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Edited by theveej

gaaaaah look at those textures..... so blurry. Would love to play this game in 1080p @ 60fps with high res textures.

Posted by Evilsbane

The Trevor and Michael trailers are the best buy far looks flippin fantastic!

Posted by Kazzenn

@zgoon: Oops just noticed I meant Walton Goggins.

Posted by voltronadactylsaurusrex

@kazzenn said:

@zgoon: Oops just noticed I meant Walton Goggins.

This is exactly what I wanted to say. The character is basically Walton Goggins.

Edited by ZmillA

oh man R* has topped themselves once again.

Posted by Aetheldod

Best Character so far

Yeah seems the most interesting.... and wack :D

Edited by quirkwood

I am still kind of disappointed that they have three protagonists and not one of them is a woman. You'd think after five games and now seven protagonists (one in 1-4, and three in 5) they'd have figured out a way to write a violent crime story about a girl. Don't ya think?

Edited by GreggD

@quirkwood: They're a lot harder than you think. GTA leans in a slightly more realistic direction than Saints Row did, even from the first game in that series. Assuming you would put that up as evidence, anyway. The closest we have ever gotten in GTA was Elizabeta in IV. And she did not seem like a fun character to play as. At all.

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Posted by Irvandus

@mrmazz said:

your son would be a juggalo in this game

Back on board with everything this game is doing.

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Posted by chilipeppersman

ROFL funniest trailer out of the three. god this game is gonna sell like beer at a playoff game

Edited by GreggD

@irvandus said:

@mrmazz said:

your son would be a juggalo in this game

Back on board with everything this game is doing.

Lazlow had a bit on his podcast late last year, where they were riffing on footage from the Gathering of the Juggalos. It was hilarious and oh-so-sad at the same time. This was inevitable.

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Posted by JackColt

@mortal_sb said:

i'm really sick of this over the top characterization rockstar's doing for a while now. i know it's there style but it's so bland now. oh luck, a funny hillbilly that loves booze and tits but he's great at destroying and shooting stuff! i would love to see then ditch the satire and do a real, serious (and i mean SERIOUS) open world game.

There's this game called Red Dead Redemption.
Maybe ya heard of it.

Edited by bgdiner

Anyone else think that last apartment-scene looked awfully familiar to the one in Tarantino's Jackie Brown?

Edited by quirkwood

@greggd: I do understand that writing such a character would be more difficult, but I imagine there are plenty of women in prisons around the world who the writers could draw on for inspiration. Disregarding the first two games, they've had since 2001 to trawl through newspapers for sources of inspiration.

Personally I don't think it's because it'd be too hard to write I just think it'd be harder to market in a sector still mostly dominated by men and all they want is to make a buck. It's just lazy, greedy and continues to reinforce misogyny in video games.

Posted by Hunter5024

I am still kind of disappointed that they have three protagonists and not one of them is a woman. You'd think after five games and now seven protagonists (one in 1-4, and three in 5) they'd have figured out a way to write a violent crime story about a girl. Don't ya think?

I think if they wanted to write a story about a female protagonist they would have. And they should write what they want to, because it will come out better that way. A female protagonist would be nice, I always like to play as ladies, but if it was forced I'd rather they not do it at all.

Posted by Sesquipedaliant

The choices in music for all three of these trailers makes me confident in the direction R* is taking this. We sometimes forget how good they are at making this stuff.

Posted by YummyTreeSap

I think it's awesome that he looks EXACTLY like Harvey Pekar.

I'm digging that alot, man.

Oh, jeez. Won't be able to not think about that from now on.

Posted by twhalen

This feels weird because my name is Trevor and I'm not used to video game characters having my name, and also because that guy uncannily looks like someone I know who is also named Trevor.

Posted by GreggD

@quirkwood said:

I am still kind of disappointed that they have three protagonists and not one of them is a woman. You'd think after five games and now seven protagonists (one in 1-4, and three in 5) they'd have figured out a way to write a violent crime story about a girl. Don't ya think?

I think if they wanted to write a story about a female protagonist they would have. And they should write what they want to, because it will come out better that way. A female protagonist would be nice, I always like to play as ladies, but if it was forced I'd rather they not do it at all.

Exactly my thoughts. Also, claiming that because they've never had a female protagonist is enforcing a greater misogynistic tone for the industry is fucking laughable.

