Saturday, November 14th, 2009
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NOV
The great mystery of the EFLC manual's "hint-at-next-GTA" solved!

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 07:31 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman
Several weeks ago, we reported on the discovery of an ad in the Episodes From Liberty City manual that allegedly hinted towards the setting of the next Grand Theft Auto.

It has since been discovered by a user called "Lysergio" over at ModMyWhat.com that the image within the tear of the poster in the EFLC manual is in fact derived from another advertisement in GTA IV (pictured right). It can be found on the walls of two sex shops in Hove Beach and Star Junction (thanks Jordan @ PlanetGTA).

One of ModMyWhat's staff members, Gunner, created an animated GIF overlay of the poster and image as proof of the legitimacy of the claim, which you can view by clicking here. The only modification that had to be made to the image to match up with the poster is it was flipped horizontally.

So what does this tell us about the setting of the next GTA? Well, nothing actually. Nothing except that we were all looking at this in the wrong way, perceiving the image within the tear of the poster as a hint when in fact, that information would have been right in front of our faces had that poster not been "ripped". Basically, it would have looked something like this (please note the example uses SAMPLE text):


So it was fun speculating, but the truth appears to be nothing more than a carefully articulated tease. We probably won't be hearing of what the future of GTA holds for us until 2010.
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Thegodofskins
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Whats so special about a volcano
11-14-2009 07:38 PM
Slim Trashman
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I believe it's a metaphor for the "outstanding erections" the advertised product will give you.

Fixed the link to the animated GIF by the way.

[ post edited 11-14-2009 07:43 PM by Slim Trashman ]
11-14-2009 07:41 PM
Russ
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Just as I had stated, not what we were really looking at.
11-14-2009 08:05 PM
Xan
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Woohoo vice city!

But really, Rockstar = Genius

When it comes to these sorts of things
11-14-2009 08:23 PM
Ash_735


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I noticed this a while back to, even mentioned it on the forums, people think Rockstar are leaving these links and clues about the next game, but really, they're leaving dead ends and probably laughing at how this community goes all Sherlock Holmes on these dead end details! :D
11-14-2009 08:40 PM
Slim Trashman
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@Xan, it's not Vice City. We don't know what it is :p
11-14-2009 09:16 PM
nikobellic
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Its that huge mountain from San Andreas! What was it called again?
11-14-2009 09:38 PM
Xan
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@Slim, I Know, was trying to spark a false movement around here
11-14-2009 09:42 PM
Slim Trashman
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You bastard.
11-14-2009 10:27 PM
Ghanaru
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still thinkin bout those seagull thing.. coz it appears in GTA VC n SA flyin towards the area..n if u shoot them n look on the stats, it appears 2 be 'Seagulls Sniped:'
11-14-2009 10:43 PM
Slim Trashman
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It's the Seagull Theater from GTA IV, located in Star Junction.
11-14-2009 11:54 PM
Ghanaru
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found it.. well it really says volcano thing..but still confused bro
11-15-2009 02:36 AM
alisdairmac
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A volcano? Anywhere that has a volcano? I don't think ANY country has a volcano, apart from 1 or 2. I tried Googling, but I didn't get any decent results, unless, this is set in the past, like Vice City...

[ post edited 11-15-2009 04:33 AM by alisdairmac ]
11-15-2009 04:12 AM
L2K
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I knew this. I knew it before anyone else.
11-15-2009 04:30 AM
LoneStarGamer
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I think that R* plans on remaking all of the previous GTA games, think about it! They basically remade GTA III with GTA IV and now they are giving a hint that the next GTA will be in Vice City!

If it's true, then I am so happy that they are doing this! Just as long as they make a new GTA San Andrea, because it was the best!

