kind of procedure.
|>>|| No. 16910
Christ almighty, am I tired of this nonsense. Can we just discuss the game itself for once? I don't give a toss about reviews and agendas, about angry manchildren and damsels in distress, just discuss the fucking game.
|>>|| No. 16911
Reviews seem to all be praising the writing and gameplay, but the element I've seen criticised (albeit mildly) in most reviews is the character of Trevor. A torture scene in particular is discussed in many of the reviews, all of which have labelled it deeply unpleasant and unenjoyable. One review said the torture scene was still satire, but it was too subtle to be funny. I'm curious as to how disturbing this scene is now. I imagine it'll be like No Russian and be underwhelming.
|>>|| No. 16912
But while we're still at it, I would like to note that in most cases gender doesn't play any role in 'cyber bullying' PewDiePie, being a despicable abomination of an LPer gets every kind of shit thrown at him for playing and enjoying games and showing it to people, he doesn't even poses a controversial points, he just plays games and screeches over them and that gets him threats, false flags, animations of him being gorily killed all over Newgrounds and God knows what else (including money). But hey, maybe it's because he's Swedish.
tl;dr: a community as global as gaming community is bound to have a huge amount of aggressive imbeciles. Get over it and ignore those cretins.
|>>|| No. 16913
Alright then, sorry for bringing it up.
Here's a 50 minute video of someone attempting to play the video game. Mild spoilers but from the looks of it, it must be the first missions and a visit to the strip club.
|>>|| No. 16914
I've noticed every other review go on at length about Trevor more than the other two. Apparently he's the best character to play as in the game.
Then again I've always wanted to play as Walter White if he went completely mental.
|>>|| No. 16915
You saying it's the best table tennis game, except pong, doesn't make it good.
Anyway, I haven't read much of this thread and I think I may have walked into a cunt off by accident.
|>>|| No. 16916
What platform is this? Doesn't look very impressive from the visual point.
I believe there were mentions of The Lost Vikings kind of mechanics where you switch between characters to achieve your goal. I don't want the game spoiled beyond those 15 minutes I've just watched, but is this even there?
|>>|| No. 16917
360 version from the button prompts.
Turns out in the early parts of the game you cannot switch straight away. But there is a mission in that video where you can switch to Chop the dog
|>>|| No. 16921
I accidentally saw the end game spoiler while just looking at wikipedia articles completely unrelated to GTA to kill time. I was so close.
|>>|| No. 16922
Just back from a midnight launch. It was super busy. The branch is in a pretty small town, and I've never seen the high street so busy. Got there at ten to midnight, ended up queuing 40 minutes or so to get the game. About 60 people ahead of me, and when I left the shop there were at least 60 more. Managed to save £9 because everyone in the queue was telling the person next to them that Tesco did the game cheaper so the store did a price match. At one point a fellow in the queue managed to get the store's Xbox controller and type on the screen "TESCO ARE CHEAPA", much to the chagrin of one of the employees who turned off the TV and snatched the controller from the man.
I hope the game is good, I never want to be around people ever again.
|>>|| No. 16924
Played about an hour and a half. Pretty good so far. Most of that play time has been as Franklin, can't switch into the others yet, but I don't mind because I like ebonics. The city seems huge, and I forgot how hilarious the radio is in GTA games. Also one of the TV programs is hilarious - Impotent Rage, The Liberal Superhero. Lots of really good satire in it in general.
|>>|| No. 16929
Well. My PS3 just stopped working. It turns on but it doesn't come on the TV. No video. I tried a dozen HDMI cables, the one that it came with and 3 different TVs plus all the 3-beep-reset rubbish and whatever else I could google to remedy the situation. No luck. No fucking luck.
|>>|| No. 16930
Leave it till tomorrow, happened to me a few times. Anecdotal, sure, but it fixed itself.
|>>|| No. 16931
I will. I just got so frustrated; I had to go to the toilet immediately. I have been googling places that fix PS3s for the past hour. I will see how it goes tomorrow.
|>>|| No. 16932
Perhaps it is overheating? It might need a good clean out for dust and so on inside. Laptops and other similar devices can get choked with dust on the inside as the fans draw it through.
|>>|| No. 16934
Oh is this thread actually about a game that exists now?
|>>|| No. 16935
Has the driving gone back to the way it used to be, or is it similar to GTA IV?
|>>|| No. 16937
I thought the driving model in Vice City was best. Also one of the best in the series all round.
|>>|| No. 16938
With regard to revors introductory mission. Big Spoilers.
