Fans have done some pretty creative things in GTA V, as we’ve shown in the past. Today we’ve got another interesting GTA V video to share. Youtube user EV niconico has used the game to create an imitation of the Red Band trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Check it out!
With under a week left until the release of Grand Theft Auto V you can really feel the anticipation starting to grow. Internet forums and discussion boards are getting filled with GTA 5 related posts and traffic here at GTA 5 Cheats is also increasing significantly – it seems you guys want to know the cheat codes just as much as we do!
That said there has also been a lot more fan-created content being published and today we have three GTA 5 images we think you’ll enjoy.
The first piece will appeal to fans of the movie Heat. Thanks to RumblePhish of Reddit for posting. And in fact, Heat is probably the sort of movie to watch if you wanna get fired up for GTA V. Makes sense…
Next up is this new piece of artwork from renowned illustrator Patrick Brown. We’ve covered his work previously at GTA 5 Cheats and he literally just published the image below. We love it as much as his pretty pieces so make sure you check them all out at his official website.
Finally, Reddit user mandarijn decided to create this pretty cool animated GIF that not only shows off the size of the GTA V map, but does so using elements of the character switching feature that is new to GTA 5. Inspiring stuff!
Oh, and did we mention it’s just 6 days (nearly 5 in fact) until release hour!
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!).
This post may not be strictly GTA 5 cheats or news related, but it will appeal to most Grand Theft Auto fans, we think.
A GTAForums user by the name of deffpony has a knack for making forum avatars it seems, and posted a whole heap of his creations here.
Some All of them are actually pretty cool/funny, and we thought we’d show some appreciation for his work and help spread the word.
Membership to one or more discussion forums are part and parcel for a gamer these days and we hope that, as GTA V fans, you can make use of these cool avatars. In fact, if you’ve stumbled across any GTA 5 avatars yourself, feel free to let us know or post them in the comments below.
A massive fan undertaking several weeks ago on the GTAforums led to the creation of a map that could give gamers an early glimpse at the general layout of Los Santos; and further whet their appetites to rain carnage down upon the virtual city.
How the map was created with such limited details available concerning the game is rather impressive. Essentially every known screenshot and trailer released for GTA 5 thus far was pored over. Where some context was given to the location of that image, they used it (most notably the landmarks that could be seen in those images) to extrapolate where that location would be in the world of Grand Theft Auto V. Put it all together, and you have a map that could very well offer a realistic outline of what Los Santos will look like – but don’t go learning every street, turn and alleyway just yet, there is going to be some errors!
Those major landmarks that were used, which can be seen in many in-game images released to date, are the Vinewood sign (think Hollywood sign and you’ll get the idea), the mountains, and the rivers and ocean. Based on the location of the image, and the approximate distance to those visible landmarks, these dedicated fans could build a cityscape with a scale that should be somewhat reminiscent of the final version, though many details are missing, and many minor details won’t be correct.
One possible fault with the map is that while the layout may be accurate as far as how locations are generally situated, the overall scale of the city seems to be rather small compared to what the actual size should be (if the world is as massive as Rockstar is claiming). Granted, there is far more than just the city making up the world, but also mountains, pastures, a large prison complex, a small inner sea, as well as other as yet unrevealed locations. All of these are mapped as well, though with much less detail and far more speculation than the city itself, given the lack of screens depicting those areas.
Whether or not you have any interest in the potential map, it’s absolutely worth checking out if for no other reason than it contains the majority of the screenshots and trailer images released thus far, in tiny bite-sized chunks. They even link to where those images should be located within the game world, giving you some insight into how the map was formed, and letting you be the judge of the images and locations yourself.
All said it’s an impressive piece of work by a group of extremely dedicated gamers, who clearly can’t wait for Grand Theft Auto 5, just like the rest of us “not quite so passionate as to build a fictional map of a fictional city” fans!
E3 has come and gone with no word from Rockstar, and all the while gamers are growing increasingly impatient with the lack of new information. Beyond releasing the trailer, Rockstar have done a fantastic job of keeping a lid on things. There has of course been the odd rumored leak, but the validity of them is extremely doubtful (check previous coverage here).
And while this post doesn’t have any fresh info for you, we did happen to come across some very cool Grand Theft Auto fan art. Patrick Brown is one heck of a talented artist and has a thing for game characters, particularly those from Rockstar Games’ games. Patrick has created “Grand Theft Auto Legends 2012″ which you can check out below. It features 10 protagonists from previous GTA games as well as Albert De Silva from GTA 5.
From left to right:
- Toni Cipriani – Liberty City Stories
- Claude Speed – GTA III
- Carl Johnson – San Andreas
- Niko Bellic – GTA IV
- Victor Vance – Vice City Stories
- Johnny Klebitz – Lost and Damned
- Tommy Vercetti – Vice City
- Luis Lopez – Ballad of Gay Tony
- Huang Lee – Chinatown Wars
- Albert De Silva – GTA V
Check out Patrick’s Deviant Art page here.