As we already know, GTA V is being remastered for the new gen consoles and finally coming in November. PC gamers, however, get to wait a few extra months before they too come to be annoyed by Trevor and his recklessness, and the overbearing repetition of the N word. Why must they wait so long? Rockstar has the answers.
For as long as there have been games, there have been video game pirates. The software swashbucklers have long been a thorn in the side of many a publisher and developer, forcing such companies to resort to some creative methods of enforcing digital copyright protection. And uPlay, the bane of any customer who actually bought a game. Still, with the Sims 4 taking a unique approach to enforcing their right to free and fair trade,w e decided to take a look at five other innovative methods of keeping pirates away from playing popular game over the ages.
I've never been the biggest fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, although even I have to admit that GTA V was pretty darn great. Having three protagonists really helped keep things entertaining, especially since all three where great characters with their own quirks. Yes, let's just call Trevor's behaviour a quirk for now.
You’re cruising around San Andreas, running over pedestrians and ignoring the red lights at the robots, and you’re thinking to yourself ‘something is missing’. And then you realise, while wiping blood off of your hood ornament by ramming it through a car wash, that you haven’t got the radio on. And for some strange reason, listening to Baker Street while running down some nuns just feels right. Expect more of those good vibes, my troubled friends, when GTA V updates your favourite stations.
Gaming has its fair share of giants. Massive franchises, colossal console competition and of course some stupendously solid publishers. But these are all split across various companies and studios. There’s no ultimate company out there, controlling all of your favourite games. Activision on the other hand, might be the company closest to doing that if they do end up buying Take Two Interactive.
Remember in the older days of gaming, where you could unlock extra content by playing for it, not paying for it? From a gaming standpoint, that was fantastic. From a business standpoint, that was downright stupid. Hell, as the Joker once said, if you’re good at something never do it for free. We’ll most likely never ever see expansive content for free again in gaming. But these five pieces of DLC were worth the extra cash.
Sony briefly revealed that yes, Grand Theft Auto V was coming to new-gen platforms. At which point, everyone inside the Sony event lost their sh*t, something that I’d imagine was happening around the world at the exact same time. So how much prettier does the game actually look then? Here’s some video proof for those of you who want an HDier Trevor rampage.
I can clearly remember the first time that I ever played a proper GTA game on the PSP console. It was the original PS2 game (minus a concession here or there), playable right there in my hands and on the go. This was the future of gaming, I was certain. We’ve had a couple more of those games ported over in the years since then. And there might be another on the way.
So like, apparently there’s this game out there called Grand Theft Auto 5. And it’s like done really, really well. No, listen to me dude, this is a video game. That has made money. Lots of it.
It’s finally happening! Heists are confirmed in the next GTA:Online update!
Where there’s a big game involved, there’s some big money involved. As well as a lawsuit or two. GTA V has already been hit with several and bounced back, leaving Lindsay Lohan looking even more desperate than usual. The latest court case for the hit game? One that involves the mob. Capisce?
By now, most of the GTA Online kinks have been worked out, and I’m not just saying this because I happen to have hundreds of thousands of virtual dollars in the bank account of my main character. So with summer here, and the actual environment being too damn hostile to endure for the average gamer, what’s a beach bum to do? Go to a GTA beach party, that’s what!
There’s nothing in life that can’t be solved by throwing more money at it. And that’s why Waterworld won the Oscar for Bestest Movie Ever Shut Up You Guys. GTA Online has had a troubled start so far, and while Rockstar is working on a solution, it’s offering some money to tide the masses over with, in the form of a virtual stimulus package. But you’ll need to wait for that cash to appear.
By now, most of you will have finished the mammoth single-player campaign of GTA V, and are probably swearing at your TV screens right now about getting into GTA Online. So when is the sequel coming out? Well, don’t expect it for quite a while yet, as Rockstar is pretty much focused on plenty of ideas for the current game right now.
One of the benefits of working right next to a set of consoles is that I can check out online goodies at the drop of a hat. One of the downsides of doing work on a laptop that has gone full retard though, is that I can’t get that content up very quickly sometimes. Anyway, here’s the first 15 minutes of GTA Online.