By using the voucher code above, you can get hold of GTA V for one of the lowest prices we've seen. At the time of writing, it beats the next best offer elsewhere by around a fiver. PC gamers may have had to wait for it, but they ended up getting the definitive version of GTA V as a result. With improved visuals and AI behavior, along with Rockstar Editor's easy to use machinima tools (not to mention the modding community's awesome / ridiculous contributions) it really is the complete package. Thanks to Moonky @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Grand Theft Auto V PC review for more details.
The usual go-to deal price for this one is a pound more, so this listing for L.A. Noire is worth highlighting. Along with the main game you also get all of the DLC in the Complete Edition, meaning 5 additional cases and several suits which provide enhancements to certain gameplay mechanics. Of course, L.A. Noire isn’t a perfect game, but the overall experience (as long as you’re not expecting an action-fest) is superb. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!
Be sure to check out our L.A. Noire (PS3) review for more details.
There's not long to go now before the BBC's The Gamechangers airs on BBC Two. The controversial documentary focuses on the development of the Grand Theft Auto series and the conflict between the company and outspoken US lawyer (now disbarred), Jack Thompson. Despite Grand Theft Auto developers, Rockstar, suing the BBC over the film, it would appear it's going to air anyway.
Sam Houser, a Rockstar co-founder will be played by Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter fame), while Thompson will be played by Bill Paxton (Aliens, Apollo 13). Oddly, the BBC have not worked with Rockstar on the project, instead opting to base it on court documents and third party people who were apparently involved with events.Click here to see the air date and trailer...
By using the voucher code above, you can get hold of GTA V for one of the lowest prices we've seen. At the time of writing, it beats the next best offer elsewhere by around a fiver. PC gamers may have had to wait for it, but they ended up getting the definitive version of GTA V as a result. With improved visuals and AI behavior, along with Rockstar Editor's easy to use machinima tools (not to mention the modding community's awesome / ridiculous contributions) it really is the complete package. Thanks to TOMBOY25360 @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Grand Theft Auto V PC review for more details.
Rockstar are taking legal action against the BBC in relation to Game Changer, the broadcasting company's upcoming drama about the Grand Theft Auto series. Rockstar are suing for trademark infringement and have released a statement (via IGN):
"Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled 'Game Changer' as it relates to Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto video game series"
"While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project. Our goal is to ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC's pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games."
"We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary."Click here to read more...
It’s a good job I hadn’t finalised my review until now. Had I drawn a line under my experience last week my opinions would have been very, very different. You see, it has only been in the last 72 hours that the PC port of Grand Theft Auto V has shown me its strengths. It’s beautiful, beautiful strengths. Up until that point the experience in San Andreas has definitely been a good looking, but had been marred by frame rate drops that killed the enjoyment both in the single player campaign and in GTA Online.
Thankfully, those issues have been sorted, and I can now comfortably say that the PC version really is the definitive version of GTA V.
As someone who last played the game on their Xbox 360, the jump in performance has been significant even without touching the 4K visuals that Rockstar have added. Then again, I didn’t really have to state that – there are videos out there that highlight this is the case, but seeing it in action for myself really hammers home how much work has gone into this version of the game. Of course, the big question is if the PC version is worth getting if you’ve previously played the game, and I aim to answer that by the end of this review.Click here to read more...
Grand Theft Auto V launches on PC in four days' time. Nineteen months since GTA V first launched, well clear of current-gen console versions, it certainly took its sweet time.
Thankfully, we're convinced that it will be worth the wait - and should be nothing less than the definitive version of the game.
So to that end, here's our essential guide to GTA V on PC, from the specs to the new features, GTA Online and some of the crazy shenanigans you'll be able to get up to, while explaining why we can't wait for April 14th.
Chances are that most of you have already been sorting out your rigs during the delay, but just to get the basics out of the way before getting onto the juicy stuff, here are Rockstar's recommended specs for running GTA V. As the most graphically definitive version of the game that runs at 60fps opposed to 30 on PS4 and Xbox One, you'll naturally need some fairly serious hardware.Click here to read more...
It's an absolute belter crowned by three excellent bundles.
