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  • Blog Post: Ten Celebrities You Forgot Were Grand Theft Auto Voice Actors

    In recent years, the Grand Theft Auto games have shied away from using celebrity voice actors. But back in the series' PlayStation 2 days, Rockstar hired entertainment heavyweights like Dennis Hopper, Ray Liotta, and Ice-T to do voiceovers - including some you probably forgot about. 10 - Shaun Ryder... More
  • Blog Post: The 1000-Year-Old Gamer: A Look At Video Game Age Gates

    Age gates are the Internet's half-hearted attempt at preventing minors from seeing potentially objectionable material. Like most of you, my birthday is on January 1st, but I have found a good deal of variety in just how far back various game companies' website go in available birth year. Asking... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Red Dead Redemption

    As part of of our day-long examination of the concept of freedom in video games, I wrote this essay about Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption: Perhaps no game is more closely tied to the mythology of American freedom than Red Dead Redemption – a game set in the “Wild West,” a... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #249

    A few months ago, we asked readers if GTA V lived up to their expectations or not. With the exception of a few disillusioned gamers, most readers expressed happiness with their purchase, despite GTA Online’s early server woes. Great Expectations: GTA V went beyond my expectations! Even though GTA... More
  • Blog Post: Connection Failed: Troubled Online Launches

    Games are more connected than ever. Many of the world's most popular games are now exclusively online, and an increasing number blur the line between single- and multiplayer. Times are changing, but one thing has remained constant: Launching a large-scale online game is a difficult proposition -... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Ways Rockstar Can Improve Grand Theft Auto Online

    As I detailed in my impressions piece , Grand Theft Auto has an amazing amount of potential. With 16 concurrent users, hundreds of missions, and the promise of user-created content, I could envision this becoming my go-to multiplayer game for years to come. But given that creating an online experience... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Thriving And Surviving In Grand Theft Auto Online

    Though many of us are still struggling to gain access to Grand Theft Auto Online as Rockstar works out the technical difficulties, some have slipped between the error messages to experience Los Santos through the lens of their own created characters. To help you get set up in this new virtual world,... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto Online Impressions

    For over a decade, players have indiscriminately wreaked havoc on the general populaces of Vice City, Liberty City, and San Andreas. In these crime-ridden territories, non-player characters are daily victims of car hijackings, stray bullets, hit-and-runs, sucker punches, and rampages. In Grand Theft... More
  • Blog Post: How To Find The Ghost In Grand Theft Auto V

    If you spent time exploring the Internet in Grand Theft Auto V , you may have come across the "Who Killed Leonora Johnson" website. If you click the "Main Players" tab on this site, followed by the link for "Another Vinewood Mystery: Blood on the Rocks," you arrive at an... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Grand Theft Auto V

    You've patiently bided your time by scrutinizing every Grand Theft Auto V preview, screenshot, and video that hit the internet. Now, the wait has come to a close and it's time to indulge in a long gameplay session of Rockstar's latest open world opus. To celebrate the occasion, I take Reiner... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Tips For Starting Grand Theft Auto V

    As a newcomer to Los Santos, you may feel overwhelmed by the region's massive map and large number of activities available upon your arrival. After spending more than 40 hours in the city, I've got some advice that should help you get on the right track to riches. Max Your Critical Skills All... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – A Day With Grand Theft Auto V

    The five-plus year wait is over! Rockstar's massive Grand Theft Auto V is now on store shelves, and we're going to be playing it live right here starting at 2 PM Central. To tide you over until then, check out Matt Bertz's review . At 2 PM, the link below will switch to the live stream. Join... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 GTA Soundtrack Deep Cuts

    No company in games has done more to make an art of the licensed soundtrack than Rockstar Games. The Grand Theft Auto series' in-game radio stations have been a way for the music team at Rockstar to show off its taste in tunes, and – from GTA III all the way through the upcoming GTA V –... More
  • Blog Post: How Grand Theft Auto Revolutionized Game Soundtracks

    The Grand Theft Auto series is responsible for making the open-world genre one of the staples of the gaming world. However, Rockstar Games' ambitious soundtracks and superb use of licensed music also changed game soundtracks. With today's new GTA trailers, which feature tracks by Queen, L.A.... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Welcome To Mexico

    Red Dead Redemption is all about discovery. Placed in a gigantic open world, you’ll likely find something to divert your attention on the ride to your next mission: duels, stranger missions, hunting rabbits, to name a few. The best part is that all of this content makes sense in the harsh desert... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Grand Theft Auto Missions Of All Time

    Every Grand Theft Auto boasts several memorable missions. Some stand out for their explosive action, while others earn a way into our hearts for their sense of humor. Distilling this vast pool of moments wasn’t easy. This list tries to capture the best of both styles of missions. After you’ve... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Grand Theft Auto Characters of All Time

    This month, we’ve been celebrating the coming arrival of Grand Theft Auto V, but we also want to take some time to look back at the characters that helped make the series the blockbuster franchise it is today. Read on to find out who we picked as the ten greatest characters in Grand Theft Auto... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto V Reader Q&A

    Last week, we asked fans to submit questions regarding Grand Theft Auto V. We received over 500 submissions, and I did my best to answer the most common questions. Several of the questions you posed have no answers yet. We didn’t discuss the cover system, shooting mechanics, safe houses, car handling... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The GTA V Trailers

    Using the knowlege gained from our trip to see Grand Theft Auto V, we highlight the key features of the first two trailers. The flavor of the characters and the high octane action speak for themself in these trailers, but we also picked up on some information nuggets you may have otherwise missed. To... More
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