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Who will win FIFA 2018, comments and share the post

Share all your experience based comments because few days remaining in FIFA 2018, we know all very tough and tight situations during these activities. Every one is eagerly waiting for the great event now starting in Russia..

I think Germany will win…what your opinion

share and comments positive as we have a big event, football is my passion. Brazil the most expensive team in the event and Russia itself a tough side for all the team. Wait and watch the shooters

he 2018 FIFA World Cup is right around the corner. In just about three weeks, the greatest soccer players on the planet will take center stage in Russia. The tournament returns to Europe for the first time since it was held in Germany in 2006, and there’s no shortage of storylines. Is this the year that Lionel Messi finally wins the only major trophy missing in his list of career achievements? It’s been a 32-year drought for Argentina. Like Messi, who was not born the last time the Albiceleste lifted the World Cup trophy, the window may be closing for Cristiano Ronaldo, who will try to power Portugal, the 2016 Euro winners, to another title. What about Neymar, who is recovering from a broken foot? Will he be fit to lead a promising Brazil team to its sixth World Cup title?

The hosts will get the party underway on June 14 against Saudi Arabia, and on July 15 a new world champion will be crowned.

Fox and Telemundo have the TV rights for this edition of the World Cup, which means games will air on Fox, Fox Sports 1 in English and on Telemundo and NBC Universo in Spanish. You can stream all World Cup games in English or Spanish on fuboTV (Try for free).

Below you’ll find the complete schedule, scores and TV listings for this summer’s tournament

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2018 Russia World Cup Tickets 2018 – Huge Selection Available Today

The Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has concluded in the State Kremlin Palace. 32 teams participating in the championship were divided into eight groups. In the group stage, the Russia national team will play against the teams of Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Group A
1. Russia
2. Saudi Arabia
3. Egypt
4. Uruguay

Group B
1. Portugal
2. Spain
3. Morocco
4. Iran

Group C
1. France
2. Australia
3. Peru
4. Denmark

Group D
1. Argentina
2. Iceland
3. Croatia
4. Nigeria

Group E
1. Brazil
2. Switzerland
3. Costa Rica
4. Serbia

Group F
1. Germany
2. Mexico
3. Sweden
4. South Korea

Group G
1. Belgium
2. Panama
3. Tunisia
4. England

Group H
1. Poland
2. Senegal
3. Colombia
4. Japan

The World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Ekaterinburg.

Detailed table with match schedule (click on the image to see in full size):

A more detailed schedule of matches, along with information that will be useful to tourists, is available in the special section right here at Welcome2018.com.

In addition, other important information about 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ can be found in other sections of Welcome2018.com.

For example, Planner will provide interesting excursion routes in the host cities, including museums and attractions, theatres and exhibitions, parks and galleries, shops and nightclubs, places for outdoor activities and recreation with children. All that can be interesting for fan who came to a football match.

The Fan Guide will provide information on how to travel between the host cities, what can and cannot be carried to the stadiums and much more. The answers to the most difficult questions can be found in the nine corresponding sections of the guide.

All information is also available in the free mobile application Welcome2018 for iOS and Android.

2012 Annual Report on Russia 2018 preparations published

The Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has published its 2012 Annual Report on its preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The report can be viewed by clicking on the link to the right.

The key milestone in the report is the selection of the tournament’s Host Cities that has enabled detailed planning to begin for the construction and development of Russia 2018 venues and infrastructure. Stadium selection for the opening match, semi-finals and final of the Russian edition of the FIFA World Cup was also approved, along with host cities for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

Several marketing efforts were launched in 2012, including the LOC announcing the first Russia 2018 ambassador, Igor Akinfeev, while all of the selected Russia 2018 Host Cities unveiled their official tournament posters.

Commenting on the report, CEO of the Russia 2018 LOC, Alexey Sorokin, said:  “We have tried to reflect the main achievements for 2012 in the report; this is in line with our aim to be inclusive and transparent in our communications around preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

Sorokin added: “Now we are focusing on the launch of a number of important strategic projects. These include drawing up the Infrastructure Programme in cooperation with some of our key stakeholders; monitoring the design and construction of the tournament stadiums, which will be the responsibility of Arena-2018, a special agency we set up by the LOC last year; and finalising the 2018 FIFA World Cup Bill, which should be ratified by the end of 2013.

