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3:30 PM on 12.18.2014

Log in to Grand Theft Auto Online for holiday gifts

This image. This real, developer-made image for Grand Theft Auto Online. Love it. Rockstar is rolling out limited-time holiday content, like snowballs, festive clothing and masks, new vehicles, and presents. Depending on when...

Jordan Devore


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2:30 PM on 12.18.2014

GTA V debut coincides with weekly PS4 sales quadrupling in Japan

While retailers in some countries have already committed to taking Grand Theft Auto V off shelves, Japan's just now getting the current-gen remake. For a country that has famously gotten away from console gaming, this ga...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 12.18.2014

Hey remember that GTA V 'story DLC' that was promised? I guess it still exists

Don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed Grand Theft Auto V. It was one of my favorite franchise entries in years, and I spent plenty of time roaming the streets and enjoying the sandbox. Does anyone else have turns where t...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 12.16.2014

Jonathan Holmes’ face broadcast to entirety of China

[A wild Holmes appears! --Mr Andy Dixon] After rising up the ranks at Destructoid and becoming Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Holmes sets his eyes on China. The country is growing in both economy and power, but what Mr. Holmes' real goal is is currently unconfirmed. His recent appearance on the Chinese news channel CCTV 13 opens up room for speculation.

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GTA Online heists look good and sound even better photo
GTA Online heists look good and sound even better
by Jordan Devore

Alright, heists in Grand Theft Auto Online look terrific. It's been a long wait, and we're not done waiting just yet -- Rockstar says the free update for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will arrive in early 2015 -- but at least we've got something to look at, finally. Eases the tension.

Speaking to IGN, GTA Online producer Imran Sarwar admits designing four-player heists "turned out to be a lot more difficult than we originally thought [and] took several passes from scratch." One challenge, he says, "is that unlike a heist in Story Mode, every player needs to feel central to the action at all times, and that's much more challenging than it appears."

The final design sounds cool. The leading player will have to put money down to set up a heist and won't receive a payout until the finale is finished, but they have control over the crew, their outfits, and their cuts. "Switching between the roles of crew member and heist leader will give players a totally different experience," says Sarwar. "Some missions have all players working as one unit, some require players to take on specific tasks like hacking or crowd control, while others require players to split into smaller teams to complete separate high value objectives."

Each heist, of which there are "five unique strands involving over 20 total missions," will culminate in a set-piece mission. "I don't want to spoil a whole heist," says Sarwar, "but a favorite would be the finale of an epic prison break where players come from different points on the map to join together at just the right time. It requires a pilot, a demolitions expert, and some undercover work to pull it off, and it takes real teamwork, the ability to think fast and a lot of communication to put all the pieces in place to extract the target flawlessly."

GTA Online Heists: New Trailer and Info [Rockstar]
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11:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Take-Two: Think GTA 5 is offensive? Don't buy it

Take-Two Interactive boss Karl Slatoff is disappointed in the Australian retailers that recently pulled Grand Theft Auto V from shelves in response to a consumer petition. Speaking at the  BMO Capital Markets 2014 T...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 12.08.2014

Our own Jonathan Holmes was on the Russian news to talk about Australia's GTA V

Just last week, Target of Australia announced that it would no longer carry copies of Grand Theft Auto V due to the game's violent content. No big surprise there; Australia, after all. But, some don't think that the mov...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 12.03.2014

Because Australia: Target to stop selling GTA V down under

Anyone that knows anything about the videogame scene in Australia is well aware that the land down under has strict content regulations and often times outright bans titles. Yet another videogame has been deemed unfit for the...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Win a PS4, Xbox One and other GTAV junk from Rockstar

Rockstar is giving away a PS4 and an Xbox One to celebrate first-person GTAV. Each feature, "exclusive black-on-black Grand Theft Auto V design, laser etched on micro perforated metal paneling with hi-gloss deep green painted...

Steven Hansen

1:00 AM on 11.24.2014

Fall asleep to a sea life documentary filmed in Grand Theft Auto V

I didn't spend a lot of time underwater in Grand Theft Auto V. There are a lot of other things to do, like chasing a guy down for 15 minutes on foot because he's wearing a scarf in 80 degree weather, and then punching him a ...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 11.19.2014

Why didn't anyone tell me you can become a cat in Grand Theft Auto V?

Yesterday, I saw that Grand Theft Auto V video of Franklin consuming a peyote plant and hallucinating he was a chicken which, because this is a videogame, meant the player got to actually control a chicken. Hah. Nice one, Ro...

Jordan Devore







Some quick thoughts on Grand Theft Auto V for current-gen consoles photo
Some quick thoughts on Grand Theft Auto V for current-gen consoles
by Chris Carter

Grand Theft Auto V was one of my favorite games of last year, mostly due to the insanely fun Heist missions in the campaign, and the detailed sandbox of Los Santos. It suffered from some of the same trappings as every GTA and the online portion left much to be desired, but I had an enjoyable time overall.

Although I received it late, I got a copy of GTA V for the Xbox One early this morning and dug right in. So far, I haven't found any real problems with it.

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11:30 AM on 11.14.2014

Hot Hot Heat: Heists are finally coming to GTA Online soon

Rockstar's been notably tardy on its delivery of the much-anticipated heists to Grand Theft Auto Online. In fact, the delay was so great that most players wrote the feature off as a promise that would go unfulfilled. That's n...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 11.07.2014

GTA Online's Heists are coming 'soon' to all platforms

Arguably the most disappointing aspect of Grand Theft Auto Online was the lack of multiplayer heists. Promised before launch, Rockstar has delayed the heists indefinitely -- they're still not in the game yet. But accordi...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 11.05.2014

A white line shows the stark contrast between old and new GTA V

Just how different and improved will Grand Theft Auto V look when it hits current consoles later this month? Quite a bit, at least on PlayStation 4. This comparison video does a fantastic job of driving home the detail ...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 11.04.2014

This is Grand Theft Auto V's new first-person mode

Damn. I'm just now remembering that Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PC on January 27, not November 18 like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports. IGN has a trailer showing one of the best new features for these re-releases: f...

Jordan Devore