|Platform PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One, Win||Publisher Rockstar Games||Developer Rockstar North||Release Date 2013-09-17|
By Chris Plante on Sep 16, 2013 09.16.13
The impact of 2008's Grand Theft Auto 4 and its predecessors can be seen in practically every AAA release and AAA game studio. The blockbuster game is what it is because of the Grand Theft Auto series' astonishing financial, critical and cultural success. Grand Theft Auto 5 is the culmination of the series, Rockstar's catalogue and arguably the entirety of AAA video games, which have become bigger and more expensive since the release of Grand Theft Auto 3 over a decade ago. The achievement of Grand Theft Auto 5 is its consistent quality. That's what makes its world feel so believable — there's almost nothing that will pull you out of it. Almost. There's almost nothing to pull you out of Grand Theft Auto 5 Grand Theft Auto 5's stupendously large...
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By Emily Gera on Aug 27, 2014 08.27.14
Lawyers for Grand Theft Auto 5 publisher Take Two claim the recent lawsuit filed by actress Lindsay Lohan against the games company was done "for publicity purposes," according to court papers as reported by Big Story. Take Two aims to have the lawsuit dismissed and legal fees paid by Lohan. The Associated Press reported earlier this year that Lohan's legal team filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan court that alleges Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games based GTA 5 character Lacey Jonas on the actress, who has starred in Herbie Fully Loaded and The Canyons. The developer "incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, [Lohan's] clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses" and the jean shorts worn by Lohan without her permission, according to the...
By Owen S. Good on Aug 06, 2014 08.06.14
Two weeks ago, Grand Theft Auto 4 on PC got a huge visual upgrade mod that made the game look nearly as good as Grand Theft Auto 5. Now modders have added another feature that brings GTA 4 closer to parity with GTA 5. This is the work of GTA X Scripting. It's basically a new camera angle, positioned in front of the face of the character, even if he's driving. Take a screenshot and there's your selfie. Modders have until autumn to get all their good stuff out for GTA 4; then a remastered Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC launches, and for sure everyone will be playing and trying to figure out how to mod it.
By Chris Plante on Aug 01, 2014 08.01.14
The photographs deserve the praise, not just for their composition but their construction. Each picture required the uncanny ability to ignore distractions in a world filled with hundreds of other exciting things to do handcrafted by experts in fun. As striking as the image is its context: This photographer isn't alone. Grand Theft Auto 5 is known for its controversial, violent storylines and the freedom to kill nearly whomever you'd like in its stylized take on southern California. But as the game approaches its one-year anniversary, the most popular videos, photographs and stories inspired by the game have nothing to do with violence. They have to do with lightning. Or photography as social commentary. Or shot-for-shot recreations of films and television shows. Or stunts. W...
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 18, 2014 07.18.14
The voice actor behind Grand Theft Auto 5's Lamar Davis is starring in a new live-action comedy series, Black Jesus, on Adult Swim, the network announced today. Gerald "Slink" Johnson plays the role of the eponymous prophet in Black Jesus. The show is set in present-day Compton, California, with Black Jesus looking to "spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers," according to a press release. Black Jesus, which is executive-produced by The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, also features Charlie Murphy (The Chappelle Show), John Witherspoon (Friday) and Kali Hawk (New Girl). In Grand Theft Auto 5, Johnson voiced Lamar Davis, the gullible and incorrigible but ultimately lovable best friend of Franklin Clinton,...
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 07, 2014 07.07.14
Grand Theft Auto Online allows players to create their own character and do just about whatever they want in San Andreas, and that now includes walking on water, thanks to a glitch discovered by YouTube user Big Spaz. To take advantage of the glitch, Grand Theft Auto 5 players must visit the docks at the Puerto del Sol Marina in the Vespucci neighborhood of Los Santos. After wading into the sea, taking cover and then heading back up a ramp onto land, players will be able to dash along the surface of the water. Big Spaz notes that the only ways to get out of the glitch are to kill yourself or have someone else hit you out of the water. And there's no word on whether this works in the single-player story mode as well as in GTA Online. Grand Theft Auto 5 was released last September on...
By Michael McWhertor on Jul 02, 2014 07.02.14
Actress Lindsay Lohan has reportedly made good on threats to sue the developer of Grand Theft Auto 5 over claims that her likeness is used in the game. The Associated Press reports that Lohan's legal team filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan court that alleges Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games based the character Lacey Jonas on the actress, who has starred in Herbie Fully Loaded and The Canyons. The developer "incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, [Lohan's] clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses" and the jean shorts worn by Lohan without her permission, according to the complaint. Here's Lacey Jonas as she appears in-game. The suit also alleges that the in-game hotel Gentry Manor, based on West Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont,...
By Owen S. Good on Jul 01, 2014 07.01.14
Not only is it on time for Independence Day, it's on time for another grand ironic celebration of patriotism — the United States' World Cup match with Belgium this afternoon. The latest update to Grand Theft Auto Online lets players cloak themselves in Old Glory, fire a musket and, most importantly, drive a monster truck. The Liberator (pictured) joins the Sovereign motorcycle as new vehicles, and now a musket and firework rocket launcher are available at Ammu-Nation, where GTAers have stocked up on firearms and jingoism since 2001. But wait, there's more. Pleasure Pier gets two new rides, the Ferris Whale and Leviathan roller coaster. Seven new properties are also available for purchase. For costumes, a variety of shirts and masks are available, in addition to a "backwoods mullet"...
By Chris Plante on Jun 30, 2014 06.30.14
Zapruder Pictures, a duo of fan filmmakers out of Madrid, recreated the Grand Theft Auto 5 announcement trailer in their hometown. How close the short comes to replicating the original is impressive, though it's not afraid to bend reality with the help of some well-placed special effects. Watching the footage, I'm reminded how much I would like to see a Grand Theft Auto set outside the United States. I understand that goes against the franchises' love-hate relationship with our nation, but wouldn't you like GTA: Madrid? Or Shanghai? Or how about a modern GTA set in London? That worked well in 2D!
By Colin Campbell on Jun 27, 2014 06.27.14
Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies is set to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars buying a central Edinburgh church. According to a report in the Edinburgh Evening News, the developer behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise will spend "well in excess of £500,000" on purchasing St. Stephen's Church, a well known landmark in the Scottish capital. He is preserving the church, built in 1827, as "an entirely philanthropic purchase" for the community's use, according to a spokesperson. St. Stephen's is often used as a venue during Edinburgh's arts and entertainment festivals. According to the local report, Benzies beat out other potential buyers, some of whom were keen to develop the church into commercial property. Benzies was born in Edinburgh in 1971. He worked as a programmer for...
By Chris Plante on Jun 24, 2014 06.24.14
That is to say, Grand Theft Auto 5 is playable in first-person for a select few tinkerers. But this new mod is the latest in a series of incredible mods that show how malleable the open-world game is. In theory, these mods will be more accessible on PC. Grand Theft Auto 4 has received tremendous support from the PC mod community. When Grand Theft Auto 5 arrives on PC this fall, it appears we can expect the same warm reception.