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Super Joystiq Podcast 065: Grand Theft Auto 5


This week's Super Joystiq Podcast is really popular on Lifeinvader.

Let's not beat around the bush here-- this one is all about Grand Theft Auto 5. Xav played it, and has plenty of thoughts on what is likely to be the biggest release of the soon-to-be-over current generation of systems. Ludwig, Richard, and Jordan are also on-hand to discuss some of the finer details of Rockstar's latest.

This is not a spoiler show, but spending an hour and a half on the game means there is a fair amount of information about various parts of the experience here. If you want to go in completely clean, come back to this one when you are ready. Clear? Cool.

Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast: Podcast timestamps and relevant links are available after the break.

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Show Breakdown
Hosts: Xav (@xav), Ludwig (@LudwigK), Richard (@TheRichardM), Jordan (@Jordan_Mallory)
  • 00:00:00 // Intro
  • 00:01:52 // Welcome to Grand Theft Auto
  • 00:10:19 // Open world expectations and Los Santos
  • 00:16:12 // Driving
  • 00:19:35 // Gunplay
  • 00:23:39 // Characters
  • 00:29:08 // Heists
  • 00:34:17 // Economy and peripheral activities
  • 00:55:42 // Virtual Internet
  • 00:58:24 // The potential daunting nature of world breadth
  • 01:02:10 // Narrative approach (non-spoiler)
  • 01:09:35 // Game length
  • 01:10:30 // Quick hits: Humor, Saints Row 4, radio
  • 01:18:05 // Character-specific situations and abilities
  • 01:23:25 // Hype vs. reality
  • 01:26:33 // Wrap-up
  • 01:44:52 // Closer
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall – "A Basstastic Undertaking"

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Xav de Matos and Jonathan Downin (@jonathandownin)

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