“I’m sure that this solid foundation work in 2012, along with reviewing best practice from other global sports events, will help us to deliver an outstanding tournament for the world to enjoy in 2018.”

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The Beginner’s Guide to Real Online Gambling

Are you ready to try real online gambling?

More people are trying out online gambling. In 2016, online gambling was a $44 billion-dollar market. In 2022, the market is expected to be almost 82 billion dollars.

If you think you can win big playing online gambling games, check out this beginner’s guide.

Common Questions for Beginners

For someone just getting started in the world of online gambling, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. These are the most common questions that first-time gamblers have.

Is real online gambling legal?

For the most part, yes. It does depend on what the laws and regulations are where you live.

There are many resources to check out if you’re looking to see what the regulations are in your country. For example, True Blue Punter is a resource for online gambling in Australia.

Is online gambling safe?

Yes, online gambling is safe. You still have to be wary of online betting sites that may be out to rip you off.

That’s why it’s important to check reviews and look for reputable sites. You’ll also want to steer clear of sites that have bonuses that seem too good to be true.

Do people really win money gambling online?

Let’s put it this way, would the online gambling market nearly double if people weren’t winning?

There are many ways to win. Some games like poker or sports betting require strategy while bingo and slots are based on pure luck.

Top Real Online Gambling Games

Online gambling has evolved in recent years, and it’s come a long way since playing blackjack and poker on Intellivision. Let’s look at a few games to try your luck.


Slots are a great way for beginning gamblers to get started online.

Slots have evolved from matching pictures and numbers to entertaining extravaganzas. They often include movie tie-ins, videos, and plenty of interaction.

Table Games

You can feel like you’re at the casino without leaving your house. With advances in technology, many online games are run by dealers. You can play against people almost anywhere in the world.

With dealer games, you can see the dealer dealing cards around the table, and you can chat with other players and the dealer.


This is similar to playing the lottery. You can become an instant millionaire with a little luck.

Jackpots at online casinos range in size from a few hundred dollars to millions of dollars. The size will depend on the size of the casino and whether or not they’re linked with other online casinos.

You’ll find that many jackpots are tied to slot games.

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eye and earn open devotional


TOPIC : *The School Of Wisdom*

TEXT : *Proverbs 11:30 KJV*
_The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise._

E&E opener : _The school of God’s kingdom is the school of real wisdom_

The wise speaks because he has something to say ,but fool speaks because he must say something and his dispense goes out for his own favour.
Every successful wise men pass through the school of wisdom and understands the scope of God’s kingdom
The school of God’s kingdom is the school of real wisdom. One of the basic study of this school is the book of *Matthew 6:33 KJV*
_But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you._
The teachings in the school has to do with the spiritual connectivity because Holy spirit is the great teacher of the School and God the father is the principal.
Jesus Christ is the registrar and admin,
Bible is the only acceptable multipurpose study book in the school of wisdom.
Any graduate from this school will receive the honor of incorruptible crown of Glory that will certify him for the Glory of eternity in God’s Kingdom. *1 Corinthians 9:24-25 KJV*
_Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. [25] And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible._

*Prayer point :* _Father, give me the grace to graduate in the school of your kingdom_

*God will open your Eyes!!!*

*Please Rebroadcast*

“`Wale Atobiloye Publications ©2018“`

*Blessed PM Brethren*

God is good in every situation his able to do accordingly above all what we have in mind he is the king of all universe his the accient of days

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Winning the Lottery is Based on This [7 Time Winner Tells All]
April 17, 2018

Hey there,

What would you do with the money if you won the lottery?

For example, what if you won $842,152 playing Mega Money like I did?

Or if you won $98,000 playing Fantasy Five Grand Prize?

What would you do with the moolah?

Would you quit your job and tell your boss to pound sand?

Would you buy a house that was SO big… you could walk to the other end and disappear for days if you wanted?

Would you buy a new sports car so you can drive by your ex’s house with the top down, showing off your new ride?

Whatever you’d do with the money… there’s no doubt that winning the lottery would be life changing.

Believe me, I know from experience.

I’ve won 7 Lottery Grand Prizes and $2 million dollars in cash and prizes.

I’ve been on Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not”, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, and other shows that wanted to learn from THE ONLY 7 time lottery winner.

Heck… I won the lottery so much, I literally “WROTE the book” on winning.

With that said, you and I both know that I can’t guarantee you’ll win any lotto, now or ever.

It’s just not possible because winning the lottery is a game of chance.

