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:
The reach of the GTA 5 marketing machine has no limits it seems, with a GTA V themed truck (of all things) being seen touring through the street of the capital of Taiwan, Taipei (of all places).
It’s also interesting to note that, just like another advertisement in NYC, this marketing campaign seems directed at GTA V for the PS3 only, and contains no mention of the Xbox 360 version of the game.
We recently posted about a massive mural for Grand Theft Auto V being created on the side of the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles. At the time we commented how impressive it would be once complete.
Well, it’s now complete… and it’s extremely impressive! Should prove to be a fantastic marketing piece for GTA 5.
As you can see from our Grand Theft Auto V release countdown timer (to the right) we are at approximately 40 days until GTA 5 hits store shelves, and Rockstar appears to be ramping up its marketing efforts.
One vigilant GTAForums member “mrbozzedup” managed to grab some shots of a new GTA V mural being painted in Brooklyn and also the infamous Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles (this particular piece of art looks like it will be extremely impressive once complete!).
Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles
While Grand Theft Auto hype has been at extreme levels amongst hardcore gamers for months or even years now, it seems time like the public joined in on the GTA V madness too…