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Posts tagged “GTA”

Joseph DeLappe uses GTA to call attention to gun violence statistics

Joseph DeLappe is no stranger to using games to make big political points, and his newest art project is just as upsetting as its description sounds: using real gun violence data, a self-playing version of GTA V will run for one year (between 4th of Julys) and will visually display the accurate number of homicides involving guns each day. This is all streamed on Twitch…

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Geneshift is a homage to GTA with mutant multiplayer

Before Grand Theft Auto became a slightly-overwhelming bizarro vision of the American Dream, it was a chaotic, meaningless romp from the top-down. Geneshift [official site] seems to want to recreate that chaos. But with up to 32 people and a big old skill tree. I don’t know if that’s a mad idea or a brilliant idea, but it’s definitely something. You can see it in…

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Feature: A new perspective

Grand Theft Avatar: GTA As Immersive Sim

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…

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GTA Creator Is Building Liberty City In Game Maker

Michael Dailly created Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings in his time at DMA Design, and is now Head of Development at YoYo Games, the company responsible for entry-level game creation tool Game Maker. To help illustrate the power of Game Maker: Studio, the modern version of that tool, he's doing something cool. As reported by USGamer, he's re-building the world of Grand Theft Auto 1…

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The Impossible Bicycle: GTA 5 Screenshotified

For every Rockstar game since Vice City, the promotional screenshots have been rendered on a PC that only God herself could own, post-processed by a version of Photoshop from the 24th century and employed camera angles that you could only play the game from for 2.7 seconds before driving into a wall. It's oddly reassuring to see that rich tradition continues with the latest round…

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Dailly News: GTA’s Original Design Document

Mike Dailly, one of the key men behind Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, has just posted the design documents for the original GTA on his Flickr pages. Race'n'Chase, as it was originally intended to be called, began life on the 25th January 1995 in a design doc authored by K. R. Hamilton. The version posted is 1.05, from 22nd March, explaining how the multiplayer racing…

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Eurogamer Retrospective: GTA 1

With only coincidental timing, this week I wrote about the original Grand Theft Auto for Eurogamer - Dave Jones' game that spawned the empire that led to his creating APB. Does the top-down 1997 original stand the cruel passage of time? Is it still controversial? I write: It's not like gaming had been an innocent pursuit until 1997. Obviously not. But it was the year…

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Develop ’09: Elite vs GTA: Designer Mash-Up

Kieron and I have been expanding our minds and destroying our livers at the annual Develop conference in Brighton, Blighty for the last couple of the days. One of the highlights of the show so far has been David Braben, he of Elite fame, and Dave Jones, he of APB and GTA1 fame and their 'designer mash-up.' The concept - they play each other's most…

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Spitzer Swallows

The so often excellent Game Politics makes a rather astute point in light of New York governor, Eliot Spitzer's recent resignation. The disgraced politician made a swift exit after being rumbled by the FBI as part of a prostitution ring. This would be the same politician, as GP points out, that said this in 2006: "Like all parents, I know it is increasingly difficult to…

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Grass is green, girls are polygonal

When you're browsing news, trying to stay abreast of the developments in the world of PC Games, you're looking for something to stop you dead in your tracks. Something unexpected, that demands an immediate response. Escape From Paradise City managed to do so in a way which no game since Devastation has done so. I can only gawp and blink and run to Wordpress to…

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