gta 5 cover art -
gta 5 cover art -

The official cover art for Grand Theft Auto 5 has been released by Rockstar Games.

Joining the game's three leads – Franklin, Michael and Trevor – on the cover are a woman with a phone, a dog, a jet-ski, a car and a helicopter. There's no sign of a cuddly toy.

The image can also be downloaded as a wallpaper or background.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Source: rockstargames.com

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munkee@ FrostySphincter

I don't really understand the argument :\

Anybody complaining about similar cover art across a series of games (films, television series, music, etc..) needs to get a life and back up from the internet for a while (or, study the art of branding). It's not really a big deal. It's simply a cover to get the game recognised on a shelf.

So, perhaps the argument isn't about GTA cover art looking similar. Perhaps it's about people with nothing better to do than complain about it?
Posted 10:36 on 04 April 2013
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EverTheOptimist@ FrostySphincter

I do kind of see what you're saying mate, but I don't think it'll impact on sales or cause confusion. The 'V' may have confused people on it's own, but with 'Five' slapped across it I think it's pretty clear which GTA game it is. As Munkee says, they're using repetition to build up a brand identity, something lots of companies do.
Posted 07:53 on 04 April 2013
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FrostySphincter@ munkee

Yeah I know, but I'm saying the double standard is very irritating, that people will defend rockstar for doing it, but would slate a lot of other companies (the example I'm using is Nintendo, as it's the most obvious) if they did the exact same thing.
Posted 21:42 on 03 April 2013
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munkee@ FrostySphincter

They're making the panelled box art iconic to them. They're creating an identity that is immediately recognisable as a GTA game. It's intentional.

Also, as EverTheOptimist suggests, mums shouldn't be picking it up at all.
Posted 15:52 on 03 April 2013
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Clockpunk

I dislike the dog panel... everything else is fitting, I guess.
Posted 15:28 on 03 April 2013
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FrostySphincter@ EverTheOptimist

Yeah, I might not have made it clear enough, I mean if they did it with Zelda or Mario, so if, for example, skyward sword had had a near identical cover to twilight princess, the internet would go crazy because it was "causing confusion" (like we are getting with the Wii Vs WiiU fiasco right now).
Not having a go at rockstar here, but I do find the double standard fairly irritating.
Posted 15:25 on 03 April 2013
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EverTheOptimist@ FrostySphincter

I dunno, the '18' logo is usually pretty big on the box. If a parent bought the game and didn't clock it I'd think they weren't looking hard enough.
Posted 09:46 on 03 April 2013
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FrostySphincter

It looks almost exactly the same as every other GTA cover I can remember. And I really don't care for GTA, may pick it up if it comes on steam at a reasonable price during a lul, but I am kind of annoyed by the knowledge that if Nintendo did this with say zelda or Mario, the internet would be filled with "parents buy the wrong game due to confusing packaging" articles.
Posted 22:16 on 02 April 2013
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EverTheOptimist

This reminds me of a game called Grand Theft Auto.
Posted 21:33 on 02 April 2013
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p0rtalthinker@ MrRevelation

Ditto
Posted 21:17 on 02 April 2013
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Chlandy@ munkee

They're saving it for the last week before the release, to finally push you over the edge into a frothy mouthed coma
Posted 17:03 on 02 April 2013
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munkee@ Chlandy

WHERE CAN I FIND THIS PICTUR?!!?
Posted 16:55 on 02 April 2013
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Chlandy

Marketing at Rockstar must be the easiest job in the world...they could release an image of an old cd case with the words "Gr@nd Th3ft Aut0" written in felt tip by a child and the world would still go crazy with excitement!
Posted 16:50 on 02 April 2013
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altaranga

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Oracle
... on the cover are a woman with a phone, a dog, a jet-ski, a car and a helicopter.

Thanks James. I wondered what all those pretty pictures were meant to be.
Posted 15:40 on 02 April 2013
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MrRevelation

This big boy of a game better come to PC!
Posted 14:56 on 02 April 2013

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Release Date: 17/09/2013
Developer: Rockstar
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