Fuck, I liked the guys from Lost & Damned and all of a sudden I've caved Johnnys head in under my boot, fucked Ashley up the shitter and chased down and killed off Clay & Terry. And I figured after he end of TLAD, things might have got better for Johnny at least.
|>>|| No. 16939
I hadn't played TLAD (or gay tony) even though I got them in a steam sale ages ago but it's an effort to get the damn game running so I never bothered. I feel bad for not playing it now as I don't know what Johnny's story was and how he turned to meth. Don't know who Ashley is either.
I've done 26 main missions so far.
|>>|| No. 16940
Got to the first point in the story where one can freely switch between the three protagonists.
Really unsure as to whether or not I like Trevor as a character. His interactions with Michael and his family are interesting, and I'm looking forward to seeing how he develops along with Franklin and Michael; but I think his own individual missions are a bit one dimensional, his psychotic rage can be a bit tiresome. Really like Franklin and his assassination missions for Lester, and Michael is a very well developed character who I think could carry a game on his own. I also like how Michael reminds me of Tony Soprano. The first heist was excellent too.
|>>|| No. 16941
I didn't enjoy TLAD. In part because the controls, especially when aiming, were clunky and in part because I wasn't as good on motorbikes.
|>>|| No. 16942
Trevor is a joy to play as
Especially when you customize his truck to be bright pink and add clown horn and start chasing people at night.
|>>|| No. 16943
The switching mechanic has made me play this game very differently to previous installments. I play each character differently - I don't feel like Michael or Franklin would start shooting up pedestrians for fun, so I avoid it when playing as them. That says a lot about how well written the characters are. Though the switching is interesting, it doesn't seem all that necessary and has felt a little forced on a couple of missions. I suspect the game was developed around Michael as the sole protagonist for a while, which I think would have worked just as well.
|>>|| No. 16945
I do the same thing. Though after Michael's family walks out on him, I've started being a bit more reckless whenever I play as him.
|>>|| No. 16948
I like the Nigel and Mrs Thornhill missions. They're my favourite Strangers and Freaks mission givers.
|>>|| No. 16949
I just discovered the hard way that cougars are in this game.
Fuckers terrorised me in RDR. I haven't seen any bears yet.
|>>|| No. 16950
I've taken to running them down in Trevors pickup.
They wont kill that from underneath me.
|>>|| No. 16951
The physics in this needs sorting out. I got into a car, and a woman tried to get in too. She opened the door with such force that it sent her flying 30ft, killing her in the process.
|>>|| No. 16952
What do we make of the driving in this then lads?
Prefer it to GTA 4, much easier to race around and slalom through traffic.
|>>|| No. 16953
I misread that as the Nigel Thornberry missions, I'm a little bit deflated now.
|>>|| No. 16954
Much better. Cars in GTAIV were very sluggish and attempting even a relatively sharp turn at some speed would cause the car to spin out or flip or worse. GTAV cars are far more enjoyable to drive, especially as Franklin when doing the time slowing thing and weaving in between tiny gaps in oncoming traffic.
|>>|| No. 16955
Does the camera catch up with the cars more easily, in IV you had to drive blind for ages because the camera was so slow
|>>|| No. 16956
I've not noticed any issues with slow camera, so I assume so. My only issue with the camera when driving is that it's a bit too low, so on hills it blocks my view of whatever is ahead of me.
|>>|| No. 16958
I tried, but you cant do any of the social club stuff without being an xbox live gold subscriber. Silver was good enough for all the previous Rockstar games,
Why you cant store your snapshots locally is crazy.
|>>|| No. 16966
Not quite done with the campaign so far, but getting there.
Honestly fantastic, the sheer ammount of little things and I've not gone properly exploring yet.
For those who've met Ursula, try getting a car around the moutain track near her house, Amused me for a while,
|>>|| No. 16967
I'm quite amazed at how small the map is yet how you don't notice due to the illusion of being part of a much bigger, living, breathing world. It's absolutely fantastic.
I've been playing for about 45+ hours now and I'm prepping for what I think is the last heist. I still haven't done a lot of the side missions and I'm still finding little things to do even in the middle of nowhere, and even little settlements teeming with life up in the mountain ranges and through the lesser-explored areas of the desert.
