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GTA V Voice Actor Denies Single Player DLC Knowledge

In recent weeks the discussion around single player DLC possibly being released for GTA V has hit an all time high, particularly following various leaks and rumors, many of which have yet to be confirmed as either true or false.

Here we have Franklin’s voice actor is pulling his usual shenanigans, which is most likely just another prank. In the meanwhile separate, reputable sources are claiming opposing things regarding the story expansion.

This most recent piece of the puzzle might give a definitive answer – however it won’t be one that you’ll like.


The voice actor of Michael de Santa, Ned Luke, recently gave his own thoughts regarding the possibility of story DLC. Naturally, if Shawn Fonteno is in on something regarding voice-work, Ned would be too.


However, Rockstar might be planning something more. Ned did say that the three voice actors will be going around various video game conventions this year in order to meet their fans.

[…]But I do know the boyz are gonna try to get out to some conventions this year so we can finally meet so many of our fans that we have been unable to meet in the past

It's a new year we gonna do this tour thing

Posted by Ned Luke on Friday, 15 January 2016

Based on how fixated the community is on the idea of single player DLC, you can bet that those convention appearances will be mired in questions regarding it. Rockstar has released post-launch single player content for most of their main games, like GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption. This would make it strange to leave GTA V out.


Granted, Online is what’s generating most of the revenue, but they’d surely make a killing on paid SP DLC, considering the massive hype around it, and the praise the game’s story has received.

Has Ned’s comment killed any hope you’ve had for GTA V single player DLC?

Proposal: GTA Online Fan Emblem Marketplace

GTA Online, as you might guess from the title, places quite a bit of emphasis on cars. They’re level up rewards, many are expensive, they’re the focus of DLC, and so on. While only relevant for single player, the modding scene is dominated by vehicle mods and skins.

What makes buying these cars particularly great for players is the ability to customize the rides with various parts, as well as alter the style and colors. While the customization options found in the game are numerous, they are limited and the players – as always – want more.

French GTA V fan RealityDesign has mocked up a proposal for a community powered emblem and livery marketplace to be added to GTA Online, which he has demonstrated in two videos. Granted, the videos are in French, but the images tell the tale well enough.

The system would involve a new emblem and skin editor within the game. Using it players could create their own designs and then sell them for in-game currency (or even real money) as a new way of collecting cash.

The creator has expressed that if this were to ever become reality, he’d intend it as an official feature included in an update or DLC instead of a mod. As we all know that mods in GTA Online gets you banned from the game. Not to mention that the entire thing wouldn’t even function on a conceptual level due to the networking and files involved unless literally every player in the game has said mod downloaded.

RealityDesign has the concept fleshed out a fair bit too as he’s come up with ways of avoiding the prices from fluctuating too much or inflating, preventing spam and ensuring that no designs are stolen and resold by other users.

Would you be interested in such a vehicle skin marketplace making its way to GTA Online?

GTA Online Festive Surprise Announced And Released

That was quick. Soon after a few last-minute leaks spoiled most of the content and the release date of this year’s Christmas DLC for GTA Online, the official announcement, in tandem with the release, was made.

Much like with the Halloween Surprise DLC, the Newswire post went up at the same time as when the update itself went live in-game. Also much like with the Halloween Surprise DLC, a lot of the new content will only be available for a limited time.


The DLC works more like an Advent calendar of sorts, with not all content being available or even revealed yet. The initial post and release are quite bare bones, but the wording of the news update gives us some idea of what is to come.

New designs for festive clothing, like pyjamas and costumes, as well as various new Christmas themed masks are available for free while the DLC is live. As well as this, the content from the previous two holiday DLCs, the 2014 Festive Surprise and the 2013 Holidays Gifts being available for purchase.

Christmas trees have been set up at Legion Square as well as in all apartments, mansions and yachts, to give you that proper holiday feel. While the pavement of Los Santos’ streets are still bone-dry, you can expect some soft, pure snow to fall soon, allowing players to have some deadly snowball fights.