And THAT, my friend, is the secret.

To win more, you gotta increase your chances… and THAT you can do.

Believe me, there are things you can do to boost your chances.

It’s what I cover in my Lottery Dominator system.

For example, I’m a big fan of determining your lucky numbers and then sticking with them.

It’s true, instead of just winging it and using all different numbers every time you play… choose your numbers and stick to your guns!

I know it sounds kinda simple, but just these 3 secrets alone will increase your chances of winning.

One… is to play in the first place. Two… is try and play often enough so you just get more chances.

It makes sense… the more you play, the more chances of winning.

And three… find numbers that mean something to you, and stay with those.

I promise, do those 3 things alone and you’ll boost your odds of winning more than most people who only randomly play and pick different numbers each time.

Look, winning the lottery 7 times like I have isn’t about luck.

It’s about trying stuff, finding things that work, and then doing THOSE more often.

Speaking of knowing what works… if you want to learn the same winning methods I’ve used over the last 20 years to win 7 Grand Prize Lottos and over $2 million in cash… here’s how…

=> Watch My Free Video Packed with My Best Secrets Here

Best of luck,
Richard Lustig

P.S. Want MORE proof that my winning ways will work for YOU?

Richard Crisfield from Maryland bought a winning Maryland Lottery Ravens scratch ticket on December, 2011 for $250,000!

Several of my friends win anywhere from $2,000 each month… all the way up to $10,000.

I’d love to help you enjoy the same kind of results.

=> Watch My Free Video Packed with My Best Secrets Here

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FIFA Ultimate Team Millionaire Trading Center Review
April 16, 2018

Ever had a fantasy that you could build your dream squad for your FIFA Ultimate Team, all the right players to help kick ass in your FIFA game? Yeah, it would be cool, but you probably need to be adopted by a rich dad or maybe win a lottery to afford it.

Unluckily for me, I had neither. All I had was a gamers chair with my impression molded on my seat and worn out gaming pads reflecting my experience, but let’s admit it, most gamers suck at trading, and so did i.

What I didn’t know is that I didn’t need thousands to buy packs; all I needed was to join and be a member at FIFA Ultimate Team Millionaire Trading Center. And while I was a member, I was surprised to find out that more than 99% of FUT Millionaire Trading Center never paid a dime to have Messi or Ronaldo on their team; instead, they usually traded, and that’s how they made all those coins.

But why talk about me sucking at trading, and then advising on it? Well, let me explain how it works. The FIFA Ultimate Team Millionaire Trading Center currently consists of two modules that are tailored to provide real trading experiences; the FIFA Ultimate Team Millionaire Autobidder and the Autobuyer module.

The auto bidder searches for the hottest deals, bidding for items and trading, working 24 hours a day whether you are at school or work. The FUT Millionaire Trading Center is considered the best online site for earning coins and trading in FUT.

Another feature that comes with FUT Trading Center is the exclusive members Area that provides up-to-date price ranges which load at an exceedingly fast pace. This allows you to know what is working in the market at any time; spot good deals fast and get them instantly.

Oh, have I mentioned that with http://FUTMillionaire.com, you get the advantages of automatic trading programs that will ensure you optimize the trading experience? Program trading is very fast, and by the time that it would take you, to do ten trades manually, the program will have made 100.

Other benefits gained from using the software to trade, is that it is easy to use, and you can find resources and tutorials all over the internet. They also have a 24-hour customer support in case you face any problem.

This is the way that all top notch traders end up with top notch kickass teams, by making millions the smart way.

The other great thing about trading is that you can sell the extra coins online and make a stash of money while doing what you love most, getting addicted to FIFA Ultimate Team.

The FIFA Ultimate Team Millionaire Trading Center has changed my potential in FIFA gaming by allowing me to buy great players, and I would certainly recommend it for any serious gamer who wishes to advance in building the ultimate team.

Why not check it out, and start reaping the benefits offered by the programs available in the FUT Millionaire Trading Center?

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$30 an hour playing video games

If you’ve never heard of Glen Anderson, then here’s the skinny.

Like you, he’s a video gamer. But he’s a gamer with a difference.

Because he discovered that he could actually get paid to play games (yes, really!).

So, he eventually quit his job and started to make his living simply playing video games – or, rather, testing brand new games before they are released to the general public.

That way the game creators know their games will perform properly under fire when the general public get their hands on them.

