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GTA Golfer Fights Physics And Loses

Today on Highlight Reel we have bad luck in GTA, tons of Red Dead physics, Destiny 2 payback, Naruto running and much more!

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GTA Driver Has Wild Ride

Today on Highlight Reel we have GTA car chases, Joker tricks, For Honor kills, and much more.

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GTA Player Has Close Shave

Today on Highlight Reel we have GTA close calls, Apex Legends traps, Modern Warfare glitches, and much more.

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Just How Accurate Were All Those GTA V Rumors And Leaks?

Grand Theft Auto V turned six years old this past week and to celebrate it I wanted to take a look back at some of the rumors that existed about the game before it was released. How accurate were they and what, if anything, did they correctly predict?

Six years is a long time and fans have become increasingly anxious and excited about a follow up to GTA V. And as fans get more desperate for information and leaks, rumors about GTA 6 become more and more common. But should fans trust any of these rumors? How accurate were rumors about GTA V before the game was released?

GTA V Will Star A Police Officer (Or Maybe Not)

This is a rumor that popped up in various places before GTA V was officially announced. The exact details varied depending on the site or forum post, but the basic idea was that players would control a rookie cop in Los Santos or L.A. They would encounter characters from GTA San Andreas and players would be able to arrest criminals, respond to police calls and decide to be dirty or good cops.

Of course, all of this was complete hogwash and most GTA forum-goers and fans seemed to realize this rumor was complete garbage. However, I did occasionally see reference of this rumor in the lead up to GTA V’s official reveal, so for some, it seemed believable enough to share with others. One odd thing about this rumor is that a few places that posted this rumor did predict that GTA V would use a weapon wheel like Red Dead Redemption. But this is honestly just a smart guess based on Rockstar’s history of taking elements from past games and bringing them into future games.

But it wasn’t just a cop that was rumored to be the star of GTA V. Another popular rumor claimed the star of the game was actually Albert De Silva, a man from Vice City who has settled down to have kids in Los Santos. This sounds accurate to the story of GTA V, but remember that this rumor popped up after the first trailer. In that trailer, the main character explains they wanted to start a family, settle down, etc. It’s not hard to predict the story when a trailer lays out the setup. And the other details are wrong because those aren’t revealed in the trailer, so whoever created this rumor had to fill in the gaps and guessed.

“Leaked” Maps

Rockstar open-world games are known for their large and highly detailed maps. So it makes sense that people would be excited to learn about GTA V’s map long before the game was released. Because of this, many, many, MANY, fake maps were posted online claiming to be leaked images of the real GTA V map.

Some of these maps seemed REALLY plausible and were covered by various sites, including Kotaku.

But none of these ended up being the real map. Some were close, most were just fantasies featuring multiple cities and islands.

Now, occasionally real maps will leak out ahead of a Rockstar release. For example, GTA V’s map leaked a few days before release after some fans got their hands on early copies of the GTA V strategy guide. And the map for Red Dead Redemption 2 leaked well before the game’s release, back in 2016.

So these things do happen, but it’s rare. More often than not leaked maps are just Photoshop creations made by trolls and bored fans.

Too Good To Be True Rumors

A lot of the rumors and “leaks” that popped up before GTA V’s official reveal and subsequent release are filled with ideas that sound amazing and also, probably, impossible to actually implement. For example, a few popular rumors that floated around claimed the game would have seasons, with extreme weather like snow and floods. None of this was true.

Other rumors suggested multiple cities or that Los Santos would be bigger than GTA IV’s entire map and the outside countryside would be gigantic and filled with small towns.

Another popular rumor claimed there was going to be a demo at E3 2013. This should immediately set off red flags to anyone reading it. Rockstar is known for rarely appearing at E3 in any capacity. Sometimes their games will appear on a stage show, but they never have a big booth or stations where people can play their games. That just ain’t how Rockstar does things. Any rumor claiming E3 demos or big E3 gameplay reveals is most likely made-up nonsense.

While Rockstar is filled with talented studios and developers, some of these rumors claimed things that sound impossible to pull off on current generation consoles, let alone Xbox 360 or PS3. Like dynamic traffic reports on the radio or having nearly every building be enterable.

