We blew your mind with the first set of 81 amazing facts we showed you about GTA 5 in parts one through nine, and now we have finally returned with part 10! Grand Theft Auto is becoming arguably the greatest video game of all time, and we have all the juicy details just for you! Read on to discover our next set of nine facts! Don’t forget to stay tuned for our parts 11 and 12 articles, coming soon with the remaining top 17 mind-blowing facts about GTA 5!
Number Twenty-Six: Texting the Cops
In GTA 5, full texting capabilities to other characters in the game are made available to the players. If you send a picture of a dead animal over text to the cops, they will send you a response that reads “Dude, seriously.”
Number Twenty-Five: Preparing for the GTA 5 Role
Each of the protagonists in the game has a real-life counterpart responsible for the character’s voice acting and motion capture modeling. The man responsible for the creation of Michael, Ned Luke, actually put on 25 pounds in preparation for his role. Sure, if that’s how you want to justify it.
Number Twenty-Four: An Ironic Reality
In the game, the character of Michael constantly makes his hatred of yoga and yoga instructors know. Ironically, Ned Luke’s wife is a yoga instructor. Coincidence? We think not.
Number Twenty-Three: Real-Life Similarities
To an extent, the game creators have taken a few extra steps to make the characters as similar as possible to their voice actors. For example, when people address Michael from the right side of his body in the game, he will turn his body to face them. This is mainly because Ned Luke is deaf on his right side.
Number Twenty-Two: A Tribute to Michael
In addition to bearing similarities to his voice actor, Michael also bears some similarities to another man. The original name of the character, before being placed in the witness protection program, was Michael Townley. This is also the name of a man in real life under federal witness protection.
Number Twenty-One: The Scoop on Townley
The real-life Michael was placed in the program after his involvement in a CIA assassination. The event took place in 1976 and targeted an ambassador of Chile.
Number Twenty: Sleep Patterns
When saving the game, one possible location to stop off from is in a bed. When characters do this, each of the three protagonists sleeps for a different expanse of time that correlates with their personality. Michael naps for only six hours, Franklin gets his recommended eight hours, and Trevor gets a good rest with 12 hours.
Number Nineteen: Crest’s Side Projects
When having encounters with Lester Crest in the game, an attentive player can get a glance into the man’s personal life. On a shelf at the man’s home, two boxes can be seen labeled “assassinations” and “zombie outbreaks.”
Number Eighteen: The Dig on De Santa
Another well-known character from the game, Jimmy De Santa, is known more often for a diverse set of roles. He is voiced by Danny Tamberelli, who is praised for his acting roles as a former cast member of All That and star of The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Don’t forget to stay tuned for our parts 11 and 12 articles, coming soon with the remaining top 17 mind-blowing facts about GTA 5!