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The Newest Best GTA V Fan Art

Rockstar likes to keep the GTA V community engaged even when they’re not running one of GTA Online’s challenging heists. They often post on their proprietary news platform, the Rockstar Newswire, about community creations such as custom jobs, impressive Rockstar Editor videos or particularly creative fan art. We’ve brought to you reports of previous batches of GTA V fan art publicized on the Newswire before, and Rockstar has just posted another batch.

First up we have a criminally stylish desktop wallpaper inspired by the neon-laden setting of GTA: Vice City. A night drive along the beach boulevard with the colorful glow of the city illuminating the evening seems like the perfect way to relax after a hard day, based on this sweet image.

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Next up we have, instead of a particular art submission (though that cover is impressive), another collection of GTA fan art. meta. “What Happens In The Dark” is a community created GTA fan art online magazine, aimed at all you discerning criminals out there. Check it out here!

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The next, rather active image comes from Chank, who specializes in sticker-style art. Here, he gives us a disturbingly accurate idea of what kind of a person Trevor Phillips really is.

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In a sharp turn following the previous piece, this submission depicts what Trevor would be like after his “conversion” to the mentality of peace, joy, happiness, tolerance and… well, drugs. Some things never change, right?

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Next up is a callback to the days of GTA: San Andreas, depicting the Grove Street family big-head style. The well known and loved characters of the legendary game, Sweet, Big Smoke, CJ and Ryder appear in their signature green garb and toting a fierce arsenal.

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You can check out the rest here.

We ask this every time, but have you guys ever made any GTA V fan art? Feel free to share in the comments!

A Guide To GTA Continuity

We’ve recently posted a piece about that fan-made map that placed all five major cities of the GTA franchise on a single large combined continent. At the beginning of that post, we’ve mentioned the three continuities that can be distinguished in the franchise, and how that fan map throws them out the window.

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This post will give you a quick rundown of the three separate universes in the GTA franchise, and will answer a few questions such as why Los Santos looks completely different in GTA V compared to the city of the same name as it appeared in San Andreas, which in turn is completely different from what appeared in GTA…

First of all, we have three universes. These is the 2D universe, the 3D universe and the HD universe.

The 2D universe encompasses GTA, London 1969, London 1961, and GTA II. GTA II incorporated some 3D elements, but was mainly 2D and was still played from a top-down perspective, thus it is still considered part of this universe. The London packs are the only ones to feature “real” cities. GTA 2 is set in Anywhere City, which does not appear in any other game in the franchise again.

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The 3D universe encompasses the games released between 2001 and 2006, meaning the universe began with GTA III and ended with GTA: Vice City Stories. The games in this universe include GTA III, Vice City, Advance, San Andreas, Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories. The characters, locations and storylines of these games are related, and cross-over on many occasions. Ironically, Grand Theft Auto III, the first game in this universe, is also the one which happens last chronologically, and story-wise, the other games are all prequels to it.

The HD Universe entails all games from GTA IV onward, including all of its DLCs, Chinatown Wars and GTA V. The reason why GTA V’s Los Santos is different from the one which appeared in San Andreas, is that the two games appear in completely different canonical universes, and the team’s goal with GTA V was to make it resemble the real world city it is based on more.

Which of the GTA universes is you favorite?

Check Out All GTA Cities On One Map

The continuity of the GTA series has gone through a few iterations, with three distinguishable “universes” established. The following fan-made map takes a liberal approach to the franchise’s lore, and decides to ignore those universes.

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GTA V already has a pretty large map, but that is a recurring trend in the franchise. Another thing to consider is the fact that several other games are notorious for their massive, expansive maps such as Just Cause 2 (the iconic grappling hook of which has been modded into GTA V) or the extreme level of detail like in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Following the first two 2D GTA games featuring several cities in which the players could spread chaos and death, with the sole exception of GTA: San Andreas, all games focused on a single city, and the surrounding countryside (if there is any). GTA: San Andreas had a pretty damn big map for its day and age, with the cities of Los Santos, Las Venturas and San Fierro dotting a landscape of extreme variety, with beaches, deserts and mountains.

Now, with several rumors circulating about how GTA VI’s map might be based on the whole of the USA with several cities that can be traversed, one particular GTA  fan mashed together the maps of the 3D and HD universes into a massive continent with all five cities present.

