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Grand Theft Auto

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Grand Theft Auto

This real-life GTA V sketch is so much fun

Carpenter Brut!
Jun 08
// Jordan Devore
About halfway through this Corridor Digital video depicting Grand Theft Auto V in real life, I had laughed out loud a few times, but wondered where all the wanton violence was. Not two seconds later and the guy acting as protagonist ran over some people. I'll shut up now, YouTube video. Loved the brazen shootout and goofy little hop.
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A GTA Online GIF that sums up why friends are the best

Now that's an Air Bud
Jun 04
// Brett Makedonski
This GTA Online player looked to be dead in the water. The ground isn't much of an advantageous position to have when your enemy is floating in the sky. "Wasted" is imminent, right? Not if your bestie has anything to say about it. I was playing GTA:Online with a friend, and was pinned down by the cops. He helped out by being air support [reddit]
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GTA Online

This solid-gold jet is a bit much, GTA Online

Put a target on your back why don't you
Jun 01
// Jordan Devore
Still messing around in Grand Theft Auto Online? Rockstar is adding some opulent vehicles next week under the "Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1" banner including, haha, a solid-gold helicopter and jet. Someone should get Robin Leach to narrate.
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Grand Theft Auto V

Modder adds Just Cause 2's grappling hook to GTA 5 on PC

Grapplin' good fun
May 26
// Vikki Blake
Thanks to mod magic, you can now traverse Grand Theft Auto V's PC playground with Just Cause 2's kickass grappling hook. The mod, developed by JulioNIB, enables you to hook onto... well, anything and everything, includi...
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BBC Drama

Rockstar Games is suing the BBC

Sure does add more drama to this project
May 21
// Joe Parlock
Rockstar Games has filed a lawsuit against the BBC. This is because of the Beeb’s upcoming drama Game Changer, which details the early days of the studio and its hit Grand Theft Auto as well as the much-publicised confl...
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Grand Theft Auto V

GTA 5 physical sales top 5 million in UK alone

And that's not even counting downloads
May 18
// Vikki Blake
Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 5 million copies in the UK. The figures are confirmed by chart company GfK Chart-Track and don't even include download sales (meaning the squillions of recent Steam purchas...
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Viruses in GTA V

Nasty virus found in two GTA V mods

Real criminals in the criminal sim
May 14
// Jed Whitaker
If you've installed the Angry Planes or NoClip mod for Grand Theft Auto V, you will definitely want to read this. Both mods have been found to include a virus that logs keys amongst other nasty things, such as spam bots that ...
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There's more people on Steam than there are in Belarus

Steam's coming for you next, UAE
May 11
// Joe Parlock
Yesterday, May 10, Steam hit a new record for highest concurrent players. 9.5 Million People were logged in at midday PST. That’s more than the population of Belarus, and it’s rapidly catching up to that of the Un...
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GTA V mods

This is why it's good we aren't getting our GTA V mods taken away

Give me mods, or give me death!
May 08
// Brett Makedonski
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of modding. Those are our inalienable rights as human beings. Rockstar can't take those from us. Good thing it's not going to try. Besides, I'm pretty sure the right to bear mods is protected b...
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GTA mods

Rockstar says there's nothing to worry about if you're modding GTA V on PC

Playing the cool parent
May 07
// Brett Makedonski
Many people anticipated Grand Theft Auto V on PC because it afforded them the ability to play Rockstar's open-world chaos simulator on the platform of their choice. A whole other subset of people looked forward to it bec...
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GTAV mods

Watch as a whale destroys everything in this Grand Theft Auto V mod

Whale: 'I wonder if it will be friends with me?'
Apr 29
// Ben Davis
Leave it to the modding community to give us what we never even knew we wanted in a videogame. Youtuber Merfish captured the true potential of Grand Theft Auto V by using the Script Hook V tool to wreak havoc on the people o...
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GTA mod

A GTA V mod for everyone who loves the floor

Looking at you, Coolio
Apr 28
// Brett Makedonski
Often times, GTA V will keep you on your toes, what with all the driving, and shooting, and punching random people in the head. This mod does the exact opposite, as it keeps the player on their stomach. And, it does so ...