Accurate Pre-Release Information

While many different sites and forums were filled with various rumors, many of which turned out to be wrong, some reports ahead of the game nailed it. Kotaku got information from a source in 2011 that GTA V was going to be set in Los Santos, and that it also would star multiple playable characters. Both of these things proved to be correct.

The big difference between this information and some of the other rumors mentioned in this post is clear. Nothing in here sounds too outlandish, it all seems like a natural evolution of previous GTA games. Not only that but Stephen Totilo is a great reporter and can be trusted. He and others at Kotaku have a long and proven history of getting information about games before they are announced. This information isn’t just made up or grabbed from a random forum post.

Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumors

Looking back at GTA V rumors, it turns out that most of them were entirely wrong. Which isn’t surprising. Random rumors spread on forums and Twitter are hard to prove and easy to make up. And as hype for the next GTA continues to build, be careful about trusting rumors that might show up online.

Remember these tips when reading a new rumor:

  • Does this sound like a real list of features or a fan just listing off their dream GTA features?
  • Rockstar keeps the older GTA games separate from the modern games. So any rumor claiming “CJ is back” should be ignored.
  • Does the map or HUD on a leaked screenshot look a lot like GTA V or another open-world game? If so, it’s probably fake.
  • Rockstar ain’t showing gameplay at E3, so don’t believe rumors that claim otherwise.

I get people being excited for GTA 6 but don’t let that excitement cloud your judgment. Take every rumor with a grain of salt and always assume random people on the internet are just trolling. Because often they are.

Source: Kotaku.com

Other Things You Could Buy With The $2.875 Million It Costs To Get The Newest GTA Online Car

Grand Theft Auto Online’s newest car was added this week and it is the most expensive standard supercar in the game. (Technically the Scramjet and Vigilante are more expensive, but those are weird special vehicles.) According to some players, the Kriger, which costs $2.875 million is fast and fun to drive. But is it really worth that much money? Maybe. However, here are some other things you could buy instead in GTA Online with that much cash.

19 Voltics (The cheapest supercar in GTA Online.)

Having multiple electric cars is probably useful in some parts of the world where charging stations aren’t as common. Just have a few of them parked around your area and when you start running low on juice, just head over to your closest stashed and charged Voltic.

958 Rebel pickup trucks (The cheapest car in GTA Online.)

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Look, you might wonder why you need 958 crappy trucks and I have a great reason. You could start doing monster truck shows at your local home or park. Sure some folks wouldn’t like that, but whatever. You got nearly 1000 trucks to crush.

9,583 Broken Bottles (A broken bottle that players can use as a weapon.)

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I can’t really think of a good reason to have this many broken bottles. Maybe you could recycle them? That could be a good way to kill some time. I guess? Let’s move on.

5 Widowmakers (A big laser cannon and one of the most expensive weapons.)

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One giant laser cannon is useful and worth having. But five of them is even better. Have bodyguards that follow you around? Give them each one of these and watch people leave you alone, forever. Have a few kids? What’s a better gift than a giant laser cannon? At least it’s better than a dozen broken bottles.

35 Low-End Apartments (The cheapest place to live in GTA Online cost $80k.)

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Become a beloved member of the community by sharing these with folks who need a place to live until they get a new job. Or a more selfish way to use these apartments is live at one for a few weeks and once it gets dirty, just head to the next place.

2 Secret Military Bunkers (Starting price for a basic bunker is $1.165 million.)

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It is WILD that in the world of GTA Online you can buy not one, but two secret military bunkers, complete with staff and lots of storage, for less than one nice supercar. GTA Online’s economy is screwed up.

410,714 packs of Redwood cigarettes (A pack of smokes costs $7.)

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Buy like half as many, rent out a small shop and start selling these for $9. And look at that, you are making money. In fact, pretty soon you will be rich and famous enough to appear on that Shark Tank show. The last episode I saw had some dude on who wanted to pitch a business involving 9,000 broken bottles. They all passed.


