Rockstar Launches GTA V Life Infader Social Network

The last version of Grand Theft Auto had its own internet, so it's not surprising that this time around, with the digitally connected world the way it is, GTA V is getting its own social network - called Life Invader.

At the moment, it features some of the businesses you might find throughout the game. Classy joints like: Warstock Cache and Carry,which provides ex military vehicles to the kinds of people who would need such a thing. Then there's Herr Kutz Barber, a ghetto themed hair salon featuring outdated styling and cuts, because, as their page points out, where would the hipsters go otherwise?

Los Santos Customs also has a prominent page, showing off some of the cars its modified, sprayed and upgraded, including some of the game's super cars, like the always popular Infernus and the newly added Adder.

Players can currently sign in to Life Invader with their Rockstar Social accounts, but it's not clear at this time how much functionality players will have. Perhaps once the game is launched they'll be able to post up testimonials with the businesses. It wouldn't surprise me, with the continued gameplay nature of GTA V Online, if Rockstar had a few people it specifically paid to run the social network like these pages were owned by real businesses.

What do you guys think of this? Is it something you might get involved in as you played the game? Or do you want Rockstar to just get on and release the damn game already?

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The "DRM" on GTA IV was

The "DRM" on GTA IV was purely to protect the game from pirated copies from working around the launch time of the game on PC. They didn't put any limitations on how many computers you can put it on, or have to be constantly online in order to play the game... You can still to this day contact Games for Windows Live and they will give you a new product key to use on a different PC / reformatted PC.. I know so cause I've done it twice. If you would have read up on it or even opened your eyes you would know that's why they went with Games for Windows Live, cause at the time it was new and it took a while for cracks to come out.. by then? The piracy issue during the launch month wasn't around... You want to know why Rockstar doesn't release GTA V on PC or even announce it on PC? Piracy. They put a game out on console, see if it does well, and if it does? Then they MIGHT port it to PC... you can't say they WILL... cause Red Dead Redemption never came to PC which is a shame cause it's an amazing game. :(

"the piracy issue during the

"the piracy issue during the launch month wasn't around... You want to know why Rockstar doesn't release GTA V on PC or even announce it on PC? Piracy. " wow, PC , piracy? wow, ive just dload GTAV for Xbox and ps3, so with console they are safe? with console , there are no piracy? Dude, i played and dload GTAV two days ago, thats 4 days till it is release on your so called console. so if u are talking like PC games is the cause of piracy, then u might as well say there are NO piracy on console.

Red dead was so-so, nothing

Red dead was so-so, nothing really special. It's true that piracy is an issue on PCs, but don't ever let yourself be fooled by false speeches, DRM had and still has only one purpose, to stop second hand game sales because that's where devs and publishers lose money, pirates wouldn't buy the game to begin with but the kid who decides to save $20 by buying a used game (which only the retailer profits from) would've bought the full priced version if there was no other option. They can't publically admit to that because the retailers wouldn't be too happy and would most certainly retaliate.

I remember when I bought GTA4

I remember when I bought GTA4 that I couldn't play the game without making a stupid online account.. then the game was filled with bugs.. then I tried to applied some patches that made things worse.. and then the game wasn't starting anymore. I learned that day what drm was and the game worked flawlesly after I found a fix by Razor. Irony..

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