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Grand Theft Auto IV

3 years ago

Feature: Mass produced murder

Decoding: open world games and killing by default

Decoding is a regular column about the games we love, and the tricks and traditions that make them tick. “Oh shit, I pressed the wrong button and killed that guy.” It happens to the best of us. You could play Watch Dogs 2 [official site] for days without firing a gun, or causing a fatal traffic accident, or beating someone to death with a billiard…

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4 years ago

Feature: Not as good as this classic film I like

The Gamechangers And Showing Creativity

On Tuesday night, the BBC aired The Gamechangers, their one-off drama about the making of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the court cases brought against Rockstar Games by US lawyer Jack Thompson. This seems like rich subject matter, but the results proved a disappointment in nearly every way. Other people have already written accurate reviews and rounded up what Rockstar and former GTA developers…

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The 25 Best Action Games On PC

You probably like action games. But which ones should you like best?! We've narrowed it down to 25, and then put them in the unimpeachably correct order. Read on for details of the best action biff-zap-collect-me-do gaming you can stuff down your trousers.

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5 years ago

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Have You Played… Grand Theft Auto IV?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I've fallen for Grand Theft Auto IV a dozen times in a dozen different ways. Only the first period of time spent with it was concerned with making headway through the miserable singleplayer missions, and that ended with the bleakness and grind became…

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Feature: From The Archive

Of Crime And The City In Thief, Dickens And GTA

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun's 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Adam's 2012 article singing the praises of videogame cities which are more than mere reconstruction, but are built from the bricks and mortar of ideas. I've been visiting various cities recently, which always fill me with confusion and wonder, then Dishonored…

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Feature: From The Archive

Fantastic Cartography: Why Videogame Maps Matter

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun's 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Adam's celebration of videogame cartography, from cloth maps to digital records of procedural worlds. This article was first published in 2011. Some of my earliest memories of gaming are not of the games themselves but of the things that came bundled…

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6 years ago

Feature: A Column Title Pun I Will Regret

Total Converts: How To Go Walking In Grand Theft Auto IV

Total Converts is a new weekly column about mods, maps, models, and anything player-created which you can use to amend or append your games. I stopped playing Grand Theft Auto IV's missions at the moment where they became too objectionable and turgid to continue. I started to enjoy playing Grand Theft Auto IV almost immediately afterwards, when I began to experiment with the mods available…

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8 years ago

Feature: A Tale of Two Taffers

Outside Influences: Of Crime And The City

I've been visiting various cities recently, which always fill me with confusion and wonder, then Dishonored made me think about how much I miss Looking Glass. Put the two together and this happens. Join me in a meandering word-search for cohesion and theme in the use of the city across Thief, and the selected works of Rockstar and Charles Dickens. Be warned, there are spoilers…

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The GTA V Trailer Features Cars, Guns

A successful videogaming franchise is to see another installment! I know, whoever would have believed it? Whether Rockstar's ever-exciting but nauseatingly over-speculated-about latest drive'n'shoot'thumper is going to be on PC as well as the toyboxes is something I don't know at present, because I am writing these words 39 minutes in the past. You, however, are reading them 39 minutes into my future, and may…

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Feature: On Exactitude In Fiction

Fantastic Cartography: Memories And Maps

Some of my earliest memories of gaming are not of the games themselves but of the things that came bundled in the box with them. Whether it was a hefty manual, full of lore and encyclopaedic listings, or a little extra something. Most of my games don't even come in boxes anymore, although sites such as Steam Covers can help to keep the physical alive.…

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GTA4: Something To Marvel At

Mods! They let people cleverer than I add things to games that the original developers never even dreamed of. Take this (beta) playable Iron Man mod for GTA4, for example. The model has been taken from Marvel vs Capcom 3, and cleverly shoved into Liberty City. Paired up with iCEnhancer mod for extra pretties, and a Superman mod for Supermanification, you've got an attempt at…

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9 years ago

All Of The Lights: Vice City In GTA IV

Let's face it - the next GTA game, rumours of which currently have consoleland all a-flutter, ever arriving on PC is pretty unlikely. Red Dead Redemption never made it this way (something I rue enormously), there's no news of LA Noire doing it either, and Rockstar probably weren't super-happy about the scathing reaction to the belated, bloatware-afflicted PC version of GTA IV. Bah. Bah, I…

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 3/5

Our assembly of the definitive list of the most important PC games of the last 150 years continues! On Monday Dr Rossignol talked us through his first instalment, with an eye for first-personly shoot-games. Yesterday saw a guest lecture from Professor John Walker detailing another fifth of our unambiguous inventory. What classics will we cover today? Ah! We must remember our manners. First, let us…

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Toxic Avenger: The 90 Min GTA IV Movie

Two years for a little less than two hours: those are the numbers behind The Trashmaster, a feature-length machinima flick made entirely using GTA IV PC and its video tools. Owing a hard-to-miss debt to Scorsese and likely to be pulled from the internet by the Rolling Stones' copyright lawyers any day now, this veritable labour of love is the flashy, violent tale of a…

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