Of course, you could just buy the new expensive car. According to GTA Online automotive expert Broughy, the new Krieger is a solid car with good handling and decent speed. You can easily win some races in this new supercar.

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But if you instead wanted to own a bunch of crappy pickup trucks and cigarettes, skip the fancy new car and start buying truckloads of both.

Source: Kotaku.com

There Are Now 100 Hidden Action Figures To Find And Collect In GTA Online

The world of Grand Theft Auto Online is filled with crime, action, and destruction. Often players are given jobs that involve robbing banks, assassinating enemies, stealing cars or blowing up drug dens. But in the latest GTA Online update, players have a decidedly more mundane task: Collect 100 action figures for a toy collector.

To start this quest, simply log into the GTA Online and wait for a text from a man who owns a local comic book store. Someone stole all his action figures and he needs you to collect them and bring them all back. If you are wondering how a comic store owner got hold of the phone number of a huge criminal, he’s a friend of Lester, who provides jobs for players. Los Santos really is a small world after all.

While the toys were just added earlier this week, dedicated players have already found all 100 figures and discovered what rewards you earn for spending a few hours searching the map.

For each figure you find, you’ll earn $1000 and 1000 RP points. After you find all of them, you will earn another $50k and a new outfit.

The new outfit is based on the in-universe superhero, Impotent Rage. The new outfit also comes with a new hair cut. Wearing both of these new cosmetics lets players pull off a solid Impotent Rage cosplay. Now, does anyone actually want to play GTA Online while looking like Impotent Rage? Maybe a few? Some fans are having fun with the new outfit.

Personally, I would have been happier with more money or suit made out of the 100 action figures.

If you want to go searching for action figures in GTA Online, you can use various maps and videos that players have put together showing where to find each collectible and the most efficient order to collect them in. Get your car or helicopter or jetpack ready and go collect some toys.

Source: Kotaku.com

GTA V Speedrunning Has Changed A Lot Since 2014

Grand Theft Auto V speedrunner FriendlyBaron recently released a video comparing how different GTA V speedruns are today compared to the first world records set back in 2014. Like older games, such as Super Mario 64, GTA V speedrunners have learned new and improved ways to complete sections of the game. But unlike those older games, GTA V has been updated over the years and this had led to some significant changes to runs.

For example, in the original version of GTA V players could drive their car super fast into a fence to trigger an early mission. This had some hilarious results but was also extremely fast. However, in the newer versions of GTA V this no longer works, so players had to figure out a different method which involves grinding the side of the fence and parking quickly.

Other changes in the speedrun come from players learning how to better use vehicles or finding better routes to get to objectives. One common way players save time in 2019 compared to 2014 is by not always searching for or returning to a faster car. While that might seem like the best way to shave off a few seconds, it turns out skilled players can use advanced driving techniques and routes to save more time by just using the crappy van or truck they already have.

The full video is a great overview of most of the missions in GTA V and how speedrunners approach them differently after years of practice, testing, and discoveries.

After all these changes and improvements the world record for completing GTA V has dropped from just over seven hours in 2014 to  six hours and few minutes in 2019.

Source: Kotaku.com

Getting Drunk In GTA Online’s Casino Unlocks A New Secret Mission

The recently added casino in Grand Theft Auto Online has become a popular spot for players and has led to GTA Online reaching its highest number of active players since launch. But while the slot machines and card games are a big draw, there is a secret hidden in the casino for those willing to get really drunk, possibly multiple times.

The secret mission involves the player waking up after getting really drunk. An ambulance and some paramedics are near them, presumably due to their hard night of drinking. The player is then contacted by the casino manager and scolded for taking one of the casino’s delivery trucks out for a joyride. The manager will forgive the player for being a drunk asshole if they return the truck.

To find this secret mission, players first need to own a penthouse in GTA Online’s Diamond Casino & Resort. You need the penthouse to access the story missions that were added in the casino update. Host and play the first mission, Loose Cheng, to unlock casino work missions. These are short, randomly given missions that the player can request using their phone. The secret mission is hidden and is activated by getting drunk, not calling, but you will need these casino work missions unlocked to access it.