And, for this vital service, Glen got paid up to 30 bucks an hour! Sweet!

But Glen didn’t stop there, because he saw there were tons of video game makers that needed testers – which is where you’re set to cash in BIG TIME.

Because he’s forged strong links with all these top game creators (especially the biggest payers!) and set up a private website to put these guys in touch with guys like you who are smart enough to know that when they are playing the latest games – even before they hit Main Street – they are ALSO getting paid for doing it.

Online Video Game Tester Benefits:
No Boss, No Noisy Alarm Clocks, and Definitely No Schedules!
You make your own decisions. There are no unrealistic deadlines and nobody telling you how much to work. You get to decide how much you work, part-time, full-time or OVERTIME.

I was sceptical at first on how I could earn money playing games, but I thought I have nothing to lose as they have a 60 days money back guarantee. So after 24 hours of signing up I got my first job. I just followed the instructions on the site and answered the questions that came with the game that was sent to me.

Some of the questions were: What bugs did I encounter while playing the game? What level did the game slow down or freeze? I also filled up a survey and gave my opinions on how it can be a better game. After 7 days I got my first paycheck, and after just 2 months, I was able to buy my dream setup, a 50 inch plasma TV and a Bose 5.1 surround speakers!

So check this out, right now and take the $1 dollar test drive: HERE – you’ll be glad you did!

And here’s the best bit, you get to KEEP the games. So just imagine the reaction of your gaming buddies when they’ve paid big bucks to buy the game – and you tell them, not only did you play it weeks ago, it didn’t cost you a single red cent AND you actually got paid to play it. Here are the heads up again: CLICK HERE

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My Honest FIFA18 FUTMillionaire Trading Center Autobidder and Autobuyer Review

If you’re a FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Player, you have probably heard of the FIFA Ultimate Team Millionaire
Trading Center. If you didn’t, then FUTMillionaire is a site ran by Mike Miranda, a gamer that’s
considered to be one of the best traders ever in FIFA and that not long ago, decided to launch this
site to help everyone that wanted to learn how to trade and make millions in FIFA Ultimate Team.

FUTMillionaire is now widely considering the best FIFA 18 Trading Tools Website in the World.

In this short email I’m going to tell if I think it’s worth joining it or not.


If you want to become a really good trader so you can afford players like Ronaldo, then the FUTMillionaire  Trading Center does help you a lot, as it features an exclusive Members Area that provides all the working trading methods that are working right now and that WILL make you coins.

But that’s not the best part. What really sets http://FUTMillionaire.com apart from the rest is they feature
MEMBERS ONLY Automatic Trading Robots that you can program in 10 seconds to do ALL the trading for you.

Currently there are two main modules for this Trading Robot Software, the FIFA17 Ultimate Team Millionaire
Autobuyer and the Autobidder module that also bids for items, searches for the best deals and trades 24 hours
a day while you’re at work or school.

These trading programs are really, really fast, which means, if you’re using them, human players
cannot really compete with you, as the Bot will spot any deal in the market and buy it much faster, much before
the human players can even start thinking about whether they should.

So you can clearly see how valuable having the FUTMillionaire Trading Robots trading for you and what a game changer they are for anyone who is serious about trading, and probably the only way you have of ever being able to afford your favorite players.


Well for one, if you don’t have rich parents, or you just can’t afford to buy more than a few packs a week, then
FUTMillionaire is a SERIOUS MUST HAVE for any serious FIFA gamer.

Packs are fun to open, but they are not really a good investment decision as they rarely have any good
players on them, so if you’re opening packs you’re always losing coins, rather than making coins.

FUTMillionaire Trading Center is however, a very intelligent investment, as it the coins you can make with the Program will be worth your investment many times over.

I would definitely recommend it and would rate it 5 stars out of 5.

Check out the Demo Videos at http://FUTMillionaire.com

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March 30, 2018
030210-N-3241H-105 Western Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) – USS Carl Vinson Battle Group conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Western Pacific Ocean. The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) takes on fuel from the starboard side of the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) receives cargo via Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP). Trailing the Carl Vinson the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) waits to come alongside the Sacramento for refueling. The battle group is currently operating in the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Dustin Howell (RELEASED)

For me, Grand Theft Auto V’s extraordinary scope is summed up in two favourite moments. One is from a mid-game mission in which I flew a plane into another plane, fought the crew, hijacked the thing, and then parachuted out and watched it crash into the sea to escape death at the hands of incoming military fighter jets. Another time, whilst driving around in an off-road buggy, I got distracted by something that looked like a path up one of the San Andreas mountains. Turns out it was a path, and I spent 15 minutes following to the summit, where I nearly ran over a group of hikers. “Typical!” one of them yelled at me, as if he nearly gets run over by a rogue ATV on top of a mountain every time he goes on a hike.

