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Weird things you used to think when you were young about the GTA series


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psxdriverplayer

Here something which makes me Microsoft Office think some weird things:

As ye can see from the image, there's a checklist I use with PS2 right now. The way it is handled - mission giver + missions. Now, since the layout is what it is, Office Word thinks that Cut Throat Business is a thing in Grove Street. Indeed, if I click the "i" icon, it wants to add it to a list of contacts.

WyOpoA3.png*

Before ye ask, that's Office XP a.k.a. 2002, used with me Windows XP PC. Indeed, that time before that ribbon crap everyone hates, but still use regardless. Professional tip to those who liek older Office versions: Office XP can be installed to Windows 10 and it works fine over theres (I've done this for another of me parents because Office 365 or whatever version it was ran out), just don't tell that to Micro$oft. You can stop thinking that weird thought of it not being possible. With Windows 7 I've ran into an issue of having to open it while being an Administrator to edit stuff though. With XP, it's GREAT.

 

* = Menu translation:

Address: [Cut Throat Business Grove Street]
Lisää yhteystietoihin: Add to contacts
Poista tämä toimintotunniste: Delete this smart tag
Toimintotunnisteasetukset: Smart tag settings

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Before unlocking the second island in SA, when I looked at the map I though the San Fierro Airport was a snowy mountain, thinking it was a place I saw in a classic GTA SA parody, that in reality was just the mount chiliad with a snow mod. Yeah, I was too dumb back then.

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5 hours ago, The Tracker said:

Before unlocking the second island in SA, when I looked at the map I though the San Fierro Airport was a snowy mountain, thinking it was a place I saw in a classic GTA SA parody, that in reality was just the mount chiliad with a snow mod. Yeah, I was too dumb back then.

Actually, I think I thought there could be snow in some areas in the game. I wanted to find it out for myself, so didn't check the forums.

 

But I guess it isn't weird really.

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On 12/18/2020 at 2:00 PM, Inttelix said:

I thought GTA3 was a sequel to Driver 2.

Unrelated but I thought that if I reached the N in Driver: San Francisco I would get Tanner's car back early.

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In GTA 4 when I heard Raheem DeVaughn at the first verse I swear he said "f*ck you". Is this song trying to insult me under the radar?

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DM the Pro

When I was young, I thought GPS in GTA IV was coming from the radio stations rather than something from the vehicle.

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I thought V was going to be a great game.

Well, the first time I completed Green Sabre in SA, I thought I had failed the mission when CJ was sent to Angel Pine, lost his weapons and no "mission passed" message/jingle appeared. I kept retrying the mission a few times before realizing it was supposed to happen.

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I used to think Grove Street was the cul-de-sac from Ed Edd n Eddy, and at some point, the Kankers would show up as the true leaders of the Ballas.

 

This was back when everyone was looking for freaking Bigfoot in the game. And of course, the many rumors spawned. One was that the Kankers would spawn at a trailer park and you would unlock a secret mission and had to kill them. My young dumbass spent so much time trying to trigger something that didn't exist. 

 

I kinda miss those days of weird Myths and Legends in San Andreas. Weird ass sh*t popping up everyday. 

 

EDIT: I remembered another one. 

 

Anyone remember the Madeline books? I remember reading the first one and found it fascinating and liked the dark creepy vibe it had. For some reason I thought Madeline died in the end.

 

For some reason, and I thought this for years, I legit thought that GTA 3 was the video game sequel to Madeline, and this crazy man was doing crazy sh*t across the city cause Madeline was poisoned or something and he was taking vengeance. 

 

I was really young, and both Madeline & GTA 3 had really eerie dark vibes, so I thought they were connected.

 

And now I'm realizing the story of the OG Watch Dogs isn't that far off from that childhood fever dream... 

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ChengizVlad09

When Vice first launched on PS2, I was certain that Tommy was Claude's brother.

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psxdriverplayer

A friend of mine called Pay 'n' Spray as "Paint 'n' Spray".

