By Colin Campbell on Mar 01, 2014 03.01.14
The growing genre of Grand Theft Auto 5 movie reenactments has a new entry. Redditors put together this recreation of the famous train-top fight from 007 movie Skyfall. According to the creators it was "very hard to get the game to cooperate with filming what we needed, but we had a blast doing it."
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 27, 2014 01.27.14
Grand Theft Auto 5 players on PlayStation 3 can turn their time in Los Santos into an underwater adventure with a mod that brings the city beneath the ocean waves. According to modder "Bushigan," sinking Los Santos requires a modded PS3 console, since players are going to have to shuffle some files to get the mod to work. The mod also includes the ability to transform vehicles into submarines for a way to get around that sticks to the underwater theme. Some rooftops poke above the crashing waves, and any humans and vehicles that respawn underwater automatically begin floating upwards to the surface, as shown in the videos above and below. The mod is available for GTA 5's single-player mode and can be downloaded here.
By Tracey Lien on Dec 18, 2013 12.18.13
Grand Theft Auto 5 and the PlayStation 4 both topped Google's most-searched list in 2013 in their respective video game and tech gadget categories. In the video games category, searches for Grand Theft Auto 5 were ahead of Cookie Clicker, Atari Breakout, Candy Crush Saga and BioShock Infinite. In tech gadgets, there were more Google searches for the PlayStation 4 than the Samsung Galaxy s4, the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c and the iPad Air. These top-rankings put both GTA 5 and the PS4 in the company of the Twerk GIF (most-searched GIF of 2013), Grumpy Cat (most-searched famous internet animals), Gangnam Style (most-searched dance moves) and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (most-searched celebrity break-ups). The list of Google's top charts for 2013 can be viewed here. The above video is...
By Tracey Lien on Dec 05, 2013 12.05.13
Grand Theft Auto 5 and Dead Island: Riptide's bloody torso statue were among the ways the media "failed women in 2013," according to a video created by The Representation Group and titled How the Media Failed Women in 2013. The video has been picked up by media outlets like Time Magazine and serves as a lowlight reel of the year. It juxtaposes the achievements and breakthroughs made in 2013, such as women making it onto the list of Time's most influential people, with instances of sexism in commercials, music videos, video games and on the news. Almost halfway through the video, a scene from Grand Theft Auto 5 and a news item about Dead Island: Riptide's bloody torso statue make an appearance, making the statement that some video games — like many other forms of media — are...
By Emily Gera on Dec 02, 2013 12.02.13
A new content creator for Grand Theft Auto Online was discovered in the game's files following the uncovery of audio files that referenced a new casino and spying and racing features last week. The unfinished content creation feature is now being shown off in a video from YouTube user Funmw2, and offers a glimpse at options for races and deathmatches, the ability to change routes, the time of day, maximum players and radio channels that are played. Also available are options to create specific spawn points, and add both weapons and stunt jumps. You can check it all out above. We've contacted Rockstar regarding the feature and will update when more info becomes available.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Nov 09, 2013 11.09.13
Minecraft creator and game developer Markus "Notch" Persson made an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where he talked about his past as a developer. Notch discusses Minecraft, the origin of his nickname and which games he likes to play — including Grand Theft Auto 5. As for Mario Kart, however, Notch says its multiplayer doesn't quite feel like a proper game. Watch the video above for the full segment.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Nov 02, 2013 11.02.13
YouTube user and angry British Gas customer GamerGran87 posted a video featuring what might be the most adorable, swear-filled Grand Theft Auto 5 playthrough ever. According to the video's description, the woman needed a way to blow off steam after learning about the company's 20 percent price hike. "Hello," the woman says while running around the game's world. "What do you do for a living? Work at British Gas, do you? You wanker." You can watch the video above for elderly swearing and Grand Theft Auto 5 mayhem.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Oct 26, 2013 10.26.13
Japanese copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 tone down the game's sexual content and remove gameplay entirely for its infamous torture scene, Kotaku reports. In the video above, Kotaku compares both the English and Japanese versions of the game back-to-back. Sex-related scenes are edited or changed to be slightly less offensive. During Grand Theft Auto 5's torture scene, gameplay portions are skipped in favor of cutscenes. You can watch the video for the comparison, but be warned it contains plot spoilers and mature content. For more on Grand Theft Auto 5's torture scene, read our opinion piece. You can also watch a discussion of whether it's satire or simply gross on Polygon Friends List.
By Dave Tach on Oct 17, 2013 10.17.13
An Achievement Hunters video posted on YouTube this week introduces viewers to the concept of "air jousting," which involves gunfights in cars suspended from helicopters in Grand Theft Auto Online. In the video above, which is peppered with NSFW language, three teams strap cars to helicopters, go airborne and shoot it out for supremacy. Hit play to see how the airborne destruction plays out in the unfriendly skies. Stick around until the end to see how the creative multiplayer twist can earn you awards after you detach from a helicopter in the clouds and tumble to your doom at terminal velocity. For more on Rockstar Games' most recent open-world title, be sure to check out Polygon's Grand Theft Auto 5 review, which was recently updated to include Grand Theft Auto Online.
By Chris Plante on Oct 16, 2013 10.16.13
Grand Theft Auto Online may have its issues, but it's also one of the few (only?) games in which 13 cars can battle to the death on top of the tallest building in Los Santos.