GTA Online Independence Day Special Starts Today

01
Jul
2014
By Chris | 1st Jul 2014 at 11:04 GMT in GTA V | 4 Comments

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The USA's Independence Day is coming up this Friday, celebrating that time when we finally let them play by themselves. Rockstar are celebrating with a special seasonal update with loads of fun stereotypical American stuff for you to play around with. Here are all the details:
 

From Paleto Bay to the Port of Los Santos and everywhere in between, it’s time to celebrate the birthplace of freedom with The Independence Day Special (in association with Ammu-Nation) for Grand Theft Auto Online.

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Demonstrate your exceptionalism and own the road from sea to shining sea with two new star spangled rides, the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. And protect your rights the same way our Founding Fathers did with the latest addition to Ammu-Nation's antiques collection, the high-powered Musket... or channel your inner Jack Howitzer with the spectacular Firework Rocket Launcher.

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Seven new properties have also been added to the Dynasty 8 rolls, including locations in Paleto Bay and Vinewood Hills that provide plenty of yard space to scorch the grass with your very own Fireworks show. Use up to 12 varieties with different fuse lengths to create a spectacle that would make even the most battle-hardened Republican Space Ranger shed a tear. If you prefer rickety amusements operated by minimum wage teenage workers over incendiary lawn displays, then venture down to Pleasure Pier where you can now ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster.

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This limited-time update also features an overabundance of patriotic flare: show off nationalistic pride with a "Made in the U.S.A." t-shirt, a backwoods mullet or let the eagle soar with an animal mask featuring this great nation's most fearsome and majestic creatures.

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This special seasonal content will be available to redeem in-game until Mid-July (we will announce a specific redemption expiration date soon). The automatic update for the Independence Day Special also includes additional game tuning updates and other adjustments, including the new On Call Matchmaking function. This new option allows players to accept a Job invite and continue playing in Freemode until that Job fills up, reducing time spent idle while waiting for Job to start. For the complete list of all the fixes and tuning updates, visit the Rockstar Support site.

To download the Independence Day Special, fire up your online-connected PS3 or Xbox 360 and start GTAV. You'll be prompted to download the automatic update (1.15) and Xbox 360 players will also be required to download an additional compatibility pack upon entering GTA Online.
And look for details about the upcoming celebratory 4-day Independence Day Weekend Event tomorrow.

GTA Online: "I'm Not a Hipster" Update Now Available

17
Jun
2014
By Chris | 17th Jun 2014 at 12:18 GMT in GTA V | 7 Comments

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The latest free update for GTA Online is now available. Title update 1.14, known as the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update, allows you and your online buddies to look like a unique individual (read: massive twat) with new clothes, hairstyles, tattoos, masks and more. But it also features seven new vehicles, a couple of new weapons, 12 new jobs, and lots of little tweaks and fixes.
 

 

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Choose from seven new vehicles including classic nostalgia rides like the GlendaleWarrenerBlade and Rhapsody – affordable cars that seem casual on the surface, but have hidden potential to be unleashed with a few modifications. The environmentally conscious set can check out the Panto microcar, while those looking to roll with their Crew in more ostentatious style can add the massive 3-axel, 6-seater Dubsta (unlocks at Rank 100) to their fleet.

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A tuned up Rhapsody and Warrener hit the streets.

 

Even Ammu-Nation is getting in on the latest non-ironic trends with the Vintage Pistol and Antique Cavalry Dagger now in stock. Make sure to try all these out in the slew of new Jobs, as part of your long arduous journey to become one of Los Santos' effortlessly cool.

There are also tons of tweaks and updates made to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of this update. A few notable ones include:
  • Ten existing GTAV vehicles have been added to the southernsanandreassuperautos.com website for purchase, including Story Mode characters’ vehicles:
    • Albany Primo
    • BF Surfer
    • Bravado Buffalo
    • Franklin's Bravado Buffalo S
    • Bravado Youga
    • Cheval Picador
    • Dundreary Regina
    • Trevor's Karin Rebel (clean version)
    • Trevor's Nagasaki Hot Rod Blazer
    • Michael's Obey Tailgater
  • Pure Gold and Brushed Gold paint colors have been added to LS Customs in the ‘Metals’ category. These unlock at Rank 100.
  • A new Pure Black window tint has been added to LS Customs, along with four new jazzy vehicle horns (including one which loops and speeds up / slows down as you drive).
  • Eight new individual player celebrations and four new paired Celebration animations have been added.
  • Players will no longer be charged Insurance costs if their vehicle is destroyed by another player who does not have enough GTA$ to pay.
  • Fixed an issue where, if an insured Personal Vehicle was destroyed, both parties had to pay the insurance costs.
  • Fixed an issue where some four-wheel drive vehicles had reverted to two-wheel drive.
  • Players are now able to bookmark Jobs whilst in a Playlist from the Pause menu.
  • Tear Gas now does more damage and lasts longer.
  • A small tick has been added to the first screen in the corona if a player has played a Job before, much like in the pause menu or Next Job Voting Screen.
  • The level of difficulty is now displayed when pressing D-pad down when playing Missions.
This update also includes a host of other adjustments, game tuning and exploit fixes. For the complete list, please visit the Rockstar Support site.

