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Rumor: GTAV On A Hollywood Set?

Okay, we're not entirely sure what's going on here, but anything Grand Theft Auto-related is almost always news-worthy.

The source remains unknown and the details are almost nil, but VG247 went to a ton of trouble to drop a supposed hint concerning the setting of the fifth GTA. It takes a while to reach but it's down there towards the end of the last set of dialogue: evidently, Rockstar plans to put their newest iteration of the long-running and award-winning series in Hollywood. Now, without anything official (or even semi-official, really), please take this with a grain of salt. In reading the comments to the article, even the regular readers appear confused; they can't really tell if this is just a creative piece for the sake of getting a popular title on the web, or if they actually have an inside scoop. Either way, it's well worth discussing, right? And it gives us the chance to ask you: where would you want GTAV to be? Personally, although I know it won't happen, I've been hoping for a true-blue sequel to Vice City.  So, so, so awesome...

Hey, we got Final Fantasy X-2; how come we couldn't get Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2? And get Ray Liotta back as the voice of Tommy Vercetti, too.

Tags: gta, grand theft auto, gtav, rockstar

7/26/2010 10:22:33 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (68 posts)

NeoHumpty
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 10:50:53 AM
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They could set it in Iraq. Your wanted level goes up just for having the wrong haircut.

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main_event05
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:57:53 AM

Thats Iran where they have the Gov. standard cuts.

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NeoHumpty
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:09:05 PM

Oops. Wasn't too sure which it was.

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Shams
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:09:54 PM

Death to mullets!!!

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Alienange
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:19:41 PM

Iran Iraq, it's still funny.

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main_event05
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:24:28 PM

agreed

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Shams
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:32:39 PM

Sort've, i guess, except, though, when it happens here. Then, it's called the Patriot Act. Not really that I'm bitter about it, because I'll do everything in my civic duty to cooperate and help my country protect itself. But when they start harassing my 54 year-old mother, or I learn about government's knowledge of 9/11's events before it happened, I kinda start questioning "their" intention of doing everything to protect our country.

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Koolasuchus
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 10:59:06 AM
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@ NeoHumpty: You just snipped away my chance to get my first comment ... damnit! ^^

That would have been the first of my such young history here. Because I'm here every single day I thought now it's time to register!

So here we are, hope for some nice discussions!

back to topic: I would like to see some European places, London would be nice (again)! In my opinion, these are just some lines for the hype - that's all.

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 2:59:55 PM

If you were here everyday, you'd notice that calling "first" on new articles is greatly frowned upon in this community.

Welcome anyway though...

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Alienange
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:22:15 PM

As is writing three sentences about how you didn't get to call "first."

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Koolasuchus
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 2:26:14 AM

Alrigt alright I get it! No more 'first' comments will come out of my fingers ...

13 thumbs down? wow, that's impressive.

btw: You noticed this '^^' fellas? Oh yeah, that was kind of ironic - not to be the first is always not that bad for me.

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Luiscosmo2
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:07:46 AM
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I would like to go San Adreas back one more time...But Vice City sounds nice and if anythng Ben...It would be a new character I belive GTA doesn't use the same character again.

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RobiinzZ
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:26:01 AM
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For me, i'd love a San adreas remake.

The ammount of stuff you could do was imence, you could even go to the gym lol.

Even if i wasn't doing missions i never got bored playing that game.

I miss it :(.

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:04:10 PM

Thats so true. I'm surprised they fit all of that stuff on one disk! It had the largest map, and the most things to do in any GTA of its time. I'd even argue that it had more things to do than GTA IV.

I remember growing up in that time period and the feeling of vibe of the game was dead on. Still my favorite GTA hands down.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:09:19 PM

Going to the gym wasn't exactly the highlight of the game, but I guess if you wanted to get buff you went.

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faraga
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 3:08:48 AM

I really hope they do a new San Andreas, just like they made a new Liberty City, because that's all I can ever hope for.

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Gone
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:36:48 AM
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I would like to see a GTA:Tokyo with GTR and 370Z. Also be able to mod cars like in GTA: SA. The story could be based on the Yakuza vs Triad.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:00:16 PM

yah a fast and the furious tokyo drift GTA style similar feeling, that will be pretty cool.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:40:40 PM

I would actually love that!

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shaydey77
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:10:39 PM

If only Rockstar got the rights to some real cars...whatever they be!!

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screw_off
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 2:48:35 PM

it would be an amazing game in tokyo, but they would never get the righgts to real cars. Who wants their cars stollen and beat to hell, just to expolde in a firey ball of death? I sure as hell don't want my car to blow up. Back to the topic of GTA: Tokyo, that would be pure bliss. They have had a full fledged console game based on a white guy that doesn't talk, an Italian guy, a black guy, and an ex-soviet. Why not make him yellow this time... I mean asain...

(No racial slanders ment, I watched that Steve Byrnes thing last night and i laughed my backside off because he said that asians were yellow on tv. lol)

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Underdog15
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:31:41 PM

In GTA: Tokyo, would you be able to run down Wada?

