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Get Trippy With This Psychedelic GTA V Mod

GTA V modders are getting more and more creative in finding ways to screw with your brain. Substance abuse is not the only way of getting high it seems, all sorts of wacky visual stimuli can push you over the edge after a point. To this end video games’ loose interpretation and adherence to the rules of general physics makes them one of the best platforms for experimenting with and developing non-ingested psychedelics, putting them just one notch above motion picture due to the interactivity.


Well, get ready to go on a surreal trip in the southeastern most corner of Los Santos. Mod author Fredfrg has decided to put together an otherworldly amusement park, where you’re one of the attractions. Get ready to become one with hyperspace in a low-budget re-enactment of the faster than light travel scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. You’ll probably come out in a similar state as you were after watching that film for the first time (provided that you have watched that film. If not, then stop reading this article and watch it).

With a large construction which clearly looks like it intends to use the GTA V player in a vehicle as a substitute for a ball, a surprisingly regal looking hoop and an I-have-no-idea-what-that-is-supposed-to-be spiral thing in the center of it all, you’re bound to be enamored with this mod so much that you’ll forget all about that pink dragon in the kitchen eating leprechauns while unicorns march out of its ass.


After you try this stuff, you’ll certainly be hooked on GTA V. Not that you wouldn’t be already considering the amount of effort Rockstar has put into making GTA V a game that makes you never want to let go of the controller (or mouse), especially with the recent Freemode Events update.

Will you be giving this trippy GTA V mod a try?

GTA V Fan Remakes Map In Minecraft (Pics + Vids)

You know what I would do if I had enough free time to recreate the whole, entire playable map of GTA V on a 1:1 scale in Minecraft?


Well, I sure as hell would not recreate the whole, entire playable map of GTA V on a 1:1 scale in Minecraft. N11ck, however, has decided to dedicate his time to this endeavor (and yes, kudos to him!). Minecraft, the indie hit which places players into a pixellated world the size of Uranus (don’t snivel) with virtually endless possibilities for constructing anything from huts and small gardens through large phallic constructions made from noble metals all the way to massive palaces, cities, underground kingdoms and more.

Minecraft attracted, alongside the hordes of 10 year-olds, a large target audience of extremely bored and/or extremely creative individuals, who took to the low-rez world to recreate buildings, locations or entire settings from their favorite fandom. People have recreated the likes of Azeroth, Middle-Earth and Mata Nui, so it was only a matter of time before GTA V’s map is built with millions of cubes (as opposed to the billions of triangles actually used).

GTA V’s map encompasses a large island with the metropolis of Los Santos, several other smaller settlements, a desert, several mountains, a large lake, and several other biomes and locales. N11ck has been at it for a good long while. He has documented his efforts via Youtube videos.

Minecraft has certain limitations that might have made this project impossible, but N11ck has worked out ways to ensure that GTA V’s map remade in the game. The videos show that there is some serious attention to detail in this project, with building placement perfectly replicated, and the houses and towers are instantly recognizable for anyone who has spent some time in GTA V’s grand city.

What do you guys think of this GTA fan project? Jokes aside we are incredibly impressed!

A US-Sized GTA VI Map Sounds Cool, But Would It Actually?

As always, the GTA VI rumor mills are spinning full force. With non-news and baseless speculation being basically all of GTA 6 journalism, nowadays some news outlets just post the exact same info again and again with yet another clickbait-y title that has no actual correlation with the article.


So let’s step away from the assumptions and conjecture for a moment, and have a discussion about one of the most cited “features” people expect GTA VI to have. The legend says that the next installment of the GTA franchise will have a map that incorporates the whole of the United States, and will be insurmountably massive, containing all previously visited GTA cities, plus some new additions. While making a game world magnitudes larger than what we have today, and filling it with enough content as to avoid it feeling empty would be a massive achievement, would it be good?

I’m going to say it: many games these days are too big and too long. The vast majority of the target audience for open-world AAA games are working people, with little free time. If you give them a game with a play time of 200+ hours and an immense open world to explore they might just say “to hell with this”, put down the controller and go for a smaller, but more focused experience offered by another game.

