Grand Theft Auto V Time-Lapse

Video: GTA V time-lapse showcases the living world of Los Santos

By on October 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM.

Video: GTA V time-lapse showcases the living world of Los Santos

Over a month after its release, gamers are still deeply immersed in Grand Theft Auto V, the fastest selling game of all time. Between a lengthy single-player campaign and an extensive, constantly evolving online mode, it’s nearly impossible to experience everything the game has to offer, but Eurogamer has taken a stab at exploring its intricate world with the latest entry in its Digital Foundry series of videos. Eurogamer has put together a time-lapse montage of several locations in the fictional city of Los Santos, full of cars, lights, weather and people, all moving naturally through the world as the hours fly by. GTA V is only the latest of Rockstar’s games to be subjected to the time-lapse treatment — Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire have also appeared in the series. Check out the full video below. More →

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Video Game Sales September 2013

Grand Theft Auto V accounted for half of all game sales in September

By on October 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

Grand Theft Auto V accounted for half of all game sales in September

Last month Rockstar set the gaming world — and lots of virtual police cars — on fire with the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the game that made $1 billion in a weekend. USA Today shared the NPD Group’s video game sales report for September on Friday and revealed that after months of subpar results, overall retail sales were up 27% from August. These improved sales were mostly thanks to GTA V, which accounted for more than half of all game sales revenues on the month. “Grand Theft Auto represented over 50% of dollar sales in September, and had the highest first month sales than any other previous launch in the Grand Theft Auto franchise,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan. More →

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Grand Theft Auto V PC Release Date

Grand Theft Auto V reportedly coming to PC in Q1 2014

By on October 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM.

Grand Theft Auto V reportedly coming to PC in Q1 2014

Millions of gamers have snatched up copies of Grand Theft Auto V since its release last month — enough to break seven world records, in fact — but many vocal PC gaming purists are holding out for a PC version of the wildly popular new title. Rockstar took several months to put out a PC version of GTA IV, and despite continuously reaffirming that there are no current plans to bring GTA V to the PC, multiple sources have informed Eurogamer that the $1 billion game will make its way to the computer “in the first quarter of 2014.” More →

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Grand Theft Auto V World Records

Grand Theft Auto V breaks seven world records

By on October 9, 2013 at 1:10 PM.

Grand Theft Auto V breaks seven world records

Rockstar’s marketing budget seems to have paid off. Not only has Grand Theft Auto V generated more $1 billion in revenue, it has also set a new bar for entertainment sales altogether. Guinness World Records confirmed on Tuesday that GTA V has broken six sales world records, and a seventh for its trailer, since going on sale three weeks ago. Some of the enormous properties that GTA has now surpassed include Call of Duty, The Avengers and Avatar. More →

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Google Glass Grand Theft Auto App

Navigate the streets of Grand Theft Auto with this awesome Google Glass app

By on October 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM.

Navigate the streets of Grand Theft Auto with this awesome Google Glass app

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 →

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Grand Theft Auto V Sales $1 Billion

Crime pays: Grand Theft Auto V rakes in $1 billion in three days

By on September 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM.

Crime pays: Grand Theft Auto V rakes in $1 billion in three days

Grand Theft Auto V has broken into gamers’ minds and has stolen their hearts. Take Two Interactive, which publishes Rockstar Games’ hugely successful Grand Theft Auto franchise, announced on Friday that sales of Grand Theft Auto V have generated $1 billion in revenue in just three days, making it the fastest game in history to reach the $1 billion milestone. Rockstar released GTA V this past Tuesday and the game was immediately deemed a massive hit after generating an estimated $800 million on its first day of sales and after scoring an extremely high 98 out of 100 on Metacritic. The fun of GTA V is that it lets gamers behave as immorally as they please in an open world setting that bears a striking resemblance to contemporary Los Angeles. Take Two’s press release follows below. More →

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Grand Theft Auto V Sales

Grand Theft Auto V sales expected to reach $1 billion

By on September 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM.

