Posts Tagged ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

GTA 5 Modding Has Taken Its First Steps Towards Reality

By Graham Smith on April 17th, 2015.

Quick someone mod Trevor into being a good character.

Despite no official tools to support it, Grand Theft Auto 4 had one of the best modding scenes around, adding new cars and improved textures, rocket punches and gravity guns, letting you play as a police officer or Superman, and much more. GTAV is similarly devoid of official modding support, but it seems likely that people will again prove undeterred. First up: mod tool OpenIV has been updated to support Grand Theft Auto V.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Review

By Graham Smith on April 17th, 2015.

Michael and Trevor. I like Michael, I loathe Trevor.

In the audio commentary for the movie Bad Day at Black Rock, director John Sturges quoted Alfred Hitchcock, who had told him a rule for making movies called “Meanwhile, back at the ranch.” He explains, “You want to have two things going. You reach the peak of one, you go to the other. You pick the other up just where you want it. When it loses interest, drop it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch.”

After its opening act, Grand Theft Auto V [official site] lets you switch at any moment between its three criminal characters: retired thief Michael, young hopeful Franklin, and the psychotic Trevor. You’ll perform some missions as one and, as you grow weary or their plot begins to lose interest, you can switch to either of the others. When you arrive, their story is already in motion, and you’ll find them at home, having a fight in a car park, or perhaps drunk among some farm animals. Meanwhile, back at the ranch.

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GTA Ousts Skyrim As Steam’s Most Played 3rd Party Game

By Alec Meer on April 16th, 2015.

but which mountains are best?

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. I celebrated if one of the bands I like got a single in the top 10; I took it very personally if they failed to. Because enough of my peers had also not loved whichever band of posturing men-with-guitars it was, society was in ruins. Is that, perhaps, how some Skyrim fans feel at news their beloved RPG has been toppled by GTA V as the game with most concurrent users ever on Steam, if you exclude Valve’s own games? And are GTA fans celebrating that their prized cars’n’murder game has claimed another scalp?
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GTA V Is Out: Here’s The First Replay Editor Video

By Graham Smith on April 14th, 2015.

It’s no accident that the first video made using Grand Theft Auto V‘s [official site] new PC replay editor is well-shot and edited, since it was commissioned specifically by Rockstar to show off the power of the new tool. You can watch it below: it’s called Running, Man, it’s about Trevor going for a jog, and I’ve included another recent trailer which explains the abilities of the Replay Editor that you can use for yourself as soon as your copy of the game finishes download.

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Here’s When GTA 5 Unlocks For PC

By Emily Gera on April 12th, 2015.

Suckle at my facts, news fans. Rockstar has rolled down its reflective Rolls Royce windows to whisper out a release time for Grand Theft Auto 5‘s launch on PC.

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Grand Theft Avatar: GTA As Immersive Sim

By Adam Smith on April 4th, 2015.

Grand Theft Auto is many things to many people but I’ve usually found a way to enjoy each new entry as a sedate urban exploration game. I like stopping at red lights and honking my horn at dangerous drivers. I like listening to people talking on their mobile phones and I love that accidents occasionally happen while I’m trundling by. With its brand new first-person perspective option, GTA V may be one of the great immersive sims, packed with emergent moments both mundane and magnificent.

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Shiny: Watch This Grand Theft Auto V 60fps PC Trailer

By Alice O'Connor on April 2nd, 2015.

I shall live virtually in this forest.

Barring any further delays, Grand Theft Auto V [official site] is due to finally, finally arrive on PC on April 14th. Our version looks awfully pretty in those screenshots Rockstar have been trickling out, dangling before our hungry eyes, but how is it in motion?

A brand spanking new trailer gives a peek at the land of San Andreas, home of naughty crimes, running in 1080p at 60fps on PC. Come see:

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“Like me GTA is white, middle-class and nearing middle-age, and it’s about time it faced up to its responsibilities”

By Nathan Ditum on March 30th, 2015.

Picture of a dog because so far there are no PC shots which feature women on the game's official site.

Excepting further delays, Grand Theft Auto V [official site] is due to finally arrive on PC on April 18th. In anticipation, Nathan Ditum sent us this piece about how the series’ increased fidelity has created problems, and why that same “miraculous detail” is why his love for it endures.

Recently I was reminded by Helen Lewis of the New Statesmen of the current predominance of a certain kind of opinion writing, which can be summarised as “As a blank, I feel x about y.” This formulation can be limiting, to the writer as well as the pursuit of the ideas at hand, but probably also reflects something laudable about at least trying to diversify from a monolithic consensus. As a white middle-class male approaching middle age I am of course precisely the pale demographic flob from which this archetypal pitch is trying to escape, so it is with a sense of irony which apparently no longer exists in GTA itself that I present this: a list of reasons why, as a representative of the default morass of accumulated privileged perspective, I feel culturally and morally compromised by some of the bad bits in GTA V.

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Gridlock: GTA V Delayed Again

By Adam Smith on February 24th, 2015.

Where is it? Where is the GTA?

It’s time for the February Edition of the monthly “Grand Theft Auto V Delay” post.

“Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC. As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online.”

The new release date is April 14th. The next release date is unknown at this time.

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GTA 5 System Requirements Come With Delay Til March 24

By Graham Smith on January 13th, 2015.

My face.

The game I was most looking forward to in January has just been pushed back again. Grand Theft Auto V – released on consoles in September 2013, and on some more consoles in November 2014 – is now coming to PC on March 24th.

Oh well. There are some system requirements below, should you want to check whether you can run it in the meantime.

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Video Game Tourism: First-Person Grand Theft Auto V

By Alice O'Connor on November 5th, 2014.

My little cousin will freak when he sees my holiday snaps.

It’s awfully exciting. I’ve played squillions of first-person games and, thanks to mods, even first-person Grand Theft Auto. And yet, here I am, oohing and aahing like a weary traveller handed a cup of tea. The new trailer showing off Grand Theft Auto V‘s first-person mode is awfully exciting.

Not just that it’s gorgeous – it is – but that it’s surely a sign that Rockstar recognise GTA is a tourism simulator at heart, and intend to do away with all this guff about Johnny Crimes and his pals Ricky Murder and Ian Knives. GTA VI’s final mission will be to find a good vegan breakfast on a foggy San Fierro morning, mark my words.

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GTA 5 PC Release Date Postponed: Gripe City

By Alec Meer on September 12th, 2014.

Good news, urban misanthropy fans: Rockstar have offered a few more details on the PC (and PS4/Xbone) version of Grand Theft Auto V, and put out a new trailer showing it off.

Bad news: they’ve also announced a delay for the PC edition. Nobody loves us waaaaaaaaaaaaah.
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Finally: Grand Theft Auto V PC Announced

By Alice O'Connor on June 10th, 2014.

Yes, this screenshot is from the old console version.

“Where’s Grand Theft Auto V PC?” we once wailed. “Where oh where oh where could it be? Why haven’t they announced it?” Then Saints Row IV came out and we were distracted by the realisation that maybe superpowers were more fun than super-serious. But then hey, GTA V came out on consoles, and we peered over shoulders and muttered “Yeah, okay, sure, I’d play that. Why haven’t they announced it for PC?” The answer’s very simple: because it wasn’t pretty enough yet.

Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on PC this autumn, prettier than ever, Rockstar have finally announced at E3 this year.

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