I could go on like this for ages. GTA V has an abundance of such moments, big and small, that make San Andreas – the city of Los Santos and its surrounding areas – feel like a living world where anything can happen. It both gives you tremendous freedom to explore an astonishingly well-realised world and tells a story that’s gripping, thrilling, and darkly comic. It is a leap forward in narrative sophistication for the series, and there’s no mechanical element of the gameplay that hasn’t been improved over Grand Theft Auto IV. It’s immediately noticeable that the cover system is more reliable and the auto-aim less touchy. The cars handle less like their tires are made of butter and stick better to the road, though their exaggerated handling still leaves plenty of room for spectacular wipeouts. And at long last, Rockstar has finally slain one of its most persistent demons, mission checkpointing, ensuring that you never have to do a long, tedious drive six times when you repeatedly fail a mission ever again.

Grand Theft Auto V is also an intelligent, wickedly comic, and bitingly relevant commentary on contemporary, post-economic crisis America. Everything about it drips satire: it rips into the Millennial generation, celebrities, the far right, the far left, the middle class, the media… Nothing is safe from Rockstar’s sharp tongue, including modern video games. One prominent supporting character spends most of his time in his room shouting sexual threats at people on a headset whilst playing a first-person shooter called Righteous Slaughter (“Rated PG – pretty much the same as the last game.”) It’s not exactly subtle – he literally has the word “Entitled” tattooed on his neck, and the in-game radio and TV’s outright piss-takes don’t leave much to the imagination – but it is often extremely funny, and sometimes provocative with it. Grand Theft Auto’s San Andreas is a fantasy, but the things it satirises – greed, corruption, hypocrisy, the abuse of power – are all very real. If GTA IV was a targeted assassination of the American dream, GTA V takes aim at the modern American reality. The attention to detail that goes into making its world feel alive and believable is also what makes its satire so biting.

Grand Theft Auto V’s plot happily operates at the boundaries of plausibility, sending you out to ride dirt bikes along the top of trains, hijack military aircraft, and engage in absurd shootouts with scores of policemen, but its three main characters are what keep it relatable even at its most extreme. The well-written and acted interplay between them provides the biggest laughs and most affecting moments, and the way that their relationships with one another developed and my opinion of them changed throughout the story gave the narrative its power. They feel like people – albeit extraordinarily f***ed-up people.

Michael is a retired con man in his 40s, filling out around the middle as he drinks beside the pool in his Vinewood mansion with a layabout son, air-headed daughter, serially unfaithful wife, and very expensive therapist – all of whom hate him. Franklin is a young man from downtown Los Santos who laments the gang-banger stereotype even as he’s reluctantly seduced by the prospect of a bigger score. And then there’s Trevor, a volatile career criminal who lives in the desert selling drugs and murdering rednecks; a psychopath whose bloodthirsty lunacy is fuelled by a combination of methamphetamine and a seriously messed-up childhood.

The missions flit between their individual stories and an overarching plotline that involves all three, and it’s a credit to GTA V’s versatility and universal quality that each character has his share of standout missions. As their arcs developed I felt very differently about each of them at different times – they’re not entirely the archetypes that they seem to be.

This three-character structure makes for excellent pacing and great variety in the storyline, but it also allows Rockstar to compartmentalise different aspects of Grand Theft Auto’s personality. In doing so, it sidesteps some of the troubling disconnect that arose when Niko Bellic abruptly alternated between anti-violent philosophising and sociopathic killing sprees in GTA IV. Here, many of Michael’s missions revolve around his family and his past, Franklin is usually on call for vehicular mayhem, and extreme murderous rampages are left to Trevor. Each has a special ability suited to his skills – Franklin can to slow time while driving, for example – which gives them a unique touch. Narratively, it’s effective – even off-mission I found myself playing in character, acting like a mid-life-crisis guy with anger issues as Michael, a thrill-seeker as Franklin, and a maniac as Trevor. The first thing I did when Franklin finally made some good money was buy him an awesome car, because I felt like that’s what he’d want.

