Items tagged with Grand Theft Auto V

It is not uncommon for developers and publishers to crack down on cheating through in-game mechanisms, suspensions, and even bans, but Take-Two Interactive is taking a different tack in some of the more extreme cases. The publisher is hitting makers of cheat software with lawsuits, and is seeing some success. The most recent example stems from a lawsuit Take-Two filed last August against Jhonny Perez, a Florida resident who developed and distributed a cheating tool called Elusive. More than just a cheating mod, it could also be used to grief players in Grand Theft Auto V—one of the options in the software's menus allowed players to instantly kill others. It could also be used to generate... Read more...
Video game piracy is not exactly rampant on modern consoles, certainly not to the extent that is on PC. However, even though the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have largely been able to avoid piracy from becoming a problem, a whole bunch of ripped PS4 games have found their way to the web, including Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.The good news for Sony is that unscrupulous gamers who want to grab a cracked game from the web and play it on their PS4 will have to jump through a hoops that will potentially deter a wider range of users. It starts with the PS4 firmware—as described in the NFO (information) files accompanying these games, the release group KOTF (Knights of the Fallen) says the PS4 needs... Read more...
Take-Two clearly doesn't look at the modding scene with the same love as many of its peers. The Grand Theft Auto series has had a rich modding community for years, with its creative fans adding an incredible amount of content to Rockstar's most important series. Sometimes, even new mechanics are added. While most people who pick up the latest GTA don't even have modding on their mind, there are some others who buy the game with only modding in mind. That says a lot not just about modding, but about what a great base for such mods Grand Theft Auto is. And that's despite the fact that the games are in no shape or form designed to support modding.... Read more...
Part of the reason why PC gaming continues to thrive is because of mods. Fans of franchises have proven themselves to be highly creative individuals with a penchant for creating fun mods, but unfortunately it can be a sticky situation when legal red tape is involved. That is the case facing a promising Red Dead Redemption for Grand Theft Auto V. After Take-Two Interactive caught wind of the project, it sent out a cease and desist order and shut things down. "I know this is a hard pill to swallow, but as you may have noticed we did get contacted," a modder who goes by the name Mr. Leisurewear stated on GTAForums.com. "And we sadly have to say we are stopping this project. So thanks guys, we were... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA Online) is about to receive a major update that is sure to please racing (and stunt driving) fanatics. Grand Theft Auto V fans have been performing impressive stunts ever since the game was originally released on previous-gen consoles in late 2013. You could definitely waste hours searching YouTube to watch footage of epic stunt reels that are carried out with pinpoint precision. For those that prefer to take part in stunts, yet lack the patience and timing required to fully exploit Grand Theft Auto V’s physics engine, there’s Cunning Stunts. This GTA Online expansion brings a Trackmania-inspired game mode that is even more insane than the usual racing modes that... Read more...
Leslie Benzies, lead developer on the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto series and head of Rockstar North, has left the building. The 44-year-old game programmer is moving on, though it's not clear if he has other projects he wants to pursue or is simply retiring after an impressive career that spanned 17 years in the industry. His name might not be one you're familiar with, but his fingerprints are on every Grand Theft Auto title since Grand Theft Auto III released in 2001, and yes, that includes Grand Theft Auto V. He's also helped produce games like Manhunt 2, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3. An industry veteran, Benzies joined the big leagues in 1999 as a professional programmer... Read more...
The locations in Grand Theft Auto V may resemble real life locales, such as Los Angeles (Los Santos), Venice Beach (Vespucci Beach), and Griffith Observatory (Galileo Observatory), but the illegal shenanigans that take place in the game have no place in the real world. Nevertheless, if you've ever wondered what it would be like to treat the real world like a video game, a video by Corridor Digital shows you just how absurd that notion is. Dubbed "Real GTA," the video follows an actor through GTA V-like scenes based on the game's real-world counterparts. He performs a number of crimes throughout the nearly three and a half minute video, such as punching the lights out of random bystanders, who... Read more...
Ever since Grand Theft Auto V’s initial release back in September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, PC gamers have been eagerly waiting for Rockstar Games to bring title to the PC. 18 months later, and the long-awaited game has finally been released. Unfortunately, while Rockstar Games is known for releasing some top-notch titles, its track record with porting its games to PC hasn’t been stellar. When Grand Theft Auto IV came out for the PC platform back in 2008, about eight months after the console version, it was criticized as a poor port at the time. Suffering from performance issues and requiring users to be signed in to Windows Live to save their progress, it frustrated many users... Read more...
You may recall that we gave Grand Theft Auto V an Editor's Choice award when we reviewed it for the Xbox 360 nearly a year and a half ago. We've been anxiously waiting for it to arrive on Windows ever since, and were stoked when Rockstar Games said it would release to PC in January 2015. Ah, but it wasn't meant to be, as January turned into March 24, which has now turned into April 14. Yes, GTA V for PC is delayed again, though this time it's by less than a month. Whether it will be worth the long wait remains to be seen, and we're cautiously optimistic it will be, considering the graphical upgrades and other tweaks that are going into the Windows release. "The PC version of Grand Theft Auto... Read more...
The Grand Theft Auto franchise is still making Take-Two Interactive bookoo bucks, with the latest installment -- Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) -- having now sold more than 45 million units on console, including 10 million on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game has yet to launch for PC -- it was originally supposed to debut on Windows on January 27, 2015, but was delayed until March 24. Sales of GTA V contributed to $531.1 million in revenue for Take-Two's fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2014, on a GAAP basis, along with net income of $40.1 million, or $0.42 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, revenue came to $954 million, with net income reaching $211.6 million, or $1.87 per diluted... Read more...
Ever wondered what would happen if a group of senior citizens sat down for a spell to play Grand Theft Auto V? Wonder know more, because the folks who run the REACT channel on YouTube did exactly that, though instead of throwing their controllers down in disgust over the in-game violence and various illegal activities, they enjoyed themselves. Immensely. Each senior citizen was given 30 minutes of play time in GTA V's open world. They weren't given any information other than basic controls. Other than that, it was up to them to explore the environment and play the game however they wish. Early on, we see them each struggle to maintain control of their vehicles. We also see them follow the rules... Read more...
Well, who didn’t see this one coming? Delays for highly anticipated video games are nothing new, so you shouldn’t be too surprised to hear that Rockstar Games has delayed the release of Grand Theft Auto V for the PC. The game was originally set to debut on January 27, but that date has now been pushed back until March 24. “Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be,” said Rockstar in a posting on its website earlier this morning. “Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for... Read more...
Even the miscreants of Los Santos get into the holiday spirit. Well, sort of. It's not like they'll put down their weapons and stop stealing cars, but at least now they'll wreak havoc while dressed appropriately for the season. We're talking about ugly sweaters that have suddenly become faux fashionable and holiday masks -- ever rob a store looking like a gingerbread man? Now you can, once you install the latest title update for Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar Games is rolling out the 1.19 update for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and 1.05 update for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The updates are chock full of holiday fare, like a new homing missile launcher and proximity mines, both available at... Read more...
Rockstar Games is gearing up to release Grand Theft Auto V to PlayStation 4 and XBox One systems tomorrow (November 18, 2014), both of which will benefit from immediate patches. The size of the Xbox One patch hasn't yet been confirmed, though if you're rocking a PS4 console, be prepared to download a 1.14GB update if you want the best experience. The size of the patch became public knowledge after GTA V was made available to pre-load over the weekend. If you're planning to play the game tomorrow, pre-loading isn't a bad idea, especially if your Internet connection isn't all that fast to begin with. In a blog post earlier this week, Rockstar Games described the patches for both platforms as containing... Read more...
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