PC Port Report: Grand Theft Auto V

Apr 25 // Patrick Hancock
Grand Theft Auto V (PC, [tested], PS3, Xbox 360)Developer: Rockstar GamesPublisher: Take TwoReleased: September 17, 2013 / April 14, 2015MSRP: $59.99Rig: Intel i7-4770k 3.50 GHz, 8GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU  First of all, know this: Grand Theft Auto V on PC is a whopping 60 gigabytes. Let me spell it out for you -- sixty! Be careful if your Internet plan has a data cap, because this is guaranteed to push it to the limit. You also may need to clear some space on your harddrive, so be aware of that before you begin the download! The next step is setting up your Rockstar Social Club account. The account name system bans certain  words, so if your last name happens to contain a "bad word," you can't include it in your account name (sigh). The system has been more or less unobtrusive, though it is annoying that the game can't simply use everyone's Steam ID since they get linked anyway. However, this does allow players to transfer their characters from the consoles to the PC. Grand Theft Auto V has a metric butt-ton of options for the users to play with and optimize. Because of this, many players will be able to find a group of settings that allows GTA V to run very smoothly on their rig. Perhaps the best thing the game does is show the amount of video memory for the installed graphics card. As the user changes the settings, the amount of video memory the game is using will fluctuate. This helps players, especially those not in tune to optimization, fine-tune the numbers to get a smooth experience. After some tinkering, I was able to run the game at my native 1920x1080 resolution and consistently get 60 frames per second. I wasn't able to turn the textures to High, but the game still looks great. In order to run it at this resolution, however, I had to turn off the option that limits players to their graphics card memory usage. The number it was showing was barely higher than the total for my graphics card, and it doesn't seem to have any real trouble running the game smoothly. The framerate does occasionally dip to around 30 when traveling around mountainous or heavily wooded areas. After running at a constant 60 for the rest of the time, this dip in framerate is very noticeable and is very consistent in the aforementioned areas. YouTube user "wiliextreme" did a great job showing different graphics settings in this video. [embed]290676:58331:0[/embed] The biggest issue with the PC version of GTA V is the long and frequent loading times when playing online. When cruising around and enjoying the city of Los Santos, the game is great. However, when players want to do missions, the main way to advance online, they get thrown into frequent long load times. Getting into a mission forces the game to load, and this loading time feels like forever. In reality it's around two minutes, usually. Then there's the potential of waiting for players to join in, which can also take some time, but at least this wait is understandable. I've even loaded into a game that was full, forcing me to load back into Los Santos, back at square one. Once the mission is completed, players vote to either retry (if failed) or for what the next mission should be (if succeeded). Then, when loading whatever is next in store, another long load time rears its ugly head. I have the game installed on a traditional HDD, since the game is HUGE, but I've seen other players who have installed it on an SSD having the same issue with load times. The initial load into the online portion of the game is much longer than loading into missions, but to be fair it is quite a large city to be loaded. Just like any online game, GTAV Online's lag comes from being paired up with players who are far away or with poor connections. Most of my time was rather lag-free, however being in a car with someone who is lagging is not an entertaining experience. "Woah we're just about to crash into that-- oh, nevermind we're on the highway now." Doing missions like this makes certain players virtually useless as they teleport all over the place and neither player knows what's really happening. Playing with friends can be an absolute blast, but also frustrating to get going. Loading into the same instance of Los Santos is easy enough, but joining the same mission, especially on the same team, is not. Since there's no "party" system in GTA V Online, one player needs to join a mission and then invite others to that mission. Then, if there are teams, chances are they will not be on the same team. Heck, the mission might even be started by the host before a friend can join the mission. Part of this can be alleviated by someone becoming the host and having the "Remain Host after Next Job Vote Screen" option enabled, though this is disabled by default. There's also the first-person perspective mode, which is certainly interesting. There is a field-of-view (FOV) slider, but the highest it goes is incredibly low for most people. However, there is a mod to increase the FOV in first-person. In fact, the whole idea of mods being implemented at all is what skyrockets the PC version of the game into the realm of infinite possibilities!  I've seen some users mention that, depending on graphics cards, the framerate can inexplicably go down at times. Some 970 users have seen their framerate drop to the 30s when inside vehicles, for example. The game has gotten a few patches already in order to fix some bugs and performance, so the team seems to be paying attention and can hopefully iron things out in a timely manner. Using a controller (tested with a wireless Xbox 360 controller) is a seamless experience. Players can easily swap between the keyboard and mouse control style to a controller by simply pressing a button on a controller. When playing missions online, the game will even let others know who is using a controller and who is on a mouse and keyboard setup. That way, when one person dominates an online deathmatch mission, everyone understand why. The game also works well using Steam's Big Picture mode. I was initially worried because of the Rockstar Social Club integration, but the game automatically maps the mouse to the left analog stick when using a controller. So when the Social Club overlay is used, players using a controller can still respond to friend requests or look at game invites. Another big draw in the PC version of the game is the video capturing and editing program that's built in to the game, the Rockstar Editor. Capturing footage is as easy as hitting a button, so long as you have the amount of space needed to actually capture the footage. Editing is rather simple, but convoluted in many ways. First of all, it is only possible to access the editor while playing offline, which took me forever to figure out. Adding things like camera angles and filters is incredibly easy, but adding text is a bit annoying. Adding text to a specific location to the video is easy, but the game doesn't give a preview of the video at that time, so players need to go in and out of the actual video to see what it looks like. It's an extra step that's totally unnecessary, but the editor is still crazy good for being in-game. The GTA V port has one of the most important aspects to any PC game: malleability. The amount of options help ensure that players with at least semi-decent rigs should be able to run it well. The online portion of the game isn't as cohesive as it should be, but GTA V can easily be one of the PC ports that players point to in the future and say "why isn't it more like that?" [This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher.]
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Wonky tennis at 60 frames per second
After many delays and what feels like forever, Grand Theft Auto V is finally on PC. It's incredibly exciting to just think of all the hilarious and unique mods that people will inevitably come up with to change the ...

