Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles ♪ (ragtime music) ♪ ♪ (mellow synthpop music) ♪ - (voice-over) With Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar have tried to re-imagine the open-world game in a number of ways. The sprawling... - Oh, that's a video game? - (voice-over) ...modern Southern California. - I could get into Grand Theft Auto. - (voice-over) ...the game features not one but three would-be heroes. - It looks so real. - (voice-over) Michael, a once successful bank robber and now less successful family man. - (son) You know, you're a real [bleep]. - (laughing) - (voice-over) Franklin... - "Hey, shut up! Whack!" - (voice-over) And then there's Trevor. - Oh my goodness. He's flushing something down the toilet. - Ooh. - Ew! (Trevor yells) - (voice-over) Introducing three lead characters transforms both the narrative into one interwoven story. - I think I just figured out, this is a game, isn't it? - (Michael) Yeah, I could use a little backup here. - (voice-over) And from one high-octane moment to another. - (Franklin) I got you. (gunshot) - He's smokin' him! (gunshot) - Pretty graphic! - (voice-over) This helps to give missions new levels of diversity and intensity. - Wow, it's so real looking. - (voice-over) It's packed with a vast array of things to see and do. Cars to customize. - Cool. - (voice-over) Planes to fly. Clothes to buy. - Hard to watch. Too many things going on at once. - (voice-over) Nirvanas to pursue. - It's not just violence. - A whole panorama of activity. (in game: commotion) - (voice-over) Everything from driving and shooting... (gunshots) ...to tennis and bike riding... - (snickers) - (voice-over) ...feels fun and responsive. - Ooh. So edgy, the tennis part. - (voice-over) ...a series of increasingly audacious heists. You decide what to spend your money on. Anything from sensible investments, like tattoos and fast cars... - How is a tattoo a sensible investment? - (laughing) - (voice-over) ...to risky ventures like stocks and Los Santos real estate. - This is great. - (amazed) Wow. That's amazing! That's not just shoot 'em and kill 'em and how much gore you can get on the screen. - With a game like this, your kid'll never have to get off the coach. - Did you make this? (movie reel clicks) - (Finebros) So have you ever heard of the the Grand Theft Auto video game series before? - No. - I don't think so. - No. - No, I hadn't. - Oh yeah. - Yes. It's just like one of the biggest video games-- if they still call them video games-- ever. - Yeah, I've watched it a little bit. It's pretty wild. - (Finebros) Where have you watched it? - You guys! - (Finebros) From what you saw, what does the point of the game seem to be? - I think there's lots of points. - They don't know what the point is. - Mayhem. - I guess the point is to be the best thief. - To be a successful criminal, I think. - Well, the three heroes are trying to solve crimes. - (Finebros) You play as the criminal. - No heroes? - (Finebros) And the point of the game is to be a successful criminal. - Oh, that should be sort of fun. I've never been one before, but it'd be my first chance. (chuckles) (sinister chuckle) ♪ (dramatic music) ♪ - (Finebros) So here is another clip of the three characters to get to know them a little more. - Okay. - Okay. - (blandly) Oh great, I can't wait. My buddies. ♪ (Queen, "Radio Ga Ga") ♪ - (daughter) Dad! Jimmy called me a bitch! - Oh, that's Queen. - (Michael) ...love my family, you know, live the dream. Gimme that. - (daughter grunts) I hate you! - Oh. He's an abuser also. - Oh, I remember when my son told me he hated me for the first time. - (Michael) ...I really want the other stuff too. - You need psychological counseling, sir. - (Michael) I'm rich, I'm miserable. - (chuckles) - (Michael) I'm pretty average for this town. - (therapist) I think you need a new therapist. - Huh, you need a new therapist? You need a new life. ♪ (Jay Rock, "Hood Gone Love It") ♪ - Oh, dang. - (sighing) Oh, god. Booty, booty, booty, booty. Shooty, shooty, shooty. - Oh, a pole dancer. - (gang member) Gangsta [bleep]. (gunshot) - They got role models for everybody. - Whoa, way too much. - (gang member) Enjoy them hoes, homie! - (Franklin) Yeah, whatever. ♪ (Waylon Jennings, "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way") ♪ - (amused) And you got a redneck. It just doesn't get any better. - (Trevor) I'm new in town. I'm making friends, all right? (fierce yell) - They have a strange way of making friends. - (Trevor mutters) Nice new [bleep], by the way. - (laughs heartily) - (Trevor) Abandonment issues. - (man) Uh, n-n-no, I really don't-- - (Trevor) Do you want me to get my dick out again? - (disgusted) Oh! - It's fascinating. They've taken movies one step beyond. - They went cheap on the plots. I mean, can we get out of the gangster mood or the hooker mood? Let's make something of ourselves without having to kill all those people. - (Finebros) So of the three characters, which one would you want to play as? - None. They're just all... doofuses. - I don't like any of 'em. (chuckles) - Franklin might be kinda fun. - Franklin has access to the nicer butts. I've always been an ass man, I don't know what to tell ya. (laughter) - (Finebros) A lot of people have blamed Grand Theft Auto for violent crimes in real life. - Yeah, and so was Judas Priest in Idaho, and they were sued. And blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. - (Finebros) Do you buy into that? - Oh, yes, very much so, 'cause kids are so impressionable. - Take a look at the crime rate. People kill people in Chicago like it's a sport. Like it's a video game! (imitates automatic firing) - I mean, it's a good outlet for kids, I think. It's probably healthier for them to do this than it is to deal drugs on the side in high school and college. - If the person is psychologically normal, I don't think it would influence that person. Um, he would realize that, you know, it's fiction. - That whole thing like, "My kid watched this video, subsequently became emo, and went out and shot up his classroom stuff" is like, uh, I think that's supposed to be called parenting? - You know, it's kind of sad, because it gives people an idea, you can get away with that, and you can live a regular life and be a criminal. I gotta tell ya, I spent 20 years as a cop; I never saw one decent criminal that had a decent life. - (Finebros) Does it concern you at all there's a video game out there that's all about criminal activity? - Yes. How do you become anything in life if you fill your head with such dark, ugly, black things of life? - Whatever you do, you take a little bit home of it with ya. - When I was a kid, we shot each other all the time playing army, playing cowboys and Indians. But none of my friends went out and shot anybody in real life. - Oh no. No, no, I've always had a secret desire... for the darker side. (chuckles) (sinister chuckle) ♪ (dramatic music) ♪ - (Finebros) Outside of the violence, what are your thoughts about how a video game can have this open world that anything you can think that you would do in real life, you could also do in the game? - That's-- so now we don't have to have real life?