Category: GrandTheftAuto

Grand Theft Auto 5 in stores September 17

You wanted a date and now you have a date.  Rockstar Games is launching its latest entry into the GTA series on September 17th. 

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“Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.”

The September release date moves the launch back from its original projected release window of spring 2013 in order to allow additional development time. The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world Rockstar Games has yet created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.

Grand Theft Auto V shares screenshot treats for the holiday

Rockstar is seriously teasing its legion of GTA fans with new screens right before Christmas.  Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail bursting with life, from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.  And it looks like you’ll be doing your own rendition of JAWS in the new game.  Daddy don’t like sharks!

Grand Theft Auto V, stale or still strong?

I didn’t finish Grand Theft Auto IV.  As a matter of fact, I only played roughly one hour of it and a few multiplayer matches.  The latest news about the GTA series is that it’ll feature (for the first time) three separate protagonists that you’re play with.  You’ll be able to switch between them easily and live the story through their eyes.  I’m not sure how that mechanic will work with GTA but I’m interested. 

There’s a lot of buzz around it but I can’t help but wonder if the series has grown stale now.  Saint’s Row has taken the “grand theft auto” out of Grand Theft Auto in my opinion.  What was once a pretty wild ride was replaced with a story and little over-the-top action that I just didn’t connect with in Grand Theft Auto IV.  Will GTA V look to bring the crazy back?

Judging from a few vehicle choices, I think the answer is yes.  Rockstar is planning to bring insane back to the series.  It won’t be long before the game comes out.  Next year is right around the corner but will you be picking up Grand Theft Auto V?

Grand Theft Auto V screenshots, fighter planes have arrived

I suppose in some corner of the world there are a ton of people shedding tears of happiness over the first batch of screenshots from Grand Theft Auto V.  I imagine those tears are because of the fighter plane shown in one of the screens.  Fortunately for me I’ve played Saints Row and I know all about planes so I’m not all that impressed.

There’s even a bike for you to use during your transportation throughout GTA V.  To Rockstar fans it will be the best bike ever I’m sure.  And yes I’m being sarcastic because I don’t quite understand the fandom around this series.  Grand Theft Auto IV wasn’t that great to me and Saints Row the Third is much much more fun. (to me)

At any rate, what do you think of the new screens?

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Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Oh how the controversy experts love to stir the pot.  I suppose it’s only right that they continue their mastery of pushing the boundaries with their GTA franchise.  Are you ready for this?

Rockstar Games is proud to announce the fall release of both the second episode of Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony – exclusively for download on Xbox LIVE, and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, which will include both episode one The Lost and Damned, and episode two The Ballad of Gay Tony together on a single disc exclusively for Xbox 360.  It’ll be available for $39.99 and you won’t need to have Grand Theft Auto IV to play it.

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As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka “Gay Tony”), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.

The Ballad of Gay Tony will release on Xbox LIVE this fall for $19.99 or 1600 MS points and requires players to have Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE membership to download.