Exploding Galaxy Note 7 put to good use as GTA V sticky bomb mod


Samsung appears now to be coming through the worst of its Galaxy Note 7 recall. With many potentially faulty handsets having been replaced or refunded and belated launches set to take place far and wide, the signs are finally starting to look encouraging. Still, this is the internet, and like Windows Vista, Apple Maps and the myriad other tech failures of recent times, the Note 7 will probably go down in internet folklore for its weakness, rather than its many strengths. In one recent clip uploaded to YouTube, the Galaxy Note 7's explosive tendencies are put to good use with a Grand Theft Auto V mod, where the device doubles up as a sticky bomb.

The clip begins with a visit to the weapons store, where all manner of armory is available to purchase. In the cabinet beside some hefty looking guns sits the supposed Galaxy Note 7, though it does look more like the Note 5 to our eyes. Once purchased, Modded Games demonstrates how the device can be used to cause all manner of carnage, and your typical GTA-style riot quickly ensues. 

Though Samsung surely won't be laughing at this mod, at least real-life Note 7 owners affected by explosions and fires haven't seemingly come to any lasting harm. Jokes aside, this particular tech fail could easily have claimed lives, but despite apparent damage to property, it's not thought that anyone has been seriously hurt by a device packing faulty SDI batteries. Here's hoping Samsung can round up the remaining at-risk handsets without any more reported incidents. 

Check out the rather amusing clip below, which we're giving the NSFW tag for the usual dose of GTA violence:


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76 Comments

1. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Brilliant

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Well, then all other tech incidents should as well have a mod in GTA 5.

14. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

@trojan_horse Lighten up a bit and admit the video was funny.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"...admit the video was funny". Point out where I said or even implied the contrary. Heck, "funny" is subjective, anyways.

82. sayahh

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

That's not how comedy/satire works. But sure, why not. There should be a mod for ALL other tech incidents. Perhaps you can take the time to make it or suggest it to the modder, although you might have to explain to the little kids what the Hindenburg is. And they better go back and insert it in every game of the GTA series or else it would seem biased otherwise, anachronism be damned.

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Isn't this Sue-able?? If not, iPhone should be made available as a weapon of choice too. Which mode of weapon? You decide :D

81. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Taser plus timer explosive.

69. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Omg!!! It was pretty epic! Lol

2. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

LMAO!

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

OAML!

3. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

Ok, that's funny

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My god that's funny, someone did a good job with this mod. Now all we need is an iPhone mod to go along with it.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Now all we need is an iPhone mod to go along with it." But, shouldn't had the iPhone mod been released years ago and long before this "funny" Note7 mod?

13. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

You sound really butt-hurt, dude. Why so much emotional investment in an inanimate object from a company (like just about all of them) that doesn't care about you?

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You can assume whatever you want. I just pointed out something logical. Arch_Fiend talked about the need for an iPhone mod to go along with this Note7 mod. I think that, if an iPhone mod should be made, then it probably should have been done long before this Note7 mod, considering that iPhones have exploded before the Note7. Was the GTA 5 released in 2013? There isn't any sign of emotion in my response to Arch_Fiend. What a lame rebuttal.

22. StopTalking

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Please look at my username.

28. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Is he? I have no trouble imagining the reaction if it was an iPhone, so it does make me wonder a bit when you accuse someone like that? People are going to make weird and funny mods regardless. But this whole brand rivalry is so pointless, let people use the phone's they enjoy, I've recommended Apple even though I do not like their products myself, they are great for some people. But when people begin parroting marketing terms as if it is truth, that is when this whole thing becomes frustrating.

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

i LOL'd.

6. Kumar123 unregistered

Hilarious.

7. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

LMAO, if you don't think this is funny then you probably don't have a soul.

8. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

This is so damn funny,! I want more gameplay with this mod! Samsung FTW!

11. acruzlu unregistered

That's just too hilarious...

27. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

hahahahaha this is so much fun! xD I think even Samsung will have a laugh at this. Because it's free advertising, a bad one, but a effective indeed. I cracked up with laughter seeing the video xD

39. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This video is priceless..

42. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This made my day....

49. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Yep. That's funny. What happened happened. So be it.

51. Tipus

Posts: 908; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I have Note7 and this mod is hilarious. Good to know people still have sense of humor.

54. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I like Samsung phones, but this is pretty funny.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nothing wrong with funny satire.

63. iDing-Dong unregistered

Me too. I have a flaming live wallpaper on my 7 edge and I thought it was cool. Some people look at my phone and have that wth feeling lol.

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