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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.

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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.

EVERYBODY WANTS SINGLE PLAYER DLC.. I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THAT. DON’T KNOW WHEN IT’S GONNA HAPPEN OR EVEN IF IT’S GONNA HAPPEN

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.

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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?

GTA V Voice Actor Teases Story DLC… Again

Franklin’s voice actor, Shawn Fonteno, has a penchant for pulling the community’s leg with ambiguous posts on his personal Instagram account.

The latest tease is an image of the actor sitting in what looks to be one of the Rockstar offices. In the background are large framed posters of GTA IV, L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3. The biggest tell, however, is the fact that he’s wearing a mo-cap (motion capture) suit.


LOL ……

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Fonteno has pulled similar tricks in the past, leading fans on with a rarely seen promotional image of GTA V’s PC version. He hinted that it might be a shot from Liberty City which will appear in the mythical Story DLC. Some eagle-eyed fans pointed that out rather hastily, but not fast enough to stem the tide of rumors.

As such, players are taking this particular picture with several spoonfuls of salt. The odd commenter here and there asks whether or not this means that Story DLC is confirmed, but others swiftly quiet them down.

The buzz around Story DLC has picked up in recent weeks following nearly one and a half years of silence broken only briefly by shoddy rumors every few months or so.

Amidst leaks and rumors, this is just more fuel on the fire, regardless of how believable – or, to be more precise, unbelievable – it is. Rumors of Story DLC being released at some point for GTA V have been around ever since a few months after GTA 5 was originally released.

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That’s nearly two years of nothing and rumors, despite massive popular demand. A rather large portion of GTA V players prefer single player, and some stay away from Online all together. While these players have mods to add new content to the game, this option is only available on PC. Console lone wolves have no alternatives and are itching for some new content.

Based on the rumors and leaks, do you thing that we might be seeing Story DLC for GTA V soon?

New GTA V Phone Easter Egg Found

Over two years after its release GTA V still has a few secrets. Those folks intent on solving the Mount Chiliad mystery don’t seem all that insane anymore, do they?

A significant portion of GTA V’s easter eggs and cheats can be accessed via the in-game cellphone. Calling certain number combinations will result in some rather odd occurrences. Sometimes you’ll get the iconic chirping of a dial-up modem, or some pissed guy telling you to ‘stop prank calling’ them (check out the full list).

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Cheats can also be activated by calling certain numbers instead of the using regular button combo method. All of your regular cheats, like invincibility, drunk mode, slow-mo, fast run, and so on are accessible from the cellphone.

Recently, a new phone “effect” has been discovered. It isn’t a cheat per-se (of course, it may have as of yet undiscovered effects), as it does not benefit the player in any way. If you call 1-999-367-3767 (1-999-EMP-DROP) the phone will show that you’re connecting to someone or something called “Black Cellphones”. All this does is trigger a small explosion in the air near you, but far enough not to hurt, and changes the color of your phone to black.

On its own this isn’t particularly interesting, but since this is GTA V, the rumors have begun circulating instantly. Many believe this is the next step in solving the Chiliad mystery. Others think it is in some way related to single player DLC. The numbers after the second dash, based on what letters are associated with them could mean “EMP Drop”. Some speculate that this is a hit as to the story line of the SP DLC, which might concern either the player or their enemies using an EMP to cause a blackout in Los Santos.

Because, you know, two excellent mods weren’t enough of a Watch_Dogs connection… What do you think this newest GTA V phone easter egg could mean?

Opinion: GTA Journalism Hits All Time Low, Cites “PS5”

Seriously, “journalism”, we need to talk. This is not okay.

The way the tiny pool of regurgitated baseless rumors regarding the next game in the GTA franchise (which, anyone that has been paying any attention would know, will either be a spin off or a standalone expansion) has been covered last year was pretty atrocious. A handful of websites, which don’t even deal with videogames, writing and re-writing articles that have appeared on their counterparts and then cross-linking to them, was the status quo.

Some of you may notice how the screenshot is of Sleeping Dogs. Grade A+ journalism right there.
Some of you may notice how the screenshot is of Sleeping Dogs. Grade A+ journalism right there. This was posted in a genuinely serious article.

