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GTA 5 With Alternate Protagonists?

One of the main features that set GTA 5 apart from the previous installments of the series was the chance to switch between three distinct protagonists during the Story. While the main story quests were locked in terms of which character you had to control most of the time, whenever you were out and about, you could simply switch between Michael, Trevor and Franklin.

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Each had their set of special events and side-quests which were unique to them. Trevor had his rampages and hunting, for instance. The trio have been praised universally, by critics and fans alike as a varied and engaging group of anti-heroes – though it has been often said that not one of them is likable. Trevor especially is something of a psychopathic loon with particularly revolting behavioral patterns.

These three have become synonymous with GTA 5. They’re pretty much the first thing people think of when the name of the game is mentioned. But is a GTA 5 without them really that hard to imagine? What if they were present, but took the back seat? Who would have the heroes of this story been in their stead?

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This question is often discussed by fans in wishful “what if” scenarios. Some wish that they could have taken the helm of another character introduced by the latest game. Others would have gladly seen the return of a beloved classic hero from another GTA game, or a well known character who wasn’t playable back when.

Lamar Davis

Lamar is the best friend of Franklin Clinton, one of the actual protagonists of the game. While Franklin is serious, grounded, skilled and thoughtful, Lamar is his comic-relief opposite. Lamar is a silly, short-sighted brash character who somehow always manages to get himself – and others – into tight situations.

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He needs rescuing more than once throughout the story, usually due to his most recent “get rich quick” schemes. He often contradicts himself, such as when he outspokenly opposes the on-going war between the Families and the Ballas. Soon after, he kidnaps a member of the Ballas, causing the relative calm between the gangs to escalate once more.

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Lamar returns as a main character in GTA Online, being the one to greet the player character at LSIA. He later becomes a prominent contact added in the Lowriders update. Many fans have expressed a desire to have story DLC focusing on him, allowing players to control his actions.

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If Lamar acts as Franklin’s stand-in, Dave would be Michael’s. In the story, Dave is a corrupt “but in a good way” FIB agent who makes a deal with Michael at the beginning of the story. He ends up being a valuable ally during the story.

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The prospect of playing a corrupt cop who is ever bit the criminal as any other GTA protagonist has excited players for quite some time. While for straight-faced police gameplay, PC players have LSPDFR, no opportunity to play as a corrupt cop in a GTA game has ever arisen.

Wade Hebert

Granted, Wade never kills anyone on-screen during the entire course of GTA 5, his association with Trevor as well as his criminal enterprise suggests that he would be readily capable. While considered to have a child-like mind and to be generally dim-witted, Wade is extremely resourceful. Something of an urban tracker, he has become adept at finding people in Los Santos and the surrounding areas with ease.

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Players haven’t yet been put into the boots of characters considered to be “simple”, however as this doesn’t affect gameplay, it would be interesting to view a world rife with violence and crime.

What trio of existing GTA characters do you think would have fit GTA 5?

No, Ned Luke Didn’t Just Confirm GTA V Story DLC

We think it’s about time for GTA V players to accept that the game probably won’t be seeing any single player DLC. Ever.

Despite all the alleged leaks, despite Shawn Fonteno’s relentless attempts to troll the community, despite all the hope fans can muster, the only new content the game is getting seems to be GTA Online updates. Despite everyone knowing this deep down, every little sign that story mode DLC might be in the works is followed by a flood of tweets and shoddy YouTube videos claiming that “Story DLC has been confirmed”.

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The most recent cause for this craze was a tweet by Ned Luke – who incidentally denied all knowledge of GTA V Story content – featuring the three voice actors. The tweet was accompanied by hashtags such as “#BackTogether” and “#Happening #Soon” (why those two are separate is beyond me, but then I never did understand hashtags).

Of course the knee-jerk reaction of the GTA V community was mouth-foaming about how Story DLC has now been officially confirmed. In reality all this is about are those convention appearances that were planned for the three voice actors (see previous link for details). For quite a while Rockstar had been looking to get the guys out to events again and Luke recently confirmed that this is indeed happening.

Take-Two Interactive recently released their financial records which showed that Online is their biggest cash cow. While GTA V sold over 60 million copies, it was Shark Card sales for Online which generated the most revenue.

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Based on this you’d think it would be pretty obvious to steer any resources it would have spent on single player content to creating more GTA Online DLC updates.

Of course it must also be taken into account that two of the three endings of V would exclude both Trevor and Michael from future content.

Which convention do you think GTA V’s voice actors will be attending?

GTA V Meets The Teletubbies

It has been quite a long while since we’ve had one of these. The one and only Merfish has awoken from his deep slumber to bring terror upon us mere mortals once more. The man, the legend, the master of the Rockstar Editor has arisen again.

For some incomprehensible reason, ever since the 1.29 update (which contained the massive Freemode Events update) brought the versatile Rockstar Editor to the current generation of consoles, we’ve gotten far less interesting GTA V videos. The only thing that really comes to mind is that one short film about the chicken and the psycho.

