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Title: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Nov 2012, 13:00
So I'm sure someone's going to be excited about this game. Personally I'm tired of Rockstar in general and I'm quite bothered by the fact that despite having 3 playable characters, they couldn't be bothered to make a single one of them female. On the other hand, people love this series and here is the 2nd trailer.

http://www.gamezone.com/products/grand-theft-auto-v/news/second-gta-5-trailer-released-watch-it-here
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 14 Nov 2012, 13:09
Haven't watched that yet, but I will admit that I would expect them to get on board with a female playable character.  Especially in light of having 3 options. 

Meh, not really surprised either, but somewhat disappointed.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Nov 2012, 16:44
Are they all going to be playable in V, or is it going to be a one game/two DLC thing like the IV trilogy, with each game having one of those characters?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Nov 2012, 17:04
All playable and you can switch between them at supposedly any time you want, instantly. They all have their own thing they're doing when you're not controlling them.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Nov 2012, 22:06
So it's one part GTA, one part...Sims?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Nov 2012, 17:54
Essentially. It sounds like a neat mechanic, but ehhhhhhh.

On that note, I just realized I have Vice City in my Steam library. I have no idea when I purchased it, but I am going to play some 80's Mobster comedy.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Jace on 16 Nov 2012, 02:45
Vice City was so much fun. San Andreas was more fun only for the fact of trying to do some of the stunts on a bicycle was insanely fun for me.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 17 Nov 2012, 18:18
I've always felt Vice City was the strongest entry in the series.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Castlerook on 17 Nov 2012, 19:03
I might be the only one with this opinion, but I never liked any of the the GTAs. They always seemed so repetitive after a while.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Gregorio on 17 Nov 2012, 19:06
I like the idea of having three playable characters palling around, instead of playing as one person, rotating between all of his friends for missions. GTA games always got a bit monotonous for me, as I kind of zoned out and did my best to get rid of all of the mission markers on my map.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 17 Nov 2012, 19:07
That's part of my problem with nearly every Rockstar game.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Nov 2012, 20:59
Am the only one who thinks ever game has been an improvement on the last? Because I really do.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 18 Nov 2012, 07:33
I like the idea of having three playable characters palling around, instead of playing as one person, rotating between all of his friends for missions. GTA games always got a bit monotonous for me, as I kind of zoned out and did my best to get rid of all of the mission markers on my map.

My problem with this logic is that it kinda seems like that change might be arbitrary. This isn't an RPG where character attributes significantly impact how players can interact with the world and the people in it (unless I missed something big) so the biggest potential differences (if the mechanics change at all) between the three that I can see are speed and strength (stronger-but-slower and weaker-but-faster for example), and maybe some missions that are only available to one them. That doesn't really sound all that exciting, and it also seems like a kind of faux-innovation, a new central mechanic that in reality is just a gimmick to avoid being called out on repetitive game design. There's obviously a solid chance I'm misjudging this, but at this point it seems like having three characters to swap between is just Rockstar making a couple additional character skins and trying to pass it off as something far more.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Gregorio on 18 Nov 2012, 09:11
I'd be most excited if it was just a story thing. Like I said, I get tired of driving my one guy to the mob boss' house, watching a cutscene, then doing a fetch quest over and over. At least this way, my 3 playable characters can interact with each other, and it kills the monotony of the "drive here, watch cutscene, get mission, return." It's not a huge innovation, just something that could keep the game fresh.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Jul 2013, 07:20
The first gameplay trailer has been released. I'm a bit more interested now that I was planning. The driving still looks like ass, but it at least looks better than previous games. I never have understood how the driving could be one of the worst control schemes in a franchise called Grand Theft Auto.


I'm also curious, does anyone here actually care about the online aspect of this game? I can't really trust my own opinion on this considering how little interest I have in online gaming period.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Cire27 on 09 Jul 2013, 10:02
It looks like they're bringing back all the fun shit from San Andreas they took out for IV.  Pretty excited.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: RedWolf4 on 09 Jul 2013, 15:28
Huh. That vid was pretty damn intriguing. I kinda like the whole plan your heists angle, and the character swapping looks slick.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Jul 2013, 15:33
I. Am. So. THERE.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: RedWolf4 on 09 Jul 2013, 15:55
See, if they play the multiplayer angle right, I reckon you should be able to steal from any heists that might be going on. Or have teams doing defend and steal. THAT would be epic.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Jul 2013, 16:04
That should be an option you can tick or untick. I'd hate my game being interrupted by shit like that.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: RedWolf4 on 09 Jul 2013, 16:48
Oh, of course.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Jace on 09 Jul 2013, 17:00
Play no heists, spend entire time being family man.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: RedWolf4 on 09 Jul 2013, 18:45
*Cackles* Oh god, that would be HORRIFYING. And the cycling. . . all that lycra. . .
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 09 Jul 2013, 19:01
See, I saw the gameplay video tonight and thought, "I HAVE TO MAKE A POST ABOUT THIS!!" So I'll just write Ninja'd!

Love Rockstar lots. Love it more now. I'm seeing some Max Payne 3 in that shooting sequence, which is awesome because shooting in Max Payne was slick. Love the lighting in the drive at night scene. Also, the way the car handled looked significantly different to GTA IV, color me interested.

Regarding Multiplayer, when I played GTA IV, I had a tight group of players going on, and we'd create a server with RPGs only and no friendly fire. We'd shoot each others, which didn't cause damage, but flailed us around the map. Hilarity ensued all the time.

The general rule of thumb concerning multiplayer is: If you have good people to play it with, it will be fun no matter what. Another rule of thumb concerning multiplayer is: Don't play L4D with AI players.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Jul 2013, 05:31
Yesterday's Fantastic GTAV Trailer Footage Was Captured From PS3 (http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2013/07/10/yesterdays-fantastic-gta-v-trailer-footage-was-captured-from-ps3/)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Jul 2013, 06:33
I really hope they don't overdo the social interaction like last game.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 11 Jul 2013, 23:41
I wonder what happens when you switch characters while you have a wanted level. Is there a chance that one of your characters could get busted while you're not playing him?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Jul 2013, 00:08
Well judging from the gameplay video, switching characters can force you into a wanted level. It'd be only fair if you could switch out of one as well.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Jace on 12 Jul 2013, 00:44
Pretty much every GTA game I do the same thing: unlock all the areas then forget that there's even a story mode.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Jul 2013, 08:32
I just hate that this is coming out less than a month into my semester.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Aug 2013, 09:46
Grand Theft Auto V Online Reveal Video (http://www.destructoid.com/this-is-the-grand-theft-auto-v-online-reveal-260058.phtml)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 15 Aug 2013, 10:07
My life is over.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Aug 2013, 10:41
Oh. My. BALLS

I'm going to have to buy a PS3 for this.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: RedWolf4 on 15 Aug 2013, 16:03
Fuck. Yes.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Aug 2013, 11:46
Just found this gem: Los Santos and Blaine County (http://www.rockstargames.com/V).

Seriously, the production efforts Rockstar puts in their games is unmatched by any other studio.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Stybar on 23 Aug 2013, 13:37
Agreed.
Although I hope the map won't be TOO big. I know it's hard to believe that "too big" exists, but I have no interest in spending an hour just getting from point A to point B.

Pre-ordered it, btw. Game coming in the 17th of September, which gives me a week to finish it before classes start again :D
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Aug 2013, 13:45
As much as I hate not being able to play it until November (when I get my PS4), it's probably for the best, what with school and all.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Aug 2013, 14:04
I thought the game was current-gen?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Aug 2013, 14:09
Yeah, but you can download PS3 games on the PS4. Also my PS3 is broken.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 29 Aug 2013, 14:10
The final launch trailer!

Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 30 Aug 2013, 02:17
...which was the only trailer I didn't like out of them all.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Aug 2013, 06:43
I didn't dislike it, but honestly that was more of a first trailer than a last trailer.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 04 Sep 2013, 03:16
IGN write up on their time playing it. (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/09/03/world-first-hands-on-with-grand-theft-auto-v)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Sep 2013, 14:01
So is there going to be a PC version so I can at least mess around with it before downloading it on the PS4?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Sep 2013, 14:05
There will, but it's not coming out until a bit after the 360 and PS3 versions. Probably will launch with the PS4 and One versions, but there's no date for any of them just yet.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Sep 2013, 14:11
Bah, if it ends up being a launch title for the PS4, and then the PC version isn't coming out until then, I guess I'll be waiting until November either way...which is the best case scenario.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: bryntheskits on 08 Sep 2013, 23:10
Every PC versions of the GTA game shave come out around 6 months after the console release so I think it will be the same here.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Sep 2013, 15:35
Ok, I'm pretty sure this goes without saying, but no untagged spoilers, please.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Sep 2013, 12:24
Heyyyyy, the map has been leaked!

http://www.destructoid.com/oh-hey-grand-theft-auto-v-s-map-has-been-leaked-261612.phtml[GTAV Map Leaked (http://www.destructoid.com/oh-hey-grand-theft-auto-v-s-map-has-been-leaked-261612.phtml[GTAV Map Leaked)

(http://www.destructoid.com/ul/261612-/e9ysi229a6xt-620x.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Sep 2013, 02:46
Check out lifeinvader.com (http://www.lifeinvader.com)!

Ffs Rockstar, give these other game developers a break...
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Sep 2013, 02:51
...I mean just look at this stuff:
Karl Kelly, Weasel News (http://rsg.ms/1b7Nhmg)
OH MY GOD I WANT A CAR LIKE THIS (http://rsg.ms/14MW7yy)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 14 Sep 2013, 07:52
Seems like the game has broken the street date in quite a few places. I've seen pictures of people with their copies from amazon.co.uk already, pictures of shops in Spain just outright selling it, and there's a fair few videos up of actual gameplay.

Think I'm going to hit a midnight release for it, just like I did for San Andreas when I was a littler.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Sep 2013, 16:16
Damn it, I wish my PS3 didn't break. What's funny is I have a working 360, but that's back in Jersey so it's useless here.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Sep 2013, 12:43
Reviews have started being posted today. Here's Destructoid's. Spoilers, obviously.

Review: Grand Theft Auto V (http://www.destructoid.com/review-grand-theft-auto-v-261879.phtml)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Sep 2013, 12:51
Why is it obvious? Wouldn't a good reviewer not spoil what they review?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Sep 2013, 13:21
In the sense that they shouldn't spell out the entire plot and scenarios involved, sure. But they're inevitably going to be talking about the characterizations, mission structure, giving examples of relationships and such. About the only game I can think of that managed to have totally spoiler free reviews was Gone Home, and that was largely because telling anything whatsoever about the game's story would ruin the impact.

Essentially, I'm using a fairly broad definition of the term spoiler.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Sep 2013, 13:24
Gotcha. So they don't spoil anything major?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Sep 2013, 13:28
Nope, nothing I'd be concerned about unless you're actively trying to avoid news concerning the game.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Sep 2013, 15:45
Just saw a PS3/GTA V bundle on Amazon for $270. My PS3 no longer works and is in New Jersey, so I'm...somewhat tempted. And honestly, I would have less of a reason to get the PS4. Yay or nay, guys? From what I've heard, fixing the old one would be really expensive (cheaper than getting a new one, but not THAT much cheaper). This one has a 500 gig hard drive as opposed to my old one's 80, but it's not backwards compatible (although honestly, I hadn't put a PS2 or PS1 game in that thing in almost five years).
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Sep 2013, 16:05
The PS3 still has a few years of life left in it, so I don't think I would call it a bad idea at all. You can let us early adopters beta test the PS4 for ya.

As long as you think your grades will survive.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Sep 2013, 16:09
Yeah, I should probably hold off until the end of the semester, and that's when the PS4 comes out anyway.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 16 Sep 2013, 18:30
I was thinking about grabbing that bundle as well. I was going to buy a new dslr camera, but might spring for this and a bunch of games instead. It would still be cheaper, actually, and in terms of number of hours I would use it a lot more. Decisions decisions.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Sep 2013, 18:31
And the woman who did the review for GameSpot, who gave GTAV a 9/10 by the way, is getting put through the social media blender for calling out the sexism in the game.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Sep 2013, 20:58
Just read the review, she barely mentions it :psyduck:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Sep 2013, 21:13
Yup.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: de_la_Nae on 16 Sep 2013, 21:47
Awww yeaaaaaaa boooiiieeeee are you ready for some muthafuckin' HATRED FOR HUMANITY up in this?

Ahem. Sorry. In celebration of this thing that *absolutely none of us* saw coming from a mile away, I decided to go check 4chan's Video Game board!

Three posts in and I just hate all things. All the things. Goddamnit.

I forgot how uh........how especially disappointing that board has gotten over the last years. Guess I'll keep sticking to /tg/
(click to show/hide)
. They've got their fair share of problems, but...Christ, the blatant sexism isn't nearly this bad usually.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Sep 2013, 22:17
I don't get it, why is that a spoiler? What is /d/?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: snalin on 17 Sep 2013, 01:47
I decided to go check 4chan's

Bad idea. Baaad idea. For your own sanity, don't do that.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: de_la_Nae on 17 Sep 2013, 05:53
Don't worry it, Method. It's mostly a joke to spoiler it. I'll tell you about it later.

Snalin: I know right? It's a cesspit, but it's one I usually feel like I vaguely know. But Jesus they surprised me last night. I guess I usually hang out in the slightly less awful spots of it.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 18 Sep 2013, 05:07
So I was watching a walkthrough, and the guy was walking towards a sportscar
and my head went "OH MY GOD IS THAT A BENEFACTOR, GET IT RIGHT NOW"

is it weird that I know that a car belongs to a fictional car company just by its looks?

Needless to say, it's a testament to GTA Vs awesome car design
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 18 Sep 2013, 22:17
Where do Banshees spawn? I've been driving around for about three hours now and I haven't seen one.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Sep 2013, 05:19
Was at a Walmart yesterday and had to stop myself from dropping $270 on the PS3/GTA V combo. No, Eric, you have more important things to buy...like the PS4 in two months. Also food.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: RedWolf4 on 19 Sep 2013, 06:34
ugh, don't get me started. I've got a trip to the folks, the power bill, and keeping up a semblance of life to go with wanting to save for the ps4. And all that on unemployment.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 19 Sep 2013, 10:34
Queued for three hours to get it at a midnight launch, have had to work every day since release. Am 31% through, haven't murdered anyone in real life yet.

The driving took me a few hours to get used to, but now I am weaving in and out of traffic at top speed in a very satisfying manner. I am pretty terrible at shooting though, so I guess when Online launches I'll be taking the role of getaway driver in a gang.

Also if you're unarmed and hold down LB/L1 whilst driving you 'flip the bird' at drivers in the direction your camera is oriented. Can cause NPC's to try and kick the shit out of you.

Alllllso the characters are good fun and the switching mechanic adds to the longevity of playing sessions. In IV I would just turn the game off when I'd had my fill of playing as Niko, now when I get bored I'll switch character to see what the others are up to and usually get caught up in whatever madness they're in.

It's a good game, especially considering it's playing on a 360. I'm just hyped to see what it looks like on PC/next gen.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2013, 10:56
Next gen version not until 2014. God damn it :psyduck:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 Sep 2013, 17:08
This is a pretty damn depressing opinion piece about the state of Grand Theft Auto.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/200648/Opinion_The_tragedy_of_Grand_Theft_Auto_V.php
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2013, 17:39
The PS3 still has a few years of life left in it, so I don't think I would call it a bad idea at all. You can let us early adopters beta test the PS4 for ya.
Ended up taking you up on this. Just got back from Target where I got the PS3, then went to Amazon and canceled my PS4 order. Honestly, the only thing I really care about in the near future are GTA V and Watch Dogs (which is also available for PS3). Not to mention the PS3 games I have back in Jersey (I won't be able to play them until I bring them up after Thanksgiving, but the point is I'll be able to play them again now. Also I have a working Bluray player).
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Sep 2013, 07:29
This review http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/10598-Grand-Theft-Auto-5-Review-People-Suck and editorial by the same author left me uninterested in playing.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 21 Sep 2013, 23:40
So, the game has decided that when I park a car in my garage that I spent $50 grand customizing and upgrading, I didn't really want to hang on to it, and just erases it off the face of the earth. So Franklin's broke, now. But that's not my biggest problem with the game. I'm about halfway through at this point. Spoilers(?) ahead.

