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Ten Features for Grand Theft Auto V


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(sorry, The Game isn’t included, it’s just cool art!)

While the GTA V news blackout continues (seriously, it’s been a drought!) we got thinking what new features it would be cool to see included in the game. Have a read of the list below and then let us know what new stuff you want to see in GTA 5 in the comments section below.

  1. Toll pass: stopping at the bridge toll booth each time can be annoying after a while, so how about being able to purchase an e-tag or some sort of pass that lets you through via a special lane. Of course if you smash the barrier arm the cops are called.
  2. Zombie mode: there could be a dedicated online zombie mode. Either everyone else turns into zombies and you (and maybe some buddies) need to survive, or everyone turns and it’s a free-for-all. Another options is for some sort of zombie mode cheat, which we’ve previously discussed.
  3. Weather effects: the weather affects the environment more noticeably than in previous games. For example if you’re flying and there is a storm, it is harder to control your plane or helicopter (and you’re screwed if you happen to be skydiving!). In addition, weather forecasts are played over the radio.
  4. Visibility to police: if the police can’t see you, they will search for you and will not universally “know where you are”. Dogs could be used to chase you and at night they will use flashlights to try and spot you.
  5. Crash scenes: when you, or anyone else, causes a car crash, the police mark-off the incident and traffic flow is restricted around that area. You need to take different routes and be a lot more careful around the increased emergency services presence.
  6. Vehicle ownership: you can purchase and own your own car (or any other vehicle). You don’t lose these vehicles by way of despawn, but rather can go back and get them from wherever you left them (via GPS). If one happens to get stolen you can report it or even seek retribution from the thief yourself (potential mini-game).
  7. Prison system: instead of being transported to outside the police station after being arrested, if there was some sort of prison system that could be interesting. For example, while “inside” you could learn new methods for heists, recruit people to help, establish businesses within the prison and generally cause havoc: think riots!
  8. Progressive rewards for collectibles: instead of being required to find all 100 hidden packages in the game (or whatever the number is) and getting a reward then, you get rewarded for every ten packages you find. This would make the process feel a lot more achievable and less of a grind!
  9. Movie studios: how can Vinewood not have one or more movie studios/sets with actual production carrying on? These would be cool to check out and cause mischief in. Would also add to the realism of the game.
  10. Cheats: we need these. They are a huge part of the GTA series to date and make the game more fun! If you don’t want to use cheats, then don’t. Others like to use them once they’ve clocked the game to increase replayability, and also to generally cause havoc. We’ve included this “feature” as a site dedicated to GTA 5 cheats and also because we’ve seen a few (albeit not many) calls for cheats to be excluded from the game. That said, cheating in multiplayer games should not be allowed (unless there is a specific cheat/anything goes multiplayer mode).

Most Wanted GTA 5 Features & Additions


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The lack of any recent GTA 5 news got us thinking – what cool features would we like to see announced or revealed next? Rockstar is supposed to be releasing a heap of multiplayer information soon (like how it works!), but who knows when it will arrive…? So in the meantime, check out a list of the changes/features we think should be included in Grand Theft Auto 5.

What do you think of our suggestions, and do you have any of your own to add?

Cheat codes that work in multiplayer

But only in private matches… Of course we don’t want (or sanction) cheating of any kind in public matches, but in private matches we think that there should be more freedom to do what you want with your friends. This would include enabling cheat codes in private multiplayer matches. Things like vehicle spawns, weapons, health regen and wanted level could make things very interesting and would definitely be welcomed by most GTA fans. With cheats our emphasis has always been on making the game more fun!

Hostages

Pulling off heists/bank robberies are a major part of GTA V and what often happens while one is taking place? Hostages are taken. You can actually see some hostages in one of the trailers, but it’s not clear whether players will have the ability to take and “use” them to any extent (i.e. whether hostages were included as a gameplay feature or just a cut scene). Also think of the possibilities when you have a 5 star wanted level and are in a stand-off with the cops… It would be a pretty major addition/feature and could be a bit much for Rockstar to squeeze into the game though.

