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Hollywood should take notes from the new ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ official trailer

Hollywood should take notes from the new 'Grand Theft Auto V' official trailer

It’s been amazing to see the evolution of video game trailers. Years/decades back, game trailers were live action, with just a few glimpses of gameplay. The camera would pan onto a kid playing a game, then someone/thing would jump out of the TV and scream “awesome,” possibly even “gnarly,” while the determined, and generally adorable kid would have a look of grim determination on his face. Things have changed.

A good video game trailer these days is not that different from a good movie trailer. It combines just enough of the game’s story to explain what the deal is, but it does so in a stylish way that hints at the gameplay. In that sense, a game like Grand Theft Auto V – which has a strong story and a heavy, and unique style to it – has an advantage.

Rockstar’s highly anticipated game won’t be out for a few weeks yet, but now is the time for the trailers, announcements, and unveilings to ramp up. Expect much more as the September 17 release date nears.

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