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By Akira The Don on Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Holiday booked for next fall then.

*weeps ocean of joy

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, October 20th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Homerian.

Via DAD

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— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Anyone that’s seen T2 and played San Andreas or GTAV has thought about this. And these cats did it. Propiau.

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— By Akira The Don on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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It’s here! The debut mixtape from me and brother Wade Crescent’s new band, MIDNITEMEN! 14 brand new fully PEAKWAVE tracks to soundtrack the greatest moments of your life! Avec le SPLASH!

Get your FREE DOWNLOAD by liking us on Facebook over here, or by joining our MIDNITELIST here.

You can also buy a super rare CD copy of this legendary happening here.

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If you’re at Coachella you can catch MIDNITEMAN WADE, AKA DICK MILLIONS at a bunch of events listed here. Meanwhile MIDNITEMAN AKIRA, AKA SPLASH FUCKING THOMPSON will be at Don Studios V in Colwyn Bay polishing new nukes and working on his visa…

I hope you ENJOY this fine thing as much as we enjoyed making it! Cos we fucking enjoyed making it a whole durned bunch!

SPLASH!

TRACKLISTING:

CHVRCHES – Recover (MIDNITEMEN REMIX)
MIDNITEMEN – B.O.B. (MIDNITEMIX) ft Outkast x The Knife
MIDNITEMEN – HAPPY (MIDNITEMIX) ft Pharell Williams x Capital Cities
MIDNITEMEN – SEX DRIVE (Studio Of Dreams Demo)
MIDNITEMEN – WAITING GAME (MIDNITEMIX) ft. Banks x Calvin Harris x Alesso
Lana Del Ray – VIDEO GAMES (MIDNITEMEN REMIX)
Queens Of The Stoneage – FEEL GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER (MIDNITEMEN REMIX)
Roxy Music – MORE THAN THIS (MIDNITEMEN REMIX)
MIDNITEMEN – PRAISE YOU (MIDNITEMIX) ft Fatboy Slim x Miles Medina
MIDNITEMEN – DEVIL’S HAIRCUT (Beck cover)
MIDNITEMEN – 100% ACE (MIDNITEMIX) ft. Motörhead x Duke Damont
Empire of The Sun – WE ARE THE PEOPLE (MIDNITEMEN REMIX)
MIDNITEMEN – The Man (MIDNITEMIX) ft. RiFF RaFF x Aloe Blacc
Pet Shop Boys – WINNER (MIDNITEMEN REMIX)

— Friday, April 11th, 2014

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

I replayed San Andreas earlier this year,  (for the first time since 2004, when I used to play it with my Nan) and it is indeed pretty much the greatest game of all time. The warmth, humanity, humour  soundtrack, excitement, FUN and most of all the scope of that game have never been matched in anything I’ve played. GTA4 was good, but Saints Row 2 wiped the floor with it in terms of FUN by basically being San Andreas 2 On PCP (but much smaller). Now, at long last we have details of GTAV, which returns to Rockstar’s California and is, we’re told, “bigger than the worlds of Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas and GTA IV combined”. You also get to play as Harvey Pekar:

The second greatest game of all time as far as I’m concerned – well, of this generation, shall we say, obviously Treasure Island Dizzy owns all – is Red Dead Redemption, a game so great, so downright transcendental I made a song about it. Apparently the roaming, exploring, hunting, gambling, side missioning random event nature of Red Dead will be incorporated into GTAV, so I am very excited that it’s coming out around the time my kid is born as I won’t need an excuse to take a month out of my life to play it all day and night, like I did in 2002 when Vice City came out (people say gaming is wasting precious time that could otherwise be spent creating precious memories… I remember that month as one of the most wonderful of my life). You can change a nappy with one and hand and work a controller with the other, right?

From Game Informer, who have a ton of info over here:

The Characters

  • Building off the idea of multiple playable characters introduced in Episodes of Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto V stars three main protagonists.
  • Michael is a retired bank robber who is living a life of luxury thanks to a sweetheart deal with the FIB. But when his wife burns through all his money he is forced to get back in the game.
  • Trevor is a frequent drug user who is prone to violent outbursts. A former military pilot, he used to rob banks but now he scrapes to get by living on the fringes of Los Santos society.
  • Franklin is a hustler who works for an Armenian scam artist who sells young kids cars they can’t afford. When they default on the loans, Franklin repossesses the cars. He crosses paths with Michael when looking for a bigger score.
  • Players can switch between these characters at any time when they are off mission.
  • Rockstar says due to the heavy volume of voiceover recording sessions, celebrities don’t make sense as options for lead characters. Like Niko Bellic before them, Michael, Franklin, and Trevor will all have unknown voice actors.
  • Each main character has a few unique hobbies that only they can participate in.
  • Though Rockstar wouldn’t name specific characters, it confirmed that some familiar faces from Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes From Liberty City may resurface in Los Santos.
  • Niko Bellic will not be one of the recurring characters.
  • Characters from the PS2 era of Grand Theft Auto games will not appear, either.