However the free masks and outfits won’t be the only gifts that players can expect this Christmas. Various other free items, events and gameplay additions will be released, for free, during the course of the DLC’s lifespan, the nature of which have yet to be revealed. The vehicle that is purported to be added to GTA Online with this DLC is bound to be one of them.

Have you tried out some of the new additions to GTA Online with the Festive Surprise?

New GTA Online Adversary Mode Announced, Released

More and more it seems that Rockstar is adopting a policy of announcing and releasing new GTA Online content simultaneously.


The developer of GTA has been stepping up the Adversary Modes in recent updates, constantly adding newer and newer game modes, each of which are becoming progressively more unique and less conventional. The design team is going all out on trying to mold the existing game mechanics into exciting new features which would typically be unconventional in a game of this genre. We recently saw the Slasher and Running Back modes being added which are more divergent, as well as a number of more traditional but still creative modes like Hunting Pack.


Yesterday we reported on some rumors, based of leaked information, that the upcoming December DLCs (Christmas update and Lowriders Part II) would add a number of Adversary Modes to GTA Online, including one called Every Bullet Counts. Well, in a rather surprising turn of events, Rockstar announced Every Bullet Counts soon after as a standalone Adversary Mode update, which went live immediately as the announcement was made.

The Adversary Mode sees four players, armed with Marksman Pistols with just two bullets locked together, in a confined space. You also have some melee weapons to fall back on should your two shots go awry. The mode seeks to force players into a tense situation, as anyone who does not move for longer than five seconds will have their blips displayed on the map.


Every Bullet Counts also introduces new maps. The mode will be played in locations only accessible through this game mode. The fact that the rumor leak accurately named this mode before the announcement, plus the fact that it mentioned the map being expanded, which this indirectly does, lends the leak significant credibility.

Which aspect of this new GTA Online Adversary Mode do you find most appealing?

Graphical Mods In GTA Online Will Get You Banned

GTA 5 Cheats has covered the most popular and most advanced graphical mods out there quite extensively – however, will they get you banned from GTA Online?


These mods allow PC users to drastically enhance the visuals of GTA V by adding extremely high resolution textures to the game, as well as new visual effects and tweaks to existing ones. The kinds of results these mods have achieved are nothing less than astounding, with the most popular ones creating a near photo-realistic graphics while playing – provided you have a rig powerful enough to run it.

Now, these graphical mods increase visual fidelity and improve special effects, but they don’t affect gameplay – or do they? The question whether or now strictly visual mods are allowed in GTA Online has been one even Rockstar Support hasn’t been able to answer for a good long while. Players have spoken of instances when even after a 6 response ticket was closed, the support representative still could not provide a clear answer as to whether or not its use is a bannable offense.


Some users of SweetFX have, surprisingly, gotten positive response from Rockstar.


As long as you do not use the mods to effect the online experience you will not be banned.

However, it seems Rockstar’s policy has since changed, and this is likely to be a result of the prolonged crisis regarding the extremely high amount of hackers present in GTA Online. Most recently, one player reported that they got a very, very clear response from Rockstar, which is bound to quell any further discussion on the matter for good.

Unfortunately, mods of any kind are prohibited for online use. This would include graphic enhancement mods.

Another rep goes on to clarify as to the reason why.


Even a subtle change in saturation can give you an edge in visibility (eliminating glare for instance) when engaged in PVP.

Straight from the source folks – no graphics mods are allowed in GTA Online.

Have you guys been using any visual mods while playing GTA Online?

Big Leak Appears To Confirm Yacht, New Vehicles, More

We recently reported on someone finding a reference in the code for a yacht coming to GTA V via DLC in the future. This discovery sent data miners into a frenzy, and a whole lot of new info has seemingly been revealed. Strap in, this is a big one!

