In the mid 20th Century, hard-boiled detective stories and moody crime movies made Los Angeles, its scheming people and its endless decaying sprawl the main characters. The upcoming Grand Theft Auto V takes over "sunshine noir" by making the crime-ridden and corrupt boomtown of Los Santos the star of a video game that's supposedly just about stealing cars and doing street crime.
Our collective trip to beautiful (and incredibly dangerous) Los Santos isn't for another month, but we can explore the sights and sounds of the city and its surrounding areas early through the official interactive travelogue. It's filled with so much greatness.
What sort of greatness, you ask? How about 360 degree views of some of Grand Theft Auto V's hottest rides?
Or a campaign video from the worst (or best) gubernatorial candidate ever?
That's his own campaign video, kids.
Learn about air travel, shopping opportunities, the BAWSAQ stock exchange and much, much more. There's so much to see, and it's only halfway complete.
So run, don't walk — well, don't really run either, you're probably at an internet-capable device right now. Just click here and play around until September 17 finally gets here, dammit.
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