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GTA V mods

This trainer is why Grand Theft Auto V is better on PC

Everybody wants to be a cat
Apr 24
// Jordan Devore
Skydiving out of a plane as a cat in Grand Theft Auto V, just as it should be. Modder Alexander Blade has come out with Script Hook V, a tool that allows players to tamper with all sorts of elements in the game through an ea...
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Rockstar responds to GTA PC hacking fears

Someone else leaked your passwords, we swear
Apr 23
// Laura Kate Dale
So, if you have a lot of friends who play Grand Theft Auto V on PC, or spend a lot of time reading about the game on forums, you may have noticed that over the last few days a lot of people have been reporting their accounts ...
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Grand Theft Auto

It's official: Daniel Radcliffe really will star in GTA movie

We will never run out of Harry Potter jokes
Apr 23
// Vikki Blake
The rumours were true -- Daniel Radcliffe really is going to star in the BBC's Grand Theft Auto documentary. "Game Changer" (a working title) (thankfully) will also star Bill Paxton in a 90-minute factual drama depicting...
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GTA V now holds Steam's record for concurrent players*

*Of games not developed by Valve
Apr 15
// Brett Makedonski
A lot of people eagerly awaited Grand Theft Auto V's debut on PC, and those same people turned up to play it as soon as they possibly could. When the game finally released on Steam yesterday, more than 300,000 players simulta...
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You can get Grand Theft Auto V PC for $14 off

Rockstar DRM, yo
Apr 14
// Dealzon
Grand Theft Auto V is out on the PC and it's selling like hotcakes (#1 on Steam and concurrent players peaked at almost 300K). This is not counting all those people who bought the game from other retailers and are playing on ...
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Promoted Blog

The six best videogame tanks

Promoted from our Community Blogs
Apr 14
// SpielerDad
[Whether its cruising down a corridor for a shooting gallery or putting your repair tool to one as your buddy fires it on the front lines of Battlefield, everyone loves a good tank. Personally, I like the prohibitively expens...
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GTAV Movie Maker