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bOnEs
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:48:26 AM
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i think vinewood (hollywood) would be a sweet place to play the next GTA... the storylines would be straight out of a movie... or a movie that could be if you can help some shady director get the funds for it... lol...

i think it's a great idea... of all the names i've heard thrown around lately, no one has mentioned hollywood... it would be right up R*'s alley, to be honest... i think it's a perfect fit...

they could re-introduce some of the characters from the ballad of gay tony... yusuf, gay tony, kerry mcintosh, etc...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:14:22 PM

I suppose the main character will be a wannabe actor who has to do bad things to get auditions :)

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snypa_69
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 4:29:19 AM

Um isnt GTA:SA set in Hollywood? Hence the big "VINEWOOD" sign on the side of the hill??

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 8:45:21 AM

Exactly, snypa_69. I was wondering why noone mentioned that. Hollywood is per say already done in San Andreas. There even was a studio there (with props for a sci-fi movie and a porn movie, remember???) that was part of the story line. So if they remake Hollywood then that gotta be a SA sequel - and that would be a dream come true to me...!

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bOnEs
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 9:25:06 AM

vinewood was in los santos so, a game called, GTA: los santos would be ideal... then you could include vinewood as well as R*'s version of LA...

i think it's a brilliant idea....

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main_event05
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:55:44 AM
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If they make it PS3 exclusive could they use all the previous cities? But if not, yea, the series is long overdue for another legitimate stint in Vice City.

But yea, I kinda agree with most of the comments here. I'd like to see a foreign city this time. And maybe even some trademark vehicles.

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Plue
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:07:07 PM
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GTA Hollywood just sounds so right to me. There is so much scandal, drugs and behind the scenes crime there, it just makes such a perfect fit. IMO at least :P

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Cuetes
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:41:56 PM
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I personally don't want to see Gta in Vice city for the third time. I think with the recent success of Red Dead Redemption, A change in setting is in order.

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ezwiep
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:15:36 PM
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I don't care where its set at just as long as it is good

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Lawless SXE
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:37:34 PM
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Well, you could say that R* already have most of the map for Hollywood/Los Angeles (MC:LA). But, San Adreas was a mock-up of Hollywood, even if it only tied into the story a little bit. Personally, I wouldn't want to see that.

A city outside the US could be good as well, but it never fails to annoy me when a game is laden with too msany funky accents, so it would likely start to grate on my nerves. Were they to take that route, London, Tokyo (as was mentioned above), Sydney, Melbourne, Rio, oh there's a lot of places they could take it.

Me though, I'm hoping for a GTA: Capital City based, of course, on Washington. Imagine the political intrigue that Rockstar could build into that game. Just what I hope.

Peace.

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main_event05
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:45:46 PM

D.C. is a great call and the politics would make for a great story. What bigger criminals than politicians??

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:10:56 PM

Rockstar already takes too much flak for its games. Why would they try to based this game in our nation's capitol? Thats just asking for trouble even THEY don't want.

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main_event05
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:27:22 PM

Freedom of speech. And face it, R* absolutely loves the free publicity.

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bigrailer19
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:16:25 PM

I disagree R* don't care what others think. They make games they like. I'm sure that was quoted somewhere too in regards to Red Dead Redemption.

Listen they've pretty much already pissed most people off, why stop now?!?! I mean really! In the mean time though they have pleased about every gamer on the planet. They have sold a ton of games. They won't stop pushing it now!

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:12:12 PM
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I want a GTA: Antartica.

Drive-by a polar bear anyone?

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nath08
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:17:47 PM

Maybe not but it would be cool if there was a Polar bear munching the 'O' from the Hollywood sign ;)

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:29:49 PM

But there aren't many cops on Antartica. Kill 10 of them and you can play the rest of the game wanted level free.

How about GTA: Future?

A fictional city built close to a thousand years from now, or on a fully colonized moon or something? Wouldn't it be cool to run around in a Fifth Element style city, GTA style?

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main_event05
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:25:45 PM

the future thing would be kinda excellent.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 1:28:24 AM

GTA: Future would be awesome, but I'd rather see R* call it something different. I mean RDRedemption was little more than GTA: 1911.
Peace.

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Shams
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 10:52:43 AM

Yup, done, but by another developer. The game series is Red Faction I believe.

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mike rlz
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:18:25 PM
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Hear me out: Detroit. Gritty. And less cop responses ;)

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Jawknee
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:24:44 PM

LOL!

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kraygen
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:28:37 PM
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GTA: Africa.

Drugs, diamonds, very little law enforcement, big cities, wild country.

Could be fun, drive by shooting on an elephant.

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RebelJD
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:50:46 PM
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GTA should go back to the '80's and bring us a sequel to Vice City!

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Jawknee
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:24:12 PM
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Ray Liotta. lol!

Has anyone scene Observe and Report? Terrible movie. Funny but terrible. I wish i could scrub my brain of that experience.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:15:48 PM

Ray Liotta is pitted strawberry of a face, he scares me. No reason he couldn't voiceover tho.

