Grand Theft Auto V
Is Grand Theft Auto V Heading to LA Under the Codename 'Rush'?
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As any kind of official word on Grand Theft Auto V continues to elude us, the rumour mill has once again begun to grind into action, and it could be that it's dispensed a few potential slivers of interesting GTA V information, courtesy of internet sleuth, Superannuation, whose Twitter feed is host to a string of posts pertaining to a casting call for characters.

These characters all feature in something that's currently going under the codename of 'Rush', with the casting call going out to actors for motion capture. Superannuation's investigation began in late February, when a reference to motion capture - which has since been erased - led to Rockstar's favourite casting studio, Telsey & Company.

The characters listed for motion capture and voice work, all have a distinct GTA feel to them with the casting call looking for actors to play the likes of "Brother Adam, a Welsh monk/cult leader/yoga teacher," who is also "very lithe, very into exploring your personal tension through gripping massage" or Mitch Hayes, an "annoying, wise cracking, highly successful FBI agent. In great shape. Does triathlons, drinks low cal beer, but still has a sense of humour". Then there's Rich Roberts, "English hardman actor, 35, who acts tough but who wants to do serious work - the only problem is he can't quite read the words".

This all sounds right up Grand Theft Auto's street, and when you consider that the rest of the cast includes "a weed evangelist", "an old unshaven female spiritualist", a "neurotic soccer mom", a "publicist for an actress known as America's newest sweetheart who just so happens to love animals, orphans, drugs and sex" and a guy called Nervous Jerry, you can't help but think that perhaps the casting call really is for GTA V.

"Among the projects listed in the casting call was an "interactive project" called "Rush," which featured characters that fit with the few details I heard about GTA5; outlandish characters, weed, gangsters, & celebrities fit the profile for a contemporary LA-set GTA game," Superannuation tweeted last night. "Plus it's being casted by Telsey & Company. With all of that, I feel fairly confident in saying that "Rush" is actually a codename for GTA5."

Superannuation also managed to discover a link between Rush and Rockstar, via a tweet posted by professional wrestler and aspiring actor Robert Esparza, which has predictably been deleted. The tweet read: "Got body scanned for my role in the video game 'Rush', coming out on Rockstar Games."

So, an eclectic cast of oddball characters, a possible return to LA and all signs point to this quite possibly being the first bit of real info on Grand Theft Auto V. What's clear is that Rockstar is indeed setting about working on a new project codenamed 'Rush', that could be GTA V. Until official word comes through from Rockstar via an official announcement however, this has to be chalked up as nothing more than rumour and speculation for now. Still, the evidence is pretty damn convincing if you ask us.

[Via GameSpot]


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Comment #1 by Joebeest86
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 04:48:49 AM
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I am really excited for this!

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Comment #2 by Whisp V1
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 04:51:24 AM
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^ OH really? It's just GTA 5 they're talking about. Anything less than being ecstatic really doesn't cut it.

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Comment #3 by Strato Streak
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 04:57:58 AM
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Oh please let this be true.

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Comment #4 by Chainsaw Chunk
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:02:29 AM
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I hope we finally get the console version we deserve IV was a letdown and tried to hard, Saints Row 3rd for me unless this blows me away

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Comment #5 by Axel Desade
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:03:20 AM
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Every time I see news on GTA V without anything solid I die a little inside. All I want is a release date R* :(

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Comment #6 by KyKy
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:03:42 AM
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Nice to see the Welsh represented again, like in Red Dead.

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Comment #7 by Axel Desade
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:05:54 AM
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that or an official trailer I suppose would do :p

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Comment #8 by EliteShadowMan
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:05:58 AM
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Rockstar really should be working on Max Payne 3 as well. Can't wait for some actual trailers/info on GTA5 though. I've always loved played GTA games growing up.

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Comment #9 by KyKy
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:10:14 AM
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@8 Sadfully, for some reason I think Rockstar have given up on Max Payne :(

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Comment #10 by MDDC
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:10:30 AM
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People don't seem to realize, every Grand Theft Auto game with a number (GTA 1, GTA 2, GTA III, GTA IV) all take place in Liberty City. So if it's set in LA - it's not going to be GTA V.