Rockstar has stated in the past that they are interested in making a GTA game down the line which would contain all of their cities, and would allow the player to travel throughout the whole nation in which the games are set. Leslie Benzies, producer at Rockstar Games has spoken of this idea several times.

Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas.

What do you think? Would you want a massive sprawling map the size of a country, or would you prefer a smaller, more dense and focused map?

Don’t Believe the San Andreas 2 Rumors

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If you keep up to date on Grand Theft Auto news, you might have just seen something exciting: a press release about a sequel to GTA San Andreas, planned for 2015. It claimed this new game would once again follow CJ in a new story set 7 years after San Andreas, and provided details on some of the features. Well, if you’re excited about the possibility of a San Andreas 2, take a deep breath and step back. It’s probably false.

For one thing, the “press release” claims Rockstar secretly announced this game at PlayStation Experience, which was held in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th, and showed it to members of the press. Unless this was meant to remain a secret for some reason, we would have most likely heard of it before now, from multiple news sources. That takes us to the second point.

The site responsible for this rumor is Grand Times. The site only has a handful of other news articles, and they cover topics such as Electronic Dance Music based around Al Gore’s speeches and golf matches being used to determine the next president.

In short, Grand Times is not reliable. These articles are either meant as parodies or just intended to draw in traffic–and in the case of the San Andreas 2 article, the plan worked. Over 42,000 people have already shared the “news.”

While there’s a tiny possibility this rumor is true, we’re inclined to doubt it when a site like that is the only one with the information. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2 has not been announced, and unless Rockstar makes such an announcement, the best thing fans can do is spread the word and stop sharing that article.

Celebrate San Andreas With Double RP and More

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It’s time for another special weekend event in GTA Online, as Rockstar continues to celebrate the anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Starting tomorrow, October 24, and extending through October 26, you’ll earn Double RP and Double GTA$ every time you play the San Andreas Throwback Jobs, which make up the Featured Playlist for this event.

These jobs will also be featured in a Twitch live stream tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern Time.

As you play, you’ll also have a chance to get classic radio station T-shirts, along with weapons and GTA$, by keeping a lookout for Crate Drops. All green clothing items will be 50% off, as will BMX bikes and bandanas. Lowered suspension vehicle mods will be 25% off.

Of course, you have a chance to win exclusive prizes, too! Take Snapmatic shots of your San Andreas celebrations and post them to the Social Club with the tag #GTASanAndreas. Five lucky winners will each receive a basketball, a bandana, a 10th Anniversary T-shirt, playing cards and poker chips, the Kubrick Box Set, and stickers, all with a San Andreas theme. Be sure to read the Official Rules before you enter.

Does this mean Rockstar might announce a San Andreas re-release? We can’t say for sure, but maybe we’ll learn something this weekend. In the meantime, enjoy the event! Check out the official announcement for the full details.

GTA Online Jobs: San Andreas

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Next Sunday, October 26, marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Like last month’s Red Dead Redemption jobs, a series of fan-made San Andreas-themed jobs for GTA Online has been highlighted by Rockstar. These 10 games are sure to bring back some memories.

For the PS3, we have:

  • Dam Rider, by SyxTnynE – a 2-wheeler Race that starts at the Land Act Dam, goes to East Vinewood, and then crosses the Grand Senora Desert.
  • Grove Sweet Grove, by Captain_Fred01 – a Deathmatch featuring both guns and melee weapons, set around Grove Street.
  • A Home in the Hills, by CookieDwarf – a Race from Sandy Shores, through Baytree Canyon, all the way to a Galileo Park mansion reminiscent of Madd Dogg’s home.
  • N.O.E., by ala-eddine97 – an Air Race from the Alamo Sea across Blaine County to Sandy Shores, which requires you to fly low beneath bridges and outcroppings.
  • Sweet and Kendl, by GoochTheftAuto95 – a BMX Race meant to remind you of early San Andreas missions, as you drive from Hill Valley Cemetery to Grove Street.

