Rockstar and GTA V can really do no wrong at the moment with the hype train rapidly picking up speed and bulldozing everything else in its path, but have they finally put a step out of place.

They recently released another bunch of screens from the game which all look as good as expected.

We get to see quadbiking, cops chasing airplanes, shooting, cars, helicopters and a relaxing beach scene…. and that’s the one that we can prove is a bullshot.

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So what’s wrong with the above image? Well click on it and then look at the building on the far left and notice the photo editing tool left hanging in the window when the screenshot was taken.

Now we all know that screenshots from publishers aren’t ever really in game anymore but this is just ridiculous.

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What I don’t understand though and I hope someone with some graphic design skills out there can explain. How did they save a picture with a tool in the shot? Are they taking screenshots using print screen instead of saving to disk?

Either way this doesn’t change anything, the game is going to be great and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Last Updated: September 9, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

49 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 9, 2013 at 11:40

    CHOOOO CHOOOOOOOO

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    • ElNicko

      September 9, 2013 at 13:38

      full steam ahead……..Just a week to go

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  2. Sageville

    September 9, 2013 at 11:44

    What about the 3D design tools used by the game designers?

    I use 3d Max and the widgets looks the same as that in your claimed “Bullshot”.

    Assuming it’s a photoshop tool….. hmmm…. I hope you’re not trying to make the news instead of reporting it.

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  3. Graeme

    September 9, 2013 at 11:44

    That’s not a photo editing tool, it the Axis indicator from a 3D program

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    • Sageville

      September 9, 2013 at 11:45

      Agreed

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 9, 2013 at 11:46

      Thanks, it still points to the shot not being taken ingame 🙂

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      • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

        September 9, 2013 at 12:00

        Pretty much right.

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      • Macethy

        September 9, 2013 at 12:03

        Sort of, the game might be running in development mode where characters like this are still visible in order to check if something is working/looking correctly. Although yeah, I have real reservations about GTA V looking anywhere close to that on consoles honestly.

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      • ElimiNathan

        September 9, 2013 at 12:36

        This might still be an exact in engine photo with no editing. Like stated above it could just be in the 3D program

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      • granthinds

        September 9, 2013 at 13:29

        Nope, it can still be a beta still or a shot rendered on PC hardware running the same specs.

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  4. Uberutang

    September 9, 2013 at 11:45

    Looks like it was a screenshot from the dev box maybe?

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  5. Skyblue

    September 9, 2013 at 11:49

    Much ado about nothing really. Not going to impact anyone’s decision one iota.

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  6. John mul-ti-pass

    September 9, 2013 at 11:49

    I’m getting really tired of GTA V reports…really. Not because I don’t want to see them, but because I want the damn game and I cannot be teased like this anymore!
    And September 17th is my birthday

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 9, 2013 at 12:57

      its really your birthday 17th sep?

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      • John mul-ti-pass

        September 9, 2013 at 15:12

        It really is.
        Getting on in life now.

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 9, 2013 at 11:53

    What GTAV really looks like:

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 9, 2013 at 12:13

      😀

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  8. Robert Infy Hart

    September 9, 2013 at 11:56

    Such bad graphics :/

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    • Robert Infy Hart

      September 9, 2013 at 11:56

      A case of “nice from far, but far from nice”

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  9. Martin du preez

    September 9, 2013 at 11:57

    A developer posting Bullshots? YOU LOST A CUSTOMER R*! NO SALE

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    • Marc O Polo

      September 9, 2013 at 17:14

      guess u don’t buy any games then…

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      • Martin du preez

        September 10, 2013 at 06:55

        Guess you don’t get sarcasm 🙁

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  10. Axon1988

    September 9, 2013 at 11:58

    A screenshot taken from the actual editor? Nothing wrong with that, for all we know it could all be “live” footage. (Meaning they might as well be running the game)
    Although I could be very wrong here. No surprise if I am.

