Grand Theft Hype: Diehard Communities Are Derailing Excitement For GTA V
Posted on Thursday, August 8 @ 14:25:00 Eastern by Daniel Bischoff
On the official Rockstar Games Newswire, commenters beg for the next gameplay trailer, even on posts that make no mention of the impending Multiplayer video. The developer's most recent post containing new media (The Fast Life screenshots, if you're interested), has over 20,000 comments, with several new comments every minute!
Each thread multiplies with new replies:
Further, fans have turned to guessing at specific mission parameters to construct an assumption based on screenshots. Redditor selftitleddebutalbum lined up three images to guess at an airplane heist. It's no surprise that others in the GTA V subreddit and around the internet have joined together to ask everyone to calm down.
When white-knuckled excitement gets too hot, it's time for everyone in gaming to go outside and do something completely different. No good can come from speculating so hard it hurts. Eventually, when you sit down with the game and get ready to enjoy what you've been hurtling towards head first, you'll find nothing but disappointment in the way your brain splatter painted the wall. Features you wanted, gameplay mechanics you imagined will be nothing but virtual hamster wheels. At some point, you have to get off the ride.
Instead of strangling the life out of Grand Theft Auto V with your needlessly excessive yearning, read a book, play a different game (not a Grand Theft Auto), or meet up with your real cousin to go real bowling. Believe it or not, that's what cell phones are normally used for, not spawning helicopters in the middle of Times Square. It's been a long time and the game is almost here, but what you get out of it is entirely up to you. It just feels like none of the energy and elation will be left when it's time to play if it's all wasted on a trailer.
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