The Power Of The GTA V Selfie Compels You

Taking selfies in GTA V can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it's so fun your hand bends backwards awkwardly and shoves into your face and then your phone disappears and you're like listen it's supposed to look like that.

Glitch video by Axerty via GameFails


    Everyone seems to make Trevor look so homeless. Mine wears a cheap suit

      My Trevor has a mullet, a big beard, aviators, AND a nice suit with zebra pattern shoes. :)

        I find that it's a waste of time dressing up the GTA V protagonists, they always just go back to their default clothing as soon as I switch away from them for 2 seconds. Who's going to spend that much time going back to their wardrobe every time? Thus, the majority use a homeless Trevor. Plus it suits his eccentric personality.

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          I'll openly admit that I spend way too much time dressing and grooming my characters in GTAV. But hey, I enjoy it, don't be judging me bro

            Don't get me wrong, I would too if they didn't change back all the time

              But them, changing back to their original outfits JUST GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO BUY A NEW OUTFIT. THAT'S THE MONEY TRAP.

      Fro/mullet/short hair +Hobo beard+5k black suit = all three characters

    Is it just me, or are Kotaku "editors" just getting lazier and lazier?

    Hey, let's post a video with a tiny paragraph... and only the first 25 seconds of the video are relevant. But who cares!

    Easiest job in the world... how does it pay?

      i know, right? the longer form type stuff can be really great but there is so much filler like this that really angers me. more serrells and totilos, less vas and amini please.

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      Australian Kotaku writers are great. Nothing wrong with them at all. They're a high quality breed. Serrels constantly posts quality stuff.

      Then you have Tina Amini, Patricia Hernandez and Bashcraft.

      I'm actually reluctant to throw Plunkett in with them, because for every article Plunkett throws onto the page that's lame, he usually throws an article onto there that's well researched, well written and thoughtful, so Plunkett is very polarising. When he's lame, he's lame but when he puts effort in, he's superb.

      Amini is garbage, Hernandez is awful and Bashcraft, well, as long as you understand he's just the Asian culture reporter who's reposting other peoples stuff, he occasionally puts up interesting things I guess.

        I could not agree more. The output of Kotaku AU and Kotaku US are like night and day. Plunkett occasionally has something interesting to say in his articles, but I'd say that I'm more likely (possibly unfairly, because it has nothing to do with his articles) to lump him in with the rest because I had the misfortune to meet and start a conversation with him in person only to find he was pure concentrated dickhead.

          Oh my, you met the Plunkhead. Where was it??? Im not doubting this *at all* but I am interested in how it went down lol.

            Sure, I'm happy to tell the tale! It certainly makes for an interesting story, lol.

            So it was quite a few years back, and I was working at EB Games in Canberra at the time. He happened to come into the store, pick up a game straight away (I get the feeling it might've been Odin Sphere, but I could be wrong) and head straight to the counter. I happened to be serving a regular who happened to work in the centre at the time, and was making small talk with them while running through their purchase, as opposed to annoying them with attempts at upselling or asking about game guarantees. Luke impatiently 'hmmph'ed during this, so I wrapped up as quickly as possible without being rude to the customer, let them know that I'd run one of his orders over to him personally when it arrived later that day, and turned to serve Luke, apologising for the wait.

            So he puts the game down on the counter and says "just this one, and I don't want to hear about any add-on crap.", to which I politely replied "sure, not a problem" or something along those lines. While putting through the purchase, I attempted to make polite small talk, to which he made a point of informing me that his time was precious and he didn't wish to waste any of it with small talk with someone like me. Choosing to remain professional, I shut my mouth, finished up his sale and bagged it up, and then thanked him and wished him a nice day, to which he turned and walked out without saying a word.

            Neither I nor any other staff at the time ever saw him in the store again, although I did hear he'd given some JB Hifi staff a hard time a few weeks prior from one of the staff there, so I guess I wasn't the only one to have the pleasure of meeting him. :-P

              Wow... I remember working in retail, I worked for Games R Us in Brisbane for a while, Cash Converters, Timezone then Dick Smiths. All I can say is I had my share of a-hole customers too. I hate self righteous ones who don't treat the staff like they're humans. Bad day or not, there's no excuse for bad manners. Thanks for the story and hope you never have to run into him again!

              Didn't even realise he was australian! Thought he was a yank! lol

              Hi there Mr. ashuramgs2su. Friend of mine just let me know about this, so thought I'd pop in for a chat.

              That's quite a story you've got there. Pity it's either a case of mistaken identity or an outright lie. Not sure which!

              I've bought maybe 3 games from an EB in Canberra in the last ten years. None of them Odin Sphere, or anything like Odin Sphere, and as a former EB employee myself I've certainly never said anything approaching what you've said here.