Firstly, a video detailing a few of the newly discovered features went up on Youtube quite quickly, and it featured an advertisement image of the rumored yacht. As it turns out, the image is a stock photo of a real world yacht, and this realization lead to some players mistaking the leak for a fake. However, based on the massive amount of in-engine footage and game models subsequently dug up by reputable sources, the findings actually appear like they might be real (we can only hope!).

First of all, the content discovered is not related to one upcoming DLC, but three DLC packs which will all launch this year. It seems that the labeling of the previous post-Halloween rumor as fake was too hasty, as the next content update codenamed “Apartments” could in fact add a wide range of customization options to your in-game properties (primarily furniture) , as well as the new yacht.

The helipad and mini-dock mentioned in the previous rumor are in fact optional customization options for the floating palace. The update should also add a bloody heap of new cars, a full list of which can be found in the original post on GTANF.

Two new weapons, a Magnum revolver and a switchblade emblazoned with a skull also look like they’re coming to GTA Online, as well as new outfits including a large SWAT ablative bullet proof vest. Two new missions seem to be in the works too, most likely new heists.

We should also see an update to the Lowriders DLC. GTA Online Lowriders part two will add the vehicles missing from the previous one based on the original leak of 12 new cars, as well as two new weapons, both of which are rifles.

There is also a bit of information regarding a GTA Online Christmas DLC, which might be adding at least one vehicle we know about so far…. Phew, we told you to strap in. Rockstar has been VERY busy!

GTA Online Halloween Surprise Announced & Released

This shouldn’t really be a surprise to any of our readers, but Rockstar has just officially announced the already leaked Halloween Surprise DLC for GTA Online. What could possibly compensate for the lack of “surprise” though? It’s out right now!


The DLC is also everything the leaks made it out to be so no need to be disappointed on the content front. One interesting piece of new info however, is that the new vehicles and gear introduced in this DLC can only be acquired until the 16th of November, after which you won’t be able to get your hands on them (until next year’s Halloween – we hope). So we think it’s time to grind for cash, and hold off on buying those fully tricked out lowriders! Don’t worry though, as once you’ve acquired them, the items and vehicles will remain yours and usable after the 16th and beyond.


As we’ve known for a while now, the two new vehicles are the Lurcher and the Franken Strange, a funeral hearse and a hot rod, respectively. Rockstar also added 20 new bobble head customization items, two of which have been leaked as a Frankenstein’s monster and a werewolf.


A wide variety of new masks have also become available, and the halloween mask selection is the default setting for heists until the 16th. If masks aren’t your thing, then you can choose from the 30 different face-paint options.


The new adversary mode, Slasher, throws a veil of darkness over Los Santos and arms victims with flashlights, and one slasher with a shotgun. The slasher has 3 minutes to hunt the unarmed victims, who can either stay in shadows, but not see anything, or use their flashlight and reveal their position. However, once the 3 minutes are up, the “victims” might become the hunters, as they are blessed with shotguns of their own.


Rockstar has also announced that they will be holding a special Halloween weekend event and livestream. Stay tuned for more info on that.

Which feature of the GTA Online Halloween DLC do you enjoy the most?

GTA Online Halloween Adversary Mode And Zombie Hoax

With the possible announcement and definite release of the GTA Online Halloween “surprise” DLC drawing near, excitement is mounting. And whenever excitement regarding a new GTA Online DLC mounts, you can guarantee that rumors will jump into the saddle as well. With the spooky masks, new bobble-heads, two new vehicles and the new weapon revealed by data miners already, you can bet that the latest info they’ve uncovered is also good – as is their warning about a particular rumor which is as popular as it is fake.


But first, the good news – the upcoming Halloween DLC will be adding a whole new Adversary mode to GTA V (we’re getting a ton of those nowadays, aren’t we?) with a spooky theme. Players of this game mode will sure as hell be making good use of them spooky masks the update is introducing to the game. For the best experience, make sure to play in first person with headphones.

