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GTA V GameInformer Discussion (11/8, 12PM EST)

Buckethead

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Mod Note: This thread is only to talk about Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Use the old thread if you want to talk about it potentially coming to other platforms.
This will be enforced. If there is additional platform information in the magazine, we will break it off to a new separate thread.


COVER




INFO

  • Three Protagonists: Trevor (redneck), Michael (older white guy), and Franklin (black/mixed guy).
  • Each character has his own personality, motivation, and skillset.
  • Vehicles: cars and trucks, bikes (BMX, mountain), dirtbikes, ATVs, helicopters, planes, and jet skis.
  • Los Santos in GTA V is bigger than the worlds of RDR, San Andreas, and GTA IV combined.
  • Heists will be predominantly featured in GTA V. (Heat, anyone?)
  • Customize your look but not San Andreas style RPG elements.
  • Side-missions that Rockstar mentioned include: yoga, triathlons, tennis, and golf.
  • Random NPC encounters are back and more developed.

Rockstar Promises:
  • More fleshed out missions ala "Three Leaf Clover" in GTA IV.
  • More complex side missions and activities similar to Red Dead. "It's better to have one really good mini game than five half-assed ones that aren't fun".
  • Better driving controls
  • Improved shooting mechanics
  • Refined melee combat
  • Vibrant in-game economy (but no buying property)


NEW SCREENS



(Click for larger)



TRAILER #1




PRESS RELEASE INFO:


  • "Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V takes place in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California
    in the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond
    from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean" (2012).


  • "Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside
    and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created". (2011).


  • "A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V
    focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present day Southern California". (2011).


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


ABOUT THIS ISSUE:

Q: When will the Game Informer cover be unveiled?​

A: The cover was released on Thursday, November 8th at 12PM EST.​

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Q: When will the digital issue be released?​

A: The issue was released digitally on Thursday, November 8th at 2:30PM EST.​

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Q: How long is the GTA V feature in the issue?​

A: It is 18 pages in print and 23 pages in digital.​

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Q: Can I purchase a single digital issue?​

A: Yes, you can on tablets for $4.99. Otherwise you must subscribe.​

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Q: When does the print version go on sale?​

A: The print version officially arrives at newsstands on Friday, November 16th.​

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Q: When do international previews go live?​

A: Monday, November 12th. Two days prior to Trailer #2.​

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OTHER QUESTIONS:

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Q: When will GTA V be released?​

A: Spring 2013.​

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Q: When will Trailer #2 be released?​

A: Wednesday, November 14th.​

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LINKS:




ATTENTION:
- Remember GAF's "No Scan" policy.
- NO PORT BEGGING!
- Please do support GameInformer by buying the magazine.
 

Wario64

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Don't we have enough discussions?

Is this an OT for a magazine? lol
 

grimshawish

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People like their covers don't they? But yeah should be interesting.

Also no chance thats a 'screen' - just no.
 

Buckethead

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Don't we have enough discussions?
The other threads are for the Trailer #2 announcement which is more than a week away from release. A new thread was needed.


Is this an OT for a magazine? lol
People had a lot of questions and were constantly asking and re-asking things and re-posting old media and fake leaks.

This thread is to keep things current and consolidated.
 

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Will probably wait until the (hypothetical) next gen launch versions. Depends how busy the schedule is surrounding the initial release.

PS! GTA4 was a fantastic game.
 

TheNatural

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I got a subscription a few weeks ago just for issue. It's pretty lame you don't get both digital and paper copies for the price of a sub.
 

Derrick01

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Don't we have enough discussions?

Is this an OT for a magazine? lol

This is also the thread that is going to eliminate platform begging so IMO the quicker it's up the better it is for everyone.

TacticalFox88 said:
18 pages in print? JESUS CHRIST!

Probably only 4 pages of words and the rest screenshots and interviews that reveal nothing.
 
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The lighting and sense of scope is just damn amazing. I'm going to love being a wanted person and hiding up in the woods and mountains like Bobby Lee Swaggart.
 
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To be fair, it's not just a magazine article it's the first real unveiling of GTAV. The characters, the story, the features, the setting. There are threads made for far more minor news, including every other GTAV thread aside from its initial announcement.
Okay, I can see why reason as to why I'm pretty excited now. I continuously forgetting that they've kept a very tight lip about everything GTAV related.
 

TheNatural

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Most random thing I hope for. The "game within a game" stuff, like Saints Row 2 where you could play a zombie survival game. But in GTA V, you could play Vice City or San Andreas in the game. Heads would explode.
 

Megasoum

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Careful there..

lol, not talking about the game but the Gameinformer issue... Hmm I guess you could consider that some kind of weird port begging too lol?

You can buy the GI issue tomorrow on tablets but not on PC which sucks if you don't have a tablet.
 

Megasoum

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I never checked the PC version of the digital GI, how does it work exactly? Is it a PDF? JPGs? or some kind of specialized software?