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Posted by InternetDetective

GB community whining about three fun trailers they didn't even have to watch. What a fun bunch of turdlingers you guys are. These trailers were very entertaining, 5 bags of popcorn and 2 sodas.

Edited by Hunter5024

@greggd said:

@hunter5024 said:

@quirkwood said:

I am still kind of disappointed that they have three protagonists and not one of them is a woman. You'd think after five games and now seven protagonists (one in 1-4, and three in 5) they'd have figured out a way to write a violent crime story about a girl. Don't ya think?

I think if they wanted to write a story about a female protagonist they would have. And they should write what they want to, because it will come out better that way. A female protagonist would be nice, I always like to play as ladies, but if it was forced I'd rather they not do it at all.

Exactly my thoughts. Also, claiming that because they've never had a female protagonist is enforcing a greater misogynistic tone for the industry is fucking laughable.

Certainly. Though I don't think that's what quirkwood was trying to say, but it is an opinion I've seen around.

Edited by GreggD

@hunter5024: From earlier:

@greggd: I do understand that writing such a character would be more difficult, but I imagine there are plenty of women in prisons around the world who the writers could draw on for inspiration. Disregarding the first two games, they've had since 2001 to trawl through newspapers for sources of inspiration.

Personally I don't think it's because it'd be too hard to write I just think it'd be harder to market in a sector still mostly dominated by men and all they want is to make a buck. It's just lazy, greedy and continues to reinforce misogyny in video games.

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Edited by namesonkel

These are great, I really like some of the vibes I'm getting.
Also, Trevor does not look like Knoxville.

Posted by GreggD

These are great, I really like some of the vibes I'm getting.

Also, Trevor does not look like Knoxville.

I know, he doesn't even sound like him! God, I swear people want to see things that aren't there. People were claiming that Michael was Tommy Vercetti after the first trailer hit.

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Posted by Veektarius

@mortal_sb: You know, man, I agree with you, but you're sort of jumping the gun here. Rockstar does have a bad history of presenting its humor through predictable two dimensional archetypes in lieu of developing their characters for dramatic heft. However, the fact that the characters that are being introduced here fit into archetypes does not mean they are two-dimensional. I'm not telling you to drink the Kool-Aid, but at least don't judge it by the packet it comes in.

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Edited by Dallas_Raines

People always complain about GTA protagonists who proclaim they want to get out of the game, while the player runs over eight old ladies on the way to kill a warehouse full of drug dealers. This guy is their answer to that.

Even the other two characters clearly enjoy the criminal lifestyle. Quite a big turnaround from Niko and John Marston.

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Posted by courage_wolf

I'm excited that GTA5 is bringing back music that I actually want to listen to. I have fond memories of songs from Vice City and San Andreas but I can't name even a single song that was in GTA4.

Posted by mancopter

First thing I thought of, for some reason.

Posted by mortal_sb

@jackcolt said:

@mortal_sb said:

i'm really sick of this over the top characterization rockstar's doing for a while now. i know it's there style but it's so bland now. oh luck, a funny hillbilly that loves booze and tits but he's great at destroying and shooting stuff! i would love to see then ditch the satire and do a real, serious (and i mean SERIOUS) open world game.

There's this game called

Red Dead Redemption

.

Maybe ya heard of it.

it was the right direction for rockstar but still had the same satirical shtick to it. they always have to have those overblown, comical characters like the potions vendor to do funny conversations or to get the main character riled up. they need to get out of their comfort zone or hire writers with a little bit more perspective.

Edited by simkas

@jackcolt said:

@mortal_sb said:

i'm really sick of this over the top characterization rockstar's doing for a while now. i know it's there style but it's so bland now. oh luck, a funny hillbilly that loves booze and tits but he's great at destroying and shooting stuff! i would love to see then ditch the satire and do a real, serious (and i mean SERIOUS) open world game.

There's this game called

Red Dead Redemption

.

Maybe ya heard of it.

it was the right direction for rockstar but still had the same satirical shtick to it. they always have to have those overblown, comical characters like the potions vendor to do funny conversations or to get the main character riled up. they need to get out of their comfort zone or hire writers with a little bit more perspective.

No, they don't, GTA is all about the overblown comical characters, if you took them out, it would lose what makes it GTA.

Posted by Hunter5024

@greggd: Well you were right. Pretty ridiculous.

Edited by Scroll

@mortal_sb: Why do you want Rockstar to make that kind of game? Clearly you should be looking for an altogether different game made by a different studio.