Grand Theft Auto V sales expected to reach $1 billion

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 →

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Grand Theft Auto Online Gameplay Trailer

Video: Rockstar unveils Grand Theft Auto Online trailer

By on August 15, 2013 at 10:45 PM.

Video: Rockstar unveils Grand Theft Auto Online trailer

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 →

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Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Trailer

Video: Rockstar unleashes first Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer

By on July 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM.

Video: Rockstar unleashes first Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer

The current generation of consoles is coming to a close but Rockstar Games is looking to send the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 out with a bang. The game developer on Tuesday released its first gameplay trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, the latest installment of its hugely popular franchise that lets gamers behave as immorally as they please in an open world setting that bears a striking resemblance to contemporary Los Angeles. The trailer shows off the shooting and driving mechanics that GTA players have long enjoyed and also shows a wide variety of activities that don’t involve criminal mayhem, including golfing, scuba diving and skydiving. Or put another way, it looks as though GTA V will be able to simulate a dream vacation as well as the perfect crime spree. The full very-not-safe-for-work video follows below. More →

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Grand Theft Auto V Release Date

Grand Theft Auto V launch pushed back to September

By on February 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM.

Grand Theft Auto V launch pushed back to September

The latest chapter in the widely popular and critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series has been delayed until September. Grand Theft Auto V was originally set to debut in May of this year, however Rockstar Games announced on Thursday that it will miss its original target by four months. The company revealed that it needs additional time to develop the game, although it claims that “it will be worth the extra time.” More →

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Rockstar Games and OnLive release ‘L.A. Noire’ for Android tablets

By on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM.

Rockstar Games and OnLive release ‘L.A. Noire’ for Android tablets

OnLive on Monday announced that it has added a redesigned version of Rockstar Games’s award-winning “L.A. Noire” to its cloud-based video game streaming service. The two companies teamed up to optimize the game for touch and gesture interfaces on Android tablets, making L.A. Noire the first AAA console-class title to be designed specifically for touch controls. The OnLive gaming app can be found in the Google Play app catalog for compatible smartphones and tablets, and L.A. Noire is priced at $5.99. Read on for OnLive’s press release. More →

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Rockstar suggests Sony’s latest PS3 firmware update is causing console to overheat

By on May 19, 2011 at 1:54 PM.

Rockstar suggests Sony’s latest PS3 firmware update is causing console to overheat

As if Sony didn’t have enough issues to deal with, Rockstar, the developer behind hits like Grand Theft Auto and L.A. Noir, is reporting that the latest 3.61 firmware update for the Sony PS3 is causing units to overheat. “We have received some reports of PS3s overheating while playing L.A. Noire or beeping three times before shutting down / turning themselves off, mostly on older 60GB and 80GB fat models,” Rockstar customer service team said on its support page, as reported by MCVUK. The developer suggested that the problem is not limited to L.A. Noir and that gamers are experiencing the same issue on other titles — the red light or PS3 freeze usually occurs 30 minutes to 2 hours into gameplay. Hit the jump for a statement from Rockstar’s customer service, which the company has clarified is not official.
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Xbox 360 and Red Dead Redemption take top seat in June gaming sales

By on July 16, 2010 at 11:01 AM.

Xbox 360 and Red Dead Redemption take top seat in June gaming sales

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June was a topsy turvy month for gaming sales according to NPD, as overall sales were down 6% year-over-year but up significantly from May. Leading the way for June was the Xbox 360 which sold 451,700 units, which more than doubled its May sales of a measly 194,000 units. Hot on the heels of the Xbox was the Nintendo Wii which sold 422,500 units and the PlayStation 3 which sold 304,800 units. June was also a good month for hardware and accessory sales, as hardware sales were up 5% year-over-year and and accessory sales were up 6% year-over-year. Though console and accessory sales were brisk, software sales declined 15% from last year, with Red Dead Redemption as the one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing month. In its second month of sales, the popular title from Rockstar continues to be very well received with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions taking two of the top three slots for the best selling software titles in June. More →

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