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Platform PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One, Win Publisher Rockstar Games Developer Rockstar North Release Date 2013-09-17

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Grand Theft Auto 5 review: golden years

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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Lindsay Lohan filed a 67-page complaint against GTA 5 developer

Actress Lindsay Lohan continues her lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto 5 makers Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games with a new 67-page complaint against the companies for allegedly using her likeness in the open-world video game, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new complaint features 45 pages of pictorial evidence, including one of the game discs that features the image of a blonde, bikini-laden woman. According to the text, the suit emphasizes a "common interest among all celebrities, actors, singers, and athletes ... to protect their likeness and personas from misappropriation by unscrupulous merchandisers." The filing also alleges that Take-Two Interactive used this female character on merchandise and advertising: "The Defendants were in the business of selling games as...

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Has attention-seeking game violence had its day?

But according to veteran game developer Sid Meier, it might well be time to move on. Meier, best known for the much-respected Civilization series of games, gave a speech at a convention organized by his Take-Two-owned development studio Firaxis today. He told the audience at Firaxicon that games have matured and do not need to depend on shock tactics. "I think we've come a long way," he said, according to a report filed by GamesIndustry. "There was a time when spines were pulled out of players and we don't have to do that anymore. I think we got people's attention. We can make good games now. I think there's been a lot of progress in that regard." Meier was referring to the Mortal Kombat games which gained media notoriety in the 1990s through their brutal and cartoonish...

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Grand Theft Auto artist offers tips on how to succeed in gaming

After the release of Grand Theft Auto 5, he transitioned to mobile and social game developer Gameduell. In an interview with trade site Gamasutra, he offers some advice to the many budding artists who are hoping to make a career in games. "You don't want to copy," he said. "That's not the way to make good art, it's not the way to make anything different or unusual and better than anyone else's. You hold these [influences] in the back of your mind, but you steep yourself in them. "The whole world is changing, the whole world is developing," he added. "We have to look at that rather than what other people are doing, and slavishly copying that." He said that his success has been built on always paying attention to detail. "If you're going to make money at this game, you've got to...

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Is GTA 5 getting a first-person mode?

Grand Theft Auto 5 could be getting new first-person modes on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, according to an update allegedly taken from Rockstar's official website that has since been preserved as a cache. The alleged update makes mention of first-person modes in the game for both on foot and in vehicles. Polygon has contacted Rockstar for confirmation and will update will more information becomes available. A full list of the updates mentioned can be viewed below. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North's epic reimagining of Southern California. All new content and gameplay created since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online,...

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This is what the PlayStation 4 version of GTA 5 looks like in action

Earlier today, Rockstar announced the release dates for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto 5. Now they're giving us a look at what this updated version of the game looks like on new hardware. The video notes at the end that this entire trailer was captured on the PlayStation 4. This new version is said to include further draw distances, higher resolution and a slew of new content. Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 18 and to Windows PC on Jan 27. Check out the full post for details on new content and the bonus stuff Rockstar is giving players if they also own the PS3 or Xbox 360 version of the game.

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GTA 5 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One Nov. 18, PC Jan. 27

Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 18 and to Windows PC on Jan 27, Rockstar announced today. The new versions of the game will include visual and technical upgrades, increased draw distances and higher resolution, according to the release, along with a host of other additions. Those additions include new weapons, new vehicles, new activities, new wildlife, denser traffic, a new foliage system, enhanced damage and weather effects. The updated game will also feature enhanced radio stations with more than 100 new songs and new DJ mixes. Updates coming to Grand Theft Auto Online for the new version includes an increased player count with online play for up to 30 players on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Existing players on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360...

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Grand Theft Auto 5's PC version will get an updated soundtrack

The PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions of Grand Theft Auto 5 appear to be getting a soundtrack update, according to a voice actor for one of the game's fictitious radio stations. Yesterday, Cara Delevingne, who stars as the host of the Non Stop Pop FM channel in the game, tweeted a picture of herself arriving at Rockstar's studios "to update my GTAV radio station Non Stop Pop FM for new versions coming this Fall!" Rockstar Games' official account then retweeted the message. Earlier it posted its own picture of Delevingne (above), with the message "coming soon ..." The PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 were announced at E3 2014; no release date for them has been given.

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Lindsay Lohan lawsuit against GTA 5 publisher was 'for publicity,' says court documents

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...

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Grand Theft Auto 4's latest mod lets you take selfies like GTA 5

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.

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Players want more options than murder, and GTA 5 proves it

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...

Grand Theft Auto 5 Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-09-17
    • Publisher Rockstar Games
    • Developer Rockstar North
    • Score 9.5
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2013-09-17
    • Publisher Rockstar Games
    • Developer Rockstar North
    • Score 9.5
  • PlayStation 4
    • Publisher Rockstar Games
    • Developer Rockstar North
  • Xbox One
    • Publisher Rockstar Games
    • Developer Rockstar North
  • Windows
    • Publisher Rockstar Games
    • Developer Rockstar North
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