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Shams
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:19:49 PM

Yeah, the dude has a sorta creepy quality about him.

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Alienange
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:46:36 PM
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VG247 and they're insatiable appetite of page views has really created some interesting news this gen. I wouldn't discount their efforts, but it is definitely comical how they go about bringing this news to the masses.

My only concern regarding the next GTA is not so much where the play happens, but if the play will be as good or, dare I say, better than Red Dead.

Oh hell, I'll probably just get caught up in the hype and run to the store arms flailing on day one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:12:30 PM
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Maybe it means GTAV will just be a Hollywood movie.

At any rate, they better not touch New Orleans, cuz New Marais belongs to Cole McGrath!

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bigrailer19
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:17:28 PM
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Personally dont really care where its set. The game will be fun, although after GTA4, and then playing RDR, I don't get all amped about the game.

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Alienange
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:09:52 PM

I'd take another Red Dead over the next GTA any day.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 12:27:48 AM

Agreed. That game completely changed how I feel bout R*. I cant say they are are not enjoying there wealth but after GTA4 And the whole exclusitivity thing with the 360. I kind of felt like they were just trying to cash out on GTA in general. GTA4 was bland to me, didn't feel like a true experience.

RDR rejuvenated me, and brought me some of my best gaming experiences this year! Heck this generation!

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SubjectiveTruth
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:12:13 PM
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I'm loving the idea of vice city two. Best GTA game ever. Vice City was the most fun, San Andreas was the most amazing because of the shear amount of things you could do and I feel GTAIV was kinda a step back from San Andreas if you ask me.

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Metallisnake
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 12:16:52 AM

vice city is amazing no doubt but come on san andreas was amazing especially the humor in san andreas an the gangn wars

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FxTales
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 12:22:35 AM
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Grand Theft Auto: Jersey Shore.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 2:46:06 AM

I thumbed you down. The Jersey Shore should be expelled from The Union.

How cool can anyone be that calls himself, "The Situation"? Really?

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CharlesD
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 12:26:52 AM
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Boston anyone?

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FxTales
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 4:38:49 AM

It was a joke.

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___________
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 3:38:38 AM
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oh i would KILL to get a proper sequel to vice city.
hell even a remake!
that and scarface the world is yours are my 2 favorite ps2 games!
just finished playing scarface on my wii, i had forgotten how good a game it was.
open world games have taken such a dive this gen!
best open world game this gen is by far just cause 2, but even that pales in comparison with vice city, san andreas or even true crime!
BRING BACK THE OLD STYLED OPEN WORLD GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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snypa_69
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 4:40:29 AM
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Im thinking that a return to europe would be pretty cool in a GTA game. Last time was an add on pack and not even 3D!! Considering the size of San Andreas you could probably do the whole of Great Britain. There are loads of story options.... london gangsters as in types like "the krays" there could be an Irish thing going on. The Scots have there own "gangs" and are pretty ruthless. Not sure what the Welsh bring tho!!! lol. This is more than feasable as R* is based in scotland anyway!!
If it makes a difference swaying you all the main protagonist could be American :-)

Other than that I am very intersted in the idea of it being set in the East. A GTA in japan or china could be pretty cool.... Triads etc.

Also agree there needs to be more to do this time. San andreas had soooooo much to do you didnt need to do missions. Whereas GTA4 there wasnt so much. Where did the gambling go?? Where did the car mods go??

Anyways i hope you like my ideas

Snypa :-)

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 10:08:47 AM

Excellent ideas, love'em all. (in fact I'd not post my own suggestions further down had I read this one first...)

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snypa_69
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 4:27:58 AM

Cheers Beam!! Have thought a bout new GTA a lot really. Was sorta hoping GTA4 woulda been GTA:Britain! lol. Im getting sold more on the Oriental GTA tho. Worrying that it might just be a bit of a Yakuza clone tho. Your Jamaica idea is pretty good loadsa gangs there for action. But for taking the p**s you cant beat the French!! lol. There would be blokes on bikes with stripey tops on and onions round there necks!! hahahahahaha

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Beamboom
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 4:06:33 PM

Lol - yeah. Not to mention the french radio stations, oh man the Rockstar guys would have gone totally nuts given that scenario. :D

But really, your idea about the british islands is the best. The irish/scotch/british differences are just perfect for a game like this. San Andreas to the next level indeed.


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StevieRV
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 5:50:30 AM
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i am still pinning for a GTA: Australia

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 8:53:08 AM

"if you like to order anything you like." - geez, where do these guys come from?

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 8:50:53 AM
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Regarding the question of where the next GTA should be, I wish they moved out of the states this time. They've already made fun of hillbillys, hollywood, hispanics, gangs, drugs, immigration, the american dream, they've done all the cliché's about the states. It's time to go make fun of somewhere new. I'd love to see England/London (with stiff upper lips british), Jamaica (chill maaaan, have a spliff), Japan (with all their martial arts, ying/yang and paper houses), old Russia back in the 70s/80s, or France, how much fun couldn't be made about the french?

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