GTA Chinatown Wars Updated for iOS, Released for Android and Amazon

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By Chris | 18th Dec 2014 at 22:49 GMT in Chinatown Wars | 0 Comments

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In a somewhat surprising move from Rockstar today, a big update for the mobile version of Chinatown Wars was released on iOS. The app is now universal - previously Rockstar had separate iPhone and iPad versions - and new features have been added bringing it in line with the company's other mobile releases in the GTA III trilogy. These include support for MFi controllers, retina display, customisable controls, and the app is now optimised for the new iPhone 6 and 6+ devices.
 
And for the first time ever, Chinatown Wars is now available for Android devices, including Google Nexus Player, Amazon Kindle tablets and Fire phones, and Fire TV. The app is priced at £2.99 ($ 5.99). Initial app ratings from users appear to be largely positive! Links to all versions are below.
 
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GTA Online Festive Surprise

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Dec
2014
By Chris | 18th Dec 2014 at 22:11 GMT in GTA V | 0 Comments

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It's that time of the year again! Rockstar have today released another free title update for GTA Online (v1.19 for PS3/360, v1.05 for PS4/XB1), which, like last year, adds a lot of festive goodness. Rather than copy and paste the whole Newswire post here we'll let you head over there to read it in full if you wish, while below we have a quick summary of all the new stuff.

 

  • New weapons - Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines
  • Snow will be returning for a few days, keep en eye out for that... and snowball fights!
  • FREE Christmas gear and masks - ugly Christmas sweaters, pajamas, scarves, hats, masks and more are all freely available to add to your inventory (until 5th January)
  • Four new vehicles to purchase - Hot Rod Christmas RatloaderSlam VanMassacro and Jester with all new race liveries that will become permanently available.
  • Free Christmas gifts given to you in your apartment on Christmas Day.
  • The Firework Launcher and ammo are making a return and will be available between 24th December and 5th January - you can pick these up for free on four special days - Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Eve and Day.
  • #FestiveSurprise Snapmatic Contest - See the Newswire post for full details of that.

Enjoy!

Rockstar Finally Reveal Heists for GTA Online

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Dec
2014
By Chris | 16th Dec 2014 at 17:46 GMT in GTA V | 1 Comment

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After an entire year of waiting (and complaining), GTA V fans finally got what they've been wanting today when Rockstar revealed heists for GTA Online, due out in an update early in the New Year (for real this time). A short trailer gives us a glimpse of what 4 player co-op teams can expect in the game.

 

 

 

Players [will] plan, prepare and execute multi-tiered Heists across Los Santos and Blaine County. These will require tight communication and coordination, with players taking on specified roles at each point to accomplish multiple objectives on the way to each Heist’s epic finale. Featuring new gameplay, new vehicles, new weapons, new clothing and much more.

 

For those of you who want to know more about heists, and reasons why you've been waiting for more than a year, head over to IGN for an in-depth interview with GTA Online producer and lead mission designer Imran Sarwar.

 

TL;DR: Turns out programming heists is really really hard.

 

 

Grand Theft Auto V Now Available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Nov
2014
By Chris | 18th Nov 2014 at 22:30 GMT in GTA V | 2 Comments

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The day all new-gen consoles players have been waiting for is here, and by now most of you are probably already busy playing the game. GTA V is now officially out for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. If you still haven't decided if you want to upgrade, or aren't sure why you should, check out the following links for more information.
 
Trailers & Video Clips:
Launch Trailer | PS3 to PS4 Comparison | First Person Experience | A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip | Announcement Trailer
 
Grand Theft Auto Online:
GTA Online Census: The Story So Far | Getting Ready for the Next Generation in Los Santos | What's in Store for GTA Online
 
Also Check Out:
Over 90 Screens from the PS4 and Xbox One Versions
Details on Exclusive Content for Returning GTAV Players

Fansite Exclusive New-Gen GTAV Screenshots

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Nov
2014
By Chris | 15th Nov 2014 at 16:38 GMT in GTA V | 0 Comments

Rockstar have kindly sent us and some other fansites exclusive screenshots from the new-gen GTAV. Here's what The GTA Place received.
 

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Thank you guys! Other fansites also received exclusive shots:

Official Launch Trailer for GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One Released

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Nov
2014
By Chris | 11th Nov 2014 at 00:45 GMT in GTA V | 0 Comments

 

GTA V is just a week away for all PS4 and Xbox One owners!

What's in Store For GTA Online, Plus 79 New Screenshots in 1080p

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Nov
2014
By Chris | 7th Nov 2014 at 00:31 GMT in GTA V | 1 Comment

IGN have finished up their previews of new-gen GTAV for PS4 and Xbox One with an article about how GTA Online is changing. But first, in case you missed it yesterday, IGN showed a video comparing the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. The accompanying article goes into detail about how great the "whole new experience" is, it's worth a read if you're looking forward to upgrading.
 
