Jim Cummings makes his first GTA appearance as a radio announcer and an AmmuNation clerk.
Many of the radio stations fall under this. Pam Grier (as "Mama G") is the DJ of Lowdown FM, Kenny Loggins DJs Los Santos Rock Radio, Bootsy Collins is the DJ of Space 103.2, DJ Pooh does West Coast Classics, and Flying Lotus (AKA Captain Murphy) is the DJ of his own station, FlyLo FM.
Like in IV, several comic actors have their own shows on talk radio; of note is Danny McBride as Duane Earl on Blaine County Radio.
Lying Creator: Shortly after the game's announcement, Rockstar stated that like in Grand Theft Auto IV, you would not be able to purchase property. That element has since been confirmed. Although, this was most likely done so Rockstar wouldn't spoil any gameplay until they were ready to announce it.
After specifically stating that Packie McReary wouldn't be in the game, who should appear? Packie.
Fans were predicting that the game would have multiple playable characters not long after the first trailer came out, going by said trailer's focus on different people at different points. It was nearly a year later when Rockstar confirmed this.
On GTAForums, an entire thread (warning: the thread is hundreds of pages long) was devoted to mapping out the game's play area, going by what information could be gathered from screenshots and trailers. What they came up with turned out to be quite similar to the snippets of the map that were revealed with the announcement of the game's special editions; compare the last map made before the reveal to this semi-official map◊ (put together from the aforementioned snippets). Likewise, their guesses as to the layout of the countryside were confirmed◊ when the full official map (taken from a strategy guide) was leaked.
Fans were expecting the game's multiplayer component, Grand Theft Auto Online, to be somewhat similar in style to an MMORPG, with more robust character customization than the last game's multiplayer, a free roaming "lobby" similar to the multiplayer of Red Dead Redemption, the ability to customize and store cars, and multiplayer heists. This and more has all since been confirmed.
Name's the Same: Michael De Santa shares the same name as the real life Michael Townley, who is in witness protection.
"Radio Ga Ga" by Queen was already highly popular, but after the Michael trailer it surged in popularity, with most of the comments for it on YouTube being related to this game.
"Hood Gone Love It" by Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar. Its views on YouTube tripled in less than a week after being featured in the Franklin trailer.
Any song featured on the in-game radio stations count. Find any one of the songs from any of the stations on YouTube, guaranteed you will find someone, sometimes the top comment, saying they first heard it on GTA.
What Could Have Been: In the "Beta Code" for the Option C ending, it originally was not going to be the Golden Ending. It was originally going to be a "Kill Franklin" ending, with the player assuming the role of Lamar who had to do the task.