Bit disappointed at the lack of three dimensional characters though. I miss working for all these different ganglords and such as per the last few games but this has certainly been a pleasant experiment.
|>>|| No. 16970
Just finished it.
Took my time, still plenty to see & do.
All things considered though, amazing game and one i'll be playing for a long time yet.
|>>|| No. 16971
I too miss all the different gangsters. I liked GTAIII and Vice City for having all sorts of gangs you end up doing stuff for, the Triads, the Yakuza, the Mafia, the Yardies, the Cartel, the Cubans, the Haitians, all sorts.
I can see why they don't have that in this game though. The main theme of this game seems to be corruption in the government and financial sectors, what with all the references to bank bailouts and torture. Doing a bunch of gang shit and taking out people who get into Grove territory would detract from that.
|>>|| No. 16973
I don't half think everyone who complains the map is small has ridiculous expectations.
|>>|| No. 16974
The last GTA I played was Vice City, how big is the map compared to that?
|>>|| No. 16975
It's all about scale.
I plan on finishing the storyline, then getting sorted out with a decent 4x4 and going exploring. Subway tunnels, sewers, mountain trails, so much to see.
That said, I am disappointed in the car customization. They bigged it up, but aside from the standard upgrades, not many cars can actually have spoilers, roofracks etc added.
|>>|| No. 16977
There's certain cars that you can mod the fuck out of. This one for example, I'm planning to do the same as you. Once I hit the big one, I'm driving this cunt through the wilderness.
|>>|| No. 16980
It's about 10 times bigger. The city of Los Santos itself is probably bigger than the whole of Vice City's map, then there's a massive countryside, smaller settlements out in the sticks, and even the bodies of water can be explored by scuba diving or submarine so they're full of stuff too.
|>>|| No. 16981
Can you swim properly or is the water some sort of acid bath that insta kills or drains you of life?
|>>|| No. 16984
Liberty City Stories had death water, but Vice City Stories allowed limited swimming.
Though it was fucking useless due to the limited number of places to actually get on shore.
|>>|| No. 16990
Finished the main story, and have about 75% overall completion. Great game, great story. I took the third choice for the final mission, which was good but I think the mission structure was a bit silly - the first part was insane, then the next bits were a bit easy and small scale.
|>>|| No. 17012
Is that part of the "Chilliad mystery" stuff you're supposed to find after 100% completion?
I really quite liked the way it ended with option C - each of them sorting out each others problems, switching back and forth between them, it was nice.
To be honest I can't imagine why anyone would have picked any other ending.
|>>|| No. 17024
Initially I thought it was a cop out, no big chaes, jet dogfights all over the state etc, but then I figured yeah, it wraps things up nicely.
|>>|| No. 17030
You can set the camera to High on the settings, I found the low can annoying too. The High setting defiantly feels better.
(A good day to you Sir!)
|>>|| No. 17038
He said defiantly instead of definitely. I assume that's why anyway.
In his defense, he might have meant to say that. Maybe defying the standard setting is why it feels so good.
|>>|| No. 17041
Preferred IV to be honest. Preferred the driving in IV, the soundtrack in IV, the characters in IV, the narrative in IV...
I was worried Rockstar would do this: cram a lot of unnecessary shit into the game at the expense of the core experience. IV was great because it felt like a GTA game, it felt like a return to what had made III such a fantastic game. No unnecessary baggage but just enough to make the world feel whole. But with San Andreas as with V, people complained there weren't planes and stats and all that shit that, for me, ultimately detracts from the overall experience.
|>>|| No. 17042
I preferred the driving, but everything else was blown out of the water by V. I don't feel like the extra stuff was at the expense of the core experience, especially considering that they had a larger team working for a longer time with a bigger budget.
|>>|| No. 17043
Franklin feels like a shoe in at the last stages.