Posted by Demoskinos

@jackcolt said:

@mortal_sb said:

i'm really sick of this over the top characterization rockstar's doing for a while now. i know it's there style but it's so bland now. oh luck, a funny hillbilly that loves booze and tits but he's great at destroying and shooting stuff! i would love to see then ditch the satire and do a real, serious (and i mean SERIOUS) open world game.

There's this game called

Red Dead Redemption

.

Maybe ya heard of it.

it was the right direction for rockstar but still had the same satirical shtick to it. they always have to have those overblown, comical characters like the potions vendor to do funny conversations or to get the main character riled up. they need to get out of their comfort zone or hire writers with a little bit more perspective.

If you want a serious ass serious Rockstar game play Max Payne 3 then.

Posted by LTSmash

I think it's awesome that he looks EXACTLY like Harvey Pekar.

I'm digging that alot, man.

All he's missing is the voice.

Posted by mortal_sb

@mortal_sb said:

@jackcolt said:

@mortal_sb said:

i'm really sick of this over the top characterization rockstar's doing for a while now. i know it's there style but it's so bland now. oh luck, a funny hillbilly that loves booze and tits but he's great at destroying and shooting stuff! i would love to see then ditch the satire and do a real, serious (and i mean SERIOUS) open world game.

There's this game called

Red Dead Redemption

.

Maybe ya heard of it.

it was the right direction for rockstar but still had the same satirical shtick to it. they always have to have those overblown, comical characters like the potions vendor to do funny conversations or to get the main character riled up. they need to get out of their comfort zone or hire writers with a little bit more perspective.

If you want a serious ass serious Rockstar game play Max Payne 3 then.

they trailer was the same exact thing like gta. they have to do everything over the top, style over substance. it really put me off and that's double sad, because i LOVE mp 1 and 2. if i want to play a serious ass max payne game, i'll play 1 and 2.

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@scroll said:

@mortal_sb: Why do you want Rockstar to make that kind of game? Clearly you should be looking for an altogether different game made by a different studio.

because i think that rockstar has incredible potential/track record and super talented people but always try to appeal the broadest audience possible (sure, to sell a lot you have to make a lot of people happy). they have to sacrifice a lot of ideas in exchange to deliver the products they are currently delivering and i think it would be super cool if they would get out of their comfort zone, in which they are since 7-8 years.

Edited by zipperface

Will this be the GTA that brings back the Hare Krishnas? GOURANGA!

Edited by PimblyCharles

so he's supposed to be like Jack Nicholson?

Posted by InfamousBIG

@demoskinos said:

@mortal_sb said:

@jackcolt said:

@mortal_sb said:

i'm really sick of this over the top characterization rockstar's doing for a while now. i know it's there style but it's so bland now. oh luck, a funny hillbilly that loves booze and tits but he's great at destroying and shooting stuff! i would love to see then ditch the satire and do a real, serious (and i mean SERIOUS) open world game.

There's this game called

Red Dead Redemption

.

Maybe ya heard of it.

it was the right direction for rockstar but still had the same satirical shtick to it. they always have to have those overblown, comical characters like the potions vendor to do funny conversations or to get the main character riled up. they need to get out of their comfort zone or hire writers with a little bit more perspective.

If you want a serious ass serious Rockstar game play Max Payne 3 then.

they trailer was the same exact thing like gta. they have to do everything over the top, style over substance. it really put me off and that's double sad, because i LOVE mp 1 and 2. if i want to play a serious ass max payne game, i'll play 1 and 2.

You're right, the entire conceit of MP 1 and 2 wasn't style over substance.

Edited by bvilleneuve

@mortal_sb said:

i'm really sick of this over the top characterization rockstar's doing for a while now. i know it's there style but it's so bland now. oh luck, a funny hillbilly that loves booze and tits but he's great at destroying and shooting stuff! i would love to see then ditch the satire and do a real, serious (and i mean SERIOUS) open world game.

There's no such thing as a serious open world game. It is an inherently ridiculous genre. The more open world games realize that, the better they tend to be.

Edited by Max_Cherry

I always wanted to play as Jack Nicholson.

Edited by BisonHero

@twhalen said:

This feels weird because my name is Trevor and I'm not used to video game characters having my name, and also because that guy uncannily looks like someone I know who is also named Trevor.

You should check out No More Heroes. Coincidentally enough, it also has a character named Trevor who is very Johnny Knoxville-like.