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When I was young I didn't care about the missions, I only wanted to explore the world. Back then we didn't have internet, so when I played GTA San Andreas I couldn't explore the other islands, as it was instant wanted level, and I couldn't look up cheats. I used to think that I could trick the game into thinking I haven't left the first island if I get to another one by using the bridges. I've spent quite some time trying to pass the barriers on the bridges. I remember carefully walking up one of the steel truss bridges between red county and bone county, being very excited to have found a way to cross the river without swimming. I was very disappointed when the wanted level hit.

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Something I just remembered from when I was a kid; apparently when you try to take a cop car to Pay N Spray in GTA 3, a message appears onscreen that reads

 

"I don't touch nothin

That hot!"

 

And 6 year old me didn't realize that the two lines were a continuation of the sentence as opposed to two seperate ones. So I thought the Pay N Spray guy was saying "I don't touch nothin. That hot!" and I thought it was a cool little reference to the ebonics I heard at school when I was a kid but now it's just me being a dumb 6 year old who don't know how to read a paragraph and context.

 

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CynicalMexican

I used to think the Portland safe house (Eddie's Garage) was actually owned by Eddy from Ed Edd n Eddy

 

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Does non-GTA stuff count?

 

When I was young, I thought Red Dead Redemption was a zombie game because it has "Dead" on the title, I was scared sh*tless because of such games. I guess my thoughts pretty much aged like cheese because of Undead Nightmare.

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When I heard Living in a Box, I swear I heard him say "succulating". I've been around the internet long enough not wanting to think of strange thoughts about whatever this word is.

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I remember someone telling me back in 2005-06 that there are boxing gloves melee weapon in GTA SA that function similar to the knuckleduster.I looked for boxing gloves for hours (killed a boxing gym trainer hoping he would drop them, checked the Pro Laps and Ammunation, looked around the map hoping to find a spawn point, etc.) and couldn't find them,later I checked the weapon list on the internet and there was no such thing

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On 6/4/2021 at 9:55 AM, CynicalMexican said:

I used to think Grove Street was the cul-de-sac from Ed Edd n Eddy, and at some point, the Kankers would show up as the true leaders of the Ballas.

 

This was back when everyone was looking for freaking Bigfoot in the game. And of course, the many rumors spawned. One was that the Kankers would spawn at a trailer park and you would unlock a secret mission and had to kill them. My young dumbass spent so much time trying to trigger something that didn't exist. 

Holy sh*t. I thought almost all of this as well.

 

Which is also why I spent many hours trying to find jawbreakers in the game.

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On 6/17/2021 at 2:39 PM, GTA-Biker said:

I remember someone telling me back in 2005-06 that there are boxing gloves melee weapon in GTA SA that function similar to the knuckleduster.I looked for boxing gloves for hours (killed a boxing gym trainer hoping he would drop them, checked the Pro Laps and Ammunation, looked around the map hoping to find a spawn point, etc.) and couldn't find them,later I checked the weapon list on the internet and there was no such thing

 

Vietnam Beta Niko's fingerless gloves flashbacks intensifies.

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On 6/17/2021 at 5:39 AM, GTA-Biker said:

I remember someone telling me back in 2005-06 that there are boxing gloves melee weapon in GTA SA that function similar to the knuckleduster.I looked for boxing gloves for hours (killed a boxing gym trainer hoping he would drop them, checked the Pro Laps and Ammunation, looked around the map hoping to find a spawn point, etc.) and couldn't find them,later I checked the weapon list on the internet and there was no such thing

I feel like I heard this rumor back then as well. Reminds me of the infamous "Sonic in Super Smash Bros" rumor and everyone claimed they unlocked him.

 

I kinda miss these days. The internet was still not too great and everyone was still relying on gaming mags and pure school rumors.

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Unrelated to GTA but i used to think that the locked area's of the map in Bully/Canis Canon Edit were different rival schools lmao. I didn't realize there was an entire town to explore.

 

I think it's due to the fact that some locals over here used to refer to Bully as "Riots in London Schools" (School is written in plural). Yep it's sound extremely dumb but it's 2006 and i was still in elementary school.

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On 7/2/2021 at 7:12 PM, CynicalMexican said:

I kinda miss these days. The internet was still not too great and everyone was still relying on gaming mags and pure school rumors.

 

That's why we refer to those days as "The Wild West of the Internet", back then anyone could mislead information about videogame content pretty easily, as reliable sources weren't as common. 

