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Zello

Anyone disappointed that Staples Center wasn't in the game.

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One of the most iconic places in Downtown LA. I know they included the Forum with the Maze Bank Arena. The Forum also has a lot of history but Staples Center has been the main attraction for entertainment in LA since it opened in 1999 (Alright I may be exaggerating a bit here because there's a ton of stuff to do in LA but you get the point).  When you think of Modern Day LA Staples Center is one of the things that come to mind. I know that they hardly used The Forum at all in the story aside from that Fame or Shame mission so It doesn't really matter at all.

 

 

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Not as familiar with American culture as most here so i wasn't really disappointed but yeah it would have been a nice attraction and added some character to LS, even if they didnt use it in a mission they could have used it as part of the Vinewood tour , it would have given a sense of lore to the city. iirc R* also didn't add Madison Square Garden in GTA IV so they seem to have an aversion for these arenas for some reason

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On 5/10/2019 at 2:36 AM, Utopianthumbs said:

Not as familiar with American culture as most here so i wasn't really disappointed but yeah it would have been a nice attraction and added some character to LS, even if they didnt use it in a mission they could have used it as part of the Vinewood tour , it would have given a sense of lore to the city. iirc R* also didn't add Madison Square Garden in GTA IV so they seem to have an aversion for these arenas for some reason

They did include Staples center in Midnight Club LA but renamed it to Sports Center.

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1 hour ago, Zello said:

They did include Staples center in Midnight Club LA but renamed it to Sports Center.

Then I guess it's another one of those R* logic cases, like removing Union/Unity Station and Long Beach in V when they were present in San Andreas

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gtafaninwest

Disappointed that a lot of things weren't in LS County, let alone southern San Andreas.

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They could have included all of LA Live as well. 

 

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Nappy

ım disapointed the game didn’t have a plot

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Zello
1 hour ago, Tao Cheng said:

Well, Midnight Club LA was supposed to be based off Los Angeles so of course they included it. They probably couldn't get the real name because it's a licensing nightmare and that costs money for R*. There's the Maze Bank Arena in GTAV if you care about stadiums.

and I'm disappointed that Long Beach, Chinatown, Torrance, and West Covina wasn't in the game either.

Yeah I mentioned the Maze Bank Arena which is based on the real life Forum. The problem is that The Forum isnt used much irl. Staples Center is the premier location in LA.

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I'm disappointed half the f*cking city wasn't included. Any rendition of Los Angeles that takes 2 minutes to drive across in-game is not a rendition of Los Angeles. Then again all the buildings are unenterable cardboard boxes with PS1 textures slapped on them so who really gives a toss anyway.

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Arsewipercareerman20

It is that just called the The Maze Bank Area home of the LS Panic. Just like all other landmarks in GTA V have different names then they're real counter parts.

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11 hours ago, Arsewipercareerman20 said:

It is that just called the The Maze Bank Area home of the LS Panic. Just like all other landmarks in GTA V have different names then they're real counter parts.

That is not the Staples Center. That is the Forum.

 

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universetwisters

Not really. To me, a sports stadium is a sports stadium. The Maze arena could easily fill the role the staples center filled.

 

But then again, I’m so mad that Los Santos doesn’t have a remake of LA’s union station I started foaming at the mouth and my parents had to pick me up from school after I bit the teacher so I guess sh*t like this just boils down to peoples interest in whatever was omitted honestly and whether or not the devs thought people would care enough if it was or wasn’t in the game

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NewGuybj

There's another arena, in the game.

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Zello
On 2/12/2020 at 2:10 AM, universetwisters said:

Not really. To me, a sports stadium is a sports stadium. The Maze arena could easily fill the role the staples center filled.

 

But then again, I’m so mad that Los Santos doesn’t have a remake of LA’s union station I started foaming at the mouth and my parents had to pick me up from school after I bit the teacher so I guess sh*t like this just boils down to peoples interest in whatever was omitted honestly and whether or not the devs thought people would care enough if it was or wasn’t in the game

I'm foaming at the mouth that staples center isn't in the game.

