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GTA V Trailer Remade In Madrid

Real life GTA videos are hardly a new thing with fans having previously recorded themselves revisiting notable landmarks in Los Angeles which also appear in the game’s world. Hell, the foreign GTA video is also a frequent idea with both Russian and Taiwanese versions existing. This most recent production fits both bills but does something different by going for a scene-for-scene recreation of the first GTA V teaser trailer that was released waaaay back.

The primarily Spanish team over at Zapruder Pictures has done a pretty solid job of recreating the magnificent teaser trailer for GTA V. This trailer got folks hella excited back in the day when the launch of GTA V was still a bit off and people could only speculate as to what kind of an experience it will be. No one knew at the time how big a hit it would become. Of course they knew it would be successful, it’s GTA after all, however no one could have foreseen the massive success it still enjoys three years later.

Surprisingly enough Madrid makes for a great Los Santos despite not resembling Los Angeles in the least. The teaser’s scenes and direction lend themselves to live action and the team really put the effort into getting all the shots right. With quite a few guest actors, they have all the NPC placement right on point, as well as all the locations for the various shots.

In some places the team had to resort to special effects, as they hardly had the kind of funding to get two police car replicas to crash, or, you know, a fighter jet. The video is quite popular too, having reached near two million views since it was first posted, making it one of the most popular GTA V fan videos out there.

Have you ever attempted to create a real life fan vid?

GTA San Andreas Trailers Remade In GTA V

The long list of GTA San Andreas related content remade using/for GTA V has expanded yet again.

We’ve seen both the older game’s intro and full first mission remade using the Rockstar Editor before as well as a boatload of “Franklin to CJ” mods being available for download.

This particular video is ticking all the Rockstar Editor check boxes. Recreation of a trailer? Multiple check. Recreation of old GTA content? Check. Same setting? Check. Authentic, scene to scene recreation? Check. It feels like the creator Ramsking is attempting to scientifically put together the “perfect” Rockstar Editor video.

The authenticity of the video is spot on. Some of the angles aren’t right but that can be accounted to the basic differences between the two games. The standard variation in animations also comes into play but that should go without saying by now.

The video shows off recreations of three of San Andreas’ trailers, all with a small comparison window showing the original in the top right corner. The familiar faces and locations really sell the atmosphere of returning to a good old place from fond memories even if it is less block-y and low-rez than it used to be.


San Andreas has the largest following of any older GTA game today being present in pretty much every top-list, lauded as one of the best PS2 games ever and considered by some to be even better than V within the GTA franchise. To achieve that kind of legacy the game really must have done something right. It was recently re-released on mobile platforms as well as current and last-gen consoles. Not having a machine to run it is no longer any excuse not to go back to play that masterpiece.

Do you guys have fond memories of San Andreas, or did you get into GTA later on?

GTA V Meets Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice

This is one trailer recreation long in the making. With the trailers of countless upcoming and highly anticipated films getting the Rockstar Editor treatment, it really is a surprise that this clip took so much time to make after it was first revealed. We haven’t even gotten a teaser recreation before now and this here is the real deal.

Merfish returns to us once more, leaving us with barely enough time to recover from his previous abomination, wherein the Powerpuff Girls were replaced with three grown hairy men.

This most recent creation of his is surprisingly… reserved. Nary a dildo in sight, there are a few turds (most of them concentrated on Lester’s face) to remind us who to blame for this thing.

Michael as Superman
Michael as Superman

This particular video is an adaptation of the full 3 minute trailer for the upcoming film that has the masses excited and long time comic fans dismayed. In keeping with tradition when it comes to GTA V trailer recreations, this too attempts to be a shot for shot remake, with a few deviations for the sake of humor.

As previously mentioned, the whole thing is uncharacteristically reserved for Merfish. His involvement only becomes apparent in the very end, with the parts preceding it being a pretty run of the mill Editor flick.

Trevor as Batman
Trevor as Batman

Two characters who only appear in the final scene of the trailer have been substituted with the most hilarious GTA V characters possible, with typical Merfish-brand outfits on one of them.