Trevor feels a like a bit of a get-out-of-jail-free card for Rockstar, providing an outlet for all the preposterous antics and murderous behaviour that otherwise might not fit in with GTA V’s narrative ambitions. I found his violent insanity a little overblown and tiresome at first. As get-out clauses go, though, it’s pretty effective, and Trevor’s over-the-top missions are some of GTA V’s action-packed highlights. It’s a successful way of solving a problem that’s prevalent in open-world games: the tension between the story that the writers are trying to tell, and the story you create yourself within its systems and its world.

The actual act of switching between them also provides a window into their individual lives and habits, fleshing out their personalities in a way that feels natural and novel. Pick a character and the camera zooms out over the San Andreas map, closing back in on wherever they happen to be. Michael might be at home watching TV when you drop in on him, or speeding along the motorway blasting ‘80s hits, or having a cigarette at the golf club; Franklin might be walking out of a strip club, munching a bag of snacks at home, or arguing with his ex-girlfriend; there’s a good chance that Trevor could be passed out half naked on a beach surrounded by dead bodies or, on one memorable occasion, drunk in a stolen police helicopter.

It could be nearly anything, because there is a bewildering multiplicity of things to do in the new San Andreas – tennis, yoga, hiking, racing on sea and on land, flying planes, golfing, cycling, diving, hunting, and more. The missions are an able guide to both San Andreas’ locations and its activities, touring you around the map and whetting your appetite for independent exploration of it all. The way that we’re introduced to San Andreas never feels artificial – the map is completely open from the start, for example – which contributes to the impression that it’s a real place, somewhere you can get to know. If GTA IV’s Liberty City feels like a living city, San Andreas feels like a living world. I saw people walking their dogs along the beach in the country as I jet-skied past, arguing on the street outside a cinema in Los Santos, and camped – with tents and everything – overnight on Mount Chiliad, before packing up and continuing a hike in the morning. It’s astounding.

The ambience changes dramatically depending on where you are, too. Trevor’s dusty trailer out in the middle of nowhere in Blaine County feels like a different world from downtown Los Santos or Vespucci Beach. It wasn’t until the first time I flew a plane out of the city and over the mountains I was cycling around a few hours before that the full scale of it became obvious. It pushes the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 further than it has any right to, and it looks incredible. The biggest jump in quality since Grand Theft Auto IV is the character animation, but the world is also much more expansive, detailed, and populous. The price we pay for that is occasional framerate dips and texture pop-in, which I found became more prominent the longer I played, but never significantly detracted from my experience. For such a gigantic and flexible world it’s also remarkably bug-free – I encountered just three minor issues in the 35 hours I spent on my first playthrough, none of which caused me to fail a mission.

San Andreas’s extraordinary sense of place is heightened by the fact that so much of it isn’t on the map. There’s so much going on that it’s easy to find things organically, rather than spend your life following a mission marker. I once stole a passenger jet from the airport for the hell of it, then parachuted onto the top of the tallest building in Los Santos. (I then accidentally jumped off the top and fell to my death, forgetting that I’d already used the parachute, but I usually leave that bit out.) Out driving in the country, I came across a man tied to a telephone pole in womens’ underwear. I chased down criminals who randomly swipe purses on the street, and happened across gunbattles between police and other miscreants, events that add a sense that this world isn’t completely uneventful if I wasn’t here to disrupt normalcy. I bought an expensive mountain bike and cycled around in the hills, enjoying the view. These little moments can be captured on your phone camera – which, brilliantly, can also take selfies. I have several snaps of Trevor doing his unhinged version of a smile in his underpants on top of a mountain.

The story that GTA V tells through its missions takes full advantage of all this variety beyond driving and shooting (though the driving and shooting is still supremely enjoyable). It’s got so many great moments. It had me racing Michael’s lazy blob of a son across Vespucci Beach in one of many misguided attempts at father-son bonding, using a thermal scope to search for someone from a helicopter before chasing them across the city on the ground, torching a meth lab, towing cars for Franklin’s crack-addict cousin to prevent him from losing his job, infiltrating a facility from the sea in a wetsuit and flippers, piloting a submarine, impersonating a construction worker, doing yoga, escaping on jet skis, failing multiple times to land a plane loaded with drugs at a hangar out in the desert… it goes on and on. The days of a repetitive series of “drive here, find this guy, shoot this guy” are behind us. Even missions that would otherwise be formulaic are imbued with novelty and excitement by the potential to play them from three different viewpoints – in a shootout, Trevor might be firing RPGs from a rooftop as Michael and Franklin flank the enemy on the ground.