The whole story feels centered around Michael & Trevor for the most part.
|>>|| No. 17044
I feel like if they'd just made it a standard GTA with Michael as the player character it would have been just as good if not better. I might have cared more about his family then. Trevor was great and Franklin was pretty good, but I didn't need to play as them, really.
|>>|| No. 17045
>>16983 I was replying via tablet, something your God awful web design makes doing near impossible. Just getting the textarea was hard enough. Spelling wasn't on my mind when typing such a short reply turned to a mighty shit fuck of floating divs and out of screen view buttons.
|>>|| No. 17048
I've been religiously watching the let's plays, mission by mission and I must say the dialogue is amazing, the characters are well done and the generally the feel seems spot on. Attention to detail is great and the graphics are superb for a GTA game.
|>>|| No. 17049
I know we've discussed 'Let's Play' already, but I have to ask. Why have you been watching them? Do you have any intention of eventually buying GTA V?
|>>|| No. 17052
GTA:Online is out tomorrow, lads. Anybody up for making a britfa.gs "crew"?
|>>|| No. 17053
I don't have the time/money to waste on this, as much as I would love to. I've been going through a mid-20's crisis where all the things I used to love are seemingly now pointless and take effort to do. I've replaced video games with women and alcohol.
However, I have an undying love for the GTA series, so I needed to know what these missions were like. In addition the let's plays are incredibly well done, no idiot is blathering, no screaming, no hilarious epik meemees, just solid game play.
|>>|| No. 17054
Except I haven't been able to join a session since about 1pm so it looks like it's one of those wait a few days to play the online sort of deals.
|>>|| No. 17057
Does anyone else think this game is a bit... bland? I can tell that the dialogue is better written, I know the game mechanics are more polished, and a lot of the old frustrations are gone. I just can't seem to fully get into it.
|>>|| No. 17063
I must be the only one who likes the character creation.
Everyone but me fucking despises it.
|>>|| No. 17067
Where I'm at we had two choices. Queue outside Game Station for a few hours, fight for a copy of GTA V when we finally got in then queue for a few hours more while waiting to pay for it; or go to Tesco and bypass the queues.
Guess which I chose? Neither because I'm not an idiot. I prefer to be an asshole online
I realised that queueing for a game (at least in this instance) was more about being seen queueing than it was about securing a copy.
|>>|| No. 17068
>I realised that queueing for a game (at least in this instance) was more about being seen queueing than it was about securing a copy.
Really? Is that a real thing?
Kids these days, honestly.
|>>|| No. 17070
I'm down. Bringing my lurker mate across with any luck. We're both on 360.
|>>|| No. 17071
Managed to avoid all the online problems on Tuesday, played all day and got to about rank ten. Try to log on yesterday and my character has disappeared. Can't get past the intro race on any new character now. I'm not too bothered as I'm sure it'll get sorted soon, but I really want to play now.
I feel inclined to buy some in game cash with real money as soon as I can, so that if my character gets deleted I will feel justified in whinging to customer support.
|>>|| No. 17074
I just joined your crew lad. I don't have a mic at the present moment, however. My dealer said he has one I can have, so that's all well and good.
|>>|| No. 17076
Yeah I need to dig mine up too. I noticed that when someone talks in game their characters mouth moves, they thought of everything.
|>>|| No. 17077
I'm fed up with all this grinding and levelling nonsense. What happened to the online sandbox mode for those of us who just want to dick about with friends?
|>>|| No. 17083
It is an equilateral triangle composed of dots in four rows, a visual representation of the equation: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10. The Tetraktys contains a hexagon and a three-dimensional cube, as shown in the picture. It is a truly extraordinary figure. It also symbolises key musical intervals: 4:3 (the fourth), 3:2 (the fifth) and 2:1 (the octave). If the Tetraktys is extended by adding new rows, up to a total of 36, the 36th "triangular" number is 666: the Number of the Beast in the Christian Book of Revelation. The number 36 has a crucial significance for the Illuminati, as does the Tetraktys extended to order 36. As for the 666th triangular number, this is equal to 222111. When two successive "triangular" numbers are added, the result is a square number e.g. 1 + 3 = 4; 3 + 6 = 9; 6 + 10 = 16; 10 +15 = 25.
|>>|| No. 17085
Kether is in Malkuth and Malkuth is in Kether, and the Illuminati still disbanded over 200 years ago.
|>>|| No. 17087
Squinted for a minute like it was a Magic Eye picture from the 1990s and have no idea. Is the Smokester in it?
|>>|| No. 17089
I thought the idea was that GTA was, in its unique GTA fashion, taking the piss out of the modern hysteria and paranoia surrounding the illuminati.
|>>|| No. 17090
I would imagine that is indeed the case. Also the sort of "viral buzz" it creates isn't going to hurt their sales. Not that they really need it.
|>>|| No. 17091
It's rumoured you get treated worse by the police while playing as Franklin. Anyone found this to be the case?
|>>|| No. 17092
That would be quite amusing. Can't say I've noticed it though.
