The lights are on
As part of its usual Grand Theft Auto world-building, Rockstar has populated Los Santos with a variety of products, people, and services, many of which have their own online presence. To add another layer to the onion, a site called Lifeinvader compiles it all into a dead-on parody of contemporary social networking. Visiting the official Lifeinvader site sends you to another random profile on the site, including that of country-music radio DJ host Duane Earl, where the above picture originated.
Grand Theft Auto is launching on Sept. 17, which means that spoilers are getting increasingly difficult to avoid online. In the fake online world of Lifeinvader, however, things are much safer. If you're looking for something to do while you wait for GTA to come out, spend some time catching up on the world.
[Source: Rockstar Games]
Our TakeNowadays, I usually have a tablet within reach whenever I play games. I'm expecting to punch in more than a few of these URLs during my time with GTA to see where they lead. Lifeinvader uses a Rockstar Games Social Club login, and it would be cool if these advertised discounts did indeed work after connecting my accounts. Who could pass up 10-percent savings off a first purchase for "stalking" Warstock Cache & Carry?
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OMG FIVE MORE DAYS TO GO. COME ON I NEED THIS GAME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got Warstock Cache & Carry first.
Oh man, this is golden. xD
Gotta love Rockstar lol
Ermagerd, we're finally in the home stretch, people.
Hopefully I can find time to play this, but I've been too busy these past couple of weeks. Absolutely can't wait until next month when I can play with my friends.
I really do appreciate all the little extra details Rockstar puts into each of these games. I love the satire they introduce with all these absurdities.
"LifeInvader"...lol nobody knows how to hold up a mirror to society so they can see all the scars like Rockstar. I got the 18th, 19th, and 20th off from work. I'm gonna pour a ton of time into this game! WOOO!!
Lol Love Rockstar
This site is by far the best marketing tool I have seen in a long time. Not only is the humor spot on, but it gets me engaged in the actual game. I'm going to keep an eye out for those locations and characters.
These stalking discounts DO apply to GTA 5. Check your social club profile. Its posted on your wall. You do need to link your social club profile before you can stalk.
I can't wait to play this come Tuesday.