I’m fairly certain that there are more than a few hardcore DC fans who would rather watch a full length film a la Merfish, as opposed to the official thing.

Are any of you guys looking forward to Batman Vs Superman, or are you steering clear of what very likely might be a train-wreck of a film?

Legendary GTA V Stunt Recreated

Here is something entirely new to the Rockstar Editor scene.

Recently, we interviewed well known GTA V fan video creator Adam Pinkman regarding his craft. In it, he states that one of the best tips he has for others looking to make GTA V fan videos is to be original, and that originality is his staple. Well, he really holds himself to that with this newest video.

But first, some history. While the stunt scene has quieted down in the GTA V community, it was quite large back in the day, and the name of one Blacksmoke Billy was well known for the epic stunts he pulled off, only occasionally using mods to alter the game’s physics slightly. One of his most well-known feats was jumping an overpass with a semi, detaching the trailer, flipping the truck, landing, and have the trailer land right on mark and re-attaching itself to the truck.

Now, when it comes to the Rockstar Editor and recreations, typically all you see is scenes from films, the opening sequences of television series, or other games. However, recreating a stunt made within GTA V in the past is entirely novel, completely original.

Of course, for this to be a true recreation, Adam must have succeeded in the stunt which Billy pulled of way back when. He does indeed manage to replicate the stunt, but it’s anyone’s guess how many tries it took to get it right. The little cinematic intro at the beginning also show that this really is the work of someone who is dedicated to creating spectacular fan films for GTA V.

Whatever will he bring out next? A recreation of an actual GTA V cutscene in the Editor to see how closely he can replicate it? A recreation of a recreation? Something entirely different and unique?

Have you guys ever performed any amazing stunts in GTA V?

GTA V Meets Forza 6 Launch Trailer

When crossed with mods on the PC version of GTA 5, the Rockstar Editor can create things of wonder.

The kinds of videos that GTA V fans have produced over the months since the launch of the game’s PC version are nothing short of truly astounding – especially considering the level of detail and expertise that goes into these creations. Of course, there are always those that will be poorly made, and those which, while entertaining, are extremely silly (but still might display quite a bit of creativity). It is always the really elegantly made ones that amaze the most.

The attention to detail some Rockstar Editor film-makers display is most apparent in trailer recreations, which are an extremely popular and large segment of GTA V fan videos. Several popular games have had their trailers and teasers remade using the Editor, be it before release or well after.

What better trailer to remake in a game about cars, than that of a game about cars? Racing games getting crossed with GTA V is hardly anything new, and this particular game has gotten the Editor treatment in the past as well.

Forza has been one of the flagship titles of Microsoft’s consoles for a good long while now with Forza 5 being one of the release titles of the Xbox One. Gamers generally know of the strong franchise rivalries that exist in the FPS, MMO and MOBA genres, however there is a pretty strong three-way war going on in the racing scene. Forza, Need for Speed and Grand Turismo all have their respective fans who vehemently defend their game of choice.

Of course, they could all just switch over to GTA V, which not only has racing and sweet rides, but a boatload of other content too. Plus, you know, you can remake all the scenes from those three games in the Rockstar Editor, not just their trailers.

If not GTA V, what is your racing game of choice?

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.

hotel hotel2

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.


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


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.

car gown

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?

GTA V Meets Battlefront, Star Wars VII

With the premier of The Force Awakens on the horizon, and the launch of Battlefront not long passed, even the GTA V community can’t help but be all caught up in the Star Wars hype.

This would be hardly the first time a bit of Star Wars has leaked into GTA V. Between mods, trailer recreations and short animations, Star Wars has reared its head in Los Santos many times over, and many GTA fans are eagerly awaiting the return to that galaxy far, far away.


It is also hardly the first time someone remade a trailer for episode VII specifically using mods and the Rockstar Editor. However, this video is unique for its hybrid use of Battlefront, as certain shots were recorded in that game instead of GTA V.