The police are hopeless in general in GTAV, I don't think I've been arrested once yet. One time I went on a civilian-splatting rampage, trying to get as many cops on me as possible, but after driving over fifty or so people (and working up a moderate amount of police attention) I eventually wound up in an area with no civilians, and before I could find any more to run over, the police just... forgot about me. I get that that's a consequence of the line-of-sight police awareness mechanism, and chance, but it was still a pretty fucking odd moment.
|>>|| No. 17093
I just bought it yesterday and played for about three hours or so. I was trying to get to a cable car or something, but my car just couldn't go up, so I started to walk up there. I killed what appeared to be a deer, and while I was marvelling at the addition of animals in the game, I got killed by a mountain lion. That was funny and unexpected.
In other news; I hope I get to kill Simion or whatever his name is. He pisses me off.
|>>|| No. 17094
The illuminati are real and they are reaching into your homes and lives.
|>>|| No. 17100
Playing Trevors rampage mission. Made my day.
>Kill 20 Killer Hipsters
that's an amusing enough start. Suddenly a guy in skinny jeans on a fixie comes flying at me, so I gun him down with my sawn off and Trevor yells "How's that for counter fucking culture!"
Made my day.
|>>|| No. 17101
Sigh. You could have told me that earlier. I went for a swim, only to be torn to shreds by a Great White. I was so miffed that I went back in there with a knife, but it happened again. So I gave up, and on my way to finally kill Simion (because I hate him), I felt tired and turned it off.
|>>|| No. 17106
Sorry, but I hadn't known long myself. My mate mentioned that sharks apparently exist, so naturally the first thing I did was jump in a boat and declare "We're off shark hunting!"
No sooner had we spied a red dot on the radar, and seen a fin popping out of the surf in true Jaws style, he dared me to do the very same thing as you and jump in to try knife it to death. Suffice it to say, I died horribly.
Not without a great deal of panicked button mashing and some screaming beforehand, mind you; is it just me or are things like sharks inherently scarier than any other kind of video game baddy?
|>>|| No. 17107
I have a private fear of sharks and it does translate into video games. The ones in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb used to scare me rotton. I'd spend minutes before risking an encounter and would try to kill them with grenades instead of taking a chance (shooting them from dry land was ineffective and speargun ammo rare). Sharks are scary because in games our movement and vision are much more limited, as well as conventional fighting back means.
|>>|| No. 17111
I think a lot of it also has to do with the fact that game characters are designed to be less maneuverable and more vulnerable in water environments.
That, and large underwater creatures are inherently alien and prone to making us imagine instant death.
|>>|| No. 17112
Wear white market trainers lad. Never been found in shark's bellies. Bits of surfers and some African refugee bits and pieces , but no white market trainers.
|>>|| No. 17211
So now the dust has settled, what do we reckon to GTA V?
|>>|| No. 17213
The quality of the story did not match the insane level of detail found in every other aspect of the game.
|>>|| No. 17216
GTA IV was better in every respect other than detail and vehicles. The plot is far too samey with little to no real high points in terms of heists (á la 'Three Leaf Clover' from IV or 'Breaking the Bank at Caligula's' from San Andreas) which is disappointing given how much inspiration they apparently drew from the former. The characters aren't nearly developed enough and there simply isn't enough variety in terms of who you work for or why you do what you do (e.g. corrupt feds, immoral business moguls, 'secret wars,' and so on) for it anything to feel truly fleshed out. If anything I felt like I was playing an open-world shooter where you play the bitches of a series of progressively unlikable yet simultaneously two-dimensional suits. It left me wanting a lot more than the base game could offer but I've got high hopes for GTA Online. Let's hope that's not in vain.
|>>|| No. 17787
Why anyone even bothers to make touch screen gaming modes to convert normal games I don't know, as it is the worst idea ever.
|>>|| No. 17791
I agree. The story was a bit wooly to be honest. I still liked it, but I wish it was a bit more Reservoir Dogs.
|>>|| No. 17794
You could use a bluetooth controller with the previous two. Button mapping was all screwy though.
