GTA V has real gangsters in its vocal cast

Wes side is de best

When you’re going to develop a game that stretches between suburban paradise and the hellhole of a simulated copy of downtown LA, you’re going to need some solid voice actors. And in GTA V not only did Rockstar get some professionals for the jobs, but they got some real gangsters as well.

Speaking to the WGN podcast, via Polygon, series writer and producer Lazlow Jones explained that the game contained thousands of hours of people talking naturally, with a lot of that ambient audio containing some authentic gang-talk. “In the game there’s these rival gangs. There’s Black gangs, Latino gangs. We recruited a guy who gets gang members, actual real gang members, like El Salvadoran gang dudes with amazing tattoos, one of which had literally gotten out of prison the day before,” Lazlo said.

We get these guys in to record the gang characters because we don’t want a goofy LA actor who went to a fancy school trying to be a hard gang member. There’s nothing worse than that, so just go find the terrifying people and say ‘can you come in here please?’

And true to form, some of these gangsters did not want to read all the lines given to them. So Lazlow had them ad lib what they wanted to say in order to make the game more authentic. Personally, I’m a little insulted that the Lazygamer massive was never consulted. We’re menaces to society, and frequently think about going over the speed limit when we take to the streets on our scooters.

GTA 5 is out later this month. Ese.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.
  • John of Vault 11

    How street of them

  • Sageville

    SA Gangsters > USA Gangsters

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      And yet the most dangerous street gang in CT themselves the ‘Americans’.

      • John of Vault 11

        Well, one of our most popular clubs in Cape Town is called Jo’burg.
        And most Capetownians drive slow in the right lane. Strange place this province of ours.

        • Matthew Holliday

          I wouldnt call it one of the most popular.
          but it is popular, its on Long str, its hard not to be.

      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        I think the 28′s would disagree 0-O

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I think the gangs from cape flats would destroy some of the gangs in La! we got it tough here lol

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          STREET gang. The 26′s – 28′s are primarily prison gangs that also operate at a street level.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            They’re still predominately prison gangs, but they have drug and other nefarious business links with street gangs. I think in some cases they share leadership, or something.

        • OVG

          I would name my gang ERROR 37

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            YES! Upvote.

        • Matthew Holliday

          the 26′s and Americans actually overlap alot, so Im not sure they would.

          26′s are involved with the collection of wealth, which basically means drugs
          and the Americans are predominantly a drug orientated gang.
          so they work together often and its actually possible to be an American and a 26 at the same time.

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            Have you seen that Die Antwood video where the gangsta describes the dif between the 26s and 28s, bloody brilliant!

          • Matthew Holliday

            that video creeped me the fuck out.
            because that exactly how it is…

      • OVG

        Bwahahaha

    • HvR

      If they put a character like General John Mongrel in GTA nobody would play it, they would be too disturbed by what they see and too scared to continue.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        There’s something seriously wrong with John Mongrel….

    • Matthew Holliday

      26′s-28′s / the Americans, if done properly in a game, would turn GTA from an fun RPG to a hardcore Thriller/horror that makes Penumbra and Amnesia look like childrens stories.

  • BMXWufam

    Wu-Tang !

  • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    Sorry Darryn, chewing hot chillies isn’t considered an initiation in most gangs… IT SHOULD BE!

    • John of Vault 11

      In some countries it might actually be considered a reward.

  • TiMsTeR1033
    • OVG

      SWEEEEEEET

      • TiMsTeR1033

        I know right!

        • OVG

          SWEEEEEEEET

          • TiMsTeR1033

            *hands you a stick of TNT* HEHEHE

  • ianmin

    Thug life…

    • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

      O_O

      School photo there?

      • ianmin

        If only I was that cool at school…

        • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

          WORSE???

  • Theo Steenekamp

    GTA 6 Streets of Jozzi. Featuring the voices of YOlandi Rich Bitch Vi$$er and Ninja…
    Coming to think of it, they don’t sound gangster, just plain fucking dumb.

    • Tarisma

      lol, such win

    • ianmin

      With Jack Parow exclusive DLC content. Hos ja!

  • Guest

    ..

  • Martin du preez

  • OVG

    LA gangsters are sissies.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Die antword!!! I laugh they in gta 5! I mean they were in farcry 3

      • OVG

        I wonder if the sound track has been leaked yet. I hate to think how much money they spent on royalties. I can Imagine Queen being one of the most expensive.

        But yes, FAR CRY 3 Die Antword for the WIN.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          Prob is hey sure I saw an article with full list of songs

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Should have known it’s from Polygon – the trashiest read on the internet.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    The Lagz Massive is da BEST!

  • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    Scooters? Scooters are for okes who want to ride bikes, but also like the feel of the wind on their vaginas.

    • OVG

      tee hee hee

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