Grand Theft Auto V movie maker: You too can set Forrest Gump to electro pop

First little video made entirely with Rockstar's in-game tools
Apr 13
// Steven Hansen
Here's the first video made with the "Rockstar Editor" that's coming to Grand Theft Auto V on PC tomorrow. Trevor takes a run through southern California in Forrest Gump cosplay and various states of facial hair. Rockstar co...
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The Rockstar Editor is coming to Grand Theft Auto V for PC

A video creation tool
Apr 13
// Chris Carter
What's not to love about PC gaming? In addition to mods there's often a ton of different on-board tools that can enhance your experience, one of which is being officially supported by Rockstar for Grand Theft Auto V. It's ca...
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Weekend deals

Weekend Deals: $46 GTA V for PC, $399 Alienware Alpha

Sorta Steam Machine
Apr 11
// Dealzon
Update 5/12: GTA V is now 20% off with a new coupon code. See details below: It feels like we've been writing about GTAV PC deals forever. Its almost as if the game has been delayed time and time again. Hmm... On Tuesday next...
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GTA V may be seven discs on PC

Leaked photos appear to show LOTS of disc art
Apr 09
// Laura Kate Dale
[Update: A separate source reached out to us privately to independently verify that these images and the number of discs are accurate.] If a post that appeared on reddit earlier today is to be believed, the physical version o...
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GTA movie

Daniel Radcliffe could star in upcoming GTA movie

BBC wants him to play role of co-founder
Apr 09
// Laura Kate Dale
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play the lead role in the upcoming BBC dramatised documentary about the making of Grand Theft Auto.  According to the r...
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GTA Online

Rockstar made a TV ad just for GTA Online's Heists

Shot entirely on PC
Apr 03
// Brett Makedonski
Both the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online's Heists have been a contentious issue for fans of the franchise. Frankly, most people adopted an "I'll believe it when I see it" mentality, as no one was ever su...
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GTA V PC trailer

No going back: See Grand Theft Auto V run at 60 frames per second on PC

So long, blissful ignorance
Apr 02
// Jordan Devore
After seeing this brief but oh-so-smooth trailer for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, I'm now worried about all of the graphical settings I'll need to turn down in order to reach that frame rate. Damn.
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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Bloodborne, Grand Theft Auto V, Evolve, and more

Zen distilled stories
Mar 30
// Darren Nakamura
This week I was tempted to do all Bloodborne all the time, because we had so many Bloodborne stories go up that got a ton of attention. Instead, I collected them all into one little Bloodball and turned the abundance in...

