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CRIMINALITY GAME Grand Theft Auto V has been shown off in various screenshots a day or so before the first live player video is released.
Rockstar has posted some information about the Los Santos and Blaine County locales of the game to its website and added a lot more screenshots.
From the looks of the screens gamers will be able to indulge in things like tennis and flying planes, shooting, scuba diving and watching strippers.
There will be three interconnecting storylines in the game, and players will be tasked with living the lives of ne'er do wells Michael, Trevor and Franklin, and able to switch between them while playing.
Rockstar is offering a sort of travel brochure in advance of the launch of the game later this year.
It said, "In preparation for your trip to Los Santos & Blaine County this September, please enjoy this special interactive travelogue to explore an unforgettable west coast destination with limitless possibilities, for holiday or to start life anew."
Underneath there is information about various elements of the land that you will inhabit. By clicking through you can learn about the local healthcare - we are advised that personal patch-ups are quite reasonably priced - and details about local financial amenities, including the Fleeca bank.
You can also get a look at the sort of opposition that you will come up against, and none of them look particularly friendly.
"The streets are alive with all kinds of characters who coordinate clothing colors and enjoy leisurely pursuits such as territory clashes and pharmaceutical commerce," said Rockstar under its Friendly Neighborhood tag.
"Stop and chat with a member of The Epsilon [Programme] for some enlightenment, or head to Blaine County, where they always extend a helping hand to outsiders." µ
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