(click to show/hide)

Also, there's a mission where the game forces you to do yoga for a good 20 minutes with your analog sticks. kill me
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Cire27 on 22 Sep 2013, 08:39
This review http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/10598-Grand-Theft-Auto-5-Review-People-Suck and editorial by the same author left me uninterested in playing.

That review specifically points out Vice City's protagonist as not being as evil as this game's protagonists are, but Michael and Franklin are definitely no more evil than Tony Montana/Tommy Vercetti, at least as far as I've made it.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ChaoSera on 23 Sep 2013, 01:02
amazon.co.uk lists the game for roughly 42£, but they are out of stock. Since this is considerably cheaper than any location in Germany, I'm wondering if the price is similar in on-site retail locations over there. And if so, if any of you British forumites would be willing to buy and send the game to me. I'll obviously pay for everything, including shipping.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: LTK on 23 Sep 2013, 05:17
What's stopping you from ordering it yourself?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ChaoSera on 23 Sep 2013, 05:23
I don't have a credit card so amazon.co.uk doesn't offer a payment method I can use.

Anyways, I found it here for 59.99€. Ordering from britain would cost me about 57€ (until now the cheapest I found in Germany was 65€), so I'm off to buy it now. The reduced wait is worth the extra 3€.
Much thanks to Paul, for offering to order it for me, even though I don't need to take you up on it. :)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: LTK on 23 Sep 2013, 05:47
€60. :psyduck: I haven't paid that much for a single game in five years.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ChaoSera on 23 Sep 2013, 06:12
Me neither. I'll probably play through it once or twice and then sell it again, for 40-50€. But I just had to get it. :-D
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 24 Sep 2013, 17:20
GTAV Mythbusters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NvEp11B83wM). Confirming or busting rumours about what's doable in the GTA world.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Sep 2013, 08:31
I especially loved the backfire one
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 26 Sep 2013, 13:00
So, apparently, there's  GTA online (http://www.gameinformer.com/games/grand_theft_auto_v/b/xbox360/archive/2013/09/12/hands-on-with-rockstars-ambitious-take-on-online-play.aspx) as well? 

"Nearly anything you can do in GTA V is available in GTA Online (http://www.gameinformer.com/games/grand_theft_auto_v/b/xbox360/archive/2013/09/12/hands-on-with-rockstars-ambitious-take-on-online-play.aspx), including heists, missions, robberies, assaulting gang hideouts, hijacking armored vehicles, races, and the litany of extracurricular activities like tennis, golf, and base jumping. In all, Benzies says the game features more than 500 missions. You can perform many of these on your own, team up with friends for more complicated missions, or challenge all comers to a friendly race or deathmatch."

AND...

"How is user-created content being surfaced for other players? Will Rockstar curate its favorite fan-created material?
Yes. We'll be continually playing the content and stamping the quality missions with 'Rockstar Verified.' The people creating the missions will be ranked, and eventually you'll get to know who is creating the best content and you can start to follow them and grab their works.

How do you eventually see content creation evolving?
We eventually want players to be able to create missions as complex as the ones found in our single-player games. We want to give the player the power to make anything their brains can come up with. At some point in the future, we'd like people to be able to make their stories with all the tools we have available to make ours."


Wait, wait, wait...  Creation tools for consoles?  Holy fuck yes.  Modding is coming to my console.  Yeah, I'll be picking up GTAV this weekend.  And the online part as soon as it's available.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: maxusy3k on 26 Sep 2013, 13:09
GTA Online launches on Tuesday. GTAV, as the box declares, "Features GTA Online".

Pretty excited and I doubt I'm even halfway through the single player experience.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 26 Sep 2013, 13:10
Well, content creation has been coming to consoles for a few years now with titles like Little Big Planet and others. GTA Online certainly seems to be on the much larger scale of things certainly.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Sep 2013, 14:49
Is PS Plus required for GTA Online? It's one of the reasons I ended up just getting a new PS3 instead of going for the PS4, not wanting to pay for PS Plus.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 26 Sep 2013, 14:51
Not unless they've changed it for the PS3. No Plus required for online period. When the PS4 comes around they'll start requiring it for the PS4, but no idea if that will change for PS3 as well.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2013, 16:32
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 07 Oct 2013, 07:39
Um, that's like the stock market in real life. If you're an average joe, you can't cheat it. If it was easy to exploit in-game in the way you attempted, it would essentially be a built-in cheat.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 07 Oct 2013, 08:23
Yep, my entire weekend is gone, and I don't care.  At all.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: LTK on 07 Oct 2013, 09:54
Don't you wish your GTA looked like this? (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/10123116845_1e3335eb9f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 07 Oct 2013, 09:59
Is that the iCEnhancer mod for GTAIV? I have that on my Steam version and it pretty much blows up my PC every time I try to run it.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: LTK on 07 Oct 2013, 10:00
No, apparently this is simple ENB.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Oct 2013, 10:43
Um, that's like the stock market in real life. If you're an average joe, you can't cheat it. If it was easy to exploit in-game in the way you attempted, it would essentially be a built-in cheat.
But it IS a built-in cheat, you get a tip, you buy a stock, you kill the relevant person and the stock goes up by a significant amount. It worked a few times and now is it not only not working, I can't even access the stocks to sell them at ANY price.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Oct 2013, 23:18
The Most Expensive Video Games in History (http://www.graphs.net/201309/most-expensive-video-games.html)

I would like to point out that GTAV cost $266 million to make.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 10 Oct 2013, 11:21
Relatively certain that V is going to at least surpass IV in sales.  If it hasn't already. 
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: kyomi on 15 Oct 2013, 05:04
This is my first GTA since I played barely an hour of GTA 3 and had fun with the flying tank exploit... (go forward, aim the barrel behind you and keep firing = flying tank).  I'm more on the Saints Row side of things so this game annoyed me a lot during the first hour. 

Couldn't start stuff with the cops.. die in one hit, tried to powerslide and every time the car spun completely around, the first missions were boring as hell and especially the fact that if you find any sweet jumps in a motorcycle sometimes it'll just kill you because you're too high or you didn't land *perfectly*.  BUT after that and especially the online... it is quite fun.

Online - look for the missions Top Fun I, II and III and Extradition. Extremely fun missions.. jets with cannons and lock on missiles, although the helicopters are another thing. I can't pilot those to save my life.. they'll always keep swerving/rocking side-to-side whenever I pilot them. I'm MUCH MUCH better in jets then anything. It took a bit of getting used to that anyone in the same session can just roll up and kill you for no reason.

Here's a tip.. whenever you get money (however you get it) *IMMEDIATELY* open your phone and go to Internet -> Money and Services -> Maze Bank -> Deposit -> (click the button that says all the money you have) after that it's basically risk free; except for the medical bills which are pretty negligible.

It's also nice that you can put a tracker and insurance on your vehicle, that way if it ever gets "stolen" (Why would it? Just use the select menu and change Vehicle Access to No One or Crew + Friends and no random can get in it) or blown up/destroyed, just call Mors Mutal and pay $200 and your vehicle is back :)

tl;dr - Kind of annoying in the first bits and takes some getting used to but it is extremely fun, go buy it now :)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 15 Oct 2013, 11:10
I get my home internet back on the 23rd, and the online portion of this is the first thing I'm playing! 

Hoowah! :evil:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: kyomi on 16 Oct 2013, 06:09
Ok.. my attitude has completely changed from my experiences last night...

I'm just extremely fed up with it; 4 weeks after the game came out and it still isn't working correctly. There is no way to veto a vote if you are the host of a room. So eventually you'll end up with people hijacking the room and replaying the shortest mission possible constantly to get money the fastest and the only way to stop that is to leave the room which then makes you wait 5-10 minutes while it loads and then eventually times out.

Join Friends and Join Crew Members have never worked. You could look at your friends list and KNOW that they are playing online or Show Crew Members in the game and it'll show them online and it STILL won't find any games with friends/crew members. Trying to manually join friends by selecting their name and clicking "Join Game" only works about 3 out 10 times. The friends list outside the game will show them playing Online but, go into the game and it will say they are playing story mode.  If it's actually correct, you have about a 1 in 5 chance of it actually connecting and not timing out/failing to join the session or some other error. One more thing on this topic, if you're voting on the next mission with a bunch of friends and you all chose to go back to freemode to screw around for awhile, it will split all of you up in different sessions EVERY TIME without fail.. unless it actually fails and forces you back to the story mode.