The rather ingenious use of the two games in tandem makes this the best looking and most authentic recreation of any of the trailer for the upcoming film. The parts shot in GTA V are in the vast majority, and depict most non-dogfighting scenes from the trailers. While mods for X-Wings and other Star Wars ships exist, the game is hardly the best platform to record epic Starfighter battles. While there isn’t any actual *space* combat in Battlefront, the iconic vehicles of Star Wars are flyable. Battlefront was a highly anticipated game, however it did receive lukewarm reviews, and Take-Two’s CEO isn’t worried about its impact on GTA V sales.

GTA V shipped with the Rockstar Editor with its PC release and a recent update made the video editor suite available on current gen consoles as well. One of the early teasers of The Force Awakens was recreated using the editor in the past. On occasion, GTA V videos made use of additional editing and mods, but never before were they laced with footage from another game.

What are your opinions on the recently released Star Wars Battlefront remake?

GTA V Meets Deadpool In A Sufficiently Violent Way

Here’s one Rockstar Editor recreation which does not feature additional GTA flavored violence.


The merc with a mouth has become a bit of a pop culture sensation, with Deadpool having become known outside of comic-enthusiast circles. A slew of internet memes, videos and references have popularized the character’s wanton disregard for personal safety (being invulnerable helps), and the insane “random” personality of this super-hero-villain-thing seems to appeal to the current generation of young adults.

The sudden rise in popularity has spawned first a game, and more recently a live action film. Seeing as GTA V also happens to be somewhat popular (what do we know though?), some overlap was to be expected. And now, a fan out there has recreated the first trailer for the Deadpool movie using the Rockstar Editor.

On occasion, when we reported on the Rockstar Editor recreation of the intros of certain television shows and children’s cartoons, the phrase “additional GTA V style violence” was often used.

Anyone remotely familiar with the kind of character Deadpool is will know he is no stranger to violence. Being immortal and all, Deadpool’s absolute disregard for his own well being has allowed him to perform feats of mass murder and spectacular killing no mortal would be capable of. In an infamous, and definitely non-canon, comic run, he personally killed off the whole Marvel universe (the only other character to ever do this was the Punisher).

The recreation is extremely authentic and well made, following the actual trailer scene by scene. Some non-Editor tweaks were also employed for certain fight scenes, however even without the use of third party software, an impressive level of effort was put into this, keeping the use of mods to a minimum.

Do we have any Deadpool fans among our readers? Are you looking forward to the film?

GTA V Explores The Distant Stars

Just when we mentioned that Rockstar Editor recreations were a scarcity nowadays – yet another fantastic remake of the trailer of a popular film has been created using the video editing software made specially for GTA V.

With 1.29 launching the Rockstar Editor on current-gen consoles alongside the Freemode Events DLC for GTA Online, one would assume that the number of such newsworthy creations would drastically increase. However, up until the extremely creepy Teletubbies remake we wrote about yesterday, the only video to be worth mentioning since the release of 1.29 was that one about the chickens.


However, it seems that suddenly the community came to its senses following our article yesterday, and the Rockstar Editor business is booming once more. This time around, we bring to you the GTA V incarnation of the teaser of a popular Sci-Fi epic which has divided viewers and critics alike. Interstellar, in the opinions of some, was less than stellar due to its ending, however most people agree that the stuff leading up to it was solid, and the film undoubtedly had the most accurate representation of what a wormhole would be like in reality to date in fiction.

Christopher Nolan’s tale of the astronauts seeking a new home for humanity combines a whole lot of science with some solid fiction and implements some serious emotional elements via time dilation. This results in the humans back home growing old and dying off while mere hours pass for the explorers.

The recreation, as is with any worthy of being written about, is a perfect scene-for-scene match of the original teaser. The retrospective shots have plenty of NPC stand-ins to fill in for the crowds, and Michael’s face fits that of Matthew McConaughey perfectly in the car driving scene.

How did you guys like Interstellar? Did the ending ruin it for you?

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?