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However, Merfish has arrived to save us all from damnation. He has blessed us once again with an heirloom of his masterwork. He has taken an old children’s television show and elevated it to a whole new plane of artistry. Merfish has transplanted a piece of many childhoods into the world of GTA V.

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This time on the chopping block is the Teletubbies, the odd gang of four color coded mutant somethings with functional television sets cybernetically implanted into their abdomens. They live in what looks like techno-Hobbiton, and have forced a strange biomechanical creature into their servitude who works as a living vacuum cleaner. They also offer tribute to the sun god, whose terrifying visage observes the creatures every single day.

Merfish has perfectly captured the atmosphere and feel of the teletubbies television series, adding the required dose of good old extra violence in order to make it all feel that much more like GTA V. Merfish had to resort to the use of mods to turn Michael, Trevor, Franklin and Lamar into the four demonic creatures, and his infinite wisdom becomes apparent through his choice of antennae.

Do we have any GTA V fans here who used to watch this series?

GTA Isn’t Getting A Sequel; GTA Online Is

Not a week passes without future (potential) GTA V single player content being buried yet another league deeper into the cold embrace of the earth.

We all know the tale of how, not long after the release of GTA V, Rockstar teased that the exploits of Michael, Trevor and Franklin would be further explored. GTA V Story DLC would be coming, but Take Two Interactive then disagreed.

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Players held on to the dream however. Rumors were born and references were found in the code. Rockstar held a closed-door press conference at Gamescom, and GTA V’s voice actors kept pulling the community’s leg.

The newest chapter we can add to this ever expanding tragedy is one that rings all too familiar. Shawn Fonteno, professional voice actor and master troll, portrayed Franklin Clinton in GTA V and took to Instagram to pull the community into a little trap once more.

After pulling a similar Instagram troll as last time, it is clear that Fonteno knows there is no Story DLC coming, he’s just mocking us. However, it’s not like Rockstar has kicked back to relax and enjoy the massive income GTA V has generated. They’re developing content for Online with full force, as foreshadowed by Freemode Events, however their explicit focus on Online suggests a trend for the future.

It has become more and more plausible as time passes that the next installment of the GTA franchise might just drop the solo play entirely. It is clear that GTA Online is bringing in the real money, meaning that GTA VI might actually be GTA O2 instead. Imagine playing through story mode in a co-op like environment with other players running around doing all their missions (and everything else) too! If done in the right way, and given we’re talking about Rockstar Games here we have to assume it will be, that presents some amazing possibilities. GTA Online’s success, guarantees that this “MMO component” will be getting plenty of attention.

Have you come to terms with GTA V not getting story DLC? How about the idea of the next GTA foregoing a purely single player experience all together?

GTA V Voice Actor Screwing With Fans Again

The topic of GTA V’s never-coming Story DLC has been done and over done time and time again, especially since the release of GTA Online 1.29. It contained the massive Freemode Events DLC which clearly shows the direction in which Rockstar is taking the games.

Rumors, announcements, statements and more rumors keep popping up about the much coveted Story DLC for GTA V. However nothing official or concrete ever comes to light, even Rockstar and Take Two have had trouble with sorting out the official stance it on the question. And yet, it would make plenty of sense for some solo friendly content to be released, considering how popular GTA IV’s expansions were. Plus it is obvious that there is plenty of popular demand.

SHHHHHHHHHH. …..lol

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Shawn Fonteno, the voice actor of Franklin Clinton, one of the three protagonists of GTA V, has been known to troll the GTA V community by leaving hints to upcoming DLC on his Instagram page. Previously he was specifically involved in the birthing of a new story DLC rumor and is seems that he is at it again, but now the community is more vigilant.

Recently, Shawn shared a GTA V screenshot showing Franklin escaping some police in a car with the caption “SHHHHHHHHHH. …..lol”. However, this has been edited, with the original caption reading “SHHHHHHHH’ does this look like LC at all?”.The “LC” in that is a allusion to Liberty City, another GTA setting.

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However, some eagle-eyed GTA V fans almost instantly pointed out how this image was one of the promotional screenshots Rockstar used to advertise the PC version of GTA V (as seen above). This means there isn’t anything actually new in the frame. Nor is it, in fact, Liberty City!

Dammit Shawn, why must you do this? Why must you pain us further with false hope? Does anyone have any hope left for Story DLC in GTA V?

GTA V Meets The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Gather round, and witness the newest creation of the legendary film-smith, Merfish. Having become quasi famous on the web due to his recreations of the openings of various 90’s family shows, such as Arthur and Full House, Merfish now tackles another well known show from that era.

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Though toned down a tad (not accounting for the ending, of course), the presence of significantly more violence than in the source material which has become a staple of Merfish’s work is apparent here too. Check out The Fresh Prince of Rockford Hills.

For those of you unfamiliar with the series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a sitcom that ran for 6 seasons from 1990 to 1996. The series stars Will Smith, who after getting in a tassel with a few thugs in a basketball court, needs to move into the mansion of his dirty-rich uncle. Sucks, right? The show was the first step in Will Smith’s acting career, who now is most known for his roles in several high-profile films. Merfish went into painstaking detail to get his recreation as accurate as possible, whilst filling it with enough deviation to make the whole endeavour more comical. Check out a side-by-side comparison below and see for yourself.

