The Last Team Standing Update for GTA Online Now Available

02
Oct
2014
By Chris | 2nd Oct 2014 at 18:19 GMT in GTA V | 1 Comment

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Rockstar have today released yet another free update for GTA Online, which celebrated its 1st anniversary yesterday. The Last Team Standing update adds 10 Last Team Standing jobs and also opens up the LTS creator mode allowing you to make your own. Other additions include new high powered weaponry featuring a Heavy Shotgun and Marksman Rifle, and three new vehicles; two motorcycles and the Furore GT. Finally, there's also some new outfits and stuff to equip your character with. As with other recent title updates, patch 1.17 also fixes a ton of issues.

 

Check out the full details of this update over on the Rockstar Newswire.

Lots of Official GTA V Artworks Released

18
Sep
2014
By Chris | 18th Sep 2014 at 01:42 GMT in GTA V | 0 Comments

Marking GTA V's first anniversary this 17th of September, Rockstar have released a ton of official artworks as wallpapers, 27 to be exact. Many date back a good few months from when they were first used as promotional artwork for the free DLCs that have been released, while others show characters from the game's supporting cast.

There's also one brand new piece of artwork featuring Michael, Franklin and Trevor, and an one of the Hollywood starlet recently used by Rockstar to announce the release dates of the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of GTA V.

 

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Check out these and the 25 other high resolution wallpapers on our GTA V Artwork page, where you'll also find links to download from Rockstar's site in many different resolutions for whatever device you might want them for.

New GTA V Trailer - "A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip"

12
Sep
2014
By Chris | 12th Sep 2014 at 13:57 GMT in GTA V | 1 Comment

As promised with the release of new information and screenshots about the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V posted by Rockstar earlier, a new trailer has been uploaded to show off the game. Watch "A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip" below.

 

 

Rockstar promise there's more details coming in the weeks ahead.

GTA V Release Dates for PS4, Xbox One and PC Revealed with New Screenshots

12
Sep
2014
By Chris | 12th Sep 2014 at 13:33 GMT in GTA V | 0 Comments

Rockstar have just revealed that Grand Theft Auto V will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on 18th November, 2014, while the PC version will follow later on 27th January, 2015.
 
All three versions will feature a few upgrades and technical enhancements over their PS3 and Xbox 360 counterparts. A summary of what you can expect is as follows:

  • Greater draw distance and higher resolution
  • New weapons, vehicles and activities
  • Additional wildlife
  • Denser traffic
  • New foliage system
  • Enhanced damage and weather effects
  • Over 100 new songs and DJ mixes on the radio stations

Rockstar have also said there will be new exclusive content to find within the game.

A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.

GTA Online has also had some improvements. The new versions will be able to hold up to 30 players per server, and will contain all the free DLC and bonus content that has been released on the PS3/360 versions so far. And, if you're upgrading from PS3 or 360, you'll be able to transfer your progress to your PS4, Xbox One or PC version of GTA Online - to do that, see rockstargames.com/V/bonuscontent.
 
Finally, Rockstar has shown off 16 new screenshots taken from the PS4 version of the game at 1080p. Enjoy.
 

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R.I.P. Yeardley Diamond

03
Sep
2014
By Chris | 3rd Sep 2014 at 19:52 GMT in GTA V | 5 Comments

We are sad to report that Fernando Agapito Jr., better known in the GTA community by his alias Yeardley Diamond, passed away from cardiac arrest two weeks ago. The news was broken yesterday in a Facebook post made by his brother. He was just 28 years old. Our condolences go out to the Agapito family, his friends, and his fans.
 
Yeardley rose to fame in the GTA community with his highly entertaining videos made in GTA IV, a number of which we featured here in the past. We'd like to end this post remembering a few of what may be his most well known works, including remakes of Korean superstar Psy's "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman" hit songs, and of course he didn't want Niko to miss out on doing the Harlem Shake.

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch Yeardley's full set of works on his YouTube channel.

GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update Now Available

19
Aug
2014
By Chris | 19th Aug 2014 at 11:17 GMT in GTA V | 2 Comments

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Rockstar have released yet another surprise free DLC in the latest 1.16 update patch for GTA Online. This update includes a whole host of general improvements including:

all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more difficult missions will earn you greater rewards, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled.

But the main new feature in this update is the addition of the San Andreas Flight School.
 

Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying and more.
 

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Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helo, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Mil-Jet for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.

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And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.

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As always you can find the complete list of changes in this update over on the Rockstar Support site.

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

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