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5 hours ago, Zello said:

I'm foaming at the mouth that staples center isn't in the game.

 

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You have rabies :’(

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jmmontoro

The map feels larger and smaller at the same time.

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Zello

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How could I forget this beautiful monstrosity? 

 

GTA V needed the Disney concert hall in the game.

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Western Gunslinger

Nah m8 u cant have variety in los santos becuase teh cOnSole LiMitaTIoN is holding teh gaem bacc

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Yinepi
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Nope I'm not. LS is only inspired by LA, it isn't actual LA, and therefor doesn't need to be a faithful recreation.

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1 hour ago, Yinepi said:

Nope I'm not. LS is only inspired by LA, it isn't actual LA, and therefor doesn't need to be a faithful recreation.

These are iconic Landmarks of LA. There's a difference so I'd expect them to be in.

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Yes there is a difference... These landmarks may be iconic in LA but in this version of LS they don't exist because LS =/= LA.

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12 minutes ago, Yinepi said:

Yes there is a difference... These landmarks may be iconic in LA but in this version of LS they don't exist because LS =/= LA.

But this version of LS is based on modern day LA...

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Yinepi

You're not understanding. LS is a fictional city which takes inspiration from LA, but isn't LA itself. LS, again, is a fictional city.

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6 hours ago, Yinepi said:

You're not understanding. LS is a fictional city which takes inspiration from LA, but isn't LA itself. LS, again, is a fictional city.

These are LA landmarks. All of LS's Landmarks are LA landmarks.

 

You can't have Liberty City without the Statue of Happiness or Rotterdam Tower. Same thing applies here.

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Yinepi

Which have been fictionalized to fit into a fictional setting.

I don't get why you're having trouble segregating the two and why you have a hard on for the staples centre. I've seen you post about it in like 4 different threads.

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10 minutes ago, Yinepi said:

Which have been fictionalized to fit into a fictional setting.

I don't get why you're having trouble segregating the two and why you have a hard on for the staples centre. I've seen you post about it in like 4 different threads.

Staples center represents modern day LA.

 

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The Downtown Center Business Improvement District estimates that in the two decades since Staples Center opened, the facility has had a $32 billion economic impact on the city.

 

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Impact from the project was felt far beyond the corner of Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court — which was renamed from 11th Street shortly after the legendary Lakers announcer’s death in 2002. Staples Center spawned new and renovated hotels, residential development, restaurants, shops, and offices in the adjacent area.

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“In the 35 years I had been living in L.A., I never went downtown or knew anyone who did because it wasn’t a great area,” Zeidman said. “They rolled up the carpets at 5 p.m. for the 250,000 who worked there, and maybe there were 10,000 actually living in that area,”

 

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D T
14 hours ago, Yinepi said:

You're not understanding. LS is a fictional city which takes inspiration from LA, but isn't LA itself. LS, again, is a fictional city.

I don't really get what you're trying to argue here though. Zello is criticizing Rockstar for their piss poor recreation of Los Angeles and you're saying it's totally fine because they pretend it's not Los Angeles? One of the biggest selling points for this entire game was that the city would be painstakingly detailed this time around. Up until release we were lead to believe they didn't have time to do San Fierro and Las Venturas because Los Santos was going to be this unimaginably expansive and faithful rendition of our favorite city. And what we ended up with was something smaller than even LC. I grew up in LA and I can't tell you how disappointed I was by the plethora of weird inaccuracies. From Griffith Observatory being on the wrong side of the city to Burbank being completely absent from the game. They did a fantastic job on certain landmarks but everything in between just feels weird and sterile. The unfinished Mile High Building in particular takes up such a huge portion of the skyline just to sit there and be ugly. The FIB and IAA building sit next to each other for a cheap gag. It's sad as hell man.

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They clearly weren't trying to recreate LA with accuracy and took creative liberties. They're allowed to do that.

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I agree. They're totally allowed to do that and we're totally allowed to sh*t on them for it.

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