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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:14 AM

QUOTE (Mrthingus @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:48)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:36)
The arch, moulding & metalwork above Michael's head is from Paramount Pictures studio on Melrose Drive.

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They actually included it! But where the hell could it be? By the looks of it not in Vinewood. Maybe Koreatown? If it's as big in real life they must be hiding it pretty well.

EDIT: Actually, I think it's right here:
user posted image

It's not likely to be there, you can see that block in the Gameplay Trailer @ 1:57-59. It's just looks like a bunch of apartments. That is just east of the Viper Room and the Sunset Tower Hotel. Not sure where the studios would be though.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:18 AM

QUOTE (ACR @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 12:21)
QUOTE (gracz209 @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 12:11)
How the hell can North Vancouver be in the game, wtf

That's what i don't understand, Canada isn't even remotely close to L.A. Maybe there are different rules in GTA universe.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:24 AM

QUOTE (The Leprechaun @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:14)
QUOTE (Mrthingus @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:48)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:36)
The arch, moulding & metalwork above Michael's head is from Paramount Pictures studio on Melrose Drive.

user posted imageuser posted image

They actually included it! But where the hell could it be? By the looks of it not in Vinewood. Maybe Koreatown? If it's as big in real life they must be hiding it pretty well.

EDIT: Actually, I think it's right here:
user posted image

It's not likely to be there, you can see that block in the Gameplay Trailer @ 1:57-59. It's just looks like a bunch of apartments. That is just east of the Viper Room and the Sunset Tower Hotel. Not sure where the studios would be though.

I realized it just a few minutes after uploading the picture. I'm still going with Koreatown somewhere.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:31 AM Edited by JonRenemy, 28 August 2013 - 01:33 AM.

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:06)
QUOTE (williamhotel @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 00:57)


Paper Company I think.

I think there's a better pic of that sign.
Pretty sure it's the image of Franklin wearing a light peachy colored shirt with white sleeves.
There are a couple gang members being arrested in the background.
I'm on my phone ATM so can't dig it up for you.

http://www.rockstargames.com/V/screenshots...ot/836-1280.jpg

Yeah man good memory.

I've also just realised how utterly annoying this screenshot is.
The lights on the police car, such horrid photoshop additions... and also his shirt looks like a photo texture. So bizarre.. surely thats not really gonna be the way it is ingame???

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:43 AM

I really hope they have the Union Station in the game. It would be cool if they had a Sanchez parked right next to it.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:51 AM

QUOTE (Swaggbro @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:43)
I really hope they have the Union Station in the game. It would be cool if they had a Sanchez parked right next to it.

all you had to do was follow the damn train CJ! tounge2.gif

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:04 AM

QUOTE (aussieozzyaussie @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:51)
[/QUOTE]
all you had to do was follow the damn train CJ! tounge2.gif

I hated that mission when I first played it back in '04, replaying SA now and it was a breeze!

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:05 AM

QUOTE (chrome0702 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 02:04)
[QUOTE=aussieozzyaussie,Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:51] [/QUOTE]
all you had to do was follow the damn train CJ! tounge2.gif [/QUOTE]
I hated that mission when I first played it back in '04, replaying SA now and it was a breeze!

I know them feels.. I couldn't believe how easy I passed it this time around...

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:32 AM

QUOTE (saintsrow @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:18)
QUOTE (ACR @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 12:21)
QUOTE (gracz209 @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 12:11)
How the hell can North Vancouver be in the game, wtf

That's what i don't understand, Canada isn't even remotely close to L.A. Maybe there are different rules in GTA universe.

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lol its the same continent tounge.gif haha gave me a good laugh though.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:38 AM Edited by The Leprechaun, 28 August 2013 - 07:10 AM.

Fido you do need to correct your map's placement of I-5, it is a North-South Freeway as evidenced in the first trailer, as well as all US highways (trust me, I live on that exact highway).
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This might explain why you don't agree with me about where Puerta Del Sol and La Puerta are. Interestingly, after scanning through your flickr, reviewing the first trailer, and observing many of the screenshots, I can identify 10 to 20 shots of the interchange that shows the sign that says Vespucci, Puerta Del Sol, La Puerta, and Maze Bank Arena. As the only two things between Vespucci and the Arena (as there are none visible to the north) on the west are Marina Del Rey and the Airport and Hotel area before it, I don't see how your placement of Marina del Sol (which has no evidence at all) is particularly applicable. I'm sorry this sounds like b****ing, but I feel your dismissal of what I have surmised (three parts of Los Santos and two Freeways) as speculation, when Marina is a guess and the La Puerta Fwy (I-5) is wrong on your map is a little insulting. I respect you, but I feel I gotta call you on this.

