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{{Infobox business
|Name = TW@ Internet Café
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|name = Totally Wireless Internet Cafe
|image = [[Image:TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior.jpg|330px|]]
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|image = Tw@_Internet_Cafe_(2008).png
|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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|caption = TW@ logo in GTA IV.
|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]]
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|taglines = nu-media caffeine solutions provider
|locations = [[Torrington]] (III, LCS)<br>[[Outlook]] (IV)<br>[[North Holland]] (IV)<br>[[Berchem]] (IV)<br>[[Little Seoul]] (V)
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|type = Internet Café
|menu = n/a
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
|price = $1 per session (IV)
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|locations = [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]<br>[[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]
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|oldlogo1 = TW@_GTAV-Logo.png
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|oldcaption1 = TW@ Korean logo in GTA V.
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|oldlogo2 = TW@_GTAV_Logo.png
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|oldcaption2 = Totally Wireless Korean logo in GTA V.
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|oldlogo3 = TW@-GTA3-logo.png
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|oldcaption3 = GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories logo.
 
}}
 
}}
   
'''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."
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'''TW@''' (pronounced ''[[wp:Twat|twat]]'') is an [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]] café that appears in both [[3D Universe]] and [[HD Universe]], being only interactive in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and its [[GTA IV Episodes|episodes]].
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==Overview==
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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".
   
==Descriptions==
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==Description==
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto III|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 [[Unique Stunt Jumps#GTA_III|stunt jump]] can be completed inside the café through the staircase.
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto III|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 [[Unique Stunt Jumps#GTA_III|stunt jump]] can be completed inside the café through the staircase.
   
 
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 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 $199, but doing so will usually result in a one star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]]. But this can be avoided, if the player crouches behind the counter of the Snack Shop, out of sight and then opens the cash register, no one will notice and will act as if nothing has happened.
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In [[GTA IV]], the TW@ Internet Cafés have gained notable popularity and at least one can be found on every major island. TW@ cafés can be used to browse the in-game [[Websites in GTA IV|websites]] and are accessible from the start of the game. The internet is introduced to the player in the mission [[Logging On]] where the player has to set up an [[Eyefind.info|Eyefind]] e-mail account. It costs [[$]]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 inaccessible.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]], a TW@ PDA theme is available to use. TW@ Internet Cafés are also present in [[North Holland]], [[East Hook]] and a new one is located in [[Easton]], but all of them are inaccessible.
   
==Locations==
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In [[GTA V]], there are no accessible TW@s as internet can be accessed from a [[Mobile Phone|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]], primarily in [[Little Seoul]].
   
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==Locations==
 
=== Grand Theft Auto III ===
 
=== Grand Theft Auto III ===
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<gallery>
South-east from the City Hall in South [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]].
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TW@-GTA3-Stauntonexterior.jpg|South-east from the City Hall in South [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]].
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</gallery>
   
 
===Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories===
 
===Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories===
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*The same place as in GTA III. The store is under construction.
South [[Belleville Park]], Staunton Island (the same place as in GTA III). The store is under construction.
 
   
 
===Grand Theft Auto IV===
 
===Grand Theft Auto IV===
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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
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<gallery>
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TW@_GTAIV_Alderney.png|[[Berchem]], [[Alderney]]
*[[Berchem]], [[Alderney]]
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TW@_GTAIV_Broker.png|[[Outlook]], [[Broker]]
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TW@_GTAIV_NorthHolland.png|[[North Holland]], [[Algonquin]]
*[[North Holland]], [[Algonquin]]
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</gallery>
 
*[[Outlook]], [[Broker]]
 
   
 
===Grand Theft Auto V===
 
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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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<gallery>
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Tw@-GTAV-LittleSeoul.png|[[Vespucci Boulevard]], [[Little Seoul]], opposite Arirang Plaza.
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Twalitleseoul.jpg|[[Vespucci Boulevard]], Little Seoul, opposite Arirang Plaza.
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TW@_GTAV_Little_Seoul_Palomino_Ave.png|[[Palomino Avenue]], Little Seoul.
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Tw@-GTAV-GingerStreet.png|[[Ginger Street]], Little Seoul, opposite [[Lombank]].
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Tw@-GTAV-KoreanPlaza.png|[[Korean Plaza]], [[Calais Avenue]], Little Seoul.
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</gallery>
   
*[[Little Seoul]], [[Vespucci Boulevard]]
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==Wan Ka Internet Cafe==
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[[File:LittleSeoul-GTAV.jpg|border|right|250px|[[24/7|24/7 Supermarket]] 슈퍼마켓 (Left), Wan Ka Internet Cafe 왕카인터넷 (Right).]]
   
