So Rockstar has opened up the lifeinvader.com website. Some blogs talk about this as a very clever marketing trick. I believe it’s much more than that.
If you stalk companies on lifeinvader, you will get actual discounts in the game (not sure if this is single player only). For example, stalking Warstock Cache & Carry gives you 10% on your first purchase.
Small spoiler.. I saw from images of the brady game guide that this beauty costs $450.000 to purchase. 10% of that means $45.000 that you can spend on other things. Not so bad is it?
Here’s the big one though, I think that lifeinvader will go beyond being just a marketing trick and a way for you to save a few dollars. I think lifeinvader just might become your new Facebook.
We know you can take pictures with your phone including selfies (pictures of yourself). Now Rockstar tells us we can use their ripoff of Instagram to upload to your profile on lifeinvader.
“Social Club members can also share in-game mobile photos online via Snapmatic and qualify for exclusive discounts on select in-game purchases through Lifeinvader.com.”
This probably means that we will soon be spending office hours browsing lifeinvader instead of Facebook. We can see what our friends have been up to both ingame (using the iFruit phone or internet cafés) and in real life surfing the lifeinvader website.
Pretty cool! Looking forward to it.