Lastly, Puerta and Puerto are different in their meanings, by the way. As R* has shown me, they know about some pretty obscure Spanish (Paleto, which not one of the 7 or so native spanish speakers I work with have ever heard of). Puerto means port and that is pretty much it's only meaning, where as Puerta means door, gateway, or entrance. Puerta could be used here as a Puerta Del Sol as Gateway of the Sun, which would fit much more with an east or west facing location like Marina Del Rey and not a south facing location like the Port of South Los Santos (which has a Los Santos Marina and Los Santos Docks). La Puerta could easily be the area around the Airport, meaning the Gateway, in reference to it being the area between the city of Los Santos and the Airport.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:36 AM

QUOTE (The Leprechaun @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 04:38)
Fido you do need to correct your map's placement of I-5, it is a North-South Freeway as evidenced in the first trailer, as well as all US highways (trust me, I live on that exact highway).
http://gtablog.com/w...en-shots-10.jpg

Yeah, but .. the blueprint map is the base and I bet it is more accurate related to GTA V than the real-life...
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:28 AM Edited by The Leprechaun, 28 August 2013 - 07:16 AM.

QUOTE (YukiEiri @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 05:36)
QUOTE (The Leprechaun @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 04:38)
Fido you do need to correct your map's placement of I-5, it is a North-South Freeway as evidenced in the first trailer, as well as all US highways (trust me, I live on that exact highway).
http://gtablog.com/w...en-shots-10.jpg

Yeah, but .. the blueprint map is the base and I bet it is more accurate related to GTA V than the real-life...
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Except where you fail to notice that the La (Los in the image) Puerta Fwy has a North and South Direction and the Olypmic Fwy goes East from that interchange (check my earlier posts about Puerta Del Sol). As an additional note, Del Perro Fwy also is an East-West Fwy and it's numbered 2, as well is Route 68 an East-West Fwy, or even 23 South to the Del Perro Fwy.

By the way this is interchange I am talking about (it's where the yellow line is coming from).
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:59)
QUOTE (Mrthingus @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:48)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:36)
The arch, moulding & metalwork above Michael's head is from Paramount Pictures studio on Melrose Drive.

user posted imageuser posted image

They actually included it! But where the hell could it be? By the looks of it not in Vinewood. Maybe Koreatown? If it's as big in real life they must be hiding it pretty well.

EDIT: Actually, I think it's right here:
user posted image

Could be the place Mrthingus.

If we can make out this water tower, we can call it confirmed.
user posted image

Someone identified a water tower on this screenshot last week and thought that it could be from a film studio.
It's just below the Flynt Productions Building.
That would link the pièces of the puzzle nicely.
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:07 AM

Are we allowed to post any picture from the leaked videos? There is one which gives us a decent idea about the size of the city.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:18 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 28 August 2013 - 08:30 AM.

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 08:02)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:59)
QUOTE (Mrthingus @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:48)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:36)
The arch, moulding & metalwork above Michael's head is from Paramount Pictures studio on Melrose Drive.

user posted imageuser posted image

They actually included it! But where the hell could it be? By the looks of it not in Vinewood. Maybe Koreatown? If it's as big in real life they must be hiding it pretty well.

EDIT: Actually, I think it's right here:

Could be the place Mrthingus.

If we can make out this water tower, we can call it confirmed.

Someone identified a water tower on this screenshot last week and thought that it could be from a film studio.
It's just below the Flynt Productions Building.
That would link the pièces of the puzzle nicely.

I was looking at that water tower & was going to post this a couple of hours ago, but didn't think it was in the right place for the studio.
I'll post it anyway, just so we can try to work it out. It has a more vertical frame/stand underneath, but could be the same one, maybe.
I'm trying to find other buildings with similar art-deco styling like the sound stage behind Michael, but haven't had any luck so far.
If anybody can find something similar, it might help us locate the studio on the map.
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Edit.
These are the style & colours we need to remember seeing in previous screens & trailers.
They are from other Paramount buildings along Melrose Ave near the studio gates.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:01 AM

Maybe the camera is too far to show the other stands supporting the water tower ?

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 09:01)
Maybe the camera is too far to show the other stands supporting the water tower ?

Yeah, it could be the same tower, but the reason I didn't want to post it before was more to do with the general location itself.
I know not everything in LS is exactly the same as real life LA, but I believe R* would keep the general location semi-accurate.
Sort of like this.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE (The Leprechaun @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 01:14)
QUOTE (Mrthingus @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:48)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 23:36)
The arch, moulding & metalwork above Michael's head is from Paramount Pictures studio on Melrose Drive.

user posted imageuser posted image

They actually included it! But where the hell could it be? By the looks of it not in Vinewood. Maybe Koreatown? If it's as big in real life they must be hiding it pretty well.

EDIT: Actually, I think it's right here:
user posted image

It's not likely to be there, you can see that block in the Gameplay Trailer @ 1:57-59. It's just looks like a bunch of apartments. That is just east of the Viper Room and the Sunset Tower Hotel. Not sure where the studios would be though.