I for one, am glad that I didn't buy this game and instead only "rented" it from gamefly. It's pretty sad that Duke Nukem Forever had shorter load times than this game. You start the game up and you have to wait 5 minutes for it to load story and then another 5-10 minutes if it decides to connect to online. Sure, you could try to load online from the start but chances are, it won't work.

I've never had a good feeling after playing a rockstar game. They do live up to their company name though.. they are all flashy and "look what we have now" but then when you actually get to play it... most of it is crap and it doesn't work.

tl;dr again.. Rockstar can eat it.  Some of the missions are fun if you can get away from all of the people replaying the same boring mission endlessly.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Oct 2013, 10:26
Did you not play the actual story mode at all?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Oct 2013, 10:28
...can't say I agree with you.

The story modes of Rockstar games are very hard to match, and most AAA studios simply don't achieve it. Indie games have managed to create good atmosphere in recent times, but then they don't deliver the sheer quantity that Rockstar can provide (and routinely does).

But they really do have to fix up their multiplayer tech. I've loved Max Payne 3 but stopped playing it, because it would always disconnect me. Now I'm too afraid to play, as I fear that the people that would still play it, they're the pros. No way I'd stand a chance against them.

But I've yet to walk away from a Rockstar game thinking bad things about them. In my opinion. Rockstar has set such a high standard for their games that we judge them way too harshly for things that do not work. I've played GTA V on a friends machine, and I must say I was absolutely astonished by the story mode. I mean, holy fucking hell.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: kyomi on 16 Oct 2013, 11:18
Did you not play the actual story mode at all?

I figure I should qualify this. all played on PS3.

I tried.. the first mission was cool and pretty fun.. then after that the Franklin missions were boring as hell for me until
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Trevor's missions were ok-ish.. since it was mainly just blowing stuff up and killing people but it all just got a "samey" feel to it. There is too much "realism" in it for a game. You get one shot by the cops almost all the time, so no fun starting stuff with them; I tried just looking for jumps and stuff and the big ones with a motorcycle would just crash it and kill me when I landed perfectly, or the car would blow up for some reason. 

I figured with THAT LONG (about 20 minutes) of an install time the loading would be pretty quick.. but nope.. everytime I loaded the game it would be about 5 minutes. This is the only game that's had that problem.. even Duke Nukem Forever loaded quicker. No matter what I did I couldn't really make my own fun unless I follow the story missions one by one which were hit and miss. Especially with the combat ones because you have to play super conservative since if you get hit more then once you're pretty much dead. I've played FPS and 3rd person games for quite awhile and this is the only one I have issues with.

On another note, the sensitivity for planes/helicopters is set on nearly impossible.  I finally got the hang of the jets which made it a bit fun but the helicopters were impossible.. even after I found out the controls and tips on flying.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Oct 2013, 11:23
I've gone on at length about my own issues with RS before, so I'll just shorten it to 'They aren't nearly as good at writing as they think they are, and they're good, but not great, with gameplay.'
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: kyomi on 16 Oct 2013, 11:33
Sorry, I couldn't read that reply for awhile because the Rockstar cloud servers are unavailable and then it eventually timed out. :P

I can't believe they didn't know that many people were going to get it and try to get online at once... there is no logical way they could have not known or even guessed in the realm of "a metric fuck-ton" of players will try to get on at the same time.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 16 Oct 2013, 12:24
I'd like to have seen the look of terror on the face of Rockstar tech support as the spike in traffic occured.

I've made it to level 16 on GTA:O now, and I am enjoying it. I have not been disconnected once, I haven't had any trouble with my character (apart from masks making his hair disappear), and I am eating grief givers for breakfast. Found a pretty easy system of acquiring helicopter and using it to rob every store on the map, makes me about $10k in an hour or two. It's also pretty useful for swooping down on players with a bounty on their head, then using the rotor blades to fling their car until it explodes.

 
Working towards getting myself an apartment (in the game, because who needs one of those in real life?) then I'm going to just grind to get as good as the character can be for the release of heists.

Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: kyomi on 16 Oct 2013, 12:35
Survival missions are better for money. Make it past wave 10 and you get $20,000 or the Extradition mission gives you $20,000 too.

I do agree that most of the missions are fun, if you can ever play them. Nice to know that not everybody is getting shafted with connection issues. How does it work when you quit/choose freemode on the mission voting screen?  I have no idea how you can fly a helicopter that well.

Every time I try, I end up getting a bit pissed and nauseous since it won't quit rocking side to side when my analog stick is sitting still. I'll accelerate and push up on the stick to go forward and it'll eventually run me into the ground. The turning is extremely unpleasant since you have to use left/right on the analog stick PLUS L1/R1 to turn.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 16 Oct 2013, 19:02
When I quit after finishing/failing a mission it cycles with a couple Rockstar loading screen/gameplay tip messages then drops me into a session without having to do anything. It's been smooth throughout for me so far.

Managed to get myself the second cheapest apartment. It's dark and full of smoke but it's got a T.V to watch for when there's a bounty on my head.

As far as the helicopter goes, I dunno? You've got to be pretty subtle or gentle with your stick movement. I don't really think about it, I just fly it. The best stores to rob with it are the ones up north, there's more room to land close to the entrances and as most players stay south you don't have to worry about leaving the shop and seeing someone else flying your getaway vehicle off into the sky.

Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Oct 2013, 21:27
Rockstar's control scheme needs to be shoved in a ditch, covered in petrol and lit on fire.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Oct 2013, 00:20
What I've come to realize is that the Rockstar control scheme is way more sensitive than that of other games (Just Cause comes to mind). It makes it easier to stall out helicopters, but I've gotten very used to it (and flying helicopters in Liberty City wasn't that hard).
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: kyomi on 17 Oct 2013, 05:12
I was extremely disappointed when I was screwing around with friends and had one of those "I wonder" moments to see if I could pull straight up in a helicopter and do a loop before hitting the ground. It just went straight up :(  Saint's Row would of let you do it.. hell, they let you fly upside down :)

This:
Rockstar's control scheme needs to be shoved in a ditch, covered in petrol and lit on fire.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 24 Oct 2013, 10:56
Ho. Lee. Shit.

I got my internet turned on yesterday, then jumped into GTA online last night.  I finally got to bed around 2am...  having experienced none of the problems that a lot of people described, I had a blast.  That was an insanely good time.  Maybe the most multiplayer fun I've ever had.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Oct 2013, 21:47
Small complaint, but I had max (25) sticky bombs. This mission is calling for me to use one, and somehow I only have three! What the hell, I just bought them! And my assault rifle only has a few hundred rounds, it should have thousands! :psyduck:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thomas Edison on 28 Oct 2013, 08:54
If any of you play GTA:O on the 360, add RCameron and I'll be the Trevor to your Michael.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Oct 2013, 09:06
Beat the good ending last night, loved it. Did the other two endings this morning and they were kind of underwhelming. Won't give any details unless someone asks.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 28 Oct 2013, 15:14
If any of you play GTA:O on the 360, add RCameron and I'll be the Trevor to your Michael.

Will add you, and I created a crew if you're interested - Fearful Symmetry.  Eta: I'm sockeydad on xbl
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Oct 2013, 09:35
Global Moderator Comment I'm sure no offence was meant; but to avoid upset I have removed the image of a plane flying into a tower and the comments that followed.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Parkour Lewis on 30 Oct 2013, 21:31
I really liked the SP.  So much that after I finished it I started a new game and went through it all again.  I mean, it wasn't the ebst in the world and probably could have been fleshed out a bit more, but it was interesting and fun enough.

Online's been a blast for me.  Two nights ago I took a Cargobob helicopter, picked up some random player in his car, carried him out and dropped him in the ocean.  Twenty minutes later I'm driving around in my SUV and suddenly I'm lifted off the ground and gently placed atop a skyscraper in revenge.  Love this game.  Love the missions.  Don't really like the racing but it can be fun sometimes.

