Take a Trip to Los Santos with Wavves and Grand Theft Auto V
    • THURSDAY, JULY 09, 2015

    • Posted by: Niko Demetriou

    In a testament to just how badass the new Wavves track "Leave" is, as well as the impressive capabilities of this next generation of gaming we find ourselves in today, Rockstar Games hosted a new kind of competition. Using strictly the Grand Theft Auto V in-game engine and editor, fans of the open world game were tasked with creating their own music video for the slick, dingy single.

    While many used the powerful engine to create some remarkable short films, it's YeahMAP's cinematic thriller that captured the attention of Rockstar Games and the San Diego based pot-punk band. Bringing together the adrenaline pumping gameplay found within the GTAV universe and the enigmatic optimism of the track, he tells the story of a daring prison break. With well organized camera direction and some grand cinematography, it's easy to forget that this is all done via gameplay. The whole concept of the competition feels very true to Wavves considering their DIY origin, and the footage goes hand in hand with the track. It's a great pairing, and while the winner walks away with the grand prize of some spiffy new gaming gear, we are left with a great music video for an even cooler track.

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