 


As usual you'll be prompted to download the update next time you login to your PS3 or Xbox 360.
 
Source: Rockstar Newswire

Grand Theft Auto V Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC This Autumn

10
Jun
2014
By Chris | 10th Jun 2014 at 03:12 GMT in GTA V | 14 Comments
It has been announced by Sony at tonight's E3 conference that Grand Theft Auto V will indeed be headed to the PS4 after all, and soon too, later this "fall" (that means Autumn in case you're not American). It was later confirmed that the game will also be coming to Xbox One and PC too. So finally all the idiots can stop whining with stupid and pathetic online protests, and instead go completely mental over this wonderful news!
 
Also here's a new trailer for the upcoming release.
 

 

Grand Theft Auto V will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California.

All new content and gameplay created since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, including an extensive array of new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations will also be available for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and PC with much more to come. In addition, the current community of players will have the ability to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation®4, Xbox One or PC.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making.

GTA Online: The High Life Update Now Available

13
May
2014
By Chris | 13th May 2014 at 19:36 GMT in GTA V | 4 Comments

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The latest free update to Grand Theft Auto Online is available for both Xbox 360 and PS3 users, you'll be prompted to update next time you start the game. The High Life update offers a whole load of new features and bug fixes. We mentioned these in last week's news post but in case you've forgotten, below is a brief summary of the changes. You can also head over to the Rockstar Newswire if you'd like to read what Rockstar themselves have to say about this new update. Also, if you are absolutely insane, or just love reading stuff, you can check out the full massive list of changes in patch 1.13.

  • 5 brand new high-end apartments
  • Ability to own two apartments simultaneously
  • 4 new vehicles - Enus Huntley S (SUV), Dewbauchee Massacro (Sports), Pegassi Zentorno (Super) and Dinka Thrust (Motorcycle) - these will also be available in Story mode
  • 1 new weapon - Bullpup Rifle
  • Non-contact option for racing!
  • New mental state stat for your character.
  • New wardrobe options, vehicle horns and player toasts/celebrations as well as 15 new Jobs - including 5 new Contact Missions

GTA Online: The High Life Update Coming Tuesday 13th May

07
May
2014
By Chris | 7th May 2014 at 16:22 GMT in GTA V | 2 Comments

As promised, Rockstar have just given details on the next free update for GTA Online - The High Life. It'll be arriving on your console next week on Tuesday the 13th of May. Full details from the Newswire post below, but here are the highlights:

  • 5 brand new high-end apartments
  • Ability to own two apartments simultaneously
  • 4 new vehicles - Enus Huntley S (SUV), Dewbauchee Massacro (Sports), Pegassi Zentorno (Super) and Dinka Thrust (Motorcycle) - these will also be available in Story mode
  • 1 new weapon - Bullpup Rifle
  • Non-contact option for racing!
  • New mental state stat for your character.
  • New wardrobe options, vehicle horns and player toasts/celebrations as well as 15 new Jobs - including 5 new Contact Missions

 

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Take in the view from any of the five new apartments in The High Life Update.


Coming next week on Tuesday May 13th, it's time to expand your foothold in Los Santos with The High Life Update for Grand Theft Auto Online, which features new high-end apartments, multi-property ownership, four new vehicles, the powerful Bullpup Rifle and more. This automatic update to GTA Online adds five new options to the Los Santos real estate market at prime locations like Eclipse Towers, Richards Majestic and others, all featuring the latest new interior design. With multi-property ownership, you'll also now be able to own two distinct properties simultaneously.
 

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Customized Zentorno, Massacro, and Huntley S hit the streets.

 
For those looking to take advantage of the expanded garage space that comes with owning an extra property, there's a trio of exquisite new cars plus a hot new motorcycle to add to your collection. The Enus Huntley S (SUV), Dewbauchee Massacro (Sports), Pegassi Zentorno (Super) and Dinka Thrust (Motorcycle) will all be available to purchase in GTA Online from Legendary Motorsport - and accessible from any garage property in Story Mode. The High Life Update also adds 'Non Contact' to the bevy of available Race options, which will allow you to play standard Races with collisions disabled between player's vehicles (other players appear as semi-transparent and you'll still be able to collide with non-player traffic, structures and other scenery).
 

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Outfit the new Bullpup Rifle with a scope, suppressor, tints and more.

 
You can also protect your investments with Ammu-Nation's latest arrival, the powerful Bullpup Rifle. And the new Mental State player stat shows you just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are – so you'll know if you need to have it at the ready when they approach. The High Life Update also includes new wardrobe options, vehicle horns and player toasts/celebrations as well as 15 new Jobs - including 5 new Contact Missions.
 

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Making a getaway on the Dinka Thrust.

 

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