Posts Tagged ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Doof Wagon Rumbles Into Grand Theft Auto V

Say the words “a ‘Funny Vehicles Pack’ for Grand Theft Auto V” and I’ll grimace as visions of wheeled dicks and Internet memes roll through my mind. But wait, this one is actually quite cute! I like small, gentle gags like driving a tow truck which happens to be hauling a ripped-out ATM spitting money, or a car whose back pocket keeps bouncing open to reveal a corpse. Small gags are important.

Oh, and the mod’s other vehicles include a ramshackle version of the Doof Wagon out Mad Max: Fury Road, if you demand big and noisy. No subtlety, you lot.

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Grand Theft Uncle: GTA V’s Watch Dogs Mod

Note: Uncle optional.

The magical planet-hacking phone of Watch Underscore Dogs seemed a fine tool to play with in a sandbox world, but Ubisoft’s murderuncle simulator wants much fun as a sandbox. So hey, look, a mod brings Aiden Pearce’s fancy phone to Grand Theft Auto V [official site] – which has a wonderful world. You can now hack traffic lights, pop up traffic barriers, plunge the city into darkness, unlock cars, make trains freak out, rain money from ATMs, and pull other ctOS tricks.

Note: changing the player model to Aiden with his “iconic cap” is an optional, separate thing for hardcore uncle enthusiasts only.

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Living Worlds: The Joy Of NPC Schedules

Just before the Christmas break I was trying to catch up on all of the interesting games that I hadn’t found time to play earlier in the year. Else Heart.Break() was right near the top of the list, even though I have zero interest in games that expect me to learn how to program in order to have fun. If I learn how to program it’ll be so that I can become a megarich superstar game dev, not so that I can solve puzzles in somebody else’s game.

So why play a game that is quite clearly about IFs, ELSEs and ANDs? The Store page description contains phrases that should have warned me off the game rather than encouraging me to buy it, and yet something appealed. I wanted to play the game because of a single paragraph in Brendan’s review:

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Get A Job Working For Another Player In GTA Online

I'm paid to simply hold a gun like this for eight hours a day.

Not everyone can be The Big Cheese, and every gangster movie in the world shows the terrible fate befalling anyone who tries. So give up. Accept that you’re just another brick in the wall, another cog in the machine, another putz put on this beautiful green Earth to make a richer person’s life easier. Relax. It’s fine. Hey, I’m right there with you buddy. Let’s accept our fate. Let’s stop trying. Let’s embrace that futility. Let’s fill our entire lives with it. Let’s – you and me – get virtual jobs as bodyguards for richer players in Grand Theft Auto Online [official site].

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The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 10th: Grand Theft Auto V

What is the best city of 2015? The RPS Advent Calendar highlights our favourite games from throughout the year, and behind today’s door is…

Grand Theft Auto V!

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What Makes A Videogame House A Videogame Home?

Oh boy, am I conflicted. Fallout 4’s main plotline requires that I do this thing and as far as things go, it’s a pretty major thing and a major thing that you’d expect someone with the maternal instinct of my character Halle to crack on with straight away. The trouble is, rather than doing this major thing, for at least an hour now, she, and when I say ‘she’, I mean ‘I’, have been poking around Sanctuary, scrapping anything that glows yellow so I can salvage enough materials to build a house big enough for me and my Minutemen companions. I had largely avoided Bethesda’s drip-feed of Fallout 4 pre-publicity but when I somehow found out that the game had settlement building, I think I might have involuntarily passed a little wind in joyous anticipation.

That’s because I’ve felt a similar rosy inner glow while hanging around other hubs and houses in many other games I’ve played. I think it’s easy to underestimate the value of having a ‘home’ base option, especially in open world games where there is a free-roaming element, but it’s a part of why I love certain games.

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Grand Theft Auto Online Plays Thanksgiving Handegg

29! 42! 38! 87! 69! Hut! Hut! Hike! And that’s how the Pilgrims came in 1492 to the land we now know as the United States of A. One genocidal colonisation later, Thanksgiving in November is now a happy time for families to come together to eat pumpkins carved into the shape of turkeys, bicker, argue, threaten to call the police for real this year, and shout “29! 42! 38! 87! 69! Hut! Hut! Hike!” while shoving each other, just as the Pilgrims did all those years ago. This I have learned from watching American sitcoms.

This year, you can even hop into Grand Theft Auto Online [official site] to do pushing in a new American Foosbalt-inspired mode. Numbers not included.

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GTA V ‘Map Editor’ Mod Lets You Spawn Props

The Custom Content Creator in GTA Online is a fine tool for tinkering with Los Santos with friends, but there isn’t much around that lets you entertain your creative side on your lonesome in Grand Theft Auto V [official site]. If, like me, you spend a lot of time messing about in single-player, this poses a problem. Well, grumble no more my fellow loners, this nifty GTA V Map Editor mod will let us turn the sprawling city into our personal playgrounds to our lonely hearts’ content.

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How To (Not) Make Money In GTA Online (Without Committing Any Crimes)

GTA Online [official site] wants you to commit crimes – to kill your fellow players, beat them in illegal street races, and team up with them in heists in order to make money. But is it possible to make money without committing crimes?

Spoilers: no. But I tried, and it was the most fun I’ve had in the game’s online modes thus far.

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GTA V Nature Docs To Make Attenborough Proud

Since its release earlier this year, Grand Theft Auto V [official site] has consistently wowed with its fan made content. From car-spouting guns to The Incredible Hulk, every day heralds in tonnes of new stuff – so much so that it’s impossible to keep track of it all. Every now and then, though, something really cool catches my eye. These David Attenborough-inspired Los Santos documentaries fit that bill. Have a look below.

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