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On 7/2/2021 at 5:47 PM, FalconKing said:

Unrelated to GTA but i used to think that the locked area's of the map in Bully/Canis Canon Edit were different rival schools lmao. I didn't realize there was an entire town to explore.

 

I think it's due to the fact that some locals over here used to refer to Bully as "Riots in London Schools" (School is written in plural). Yep it's sound extremely dumb but it's 2006 and i was still in elementary school.

Off topic but this would be such a great concept for a Bully game. Being able to visit rival schools.

 

On 7/2/2021 at 6:01 PM, The Tracker said:

 

That's why we refer to those days as "The Wild West of the Internet", back then anyone could mislead information about videogame content pretty easily, as reliable sources weren't as common. 

It's no wonder the GTA Myths community has always been kind of a sh*tshow.

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On 12/22/2020 at 1:31 AM, DR:BUSTA said:

All the Arabian countries seem to suffer from this sh*t ,man

No you're not alone, in India we used have sh*t like GTA : Mumbai, GTA : Delhi and other stuff like that, literally all of them were pirated GTA SA being sold in a different box art which had indian actors and everyone fell for it.

 

What's worse is my friends used to tell me they bought "GTA : (insert our city name)" and went on a killing spree near our homes inside the game 🙄. I used to feel slightly jealous but I never bought them lmao. The box arts were f*cking hilarious though.

 

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On 7/3/2021 at 12:55 AM, Orthur said:

No you're not alone, in India we used have sh*t like GTA : Mumbai, GTA : Delhi and other stuff like that, literally all of them were pirated GTA SA being sold in a different box art which had indian actors and everyone fell for it.

 

What's worse is my friends used to tell me they bought "GTA : (insert our city name)" and went on a killing spree near our homes inside the game 🙄. I used to feel slightly jealous but I never bought them lmao. The box arts were f*cking hilarious though.

 

I feel like I've seen some "GTA MEXICO" ones as well which basically look like it's edited to have Mexican stuff like Oxxo instead of 24/7, Pemex as the gas stations, El Pollo Loco instead of Cluckin Bell, the Federales, etc. It's hilarious. Usually this sh*t is found in pirate markets and these are VERY common in Latin America. You see some funny sh*t.

 

It's not just GTA. I lsaw PES 2014 for PS2 edited to look like FIFA 19. Like God damn

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On 7/3/2021 at 5:29 PM, CynicalMexican said:

's not just GTA. I saw PES 2014 for PS2 edited to look like FIFA 19. Like God damn

 

I know that PES/Winning Eleven "bootlegs" existed widely here back in the 2000s. Usually, they would change all of the fictional teams and players for the real life equivalent (which's an improvement actually) and maybe Arabic commentary. They aren't necessarily *that* bad unlike the GTA ones.

 

As for San Andreas bootlegs, they started to slowly dying over here with the 7th gen consoles (PS3 mainly) and completely died at the start of 8th gen gaming.

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On 7/3/2021 at 10:36 PM, FalconKing said:

As for San Andreas bootlegs, they started to slowly dying over here with the 7th gen consoles (PS3 mainly) and completely died at the start of 8th gen gaming.

Thank God they finally died out, these bootlegs totally ruin the franchise's real image in my opinion.

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On 7/3/2021 at 10:36 AM, FalconKing said:

 

I know that PES/Winning Eleven "bootlegs" existed widely here back in the 2000s. Usually, they would change all of the fictional teams and players for the real life equivalent (which's an improvement actually) and maybe Arabic commentary. They aren't necessarily *that* bad unlike the GTA ones.

 

As for San Andreas bootlegs, they started to slowly dying over here with the 7th gen consoles (PS3 mainly) and completely died at the start of 8th gen gaming.

Bruh i uses to buy those PES bootlegs because of that

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Panzermann11

Not directly GTA-related but whenever Far Cry 5's Widowmaker mission comes up, I have an irresistible urge to yell KDST's slogan because of the song playing.

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On 8/3/2021 at 11:44 PM, Panzermann11 said:

Not directly GTA-related but whenever Far Cry 5's Widowmaker mission comes up, I have an irresistible urge to yell KDST's slogan because of the song playing.

You seem to really like music, eh?:kekw:

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