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After waiting four years since the releases of GTA: The Lost and Damned, Chinatown Wars and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the much loved series is back, with the extremely highly anticipated addition – Grand Theft Auto Five.
The three new characters are Franklin, Trevor and Michael, where you can play in a Los Santos, which according to art director Aaron Garbut is bigger than the worlds of Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas and Liberty City combined, making it by far the biggest so far to date within the GTA series, and offering players a whole new level of realism and exploration with the huge map available.
To add to the realism, Rockstar have even recruited real gang members to create authenticity within the game’s audio. GTA presenter Lucien ‘Lazlow’ Jones said on Chicago’s WGN radio station:
“we go towards authenticity […] In the game there’s these rival gangs. There’s Black gangs, Latino gangs … we recruited a guy who gets gang members, actual real gang members, like El Salvadoran gang dudes with amazing tattoos, one of which had literally gotten out of prison the day before.”
Other audio was recorded in people’s homes, in the street etc, to really bring the game to life, and he said that often the script was disregarded, as the gang members claimed it wasn’t really things they would say, and Rockstar worked alongside them to create the realest voiceovers possible.
With the game set to be released in less than two weeks, on September 17th, musicMagpie are offering you the chance to win not only the Collector’s Edition of GTA V, but also a limited edition Playstation 3 to match! To top it off there are two copies of the standard GTA V edition that they are giving away too.
To enter, take a look at musicMagpie’s GTA competition, where all you have to do to enter is by naming the three central characters in GTA V, and the winner will be chosen on September 17th, the day of the release, and musicMagpie will get it to you as soon as possible, so you don’t miss out on any valuable GTA time!
This article was first posted on September 6, 2013