Grand Theft Auto is one of the most successful franchises in video game history. Thankfully, it’s one of the best, and it’s continually kept metal in its DNA. Driving around fake Miami while Slayer’s “Raining Blood” blasts is something no metal fan that ever played Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will forget. And Max Cavalera and Axl Rose were among those voicing DJs on Grand Theft Auto IV, while the The Lost and the Damned expansion featured a whole station dedicated to hardcore. And while we were fans of GTAV when it came out last year, we haven’t expanded into the online world of it just yet. Many however, are, and the online version is extremely popular. Rockstar Games has online jobs for its players to do, and Periphery guitarist Jake Bowen is enough of an addict that he created a job in the online edition of the game that’s been verified by Rockstar Games as an actual job. Here’s the description of the Job that Jake created:
Regular viewers of the Rockstar Games Twitch channel may remember this Job from our July 11th live stream, created by guitarist slash devoted GTA Online player, Jake Bowen from prog-metal bandPeriphery. Jake has added props sparingly to maintain the exposed, dangerous middle ground of the train yards, while teams spawn at either end. Stay close to your Crew and resist the urge to hammer the sprint button along the trainyards, as a stealthy approach will yield kills on unsuspecting foes crossing the tracks. Those with a steady aim might want to head to the rooftop, grab the Sniper Rifle and pick off anyone attempting to dash between cover spots.
Pretty impressive that Bowen was able to create the job. Anyone that ever told him that playing video games is a waste of his time is probably eating their words. How long until Periphery have their own video game? They’d be a great at scoring one, at least.