~_^
11-15-2009 06:45 AM
Exiscetti
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seems that the picture has been edited by photoshop...
11-15-2009 07:22 AM
Ghanaru
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it turns to be the mystery of the sex shop now.. coz i found several pictures that maybe a hint to the next gta.. still confused bro.. it all references to gta vc and sa.. sex shop was appeared in gta sa while theres a picture of chainsaw that appeared in gta vice city.. n more interestingly, there is a saying 'powered by 3C'.. now was that a reference to apartment 3C??
11-15-2009 08:06 AM
CrowbarRX
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Just looks like chilliad to me, really, but somehow i doubt SA, i could be wrong. (remember the path going up chiliad? and the trees and junk around it?) Though it also looks like a cock and hairy balls.
11-15-2009 08:43 AM
Jay
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Of course it looks like a cock and two hair balls, its a faux Viagra advertisement.

Chances are it'll be Vice City in the modern day, I wouldn't put it past R* to have the next GTA take place almost right after GTA IV, and the one after to do something similar.
11-15-2009 09:13 AM
Deathil93
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Another thing, that note in the bottom saying: "opens MARCH everywhere" might give a hint that an announcement about the next GTA is coming this March :O
11-15-2009 02:03 PM
oppar
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hawaii, lol
11-15-2009 02:35 PM
KkevinCrazy
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@alisdairmac There are volcanos in the US. - MANY of them located in Alaska that I know of, which I dont think the next game would take place, but it would be badass with snowmachines(snowmobiles), snowboards ETC.

[ post edited 11-15-2009 07:35 PM by KkevinCrazy ]
11-15-2009 07:34 PM
nikobellic
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As cool as it would be to see GTA5 come out in March, 2010 I doubt it very much.

Id say March 2011 would be generous, then we'd have the delays to look forward to.
11-16-2009 03:58 AM
KkevinCrazy
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Yeah, although they could probably pull it off since they already have the engine figured out ( I dont see them needing to change it really). And they more than likely have been working on the new one for a while now, probably before GTAIV was released. GTA IV was in production for 4 years.
11-16-2009 05:17 AM
Rockstar guy
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I actually heard somewhere a while back that GTA V would be in Washington DC and you would play a crooked senator. maybe that article meant Washington state because there are volcanoes there in Washington state like mount saint Hellen. Now that i'm saying Washington state maybe Seattle! That would be awesome they could have the space needle thing it could be a whole new city never before used in any GTA series.
11-16-2009 07:45 AM
Skitelz
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Did you guys hear about this?

http://img8.hostingpics.net/pics/727096gta5.png

Apparently the rip is part of the map of France.
11-16-2009 08:56 AM
CrowbarRX
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been there, heard that, looks to be purely coincidental

[ post edited 11-16-2009 09:21 AM by CrowbarRX ]
11-16-2009 09:19 AM
KkevinCrazy
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You would also think that the bottom part would be ripped in order to match up otherwise part of it would still be in the manual in order to match up with the full shape.
11-16-2009 08:14 PM
yohan12
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This will sound stupid unless you think about it. If this picture is showing the next city I think it would be Naples Italy. Because the picture says "vesuvius" they are talking about the volcano and Naples is the closes town. But with the trend of almost all gta games being in the u.s.a I think it will be in vice city
11-16-2009 09:18 PM
Father Time
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I told you we should've been scanning through ads found in GTA IV. Hell I tried to do that myself but I couldn't find the right things to put into google.
11-16-2009 11:46 PM
Jeebs
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Vesuvius is indeed the volcano overlooking Naples, Italy. The town is pretty corrupt politically and economically and has a thriving black market. Population of around 4 million including surrounding areas. It's a good city for a Leone backstory or any greaseball mafia scenario. The geography is good too. However, its not going to be fecalized by advertisements like Liberty, SA or Vice was. Will be a much more stylized game. Radio stations would be bad. If they do GTA Naples, it'll be purely for story setting and "big f'ing volcano!" in the background.
11-21-2009 11:40 AM
Fetts
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Look what I found!

http://s993.photobucket.com/albums/af54/FettFetts/?action=view&current=DSC00007.jpg
http://s993.photobucket.com/albums/af54/FettFetts/?action=view&current=DSC00008.jpg
11-27-2009 03:28 PM
 

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