Did you know there was a PS2 game of Reservoir Dogs? It was shit apparently.
|>>|| No. 17834
This one was fantastic. Unfortunately, it doesn't count because it came out before the films did, so.. Sage for wasting my time.
|>>|| No. 17835
I owned it. Even by the early standards of FPS games that game was pretty shit, and it hasn't aged well.
|>>|| No. 17836
Some of the late 80s/early 90s Disney games were surprisingly competent.
|>>|| No. 17837
>I owned it.
So did I. And it wasn't shit. And it has aged well. You probably didn't even own a Jaguar.
Thus ends my mature and well reasoned argument. Thank you.
|>>|| No. 17838
Aladdin and The Lion King on the Megadrive were alright. I owned those. The Mickey games were good also. As you'd expect they were generally well animated.
|>>|| No. 17839
I guess it works both ways. Game-licensed films are also terrible. See also: Doom.
|>>|| No. 17840
>See also: Doom.
Yeah, let's take a game which has virtually zero plot and make a film out of it. Perfect Hollywood material.
|>>|| No. 17841
I owned a Jaguar, and enjoyed it. Power Drive rally was fun. it had the best version of Wolfenstein 3d and Tempest 2000 holds up today.
|>>|| No. 17843
Awesome, as is Jeff Minter. The Jaguar also introduced me to Doom, which I'm still playing and making maps for today.
|>>|| No. 17845
True. I remember playing it at the time and not thinking much of it. I haven't played any other version since.
|>>|| No. 17847
Exception that proves the rule. It was okay. Shame if you had to play it on the Jaguar though. What a turd that machine was. A bigger flop than a sweating, drunk and fat old bald man raging because he can't get it up to stick it in a prozzie. In the end there was an excellent AvP game on the PC anyway. I had great fun with multiplayer matches.
|>>|| No. 17848
>What a turd that machine was.
A shiny black turd that entertained me for many hours with it's faux 64 bit goodness.
|>>|| No. 17849
I wouldn't resent anyone getting their money's worth out of it, of course, so good for you. At least it went to justify some of the dreadful waste of money, space and time it was, even if only a little bit.
And at least it wasn't one of the outright knock off ones, back in the day.
|>>|| No. 17854
>I wouldn't resent anyone getting their money's worth out of it, of course, so good for you.
That's okay mate.. Although I have to admit it wasn't my money that acquired the Jaggie.
I went on a hillwalking weekend with my older brother in Wales that went tits up for various reasons and we came home early. He financed the entire expedition and the money which was left over from this fiasco was spent on the Atari Jaguar.
I was a happy chappy.
|>>|| No. 17857
I can't be asked to race around and rob stores for money. Let me know when they are giving out money.
|>>|| No. 17859
>Awesome, as is Jeff Minter
I have tremendous respect for Minter (I watched Merak again the other night and it is amazing), he's always seemed like a just a really nice bloke, but I've got to be honest and say that neither Tempest 2k nor Space Giraffe do much for me.
He's had a peculiar knack for picking the losing platform in the past, too. I've long wanted to give the Nuon a shot, just to see, but again, Tempest really isn't my thing.
|>>|| No. 17860
That's okay friend. You don't have to like everything Minter has done or the platforms he's supported to do wotever or wot not. Have you tried Llamatron when it comes to relax your mindless bum thingy? I'm completely farted with fish scales and shit.
|>>|| No. 17862
>Have you tried Llamatron when it comes to relax your mindless bum thingy
On the contrary, Llamatron generally leads to the clenching of my ringpiece. The Ozric Tentacle doesn't defeat itself, as I'm sure you're aware.
|>>|| No. 17981
I don't think it's particularly weird that they didn't release GTAV on PC yet, a simultaneous "HD" release alongside PS4/Xbox One versions makes sense. It is however a bit weird that Rockstar are apparently still pretending like they're not going to make those versions.
|>>|| No. 17982
It's not weird. They are taking their time to port it so it isn't a mess, they obviously just concentrated on the console releases.
I don't think it will get a seperate next gen release, but I hope I'm wrong.
|>>|| No. 19180
Fall aka Autumn.
You are wrong, it is. Q3/Q4 this year for 4, One and PC.
I personally don't see the likeness, nor can I remember the character she thinks she's based upon. Christ, people are so self absorbed but she's American, so I guess the lawsuit is hardly surprising.