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Comment #11 by Grummy
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:10:32 AM
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Have to admit, I'm kinda dissapointed. Really been hoping for Bully 2, didn't like GTA IV at all, but I loved Bully, still one of my top games this gen (and last gen too come to think of it) and I really want a 2nd one.

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Comment #12 by Axel Desade
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:12:25 AM
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@10 Yeah but you understand what we mean, we want the next GTA in the series, wherever that may take place.

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Comment #13 by Tilb Town Rufus
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:17:11 AM
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I'm aware that this purely spectulation right now and acknowledging what @10 said about the direct sequels, I was/am still hoping for a revisit of London.

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Comment #14 by ChArG1nMaLAZ0R
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:18:44 AM
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to be honest with motion capture and being in la. you sure its just not la noirs cast? i mean the characters would fit there fine too.

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Comment #15 by WonderCaliban
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:18:59 AM
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It's not LA! It's San Andreas!

Grove Street 4 life! Or have you all forgotten?

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Comment #16 by mr greenfish
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:19:15 AM
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@10 I doubt that pattern will continue. It takes too long to make the games now, so I bet gtaV would be a different city to Liberty and will likely continue the Episodes way of expanding the stories instead of what they did on the PS2 days

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Comment #17 by ubertrance
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:20:44 AM
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I actually liked GTA IV but I like TBOGT better cause it had more to do

I liked their version of LA so I kinda hope its true

but for now, Im waiting for Saints Row the 3rd

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Comment #18 by SickSiD0
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:24:18 AM
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@6 just hope it doesn't get the same treatment and lasts a bit longer than the other one....

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Comment #19 by Deadly saint 95
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:24:54 AM
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Hmmm this or Saints Row The Third?

Serious or wacky?

I chose Saints Row The Third!

But if this is some sort of San Andreas ill get both

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Comment #20 by Jackalus88
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:27:05 AM
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"old unshaven female spiritualist" lol. Has to be GTA V, at least I hope so!

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Comment #21 by JackMcAwesome
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:40:12 AM
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@ 13

That would be awesome if they took the series back to London. I think that'd be the only place outside of the U.S. where it would still have the same feel as the others. Maybe someday we'll get one.

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Comment #22 by Lecca69
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:43:27 AM
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@14 there is no way they would still be doing character models for a game that is coming out in a few months. Anything on the game now would be touch up. Unless it was for DLC?!?!?

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Comment #23 by Brengun
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:48:26 AM
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@6 Yeah, and how did that turn out for them?! One of my favourite parts of that game.

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Comment #24 by Steel Stealth
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:59:32 AM
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Hmmm I don´t know if i really want this game. I always like the GTA series untill IV. Everything looked fantastic but I just hated the realistic gameplay. I prefer the old gameplay like San Andreas or Vice City. I know I´m not the only one who thinks like this.

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Comment #25 by NATH4Nx
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:08:53 AM
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They need to bring GTA to London

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Comment #26 by JDAckers
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:22:32 AM
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So if its in LA, then its not GTA5 xD

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Comment #27 by MediumMelanin
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:22:34 AM
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Ah, yeah, sounds very much like a GTA cast, but please bring GTA back to the good ol' days w/ GTA IV graphics and physics, Rockstar Games!

P.S. - Anyone know the name of that red car in the screenshot above? ;P

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Comment #28 by francisrossi
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:31:58 AM
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I want it, but they need to bring the silliness back. Both Gay Tony and Saints Row 2 had the level of crazy that Vice City and San Andreas had. GTA IV, whilst still a great, great game, took things a little too seriously at times. Nico was basically a one-man army, which is inherently ridiculous, so play on that.

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Comment #29 by Rex Ruudi
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:34:00 AM
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There's actually a pretty old racing game called L.A. Rush =P That's kinda cool if GTAV is set in L.A., and had Rush as the working title

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Comment #30 by Archvile78
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:47:54 AM
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With the domain recently registered it would come as no surprise.