Heheh, it's both.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:04 AM

May be allready found, but here you go:

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:04)
May be allready found, but here you go:

Good find, but it was found not long after the gameplay trailer came out.
You can make out the sawmill from the "shack" image from Mt. Chiliad.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:38)
QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:04)
May be allready found, but here you go:

Good find, but it was found not long after the gameplay trailer came out.
You can make out the sawmill from the "shack" image from Mt. Chiliad.

To me it doesn't really look like it confused.gif

Maybe someone can explain it better?

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE (dyz @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:44)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:38)
QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:04)
May be allready found, but here you go:

Good find, but it was found not long after the gameplay trailer came out.
You can make out the sawmill from the "shack" image from Mt. Chiliad.

To me it doesn't really look like it confused.gif

Maybe someone can explain it better?

I can't put up any pics right now, I'm on my iFruit at the moment.
To be honest, if we didn't know it was next to Mt. Chiliad, it would be very hard to identify.
The rusty red walls & roof plus the dirt area surrounding the mill are dead giveaways though.
A few frames after the image shown, you can see the "shack" in the top of the screen.
That's how we know the rough location.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 12:20)
QUOTE (dyz @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:44)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:38)
QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:04)
May be allready found, but here you go:

Good find, but it was found not long after the gameplay trailer came out.
You can make out the sawmill from the "shack" image from Mt. Chiliad.

To me it doesn't really look like it confused.gif

Maybe someone can explain it better?

I can't put up any pics right now, I'm on my iFruit at the moment.
To be honest, if we didn't know it was next to Mt. Chiliad, it would be very hard to identify.
The rusty red walls & roof plus the dirt area surrounding the mill are dead giveaways though.
A few frames after the image shown, you can see the "shack" in the top of the screen.
That's how we know the rough location.

This?

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 12:43)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 12:20)
QUOTE (dyz @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:44)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:38)
QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:04)
May be allready found, but here you go:

Good find, but it was found not long after the gameplay trailer came out.
You can make out the sawmill from the "shack" image from Mt. Chiliad.

To me it doesn't really look like it confused.gif

Maybe someone can explain it better?

I can't put up any pics right now, I'm on my iFruit at the moment.
To be honest, if we didn't know it was next to Mt. Chiliad, it would be very hard to identify.
The rusty red walls & roof plus the dirt area surrounding the mill are dead giveaways though.
A few frames after the image shown, you can see the "shack" in the top of the screen.
That's how we know the rough location.

This?

Yep, that's the one.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 12:43)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 12:20)
QUOTE (dyz @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:44)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:38)
QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:04)
May be allready found, but here you go:

Good find, but it was found not long after the gameplay trailer came out.
You can make out the sawmill from the "shack" image from Mt. Chiliad.

To me it doesn't really look like it confused.gif

Maybe someone can explain it better?

I can't put up any pics right now, I'm on my iFruit at the moment.
To be honest, if we didn't know it was next to Mt. Chiliad, it would be very hard to identify.
The rusty red walls & roof plus the dirt area surrounding the mill are dead giveaways though.
A few frames after the image shown, you can see the "shack" in the top of the screen.
That's how we know the rough location.

This?

how'd u get these hi-res screenshots? biggrin.gif

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 12:43)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 12:20)
QUOTE (dyz @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:44)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:38)
QUOTE (Palm3 @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 11:04)
May be allready found, but here you go:

Good find, but it was found not long after the gameplay trailer came out.
You can make out the sawmill from the "shack" image from Mt. Chiliad.

To me it doesn't really look like it confused.gif

Maybe someone can explain it better?

I can't put up any pics right now, I'm on my iFruit at the moment.
To be honest, if we didn't know it was next to Mt. Chiliad, it would be very hard to identify.
The rusty red walls & roof plus the dirt area surrounding the mill are dead giveaways though.
A few frames after the image shown, you can see the "shack" in the top of the screen.
That's how we know the rough location.

This?

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Wait a sec.. Where is the countdown for the release of GTA: ONLINE in this picture?

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (VodkaHog @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 15:30)

Wait a sec.. Where is the countdown for the release of GTA: ONLINE in this picture?

This is during a mission, probably doesn't appear during a mission so you don't accidentally switch to your online character and lose all your progress

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE (saintsrow @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 20:18)
QUOTE (ACR @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 12:21)
QUOTE (gracz209 @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 12:11)
How the hell can North Vancouver be in the game, wtf

That's what i don't understand, Canada isn't even remotely close to L.A. Maybe there are different rules in GTA universe.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:03 PM Edited by Kirsty, 28 August 2013 - 04:04 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (RandyChimp @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 14:49)
QUOTE (VodkaHog @ Wednesday, Aug 28 2013, 15:30)

Wait a sec.. Where is the countdown for the release of GTA: ONLINE in this picture?

This is during a mission, probably doesn't appear during a mission so you don't accidentally switch to your online character and lose all your progress

Doesn't it show up when Michael is rescuing the guy from the FIB building? ph34r.gif

Also, I'm sure mid-mission even if it was there, we'd get a prompt before actually being able to lose our progress.




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