Rockstar put its Grand Theft Auto V
site through full reconstructive surgery. We're talking about a facelifted travelogue
for visitors to GTA V
's city of Los Santos and the surrounding Blaine County. We're talking about a crisply organized 6 x 32 grid of Botox-injected screenshots
. And a laser liposuction of artwork wallpapers and thumbnail avatars
It's like GTA V
isn't going to be a video game. It isn't something riding retail and manufacturing schedules and product placement. No, GTA V is going to be a lifestyle
. It's absolutely stunning how it includes elements that are 100 percent parody, yet seem entirely plausible. We're going deep into an uncanny valley, populated not with hyper-realistic facial features, but rife with invasive social media
, scripted reality TV, and the globally acknowledged lunacy that is 'Murica.
The newest screenshots depict how millionaires take to the air, another look at the bug exterminator-suited jewel heist, vehicular evasive maneuvers, and Trevor exercising his right to bear arms in a lightning-struck section of pine forest. I like the shots of Trevor throttling his ATV off the top of that mountain, a yellow submarine approaching a sunken oil rig, and a wood-paneled station wagon weighed down with bungie-strapped duffle bags.
Only about 33 days left until GTA V
's September 17 release. Quick note: if you get paid every two weeks, that's only two paychecks away.