Gaming is not the future of virtual reality. Much as video games are currently a small segment of the broader computing industry, virtual reality and augmented reality will expand far beyond gaming down the road. But today, right here, right now, VR Grand Theft Auto is the reason virtual reality exists. More →
The New York Supreme Court recently ruled that it would not dismiss Lindsay Lohan’s bizarre and arguably frivolous lawsuit against Rockstar Games. As a quick refresher, Lohan sued Rockstar Games back in 2014 alleging that the company used her likeness to create the character of Lacey Jonas in GTA V. Even if you’ve never played the game, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Jonas’ photo gracing a billboard or inside of a Best Buy at some point in time.
What’s so amazing about video games is that everyone enjoys them at their own pace. Some people prefer to rush through games to the end of the campaign while others are happy to explore every nook and cranny of the digital worlds.
One gamer has taken the latter mode of enjoyment to the extreme by walking from one end of the map to the other in every major Grand Theft Auto game ever released on consoles.
One of the most beloved and controversial game series of all time is currently as cheap as its ever been on mobile devices. In case you weren’t aware many games from the Grand Theft Auto franchise have been ported to iOS and Android over the years, and for a limited time, all of them are on sale. More →
If there’s one surefire way to drum up interest in a movie or documentary, try using the court system to have the entire project scrapped. In an obvious lesson that many companies are still learning the hard way, most efforts to prevent a film from being seen will only serve to increase awareness and overall viewership down the line.
So it goes with BBC’s Grand Theft Auto docudrama dubbed The Gamechangers. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar Games president Sam Houser, The Gamechangers chronicles development studio’s battles with the litigious (and since disbarred) Jack Thompson over video game violence.
With Online Heists launching this week in GTA Online and a PC release of Grand Theft Auto V right around the corner, the hysteria for Rockstar Games’ most popular franchise is back in a big way. Unfortunately, all those returning players have put a strain on the online servers, which means accessing the heists is difficult, if not impossible, at certain times of day.
So while Rockstar attempts to get GTA V back up and running smoothly, why not play a few GTA games that actually work? More →
Every few weeks a new meme crops up online, providing a few good laughs before inevitably growing tiresome and forcing you to contemplate whether you want to continue paying your ISP for access to the Internet. Most only last a few days, some just a few hours, but every once in a while a seemingly limitless gold mine of a meme appears, and we’ve decided to highlight one in particular: Wasted GIFS. If you’re familiar with the Grand Theft Auto series, these should look familiar. If not, don’t worry — you’ll catch on soon enough. More →
As we’ve noted before, the key for Windows Phone is to not just get developers to eventually bring their apps over to the platform but to get them to develop apps for the platform right from the get-go. With that in mind, it’s heartening to see that Rockstar Games has released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Windows Phone just one month after releasing the game for iOS and Android. This is particularly important because for a long time it’s taken Microsoft several months — if not longer — to get key apps such as Instagram onto Windows Phone after they’ve already launched on iOS and Android. If Microsoft can keep narrowing the times between releases of important apps then it will go a long way toward closing the “app gap” that it faces with rival mobile platforms.
As the sales figures might suggest, gamers aren’t having any trouble finding reasons to pick up Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar’s latest critical and financial blockbuster. If there is one minor complaint that has consistently irked GTA players ever since the game added an extra dimension, it’s the frustration of having to constantly glance back and forth from the GPS navigation map to the road in order to reach a destination. AdAge reports that one app developer might have solved the issue once and for all with an awesome new Google Glass app. More →
Sales of the latest installment in Rockstar’s crime saga, Grand Theft Auto V, are projected to reach $1 billion within the first month of its release. Bloomberg reports that “Grand Theft Auto V shipments could exceed Wall Street’s estimates for the year ending in March and bode well for holiday releases.” The game launched Monday night after receiving universal praise from nearly every gaming publication online. The Metacritic score in currently hovering around 98 for the Xbox 360 version, making Grand Theft Auto V the best reviewed game of 2013. More →
Rockstar Games is about to let gamers everywhere virtually fulfill their longtime ambitions of knocking off liquor stores with their best buddies. In a new trailer for Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer component for its upcoming Grand Theft Auto V game, Rockstar shows how it’s designed a large open city that lets players do almost whatever they want, whether it’s forming gangs with other players to commit crimes, engaging in races and other competitions or even buying apartments that can be used as hideouts. GTA Online will even let users design their own areas where they can invite others to participate in races or shoot-outs. Rockstar’s GTA Online trailer follows below. More →
As proof that the smartphones in our pockets and tablets in our bags are powerful enough to emulate formerly cutting-edge PlayStation 2 games from a decade ago, Rockstar revealed on Wednesday it will launch Grand Theft Auto Vice City: 10th Anniversary on Android and iOS this December 6th. Originally launched in October 2002, Vice City went on to become the best-selling game of the year, winning critical acclaim for its gameplay and recreation of Miami during the 1980s. More →
An Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed levying a new tax on violent video games. Oklahoma Democrat Will Fourkiller has suggested the tax be applied to all games that receive an ESRB rating, which is intended for adults only. In addition, Fourkiller thinks T-Rated games should also have a tax added to the cost of the games, since some include “simulated gambling.” But a tax on all T-Rated games would be too broad, Ars Technica points out, as there are also titles that are rated T for “cartoon violence, crude humor and suggestive themes.” Read on for more. More →