If anyone on PS3 wants to team up my PSN is Johnny_Phever.  I also started a crew, but only so I could get my own custom T-shirt pic and crew tag, but if you want to join it's open invite.  http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/red_tooth_bartender
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Oct 2013, 22:30
Is it weird that I can acknowledge that the online mode is done well, but I just have no desire to play it?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 12 Dec 2013, 04:17
This game is so overrated that it makes Mass Effect 3 look so underhyped. Online was disappointing and the interface, utterly terrible and inexcusable.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Dec 2013, 23:44
The interface online?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 20 Dec 2013, 06:35
I'm personally still having a hell of a lot of fun.  Playing with friends and crew members, leveling up, oh and some random stranger threw one of my friends a hundred million dollars (in game cash) the other day.

We heard later about the whole hacking thing.  I have no idea if he's keeping the cash or not, but I would guess probably.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Dec 2013, 16:30
I'll probably just play through the campaign again every few months (I've never been a fan of online gaming).
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 21 Dec 2013, 03:40
I'm still waiting for the PC version here. Granted, I already watched countless playthroughs
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 21 Dec 2013, 04:31
The interface online?

Well like for example, joining online mode from when the game loads up. You always end up in a public block without the choice to choose private or otherwise. I recognize that you can choose offline, but you can't choose to go to a private block when you are online and that bugs me. It feels like a sloppy design choice. I also wish there were somemore single player activities online, like yoga. I actually LIKED yoga in the offline mode and wanted to use it for my character.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Dec 2013, 14:09
No, you don't understand. I was specifically wondering if you were talking about online or offline. If you don't like the online, then why not just play offline?
I'm still waiting for the PC version here. Granted, I already watched countless playthroughs
WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU SPOIL IT FOR YOURSELF?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: snalin on 21 Dec 2013, 15:56
Do people care about GTA stories?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Dec 2013, 16:10
Of course. Why wouldn't we?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 21 Dec 2013, 20:30
No, you don't understand. I was specifically wondering if you were talking about online or offline. If you don't like the online, then why not just play offline?
I'm still waiting for the PC version here. Granted, I already watched countless playthroughs
WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU SPOIL IT FOR YOURSELF?

Due to vision problems, I couldn't even complete offline. I like the idea of the overall game, but some design choices were really bad. Interesting concept, but I don't really think it was worth the money that Rockstar made. When you are visually impaired, you are practically invisible to game companies. And yes, I've already heard the schpiel about being too low on their consumer radar (or whatever the expression might be) to matter. But it still sucks.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Dec 2013, 21:20
You have my sympathies, then, that you were not able to play the game. I still don't get why Masterpiece would willingly spoil the game for himself, though.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 21 Dec 2013, 22:02
I'm glad that somebody actually understands. Path of Exile had this problem too, which dissapoints me, because I LOVED Torchlight 2.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Dec 2013, 05:43
Because the PC version will probably not exist. And I don't want to buy a PS3.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 22 Dec 2013, 06:58
I don't think you should have to buy a PS3 just to play one game. Besides, the PS4 just came out, so given time it would be the better console to purchase.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Dec 2013, 07:17
My old PS3 broke a year or so ago, and I finally bought a new one in October...for one game >_>

(Although to be fair, I also use it to play all my other PS3 games and as a Bluray player, but yeah, I pretty much bought it so I could play GTA V)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 22 Dec 2013, 10:03
Not saying you are wrong.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Dec 2013, 14:26
I don't want to buy a PS4 either.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Dec 2013, 14:31
Honestly, neither do I.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 22 Dec 2013, 14:34
The PC isn't really a bad choice, but I DO think GTA V WILL arrive. Just gotta have patience is all.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Dec 2013, 14:42
Red Dead Redemption never arrived either. And it looks as though GTA V is based on the same branch of RAGE as Red Dead is.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Dec 2013, 14:56
I wasn't a huge fan of RDR.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: LTK on 22 Dec 2013, 15:13
Due to vision problems, I couldn't even complete offline. I like the idea of the overall game, but some design choices were really bad. Interesting concept, but I don't really think it was worth the money that Rockstar made. When you are visually impaired, you are practically invisible to game companies. And yes, I've already heard the schpiel about being too low on their consumer radar (or whatever the expression might be) to matter. But it still sucks.
Try playing Proteus. It's basically the complete polar opposite of GTA, but it has a distinct visual style that someone with impaired vision can enjoy just as well as anyone.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 22 Dec 2013, 16:12
If it helps, I don't think you are missing much.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: kyomi on 23 Dec 2013, 05:21
I think I heard that it was going to take another year or something to come out on PC/PS4

Why do you not want to get a PS3/4, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Dec 2013, 08:45
Because it costs money and it wouldn't add any value to my home.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: snalin on 23 Dec 2013, 10:33
I won't get one because I don't pay big money for something that's essentially a kinda shitty computer.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Dec 2013, 18:07
So you object to consoles in general, not just Sony's. Gotcha.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: snalin on 24 Dec 2013, 05:46
Yeah, I mean I'd buy a PS3 over an XBone any day, but when I have a more powerful laptop, an xbox 360 controller and a TV with an HDMI cable, any of them is basically worthless.

The Nintendo products has some interesting controllers and exclusives that you cannot get equivalent games to on PC, so they're actually interesting to me as a gamer. Playstation exclusives... look, GTA looks cool, but if it doesn't ship for PC, I still have stuff like Saints Row 4 and Just Cause 2 multiplayer waiting around. There's not really anything like Zelda or Mario on PC.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 24 Dec 2013, 15:29
If I knew that sales were doing well and that Fallout 4 CAME to Wii-U, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I'm not really a PC gamer though.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 24 Dec 2013, 21:20
It is reportedly going to be snowing in Los Santos tomorrow, and there will be some limited time items available.

http://www.rockstargames.com/V/news/article/52011/grand-theft-auto-online-holiday-gifts.html/comments
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 25 Dec 2013, 07:47
So it does snow in Hell!
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 25 Dec 2013, 09:25
Hell to some, heaven to others.  Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 26 Dec 2013, 02:20
Just completed a long-overdue all-night GTA V marathon. Now it is sleepy time.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Dec 2013, 08:32
I just got this for Christmas. See you in a few months...  :-D
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Dec 2013, 09:31
You can beat it in a few days :roll:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Dec 2013, 09:37
Why would I deliberately do it quickly rather than savour it as much as I can and explore every nook and cranny? That's the whole point of this kinda game.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Dec 2013, 09:39
You'd do a quick runthrough of the story, and then explore for a while.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Dec 2013, 10:28
1. That isn't finished then, is it?

2. I never do side quests after the main one.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 26 Dec 2013, 10:31
I think some of them only populate after the story is completed.  Not certain, but I think so.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Dec 2013, 13:59
I said "beat", not "finish" :roll:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Dec 2013, 14:26
When I got Bioshock Infinite, I ordered it on the Thursday, it arrived on the Friday, I finished it on Saturday and put it up for sale on Amazon that day, and I'd sold it by Sunday.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 26 Dec 2013, 14:55
Michael sort of reminds me of my ex-con uncle. They look and sound similar. And he didn't get rich from it, but he did sell out his friends in order to reduce his jail sentence and be able to live a normal life with his family.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Dec 2013, 14:57
I ordered it on the Thursday, it arrived on the Friday, I finished it on Saturday and put it up for sale on Amazon that day, and I'd sold it by Sunday.
Bioshock Infinite, announced on a Monday, made on Tuesday, released on Wednesday, ordered on Thursday, arrived on Friday, finished on Saturday, sold on Sunday.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Dec 2013, 16:13
Solomon Grundy, etc.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Dec 2013, 16:16
Yep! When I saw your post I thought of Solomon Grundy so I figured I'd complete the week.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blacksinow on 27 Dec 2013, 17:59
Trevor is the kind of person that I would have shot in the first place. Letting him live should have been considered a defiance against the Geneva Convention, but I doubt that GTA has one of those. My favorite things to do were only in single player, yoga and watching television!
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Dec 2013, 19:16
End of game spoiler-ness:

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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Dec 2013, 22:15
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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 30 Dec 2013, 15:02
Ugh, the iFruit app isn't compatible with my Android phone for some stupid reason. Rockstar should make a website to access that content so that people without smartphones (or in my case people with crappy $70 excuses for smartphones that are incompatible with a lot of apps) aren't left in the lurch.

