Well, at least billboards advertising them have been. Check out these new images below courtesy of Reddit users Nostromo23 and misanthropics. And Rockstar, keep these billboards coming – very impressive campaign to date!
This post is a bit of a mish-mash of sorts, but with all the Grand Theft Auto V hype, news and opinion currently taking over the internet, with though it was time to start cutting down on the extra noise…
GTA 5 Map Size Comparison
Using the new “character switching” feature/ability in GTA 5, the creator gives us an amazing insight into just how big the gaming world in GTA V is, how easy it is going to be to get lost, and also how hard/impossible it might be to find someone (the city is big, but the desert is bigger).
Anyway it’s a great piece of work so kudos to ‘Leobc’ for creating it.
GTA V Marketing Images
We’ve made multiple posts on Rockstar’s marketing efforts for Grand Theft Auto 5 and just how impressive/substantial they are, and these next two shots only prove that point further.
First up we have this photo taken of the Los Angeles downtown skyline. Notice that one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb!? Thanks Armgerm for the shot.
Secondly there’s this photo taken of an entire tram emblazened with GTA V graphics – most notably “Beach Girl”. And yes, trams are a big part of the public transport system in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks JCXtreme.
PS: We’re at the five day mark – not long now!
Fresh marketing artwork showing some new GTA V characters has started appearing in Auckland, New Zealand. The images, which can be seen below, feature a Juggalo (read this), Michael’s wife Tracey and an Asian-looking guy. If you know the names of any other characters let us know!
PS: And that’s not Zach Galifianakis posing either…
We’ve got a “two-in-one” news post for you today.
First up is this very funny and extremely well done fan-made trailer for GTA 5. What’s the big deal though? Well it’s done entirely with real-life footage (Mel Gibson, Cuba Gooding Jr and others are all included). We laughed our asses off. Take a look at the embedded video below to see what we mean.
Next up is a bit more GTA V marketing imagery, this time taken from the sides of some buses in New York City. Thanks to reddit user bikr for the pics. And if you’d like to see previous examples of GTA 5 marketing, click here (everything from the sides of hotels being painted, to GTA 5 trucks in Taiwan and subway stations in Berlin!).
Rockstar’s worldwide marketing campaign for Grand Theft Auto 5 continues with these latest images being spotted in a subway entrance in Berlin (that’s some pretty extensive artwork!) and also in a country perhaps better known for another sandbox game – Hong Kong (Sleeping Dogs, by the way).
Not sure if I can recall more advertising in more countries for any other game. Can you?
Thanks to bolingbrokeIV and rebeldrunker
So far we’ve had GTA 5 themed buses, trucks and even buildings, but this is the first GTA V themed Hummer we’ve seen!
If you’re really into your Grand Theft Auto (and aren’t we all…) then you probably actually refer to this type of vehicle as Patriot.
The GTA 5 Hummer/Patriot can be found at the intu Metrocentre in the UK if you wanna check it out for yourself and maybe grab some snaps.
Following up on our series of Grand Theft Auto 5 marketing posts (list below), someone recently took this snap of an entire bus being decked out with the now all-too-familiar “GTA V red bikini girl”. Looks like it was spotted on George St in the Sydney CBD, just outside the QVB building.
If you notice any large GTA V advertisements near where you live, be sure to snap and send them in!
Prior GTA V marketing posts:
GTA V murals continue to be spotted in various places in the United States (along with the odd GTA 5-themed truck in Taipei), with this latest piece of artwork being found at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and S. Western Ave in Los Angeles.
As you can see only Michael is featured, and like a lot of the other GTA V advertisements we’ve covered, only the Playstation 3 logo is shown (the game is coming to Xbox 360 as well!).
I guess that Sony is contributing to the cost of this marketing campaign more than, or to the exclusion of, Microsoft. Pre-orders for the Xbox 360 version of the game are still higher than PS3 pre-orders in the US.
Thanks to reddit user Theubermedic