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|Name = TW@ Internet Café
 
|Name = TW@ Internet Café
 
|image = [[Image:TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior.jpg|330px|]]
 
|image = [[Image:TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior.jpg|330px|]]
|comment_image = The interior of TW@'s Broker branch in GTA IV, where [[Alejandra]] works. All three TW@ branches in the game use the same exact interior.
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|comment_image = The interior of TW@'s [[Broker]] branch in GTA IV, where [[Alejandra]] works. All three TW@ branches in the game use the same exact interior.
|featured = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA: LCS]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], [[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]], [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBOGT]]
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|featured = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA: LCS]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] ([[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]], [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBOGT]])<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
|locations = [[Torrington]] (III, LCS), [[Outlook]] (IV), [[North Holland]] (IV), [[Berchem]] (IV).
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|locations = [[Torrington]] (III, LCS)<br>[[Outlook]] (IV)<br>[[North Holland]] (IV)<br>[[Berchem]] (IV)<br>[[Little Seoul]] (V)
 
|menu = n/a
 
|menu = n/a
 
|price = $1 per session (IV)
 
|price = $1 per session (IV)
 
}}
 
}}
'''TW@''' (pronounced ''[[wp:Twat|twat]]'') is an [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]] café that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], and is interactive in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and its [[GTA IV Episodes|episodes]]. The "TW", in "TW@", stands for "Totally Wireless", as can be seen outside some TW@ Internet Cafés. This phrase is a take on "Totally where it's at."
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'''TW@''' (pronounced ''[[wp:Twat|twat]]'') is an [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]] café that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], [[Grand Theft Auto V]] and is interactive in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and its [[GTA IV Episodes|episodes]]. The "TW", in "TW@", stands for "Totally Wireless", as can be seen outside some TW@ Internet Cafés. This phrase is a take on "Totally where it's at."
   
 
''"TW@" ''is a reference to ''twat'', which is a British slang term for "vagina", often also used in offensive manner to imply someone is an "idiot".
 
''"TW@" ''is a reference to ''twat'', which is a British slang term for "vagina", often also used in offensive manner to imply someone is an "idiot".
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In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], due to the earlier setting than GTA III, the TW@ café is only just being constructed. Its posters state - ''"Come and see the grand opening of TW@"'', yet another obscene reference to the British meaning of the word ''twat''.
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], due to the earlier setting than GTA III, the TW@ café is only just being constructed. Its posters state - ''"Come and see the grand opening of TW@"'', yet another obscene reference to the British meaning of the word ''twat''.
   
In the [[GTA IV Era]], the TW@ Internet Cafés can be used to browse the in-game [[Websites in GTA IV|websites]]. They are accessible from the start of the game. The internet is introduced to the player in the mission [[Logging On]] where the player has to set up an [[Eyefind.info|Eyefind]] e-mail account. It costs $1 to use the computer. The stores can be robbed by simply opening the cash register and taking from $9 to $199, but doing so will usually result in a one star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]]. But this can be avoided, if the player crouches behind the counter of the Snack Shop, out of sight and then opens the cash register, no one will notice and will act as if nothing has happened.
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In the [[GTA IV Era]], the TW@ Internet Cafés have gained notable popularity and at least one can be found on every major island. TW@ cafés can be used to browse the in-game [[Websites in GTA IV|websites]] and are accessible from the start of the game. The internet is introduced to the player in the mission [[Logging On]] where the player has to set up an [[Eyefind.info|Eyefind]] e-mail account. It costs $1 to use the computer. The stores can be robbed by simply opening the cash register and taking from $9 to $199, but doing so will usually result in a one star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]]. But this can be avoided, if the player crouches behind the counter of the Snack Shop, out of sight and then opens the cash register, no one will notice and will act as if nothing has happened.
   