It’s the heists – multi-stage, huge-scale events that serve as the story’s climactic peaks – that show Grand Theft Auto V at its most ambitious and accomplished. Usually there’s a choice between a more involved, stealthier option that will (hopefully) attract less heat, and an all-out option that will be less tense but more explosively chaotic – and what crew to take along with you on the job. All of GTA V’s missions are replayable at any time, letting you relive favourite moments or try out another approach. They also have optional objectives in the vein of Assassin’s Creed’s synchronisation challenges, but crucially, these are invisible the first time you play a mission, and so they don’t distract you from doing things your own way.

Sometimes your own way won’t be the way that the designers expected you to do something, and though Grand Theft Auto V is usually very good at bending around you when that happens, there were one or two occasions where it wasn’t prepared for my personal brand of chaos. Overtake a car you’re not supposed to overtake and it will zip through lines of traffic as if by magic. Despite the introduction of new stealth mechanics, enemies will miraculously see you when the mission dictates that they should. Kill someone before you’re supposed to, and that’s sometimes Mission Failed. Most of the time the scripting is good enough to be invisible, but when it’s not, you really notice it – if only because most of the time it’s so seamless.

As ever, some of the wittiest writing shows up on the in-game radio that plays behind all of the exploration and mayhem. “There’s nothing more successful, more masculine, more American than a big wad of cash,” blasts one of the in-game ads. “We know times are tough, but they don’t have to be tough for you. Still got some liquidity in your house? Are you insane?” The music selection is also typically excellent, leading to many of those serendipitous moments where you’re driving along and the perfect song comes on. During a heist, when the radio isn’t blaring the background, a dynamic soundtrack seriously builds tension.

The satire is helped by integration of modern life into the game world. Every character revolves around their smartphone – it’s used to trade stocks, call up friends to meet up and send emails. There’s a great Facebook spoof, Life Invader, on the in-game Interne, with the slogan “Where Your Personal Information Becomes A Marketing Profile (That We Can Sell)”. You’ll hear adverts for preposterous parodic TV shows that you can actually watch on your TV at home, optionally whilst enjoying a toke. It might not be realistic, but it definitely feels authentic.

It’s worth mentioning that when it comes to sex, drugs, and violence, GTA V pushes boundaries much further than ever before. If the morality police were worried about Hot Coffee, there’s a lot here that will provoke moral hysteria. It’s deliciously subversive, and firmly tongue in cheek… but once or twice, it pushes the boundaries of taste, too. There’s one particular scene, a torture scene in which you have no choice but to actively participate, that I found so troubling that I had difficulty playing it; even couched in obvious criticism of the US government’s recourse to torture post 9/11, it’s a shocking moment that will attract justified controversy. It brings to mind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s No Russian mission, except worse, and without the option to skip over it. Some other stuff, like the ever-present prostitution and extensive strip-club minigames, feels like it’s there just because it can be rather than because it has anything to say.

There is nothing in San Andreas, though, that doesn’t serve Rockstar’s purpose in creating an exaggerated projection of America that’s suffused with crime, violence and sleaze. There are no good guys in GTA V. Everyone you meet is a sociopath, narcissist, criminal, lunatic, sadist, cheat, liar, layabout, or some combination of those. Even a man who pays good money to assassinate Los Santos’ worst examples of corporate greed is playing the stock market to his advantage whilst he does it. In a world like this, it’s not hard to see why violence is so often the first recourse. All the pieces fit.

Grand Theft Auto V is not only a preposterously enjoyable video game, but also an intelligent and sharp-tongued satire of contemporary America. It represents a refinement of everything that GTA IV brought to the table five years ago. It’s technically more accomplished in every conceivable way, but it’s also tremendously ambitious in its own right. No other world in video games comes close to this in size or scope, and there is sharp intelligence behind its sense of humour and gift for mayhem. It tells a compelling, unpredictable, and provocative story without ever letting it get in the way of your own self-directed adventures through San Andreas.

It is one of the very best video games ever made.

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GTA 6 returning to Vice City? Rumour
March 30, 2018

Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the all-time best-selling games, thanks to its on-going support for GTA Online and arrival on a huge number of platforms. Arriving on PC also brought a wave of GTA 5 mods. This popularity inevitably means there are huge expectations for its sequel, something fans are desperate to see in the coming years.

