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GTA Online Fans Share Thoughts On In And Out

GTA Online’s newest Adversary Mode called In and Out was released yesterday. While Rockstar was a tad slow on posting the official announcement on the Newswire, players were already stealing packages moments after launch. Seeing as Adversary Modes have become a tad controversial in recent months, chances were that most players would be a bit buggered by the release.

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While there are plenty of dissenting opinions, In and Out actually received quite a bit of positive feedback. Like every other Adversary Mode, it suffers from low player numbers. Coordinated efforts are being made on various GTA 5 related Subreddits to organize players to populate the Adversary Mode lobbies to combat this issue.

Even so, In and Out has seemingly fulfilled its promise of being Capture on steroids. Players who have had the luck to play with higher numbers of team-mates or even full lobbies report that the mode is every bit as frantic as expected.

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Players have been sharing their thoughts on the new mode and many of them feel that In and Out is far too similar to Capture to warrant its own game mode, however there are opposing opinions.

Capture is way less intense in terms of gunfire and in the new mode you don’t have to drive huge distances to packages and back to your base.

Then again, there are those who like it precisely because it took the base concept of Capture, but put a new twist on it.

Personally I love captures and the new ‘in and out’ mode is to me a nice blend of capture with its ‘purposefulness’ and deathmatch with its intensity

Of course, there are those who aren’t as happy with the new mode as the above examples. Omitting the dissension lacking explanation, there have been those GTA Online players who’ve went to the effort of writing down their gripes.

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4 minutes was nowhere enough time to collect all the packages.
Also do not play this with only one person on each team. It just becomes shootout till the timer goes off. So far I’ve only managed to get into games with small amounts of players so that’s been my experience so far. Will update if I discover something new.

It seems that the new mode is something of a mixed bag. However, how much of this negativity stems from Adversary Mode fatigue? GTA Online is desperately in the need of something new and different – jobs, contact missions and the like.

What are your feelings on the new GTA Online Adversary Mode?

Rockstar Not Happy With GTA Documentary

Yesterday we reported on the release of the highly controversial GTA documentary shot by the BBC. The documentary was aired despite the legal action Rockstar is taking against BBC. As Rockstar has filed a lawsuit previously, it should come as no surprise that they don’t a particularly high opinion of the film. “The Gamechangers” has been slammed by reviewers almost universally, especially citing the fact that Houser and his brother, the founders of Rockstar, have always kept themselves far from the media. Therefore there is no way to know if lead actor Daniel Radcliffe’s performance is authentic in any way.

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It is ironic how most of this GTA “documentary” is about as baseless as the countless rumors that surround the games in the franchise. While the film is “based on real life events”, much of the happenings of the narrative took place behind closed doors in real life, therefore BBC hardly had the necessary material on which to base the story line.

Current and former Rockstar/DMA developers have voiced their opinions on the film on social media.

Oh dear. Shit’s about to get. Well. Shitter. #gamechangers

— Brian Baglow

One day, the media will talk about a game, and not try and make out only one person was responsible…one day #IHaveADream#TheGamechangers

— Mike Dailly

@BBC Was Basil Brush busy? What exactly is this random, made up bollocks?

— Rockstar Games

As you can see, the developer is hardly pleased with their depiction in the “docudrama”. The documentary is also terribly biased, while making a poor attempt to seem fair. While the firlm certainly does not display any of its characters in a positive light, as it progresses, it becomes apparent that it is leaning towards Jack Thompson’s camp. Could this controversial film about a past controversy spark another controversy?

Did you guys see the Gamechangers? What did you think?

Bringing Back the Humor in GTAV

One complaint that a lot of GTA aficionados had about Grand Theft Auto IV was the toned down humor. Sure, there was plenty of laughs to be had from the in-game radio chatter and ads, but by and large the world around you was more like real life, rather than the exaggerated versions we had in other GTA games.

We need more jokes this time around!

The Main Characters

One reason that GTA IV wasn’t as innately funny as previous games was because the main character simply wasn’t funny. Not that every single former protagonist was funny, but Niko Bellic was more a fish out of water/stranger in a strange land type, rather than someone who was able to throw out the one liners and keep up with the strange cast of characters that he was interacting with.

In Grand Theft Auto V, however, we’re going to have three main characters and they all look like they’re going to have their various quirks that open the door for more insane interactions. Michael’s a been-there-done-that career criminal that will have tons of funny insights, Trevor’s a burned out psycho, and Franklin’s a repo man that works for Armenians. Lots of potential there!

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The Supporting Cast

The supporting cast in GTA IV was where the humor was at as far as characters went, and we should expect no less this time around. Grand Theft Auto V already has quite the supporting cast lined up with various girlfriends (of course), Michael’s overspending wife and kids, conspiracy theorists, and plenty of others, including a dog.

Look for all these characters to inspire a variety of missions that will see your characters engaging in various salacious acts that will bring a smile at the very least. Rockstar thrives in this sort of environment and hopefully they’ll really bring it in GTA V.

Let’s just hope there aren’t those annoying bromance missions you have to do every time one of your buddies gets lonely. Packie…ugh! Leave me alone!

It’s a Mad, Mad World

The worlds of the various Grand Theft Auto games are like an insane, drugged-out version of our own. Rockstar takes shots at everyday things we see in the world around us by taking them, twisting them, and turning it all up to eleven.

Modern Western culture is already neck-deep in overt sexuality, and GTA games are absolutely soaked in it. Expect GTA V to take hard shots at all things Americana that we’ve seen in the past 4-5 years since the last game came out. Anything and everything will be on the table, and there will be something to offend everyone. Your favorite movie, TV show, energy drink, band, or type of music will be blasted at some point.

But that’s the fun!

Expect Rockstar to Nail It

When it comes to the humor in GTA V, we have to expect that Rockstar will not hold back. Sure, grit is good in any game that consists of you performing any and all sorts of illicit activities, but at the same time we want to be entertained by Rockstar’s take on the everyday things we have around us. The humor is already there, it just needs to be exploited! These guys already have some funny folks in their stable, they just need to give them free rein and see what they come up with. Get on it Rockstar!