Don’t get me wrong, I love sprawling, long story-heavy RPGs, or massive open worlds full of interesting places to find and discover, but I find that I don’t really have time to do all this. If I were in Rockstar’s shoes, instead of increasing the size of the open world, I would approach it like Assassin’s Creed 2 did way back when. Several open-world areas, which are medium in size, but extremely detailed. Have GTA 6 include every city, but not opened together, rather as separate areas.

Would you guys want an open-world several magnitudes larger than GTA V’s Los Santos and Blaine County?

GTA V Might Meet Its Match In The Face Of Crackdown 3

It would seem appropriate that one of GTA V’a main rivals, the top crime themed game out there, would be one about restoring order to a city by destroying organised crime. While the Crackdown franchise hardly has the fame and glory of GTA, the newest installment of the Microsoft exclusive franchise, coming soon to Xbox One, will have some pretty unique features that GTA could benefit from. But could it be enough to topple the multi-platform record breaker from its throne?


We don’t think so.

Crackdown 3 will be powered by Microsoft’s cloud computing system. This feature of the Xbox One was briefly explained back when the console was first announced, but not many people really understood what all the fuss is about without a proper example. Crackdown 3 will feature fully destructible environments thanks to this technology, in a way never before seen. Every single building can be blown apart floor-by-floor, wall-by-wall.

However, there are a few quite simple reasons why Crackdown 3 will never be as successful as GTA V was.

Firstly, the audience. GTA V is available on five platforms, while Crackdown 3 will be available on only one, which also happens to be the least-well selling of the platforms still taken into account today.

Another thing is that the bar has been set so high by GTA V over the years since its release, that going over those sales figures is now practically impossible for any franchise which does not have immense brand recognition. Honestly, how many of you have heard of the Crackdown franchise? And how many of you have played the games?

On the flip side, GTA is one of the most well known games in the world. If you’d ask any non-gamer to name three games, GTA would be one of those three nine times out of ten (with the other two most likely being Call of Duty and FIFA… we shall not discuss the quality of said games).

Are any of out Xbox One players looking forward to Crackdown 3?

Check Out All GTA Cities On One Map

The continuity of the GTA series has gone through a few iterations, with three distinguishable “universes” established. The following fan-made map takes a liberal approach to the franchise’s lore, and decides to ignore those universes.


GTA V already has a pretty large map, but that is a recurring trend in the franchise. Another thing to consider is the fact that several other games are notorious for their massive, expansive maps such as Just Cause 2 (the iconic grappling hook of which has been modded into GTA V) or the extreme level of detail like in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Following the first two 2D GTA games featuring several cities in which the players could spread chaos and death, with the sole exception of GTA: San Andreas, all games focused on a single city, and the surrounding countryside (if there is any). GTA: San Andreas had a pretty damn big map for its day and age, with the cities of Los Santos, Las Venturas and San Fierro dotting a landscape of extreme variety, with beaches, deserts and mountains.

Now, with several rumors circulating about how GTA VI’s map might be based on the whole of the USA with several cities that can be traversed, one particular GTA  fan mashed together the maps of the 3D and HD universes into a massive continent with all five cities present.

Rockstar has stated in the past that they are interested in making a GTA game down the line which would contain all of their cities, and would allow the player to travel throughout the whole nation in which the games are set. Leslie Benzies, producer at Rockstar Games has spoken of this idea several times.

Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas.

What do you think? Would you want a massive sprawling map the size of a country, or would you prefer a smaller, more dense and focused map?

Fan GTA V Map Better Than Official?

You just have to love the GTA V community. Between the plethora of great Rockstar Editor creations, creative and extensive mods, the masterfully shot snapmatic pictures, and the wide variety of fan art, GTA V fans have created so much community content, put so much effort into showing their love for the game, and helping fellow fans enjoy it even more, that it puts most other fandoms to shame. Fans have built LEGO replicas of vehicles from the game, they’ve made domino tributes and videos where they re-create the game in real life.