Merfish isn’t the only one out there who knows how to make good use of the extremely versatile Rockstar Editor. The gameplay capture and video editing software, available with the PC versions of GTA V, has been used to recreate game and movie trailers such as Need for Speed and Mad Max, alongside Merfish’s cute, family-friendly 90′ sitcoms. These recreations are possible thanks to the director mode of the software, allowing players to view recorded scenes from different camera angles and under various lighting condition, and mods, making new, fan-created assets available to use.

What do you guys think of this recreation? Have you ever made a video with the Rockstar Editor?

GTA V Singleplayer DLC Coming After All

Oh, the AAA industry. When a big name company says they won’t do something and then do the thing anyway. Most recently we had Microsoft announcing backwards compatibility on the Xbox One, and now, after the CEO of Rockstar’s parent company said not to expect any singleplayer content, one of the voice actors teases some upcoming DLC.


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Shawn Fonteno, voice actor of Franklin, one of the three playable protagonists of GTA V, posted a picture on Instagram of himself wearing a motion capture suit in front of a GTA Vice City poster. The image description reads “Shhhh…..YALL KNOW WHY I GOT THIS SUIT ON”.

Its pretty obvious he’s doing some mocap work for is role in GTA V, which means we’ll definitely be getting some more single player DLC.

Some eager players began mining the game’s code for information, and some interesting things popped up. A pointer to a model called “ig_agent14”, which is different from the “ig_mp_agent14” which appears in GTA Online suggest we’ll be meeting Agent 14 in the upcoming DLC. Other sources say that, while Trevor will be off infiltrating the IAA in the Agent DLC, Michael will be battling the risen dead in the Zombie DLC. How Franklin factors into this all, we do not yet know, but he is most likely involved in the Casino Heist.

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The info mining on the unconfirmed DLC has turned up possible mission trigger locations, such as the IAA headquarters.

In regards to the Zombie DLC, there is much less concrete info. The DLC has been hinted at in the past, and it’s not unlike Rockstar to release undead content for their games, see RDR. It is most likely that the DLC will be in connection with Michael’s strong ties to the movie industry, and the missions will be centered around the production of a zombie flick.

What do you guys think of these rumors? Are you happy that there is singleplayer DLC on the way?

Two New Pieces of GTA V Artwork

We hope you guys are enjoying Grand Theft Auto V – is there anyone out there who hasn’t clocked the story mode yet?

If you have, then take a look at the hundred plus hints and tips we have for the next stage of the game, GTA Online. If not, then you might wanna look at the hundred plus hints and tips we have for single player to help you out.

Also, it’s nice to see Rockstar still taking the time to release new artwork for the game. These two latest pieces feature Chop (Lamar/Franklin’s dog) and Franklin with a heavy sniper (something you can have a lot of fun with in GTA Online). Both pictures make great wallpaper.

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Enjoy!

New GTA V Scraps for Monday

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New information about Grand Theft Auto V continues to leak out at a frustratingly slow pace (we want to know it all, now!) but that said we do have a little something for you today courtesy of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu… mostly about animals in GTA 5. The original article (along with all the details) is in Japanese, so here’s quick primer on some thing you can expect regarding animals and pets in the game:

  • You can purchase accessories, like dog collars, for any pet (such as Chop, Franklin’s dog).
  • Chop can get lost and even end up in the Dog Pound if you neglect him (previously released information).
  • There are more than 15 different types of animals in the game.
  • All wild animals (that is, not pets) can be hunted. We saw a glimpse of this in the gameplay video.

Famitsu also had these non-animal-related tidbits to share:

  • GTA V will be released in Japan on October 10 this year.
  • Each character has it’s own walk (I guess this means the realism will be there – good to know).
  • Animations are much improved over previous games in the GTA series (again, good to know).
  • One of the missions you need to complete in the game will take place entirely underwater.
  • Trevor and Michael can share a jet-ski ride together. Two comments on this: (1) how sweet; and (2) wonder why Franklin is left out of the fun?

Anyway, there you have it. A very random list of new Grand Theft Auto 5 information from a Japanese gaming magazine. What else did you expect?

All New Character Trailers for GTA 5

The three character trailers for GTA 5 have been released and let me say this game is gonna be AWESOME. Check out all three clips within the single video below – first Michael, then Franklin, and finally Trevor (in our opinion, saving the best for last).

Direct video link:  http://g5c.co/6

Within the game you’ll be able to actually switch between all three characters as you progress, and as you can see, each has a very different background and motivations for what they do.

Here at GTA 5 Cheats we were pumped for the release on September 17, but now it’s safe to say that we really, seriously can’t wait! Grand Theft Auto V does not look like it is going to disappoint.

GTA 5 has been announced for PS3 and Xbox 360 only at this stage.

Update:  if you want to view the individual trailers for each character, they are available now on our videos page.