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Heartless
GTA has always been 50% Music, 25/25 Gameplay and Graphics. San Andreas flopped on the replay because the music was crap. Even the DLC offered new music - a selling point met with tremendous success. Make no bones about it, the music is what really compels people to buy the game. Vice City is often toted as the best of the bunch, but the game sucked and the music was fantastic. So, GTA5 needs a rockin' set, and what would you like to see? I want some metal, like GWAR or Death or Mayhem or Biohazard. Maybe some Industrial too.


Well, what do you want to kill hookers too?
Marney1
This, I think it's in a scene from Casino.



Guns N Roses - Rocket Queen or [i]Out Ta Get Me[/i].
The Awesome One
Depends where the game is. If its in England, I would think there would be songs from Brit pop/rock, Blur, Oasis,Madness, etc.Then theres Pop, Abba, Girls Aloud, somebody whos won the X Factor, etc.
TreeFitty
if it's set in britain, god help us if there's a lot of that bubblegum-pop crap music.
The Awesome One
QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Oct 29 2009, 09:39 PM) *
if it's set in britain, god help us if there's a lot of that bubblegum-pop crap music.

Yes, and I would think it would be on 2 stations. Think of it as "The Journey" and "K109"
Handsome B Wonderful
Stations i think the next GTA needs.

Prog: Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson etc

Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tom Waits etc

Soul/rnb/motown: Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight. As long as it's not funk, which has been in too many GTA games imo.

Metal. A mix of all subgenres.

early 90's pop. MC Hammer, vanilla ice, c & c music factory. Marky Mark, Milli Vanilli

And most importantly, Michael Jackson. Any song. And Wu Tang Clan somewhere.
TreeFitty
i'd like to see an old school hip hop station. Wu Tang Clan, Onyx, Lost Boyz, etc.

also a 60's-70's station with more pop/rock/folk type music. good driving music.
Massacre
IV pretty much satisfied my hardcore punk fix, so I'd like some Dean Martin and Sinatra, and of course Richard Cheese and the Lounge Against the Machine to populate a lounge station (Is it weird that I like that stuff?), as well as a good blues station, but I don't know what city or decade this would fit into.
Hardcore Ottoman
Did you say Vice City sucked?

Anyway, agreed. GTA needs moar types of techno beyond house, acid, and dance. Maybe DNB or breakcore. Or some grime/dubstep.
TreeFitty
QUOTE (punxtr @ Nov 2 2009, 11:52 PM) *
Did you say Vice City sucked?


QUOTE (Where Eagles Dare @ Oct 29 2009, 04:06 PM) *
Vice City is often toted as the best of the bunch, but the game sucked and the music was fantastic.


Not at all.
Skinny 
It really depends where and when the game is set.
sic soulja
it should have more hit music from the rap section, like 50, em, dre, dmx, ti, lil flip, so on, for rock people like hollywood undead, brokencyde, disturbed, linkin park, godsmack, marilyn manson, some big band and swing, opera, modern country,
Massacre
QUOTE (sic soulja @ Nov 9 2009, 07:42 AM) *
it should have more hit music from the rap section, like 50, em, dre, dmx, ti, lil flip, so on, for rock people like hollywood undead, brokencyde, disturbed, linkin park, godsmack, marilyn manson, some big band and swing, opera, modern country,

There are so many shit bands in that list I can't fit all of my insults in one post.
Hardcore Ottoman
How about some instrumental/experimental music?

This Heat
Dysrhythmia
65daysofstatic
Orange Tulip Conspiracy
BTA
reform
Assuming it's another modern day setting, I'd like a station or two with some of the following on;

Between the buried & Me
Boards of Canada
Every Time I Die
Foxy Shazam
Fuck Buttons
Gaslight Anthem
Mad Capsule Markets
Manchester Orchestra
Mars Volta
Pelican
Propagandhi
Protest the Hero
Refused
Rush
Russian Circles
Strike Anywhere

So maybe they'd fit into 3 stations, one for kind of pop rock, one for punk/post-hardcore/metal/post-rock, and something electronic.
Marney1
I listen to anything from classical to metal so most music works for me in a game. Depending on the mood of the mission or where your driving you need a good song or tune. I enjoyed most songs in Vice City and thought the inclusion of Roxy Music was spot on. How about some REO Speedwagon and some rock ballads because those fit any genre.
Hardcore Ottoman
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Between the buried & Me
No
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Fuck Buttons
I hope not.
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Pelican
Wouldn't work.
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Propagandhi
Yes.
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Protest the Hero
Please no.
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Refused
Trying to get punk points? Yes.
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Rush
Yep.
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Strike Anywhere
Old Strike Anywhere, please.

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So maybe they'd fit into 3 stations, one for kind of pop rock, one for punk/post-hardcore/metal/post-rock, and something electronic.
Ha ha, something electronic? ...
Handsome B Wonderful
In regards to the stations, i'd like GTA5 to include the ability to ring them from your phone. You could win prizes such as concert tickets (like Phil Collins in VCS), albums, comedy theatre shows etc.

And they could also include roving station promo cars that give away drinks that give you a short 150% health boost.

The Awesome One
QUOTE (Sebek @ Dec 22 2009, 04:11 PM) *
In regards to the stations, i'd like GTA5 to include the ability to ring them from your phone. You could win prizes such as concert tickets (like Phil Collins in VCS), albums, comedy theatre shows etc.

And they could also include roving station promo cars that give away drinks that give you a short 150% health boost.

Those features wouldnt be needed. They are a bit.. useless.
Handsome B Wonderful
^Lol, yeah they are a bit. But so are downloadable wallpapers and car washes, and they ended up in GTAIV
The Awesome One
QUOTE (Sebek @ Dec 23 2009, 01:53 AM) *
^Lol, yeah they are a bit. But so are downloadable wallpapers and car washes, and they ended up in GTAIV

The car wash thing probably would of been for one mission, but Rockstar had a day off so they changed the coding so it was forever.

