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Old 09-27-2013, 06:43 AM   #2376
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

He has a credit for it on his imdb page.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:43 AM   #2377
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

Must have been updated in the last 24 hours.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #2378
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has anyone found a decent way to make money on the stocks? I figured I would try putting my money in Amu-Nation and then going on a mad shooting spree with the cops but the stock price actually went down.

Also I had a mission with Franklin that would impact the stock price on a cigarette company and so I put all my money on that and it moved up so I made about 80k, but was it the right thing to sell straight after or if I left it would it have went up even further?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:04 AM   #2379
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I was kinda like mehhh too at first. I think at this point BJ hasn't really played the game yet, he's still in the kiddie pool/tutorial mode, which the game keeps you in for quite awhile. I'd say come back after the first heist and let us know what you think.
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I really liked Sleeping Dogs, but BJ has to be like 12 minutes into the game. After the first heist the game starts to open up but it's really not until you have all three characters that the game hits its stride.

One the advantages of being the 5th version of a huge franchise is that players will trust you enough you can start very slow for the first hour or so.

FWIW, it's not NEARLY as ponderous as GTA4. H=
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He's one of the best posters in the video games forum, come at me bro
Thanks.

So yea, I was at the very beginning and a couple of things were a factor. One is that stupid Kotaku suggested turning off all HUD/radar/mini-maps (they did say you need them for missions but I thought switching back and forth would be idiotic), so at first I was trying to navigate by pausing constantly and checking the map, old-school style. That sucked, although it definitely could be more rewarding in the long run.

The other thing was the adjustment from Sleeping Dogs (recently played). Driving felt sloppy at first, so did moving in general. After a couple of hours yea, the game seems fine.

Fortunately for many of you I have to quit playing all games for the time being, but do intend on going back to GTA5 eventually, unless I get so disgusted by the misogyny that I refuse to play it on ethical grounds.

When I saw some of the usual reports on misogyny in the game I figured "yea ok, there are hookers and strippers, zero or almost zero good female characters, the 'male gaze', etc." I didn't think there would be anything as overt as there is in just the first couple of hours.

[Mild early spoilers for the second paparazzi mission and the first mission at Franklin's house]

First you have the young actress who is a "psycho slut" because she has anal sex and gets mad when she is filmed having sex without her knowledge. K.

Then, much worse, there is Franklin's aunt. There's some pokes at feminism on her social network page. On that early mission at Franklin's house, she is seen going on an exaggerated power walk with another woman who both start chanting something like "female power rah rah rah! Female power rah rah rah!", intentionally meant to look and sound like morons. This is really bad, especially given the state of the industry and gamer culture with regards to women.

"Satire" - no. Satire would imply some level of intelligence in the writing and crafting. GTA's overly obvious attempts at "satire" are funny and interesting for teenage boys (and older boys with that mentality) and that's about it. The purpose of the scene with Franklin's aunt is to make 19 year old boys roll on the floor saying "LOL FEMINISTS!!!! LOL WOMEN!!!" There is no higher level to it. You can argue that they're only taking pokes at like evil militant feminism (if such a thing exists, which I don't think it does, and anyway Franklin's aunt at this point isn't evil or militant), but that's a dubious target to be aiming at. And again, the vast majority of people playing this game are just taking "lol women" from it.

Maybe the game later turns all this on its head and subverts what you thought it was doing with regards to that stuff, but I seriously doubt it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #2380
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

BJ coming right at goofy.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #2381
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Wish there were some cool take down moves ala saints row
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #2382
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Wish there were some cool take down moves ala saints row
Run towards someone, jump, and then press attack.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:59 AM   #2383
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

Can you even get arrested in this game?
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #2384
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lol @ bj's post

name one character in the game that's portrayed in a positive manner. it's GTA, everyone is a scumbag.

sure you can bring that argument up for a lot of games, there's even a thread for it. doing it here is pretty ridiculous though.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:12 PM   #2385
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Cool I'll give that a try tonight. Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #2386
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

time for the AIDS

it's not about the starlet having anal being called a slut, it's about the starlet having anal being called a slut by paparazzi

i'm going to go kill some more hookers
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:25 PM   #2387
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

itt baltimore jones takes gta far too seriously, lighten up ffs. I think i said before, but you just don't get it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #2388
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Every time the word misogyny appears in a GTA thread, I will kill another hooker after receiving a blow job. This is your final warning.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #2389
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Wish there were some cool take down moves ala saints row
its not really a take down, but if you creep up behind someone (press the L3 button) and tap "O" you can knock them out with the butt of your weapon. it improves your stealth modes, but from what i can tell is totally useless.

but every time i check this thread i immediately want to play the game. that was until i came across that bmore jones post. now that my eyes are bleeding ill likely find it hard to play. my god.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:42 PM   #2390
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #2391
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Just as long as nothing bad happens to children in the game. Because, think of the children.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #2392
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there are some really funny scenes with trevor later in the game lol.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #2393
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

The game just makes fun of everything, including feminism
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:28 PM   #2394
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First you have the young actress who is a "psycho slut" because she has anal sex and gets mad when she is filmed having sex without her knowledge. K.
I think it's more this:

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The game just makes fun of everything
Like, in that whole scene, the paparazzi dude is made to look worse (morally) than anyone; there are no good guys here. Perhaps you could argue that, similar to the Voting Rights Act in the post-Civil Rights era South, the state of misogyny in video games means that women should be kinda off-limits for this kind of mocking in video games? But that's a somewhat progressive view I think and I wouldn't put a ton of fault on GTA for not adopting it. Also, I think there is a kind of point to the satire in this scene, about the Miley Cyrus types that play a Hannah Montana one moment and are then traumatizing an entire generation of children by twerking on Robin Thicke the next.

I do agree more with what you're saying about Franklin's aunt, where there's just no purpose to it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:50 PM   #2395
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

Best parts of this game. Running up to people and decking them in the face. And this...

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Old 09-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #2396
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lol i have a scar irl from doing that...
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:42 PM   #2397
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Slightly related: the way characters go ragdoll limp and fall when you jump into a wall that they would be able to climb if you press X from a standstill in front of it (which is obv slower) is kinda tilting.

These gentlemen are no Nathan Drake.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #2398
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Yeah, even more so when you're running from the cops. It gives them enough time to shoot you to death
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:07 PM   #2399
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when you try and jump a small fence too early and end up clipping it and faceplanting the other side is in the top 5 funniest things in the game
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #2400
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The army is much more accurate/damaging with their shots
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