The Rockstar Bundle contains Bully Scholarship Edition, Manhunt, Midnight Club 2, Max Payne, Max Payne 2, Max Payne 3, Max Payne Rockstar Pass and LA Noire Complete for just £14.60, while the Grand Theft Auto Complete Package offers a huge raft of GTA games new and old for £6.99 all in.
And that's all before you save an extra 20% using voucher code JBTBG5-7GVTE8-W2YXRV!
Time for a crime spree. Thanks to FantasyDeals and BuzzDuraband!
Sony have revealed their latest PSN deals of the week for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Rockstar fans are in for a treat, since most of their entire legacy of games have been slashed down to size.
For example, all of the PS3 Grand Theft Auto games are between 65-80% off, including GTA V, GTA IV and all the DLC, while Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire are both a fiver apiece. Meanwhile the superb PSP games are also ridiculously cheap, such as Vice City Stories and The Warriors.
PS4 owners also shouldn't miss Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for only £9.49! Get all the deals and links below, and a tip of the cap to jaystan for beating me to it on HUKD.Click here to read more...
It's all change in the Xbox Live Gold sale, with savings to be had on several tiles from Rockstar Games on the Xbox 360 that don't have GTA in the title (speaking of which, the GTA PC bundle is still available, FYI.) Bully: Scholarship Edition and Midnight Club L.A are £2.99 each, while Red Dead Redemption is currently at £4.99. Max Payne 3 is at £3.74, with its Season Pass (which adds plenty of multiplayer content) just £2.99, and L.A. Noire is currently priced at £4.99. That's plenty of great gaming for some low, low prices.
Of course, you'll need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to take advantage of these offers, but if you're in the market to reactive your account you should check out our recent highlighted deal for cheap XBL Gold subs.
Not to be outdone by the Cyber Monday deal storm, GamersGate are currently willing to part with Grand Theft Auto: The Complete Package for £5.60, which is an awful lot of brilliant sandbox crime mayhem for a fairly small amount of cash. This undercuts Steam's sale price by more than a quid.
Grand Theft Auto: The Complete Package is guilty of false advertising, but in an unexpectedly brilliant way. Contrary to the store description, it actually contains the original GTA and GTA 2 right through Vice City, San Andreas, GTA IV and its excellent DLC - so the only missing piece is GTA V! We can't wait for the PC version of GTA V so the modding scene can start cranking out some ridiculous new wares. Thanks to [email protected] HUKD!
If you're willing to take a punt on PC deals before the Steam Fall Sale and Cyber Monday, GamersGate are currently willing to part with Grand Theft Auto: The Complete Package for £7.00, which is an awful lot of brilliant sandbox crime mayhem with change for a tenner.
Grand Theft Auto: The Complete Package is guilty of false advertising, but in an unexpectedly brilliant way. Contrary to the store description, it actually contains the original GTA and GTA 2 right through Vice City, San Andreas, GTA IV and its excellent DLC - so the only missing piece is GTA V! Cheap as chips too, even if we've seen it £1 cheaper during a Greenman Gaming sale. Thanks to dodgydealings @ HUKD!
In case you needed any more incentive, here's the latest GTA IV mod: none other than RoboCop's ED-209! Hurry up with GTA V's PC version, dammit...
Sex in GTA 5, much like most other things in GTA 5, can now be enjoyed/endured in first-person mode. I can't help but find the scandal surrounding it a little wearying to say the least. Just because you're looking out through the eyes of the characters rather than controlling them in the third-person doesn't make the fact that you can have virtual sex with a virtual prostitute and then virtually kill her, if you choose to, any worse than before.
I've played a few hours of the new-gen version of GTA V, and the first-person mode does make a significant difference. Everything is a little more immediate, the painstakingly detailed world, scrubbed up to somehow look even better than it did last year, is more immersive than before. Los Santos fills more alive in this version, and I have to say that I really felt like I was a part of a living, breathing environment far more than I did in the original.
