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In short advance of tomorrow's launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has released a free iOS app that lets you customize your car, among other things.
Grand Theft Auto: iFruit lets you customize the look of your car as well as upgrade it courtesy of Los Santos Customs, and it will be waiting for you when you turn on the game. The app can be used to create and reserve custom license plates for GTA V and Grand Theft Auto Online.
It also contains Chop the Dog, where you will virtually care for Franklin's pet dog, Chop. Take care of him well in the app, and in game he'll earn you credits (which you can exchange for new collars), be more responsive, perform tricks, and even find you hidden items when you take him out for a walk in the game.
The app is now available on on iOS for free. An Android version is expected soon.
For more on the game, check out Matt Bertz's review.
Our Take:As more and more games utilize apps to further the experience, do you prefer those that you use alongside you while you're playing the game, or those that work outside of it? I generally prefer the latter, like in this case.
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