I was just getting really sick of Chop shitting on my lawn.

I recently decided that the protaganists' "main" cars should all be in their assigned color (Franklin's car and motorcycle are bright green, Trevor's truck is orange, and Michael's coupe is blue), just because. I've also learned that it's pointless to customize other cars in offline mode because they get lost really easily, but I managed to make the default vehicles pretty cool. I think it adds to their character that there are cars they own rather than just crap they steal.

Also, I gave Trevor a bald hairstyle and handlebar mustache because I thought it was farily badass looking. At the end of a mission
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I noticed that some of his hair had grown back. I was kind of freaked out by it. It was a cool little detail, though.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Dec 2013, 16:13
I have started playing this and I kinda hate it.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Dec 2013, 16:43
Why?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 01 Jan 2014, 06:09
I continue to be befuddled by the fact that the "shoot from vehicle" button is where the radio station button used to be in GTA IV.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Jan 2014, 07:31
They've added these RPG elements that weren't there before and I don't like, like special abilities. I don't find the characters very compelling. It just all seems very dreary and more of the same, and I think it just feels like a comedown for me after playing such creative games like Bioshock or the most recent DMC.

Also, when I got so bored with the main missions that I just stole a van and drove around randomly, I found myself driving down the tramlines, and from there drove down into a sewer. I thought this was some amazing attention to detail that even the city's sewer systems were mapped out. Then I played a mission later on and it turns out that's your escape route for that mission - it wasn't amazing attention to detail, it was just that I'd got to one of the key locations in LS before I was meant to.

I also don't like the slight adjustments to the controls, which have confused the shit out of me.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jan 2014, 08:04
What bugs me is that you can't hijack trains like you could in San Andreas. It sucks, because you drive one in a mission and there's a way to get on the train and make your way to the front, but then you hit triangle and nothing happens. You can kill the conductor but nothing changes.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jan 2014, 05:32
Also, I don't think I'm likely to play through the campaign again like I did several times for IV, but that may be less the game and more me.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 02 Jan 2014, 07:26
2. I never do side quests after the main one.

As I'm currently experiencing, you miss a fair bit of content doing that.

I really want to buy Xbox Live Gold to try out GTA Online, but I'm trying to save money.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 03 Jan 2014, 14:17
Hunting is the most frustrating activity ever. Why did they have to go for realism with the elk (have to be stealthy and stay downwind of them) but make cougars overly-aggressive and seemingly invincible.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Jan 2014, 16:11
So that torture mission nearly made me drop the game entirely.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: snalin on 03 Jan 2014, 19:33
Can you sum up what it entails? I've not played the game, but I've heard a lot about it - mostly in the way of "what the fuck where they thinking?"
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Jan 2014, 19:35
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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 05 Jan 2014, 17:55
I've put in many, many hours into this game and I've only just realized that you can press X to bring up the number pad on the cellphone. I don't know what numbers there are to call, though.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Jan 2014, 01:29
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Yep. It's fucking disgusting and made me want to throw the disc out the window.

Usually on these games, you commit a lot of crimes and kill a lot of guys but that's par for the course in this sort of game or gaming in general. Actually torturing a guy, pulling out his teeth? When he is completely innocent? It's fucking wretched, and if there is something that is genuinely EVIL to do in these games you usually get to choose whether or not you do it.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: blanktom on 06 Jan 2014, 03:58
Sadly, I think the main question here is not whether it's a sickening idea on behalf of Rockstars creative/story writing department, but whether it's pushing their whole satire (art imitating life, in this instance) too far. They didn't come up with the idea of goverment agencies using torture to coerce information out of often innocent victims. They just put it in the game as another example of the fucked up side of America.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Jan 2014, 04:41
Trevor is not a government agency, and I can confirm for you both that what the U.S. government does, while not pleasant ain't shit compared to Trevor, and in turn what they (Rockstar) put you, (the player) through in GTAV isn't shit compared to what the cartels do to people every single day.

The real problem with the torture is it doesn't DO anything. That's the real sin or crime here for any form of story. The torture sequence doesn't really give us any information, doesn't give us any thing new about the characters involved except "Yep this character's a vicious psychopath as we've known from square one", and it does all that by removing player agency. Which is about the greatest crime a game can commit, especially a mega sandbox like GTA.

The good way to implement it? Give you a choice. Torture the guy OR do a long and painful stake out mission to get the info you need. Now it's telling YOU something about you.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Jan 2014, 04:48
They also then had the asinine sequence of Trevor telling the guy he just tortured that torture is stupid and doesn't work.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Jan 2014, 08:03
Trevor has his moments
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Jan 2014, 05:23
So I'm wondering if there was a person on the dev team whose job it was to just add in phallic humor.

(http://prod.cloud.rockstargames.com/ugc/gta5photo/6040/ZV19wNaojEObFcebl1NtTA/0_0.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.org/jpts51g0h/Untitled_2.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img401/3884/5ca2.png)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: ChaoSera on 11 Jan 2014, 06:12
I don't think those are intentional, except maybe the sand castle.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Jan 2014, 07:19
I don't think those are intentional, except maybe the sand castle.

I don't know. The building is really obvious (moreso when seen in-game), and shows up all...the...time during "Switch" animations.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 11 Jan 2014, 07:20
I'd say they are.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 15 Jan 2014, 11:10
Weird, for some reason the post where I weighed in on the torture mission is gone.

Oh well, it broke down to basically that I thought it was pointless and unnecessary.  I can see what they were going for, as far as symbolism, but the game didn't need it.  And Trevor was actually right, torture doesn't work.

Aside from that caveat, I'm having a lot of fun with the game, and I've gotten pretty good in online.  I have a tendency these days to grab a helicopter, fly to a roof nearby where everyone else is killing each other, and then sniping the ever loving shit out of them with my silenced rifle.  I've gotten a couple of achievements for headshots, and it opened up some tattoos - kind of cool. 

There's one thing that bothers me in the online offering, and while a lot of people are bitching about the huge mounds of cash going around, it isn't that.  The thing that bothers me is when people are playing with hacks and they cannot be killed.  The money thing, the ultra level thing, meh whatever - doesn't affect me much.  But when I can't kill you in a game where a lot of the point is to just indiscriminately kill whoever - yeah, that's frustrating.  I tend to just switch to a new session once I see one of those running around.

And yes, I realize that last sentence is liable to get me on a watchlist somewhere.  Meh, whatever.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Jan 2014, 11:45
So I beat the main story, which basically means I am done with this. It's already up for sale on Amazon.

Time to get down my thoughts on this game as best as I can.

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That's all I can think of right now. Sorry for the wall of text.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2014, 02:18
More cons:
- It pissed me off that I could customise the character's appearance only for it to revert the second I changed to another character and back again. I gave these guys a look, goddammit, and it was deliberate, let me use it. This happened sometimes in GTA IV but never often enough for it to be so irritating.
- The map likes to pretend it's huge when the majority of it is just hills and desert wasteland. That doesn't count as expansive, I am not playing Fallout.
- Fuck the submarine missions and fuck the fact that you don't get proper waypoint directions when in water or underwater.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jan 2014, 07:39
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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2014, 07:57
Funnily enough, I couldn't be arsed replaying the mission a second time to check.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jan 2014, 08:10
I might try it again to see how
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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2014, 08:23
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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jan 2014, 08:26
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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2014, 08:45
Nobody has any thoughts on any of the rest of my marathon list?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jan 2014, 10:29
Nobody has any thoughts on any of the rest of my marathon list?  :psyduck:

Whether someone liked the game's storytelling is up to them. And I don't really care about gameplay mechanics as much as story in games that I play. So no, not really.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: snalin on 22 Jan 2014, 11:09
Yeah, I still cannot fathom why anybody would play a GTA game for their generally lackluster and uninteresting characters and story. Like, when they were all like "we're going to have a story about three different people!" I realized that they had no fucking clue why their games are engaging whatsoever.

