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Rockstar: Celebrities in GTA 5 would 'become a distraction'

Dan Houser explains why there's no place for famous faces in GTA V

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Jinkies1330d ago

No they wouldn't, that was the best part about past GTA games, spotting celebrities in the game. I think they have to start think what fans would want not themselfs.

Eyeco1330d ago

I could not believe the ammount of celebrities in San Andreas they all done a terrific job , Ice T as the Pimp was a believable ass hole, James Woods was incredible, Samuel L Jackson, Chris Penn, Dennis Hopper, it was all amazing I had no idea who voiced these characters untill the end credits i was like "wow"

guitarded771330d ago

Don't forget David Cross... he was kinda an obscure celeb at the time, but one of my favorite comedians. Too much star power can turn out ugly sometimes though... example - Star Wars Episode I - III.

paydayp1330d ago

there are celebs but not in major roles so you can still try to spot them

tigertron1330d ago

Samuel L Jackson as Officer Tenpenny was a great casting choice!

jony_dols1330d ago (Edited 1330d ago )

As was Chris Penn, Ice-T & Danny Dyer in San Andreas. And of course Dennis Hopper, Ray Liotta & countless others in Vice City. Even GTA 4 had Ricky Gervais & Iggy Pop.

Come'on Rockstar, celeb voices really add to the games! Unknown's like Rob Wiethoff (aka John Marston) & Michael Hollick (Niko Bellic) are still great, but the odd cameo is all part of the GTA experience!

Eyeco1330d ago

who did Iggy Pop play, thats impressive. I loved Ray Liotta as Tommy Vercetti he played the likeable dirt bag really well

jony_dols1330d ago (Edited 1330d ago )

@Eyeco: Accidentally put Iggy down on the Vice City list! But he was the DJ on Liberty Rock in GTA 4. Here you go (if you haven't heard!)

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

rowdyBOY1330d ago

tommy vacetty was the best

smooch_3571330d ago

They definitely weren't a distraction in previous games...I mean how could they say that after it worked so well in SA with officer Tenpenny????? And when you go and see a good movie, does a famous actor distract you there?
Sounds like a big cop out to me, the reason they stated about the actors not being available to do the voice work for as long as they needed them to because of their busy acting schedules seems more like the answer to me.

RivetCityGhoul1330d ago

you know im starting to think that R* thinks that they know everything since they are in better position that they were in the PS2 days. word of advice rockstar don't bite the hand that feeds you. we built you, you didn't build yourselves.

Jinkies1330d ago (Edited 1330d ago )

We built them and we can destroy them

I hope they remember that

It does seem they are getting big headed.

PinkFunk1330d ago

I really feel like both your comments are silly as hell and unnecessarily aggressive toward Rockstar. If it turns out to suck, then voice your opinion about it. If you're skeptical, then fine. But to take responsibility for their work, or threatening their creative process is just petty and egotistical.

You helped fund GTA. Yes.
You have no experience or creative talent that has afforded you to join a development team, and make creative decisions involving artistic / gameplay design.

The only credibility you have is that you've played past games and presumably enjoyed them, so as a fan you're entitled to give your opinions. But being a prick about it frankly doesn't reflect your appreciation for the experiences they've built for you, and IMO renders your opinion pretty moot.

That being said, I have very much enjoyed some of the celebrity actors in the past. They've all done a fantastic job. However, I usually prefer in films to get new and budding actors that are less well known, since it affords the viewer a chance to get lost in their character. When it's constantly a recognized celebrity, he/she starts to lose their importance and it becomes almost fabricated.

So, if Rockstar has decided to use new actors to add freshness and uniqueness to the experience, I'm ALL for it.

If Rockstar decided to use new and not-well known actors to save money? Then obviously that's no good. But going by their track record, and the care they put in for their craft, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt.

peace

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