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16 Dec 2014 - GTA Online Heists Trailer and Preview Released
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V December 16, 2014, 01:36:00 pm 196 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Ever since our first look at Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar has been teasing the ability to perform heists with friends. Seemingly each time it's even mentioned the can is kicked further down the road with little information to show. Today, we finally have some tangible evidence
Rockstar had previously stated that heists would be the next update after the NewGen versions launched, but that doesn't look to be the case with the holiday's update fast approaching. However, seeing as Rockstar finally seems to be happy with the state heists is in, we'd expect the early 2015 release date to really be early 2015 - perhaps even near or soon after the PC version?
09 Dec 2014 - San Andreas updated on Steam (12/9)
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas December 09, 2014, 07:15:00 pm 957 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Last month Rockstar released on update on Steam for Grand Theft Auto San Andreas that added XInput controller support while removing several songs and breaking saved games for German players. It also continued the trend excluding version 1.01 fixes such as 1080p support. A week later we reported that another update for the game was being staged. Four weeks later, the update has finally gone live. In line with the last update, there is no official version number so to avoid confusion the community is calling it "NewSteam r2". Unlike the last update, however, Rockstar has released an official changelog for this update:
Sadly, there's no sign of Rockstar restoring songs previous owners should rightfully have access to. Just like with the last update, an unofficial community downgrader has been created to rectify this issue. This new downgrader will take your legally purchased NewSteam r2 (12/9) to before the 11/7 patch. It relies on binary differences so no game files are being distributed. As such, this will only work correctly with the 12/9/14 update. Once downgraded, we recommend making a copy of your San Andreas folder and storing it somewhere outside of your Steam folder. You should also then be able to use this downgrader to version 1.0 to gain maximum modding compatibility. There is also a downgrader to take you directly from NewSteam r2 to 1.0 that should be released later today. We'll update this article when that happens.
EDIT: A downgrader for NewSteam r2 to the original 1.0 version of San Andreas has been released.
18 Nov 2014 - Grand Theft Auto V NewGen Out Now
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V November 18, 2014, 12:00:00 am 2092 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is out now. We'll be streaming the PlayStation 4 version occasionally at our newly setup Twitch channel. Be sure to stop by if you're on the fence or waiting for the PC version and let us know in chat what you want to see!
The wait now shifts to the PC version which should be out on January 27th. Hopefully now that the PS4/Xbone versions are out, we'll be seeing more of the PC.
14 Nov 2014 - Exclusive Grand Theft Auto V New Gen Screenshot
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V November 14, 2014, 10:03:00 pm 3624 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Rockstar was kind enough to send us over this RockstarNexus exclusive Grand Theft Auto V screenshot! We're less than three days away now from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release with the heavily anticipated PC version coming January 27th.
EDIT: Here's a list of fansites that have received exclusive screenshots. Thanks to GrandTheftAuto5.fr for compiling the list!
GTAV.net | GTAV.net (2) | The GTA Base | Rockstar Universe | GTA-Series | GTATurk | GTAGaming | GTA Warehouse | GrandTheftAuto5.fr | RockstarWorld | GTA-Xtreme | GTAPro | GTAVision | RockstarNetwork | GTAGames.nl | GTAInside | GTATheGame | The GTA Place | GTANext | Rockstar98
11 Nov 2014 - Another San Andreas Steam update incoming
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas November 11, 2014, 03:33:00 pm 1853 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
A few days ago an update for Grand Theft Auto San Andreas went live on Steam that that caused game issues for some and highlighted issues with digital distribution in general. While there hasn't been any word from Rockstar on the issue, it looks like another update is being tested according to SteamDB.
EDIT: An unofficial downgrader for the 11/7 Steam update has been released. More details here.
10 Nov 2014 - Grand Theft Auto V NewGen Launch Trailer
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V November 10, 2014, 11:38:00 am 420 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch of Grand Theft Auto V fast approaching in just 7 days, Rockstar has released one last trailer. You can watch it above via YouTube or download the source 1080p file.
The song is "Let's Go All the Way" by Sly Fox.
07 Nov 2014 - San Andreas updated on Steam [UPDATE]
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas November 07, 2014, 03:19:00 pm 90308 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Don't say we didn't warn you. Rockstar finally went live with the update for Grand Theft Auto San Andreas that was leaked a few months ago. Here's what we've noticed about the update so far:
Other issues that have been noted by players but don't seem to be a direct result of this update:
Other issues you might be experiencing might be due to installed modifications that were partially overwritten by Steam. Try deleting the game and redownload a fresh copy. If all else fails, try using SilentPatch.
Hopefully most of you had a backup of your digital copy you can restore to or at least an original physical copy. No word yet from Rockstar.
EDIT: The cookie monster known as Silent has updated his excellent SilentPatch to work with the new update. It fixes a number of issues that have been discovered thus far, such as:
EDIT 2: Despite what Polygon is reporting, this isn't the mobile/360 version of the game. That version is only available on PC via the Windows 8 Store.
EDIT 3: We've updated the article to clear up a few issues users in the community were having that are valid issues with the digital versions of San Andreas, but might not be a direct result of this particular update. Unfortunately, due to the wide range of releases, updates and changes San Andreas has had in its 10 years, there is bound to be confusion on all sides. Indeed, accidentally building off an older version of San Andreas would explain the missing resolution options. We encourage players and the press to give Rockstar some time to address these issues before rushing to declare malice.
EDIT 4: Silent has sent along the following information that explains why we're seeing such mixed reports:
EDIT 5: Looks like another update to San Andreas is being tested.
EDIT 6: An unofficial fan-made downgrader has been released. This will downgrade your legally purchased 11/7/14 Steam copy to just before the update. It relies on binary differences so no game files are being distributed. As such, this will only work correctly with the 11/7/14 update. Once downgraded, we recommend making a copy of your San Andreas folder and storing it somewhere outside of your Steam folder. You should also then be able to use this downgrade to version 1.0 to gain maximum modding compatibility.
04 Nov 2014 - Grand Theft Auto V New-Gen Previews
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V November 04, 2014, 12:53:00 pm 1047 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Two websites, IGN and CVG, have released today previews of Grand Theft Auto V for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These previews mainly focus on the new first-person mode. First-person is something the community has been asking about for quite awhile. Indeed, one of the most popular mods for Grand Theft Auto IV was a first-person camera mod. Rockstar has played around with first-person in the past with Midnight Club: Los Angeles, taking the time to properly detail the dashboard and character. Both websites detail the amount of additional work Rockstar went through to make it work in a more sandbox environment and I highly encourage you to read them both in their entirety. As always, we've summed up the important bits below.
A game-play trailer (at top) has also been released showcasing the new first-person view. We've managed to score a 1080p unwatermarked version on YouTube, but keep in mind the amount of compression YouTube adds might be less than ideal for some. Past new-gen trailers have later been released with higher-bitrates -- we'll let you know when/if we see it pop-up on the net.
Several new screenshots have been released as well.
EDIT: The new gameplay trailer has gone live on Rockstar's website. While a MP4 or a WMV version isn't available yet, a 1080p FLV version is. You'll need a player that supports FLV such as VLC. We'll let you know if a higher-quality version gets released.