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  11. Kromas

    September 9, 2013 at 11:59

    Unless gearbox bought over the GTA IP with stealth and ninja like abilities I’m sure it should be all fine.

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  12. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 9, 2013 at 12:02

    Am I the only one that thinks the graphics looks strangely inconsistent? on one image the Character models looks freaking fantastic on the other it looks really bland and lacking detail.

    Not to say the graphics will detract anything from the game. I’m just curious

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 9, 2013 at 12:11

      its as I said to admiral… low res shots by a dumbass who blew them up from editor

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  13. TiMsTeR1033

    September 9, 2013 at 12:02

    its obvious…. Print screen from the editor to get the “perfect shot” catch is the dumbass posting them doesnt proof his work before sending out there…. or his photoshop skills are that of zoes then it all makes perfect sense 🙂

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 9, 2013 at 12:05

      Not everyone has Tanya level photoshop skills 😉

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 9, 2013 at 12:09

        well that is true but, reason those shots look worse than others is because took low res shot and blew it up thus looking crappy

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 9, 2013 at 12:14

          I get that, not doubting the quality since “zoomed in”, just putting the Tanya photoshop skeelz out there

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          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 9, 2013 at 12:18

            Win!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 9, 2013 at 12:21

            why thank you perhaps Tanya will be noticed one day….. *whispers one day*

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 9, 2013 at 12:24

            Whenever you go for interview, just mention “Tanya-level-photo-shop-skills”, instant hit

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 9, 2013 at 12:27

            unless there is another person working there called Tanya with really crap photoshop skills…. then hear “get your ass outta here!!! not another one!!”

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 9, 2013 at 12:29

            I just noticed something.

            Chimichanga and TimmyTanya sounds kinda alike!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 9, 2013 at 12:30

            Its okay Ive heard far worse in school….

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 9, 2013 at 12:31

            Please share with the Lagz class?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 9, 2013 at 12:34

            Not in this lifetime lol

  14. Hammersteyn

    September 9, 2013 at 12:06

    Never knew bullshot is an actual term. Live and learn.

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 9, 2013 at 12:06

      Same with moneyshot

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 9, 2013 at 12:22

      I like the term! “mother reads people magazine” I walk over and say “thats a real bullshot!”

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  15. TiMsTeR1033

    September 9, 2013 at 12:13

    what I care about is notice the dogs on the beach hehehe *evil thoughts arise*

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  16. Sageville

    September 9, 2013 at 12:19

    This leads me to ask, what is the standard for screen captures from consoles, coz unless the game actually has some sort of built-in screen capture we still don’t have “Share” buttons yet.

    What’s the benchmark for Journalists to say “That console gameshot is NOT a Bullshot”

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  17. Don Schoeman

    September 9, 2013 at 12:42

    Guys, some game engines allow the game to be played from within the map designer (Examples: UnrealEd and CryEngine Sandbox editor). So basically this was a developer’s screenshot taken from within the editor. There is absolutely nothing fake about this.

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  18. granthinds

    September 9, 2013 at 13:28

    That’s in game. 🙂 That is simply a 3D tool layer they’ve forgotten to hide.

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  19. InsanityFlea

    September 9, 2013 at 13:44

    We all know that screenshots are edited. It’s a fact. Like all models in magazines are photo shopped as well. That’s just how advertising rolls, selling you fakes.

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  20. NaturalBornSlacker

    September 9, 2013 at 14:29

    Well let’s hope it was a shot captured and cropped from the PC version running it in the resolution that it was meant to be run at! Either way the bastards have already convinced me to buy the console version anyway (well just because they didn’t give me a choice lol).

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  21. Mathias

    September 9, 2013 at 14:51

    “Oh, no, we’ve been fooled!! Now I don’t think I’ll buy this”, said no one, ever.

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  22. HellHound1ZA

    September 9, 2013 at 17:31

    This is a screenshot from their 3D editing software. The lines you see are the X,Y,Z elements to move the object in 3D space. Thats all it is.

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