I’ll stop pulling your legs now. The new Adversary Mode is called Slasher, and much like the eponymous film genre, features one player who takes on the role of the titular “Slasher”. The Slasher is equipped with a machete and needs to hunt down the other players, who are unarmed, in a given amount of time. Once the timer runs out, the surviving runners are blessed with shotguns, and the hunter-prey relationship gets multiplied by minus one.


As for that rumor you should look out for, it is anything involving the undead. No matter what you see, no matter who says what, there is no way zombies are coming to GTA V – yet. One particular rumor showed a spiked baseball bat as a weapon that will be added in the update, with the caption “undead nightmare”, a clear allusion to the Red Dead Redemption expansion. Reputable dataminers confirm that the upcoming update has no such weapon, nor any undead.

What part of the GTA Online Halloween DLC are you guys looking forward to the most?

Halloween DLC Car Customization Leaked

We’ve recently reported on the leaked info regarding the Halloween DLC for GTA Online which is actually happening after all. The DLC will contain two new rides, a new weapon, and some seriously creepy new masks.


Well, dataminers have been hard at work to dig up all the info and features of the aforementioned DLC and release it to the public. Since the previous leak, another new feature, plus the full range of customization options for both new cars have been discovered and documented. All in all, the Halloween DLC is shaping up to be quite the content whale despite being released so soon after Lowriders, which has added a whole wealth of new content, with some of it only having been discovered some time after launch.

Two new cars, the Albany Lurcher and the Albany Franken Strange, are the rides we’ll be getting on the 30th. The Lurcher, a hearse, looks like a funeral car to which you can add skull and blood spatter themed paint jobs. While the Franken Strange is a beastly hot rod you can trick out with sweet purple flames, a burning skull or a grim reaper.

The new feature, which is a new customization option, is the addition of bobble heads, which you can presumably place onto dashboard. We can also see a leaked screenshot of an un-holstered flashlight, which, failing in its purpose entirely, is pointed upward and emits no light. Well…


We’re fairly certain that the Halloween DLC will also be adding missions to the game, and it’s a good guess that Rockstar will be hosting some sort of 2x RP and GTA $ weekend/week-long event in GTA Online to commemorate the event. The double cash payout will certainly come as a relief to the people trying to scrounge up enough cash to put together their dream lowrider.


Are you guys looking forward to the GTA Online Halloween DLC?

GTA Online Lowriders Gets New Trailer

Just when you thought the hype train has reached its final destination, Rockstar decided the ride ain’t over till it’s over and released a new trailer just to rev up your excitement that much more.

This trailer for the Lowriders update, coming to GTA Online later today, shows off what the newly reopened Benny’s Original Motorworks has to offer the eager customers looking to either purchase a new lowrider ready to go through the bling machine, or to trick out their existing rides.


The trailer introduces yet again the features which have been teased, namely the new vehicles, the interior and body jobs, the special artistry and the over powered sound systems we’ll be able to blow all out cash on.

The new features also include hydraulics, letting you and your squad hop and bounce all around the neighborhood in a fashion which will be stylish and intimidating to some, and absolutely laughable to others (seriously, how can you take anyone seriously if their car jumps around like that? Does anyone genuinely think that’s cool?).

Located conveniently in Strawberry, just south of the Olympic Freeway, Benny’s is a full service garage specialising in Lowrider culture and customisation. Visit for their grand re-opening, October 20.


As far as we know, Benny’s will be the one and only store of its kind in GTA V, but it will have a website accessible from the in-game smartphone interface in case you wish to make a remote purchase. Benny’s opening will mark the release of the update, and the new story missions from Lamar will become available in which you’ll need to take on the gangs of Los Santos, as teased in the above trailer. Whether or not vehicles present in the game prior to Lowriders will also be customizable is still a mystery.

Which new car added in GTA V Lowriders are you most looking forward to?