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Periphery’s Jake Bowen Now Involved in Grand Theft Auto

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Jake Bowen GTAAccording to The PRP, “Rockstar Games [the creators of the Grand Theft Auto franchise] regularly updates the online component of the game with a select handful of jobs created by users,” which I did not realize, because while I’m a gamer, I’m a very casual gamer, and I almost never play online anymore (if I wanted to hear teenagers and adults in a state of arrested development call me names, I’d read the MetalSucks comments section). But that’s pretty cool of Rockstar!

Even cooler: one of the most recently approved jobs for GTA V was created by none other than Periphery guitarist Jake Bowen:

“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 band Periphery. 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.”

Crazy, right? Crazier still, I hear John Petrucci is working on some mods for Skyrim. Okay, so I made that up, but it doesn’t seem that far-fetched, does it?

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