I'm still playing this online, it's great fun to jump in a chopper or jet and fly around for 20 minutes shooting people with missiles. Eagle 20, Fox 3.
|>>|| No. 19181
>You are wrong
I vaguely remember making the post you are replying to and yeah, a hunch I had 7 months ago about a next gen release turnmed out to be wrong. Why would you assume we hadn't followed E3?
Anyway, the question on
4chan's /v/everyone's lips is will heists be implemented online, finally, and if they are what mass of excrement will be seen flung in rage on the internet if PS360 doesn't get them?
I honestly cannot see the PS360 versions getting left out, but as noted earlier I have been wrong before.
|>>|| No. 19182
Rockstar said from the early days that online would have heists. I don't understand why so many people seem to think clear statements they've made will turn out to be lies? Have Rockstar said things before that later turned out to be fibs?
>Why would you assume we hadn't followed E3?
|>>|| No. 19183
>Have Rockstar said things before that later turned out to be fibs?
Do release dates count?
|>>|| No. 19184
Interesting... I'd be inclined to say no.
I kind of think of a release date as giving an eta to when you expect a meal you're making to be ready.
If you're still cooking it 10 minutes after you thought it would be done, I don't think that makes you a liar...
|>>|| No. 19187
With instructions written in English as poorly as that, possibly even longer!
|>>|| No. 20975
Lads how well optimised this game is?
I have a bit of free time to waste and I'd play the game but all I have now is a rather shitty laptop. OTOH a mate of mine played it on a laptop too, on High. His laptop is a tad less shite though, Core i5 something and 8 GB of RAM.
Mine is Core i3 Sandy Bridge and 4 GB of RAM. Any chances?
|>>|| No. 20976
You've neglected to mention the most pertinent piece of information: your graphics card/chip.
|>>|| No. 20978
Don't try it on integrated graphics you'll fry something somewhere, but if you have a dedicated laptop card then you should be OK on low everything as long as it has 2 GB of VRAM.
It's pretty well optimised, it's a shit hot port. It hovers around the Steam top sellers list pretty much constantly for a reason.
|>>|| No. 20979
You'll have trouble playing it without a graffics card.
For comparison my main PC is an i5 of some sort (one the lads here told me was the best bang for buck), 8gb DDR3 and a GTX760. I can max the settings out with that comparatively modest rig, but the framerate is noticeable smoother and more stable moving things down to high and medium.
You probably won't have any trouble getting it to run. Just don't expect much of the eye candy, and prepare for a fair bit of stuttering as it loads new areas in etc.
|>>|| No. 20984
My bad. I have both the integrated and the dedicated videochips. Intel HD3000 and AMD Radeon 6470/6490/7470M something, 2 GB VRAM. Different programs identify the latter card differently.
|>>|| No. 20985
You'll get it to run, but I doubt you'll find it particularly enjoyable o that machine. There's only so much "optimising" that can be done, on their end and yours.
|>>|| No. 20987
Due to lousy graphics or due to stuttering?
I can probably tolerate the former — I'm not too demanding on that sort of thing. The latter is a deal breaker though.
Aw, sod it. I'll play it in 2020s.
|>>|| No. 20988
I'm no graphics card expert but I would assume it's strongly influenced by what screen resolution you are looking to play it at. You don't need a titan to play a well-optimised game at 1366x768 but I would think most laptop GPUs would chug at resolutions above 1080p.
|>>|| No. 20989
I think with a game like GTA V it's a bit more complex than that, really. Back in the days of arena shooters where everything was just loaded into ram and your performance was a sheer matter of pixel-crunching horsepower, yeah, resolution was probably the biggest factor. But a modern game like this has a whole host of other issues that make it more dependent on the subtle ways your components interact. I'd suspect memory/VRAM and disk speed is the biggest factor in this particular title, with the constant need to stream new stuff as you hurtle down the freeway in a sports car. But there's also pedestrian/traffic AI and physics for the CPU to worry about, weather, day night cycle and such. The actual graphics output isn't going to be the bottleneck for this game on a low-end rig.
But then I could be wrong. Just pirate it and find out, lad, don't feel guilty. The online mode is rife with hackers anyway.
|>>|| No. 20991
The problem is that I haven't played many games on it — I cannot refer how good/bad it is at games. HL2 went absolutely nice, but it's 10 years old, if not more. Deus Ex: Human Revolution was comparatively playable, albeit the FPS being somewhere around 25-35. I don't remember the graphics settings for the latter; probably between medium and high, but not low.