Perhaps it's for these reasons that people are getting uppity about the sex. True to form, the Daily Fail called it "outrageous", the IBTimes wheeled out some "experts" without any links to relative studies. To its credit, though, the Mirror delivered a very carefully-measured piece, highlighting that actually we still have absolutely no clear evidence just how much of an effect games have on real-life situations:
On the violence side, let's remind ourselves of the many studies and meta-analyses that have shown that there is absolutely no clearly defined link between violent video games and aggression in those who play them.
There is no established link between violent video games and real-world violence
In the few studies that do find a weak link between aggressive behaviour and video games, there tends to be little context: do games make you more aggressive that playing or watching a team sport like football, for example?
Now, let's be clear, video games seldom deal with sex particularly well. Part of it, when talking about the act itself, is the animation, of course -- no one wants to see mannequins bumping uglies. Whatever emotional capacity a gaming sex scene might have had is quickly lost when the entire thing disappears off into the uncanny valley like a burning car careening off of a cliff. The alternative is the sort of soft-focus fumbling seen in Mass Effect, which just made me laugh.Click here to read more...
Grand Theft Auto 5's new-gen first-person mode was unveiled yesterday via an IGN First Look, amongst other things, and here are a few of our thoughts on the reveal, the new perspective, the prospect of new-gen GTA 5, and whether or not it's a must-buy this Holiday Season.
As someone who found GTA 5 to be a little lacking in terms of really drawing me into the world, I'm enormously excited for the first-person mode that Rockstar have added to the new-gen release. It's not simply a matter of repositioning the camera, to really make it work you need to retweak everything to make the game feel like it was made for that perspective, and it looks as though the developers have really gone the extra distance to do that.
I'm a little biased in that regard, I find third-person perspectives to be far inferior when it comes to eliciting a sense of immersion in a game -- though caveats for that can be made regarding acrobatic action titles. In this respect, I think GTA lends itself brilliantly to a first-person perspective -- it already makes the vehicular stuff more thrilling, though the interiors look like arse -- and I'm looking forward to seeing how it changes the feel and the rhythm of the game. It's one change, but I reckon it could have a huge impact.Click here to read more...
When it comes to the GTA V re-release on PC and new-gen consoles, we've known about the graphical upgrades, we found ourselves actually rather impressed at the lengths that Rockstar had evidently gone to to scrub the game up for more powerful machines, but this is something else.
This is first-person GTA V.
We're going to have a slew of thoughts and opinions on how much, or how little, this will affect things to come, and whether or not it makes the new-gen GTA V a must-have proposition, but for now here's three minutes of first-person footage (courtesy of IGN) to give you a taste of what you can expect.
One of the worst-kept secrets in gaming has finally broken cover: Grand Theft Auto V is indeed headed to PC this Autumn with online heists, a visual makeover and expanded content. About time too, really!
However, Rockstar's latest open-world crime spree has also been confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One. The PS4 version will allow PS3 and Xbox 360 players to import their GTA Online progress, though we don't know about the other two editions yet.
Max Payne Complete Bundle | £7.79 | Green Man Gaming
We've seen the Max Payne Complete Bundle go a little cheaper than this thanks to a Rockstar Weekend back in March, but given how relatively rare this deal is, the GMG deal is a cracker if you've not yet sorted yourself out with some Max Payne goodness. As well as containing the barnstorming original and Max Payne II (probably one of my favourite games ever), the Complete Bundle throws in the so-so Max Payne 3 and the Rockstar Pass.
Great spot, Bulldog123.
It's not exactly cheap, but this is the best price we've seen since launch, so it's definitely worth considering. Thanks to 271770071 @ HUKD!
Finding sea-based success in our previous episode was not enough for our dynamic duo, and so in today's episode of Dealspwn Playthrough Carl and Matt are once again robbing stores and taking to the sea.
The thing is, they decided to up the ante a little by escaping on a motorbike and jetskis, and chaos ensued. See the result by hitting the jump.Click here to read more...
Their first few attempts at robbing a convenience store may not have gone according to plan, but Carl and Matt are back once again to earn some money on the streets of Los Santos.
Only this time, there's a twist.
In today's episode of Dealspwn Playthrough, our brave heroes attempt to liberate some cash and then flee with it to the one place the police can't prosecute them... the sea! See how they got on by hitting the jump.Click here to read more...