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27 Mar 2015 - 15 New Grand Theft Auto V PC Screens
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V March 27, 2015, 01:26:00 pm 568 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
12 Mar 2015 - BBC creating Grand Theft Auto docudrama
AJ Collins posted in Rockstar Games March 12, 2015, 11:17:00 pm 1262 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
British broadcaster BBC has announced that it plans to create a 90-minute docudrama that follows the the creation and success of the Grand Theft Auto series - calling it "the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park." The docudrama is part of BBC's Make it Digital initiative to inspire a new generation of technology and development. Aside from the run-time and the fact it will air on BBC Two, no specific details have been released. Here is a snippet from the larger set of show announcements:
It'll be interesting to see how much they cover as anyone who has read Jacked knows, there's quite a bit to tell. Hopefully, this won't end up like The Art and Science of Rockstar Games book collection. We'll keep you posted as soon as we hear more details.
10 Mar 2015 - Grand Theft Auto Online Heists out now
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V March 10, 2015, 08:03:00 am 537 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
As for those of you waiting for the PC version, you can take some solice that Delay Tuesday doesn't seem to have any delays in-store for us. Just pray they don't alter the date any further.
27 Feb 2015 - 15 new Grand Theft Auto V PC screenshots
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V February 27, 2015, 11:10:00 am 1875 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Rockstar has released 15 new screenshots of Grand Theft Auto V for PC in glorious 3840x2160 resolution (albeit in heavily compressed JPEG form).
Rockstar is also introducing a new pre-order deal. If you pre-order by March 31st, you will get a bonus of $300,000 to use in Grand Theft Auto Online. They are also planning to announce more info "in the weeks ahead" (which in Rockstar time can mean months), including a new trailer for the PC version.
24 Feb 2015 - Grand Theft Auto V for PC delayed again (yes again)
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V February 24, 2015, 10:26:00 am 807 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Sigh, here we go again. Rockstar has announced (sadly, almost unsurprisingly at this point) that
A work area inside Rockstar North
The PC version has been in production since at least 2012 according to Rockstar's own bug tracking logs found in the PS3 version back in 2013. Yes, that's right - it has now taken 4 years for a port to be finished. With a company as big as Rockstar, why has it taken this long? Rockstar seems to have made a huge mistake in predicting how much development bandwidth they actually had. We assume that the early development of the PC version was in-fact actually in preparation for the new generation of consoles as they use similar architecture to the PC. Back before release of the Xbone, Microsoft was still way behind and didn't deliver final development kits until just a few months before release of the console. Then it wasn't until the next year after release that they gave developers a finalized graphics driver. Knowing this and Rockstar's love for console platforms, we assume that at some point top priority shifted away from perfecting PC to making it work correctly on Xbox One and perfecting PlayStation 4. Rockstar also wanted to add first person view among other new features which needed to be developed and implemented - along with the heists which they said would launch shortly after Online but ended up going through several different redesigns. Oh and did I mention Online content packs, fixing Online issues and the single player DLC that is supposedly still being developed?
So with all that in mind, it's no wonder why Rockstar keeps kicking the can down the road. And while it's great they are not releasing the PC version until it's good and ready, it would be nice to have Rockstar open up more lines of communication with not only the community - but more internal communication between developers, management and marketing as well so they don't make unrealistic promises.
Oh, and heists are supposedly coming March 10th.
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V January 13, 2015, 11:33:00 am 6754 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Originally Rockstar stated they'd release the recommended system specifications for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V last month. After a huge silent delay, we now have yet another delay - this time March 25, 2015. On the somewhat bright side, we now have system requirements and a few screenshots.
18 Dec 2014 - GTA Chinatown Wars now out on Android
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars December 18, 2014, 01:08:00 pm 3105 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Keeping the tradition of silently releasing mobile titles, Rockstar has surprisingly released Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars for Android. According to the Google Play store, the game features:
18 Dec 2014 - GTA Online Festive Surprise Update
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V December 18, 2014, 01:07:00 pm 880 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
It's that time of the year again. As already previously hinted at, Rockstar has announced the Festive Surprise update for Grand Theft Auto Online. The update brings the following:
Also included in the update, which brings GTAV to 1.19 on last gen and 1.05 on new gen, is a sleigh full of fixes and changes which can be viewed over at the Rockstar Support article. The update is now live for all four platforms.