Weekend Deals: $10 Skyrim Legendary, 25% Off GTA V PC

Mar 28 // Dealzon
Top Deals Saturday stuff: Grand Theft Auto V — $45.60  (list price $60) <- definitely April 14th Pillars of Eternity Hero Edition (Steam) — $33.74  (list price $45) <- for RPG fans Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (Steam) — $10.61  (list price $40) Alien: Isolation (Steam) — $12.50  (list price $50) Valkyria Chronicles (Steam) — $6.80  (list price $20) <- if you don't have it yet get it Just added on Sunday: Nintendo amiibo 25% Off Sale (Target) <- rare deal Battlefield: Hardline (PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/One, PC) — $39.99  (list price $60) Console Sale Sony PlayStation 4 — $349.99  (list price $400) <- retailer is Monoprice Xbox One + Halo Master Chief Collection + 2 Controllers — $349  (list price $470) Wii U + Super Mario 3D World + Nintendo Land — $259.99  (list price $300) PlayStation Store: 10% Off Coupon   Recent Releases 03/27: Borderlands: The Handsome Bundle (Steam) — $46.80  (list price $130) 03/24: Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon (Origin) — $11.70  (list price $15) 03/20: Mario Party 10 + Mario Amiibo (Wii U) — $51.99  (list price $60) 03/17: Battlefield: Hardline (Origin) — $47.99  (list price $60) Upcoming Releases 03/30: Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (Steam) — $26.99  (list price $40) 04/14: Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Edition (PS4, Xbox One) — $134.99  (list price $150) 04/14: Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition (Steam) — $60.74  (list price $90) 06/23: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward — $29.99  (list price $40) 06/23: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Collectors Ed. — $44.99  (list price $60) PC Game Deals Bethesda Deals (more titles here) The Elder Scrolls Anthology (PC) — $19.99  (list price $40) Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition (Steam) — $7.95  (list price $30) Fallout 3: GOTY Edition (Steam) — $3.90  (list price $20) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Steam) — $3.90  (list price $20) Blizzard Deals Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls — $14.99  (list price $40) StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm — $9.99  (list price $20) Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty — $9.99  (list price $20) More PC Deals Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Steam) — $26.39  (list price $40) Thief Power Pack (Steam) — $22.91  (list price $77) XCOM: Enemy Unknown The Complete Ed. (Steam) — $19.50  (list price $50) Grid 2 Reloaded (Steam) — $15.60  (list price $50) SimCity: Complete Edition (Origin) — $13.60  (list price $40) Bioshock Triple Pack (Steam) — $9.28  (list price $70) Sleeping Dogs (Steam) — $5.95  (list price $20) Tomb Raider (Steam) — $5.80  (list price $20) Deus Ex: GOTY Edition (Steam) — $2.08  (list price $7) Console Game Deals Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One) — $39.99  (list price $60) The Crew (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360) — $29.99  (list price $60) Assassin's Creed Rogue (Xbox 360, PS3) — $19.99  (list price $60) Just Dance 2015 (PS4, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii) — $19.99  (list price $50) Assassin's Creed Unity (PS4, Xbox One) — $19.99  (list price $60) Metro Redux (PS4, Xbox One) — $14.99  (list price $50) Sniper Elite 3 - Pre-owned (PS4, Xbox One) — $12.99  (list price $50) Laptop Deals 14" Razer Blade 1800p, i7-4702HQ, GTX 870M, 256GB SSD — $1,799.99 <- baller? 17.3" Dell 5000 Series, i7-5500U + Venue 8 Pro Tablet — $999.99 15" Dell 5000 Series, i7-5500U, 8GB + Venue 8 Pro Tablet — $799.99  17.3" Lenovo Z70-80, i7-5500U Broadwell, 8GB, GeForce 840M — $749  13.3" Toshiba Click 2 Pro, i7-4510U, 128GB SSD, IPS — $649.99 14" Lenovo Y40-80, i7-5500U Broadwell, Radeon R9 270, 8GB — $629   HDTV Deals 55" LG 2160p 4K Ultra 3D HD LED TV with WebOS — $1,299  (list price $1,999) 60" Samsung 1080p Plasma HDTV — $679.99  (list price $850) 50" Samsung 120Hz Smart HDTV — $649.99  (list price $1,499) 32" Samsung 1080p Smart HDTV + $125 eGift Card — $277.99  (list $400) 40" Hisense 1080p LED HDTV — $219.99  (list price $400) <- at least its cheap Storage Deals WD Elements 5TB External HDD — $129.99  (list price $200) Samsung 850 Pro Series 2.5" SSD 128GB — $84.99  (list price $140) Crucial BX100 SSD 2.5" 250GB — $79.99  (list price $130)
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Open world time
Whether its fighting random dragons or avoiding helicopter spawns, there's lots of solid deals this weekend for PC gamers. If you know for sure you're going to buy Grand Theft Auto V on PC on release day next month, you can s...

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Use this code to get 25% off Grand Theft Auto V for PC

Yep, finally coming out
Mar 27
// Dealzon
Update 5/12: 25% off is dead, but new 20% off code available. See details below: Is this really it? Grand Theft Auto V is finally coming to PC on April 14, 2015. There's a hot 25% off code we got which will knock it down to only $45. The game, of course, looks sexy as F. So at least we have that going for us. Grand Theft Auto V for $48 at GMG Use Code: HAPPY5-THBIRT-HDAY20
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Come on, you didn't think GTA V on PC would look bad, did you?

Of course it looks gorgeous
Mar 27
// Brett Makedonski
While PC users patiently wait to become the last people on earth to play Grand Theft Auto V, they can temporarily sate the need for open-world mayhem with these gorgeous images. Expansive skylines, incredible lighting, detail...

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