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Former jewelry thief explains what GTA V’s heists got right and wrong

Published: 25/Jan/2020 19:26

by Brent Koepp

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Former jewel thief and youth crime prevention advocate Larry Lawton reviewed Grand Theft Auto V’s heist missions, and explained what the developers got right and wrong about them.

Rockstar originally released Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 3 and Xbox  360 in 2013, and the iconic action-adventure has gone on to become one of the highest grossing games of all time.

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However, a former jewelry thief reviewed the title’s popular heist missions, and explained how Michael and Franklin would have been busted before they even made it out the door.

Former thief explains what GTA V got wrong

The former thief opened up the video stating the review was just to give viewers a real-world take on things. “I understand it’s a game, but I am to this day considered the biggest jewel robber in the United States,” he said. “And I’m gonna tell you how I would have done it. And what the game did a little off.”

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Lawton explained that Michael casing inside the store was sloppy. “As he’s casing this place, he’s taking pictures. Very conspicuous. You don’t think they would be looking at him? Any real criminal would have been pinned out in a minute.”

He also called it a “big mistake” when the protagonist talked to the employee at the jewelry counter and only focused on the display case. “He doesn’t even ask if there is loose diamonds. That’s where the money is in. Not the stuff in the display case!”

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GTA V introduced heist missions in the popular 2013 release.

Another issue the expert took with the game is how they cased the roof of the building. “You could find all this information literally in the city ordinance, or the city codes. And he doesn’t  have any gloves on. He runs up this ladder and his fingerprints the whole way up!”

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However, he did praise the game for having a plan to get out. “The first thing you got to know is where the stones are, can you get out of that store, and what you get away with, which they have planned which I liked.”

“It’s a pretty good game. Lots of fun. I think they could have made the game better, more realistic,” he stated, but explained that the Rockstar game failed when it came to the actual casing section, and the planning stages of the robbery. The 41 minute review goes into greater depth as well as he tackles both heist plans.

(Timestamp 1:10 for mobile users.)

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Despite having issues with the technical aspects of the game, Lawton seemed to enjoy his time with Grand Theft Auto 5, and even stated it brought back memories for him.

The game continues to be a sales juggernaut, with its longevity largely fueled by GTA Online, and it’s considered to be one of the highest grossing titles of all time.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.