I guess they wanted to differentiate themselves from the latest Saint's Row games, but I think Saints Row is really about capturing why people would play GTA games and cutting away all of the dead meat, so that might've been a bad idea.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 22 Jan 2014, 11:20
Nobody has any thoughts on any of the rest of my marathon list?  :psyduck:

I only just saw it - reading now, and will respond once I get a chance to give it thought.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2014, 11:22
Yeah, I still cannot fathom why anybody would play a GTA game for their generally lackluster and uninteresting characters and story. Like, when they were all like "we're going to have a story about three different people!" I realized that they had no fucking clue why their games are engaging whatsoever.

I guess they wanted to differentiate themselves from the latest Saint's Row games, but I think Saints Row is really about capturing why people would play GTA games and cutting away all of the dead meat, so that might've been a bad idea.

Well for one thing, because I thought the characters and story in most of Red Dead Redemption were fantastic, and they made that more recently than GTA IV.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jan 2014, 11:38
Honestly, I liked the GTA IV story, and played it all the way through multiple times.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2014, 11:45
Was less enamoured with the story, but I liked a lot of GTA IV's characters, just not Niko.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 27 Jan 2014, 13:26
Gareth, I finally got time to actually read and give some thought to the list you created earlier.  My response is in the spoiler box below.

Please bear in mind when reading it that I don't think you're wrong for your opinion.  At all.

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I guess that's about all I got for the list you created.  A lot of what bothered you bothered me, and I already responded specifically to the torture scene - which was reprehensible - so I left that out of this list.  In the end, though I still like the game overall, and I'm enjoying myself immensely in the online world they've created.

Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Jan 2014, 13:34
Hey man these things are all about preference, so I totally get you disagreeing with me on some points. I like that you've managed to pick out some other parts of it that I also didn't like and forgot to mention!

I agree there are times where I could see WHY things were done, but it didn't mean I didn't hate them.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 27 Jan 2014, 13:44
Hey, like you said, all about preference.  I can respect that people are different from me, and that's cool.  I don't blame you a bit for getting rid of the game if it made you feel that way.

:)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Feb 2014, 13:15
Hey, anyone of you guys still playing the online game? Just got a PS3+GTA V bundle and it's rather lonely playing GTA V on my own.

My PSN is Masthapiece
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Feb 2014, 12:26
Nah, I'm still all about the single player.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 23 Feb 2014, 13:39
Sold mine already, just before the price dropped off a cliff. I got about £15 more for it than it's selling for now.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 23 Feb 2014, 15:00
I've just started online. I suck so much.

Alas, Masterpiece, I play on the 360.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Feb 2014, 04:57
Aww, shame. Method, if you want to play, ring.

...Benefactor is still my favorite car brand.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Feb 2014, 05:06
I prefer the motorcycles. They're just so much more fun to ride.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Feb 2014, 06:41
I always die from crashes.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Feb 2014, 07:10
Well yeah, that's the tradeoff. Worth it, though.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Feb 2014, 07:47
I just liked crashing a bike and trying to get the character to fly as far forward as possible.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 25 Feb 2014, 08:46
I'm online, usually at least once or twice a week.  Alas, I'm 360 as well.  Sockeydad, though if anyone does want to level up on some higher missions, or you know, just play golf or tennis or something.  I'm level 65.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 02 Mar 2014, 09:32
The flashing screens you get for having a killstreak or losing streak in deathmatches are the most annoying fucking thing ever. The flashing orange killstreak screen especially makes it impossible to see.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Mar 2014, 10:31
That's Rockstars' idea of balancing <3
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 02 Mar 2014, 13:31
That's Rockstars' idea of balancing <3

The losing streak screen makes it a lot more difficult to get a kill, though.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Mar 2014, 13:33
I wasn't saying it's effective :S
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 03 Mar 2014, 11:46
So, kind of random...

I normally don't play this game with my headset on, unless I'm playing with friends/crew members, and then I'm in a party with them so we're the only ones talking to each other.  The other night, I left my headset on, and it was just me, in the general population of the game room.  I left my mike muted, so no one knew I was even there.

Holy shit.  I've never heard the likes of it, and I've been gaming on xbox live for a while now.  The teenage (and probably preteen) profanity, the racial slurs, the constant barrage of gay slurs...  I'm no newbie, I've been around, but damn I have never heard it this condensed, and this concentrated.  I swear some of the people in the room didn't know a word that wasn't a curse word. 

An example:  "Fuck shit ni**a, fuck you!"

I guess...  I mean, he used the word 'you'.  I'm not averse to profanity.  I was a sailor, and as such, have been known to curse like one.  But my mind is a little blown when you no longer attempt to make actual sentences, but just fall back to almost every word a curse word.

I don't think I'll be doing that again any time soon.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Mar 2014, 12:09
If it happens again, plug the mic into the speakers.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Mar 2014, 14:48
One of the things that finally turned me back off doing the multiplayer circuit of Modern Warfare 2 was just that sort of thing. Loses its charm after a while.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Mar 2014, 15:25
I love playing the Faceplant game in GTA V. Ragdolls will never get old.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Mar 2014, 00:51
I stopped playing online because as it got more popular, it became more open to assholes.

When I was playing TFC and CS1.5/1.6 in the late 90s/early 00s, there was always your share of cheats and dickheads but servers were generally run with their own rules, admins and mods, and the dickheads and cheats were a minority, not a majority. I even got to mod some of the myself, but modern games are just a nightmarish free-for-all. Sure you can vote to kick, but when 75% of the people in the game are calling everyone 'faggot' anyway, no-one's going to get kicked.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Mar 2014, 03:01
You know, I think that's because servers have gotten so decentralized. There's no sense of authority, no sense of familiarity when you join a game now.

Three years ago I used to play on a Team Fortress 2 server called Knights Social Club. It was a very active, very vocal server, with a huge amount of regulars. People were generally abiding to rules, and when they didn't, the hand of god came down and muted/kicked/banned, etc. It was insane amounts of fun, I spent 500 hours of playing there, even moderating at some point. That was the best online gaming experience I ever had (until Knight, the admin, turned into a huge douche and the server fell apart).
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: snalin on 06 Mar 2014, 03:35
Team Fortress 2 seems to have a pretty nice player community - at least I find that there's very little cursing and stuff thrown around. Biggest problem the game has is that 80% of the servers out there are bullshit. For every player on a real map, there's 20 on 2Fort, 30 on some Orange map, and 200 on something that's not even team fucking fortress.

If you're looking for a nice TF2 server, Grumpy Old Gits is nice when it's got players on (usually UK afternoon).
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Mar 2014, 04:28
I haven't played TF2 regularly in ages. Last time I played was in 2011.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 07 Mar 2014, 06:40
Also why the fuck did Rockstar make steeling cars a pain in the ass in a game THAT IS FUCKING CALLED GRAND THEFT AUTO BY ADDING THESE STUPID FUCKING AI BOUNTIES!!!

Also I can't get my vehicle back from the insurance company.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Mar 2014, 12:40
Using hairstyles, I have now transformed the characters into Walter White, Jack Nicholson in The Shining, and Kanye West.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Mar 2014, 13:11
I was disappointed I couldn't make Trevor bald.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Mar 2014, 15:21
I was disappointed I couldn't make Trevor bald.

You can. The barber in Rockford Hills has different hairstyles. I made him look pretty badass by making him bald with a handlebar mustache (you have to sign up for the Rockstar site for the 'stache though)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Mar 2014, 16:53
I didn't sign up for anything but I didn't find a decent moustache for Trevor. He suits the bald look something fierce. I actually hated him a lot less once I changed his look.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Mar 2014, 19:47
(you have to sign up for the Rockstar site for the 'stache though)
If it's something you download, fine. But if it's something that's on the disc but you have to sign up for to access then FUCK THIS SO MUCH.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Mar 2014, 20:52
(you have to sign up for the Rockstar site for the 'stache though)
If it's something you download, fine. But if it's something that's on the disc but you have to sign up for to access then FUCK THIS SO MUCH.