Today's article however, focuses on the GTA Online portion of the game, with the main change being the increase to allow 30-player maps. They are madness.

"30-player activities – whether played in first-person or third – add an incalculable amount of mayhem to the game that’s already the current heavyweight championship belt holder for most manic multiplayer game out there. You may want to start a recruiting drive to build out your Crew sooner rather than later."

To top it all off, Rockstar have uploaded 79 brand new screenshots, all in 1080p, showing off the new-gen GTA V. There's far too many to include in this news update, so we'll just direct you over to our dedicated PS4 / Xbox One GTA V screenshots page where you'll find all of them, there's a small taster below. Many of you are waiting for the PC version, according to Rockstar screenshots of that will be "coming soon".

 

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GTA V's First-Person Mode Revealed in New Hands-on Previews

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Nov
2014
By Chris | 4th Nov 2014 at 20:21 GMT in GTA V | 2 Comments

Today we can bring you new details and trailer for the new-gen GTA V coming to PS4 and Xbox One in just two weeks. Both IGN and C&VG have published their hands-on previews of the updated game, and it sounds like all the improvements are worth it for those of you who are considering upgrading (and yes, the PC version will also include all these features, but you'll have to wait until early 2015 for that).
 
First up, let's have a look at the new trailer. First-person mode has been a popular feature request in the series since the says of GTA III, but I have to admit I personally never felt much desire for it - at least until I watched this trailer. It looks stunning.
 

 
If you want to read more about what else is new, check out both IGN and C&VG for their perspectives. Rockstar themselves picked out a choice quote from IGN, who by the way, will be publishing two more exclusive articles later in the week.
 

There’s so much new about this version Grand Theft Auto V, but it’s obvious Rockstar was keen to deliver something above and beyond a technical upgrade – it’s given players an entirely new way of playing the game. From shooters to action games, we’re all used to adopting the first-person, but the way in which this new perspective transforms the GTA 5 experience can’t be understated; it fundamentally alters how you inhabit and interact with this world. It rewrites the experience.

 

Also, there's confirmation from Rockstar that the PC version will indeed run at 4K resolution, while the PS4 and Xbox One will both run in 1080p at 30FPS (hopefully stable). So those of you lucky enough to own awesome high-spec PC's and monitors will enjoy a truly stunning experience when playing the game.

Available in both GTAV and GTA Online, we've made a host of changes to accommodate this new perspective, including the creation of an optional first person cover system, a new targeting system, a more traditional FPS control scheme, and integrating thousands of new animations into the existing game. It's also available at the touch of a button so you can easily switch back and forth between perspectives.
Alongside the new First Person mode, Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC features hundreds of additions and enhancements including 1080p resolution at 30FPS on PS4 and Xbox One (4K compatible on PC).

GTA: San Andreas Xbox 360 Games on Demand Re-release Out Now

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2014
By Chris | 26th Oct 2014 at 16:27 GMT in San Andreas | 0 Comments

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Happy 10th Birthday San Andreas!

 
The San Andreas re-release we reported on the other day is out now on the Xbox Marketplace, featuring 720p resolution, increased draw distance, and achievements. The game costs £2.99 / $ 3.74 / €3,74. This remastered version is not compatible with the older Xbox Originals version, so if you own that one then unfortunately your save games won't transfer across. Look on the bright side though, you'll get to play through this great game again!

 

Today marks the game's 10th anniversary since it was originally released on the PS2 back in 2004. Why not fire it up on whatever platform you may own a copy of the game on for some nostalgia?

 

In related news, the iOS version of San Andreas was updated yesterday with native support added for the new iPhone 6 and 6+ screen sizes.

GTA: San Andreas Re-release Coming to Xbox Games on Demand on 26th October

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Oct
2014
By Chris | 24th Oct 2014 at 12:42 GMT in San Andreas | 1 Comment

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As part of the celebration of San Andreas' 10th anniversary, Rockstar have removed the Xbox Originals version of the game from sale in the Xbox Marketplace, and will be re-releasing it as part of Xbox 360's Games on Demand service. This re-release will feature 720p resolution, enhanced draw distance and support for achievements. As of yet there is no word on pricing, but we'll update this as soon as we hear anything.
 
Rockstar have confirmed a list of achievements that will be available on their support page. In addition to those mentioned there will also be 11 hidden achievements, if you want to know what those are you'll have to wait, as even XboxAchievements.com does not yet seem to know what they are.

 

NOTE: Customers who had already bought the Xbox Originals version will still have access to that. But if they decide to upgrade to the re-release on Games on Demand, their save games will not be compatible.
 
Meanwhile, Rockstar are offering 40% off on the mobile version of San Andreas, as well as Vice City and GTA III. If you don't already own any of them, check out the links below:
San Andreas: $ 3.99 (save 43%) - iOS | Android | Amazon
Vice City: $ 2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | Amazon
GTA III: $ 2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | Amazon

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