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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:10 PM

This one, also...

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:11 PM

From that side it's got a Big Bear Lake vibe.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

Although this isn't the greatest view of the water tower, it's still got enough detail to possibly confirm the location of the movie studio.
Not in the right spot geographically compared to real life LA, but I think that's it.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (esato @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 04:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

Looks the same to me, you just can't see the slope in the hill as much in the night time shot. Perspective icon14.gif

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (esato @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

Mmm not necessarily. They are taken from different angles.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:20 PM

I think it's further up the hill part they never showed

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (esato @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

It's still there, it's just hard to tell

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

Anyway, keep in mind that the game map can change according to the time played.

For example buildings being constructed or in this case, some kind of base built up from time to time

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE (esato @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

Yes! Vinewood Bowl is in a different place of old photos!
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (esato @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

no mate, theres still a small dirt track just downhill from the carpark shown in the new shot,

you cant quite see it due to the steepness of the drop from carpark to the base of the "V" as shown in first pic

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (NickerBR @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:24)
QUOTE (esato @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

Yes! Vinewood Bowl is in a different place of old photos!
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omg how people was stuppid

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

This should help spot a few details.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE (ArteminEm @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:59)
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Is this the alamo lake?
Looks somehow different to me.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE (NickerBR @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:24)
QUOTE (esato @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

Yes! Vinewood Bowl is in a different place of old photos!
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no, look at the new shot

now think as if your were there at the D end of vinewood, the bowl would look exactly the same as the early shot

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

Stop quoting the whole post with large pics, damn it.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (feestaap1 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 16:27)
we have LAX we have the sandy shores airstrip but they say that there even is a third airstrip that we don't know about...

I wonder if the military base would have an airstrip, or if there is one similar to the desert airstrip in San Andreas.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

QUOTE (INFERNO E100 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:27)
QUOTE (NickerBR @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:24)
QUOTE (esato @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:18)
Looks like they changed the area behind the vinewood sign:

FIrst

http://www.rockstarg...ot/491-1280.jpg

Now

http://gta-real.com/...2/117879940.jpg

Yes! Vinewood Bowl is in a different place of old photos!

no, look at the new shot

now think as if your were there at the D end of vinewood, the bowl would look exactly the same as the early shot

There is 2 amphitheatres down there.
One is the Hollywood Bowl. The other is the Greek Theatre.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE (Cecil475 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:29)
I wonder if the military base would have an airstrip


That would certainly help the military jets for taking off and landing and stuff.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:38 PM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 03 September 2013 - 05:41 PM.

QUOTE (Cecil475 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:29)
QUOTE (feestaap1 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 16:27)
we have LAX we have the sandy shores airstrip but they say that there even is a third airstrip that we don't know about...

I wonder if the military base would have an airstrip, or if there is one similar to the desert airstrip in San Andreas.

- W

The review said they had to fly low to avoid being detected by the military base.
So the 3rd airstrip is NOT the military base.
It is not Sandy Shores or LS Airport. There has to be another one we haven't seen yet.

Edit.
Including the military base, there would be 4 airstrips.
The Sandy Shores airstrip is similar to the desert airstrip in SA. It even has an aircraft graveyard nearby.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:44 PM Edited by zombie elvis, 03 September 2013 - 06:09 PM.

QUOTE (Cecil475 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:29)
QUOTE (feestaap1 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 16:27)
we have LAX we have the sandy shores airstrip but they say that there even is a third airstrip that we don't know about...

I wonder if the military base would have an airstrip, or if there is one similar to the desert airstrip in San Andreas.

- W

CVG were told it was an airbase. You can see the radar spinning around above the tunnel in the GTA Online trailer.



EDIT:

"A mountain rises to the left. There are wetlands below. Blaine County and the glimmering sea make up everything else I can see. Itís stunning."

Wetlands below and mountain to the left sounds like they're flying back to Los Santos to be honest.

