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Submitted by jtorry 326d ago | news

GTA 5 voice actors include real gang members

Grand Theft Auto 5's gangs are voiced by real gang members, producer Lazlow Jones has revealed – including one who was released from prison the day before recording.

"When we record all these ambient characters that are in the world we go towards authenticity," Lazlow told US radio station WGN. "So in the game, part of the element of the story is that there's rival gangs. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Chaos_Raiden  +   326d ago
Damn.

Thanks for the share.
US8F  +   326d ago
Lol, they just keepin it real. Lets hope they don't piss off one of them in a recording session though, because that would be so ironic.

Imagine the news headline "Mike, Trevor, and Franklin stormed Rockstar Studios and holding few hostages"
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CarlosX360  +   325d ago
Of course, if they want to be authentic. :)
zyphee  +   326d ago
NOW THAT IS AUTHENTICITY, once again good job Rockstar.
donjunedolo  +   326d ago
I'm all for authenticity, but to have gang members on the payroll is absurd!
CalamityCB  +   326d ago
Bring in real gang members off the streets to do voice acting, which is also a JOB and may inspire them to do more with their life.
Or.. have them lingering on the streets and possibly return to their life of crime.
3-4-5  +   325d ago
Exactly.

Rockstar just showed these guys another way to get money.

It may save one of them from doing something horrible in the future.
Angels3785  +   325d ago
Or...they just funded organized crime...its kind of a grey area but it really does add authenticity as lazlo described when they would edit the writers lines.
Baka-akaB  +   326d ago
I call B.S on that one . it's a PR stunt , that's all .

Rockstar is pretty clear even on the reasons for those hire . it's for the sake of an authentic feeling .

it's unlikely to have much impact , be it negative or positive on those guys' life . Nor will it have any on my purchase and fun with the game
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   326d ago
Ah R*, your dedication for authenticity doesn't not go unappreciated.
PhantomT1412  +   326d ago
If I recall they did the same with Max Payne 3, recording pedestrians from Brazil to do the voice overs.
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NYC_Gamer  +   326d ago
Wow,GTA V with real legit gang bangers doing voice overs.
claud3  +   326d ago
They have done this before and it is still really cool
Ripsta7th  +   326d ago
Any voice could have been "gangstified" there is no need for a real gangter since he will be reading a script. I wonder who they were though lol
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kingPoS  +   326d ago
Now that's gangster!
The_Truth_24_7  +   326d ago
Pre-order canceled. This is ridiculous. I am going to share this on FB and Twitter to let every parent out there know to not buy this trash.
It's one thing to pretend but to actually have real gangsters provide their voices, is a crime. This game should not be allowed in any Christian home.
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Baka-akaB  +   326d ago
Most parents shouldnt have any business buying it anyway for their kids or even playing it in front of their kids , regardless of their religion , so ...
Sam Fisher  +   325d ago
So killing people, robbing banks, necrophilia, uncensored genitals, possible drug/alcohol/rape, and prostitution was passable to your beliefs but actual gangster voice acting stopped you from getting this game? Wtf?
TheSaint  +   325d ago
Christians, lol just a bunch of wacky cultists. Who cares what any of them think.
rmatthe5  +   325d ago
How is it a crime ?
Angels3785  +   325d ago
The godfather movie team did this as well!!!! :0 just shows how ledgendary this game will be!!
asiatico  +   325d ago
Pays of to be a gangsta.
persona4chie  +   325d ago
man if they are going to just pick up peopla (even if they arent voice actors) Sign me up!

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