Wallpapers are so you can tell which phone you are using, but Rockstar had a day off so they changed the coding so it was forever.
Handsome B Wonderful
rofl

Erm, i'm out of radio ideas. Perhaps one radio related mission at least.

Another thing. I hope they include a "song now playing" text somewhere underneath the station name. I found Zit! a bit clumsy. Half the time, the song that was playing finished as i rang, and i got the title of the next song. And unlike earlier GTAs (except SA), the songs weren't listed in order in the manual.


Inkace
GTA IV has too many radio stations to choose from.
I only go with The Journey, Electro Choc and The Classics.

An idea I have ..
there could be CD's (or tapes, or MP3's .. depending on era) you could collect through the game. Purchase them, gift from friends you make and secret CD's that you find.
Then there could be a way to make your own mix CD's.

So then you could have a choice of radio stations or a collection of CD's.

Some of the CD's you collect could also include things like recorded conversations and things like that for missions and the like.

So a mission could involve setting up surveilance equipment (listening device) getting the info about someone being a rat, then eliminating them. Or something like that.
CamelSmoker420
id like some sublime maybe garden grove or greatist hits or pawn shop
Flash Light
If there is a punk station then I would like them introduce a function where you can set certain stations to never appear when you enter a vehicle.

I liked the SA radio stations good selection of reggae, funk, hip hop but the rock stations needed to be better the only decent songs I remember were Free Bird and Killing in the Name, I also hated the Vice City music aside from a handful of MJ songs and Act like you know, not my kind of music.
QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Oct 31 2009, 03:15 AM) *
i'd like to see an old school hip hop station. Wu Tang Clan, Onyx, Lost Boyz, etc.

also a 60's-70's station with more pop/rock/folk type music. good driving music.


There needs to be a mid 90's East Coast station


QUOTE (sic soulja @ Nov 9 2009, 10:42 PM) *
it should have more hit music from the rap section, like 50, em, dre, dmx, ti, lil flip, so on, for rock people like hollywood undead, brokencyde, disturbed, linkin park, godsmack, marilyn manson, some big band and swing, opera, modern country,



No to 50 cent, Eminem, Dr Dre, DMX, T.I and definitely no to Lil Flip
calimann83
I do want a80's and a 90s rock station. I also enjoy the talk stations, usually.

Radio Mini-games would be interesting.
TreeFitty
I was thinking about being able to call into talk shows and say random/funny things. Would be a nice little add-in to amuse myself for a few minutes.
OptimumPx
I think they should set the next game somewhere between the mid-60s - mid 70s. Lots of great music to choose from and so many things where going on in the world to work into the game's story.


Heartless
trathen93
QUOTE (punxtr @ Nov 3 2009, 05:52 AM) *
Did you say Vice City sucked?

Anyway, agreed. GTA needs moar types of techno beyond house, acid, and dance. Maybe DNB or breakcore. Or some grime/dubstep.


may i push some hardstyle into the equation?

pac858
QUOTE (punxtr @ Nov 3 2009, 04:52 AM) *
Did you say Vice City sucked?

Anyway, agreed. GTA needs moar types of techno beyond house, acid, and dance. Maybe DNB or breakcore. Or some grime/dubstep.




you know whats up dubstep all the way that shits hardcore thumbup.gif
Numpty
QUOTE (Where Eagles Dare @ Oct 29 2009, 10:06 PM) *
Vice City is often toted as the best of the bunch, but the game sucked ...


But it didn't though did it. I agree that the music was quality, good variety that fitted the era of the setting of the game. The music is important for GTA games but to say that 50% of the weighting of the enjoyment of the game is derived from the music and 25% equal graphics and gameplay is a bit of a daft comment. If that were the case you may as well just but the soundtrack. The soundtrack helps the overall vibe and mood of the game and can really set games apart if done well or badly but I have never bought a game thinking well the gameplay was poor but thankfully all I was after was a decent soundtrack.

WRT your inital question what music goes into the game would entirely depend on the setting and era.
Heartless
QUOTE (Numpty @ Jun 6 2010, 03:38 PM) *
QUOTE (Where Eagles Dare @ Oct 29 2009, 10:06 PM) *
Vice City is often toted as the best of the bunch, but the game sucked ...


But it didn't though did it. I agree that the music was quality, good variety that fitted the era of the setting of the game. The music is important for GTA games but to say that 50% of the weighting of the enjoyment of the game is derived from the music and 25% equal graphics and gameplay is a bit of a daft comment. If that were the case you may as well just but the soundtrack. The soundtrack helps the overall vibe and mood of the game and can really set games apart if done well or badly but I have never bought a game thinking well the gameplay was poor but thankfully all I was after was a decent soundtrack.

WRT your inital question what music goes into the game would entirely depend on the setting and era.


Go play a game of VC with the music turned off. Come back and tell me how it was.
AndreaXXIV
QUOTE (sic soulja @ Nov 9 2009, 08:42 AM) *
it should have more hit music from the rap section, like 50, em, dre, dmx, ti, lil flip, so on, for rock people like hollywood undead, brokencyde, disturbed, linkin park, godsmack, marilyn manson, some big band and swing, opera, modern country,


for this stuff you call "rock: that is the worst selection i have seen, i could put up with marilyn manson he is good from time to time but godsmack, hollywood undead and that other crap, get it outta here! i like the music rockstar chooses, its not so mainstream so its not like what you hear on the radio everyday if you like radio music, which i dont, but for anyone who plays online whether its on PC or console they should just allow a way for you to upload your music to some site and transfer it onto your disc for your own personal radio station or something idont know, just a though
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