More GTA V Domain Clues?

Evidence is mounting towards an imminent Grand Theft Auto V announcement. We can’t be sure about this one but it’s looking reliable enough. It’s still a rumour though, so as always, caution is advised. Word is, Rockstar have recently registered a long list of domain names which have more than a little of the Grand Theft Autos about them.

The list was uncovered by some enterprising soul going by the name of RPG_ over on the GTAForum and contains hints towards a Carolina or California setting (or both?) as well as a tiny indication that you might be able to cycle again, San Andreas-style.

No firm evidence that Rockstar are behind this, some of the domains were registered a very long time ago but then, the script and setting would have needed to be pinned down reasonably early and planning must have been underway since the GTA III Trilogy.

Rockstar are not listed in the WHOIS information for any of the ones I’ve searched, it’s just a general host contact. So the evidence seems to rest on the fact that these are in the same block of IP addresses on a DNS server as grandtheftauto5.com, a domain that positively displays as being registered to Rockstar.

Unless Rockstar are planning on really diversifying their portfolio to include cooking games and dodgy legal advice, we would guess that these domains, if indeed they are owned by the company, hint at a new instalment in the cars-and-guns franchise.

  • babehardcore.com
  • baitman.com
  • bicyclecommuter.com
  • boobstop.com
  • californiahomesbyowner.com
  • carolinabrokers.com
  • cookinganything.com
  • couchparty.com
  • drcarlton.com
  • edrugs.com
  • famouszone.com
  • f*ckyew.com
  • getamexican.com
  • indepthappraising.com
  • justcanoe.com
  • loadoffmymind.com
  • pregnantandalone.com
  • majorflava.com
  • myrtlebeachattorney.com
  • outrageouslife.com
  • sexomy.com
  • stacysmail.com
  • thebetter.com
  • themaniacs.com
  • thetangible.com
  • thewhitefox.com
  • westernescapes.com
  • whattheysay.com

So, what do you think? Are we reading too much into this or do you think it looks just as GTA-like as we do?

Of course, there is another Rockstar game that’s already been announced. Could these domains find their way into Max Payne 3? We’re almost breathless with anticipation.

Source: GTAForums, via CVG

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34 Comments

  1. for a minute i thought these were real and i was very worried about the human race

  2. They certainly seem very GTA-ish to me, the kind of sites that would be tied to the fake businesses that’ll be in the game – would be interesting if they made at least placeholder sites for these companies (maybe they’ve done this before, but I’ve never really checked it out).

    GTA 5 is clearly in the pipeline, Rockstar aren’t going to give up on the franchise, and are probably enjoying all the media attention as we all speculate on every new possible hint at the game. Similar to the NGP, its great for them that a buzz has been created for something that isn’t even officially announced.

    • They did have a few sites for GTA 4, Weazel News was one that I remember very well, others are quite hazey in my mind now, but they where there.

      • I thought that they might have done, just didn’t know for certain.

  3. Definitely sounds like they are GTA related. Really hoping we will get something official soon :-)

  4. Some of them definitely sound like GTA comedy websites, and with rumours that they are going back to a more tongue in cheek approach for the next one would fit in nicely. My personal favourite is pregnantandalone.com, it sounds wonderfully bitter! I’m pretty sure sexomy.com is Bunny’s personal blog though.

  5. most of those sound like the type of humour the guys at rockstar and the GTA series is well known for. i’m betting there will be an announcement before E3 that an announcement will be made at E3 about GTA 5.

  6. I think GTAV is immintent, I expect an announcement at E3 no matter how much supporting evidence there is (or isn’t). I just hope it better than IV, put the fun back in Rockstar, you know you want to.

    • Rockstar don’t do E3 though, do they? I’d expect something a couple of weeks before that event or possibly Microsoft using it in their press conference and not mentioning that it’s multiplatform for a day or two.

      • Don’t they? I thought every company did E3. Well we’ll have to see. We don’t even know what the base system is yet or anything!

      • just done a quick google search and apparently last year Rockstar had a pitch/stand/stall whatever you wanna call it but pulled out for some reason they were rumoured to be showing LA Noire last year before they cancelled. i would expect them to be there this year it is one of, if not the biggest convention of the year for videogame companies afteral.

      • Yeah, Rockstar don’t really do E3.

      • Oh yeah, Microsoft will be announcing this one.

      • But if they did, it would probably be the best E3. Sorry, i had to use that setup.

  7. Can’t believe pregnantandalone.com wasn”t already taken.

  8. Justcanoe.com? White water rapids with grenade launchers could be interesting.

    • for some reason that one reminds me of that bloke who faked his own death when he ‘disappeared’ while out in his canoe so his missus could claim life insurance.

  9. hope its more like San Andreas than IV..

  10. Please oh please let it me like San Andreas and let it be at least 720p on PS3 unlike GTA IV, bring back the ability to cycle, go to the gym and fly airplanes, screw the Xbox is its holding Rockstar back, put it on two discs for them then.

    • *be

      • I’d rather it wasn’t like san andreas to be fair – Far too much faffing about in that game with doing pointless tasks that didn’t particularly progress the story (although it did progress your character in a roundabout way).
        I personally found vice city to be 10x the fun of san andreas & the highlight of the series.
        I’d prefer things if they went back to a vice city type formula – Stuff was there to do if you wanted to do it, but it wasn’t ever forced upon you (apart from maybe one mission to let you know that stuff was there to do).

      • i hated san andreas, id never had to use sub-titles in GTA before that game, i agree with Mr Forrest, Vice City FTW

      • Vice city or san andreas style, i loved them both. never liked the liberty city ones though, III or IV. but the others are awesome

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