In trailer 2 we saw Trevor starting up a plane while being shot by bikers, and then following another plane down the canyon. It's surprising they don't mention flying down the canyon, although they did say they flew under one of the bridges. Once they reach the ocean they'd drop the stuff off and fly back down the east coast taking them past the Zancudo wetlands and towards Los Santos.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:44)
QUOTE (Cecil475 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 17:29)
QUOTE (feestaap1 @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 16:27)
we have LAX we have the sandy shores airstrip but they say that there even is a third airstrip that we don't know about...

I wonder if the military base would have an airstrip, or if there is one similar to the desert airstrip in San Andreas.

- W

CVG were told it was an airbase. You can see the radar spinning around above the tunnel in the GTA Online trailer.



EDIT:

"A mountain rises to the left. There are wetlands below. Blaine County and the glimmering sea make up everything else I can see. Itís stunning."

Wetlands below and mountain to the left sounds like they're flying back to Los Santos to be honest.

In trailer 2 we saw Trevor starting up a plane while being shot by bikers, and then following another plane down the canyon. It's surprising they don't mention flying down the canyon, although they did say they flew under one of the bridges. Once they reach the ocean they'd drop the stuff off and fly back down the east coast taking them past the Zancudo wetlands and towards Los Santos.

The article is a bit confusing.
I assumed they TOOK OFF from the Sandy Shores desert airstrip.
The way the article describes it, it sounds like they also LAND back at the desert airstrip.

IGN article.
1. "Making my way back to the outskirts of a Lost-controlled airstrip." "as he creeps around the run-down airstrip" (I assume Sandy Shores desert strip, yeah?)

2. "I follow Ron over the ocean where he encourages me to get down low to avoid being detected by the nearby military base." (I assume they flew up the canyon in the Alamo River & then turned left over the ocean & headed back down to the military base area)

3. "We drop the merchandise from the planes to some awaiting boats before racing back to a DIFFERENT airfield. A mountain rises to the left. There are wetlands below. Blaine County and the glimmering sea make up everything else I can see. Itís stunning. The airfield comes into view ahead and I throttle down to cut speed for landing." (sounds like they are heading up the Zancudo River towards the Sandy Shores Desert Airstrip)

Maybe IGN f*cked up & got a bit confused about the airstrips. IDK. Doesn't seem right to me.
Wouldn't be the first time a reviewer got their information mixed up.
Maybe because they flew along one river & then came back along a different one, they got a bit disorientated.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

Could be but it was the mention of the sea which made me think that. We can agree they fly around Josiah, just depends which direction they go at the wetlands I guess.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:52 PM Edited by koeklin, 03 September 2013 - 07:02 PM.

Amoeba Music (Sunset boulevard) ?
I am not sure.... What do you think?

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Google maps : http://goo.gl/maps/Dz7Dq
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:59 PM

Good LORD this is a lot of work you guys did. Congratulations, very nice!

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE (koeklin @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 20:52)
Amoeba Music (Sunset boulevard) ?
I am not sure.... What do you think?

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Google maps : http://goo.gl/maps/Dz7Dq

I'm not convinced koeklin.
I think the pink part is Sierra Tower seen from far away.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:12 PM

-Fido_le_muet- you're the best!!
and also -Wayne Kerr-

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:13 PM

North Yankton? http://oyster.ignimg...e94290_610w.jpg

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:17 PM

@Wayne Kerr

I absolutely believe you are right about it being the same airfield and not a different one. I just checked the rest of the mission which pretty much starts out in Sandy Shores. Before arriving at the airfield a coyote bolts away. All the details of the start of the mission lead me to believe the airstrip has got to be in the desert and since it seems to be near Sandy Shores it can only be that particular airfield.

The way back is described in such a way that the plane has got be heading east and so it is likely it is the same airstrip of the same airfield.

It is not uncommon for journalists to get confused if they haven't seen the actual map or the fanmade maps.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (Von_Von @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 15:13)
North Yankton? http://oyster.ignimg...e94290_610w.jpg

Alamo Sea facing West? (I think)Mountain in the back would be near Zancudo River entrance.




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