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]], a TW@ PDA theme is available to use. TW@ Internet Cafe's are also present in [[North Holland]], [[East Hook]] and a new one is located in [[Easton]], but all of them are inacessible.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]], a TW@ PDA theme is available to use. TW@ Internet Cafe's are also present in [[North Holland]], [[East Hook]] and a new one is located in [[Easton]], but all of them are inaccessible.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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There is an internet café on each of the three main islands
 
There is an internet café on each of the three main islands
   
- [[Berchem]], [[Alderney]]
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*[[Berchem]], [[Alderney]]
   
- [[North Holland]], [[Algonquin]]
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*[[North Holland]], [[Algonquin]]
   
- [[Outlook]], [[Broker]]
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*[[Outlook]], [[Broker]]
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===Grand Theft Auto V===
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In GTA V, there are no enter-able TW@s as internet can be accessed from a phone or at one of the main character's houses, but does still appear as random establishments on the streets of [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
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*[[Little Seoul]], [[Vespucci Boulevard]]
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<gallery>
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File:Little_seuol_internet_cafe.jpg|Internet café in Little Seoul.
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</gallery>
   
 
==Easter eggs==
 
==Easter eggs==
* At all TW@ internet cafes in GTA IV, the photocopier behind the cashier's desk is a [[Kakagawa]] Power Ultra 3000 Pro. The screen of the photocopier also has an easter egg as the screen reads: ''ERROR Unleash ninja guru lol''.
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* At all TW@ internet cafés in GTA IV, the photocopier behind the cashier's desk is a [[Kakagawa]] Power Ultra 3000 Pro. The screen of the photocopier also has an easter egg as the screen reads: ''ERROR Unleash ninja guru lol''.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In [[wp:Saints Row (video game)|Saints Row]], there is a broadcasting company called "TW@", also spelt with the "@" symbol.
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* The stairway in the TW@ in GTA III serves as a [[Unique Stunt Jump]].
* Because the TW@ in GTA III has no actual entrance, the player has to smash one of its windows in order to get in. The computers are not interactive anyway, although the store does contain a [[Hidden Package]].
 
 
* TW@ in the GTA III rendition is filled with random pedestrians that will walk around aimlessly, bumping into the windows trying to get out.
 
* TW@ in the GTA III rendition is filled with random pedestrians that will walk around aimlessly, bumping into the windows trying to get out.
 
* In [[Episodes From Liberty City]], the computers have new wallpapers: in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], a dark background with a silhouette of the Liberty City skyline and the phrase "I ♥ LC," which is a reference to [[I Luv LC|the first mission in the game]]. In [[The Lost and the Damned]], the Lost MC safehouse computer has a wallpaper resembling one of the default Windows backgrounds.
 
* In [[Episodes From Liberty City]], the computers have new wallpapers: in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], a dark background with a silhouette of the Liberty City skyline and the phrase "I ♥ LC," which is a reference to [[I Luv LC|the first mission in the game]]. In [[The Lost and the Damned]], the Lost MC safehouse computer has a wallpaper resembling one of the default Windows backgrounds.
* TW@ internet cafes do not appear in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] or [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], reflecting the fact that Internet cafes did not exist in the 1980s/early 1990s time frames of those games.
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* TW@ internet cafes do not appear in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] or [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], reflecting the fact that Internet cafes did not exist in the 1980s/early 1990s time frames of those games. Although, in San Andreas, a pedestrian can be heard saying; "This internet is crap, it'll never take off." He can heard saying this when bumped into; "Go to TW@." Pronouncing it like 'T.W.A.'. This may indicate also that TW@ Internet Cafe was founded in or around [[1992]].
 
* All cafes have a cash register that can be opened for $10-$200.
 
* All cafes have a cash register that can be opened for $10-$200.
 
* TW@ computers and all of the other computers in the game, have the same cursor used in [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]], from Windows 3.1 to Windows XP, which may indicate that the operating system used in the game is a Windows operating system. There is more proof of this, as the Lost MC clubhouse has a computer with a wallpaper resembling a default windows background.
 