Head over to your private penthouse bar or the casino’s public bar and start drinking. Specifically, you need to drink shots of Macbeth Whisky. Each time you drink a shot of this powerful alcohol, your character will get very drunk, eventually blacking out and waking up in a different spot. Some players have found themselves transported outside the casino, to their own penthouse and to the casino’s bathrooms. To get the secret, you just have to keep drinking shots, over and over, until you get lucky enough to wake up in the mission.

Video of the secret mission from IceInfluX

Some players have been able to unlock the new secret after 50 drinks or less. Others have spent hours drinking Macbeth shots and still haven’t unlocked the mission. One player claims to have had 167 shots and still not unlocked the secret mission.

If this sounds familiar, that’s because this particular whisky shot was used in a different secret in GTA Online last year. In the nightclub update, players could drink this same alcohol and randomly wake up in different spots in the city. If you were lucky, or persistent, you could eventually wake up with a new exclusive shirt.

Unlike that secret and its exclusive piece of clothing, the reward for the hidden casino mission isn’t very impressive. It pays out around the same amount of similar casino jobs. However, there is some humorous dialogue that can be triggered while doing this secret mission, with Ms. Baker, the casino manager, claiming she’s never met someone who can be so offensive without saying a word, a reference to the fact your character in GTA Online never speaks.

Be careful when trying to get this secret mission. Some players have reported weird issues occurring when they wake up in their penthouse, like their entire living space getting sucked into a void and the world despawning randomly around them. The dangers of alcohol.

Source: Kotaku.com

GTA Car Turns Into Aircraft Catapult

Today on Highlight Reel we have ghost trees, rude French bourgeoisie, nasty Mordhau tricks and much more.

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Finally, You Can Purchase The “Yellow Dog With Cone” Statue In GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto Online players waited years for the casino to open and the latest large update finally did just that. Players have been excited. But not all was well. You see, there was still something missing. But finally, our nightmare is over. After first being teased on the official website for the newly open Diamond Casino, The Yellow Dog With Cone statue is finally available to purchase in the casino’s store.

When Rockstar first started teasing and talking about the casino update they also launched a website alongside the news. This site showcased many different features of the casino, including various table games, penthouse features and more. But one item that was also teased was that of an art piece named Yellow Dog With Cone.

But when the update was released last week, some fans discovered that there was no statue available in the game. This became a meme on the various GTA subreddits and forums, even spawning the creation of a subreddit dedicated to only the yellow dog and their cone. It seemed clear that players wanted their doggo.

“Where is my Injured Yellow Dog!?!? Lol” Asked one Reddit user, after finding no dog statue. I assume the “LOL” at the end is just the way that user copes with sadness. Some folks smile through the pain.

Multiple posts popped up on Reddit and Twitter asking where the damn dog was and why the world was so awful. The reason the dog wasn’t in the game was that, as explained on the official website for the casino update, the store updates each week with new items. So the wait began. Players hoped that soon the Yellow Dog With Cone would grace their GTA Online penthouses.

“God I hope yellow dog with cone is added tomorrow,” tweeted one player as they waited for news of the updated store.

Finally, after what felt like years of waiting, fans were rewarded when it was discovered that the casino store had been updated for the new week and the Yellow Dog With Cone was one of the items available to buy.

“YELLOW DOG WITH CONE HAS ARRIVED” was the title of one of the various posts that appeared on Reddit after the dog statue was added to the game. As you might expect, players were happy and relieved to finally get the big yellow pup in their hands. “God has truly chosen us,” exclaimed one fan on Reddit.

Yellow Dog With Cone costs 41500 chips to purchase, but that seems like a small price to pay for something so wonderful and beloved. Players also found other similar statues, but differently colored dogs. As far as I can tell, the GTA community has no feelings towards these other dogs.

After being added to the game, fans began snapping photos of their new purchases. One fan even took the dog out to the beach for a nice vacation.

For those who need the Yellow Dog With Cone in their penthouse, act fast. Once the store changes again, we have no idea when or if our neon-colored pup will return. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers.

Don’t disappoint Yellow Dog With Cone.

Source: Kotaku.com