For six months straight, every week a “new” article would be posted about the exact same speculation regarding the protagonist or map or release date of GTA “6”, even though the game does not officially even exist. If one were to follow the trail of links in one such article, it would not take long to get back to the starting point, and the links would always take you through the same websites. Someone who, at the end of the string, actually owns all these sites, is making a killing off a sensationalist circlejerk.

But never was it this low. Never before has online GTA related journalism reach as deep and dark a point as now. While until now, these sites were at least making minute attempts at hiding the fact that they just look up the most searched-for keywords (albeit poorly), they seemingly stopped giving a shit anymore.

GTA 5 Cheats: Wading through endless bullshit so you don't have to!
GTA 5 Cheats: Wading through endless bullshit so you don’t have to!

You know there is something very, very wrong with journalism when you see an article speaking about how a nonexistent game will release five years from now on a nonexistent console (the best part is how most of these hack sites are on auto refresh just to artificially boost ad revenue…). The latest “rumors” are that GTA 6 will launch exclusively on something called the PlayStation 5 in 2020.

Someone actually wrote those lines.

And it was published.

Please.

Make it stop.

GTA V Casino DLC Rumors Pop Up Again From Reputable Source

Do you guys remember those times late in summer and also throughout the autumn of 2015, where wild DLC rumors were being produced faster than baby rabbits? Remember how the whole GTA V community was ganging up on so called leakers and tipsters, because everything they said sounded like bullshit?

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Remember how much of it turned out to be true in the end? Well, a new year means a new wave of rumors, and the first major one to drop in 2016 is one that made the rounds a few months back. It was also swiftly discounted, which now seems a tad premature.

The Casino in Los Santos has been standing abandoned and empty ever since the game launched with an “opening soon” sign posted outside. When the rumors of a gambling DLC first popped up, they were started by an image which showed the same sign with the text “opening next week”, however with no code reference. It was dismissed as a mod.

Funmw2, a reputable leaker who nailed the details of the Lowriders DLC back in the day, has now reignited the rumor. He did lose a little face recently with the Liberty City blunder, but he is hardly out of the game.

In recent posts on GTAForums, he’s alluded to the Casino opening in both single player and in Online, the second of which could be backed up with a file reference. Furthermore, it seems that the long awaited single player DLC will come along with an Online update, both of which contain a lot more than just the Casino, though obviously the other content won’t be shared.

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Many rumors state that the SP DLC will indeed be paid, meaning the Casino content will be locked behind a paywall. If the same Casino content will be added to Online free, we can expect a series shitstorm to ensue.

How much faith do you guys have in these recent GTA V rumors?

Alas, No Liberty City For GTA V

No Liberty City any time soon, at the very least. Some time ago we reported on a known leaker who, despite having been frequently criticized and scrutinized in the past, cleared his name after correctly leaking information from the Lowriders, Halloween and Executives DLCs.

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Funmw2, known as TezFunz on Twitter, was among those who took the brunt of the hatred in the long period of rumor grinding before the release of the Lowriders DLC. So many alleged “leaks” happened, (many of which were obviously false) that he, being one of the most active GTA V data-miners, was looked down upon by the community. However, after the release of the DLC confirmed that the things he was saying were mostly true, the hate stopped short.

Recently, the known leaker suggested that Rockstar might be adding Liberty City to GTA Online as a fully playable location in a future update, possibly paid. This occurred around the time undeniable proof was found that single player DLC is on the way for GTA V.

The idea that GTA Online will be expanded to incorporate other cities and regions has been floating around practically since it was launched, and Liberty City has always been among the prime targets for the next chapter of Online to take place in.

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However, Funmw2 recently stated that the source on which he based his earlier claims was, in fact, incorrect.

Looks like my source was wrong about this week regarding getting new info about SP DLC
I will try to check if he can get more pictures.

For someone whose reputation as a leaker has gained him much hate in the past, such a misstep could unleash yet another slew of animosity. Since this is the internet though, it would be too much to expect people to remember that he was right before, and that this was an honest mistake. He’s only human.

How excited did you get for seeing Liberty City in GTA Online after the initial rumor arose?

Trailer Analysis: GTA Online Executives And Other Criminals

The next big GTA Online update, Executives and Other Criminals, is soon launching and Rockstar is slowly revealing all the features the DLC will contain. However, since this is the GTA community we are speaking of, people obviously aren’t content with waiting less than a week, with an intermittent gradual trickle of details flowing. Some GTA V fans out there picked the new DLC’s trailer apart frame by frame, and here’s what they discovered.

