WE ARE VR! If there was anything that Virtual Troopers taught me back in the 1990s, it’s that VR gaming was mere months away! Maybe another year! Ok, a decade! DAMMIT. With the Oculus Rift and a host of other hardware on the way, it looks like my VR dreams are finally coming true. But I’m not expecting to play games such as GTA V in VR yet, because some publishers don’t feel that the market is ready yet for such a hardware shift.
Grand Theft Auto is making the news all over again, thanks to its brutal violence and general, lasciviousness now available to be experienced in the first person. It makes the wanton killing that much more visceral, and the first-person blow jobs and sex with prostitutes just that much sleazier. As is expected, it’s drawing a bit of moral outrage. speaking on Bloomberg, Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick has defended the game’s particular brand of awfulness.
Unlike most games these days, GTA V has genuine, proper cheats. Infinite ammo, instantaneous cars and an option to make your head so big, it’ll look like a tangerine on a toothpick as you cry yourself to sleep on your massive pillow. Last year, GTA V on the older generation featured plenty of these cheats. And they’re making a comeback in the newer version of the game.
If you haven't already noticed, this week is more packed than your suitcases for the upcoming holiday season. Just today sees the launch of both Far Cry 4 and the new and improved GTA V which, which brings all the open-world murder mayhem to current-gen consoles. Unfortunately, it's also bringing along some last-gen problems for good measure.
One of the features that drew me to GTA V’s online component was the promise of Online heists, where a group of players can work co-operatively to break in to places and rob them blind. A year on from the game’s original release and that particular feature still isn’t in the game. Rockstar has finally given us an indication of when they’ll be coming.
I doubt that we’ll ever see a Grim Fandango sequel, but at least we can dream of one while awaiting the remastered version of that classic game to come along. Still, an idea is a powerful thing. And Grim Fandango creator Tim Schafer has one particular idea that he’d pursue if he ever did make a sequel to the cult classic game.
San Andreas is still a pretty big deal to most Grand Theft Auto fans. It's the ten year anniversary of the PS2 classic this year, prompting Rockstar to re-release the game on Xbox 360. Higher resolution, larger draw distance and a few other features have been added, but how much of a difference do they actually make?
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.