However, with Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PS4 and Xbox One this October, Rockstar’s attention is focused on the Old West for now

But that doesn’t stop us getting hyped for GTA 6. We’ve compiled all the latest news, rumours and even our own wishlist of potential features for the sequel.

GTA 6 Release Date – When is it coming out?

We currently have no details on when GTA 6 will release, and with Red Dead Redemption 2 launching in 2018 it won’t be for at least another year, most likely much longer.

It’s a pipedream at this point, but a teaser of some sort at E3 2018 is something we’d love to see. Even if it’s nothing but a musical cue and a logo.

GTA 6 News – What’s being said about it?

Our first nugget of GTA 6 news in a long, long time has emerged, and hints at it returning to Vice City as a potential setting. This is according to The Know, who cite an inside source providing them with this information.

According to the source, GTA 6 will take place in two distinct locations: Vice City and South America. The latter will apparently only be explored in some missions while Miami will remain the prominent setting. The Know also states that GTA 6 will feature the series’ first ever female protagonist, which is a great step forward.

In terms of a release date, the launch is still 3-4 years away at this time. Understandable, considering Rockstar is putting a lot of resources behind Red Dead Redemption 2 right now.

GTA 6 wishlist – Things we’d love to see

A strong female protagonist

Every single GTA game has had a strong male protagonist, whether it’s the trio Franklin, Trevor and Michael from GTA 5, Niko from GTA 4 or good old Carl “CJ” Johnson from GTA San Andreas.

It’s about time Rockstar Games showed how well it can deal with introducing a strong female character to that line-up, even as part of a multi-protagonist system like GTA 5.

We’ve not had a single strong female supporting character since Catalina in GTA 3, either.

Rockstar has been criticised in the past for a sexist attitude towards the female characters in its games, thanks to its penchant for prostitutes and strip clubs. What better way to prove the naysayers wrong than to introduce a female lead?


A fresh location

One of the top things on the GTA 6 wishlist is a brand-new location. So far, the GTA series has explored three key areas: Vice City, Liberty City, and San Andreas. We’ve also dabbled in London and Alderney in some more minor GTA titles.

Despite there being 15 or so GTA titles, that’s a pretty narrow location circle for the games.

Therefore, we think it’ll be refreshing to explore a new city in GTA 6. Imagine a GTA game set in Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans or even Washington DC.

Improved vehicle variation

Although GTA 5 brought back bicycles, we’d like GTA 6 to branch out on the vehicle variation available. If the series continues to go down the San Andreas path, wouldn’t it be appropriate for GTA 6 to introduce rollerblades and skateboards with which to traverse the boulevards?


Better shops, more houses, and a diverse city

GTA 5’s San Andreas is certainly vast – bigger in scale than the last three GTA games and Red Dead Redemption combined, in fact. However, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean more interactive.

While driving through San Andreas’ seemingly unceasing terrain, you quickly realise that there isn’t much to do outside of missions, side quests or the Strangers and Freaks meetings.

Yes, there are a few stalls on Vespucci Beach and a variety of smaller stores if you stray off the pavement, but we’d really appreciate heightened interaction with the stores, houses, and buildings within the new world.

First-person option from the off

GTA 5 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC introduced an optional First Person Shooter (FPS) mode for the game. It’s a great way to have a really immersive GTA experience and it’s impressive that Rockstar has implemented it in such a way that it’s possible to play through the whole game in the first person.

It certainly changes up the combat system and driving sections of GTA 5, but we realise it isn’t perhaps the best way to enjoy the game from start to finish.

Although it might not be for everyone, the FPS option should definitely be available to everyone from the off. Then you can decide how you play the game and customise your viewing angle to your particular playing style.

Console and PC launch simultaneously 

This goes without saying really, but we would love a simultaneous console and PC release for the next GTA game. We’re fed up with waiting for the PC port to drop – the GTA 5 PC edition still hasn’t arrived, with the wait time now well over a year from the original release.

VR Support

The addition of a first-person perspective in GTA 5 added a poignant layer of realism to the experience, so imagine this in virtual reality. Such a feature might prove controversial, but it would certainly feel like a substantial stepping stone for a medium still in its infancy. Exploring an expansive open world without restrictions in VR would be simply mind-blowing, and we’d love to see Rockstar take a stab at it.


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