Posts Tagged ‘Rockstar Games’

Why Grand Theft Auto V’s Steam Summer Sale Shenanigans Look So Scummy

By Philippa Warr on June 12th, 2015.

This is still showing up on my logged-in front page at the time of writing

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 [official site] has made an appearance in the Steam Summer Sale. But the ensuing discussion is less “let’s all go a-heisting” and more “what is this shady nonsense you’re trying to pull?” I thought I’d take a peek and see what was going on.

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The Best GTA 5 Mods: Drive Trains, Be Police And More

By Ben Barrett on May 14th, 2015.

Yeah, the writing on the gun is backwards. WHAT.

Yes, alright, well done Rockstar. You’ve made a massive open world filled with dozens of scripted stories, activities ranging from deep sea diving to golfing, plus UFOs to summon, cars to tow, and much more. Sure, fine.

But where’s the ability to fly? Where are the telekinetic powers? Where’s the mode that causes all the pedestrians to become psychotically violent and armed to the teeth? Why can’t I drive the trains?

The modding community answers all these queries with an emphatic “hello there” and a dangerous disregard for sense, reason and logic. I’ve dived into the fast growing archives of GTA5-Mods.com to find the very best on offer.

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GTA 5 Pedestrian Riot Mod Is A Laugh Riot

By Graham Smith on May 7th, 2015.

Yesterday I wrote about and made a video of the Vehicle Cannon mod for Grand Theft Auto V [official site]. Today I decided I’d try out the pedestrian riot mod, which replicates a cheat from an old version of GTA by having angry pedestrians spawn with machineguns and rocket launchers and begin to fight you and each other. There’s a new video below – and, yeah, I couldn’t resist running it with the vehicle cannon mod on at the same time.

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GTA V Vehicle Cannon Mod Adds A Gun That Fires Cars

By Graham Smith on May 6th, 2015.

There was a time, before mod tools were robust and modding came with a chance of career improvement, when mods were frivolous little things. That’s what the lack of official modding support in Grand Theft Auto V [official site] brings back. The ability to make sweeping changes to the world of Los Santos may yet arrive, but for now I’m enjoying small scripts that let you fly, that make all the pedestrians mad, that make your guns fire cars.

I’m really enjoying the mod that makes your guns fire cars. See the video below.

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Best Grand Theft Auto 5 Replay Editor Videos

By Ben Barrett on May 6th, 2015.

Imagine this, but a big golden statue made of frozen piss.

Hello and welcome to the last annual Horascars Awards, a celebration of what the Grand Theft Auto 5 [official site] community has managed to do so far with the PC-only camera-positioner and slowmoifier Rockstar Editor tool. They’re like the Oscars only they carry no weight whatsoever and are mostly a framing device for me to show off some cool videos.

-wait for applause-

Thank you, thank you. I’ve scoured the depths of Reddit, YouTube and every other internet well for the very best in Los Santos-based video entertainment. The sheer graphical meat of GTA5 coupled with the easy to use tool has created explodey-bang showpieces, comedies and even the odd bit of pure digital photography. Read on!

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The RPS Verdict: Grand Theft Auto 5

By RPS on May 5th, 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V [official site] is our Game of the Month for May. To steal its jewels and show them to you, a crack team of criminals – Adam, Alice, Pip and Graham – gathered inside the RPS safehouse to gaze over the blueprints, outline their crimes, and discuss how much they like driving within the speed limit.

Graham: I am wondering: how do people feel about the game-game part of GTA V? I’m wondering whether our warm feelings towards it have more to do with Los Santos as a place for exploration and japes than it does its cinematic story and crim sim noise.

Or rather, since I enjoy the missions quite a bit, whether I’m the only one.

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Game of the Month: May – Grand Theft Auto 5

By RPS on May 5th, 2015.

We live in a land of plenty, in which the bountiful supply of videogames to play can feel like a gift in one moment and a suffocating deluge in the next. That’s what Game Of The Month is for. Each month, we’ll pick one game that we think you should play if you have time for just one game. Then we’ll write a flurry of features spread across the month to explain why.

In May: you should play Grand Theft Auto V [official site].

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How To Install Grand Theft Auto V Mods

By Graham Smith on May 1st, 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V [official site] modding hasn’t been given any support by Rockstar, but this is PC-land and PC players will not be restrained. If you’re interested in learning how you install mods for the game, I’ll briefly lay out some basic instructions below. It’s extremely simple, but it requires a couple of pre-installed files before most mods will work, and it can be intimidating if you’re new to modding and the instructions are never all in one place.

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Grand Theft Auto V Update Brings More Fixes

By Graham Smith on April 22nd, 2015.

Last time I wrote about a Grand Theft Auto V [official site] update I noticed that I’d started experiencing a new bug where the pause menu would appear without my pressing any button to prompt it. Well, today there’s another patch and another set of fixes, including: “Fixed an issue where the game would show the pause menu without player input.”

Is it possible that Rockstar North, one of the world’s most successful game developers, focuses their patches solely on the things I mention here on RPS? I think that’s definitely what is happening. Check the full list of fixes and a few new suggestions for future patches below.

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Grand Theft Auto V Patch 1.01 Fixes Usernames, Eyebrows

By Graham Smith on April 20th, 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V [official site] has had its first patch. Versions 1.01 was released Friday and fixes crashes, birds, eyebrows and, perhaps most significantly, the issue that was stopping people with certain Windows usernames from being able to play. It doesn’t sound like all the crash bugs are taken care of, but this is a good sign that Rockstar are working on it. Check below for the full patch notes.

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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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There’s A Workaround For GTA V’s Username Issue

By Philippa Warr on April 14th, 2015.

Look, this seemed like it might have that pathetic fallacy vibe.

Grand Theft Auto V [official site] has unlocked on PC today – but some users have encountered issues installing or playing the game thanks to their usernames.

At launch GTAV for PC supports the 26-letter Roman alphabet (upper and lower case) and the numbers 0-9 – if your username contains anything else there’s a good chance you’ll encounter errors and problems downloading.

Rockstar say they are currently working on a fix but in the meantime there’s a workaround:

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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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