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Comment #31 by jtr1gg3r
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:56:09 AM
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Doesn't sound GTA-ish to me =/

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Comment #32 by Welsh Rambo
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 07:06:59 AM
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Never mind GTA V - Where is Vice City 2 with the glam rock and silly shirts!?

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Comment #33 by LordBunnyHunter
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 07:11:25 AM
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They should get out of the United States or do Miami. Either Miami or no USA! Why not bring it to Asia or Africa or South America? TRUE CRIME will take place in Hong Kong at that's definitely a very big plus. I'll just buy it for that. It's an amazing city, Hong Kong.
R*, the world is bigger than the US (even though not everybody seems to be aware of that)!

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Comment #34 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 07:13:50 AM
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If it is codenamed "Rush", it won't be the definitive #5 much like the pattern has shown - any GTA with a number is Liberty City based. If it does come to light, they just need to make the city a tad less busy or more options on what to do in closer proximity. Could pass and could be excited. The scales tip neither way at this point.

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Comment #35 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 07:16:18 AM
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@10 call it what you will, hopeing for san andreas 2 myself either way assuming they're making a new GTA then think it's easier to stick with 5 rather than calling it GTA vice andreas city story wars 2... or whatever :D
by my count we should be on GTA11 but it doesn't have the same ring to it :D

anyway could always be dlc for LA noire i suppose but am also hopeing it new GTA

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Comment #36 by jtr1gg3r
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 07:35:29 AM
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@33 True Crime Hong Kong got cancelled :P

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Comment #37 by KuShNsTieN
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 08:05:33 AM
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GTA SAN ANDREAS 2 plz lol. they just need to put a release date because they're teasing us!

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Comment #38 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 08:53:48 AM
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I think the V for GTA V will be a sign for (V)ice City, think bout it. At E3 this year, if R* show us GTA V, it could be (V)ice City. If not, i dont care i love the GTA games.

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Comment #39 by ColdSpider72
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 09:22:11 AM
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@33: They went to Miami already....It was called VICE CITY. And to anyone who thinks it could be DLC for LA Noire: Noire is set in the 1940s....Weed Evangelists, soccer moms, unshaven female spiritualists...does any of that sound like it exists in the 40s?? And there was definitely no such thing as Lo cal beer in those days. Get a clue, people.

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Comment #40 by Corpse87
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 09:38:54 AM
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GTA Amish style would kick ass,jacking buggies plowing fields and what not! Drinking hard cider reading the bible! Hell yeah

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Comment #41 by BIGANT
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 09:44:12 AM
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I never gave Bully a chance but after reading so many people bring that game up recently perhaps maybe I should.

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Comment #42 by Zanders459
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:15:23 AM
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Who remembers LA Rush? Im praying this has nothing to do with that.

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Comment #43 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:21:17 AM
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Ahhh, GTA2 was the best IMO Not like the others were bad - they were awesome! But GTA2 was the best^^

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Comment #44 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:37:35 AM
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@5 What is the point? It will just get delayed 100s of times like GTA IV.

Xmas 2012 in Rockstar time is Xmas 2014

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Comment #45 by RunDMC
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 11:00:05 AM
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@33 they know the world's bigger. They will put fat Max Payne in Brasil.

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Comment #46 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 11:17:06 AM
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@ 41 - Bully is a great Rockstar game but its not like GTA and R*'s signature gamestyles. Good game though.

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Comment #47 by llaylsnehpets
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 11:54:54 AM
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Well if it's anything like GTA4 it's one to AVOID

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Comment #48 by Jor-El
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:16:09 PM
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If it's really the next game in the GTA series, then i hope and pray it's set in the GTA IV universe.

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Comment #49 by OMGmyFACE
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:43:03 PM
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Those characters sound seriously LA. But if there already is a GTA: San Andreas, what would they call this one? It won't be GTAV. GTA1 had the London expansion, GTA3 had Vice and SA. Looks more like we're getting a full-on new GTAIV instead. And, for that, I say bring it on! I have no idea why people naysay GTAIV so much.