At least it's free. I'm not entirely sure how it works.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 16 Mar 2014, 02:17
Typically, if you sign up for the Rockstar Social club, you then download an update and you get a free car, and some other content.  It's not that bad a deal really.  I was already a member from LA Noir days so it just carried over for me.  Some neat perks for signing up, and it's free, so it's not bad.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 23 Mar 2014, 11:32
A gameplay tip:
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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: de_la_Nae on 24 Mar 2014, 03:15
But do the rooftops start cowering in fear from you afterward?
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 24 Mar 2014, 12:15
By god, they better.  Cracks me up a little, because it doesn't even take place on a rooftop, nor does any part of the mission have a rooftop setting.  It's weird.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 19 Jun 2014, 00:21
(http://prod.cloud.rockstargames.com/ugc/gta5photo/4116/lmRZMzLJoE2PaNgPuNNgXA/0_0.jpg)

My new truck, after the new update yesterday.   :evil:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Jun 2014, 01:50
I can't play GTA Online. I'm always placed into empty lobbies.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 19 Jun 2014, 08:08
Are your online settings defaulted to "invite only" rooms?  That's the only thing I could think of that would cause that.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Jun 2014, 14:33
No.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 19 Jun 2014, 16:58
(http://prod.cloud.rockstargames.com/ugc/gta5photo/4116/lmRZMzLJoE2PaNgPuNNgXA/0_0.jpg)

My new truck, after the new update yesterday.   :evil:

I got one too. It's fun for car-crushing and off-roading, but it has the turning radius of a tractor-trailer.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 19 Jun 2014, 19:50
No.

I'm honestly not sure then.  Does it only go to empty rooms every time?  That's a hell of a thing.

@94ssd - yeah, but got better with the upgrades.  The only thing I couldn't upgrade fully was the engine, because I still need to win some races in that class.  But it sure is fun to roll around in when I'm driving to missions and such.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Jun 2014, 20:04
I don't play GTA Online for the same reason I don't play most games online (aside from the occasional MMO). I just don't like playing multiplayer when I can't see the person I'm playing with/against.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Jun 2014, 00:59
Really? I don't play on online because in the past decade and a half online gaming has gone from a relatively gentlemanly pursuit to something anybody can do and as such is crammed to the gills with the worst people on Earth, who have the perfect combination of anonymity, an audience and lack of accountability.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 20 Jun 2014, 09:33
Really? I don't play on online because in the past decade and a half online gaming has gone from a relatively gentlemanly pursuit to something anybody can do and as such is crammed to the gills with the worst people on Earth, who have the perfect combination of anonymity, an audience and lack of accountability.

Yeah, my headset stays off on GTA V (and most others) unless I'm in a party with friends because of the vitriol and internet muscles.  It's pretty horrible.

That, and this - your statement reminded me of it immediately.

(http://cdn.ientry.com/sites/webpronews/pictures/penny_commenter.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 20 Jun 2014, 11:03
(http://cdn.ientry.com/sites/webpronews/pictures/penny_commenter.jpg)

I have to disagree with Mr. Gabriel. They aren't normal people, the anonymity only magnifies the asshole behavior that is central to their being.

Not only do I not even own a headset, but I also preemptively mute everyone. Because experience dictates that only on an extremely rare occasion will someone using a headset to communicate be anything other than a teenager being a homophobe.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Jun 2014, 12:13
Ah, Penny Arcade. I was such a fan of their work until I discovered they were basically rape apologists.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jun 2014, 19:58
Yeah...some of their work is still funny though.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Jun 2014, 06:58
A lot of their work is incredibly funny, and parts of it have even influenced my every day speech (I've lost count of how many times I've ended an anecdote with 'then he called me a pissant and hung up'). I was an avid reader of their comic for well over a decade, and some days I do miss it. But we aren't talking about a dead musician who turned out to be cruel in his personal life after already becoming critically respected. We're talking about living, still-active guys who have invested their money in covering up occurrences of sexual assault at their conventions.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 21 Jun 2014, 07:44
Okay, that's a new one on me.  When did that happen?  And to be clear (because the internet can be unclear) I'm asking with genuine curiosity and not skepticism.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: maxusy3k on 21 Jun 2014, 08:23
I think a Google of "PAX Controversy" will probably give you more than enough material, from various different years.

Off the top of my head is the "Dickwolves" controversy which;

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Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 21 Jun 2014, 09:32
And, just to make both sides clear:

 The apology that followed. (http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2013/09/04/some-clarification)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: maxusy3k on 21 Jun 2014, 18:38
For sure, Mike has been pretty open about how he realises he does some stupid shit sometimes and always comes out to explain it. My issue is that it just seems to like, keep happening.

But this is getting to be less and less about GTAV ;)

I'm waiting to find out why exactly I should want to pick it up on next gen consoles at the moment. A graphical upgrade isn't really enough for me.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Jun 2014, 22:28
When/if I buy a PS4, I'll probably get GTA V for it.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 22 Jun 2014, 09:35
Thanks for all the PA info.  I'll be reading up on it.  And to attempt to stay on topic, I'll be getting GTAV for ps4, literally because Sony confirmed that you'll be able to transfer your 360 character if you want to.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jun 2014, 10:31
I still have yet to see a game that makes me want to get a next-gen console, and a souped-up GTA V isn't really that convincing.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 22 Jun 2014, 11:32
Understandable 94ssd, I've known I eventually wanted a PS4 anyway, and since I'd be able to have the same character I've already been playing and not have to restart just because it's a new console, makes it appealing to me.  It certainly isn't the REASON I want a PS4, just a contributing factor.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 09 Aug 2014, 10:55
I sort of want to "buy" $100,000 instead of playing for hours to be able to get this house. But I feel like I'd not only have wasted $3 but also betrayed my principles - I HATE microtransactions in gaming and so far have avoided indulging in it.

I hate that in-game prices are so jacked up that it almost forces you to buy money in order to access higher-level content.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 10 Aug 2014, 08:22
I'm not sure what level you are, or what missions are open to you, but $100,000 shouldn't take hours.  If you do the Survivals, they're worth $30,000 each, and only take about 10 minutes each.  If you get invites to Rooftop Rumble, they're worth the effort at just over $18,000 for about 3-4 minutes depending on the crew you run it with.  You do have to grind for cash in this game for sure, but $100,000 is fairly easily obtained.  Now a million, yeah, that's trying.  Which is what I'm working toward now.

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Nov 2014, 12:23
Oh my GOD have you seen the first person footage of GTA V? Madness!
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Nov 2014, 17:23
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: SubaruStephen on 04 Nov 2014, 20:47
Ho
Lee
Crap!

That's almost too much to wrap my head around.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Nov 2014, 21:12
Doesn't look like the same game, hardly.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 09 Nov 2014, 00:12

Video description:

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Exclusive to the P...

I'm just going to stop watching there.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Masterpiece on 09 Nov 2014, 01:40
It's exclusive to PS4, Xbone and PC versions.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 09 Nov 2014, 08:23
It's exclusive to PS4, Xbone and PC versions.

I was already planning on the PS4 version so this is just gravy to me.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Nov 2014, 08:24
Not getting a PS4 for a while, but I just might get GTA V again. Especially since my PS3 disc is kind of messed up and won't play.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: maxusy3k on 09 Nov 2014, 09:43
I just want to know what the new music choices are!
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: RedWolf4 on 09 Nov 2014, 13:11
First person GTA. Dang.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: 94ssd on 16 Dec 2014, 19:20
I just had a random thought that, in the future, analyzing the things that are satirized and criticized in GTA games will be really useful for getting an idea of what was considered important in the year they were released.

I'm thinking specifically about GTA IV, where there's a lot of talk about patriotism and terrorism, vs. GTA V where there's a lot of content having to do with data mining, leakers, and the recession.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 19 Dec 2014, 08:16
It's an interesting idea, but if I recall correctly (and I could be wrong) GTA: San Andreas was supposed to be indicative of typical 90's California gangsters movies and the like.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: SubaruStephen on 20 Dec 2014, 13:47
And Vice City? Just a love letter to Scarface and Miami Vice, nothing deeper.

VC had the best music of all the GTA games, but San Andreas had the best radio DJ segments.
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Dec 2014, 14:07
VC had good music, but I spent the entire time listening to KCHAT with AMY SHECKENHAUSEN (sic?)
Title: Re: Grand Theft Auto V
Post by: Blyss on 13 Mar 2015, 09:39
Heists are a go, and  so far I'm having a blast.  Aside from the fact that they weren't ready for the server load, good stuff.