I’m not going to lie to you guys today. It’s a slow news day. The yanks have wheeled out war veterans to tell all the kids on Facebook that they’ll never be as great as them, and any work on video games right now is practically non-existent. Which left us with time to do some research. Research that led us to a shocking discovery. Tinfoil hats, ACTIVATE!
GTA V is coming later this year, and you can bet our buns that that premium game is going to command a premium price. Still, if you’re ready to fork out plenty of money for a copy of the game, then it might be worth throwing a few dollars more towards the special editions. Here’s the amount of sandbox bang that you’ll get for your buck.
Before you head off to go celebrate a free day of not working, stay awhile and take a gander at this new trailer for GTA V. C’mon, you know you want to. All the cool kids are doing it. You do want to be cool, don’t you?
Get it? Because you can go underwater? Ha, clickbait headline for the win!
Corporate sponsorships be damned, we all need a good PC wallpaper from time to time! If there’s one thing that GTA has always had, besides that mystifying Gouranga score, it’s art. Ever since GTA 3 rolled around, gamers have fallen in love with the art of the series. GTA V is keeping the tradition alive, and it’s doing so with wallpapers. Which you can download, after the jump. So go on and do it while you wait for the game to come in whenever. It’ll be just like advertising for you! Except with no cash coming your way. Profit!
Consummate professional guesser Michael Pachter has put down a pretty worrying prediction, saying that the company could end up buying one of my favourite publishers, Take Two Interactive; the people responsible for Rockstar Games and 2K games.
Rockstar makes great games. High end PCs can make great games look damn good. But seldom do the two ever meet. While GTA IV took forever to ship onto PC, the latest iteration of the sandbox crime does pay simulator doesn’t look like it’s headed for that platform. That’s not to say that Rockstar doesn’t want to publish their next game on that platform though, as they’re actually deeply considering doing so.
With the digital issue of Game Informer now out, comes a ton of new GTA details. Speculation, rumours and hearsay be damned, because now the game has some solid release details. And let’s just say that GTA V is aiming to be as ambitious as ever. Will it succeed? Read for yourself, after the jump.
It’s hard to believe just how long it’s been since a core GTA title made itself known in the gaming world. While I hated the driving mechanics that had become a tad too realistic for my tastes, the rest of the game was pretty damn good overall. GTA IV was kept alive long after release with some DLC,which wasn’t exactly spectacular, but still interesting nonetheless. That trend is going to continue in the fifth game, according to publisher Take Two.
The list of games coming out in the next month, is too damn high! But like any addicted gamer, it’s never enough, is it? Assassin’s Creed 3, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted, these are just some of the titles out in a few weeks time. And we’re already looking to the future. Devil May Cry is out in January,Bioshock Infinite in February and Crysis 3 in March. So what about that other big-hitter, GTA 5 then? Looks like it finally has a date after all. With my wallet and Xbox that is.
Sleeping Dogs is a game I’ve ridiculously excited about since I got some hands-on time with it. Once a standalone title named Black Lotus, it was later appropriated by Activision to be part of the rather middling True Crime series. When the publisher let go of the title along with other like Brutal Legend, it was picked up by Square Enix. They hadn’t secured the True Crime licence - but saw much great potential in the game - and Sleeping dogs was born. Aligning with my own expectations, early reviews have praised the game.
While searching for the latest and greatest news today I stumbled across a website that was saying that they hoped Grand Theft Auto V would have a zombie mode included in it which I instantly thought was a pretty terrible idea.
I would have liked to have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous but our first story of the day was ridiculous and this isn’t exactly sublime but we work with what we have.
In this video we get to see what the game would have been like if we played Niko in first person mode, with less violence and for some reason Niko kept his hands in front of his face the entire time?
We’re going to be expecting a lot from Grand Theft Auto V when it eventually arrives, from a vast open world to lush graphics and exciting adventures. But one thing that GTA has always had in abundance, is a good story.
It’s what keeps players around, keeps them focused and gets them invested in the game, as doing your own thing in a sandbox environment can get boring after a while. GTA V knows this all too well, and it seems that developer Rockstar Games has roped in some outside help in order to play to these strengths.
When it comes to ambitious titles, Rockstar has never shied away from pulling out all the stops. So far, they’ve been successful, with titles such as Red Dead Redemption, Bully and of course, Grand Theft Auto garnering rave reviews and awards.
For GTA V, Rockstar isn’t planning on scaling back their designs, with Company Founder Sam Houser claiming that it will their “largest and most ambitious” game ever.