Most recently, one particular fan of GTA V has made the lives of Los Santos citizens much easier by creating the most detailed and most extensive interactive map of the game’s massive open-world ever.

Tspoon’s map, Unofficial Map for GTA 5, has a host of useful features, making it the premier companion app for your GTA V experience… and it isn’t even an official Rockstar creation! The map can be downloaded from Google Play or the iTunes App Store, or it can be used directly from your browser. The map allows you to toggle between different views of the island, including atlas, road-map and satellite. The map also features the GTA V-equivalent of Google Maps’ street view feature, allowing you to find out exactly where a particular point of interest can be found. It also allows players to sync it with their progression in the game, and in a recent addition the map also includes peyote locations.

The developer recently announced that the next update will feature a search function where you can look-up any street in-game. While the GPS found in the game itself is adequate, this particular app has its uses, and can make your exploits in Los Santos that much more convenient!

Will you be making use of the Unofficial Map for GTA 5?

Concept Map Shows a GTA United States


Grand Theft Auto fan creations come in a variety of forms, from fake magazine ads to movie trailers and everything in between. What we have to show you today is an interesting twist on Grand Theft Auto maps, as it is a concept map of the United States in the GTA Universe.

Created by R10TCreate, it includes the two GTA states San Andreas and Liberty State, along with other locations such as Vice City and new cities modelled after real locations. Since this is the GTA universe, it doesn’t match up perfectly with the real United States. For example, some areas don’t exist at all in Grand Theft Auto. It’s still an interesting idea, and raises possibilities for future GTA games–or even GTA V PC mods.

Area 69 can only be seen on the labeled version of the map.


R10TCreate has publicly said that he plans to add Canada and Mexico to the map in the future. Would you enjoy a GTA game on this scale?

How Does GTA V’s Size Compare to Real Cities?


Pictured above is the map of GTA V compared to a real-world city: Berlin, Germany. Reddit user RileyRichard got the idea after seeing the map of GTA V with the correct scale.

In addition to Berlin, he compared the scaled GTA V map to Barcelona (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Los Angeles (United States), London (United Kingdom), Montreal (Canada), New York City (United States), Paris (France), Rome (Italy), Seattle (United States), San Francisco (United States), Toronto (Canada), and Vancouver (Canada), and published the resulting images.

Check them out in this gallery:

This really puts the game world into perspective, doesn’t it? Video game worlds can seem so vast, but they’re tiny compared to the real world. Can you imagine what it would be like if a GTA game was set in a city the size of those pictured above?

Check Out a GTA V-style San Andreas Map


One thing highlighted by last week’s article about the fan who added the correct scale to GTA V’s maps is that GTA V has a really nice map. Well, one fan liked it enough to re-create San Andreas’s map in the GTA V style.

Gifbrah, from the GTA Forums, posted his creation earlier today. Check it out!


Pretty cool, right? There’s also a higher resolution map the creator made available.

Fans would love to see an official version of such a map. Is Rockstar listening?

Share your thoughts on this fan-made map in the comments below. Are there any improvements you would make, or is it perfect as it is?

Fan Creates GTA V Map With the Correct Scale

GTA V map scale

Have you ever wondered just how big Los Santos and the world of GTA V is? Reddit user CptLande wanted maps with the correct scale, so he made his own. By using the map that came with the game and a ruler, he was able to create a scale so you can accurately measure distances on the maps, in both miles and kilometers.

Some might feel this is inconsistent with the size of the city given in the game, but others have tested and confirmed the scale’s accuracy (including us!). CptLande applied this scale to the three existing GTA V maps that you can see embedded in this post.

GTA V map scale 2

We think the maps themselves will help to remind players of what a large (and special) game GTA 5 is, and how varied the environments are. We never get tired of hearing about the realism of Los Santos, and how it has pretty much everything a real city would have. On the other hand you could also say it lacks certain things, like a larger desert to explore. Of course, once the PC version is released, it’s likely we’ll see mods that expand the game world… roll on November 18 we say!

GTA V map scale 3

Are you happy to have a scale for the maps? What sorts of areas would you like to see in future GTA games? Share your thoughts in the comments!