* TW@ computers and all of the other computers in the game, have the same cursor used in [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]], from Windows 3.1 to Windows XP, which may indicate that the operating system used in the game is a Windows operating system. There is more proof of this, as the Lost MC clubhouse has a computer with a wallpaper resembling a default windows background.
 
* Originally, Tw@ was able to sell food and had a larger selection of staff, as seen in this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nQfkqaUCsz0 video].
 
* Originally, Tw@ was able to sell food and had a larger selection of staff, as seen in this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nQfkqaUCsz0 video].
 
* In [[GTA III]] there are 2 computers that have different images on them. One is a still of [[GTA I]] and the other is a still of [[GTA II]]. The computers' difference is only visual.
 
* In [[GTA III]] there are 2 computers that have different images on them. One is a still of [[GTA I]] and the other is a still of [[GTA II]]. The computers' difference is only visual.
* In GTA III, the TW@ has no doors and is only accessible by shooting any of the windows. 
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* In GTA III, the TW@ has no doors and is only accessible by breaking any of the windows. 
   
 
== Quotes==
 
== Quotes==
*Welcome don't spill shit on the computers - [[Episodes from Liberty City]]
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*"Welcome, don't spill shit on the computers." - [[GTA IV]]
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*"There's a tip jar, jackass." - [[GTA IV]]
   
 
== Additional images ==
 
== Additional images ==
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Image:TW@-GTA3-logo.png|The old logo as depicted in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories (as of 2001 and 1998).
 
Image:TW@-GTA3-logo.png|The old logo as depicted in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories (as of 2001 and 1998).
 
Image:Tw@_Internet_Cafe_(2008).png|TW@ logo in GTA IV (as of 2008).
 
Image:Tw@_Internet_Cafe_(2008).png|TW@ logo in GTA IV (as of 2008).
TW@-GTA3-Stauntonexterior.jpg|In Grand Theft Auto III
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TW@-GTA3-Stauntonexterior.jpg|In Grand Theft Auto III.
TW@-GTA4-Algonquinexterior.jpg|In Grand Theft Auto IV
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TW@-GTA4-Algonquinexterior.jpg|In Grand Theft Auto IV.
TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior.jpg|GTA IV Interior
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TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior.jpg|GTA IV Interior.
2012-08-15_00003.jpg|In EFLC, The computer screens are actually props on the monitor.
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2012-08-15_00003.jpg|In EFLC, The computer screens are actually props on the monitor..
 
Gta2tw@.png|GTA I still on a computer in GTA III's rendition of Tw@.
 
Gta2tw@.png|GTA I still on a computer in GTA III's rendition of Tw@.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
 
 
 
*[[Internet in GTA IV]]
 
*[[Internet in GTA IV]]
 
*[[Websites in GTA IV]]
 
*[[Websites in GTA IV]]
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[[fr:TW@]]
 
[[fr:TW@]]
 
[[nl:Tw@]]
 
[[nl:Tw@]]
[[Category:Media]]
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[[Category:Locations in GTA IV]]
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[[pl:TW@]]
[[Category:All Businesses]]
 
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA III]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA III]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
[[Category:Internet Cafés]]
 
 
[[Category:Businesses in Episodes from Liberty City]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in Episodes from Liberty City]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Cafés]]
 
[[Category:Cafés]]
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[[Category:Internet Cafés]]
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[[Category:Media]]

Latest revision as of 10:28, July 22, 2014

TW@ Internet Café
TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior
The interior of TW@'s Broker branch in GTA IV, where Alejandra works. All three TW@ branches in the game use the same exact interior.
Featured in GTA III
GTA: LCS
GTA IV (TLAD, TBOGT)
GTA V
Locations Torrington (III, LCS)
Outlook (IV)
North Holland (IV)
Berchem (IV)
Little Seoul (V)
Menu n/a
Price range $1 per session (IV)

TW@ (pronounced twat) is an internet café that appears in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and is interactive in Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes. The "TW", in "TW@", stands for "Totally Wireless", as can be seen outside some TW@ Internet Cafés. This phrase is a take on "Totally where it's at."