              I'm not sure what my job writing words on an internet games site has compelled you to jot this down, but you might want to be more specific - and correct - when creating personal stories like this.

              Feel free to contact me on [email protected] if you want to discuss this more, as I'm not likely to be checking comments on the Australian site too often.

                As someone who casually browses this website for free and comments semi-regularly, I feel that I'm completely entitled to tell you what you exactly how you should be running the website you write for. Sure the video is funny, but if I'm not getting a 5 paragraph summary of the video and it's history, then I will not be satisfied. Frankly, after all I've done for this site, I think I'm entitled to more than this.

                Hi Luke. I feel it's only fair to give you my name, Neil Williams, in order to put us closer to even footing here. I thought I'd set up my account prior to use my real name, but it turns out I was most definitely mistaken there (it could've changed when the Australian site revamp occurred, who knows?). :-)

                I consider this more of an anecdote than a story, to be honest, although I'll be the first to admit that I am prone to making essays out of comments. Now this person that I happened to meet (whether or not it was actually you) looked exactly like you, had your same mannerisms, your voice, and answered in the affirmative when I happened to ask if they were Luke Plunkett who writes for Kotaku (it appears that I did not mention this specifically, but it occurred during the 'small talk' section of our encounter, for those playing at home). I'd counter by saying that it's more likely to have either been you or an evil clone who was masquerading as you.

                I certainly apologise for getting the game that was purchased wrong, although as I stated, I wasn't really sure that it was Odin Sphere that was purchased. Having worked in retail yourself, I'm sure you know how hard it can be to remember what every person you've served happened to purchase, particularly years after the fact. I however, do stand by what I have said about the encounter.

                To answer your mention of not being sure of what compelled me to write this down, a previous poster asked me to elaborate when I happened to mention that I'd met you previously and the encounter was not positive during discussion on the quality of articles of the Kotaku US staff, as you can see above. While I apologise that the anecdote as become the focus over other aspects of the conversation, I might take this opportunity of having you posting here to let you know that from reading of comments on reposts of your articles here on the Australian Kotaku site, it seems a large amount of people here have expressed that while they enjoy your longer, more thought-out articles (including myself), they aren't as receptive to your reposts of videos from YouTube with very little type attached (although I certainly wouldn't presume that I'm speaking for everyone, as per the example from DanMazkin below). You've made mention of issues from reposts of your articles here on Kotaku AU before (here's an example that it appears I also happened to reply to:, so if the breadth of your articles isn't being represented fairly on Kotaku AU, it might be worth getting in contact with Mark Serrels to attempt to solve the issue. Mark has done fantastic things for this site, and I'm sure he'd be more than happy to help out. :-)

                Finally, I won't bother wasting your time by emailing you. I don't think this needs to become a thing, and I think we've both said what we need to, and despite the unpleasant encounter, I certainly hold no personal malice towards you. However, if you disagree and wish to discuss this further, feel free to post a quick message here and I'll email you for further dialogue. Cheers Luke.

                  Oh god, I didn't realise this was so long! Apologies for the wall of text, everyone. :-)

                  Well, not sure what else I can say. I've never once spoken to an EB Games employee in Canberra about my role. Or a JB Hi-Fi for that matter. GAME, yes, the City store knew who I was, as I was friends with the manager there, but never an EB Games or a JB.

                  And seriously, my time is precious? I won't waste my time making small-talk with a clerk? What am I, a cartoon oil baron? Did I drive out of the store in a Monopoly car, servants frantically trailing behind me?

                  The interaction you're describing simply didn't take place. Not with me in the story, at any rate.

                  Either you're lying or you've been conned. Especially since I find it hard to believe that, given the scarcity of my on-camera appearances in this job, you're even remotely aware of my mannerisms. And if you truly do stand by this story, now I'm mildly creeped out that someone in my home town is pretending to be me in a fucking video game store.

                  Sorry to drag this out, but people giving me shit in a comments section is one thing. People straight-up telling - or spreading - false personal stories is something else entirely.

                  I certainly don't mean to drag this out, but I think it's only fair that I reply to you. I definitely still maintain that this situation did occur, although I will state that while I do believe it was you I spoke to (as per having your voice, your image, answering in the affirmative that they were Luke Plunkett of Kotaku, etc.), there is also the chance that this person I served was not you. If this is actually the case, then I do apologise.

                  I feel like it's only fair that I apologise to you regardless, as I certainly never meant to turn this into a thing. I was only replying to a request to inform about the situation of my meeting you (or a person who I believed was you). However, it may have been better if I kept my mouth shut about it, as I have obviously offended you, and that was never my intention (although, I can certainly see how it has occurred). As I stated before, I hold absolutely no personal malice towards you, and I honestly wish you all the best.

    I can't explain why, but the title of this piece cracks me up. I think I'v had too much sugar today.

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