Drones

Military drones are a controversial topic at the moment, but we don’t think that should stop them being includes in GTA 5, and in fact it’s reasonably likely they will be. We already know that there will be a military base in the game that you’ll be able to break into. Having some drones there to control, or steal and take home to use (perhaps via laptop from your pad), wouldn’t be a stretch.

Custom vehicles in multiplayer

The extent of your ability to customize your own Grand Theft Auto V experience has been talked up a lot by Rockstar (particularly in respect of cars, but also your own characters – including a “custom character”) and we think that extending it to customized vehicles within the multiplayer portion of the game would be a logical step. Showing off your hard work and customization skills to friends is always fun, plus you can check out all the cool stuff other people have made first hand.

Improved pedestrian behavior

Oftentimes in previous GTA games you could crash a helicopter or a car in the middle of a busy street and everyone would continue going about their business like nothing happened. While we can expect pedestrian behavior to improve in GTA 5 (and this has been confirmed) the extent to which it actually gets better will be interesting. If you have a sick ride we want people taking photos, same if you crash a car into a store front and then run off. Maybe massive crowds could also gather if you start doing crazy things in the middle of the street…

Involvement of The Game in GTA 5 Still a Mystery


Last Saturday, Money Gang’s Facebook page posted a tantalizing piece of artwork featuring The Game, in the style that’s come to symbolize Grand Theft Auto art. Along with the Grand Theft Auto 5 logo, the ESRB rating, and the Rockstar symbol, there was The Game in the center of the image mugging for the camera (well, if there was a camera that is).

The post had no other information describing the image, so naturally, the internet blew up with speculation, as the internet is wont to do. The possibilities were endless after all… well, maybe not endless, but the possibility that The Game would appear in the game (GTA V), and could in fact have a starring role in it certainly seemed to be highly likely.

It would not have been a huge shock after all, given The Game’s small role in GTA: San Andreas as Mark ‘B-Dup’ Wayne. The Game also made it clear back in November during an interview with Wired 96.5 that he had done some work with Rockstar on GTA V.

“They [Rockstar] called man, and we did a little bit of work with them,” he told Wired 96.5, in reference to the next game in the Grand Theft Auto series (GTA V). “Once you in a video game, you struck gold, man.”

Of course, ‘a little bit of work’ certainly wouldn’t appear to be the major role that the cover art style artwork was hinting at, and was in fact more likely to be a reprisal of his role as B-Dup in the new game, which would make plenty of sense, given the setting of Los Santos and the main character’s past as a gangster.

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As you’d expect, all that feverish excitement slowing simmered back down to a tepid boil as it was revealed that the artwork is only a fanmade piece from a poster named streethustla at gtaforums.com, who created several similar looking pieces of work with different images, and was not an official artwork created by Rockstar.

What The Game’s actual involvement in GTA V will be is still up for continued speculation, but as stated, it does appear he will have a role in GTA V regardless of the misleading artwork. Whether that’s a reprisal of his role as B-Dup, a new role in the game, or something solely on the musical end of the spectrum, we can only guess.

In the end, this whole saga is nothing more than a cautionary tale about the perils of jumping to conclusions at the mere sight of some artwork on someone’s official Facebook page, which you would think would come with some sort of description as to the origins of the artwork to stop the internet from blowing up, and saving a lot of news outlets from looking rather silly in the process (yeah, we posted it), but…I digress (and must end this run-on sentence).

With or without The Game, GTA V will be one heck of a ride when it releases later this year. That we can be certain of.

Gamers Starving for GTA 5 News


E3 2012 has begun and even though Grand Theft Auto 5 hasn’t even been officially mentioned there, in any capacity whatsoever, GTA 5 related news and rumors are popping up everywhere all over the net. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the more interesting pieces:

Tesco Leaked GTA 5 Release Date

I am posting this more as warning of what NOT to believe. Tesco (a UK based store) currently has GTA 5 listed with a release date of 28 December 2012. Not only does releasing the game after Christmas (if you’re gonna do it around that period at all) make zero sense, but as if Tesco would be the ones in the know with the rest of us in the dark… Credibility factor: none. Continue reading