"TW@" is a reference to twat, which is a British slang term for "vagina", often also used in offensive manner to imply someone is an "idiot".

DescriptionsEdit

In GTA III, the TW@ café (in Torrington/Newport) is accessible, but not interactive. Two monitors inside the café show screenshots from Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2. A stunt jump can be completed inside the café through the staircase.

In GTA Liberty City Stories, due to the earlier setting than GTA III, the TW@ café is only just being constructed. Its posters state - "Come and see the grand opening of TW@", yet another obscene reference to the British meaning of the word twat.

In the GTA IV Era, the TW@ Internet Cafés have gained notable popularity and at least one can be found on every major island. TW@ cafés can be used to browse the in-game websites and are accessible from the start of the game. The internet is introduced to the player in the mission Logging On where the player has to set up an Eyefind e-mail account. It costs $1 to use the computer. The stores can be robbed by simply opening the cash register and taking from $9 to $199, but doing so will usually result in a one star wanted level. But this can be avoided, if the player crouches behind the counter of the Snack Shop, out of sight and then opens the cash register, no one will notice and will act as if nothing has happened.

In GTA Chinatown Wars, a TW@ PDA theme is available to use. TW@ Internet Cafe's are also present in North Holland, East Hook and a new one is located in Easton, but all of them are inaccessible.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto III Edit

South-east from the City Hall in South Belleville Park, Staunton Island.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

South Belleville Park, Staunton Island (the same place as in GTA III). The store is under construction.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

There is an internet café on each of the three main islands

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

In GTA V, there are no enter-able TW@s as internet can be accessed from a phone or at one of the main character's houses, but does still appear as random establishments on the streets of Los Santos.

Easter eggsEdit

  • At all TW@ internet cafés in GTA IV, the photocopier behind the cashier's desk is a Kakagawa Power Ultra 3000 Pro. The screen of the photocopier also has an easter egg as the screen reads: ERROR Unleash ninja guru lol.

Trivia Edit

  • The stairway in the TW@ in GTA III serves as a Unique Stunt Jump.
  • TW@ in the GTA III rendition is filled with random pedestrians that will walk around aimlessly, bumping into the windows trying to get out.
  • In Episodes From Liberty City, the computers have new wallpapers: in The Ballad of Gay Tony, a dark background with a silhouette of the Liberty City skyline and the phrase "I ♥ LC," which is a reference to the first mission in the game. In The Lost and the Damned, the Lost MC safehouse computer has a wallpaper resembling one of the default Windows backgrounds.
  • TW@ internet cafes do not appear in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, reflecting the fact that Internet cafes did not exist in the 1980s/early 1990s time frames of those games. Although, in San Andreas, a pedestrian can be heard saying; "This internet is crap, it'll never take off." He can heard saying this when bumped into; "Go to TW@." Pronouncing it like 'T.W.A.'. This may indicate also that TW@ Internet Cafe was founded in or around 1992.
  • All cafes have a cash register that can be opened for $10-$200.
  • TW@ computers and all of the other computers in the game, have the same cursor used in Microsoft Windows, from Windows 3.1 to Windows XP, which may indicate that the operating system used in the game is a Windows operating system. There is more proof of this, as the Lost MC clubhouse has a computer with a wallpaper resembling a default windows background.
  • Originally, Tw@ was able to sell food and had a larger selection of staff, as seen in this video.
  • In GTA III there are 2 computers that have different images on them. One is a still of GTA I and the other is a still of GTA II. The computers' difference is only visual.
  • In GTA III, the TW@ has no doors and is only accessible by breaking any of the windows. 

QuotesEdit

  • "Welcome, don't spill shit on the computers." - GTA IV
  • "There's a tip jar, jackass." - GTA IV

Additional images Edit

See Also Edit


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