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First up, the trailer features two hotels, the Gentry Manor and the Von Crastenburg. Hotels, until now, had no gameplay role in GTA Online. However with two of them getting such attention, chances are they will be more than mere set pieces. Speculation suggests that either they will work as temporary properties where you need to pay by the night, or you can own them and gain income from the guests.

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One frame of the trailer confirms that the flare gun will make a return. Possibly as a way to signal your bodyguards?

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The DLC will also be adding some new luxurious properties to the Vinewood Hills, giving players the chance to buy manors, mansions and villas… provided they have the dough of course (see our previous warning in this regard). These properties will be among the largest the game has seen, with some being at least three stories high.

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Executives will also be adding some new vehicles, which, based on a shot from the trailer, will be customizable to a greater extent than non-Lowrider vehicles were up to this point. However it is unlikely that they will feature as many options as the Lowriders themselves. There will also be some new clothing items added to the game, enabling players to capture that true VIP look with complete elegance.

Which aspect of the next big GTA Online DLC, Executives and Other Criminals, are you looking forward to the most?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

GTA V Map Expanded In Christmas DLC, New Adversary Modes

The leaked upcoming DLCs might be bringing changes to GTA Online, the likes of which have never been seen before.

Some time ago, in between the release of Freemode Events and Lowriders for GTA Online, the press (us included) was buzzing without end about the possibilities of upcoming content, and potential leaks.

The underlying framework restructuring that happened with Freemode Events was the forerunner of a whole new wave of GTA Online DLC. Lowriders being one of the most substantial updates in the game’s history backed this claim, however the future seems even more radical.

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We’re well into December, and players are getting eager to hear about the upcoming Christmas DLC for GTA Online, as well as the second part of the Lowriders update. The large leak we reported on some time ago revealed some of the content which will be added to the game with these updates. However, chances are that the leak hasn’t revealed all content that the XMAS_3_MP and LOW_2_MP code-named updates will contain.

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The leak spoke of apartment customization, however it is unknown whether or not this will be contained in the aforementioned DLCs or in some unnamed update to be released in 2016. Recent rumors are talking of three new Adversary Modes, ‘Every Bullet Counts’ (update: Rockstar has officially announced this Adversary Mode as a standalone, available now.), ‘Extraction’ and ‘Beast VS Slasher’.

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The shakiest rumor also seems to be the one players are hoping most. Rockstar may be expanding the map of GTA V in the upcoming DLC, however the nature of this expansion it not known. Whether or not a new island will be added near the coast, accessible by boat, or a new area will be added (maybe North Yankton will be touched up, expanded, and opened up to players) in some form.

What kinds of features do you hope to see in upcoming GTA Online DLC?

GTA Online Random Events Not Spawning? Here’s Why

Is your map suddenly and inexplicably devoid of any random events markers and you don’t know why? It’simple. You’re too rich.

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Yeah, you read that right. Random events in GTA online are a great way to make a quick buck, though you won’t be getting filthy rich off of them any time quick. With the various updates over the months continuously adding more and more content to GTA Online, and much of it expensive, players are in a constant drive to earn as much GTA $ as quickly as possible.

Especially with the kind of content floating around like a GTA $ 10 million golden jet, and the ridiculously expensive Lowriders, not to mention the upcoming yacht which has been rumored and leaked. Hoarding cash is something all players want.

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Heists may be the best method for this, but random events are enough to cover every-day expenses. However, with everyone collecting money in a frenzy, they might forget to deposit and invest their cash, and they’ll soon realize a stunning lack of random events.

Basically, GTA Online detects the amount of money you have (also the basis of some anti-cheat protocols), and if you’re running around packed, it won’t be spawning low-yield random events. However, if you invest all your funds into stocks, the game will resume throwing its random events at you to help you get earning.

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The random events primary effected by this “feature” (?) are Armored Trucks and ATM robberies, however all random events are affected eventually regardless of type. Since many players fall into the mistake of running around with immense amounts of money in their pockets, getting killed, and losing a fortune, this is a good way of reminding them to deposit and invest. The next best thing would be for GTA Online to throw a pop-up at you occasionally.

What is the largest amount of money you’ve lost in GTA Online when getting ganked?