I'd probably do that if it wasn't the sheer size of the download. 50 GB, right?
Not interested in Online. Laugh at me, but I want to play it because of the story and mayhem. And because I'd like to see the LS again.
|>>|| No. 20992
Don't bother mate, it'll run like arse on that setup. It's a much better experience with the graphics options cranked up, worth savouring. Max draw distance at >60fps on PC made it feel like a new game after playing on X360 2 years back.
|>>|| No. 20995
All right, I've nicked GTA IV to test how would the machine behave with something older.
It started on High nearly everywhere except the Texture Quality setting. I have also lowered the quality of shadows setting because, well, the exhaust was too damn hot. It's still quite hot. The game is rather playable. The FPS is somewhere between 30 and 45.
I think I won't be playing V on this machine lest I fry something.
|>>|| No. 20996
Do you have a tool like Speccy to measure the actual temperature? On my laptop the motherboard can get above 70C when gaming, think you've got to worry if it starts going north of 90C though.
Laptop components are (or should be) designed to withstand higher temperatures than their desktop counterparts to account for the poorer airflow.
|>>|| No. 20997
Be aware that Speccy won't guarantee accurate motherboard temperatures. On my machines, the motherboard temperature alternates between 60 and 120 (not fluctuates, alternates). The numbers you want to look at are CPU and HD temperatures. You don't really want those going far above 70 and 55 respectively. (On my desktop, full-on Prime95 gets the CPU no higher than 59C.)
|>>|| No. 20999
Nay, I don't. The metal above the exhaust tends to be between warm and rather hot.
Good that you've reminded me about this kind of thing though. Cheers.
> or should be
They probably should, but there's no guarantee they actually are. I need this machine, so I'd be careful with it.
|>>|| No. 21000
>The numbers you want to look at are CPU and HD temperatures. You don't really want those going far above 70 and 55 respectively. (On my desktop, full-on Prime95 gets the CPU no higher than 59C.)
70C is about right for CPUs, that's Intel's recommended max temp for their modern CPUs, anyway - the chips won't start falling over until >100C, but they'll still function fine at 80-90, you're just running the risk of shortening their lifespan. It's worth pointing out that some models of GPU have, by design, been running at 95C as their intended standard temperature for years now:
With respect, I'm not sure why you'd prioritise monitoring HDD temp as they never get particularly hot; unlike CPU/GPU, they don't get much hotter from working harder. Monitoring CPU/GPU temps is significantly more important as they fluctuate to a much greater degree, and both are dependent on heatsinks and fans to keep them cool. Heatsinks get clogged with dust, fans can break. HDDs just sit there.
The renderer on the PC port of GTA IV is fucking useless and not a good indicator of anything much, incidentally. But yeah, get speccy or hwmonitor and check what temperatures you're seeing with various games and go from there.
|>>|| No. 21001
>With respect, I'm not sure why you'd prioritise monitoring HDD temp
In a laptop it's a good proxy for internal temperature, and unlike the motherboard you'll almost always get a reliable reading. High CPU temp? It's working hard. High CPU and HDD temps? You probably have a ventilation problem.
|>>|| No. 21002
Interesting idea, but laptop HDDs aren't ever actively ventilated. In any case, it's usually obvious enough if you've got a ventilation problem - the CPU will be idling at a high temperature, and the fan will be constantly going at full blast. The HDD temp is irrelevant for diagnosing air flow issues.
I suppose that if you had high CPU at idle and low temps everywhere else that could be an indicator of poor heatsink seating/shitty thermal paste application, but that's kind of an edge case.
|>>|| No. 21003
>Interesting idea, but laptop HDDs aren't ever actively ventilated.
They are, however, made out of materials that conduct heat, and come with working heat sensors. The temperature fluctuates a lot less than the CPU so to borrow an analogy from statistics you know you're looking at the man and not the dog.
|>>|| No. 21004
It's pretty obvious what you're looking at if you're seeing high CPU temperatures and ~0% CPU utilisation. I'm trying to imagine a situation in which the HDD temp reading would be useful; if you can't get a laptop's CPU to idle then you've got other problems.
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