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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Grand Theft Auto V PC

    The definitive version of Grand Theft Auto V is finally here, so it's time to put the new features through their paces with a new episode of Test Chamber . Join Reiner, Bertz, and interns Elise Favis and Jon Gregory as they tour Los Santos, taking a second to admire all the visual customization available... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Mods We Want For Grand Theft Auto V PC

    The Grand Theft Auto games are great on any platform they come to, but like the Elder Scrolls series, you get more bang for your buck with the PC version thanks to all the brilliant mods the community creates after the game releases. Now that this version of the game has shipped, we're dreaming up... More
  • Blog Post: Five Reasons Why The PC Version Could Be The Best GTA V Edition

    After nineteen months, two console launches, and 45 million units shipped, the latest entry to Rockstar’s flagship franchise is finally coming to PC. When Grand Theft Auto V arrives on the largest platform April 14, it won’t be a half-baked port devoid of new features. Rockstar’s core... More
  • Blog Post: GTA Online Heists Impressions – The Waiting Game

    After more than a year of impatient foot stomping by the GTA faithful, Rockstar finally delivered on the promise of bringing multiplayer heists to Grand Theft Auto Online free of charge. These five missions are the most complex and interesting of the activities available to players, but at this juncture... More
  • Blog Post: Kim Wallace’s Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    Storytelling has always been very important to me in games; it’s what keeps me hooked and immersed. I’ve often looked at the narrative as the great pay-off for all my hard work to complete a game, so it’s no surprise that the list below features games that told memorable tales. One... More
  • Blog Post: Matt Helgeson's Top Five Game Of The Last Generation

    It was the longest console generation in history, beginning with the release of the Xbox 360 in 2005 and generally ending in the fall of last year. Looking back, it also may have been the best. With three successful consoles, there were more games than ever before, and console game designers finally... More
  • Blog Post: Requiem For A Seam: Remembering The 10 Best Game Instruction Manuals

    Let me spin you a yarn. Times were, you’d open that brand-new cardboard (or plastic) box and there, nestled right next to your cartridge (or disc), would be a booklet. Yes, a booklet – paper pages stapled together that told you how to play the game (and sometimes more). Remember those? Now... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play As A Shark In Grand Theft Auto V

    We now know the location of 10 peyote plants in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V. My latest find is located on the ocean floor just off of Del Perror Pier. You'll need to come at this one from an angle to avoid drowning. I consumed this plant twice and turned into a dolphin... More
  • Blog Post: [New Videos Added] How To Play As A Bird, Dog & Cow In Grand Theft Auto V

    Bran Stark from Game of Thrones isn't the only character who can enter the mind of a bird. To accomplish this feat, you need to track down one of 27 pieces of peyote hidden across San Andreas in the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game. After consuming this drug, Franklin, Trevor, or Michael... More
  • Blog Post: Where To Find The First Clue In Grand Theft Auto V's New Murder Mystery

    The hunt for new content in Grand Theft Auto V continues. Today, we stumbled upon the first clue in Michael's murder mystery mission. We have no idea what it means, or where to go from here, but the first step has been made. You can find it at the Gentry Manor Hotel. Use the side entrance and look... More
  • Blog Post: How To Find Grand Theft Auto V's First Stock Car Race

    Stock car races are one of the new additions to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V. Each race rewards the player with a new muscle car painted with logos of popular brands in San Andreas. You won't be able to jump into these new events from the outset of play. You'll... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Grand Theft Auto V's First-Person Mode

    Grand Theft Auto V has been given a new face, and with the option to play in first person it feels more immersive than ever. This current-gen release offers new lighting, missions, weather, and more. Everything from driving, flying, swimming, and shootouts are more intimate and intense with the new first... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Replay Of Our Grand Theft Auto V Live Stream

    NOTE: The stream is over for now, but you can check out the archive on Twitch right here . Grand Theft Auto V releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow. Rather than just porting over the same content, Rockstar has added a handful of touches to these versions, including a new first-person perspective... More
  • 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
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