News: Social Club cards launched
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V December 09, 2013, 02:26:00 PM 224 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
The long awaited job editor for Grand Theft Auto Online is finally upon us. Rockstar has confirmed that a beta of the job editor will be dropping as early as tomorrow, December 10th. This inital release will be limited to: deathmatch, team deathmatch, race, GTA race and rally race. Once you've perfected your job, you can unleash it upon the public using Social Club. The best community jobs will be featured by Rockstar under the label "Rockstar Verified Jobs."
Also coming this month is a brand new team mode: capture. Similar to capture the flag, up to four squads will battle it out stealing drugs, vehicles and other items from each other. There will be four variations of the mode: raid, contend, hold and GTA. Rockstar will release specifics on these modes later this week. The mode is free of charge.
Coming in the next year, Rockstar is planning to release the already announced heist jobs for GTA Online. However, Rockstar has also announced that new "substantial additions" to Grand Theft Auto V single player are also in the works.
26 Nov 2013 - Grand Theft Auto San Andreas mobile coming in December
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas November 26, 2013, 11:58:00 AM 3541 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Was there really ever any doubt? Rockstar has announced that just like Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City, San Andreas will also be making the jump to mobile devices. This time around, however, SA mobile will be making an appearance on Windows Phone as well as iOS and Android. While not officially stated, it wouldn't be too hard to see it make it over to Windows RT and Windows 8 Metro later on.
The mobile version is said to include the usual mobile upgrades: dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models. In addition, the mobile version is also bringing a reworked checkpoint system, new contextual controls and three different control schemes for both driving and walking.
While Rockstar claims December is the target date, no specific release date was mentioned nor if SA will also have a staged iOS then Android then other devices release as is typical Rockstar fashion.
19 Nov 2013 - GTA Online Beach Bum DLC released
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V November 19, 2013, 12:21:00 PM 1300 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
The first free DLC pack for Grand Theft Auto Online has arrived on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Beach Bum pack includes a number of new additions such as weapons, vehicles, races, jobs and clothing items. The new weapons and vehicles also cross over to single player if you'd rather play with yourself instead. You can view all the new additions over at the newswire article. To get the pack, simply download today's new GTAV patch.
Also releasing today is update 1.06. This new patch not only delivers the new beach bum content, it also contains a number of long-awaited fixes for GTAO.
Rockstar has also performed a number of changes on their end to balance out the game. Changes include tweaks to bad sport, removal of duplicated cars and job payouts.
05 Nov 2013 - Grand Theft Auto V 1.05 update released
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V November 05, 2013, 12:27:00 PM 3259 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Patch 1.05 for Grand Theft Auto V is out now on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It brings a couple of new fixes regarding Grand Theft Auto Online, specifically releating to progression loss.
With patch 1.05 out the door, the question now is will Rockstar finally release the oft-delayed stimulus package this week.
01 Nov 2013 - Grand Theft Auto V 1.05 next week
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V November 01, 2013, 02:28:00 PM 1108 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Previously announced for this week, patch 1.05 for Grand Theft Auto V will now release sometime early next week. The patch is said to address additional "progress loss issues". As for the stimulus package, it too has been delayed to late next week.
26 Oct 2013 - GTAOnline stimulus and DLC information
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V October 26, 2013, 01:43:00 AM 1139 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Rockstar has released a status update on a number of topics regarding Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V.
Get out your Rockstar Time charts and add another entry. The 500,000 GTA$ stimulus package as been delayed again, citing a number of issues still remaining in GTAO. Rockstar hopes to have a new patch out sometime next week that contains a few tweaks and fixes to the game.
Creator and DLC
Many of you are likely anxiously awaiting the content creator. While no time frame other than "fall" has been attached, Rockstar has stated you'll be able to create new deathmatches and races with the first version of the editor. If unlimited content isn't enough for you, Rockstar has also announced that The Beach Bum pack will be releasing in early November. The pack contains new beach-themed vehicles and new weapons for your arsenal. Also included are new tattoos, hairstyles, jobs, gang attacks, survivals, last team standings, parachutes, deathmatches, races and more. Both the editor and the Beach Bum pack are free.
Social Club Event Weekends
To top it all off, Rockstar will be holding special event weekends starting in November. You'll encounter a number of special rewards and bonuses such as limited-edition event crate drops and discounts on items in-game. Rockstar will also be hosting a live-stream show of the event, giving away free GTAV gear.
18 Oct 2013 - Grand Theft Auto V 1.04 update released
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V October 18, 2013, 12:09:00 PM 2009 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Last week Rockstar announced that a new patch was on its way for Grand Theft Auto V. Keeping their word, that patch -- version 1.04 -- has been released on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The patch brings a number of changes for Grand Theft Auto Online, which you can view below. Most notable is that medical fees upon death in freemode are now capped at $500, instead of the outrageous $2,000 cap before.
In addition, it also brings the ability for Rockstar to remotely give players the $500,000 stimulus package for the problems experienced since launch. No word on exactly when that deposit will hit, however in the announcement Rockstar stated they were planning to deposit $250,000 of that money shortly after the patch released.
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto IV October 18, 2013, 01:36:00 AM 1039 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
In August, we reported that the future of Games for Windows Live, the service powering Grand Theft Auto IV and the Episodes from Liberty City on PC, was in question. Microsoft had published a statement on a support page stating that the service was due for shutdown on July 1, 2014. That statement was later removed and Microsoft hasn't said anything on the issue since. In that article we noted that it was looking like a number of developers were prepping to re-release older games without the service.
Rocksteady Studios, developer of Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, released an update this week for both titles on Steam. The update removes Games for Windows Live and uses Steamworks in its place. Erik Miller, developer at the studio, released a statement telling players that they can now claim their Games for Windows Live copies on Steam. The statement also gave reasoning behind the update:
With the cat out of the bag, it makes us wonder why Microsoft is still so keen on keeping the shutdown hush-hush. The million dollar question on our minds is will Rockstar update GTAIV so multiplayer and achievements can still be enjoyed after the Live shutdown. We haven't seen any indication of activity on GTAIV in the Steam database yet. When we published our last article on the situation, we sent an email to Rockstar asking for a comment. Months later, we still haven't seen a reply on the issue.
We'll let you know if we hear anything, don't hold your breath though.
Source: Steam Community