==Easter eggs==
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One of the locations on [[Vespucci Boulevard]] was seen in a promotional screenshot with the name '''Wan Ka Internet Café (왕카인터넷)''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. This name was replaced with Totally Wireless (Tw@) once the game was released.
* 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''.
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
* In [[wp:Saints Row (video game)|Saints Row]], there is a broadcasting company called "TW@", also spelled with the "@" symbol.
 
* 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 [[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. 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.'
 
* 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.
 
* 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, the TW@ has no doors and is only accessible by breaking any of the windows. 
 
   
 
== Quotes==
 
== Quotes==
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*"There's a tip jar, jackass." - [[GTA IV]]
 
*"There's a tip jar, jackass." - [[GTA IV]]
   
== Additional images ==
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== Gallery ==
 
<gallery columns="3">
 
<gallery columns="3">
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).
 
TW@-GTA3-Stauntonexterior.jpg|In Grand Theft Auto III
 
TW@-GTA4-Algonquinexterior.jpg|In Grand Theft Auto IV
 
TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior.jpg|GTA IV Interior
 
 
2012-08-15_00003.jpg|In EFLC, The computer screens are actually props on the monitor.
 
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@.
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TW@-GTA4-Brokerinterior.jpg|TW@ interior in GTA IV
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TW@_GTAIV_Interior.png|Interior signage in GTA IV.
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TW@_GTAIV_tagline_poster.png|Tagline in GTA IV.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Trivia ==
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===3D Universe===
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* The stairway in the TW@ in GTA III serves as a [[Unique Stunt Jump]].
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* In GTA III, the TW@ has no doors and is only accessible by breaking any of the windows.
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** However, this rendition is filled with random [[Pedestrians|pedestrians]] that will walk around aimlessly, bumping into the windows trying to get out due to the lack of doors.
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* TW@ internet cafés 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 cafés did not exist in the [[1980]]s/early [[1990]]s 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 be 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]].
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* In [[GTA III]], the monitors feature a still of [[Grand Theft Auto|GTA I]] or [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]].
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===HD Universe===
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*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.
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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''.
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*The radio station playing inside the internet cafés in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' is [[The Journey]]. In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|Episodes from Liberty City]]'', this is changed to [[Self-Actualization FM]].
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*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.
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*Originally, TW@ was able to sell food and had a larger selection of staff.
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*The limited appearance in GTA V reflects the decline in this type of business that came with the prevalence of mobile device internet access by [[2013]].
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*The words Wan Ka is a reference to the [[wp:British English|British]] term 'wanker'; a person who enjoys constant masturbation, or is considered an idiot.
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**Wan Ka does not exist in the Korean language, and is instead the Mandarin Chinese term for an internet café.
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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[[fr:TW@]]
 
[[fr:TW@]]
 
[[nl:Tw@]]
 
[[nl:Tw@]]
 
 
[[pl:TW@]]
 
[[pl:TW@]]
[[Category:Media]]
 
[[Category:Locations in GTA IV]]
 
 
[[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 23:20, August 10, 2015

TW@ (pronounced twat) is an internet café that appears in both 3D Universe and HD Universe, being only interactive in Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes.

OverviewEdit

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".

DescriptionEdit

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 GTA IV, 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 Cafés are also present in North Holland, East Hook and a new one is located in Easton, but all of them are inaccessible.

In GTA V, there are no accessible 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, primarily in Little Seoul.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto III Edit

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • 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

Wan Ka Internet CafeEdit

LittleSeoul-GTAV

One of the locations on Vespucci Boulevard was seen in a promotional screenshot with the name Wan Ka Internet Café (왕카인터넷) in Grand Theft Auto V. This name was replaced with Totally Wireless (Tw@) once the game was released.

QuotesEdit

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

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

3D UniverseEdit

  • The stairway in the TW@ in GTA III serves as a Unique Stunt Jump.
  • In GTA III, the TW@ has no doors and is only accessible by breaking any of the windows.
    • However, this rendition is filled with random pedestrians that will walk around aimlessly, bumping into the windows trying to get out due to the lack of doors.
  • TW@ internet cafés 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 cafés 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 be 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.
  • In GTA III, the monitors feature a still of GTA I or GTA 2.

HD UniverseEdit

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The radio station playing inside the internet cafés in Grand Theft Auto IV is The Journey. In Episodes from Liberty City, this is changed to Self-Actualization FM.
  • 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.
  • The limited appearance in GTA V reflects the decline in this type of business that came with the prevalence of mobile device internet access by 2013.
  • The words Wan Ka is a reference to the British term 'wanker'; a person who enjoys constant masturbation, or is considered an idiot.
    • Wan Ka does not exist in the Korean language, and is instead the Mandarin Chinese term for an internet café.

See Also Edit

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