And for the Xbox 360, we have:

  • Bloodring Bangers, by Arms Dealer – a Race that traps participants in a chaotic competition filled with weapons, Rockets, and Speed Boosts.
  • Gray Imports, by JIIThe_JokerIIK – a Team Deathmatch by Elysian Island, with tons of weapons available to both sides.
  • Grove Street Brawlers, by Pressure.Drop – fight through Grove Street with melee weapons, along with the occasional Molotov Cocktail and Tear Gas grenade.
  • Little Loop, by JIIThe_JokerIIK – this motorbike Race starts at Downtown Vinewood, takes you to the Los Santos airport, and ends at Grove Street.
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks, by GTAMANIAC99 – this high-action motorcycle Race takes you down the train tracks, through Mirror Park, and into the Tataviam Mountains.

Check out the official announcement for more details and the Job links. Be sure to tell us which your favorite is. Have you ever created a GTA Online Job to celebrate another game?

New GTA V Mod for San Andreas

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We may have to wait until 2015 to see if fans will make some of the GTA V PC mods we’re most hoping for, but there are still plenty of mods being made for the previous Grand Theft Auto games. The mod we have to share with you today changes GTA San Andreas to turn it into GTA V.

Check out the Youtube video of the mod in action, posted by Flow Official. It shows the mod’s gameplay and also provides a general tutorial and overview of its various features. A link to download the mod is in the video’s description.

Do you like mods like this one? What are your favorite mods for San Andreas, and do you still play them today? Share your thoughts on this San Andreas GTA V mod, as well as game mods in general, in the comments below.

Check Out a GTA V-style San Andreas Map

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One thing highlighted by last week’s article about the fan who added the correct scale to GTA V’s maps is that GTA V has a really nice map. Well, one fan liked it enough to re-create San Andreas’s map in the GTA V style.

Gifbrah, from the GTA Forums, posted his creation earlier today. Check it out!

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Pretty cool, right? There’s also a higher resolution map the creator made available.

Fans would love to see an official version of such a map. Is Rockstar listening?

Share your thoughts on this fan-made map in the comments below. Are there any improvements you would make, or is it perfect as it is?

GTA V Cheats Discovery Status Update

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Update: all the cheat codes have now been discovered. Check them out for Xbox 360 and PS3!

We’re getting dozens of emails and comments each day asking for updates on finding the remaining cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto V. As we posted in this article, the cheats that we’re pretty sure are in the game, but simply haven’t been figured out yet, are as follows:

  1. All Weapons
  2. Health & Armor
  3. Invincibility
  4. Super Jump (Update: this has been discovered)

These are in addition to the 100% confirmed and working cheats we have already found for each of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

We know that the wait is frustrating, however these things can take time. There is literally thousands upon thousands of different button combinations that could work and to make things that little bit harder, there is no discernible pattern in the cheat codes that have been found to work so far.

And yes of course we (along with everyone else) realize that a lot of the cheats discovered so far are based on button combos from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. All cheats from all previous GTA games have been tried and the list of working cheat codes that we have as of today is partially as a result of that.

Apart from pure luck, or by plugging in cheats from previous GTA games, there are other ways that the remaining cheat codes might be discovered. These include:

  • The codes being referenced within the game (or some official app) somehow or some place not yet discovered/realized
  • Someone getting tricky with an automated/brute force method (most likely by hooking their game controller up to a PC)
  • Rockstar leaking the cheats themselves (although this is pretty unlikely!)

The good news is that we, along with hundreds of other GTA players, are in-game testing out cheat combinations to see if we get any hits. Hopefully we’ll be able to find all the cheats within a short amount of time, but remember that codes for GTA: San Andreas were still being discovered months after it was released!

So sit tight, check back here for updates, and most importantly enjoy playing GTA V in the meantime!

Three New Satirical Videos for Grand Theft Auto V

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Rockstar has been having some issues with the official GTA V website following the launch of the Los Santos and Blaine County tourist guide yesterday.

While we’ve heard that using a browser other than Chrome might help fix things, GTA 5 Cheats managed to grab a couple of the videos included as part of the guide, which you can now view embedded via YouTube below.

The first two are satirical promotional videos for two people, Jock Cranley and Sue Murry, who are campaigning for Governor of the State of the Los Santos. The third clip concerns “Life Invader” a social network that exists in the world of GTA 5… The videos are very well done and contain all the usual Rockstar/GTA-style humor and wit you’d expect!

Governor Campaign Videos

Jock Cranley Campaign Video

Sue Murry Campaign Video

Life Invader GTA V Social Network Video