Hot Mod Hoonigans: domesticmango Presents Grand Theft Gymkhana [Video]
As nice as console versions of video games from the Grand Theft Auto series are (easy-to-learn controls, no need to worry about system hardware requirements, etc.), they simply don’t hold a candle to their PC-format counterparts. The reason why this is so? In a word, modding. There exists a colossal, worldwide community of coders, artists and others dedicated to creating content (both original and based on trademarked real-world properties) that would otherwise never show up in one of these controversy-conjuring video games in their as-programmed-by-Rockstar state.
Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular mod categories is vehicles, where seemingly every non-fictional car, truck, bike or whatever you can name is available. This list includes Ken Block’s gymkhana-spec Ford Fiesta, rendered in staggering detail. Our citrus-scented friend domesticmango – who put together the Forza Motorsport 4 Harlem Shake seen last week – thought it would be the cat’s pajamas to stage a gymkhana video on the streets and alleys of GTA4’s Big Apple stand-in, Liberty City. The result is loud, artful and full of unexpected spectators (See how many you can spot.). And yes, that sequel is in-the-works…