The release of GTA V came and went in the later months of 2013, devoid of one crucial piece of content. GTA Online was missing from action, and the promise of a shared, persistent online slice of Los Santos to wreak havoc in with friends remained a distant dream. Only a few weeks later, and the gates to online multiplayer were flung wide open to all – but it would be a long time for the true promise of multiplayer to arrive. And even longer for a whole new market to get in on the action.
Following the blockbuster release of Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar once again got back to work on their iconic franchise in 2009. Not only aiming for a game that looked bigger, better and hewed closer to the ridiculous side of the franchise, Rockstar wanted to create a game that told a better story. And the best way to do that, was to triple down on the ambitions.
GTA V for PC might have been in development for an extended amount of time, but it’s still unable to escape a painful reality. It is still a PC game, and PC games will always have problems at launch. That’s why it took me quite a while to get things running smoothly on my side, with an array of settings options doing the opposite of what they should. Don't worry though, because I’m here to help.
Once people figured out how, they modded the living heck out of Grand Theft Auto IV on PC, adding in characters like Iron-Man, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Woody from Toy Story - and then going on to give it a complete visual overhaul with mods that made it nearly indistinguishable from reality. Modding on GTA IV has been prolific, rivalled only by games like Skyrim. It was expected that modding GTA V would be just as easy – but apparently Rockstar doesn’t want people to mod the game. They’ve locked the necessary files up.
Grand Theft Auto’s one of the few games that still embraces the good, old-fashioned cheat code, allowing you to input a string of commands or mobile phone codes to unlock a bevy of options to make your urban killing just that little bit more entertaining. Of course, they’re all in the PC version as well, but with the PC being a PC, it’s a little easier. Here’s how to cheat your way through Grand Theft Auto V.
Following the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004, Rockstar immediately began work on a game that would be even more ambitious in scope, size and narrative. With a core team of around 150 developers that were led by the key members from the Grand Theft Auto 3 development squad, Rockstar got to work on a game that would graphically surpass everything that they had done so far.
GTA V is finally out on PC – and it works, as long as you don;t use funny characters in your Windows user name. To celebrate the launch of the much-anticipated game on PC, we’ve got some GTA V stuff to give away to one lucky winner.
Hah! Bet you thought we’d move on to GTA IV today – but no. Instead, we’re going to look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the handheld Grand Theft Auto Games. While the series was born on PC and later made its home very much on consoles, the series has found its way to various handhelds over the years. It didn’t exactly start off well.
Grand Theft Auto V is finally out on PC today (yes, it really, really is) and for the most part, it’s smooth sailing. The game works as advertised for most people, offering smooth and fluid gameplay that surpasses the 30fps you’d find even on the newest consoles. For most who’ve been playing it, it’s been a great experience. For others? Not so much. There’s a weird little bug that’s preventing people from downloading or installing GTA V on PC.
Grand Theft Auto in its original form may not have had anything new to offer in terms of action, but the top-down game was a massive achievement when it came to creating a world that lived and breathed alongside a homicidal player. Translating that style into a fully three dimensional world where players could rampage to their hearts content however? That was considered impossible for many years. Until the PlayStation 2 arrived on the scene however, and work began on the GTA that we all know and love today.
We told you yesterday that GTA V on PC wouldn’t be some sloppy, slap-sash port from the console versions, and will host a number of exclusive Pc features like a robust video editor, and the ability to scale the game in a frankly ludicrous manner of ways to get it tuned to your system.
Crime doesn’t pay. At least, that’s what anybody in any sort of position of societal authority will tell you. It certainly paid for a little Scottish studio by the name of DMA Design. Founded in the 80’s by David Jones, the studio found its first big break with Lemmings, published by Psygnosis. It was a different game that would set DMA Design on its course to become a veritable development Rockstar.
I don’t think there’s any clearer example of how gaming has changed distribution models over the years, than the example found in the PC industry. Think about it: Years ago, you’d pop down to an actual shop, buy a big box that was jammed with various maps, pamphlets and goodies (FOR FREE), head home and install it. These days however, everything is digital baby! But for the physical PC release of GTA V, that franchise is keeping things old school.
I hate wholly unsourced, frankly implausible rumours, but I’m a rather big fan of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption, so I’ll let it slide. I don’t know what it is about Rockstar’s criminal cowboy simulator, but I favoured it over the GTA of the day – possibly because it allowed for pure, fantasy escapism. I’ve been a foreigner, lost in a big city – but never a turn-of-the-century cowboy. Rumours about a Red Dead sequel pop up all the time, and they’re invariably the stuff of fanboy fantasy twaddle. This new rumour isn’t any different.
Now that Heists have finally arrived for GTA V Online, Rockstar's servers are unsurprisingly busier than ever. That means more pew pew, more vroom vroom and definitely more cheaters ruining the previous two for everyone else. Cheating is prevalent in any online game, and it's the way developers treat it that's far more important. And Rockstar have basically nailed it down to perfection.