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Comment #50 by Ultimo Godzilla
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:44:20 PM
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Would be cool to see LA....although I personally would like to see a return to an updated or a 90s version of Vice City.

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Comment #51 by StillTIPPIN187
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 01:44:42 PM
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2

but i would still Take a San Andreas 2.. its all good. San Andreas was definately it the Top 3 Best GTA Games from anyones perspective.

Lets get a release date maybe by the end of this year rockstar?

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Comment #52 by FoolKiller
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 02:05:21 PM
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Has it occurred to anyone that it may not be GTA but another Midnight Club? The Midnight Club Street Racing series has always been on real city roads (NY, LA, Paris, London, Tokyo) while GTA has always mentioned fake locations based on real places.

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Comment #53 by FuriousAli007
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 05:33:37 PM
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I WANT GTA LONDON !!!!!!!!!!!!11

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Comment #54 by NielsDekker
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:26:24 PM
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LA huh? What about a sequel to LA Noire...?

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Comment #55 by FuriousAli007
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:34:16 PM
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@54 Rockstar aren't the developers of L.A Noire, that's made by an Australian team.

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Comment #56 by mickyblue1988
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:59:39 PM
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@34 sorry to break it to you dude but the new true crime game has been cancled, not too exited about a new GTA though, i hated part 5, it was so boring, i didn't like niko and i was way over getting around in liberty city again, i wish rockstar would try somthing new, like a GTA in space..

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Comment #57 by Masta Mylez
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 02:24:31 AM
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I personally don't care what city the next GTA is in. I just want a next GTA soon.

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Comment #58 by blackbriar83
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 02:09:27 PM
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GTA V??? there seems to be alot of hype over this. I take it the the other GTA games our good. What our they FPS RPG???

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Comment #59 by Don Dunckel
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:55:40 PM
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I hope this is true. It took me a little time to get used to the more realistic gameplay but I eventually grew fond of it. And for story of the GTA titles always appeared to me as getting more insane with each one released after the first one of a generation.

I think its name is Karl

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Comment #60 by blackbriar83
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 06:19:35 PM
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@33 hate to burst the bubble but TRUE CRIME has been shevled... In won't be coming out any time soon.

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Comment #61 by blackbriar83
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 06:25:57 PM
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I want it to be set on LA, the same size as San Andreas: if not bigger, the graphics of GTA IV and the storyline of Vice City, if not better (would be hard to beat though).

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Comment #62 by Manc_Man
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 02:01:17 AM
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GTA London would be fantastic, but if they did that would they re-do the 60's version or do present day. Oh the possibilities.

Though they could set it in Libya for all I's a auto instant buy wherever the location.

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Comment #63 by Or!on
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 11:10:18 AM
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I would like to be in Vice City again, but it actually look like Miami this time, that would be nice. It probably wont be GTA5 it would probably just be GTA: Rush, like they did with VC and SA. This might not even be GTA, hope it is though.

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Comment #64 by halo 2376
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 10:27:10 PM
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hope it's awesome

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Comment #65 by nM Ch33zy NiNjA
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 07:24:09 AM
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Heere We Go Grove Street Is Back... Get The Green and Get the Weps We Repin Grove Street For Life!!

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Comment #66 by RexDarr
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 01:28:08 AM
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Everyone knows that no matter how bad (or good) a GTA game is, everyone is going to buy it. Needless to say: I WANT IT! I WANT IT!
Its like a cult game that appeals to everyone. Its so fun to play and such a time waster. But who can be mad at Rockstar when tons of people can rage out on GTA and shoot everything in their path and cause major destruction at the hands of an xbox 360 controller?

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Comment #67 by mjolnir77
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 03:19:45 AM
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Does anybody thinks it would be nice to have a GTA game in Europe?
I do...

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Comment #68 by terrorflame003
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 12:51:55 PM
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there is a easter egg in liberty city stories,
a poster with the words "Liberty City it's over!"
So it will probably play in LA or hollywood
(srry for bad english)

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