The Missions

  • The story missions feature a healthy variety of styles. Some feature one protagonist, while others have two or three participants.
  • When a mission features multiple protagonists, players are often given the option of switching between them at will in the middle of the job. Rockstar chose this approach to always keep the player in the action and eliminate the flat spots.
  • Each of the three main characters has a fully fleshed-out story arc, but instead of waiting for the finale to introduce complex missions, Grand Theft Auto V peppers several complicated, multi-tiered heists in the vein of Grand Theft Auto IV’s popular “Three Leaf Clover” mission across the narrative. These missions will including prepping for the heists and the break-ins themselves.
  • The mission we watched during the live gameplay demo started with Trevor and Michael taking a helicopter to the IAA headquarters, which is the GTA equivalent to the CIA.
  • When they arrive at the skyscraper, Michael repels down the side of the building until he locates their target – a person being interrogated that the FIB wants removed from the hands of the IAA.
  • When Michael breaks through the glass and grabs the target, a switch option appears for the player. From here you could stay as Michael or switch to Franklin, who is positioned with a sniper rifle in an adjacent building, to take out the startled IAA agents. These changes happen instantaneously and smoothly, with cinematic angles that help you re-orient yourself in the new perspective.
  • Once the player clears the room of IAA agents and Michael safely makes it into the chopper with the extraction target, a helicopter chase ensures. During this sequence, the player can switch freely between piloting the chopper as Trevor and shooting out the back toward the tailing helicopters with either Franklin or Michael.
  • For the first time in a GTA game, Rockstar is using a score to bring some tension to the missions.

The World

  • Taking the interiors and exteriors into account, the world of Los Santos is bigger than the worlds of GTA IV, San Andreas, and Red Dead Redemption combined, with room to spare.
  • Grand Theft Auto V combines the best of both GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, giving players the largest open-world playground in Rockstar history with a huge and diverse city serving as the epicenter.
  • Locations include beachfronts, wine country, a large wilderness area surrounding a fully explorable Mt. Chiliad, a region modeled after the Salton Sea called the Alamos Sea, a military base, and of course the sprawling suburban hills leading up to the bustling urban center of Los Santos. Bring your scuba equipment, too, because you can even explore the fully detailed ocean floor along the Los Santos coastline.

The Gameplay

  • Rockstar says it has rebuilt the shooting mechanics, driving, and melee combat from the ground up.
  • To encourage players to explore this vast expanse, Rockstar is giving them more vehicles than any other Grand Theft Auto to date.
  • Confirmed vehicles include a BMX bike, mountain bikes, road bikes, dirt bikes, a huge variety of cars and trucks, helicopters, planes, ATVs, and Jet Skis. You won’t have to wait until the endgame to take to the skies, either. Since Trevor is a former war veteran with flight experience, you just need to find a plane to fly it.
  • Rockstar plans to blow out off-mission activities to an even greater degree with a variety of different side missions and more sophisticated minigames in the vein of Red Dead Redemption’s poker.
  • Confirmed activities include yoga, triathlons, Jet Skiing, base jumping, tennis, and even a full-fledged golf game.
  • Because Michael, Trevor, and Franklin are fully fleshed-out characters with specific skill traits, Grand Theft Auto V does not have the RPG-style player customization so many people loved in San Andreas.
  • However, you can still customize the look of the characters with different clothing.
  • The dating system is not returning to GTA V, which Rockstar says is due to the nature of the characters.
  • GTA V does not allow players to buy real estate, but Rockstar knows players didn’t have much to spend their money on toward the end of GTA IV so it plans to remedy this with the sequel.

Tons more over here. IGN have a dope round up also. OMFG I AM SO HYPED! PROMETHEAN LEVELS OF EXCITEMENT! AND ROCKSTAR HAVE NEVER LET ME DOWN BEFORE! UNLIKE RIDLEY SCOTT! SO THERE!

— Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Holy crap!

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011