The newest title update for Grand Theft Auto V has patched a lot of issues with GTA Online. There are quite a few, but some are more notable than others.
If you time out while playing GTA Online, you’ll now be returned to an online lobby instead of being put in Single Player mode. You can now request a Personal Vehicle delivery even when you are in close proximity to your garage. You can skip the game’s tutorial if you already have a character of Rank 20 or higher. These are just some of the little issues that seem minor at first, but mean a lot to players.
The patch also adds the content of The Business Update DLC to the game and fixes several glitches and exploits. Check out Rockstar’s patch notes for a full list of all of the updates, changes, and fixes.
Last week we announced the new DLC content for GTA V, known as The Business Update. This update includes three new cars, two new weapons, an airplane, and a variety of new clothes and other customization options. You should be able to download the update now, so turn on your Xbox 360 or PS3 and check it out.
All of the vehicles will appear in your garage in single player mode, and the weapons will be added to your inventory. These items are also coming to GTA Online, where you will be able to purchase them from in-game stores, but when we last heard, the vehicles weren’t available yet. Be patient. They will come.
Some users seem to be having a little difficulty with the update, but since it isn’t supposed to officially arrive until tomorrow, we aren’t surprised. Check it out if you can, and let us know your thoughts.
If you aren’t content with taking “selfies” in real life, you can take some of your GTA character, thanks to a new trick found in GTA Online.
To take a third-person picture, park a car and stand in front of it. Open your in-game phone and move to the camera option, but don’t select it yet. Press the button (triangle on PS3, Y on Xbox 360) to get into your car, which will begin a third-person scene. Select the camera button to take a picture. To get the shot of your character from the front, just use the right stick to reverse the view.
This only works in GTA Online, but players are trying to find a way to make it work in GTA V’s single player, as well.
So, are you planning to take some pictures of yourself?
We understand your skepticism at the title of this article, because rumors of Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC and next-gen consoles keep circulating without anything coming of them. This time, while we still don’t have official confirmation of anything, we’ve got a little more than a store listing the game for preorder.
It started that way—a Portuguese store called Worten listed GTA V for PS4 for sale. When questioned about it, the store’s representative said it isn’t a mistake. Customers can preorder a PS4 copy of GTA V from them, although there is no known release date. SuperGamer Czech, on the other hand, has GTA V preorders available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and believes they will release on June 13.
There really isn’t much we can say at this point. Worten certainly thinks the PS4 version of GTA V is a reality, but Rockstar has remained silent on the matter. You can add this to the collection of rumors and join us in waiting for an official announcement.
There aren’t a lot of video game companies who have received fellowships from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Shigeru Miyamoto is one who has, as is Will Wright, and during this year’s British Academy Game Awards on March 12, Rockstar Games will join them.
Harvey Elliott, the chair of the BAFTA Games Committee, feels that Rockstar has had a huge impact on the gaming industry, particularly with the high success of the Grand Theft Auto series. He feels that Rockstar’s work has really set a new standard for video games.
Sam Houser, Rockstar’s co-founder, said “accepting the BAFTA Fellowship is incredibly humbling.”
If you can get to London on March 12, BAFTA is selling tickets to the British Academy Game Awards. It will also be streamed on Twitch.
James Bond fans will be pleased to see this one—some users on Reddit worked together in Grand Theft Auto V to create a reenactment of the opening train sequence from 2012’s James Bond movie, Skyfall.
This is pretty cool, and it shows you what gamers can do when they work together. Check out the video and let us know your thoughts. What movie scenes would you love to see acted out in a video game?
Rockstar just announced March 4’s The Business Update DLC for GTA V and GTA Online, but the announcement also included a mention of some of the new features planned for Story Mode, namely “new Assassination and Flight School missions.”
We don’t know if these are a part of the “substantial additions” they referenced back in December or if they’ll be released as separate side missions, but we hope this means their big plans are about to become a reality.
Stay tuned, and we’ll let you know the moment we learn about this or any other GTA V DLC.
We have good news, and we have bad news. The bad news is that you still won’t have new heists in GTA Online next week. The good news is that you will have new DLC.
The Business Update will hit PSN and Xbox Live on March 4. Three new cars are included, the Albany Alpha, the Dinka Jester, and the Grotti Turismo R, as well as an airplane called the Vestra. Two new weapons will also be added to Ammu-Nation, so get ready if you want to mow down your opponents with the Heavy Pistol or the Heavy Carbine.
As the DLC’s title suggests, there is a business element to all of this. You’ll be able to get both formal and casual business clothes, such as suits, slacks, and heels, and there are new hairstyles, as well. You can also get a currency tattoo or choose from a variety of new masks.
In Story Mode, you will automatically have the weapons added to your inventory and the cars added to garage properties. In GTA Online, you’ll have to buy them from Ammu-Nation, Legendary Motorsport, and Elitas.
Remember, if you have yet to pick up the items from the Valentine’s Day Massacre DLC, you need to do so by midnight PST on March 2, or you’ll miss your chance.
Remember when Baird Equity Research predicted that Rockstar would announce a new Red Dead game by the end of 2013? They aren’t the only ones thinking that an announcement is on the horizon.
An unnamed source reported to EMGN.com that a next-gen Red Dead game is definitely in the works. It might not be titled Red Dead Redemption 2, but it will essentially be a sequel to 2010’s open world western, which should please many fans.
Although this is still an unverified rumor, it does have some facts to back it up. Back in 2012, Rockstar indicated some interest in a sequel, and in 2013, a Rockstar developer claimed to be working on an addition to “a famous IP” since June 2010. Rockstar is definitely working on something, and it could very well be this rumored Red Dead sequel.
We’ll keep you updated.
Karen Gravano is attempting to sue Rockstar for $40 million over a character in GTA V.
Gravano is the daughter of Salvatore Gravano (also known as Sammy the Bull) and a former star of “Mob Wives,” a reality TV show about women whose fathers or husbands were linked to the Mafia. She claims Rockstar stole her story without her permission and used it for a character named Antonia Bottino, whom players rescue in the game.
In GTA V, Antonia Bottino is the daughter of Sammy Bottino, who became an informant. Many fans believe his character to be based on Salvatore Gravano, who also was a mobster-turned-informant. Sammy Bottino refuses to allow Antonia to appear on a television show called “Wise Bitches,” which seems to be a parody of “Mob Wives.”
Karen Gravano claims other parts of her story have been used for Antonia Bottino as well, although she did not go into details. Two-Two and Rockster have declined to comment on the issue.
Personally, we don’t see it. Until she reveals the supposed other details Rockstar used for Antonia, the only thing the two have in common is their father and a link to a television show. That’s hardly grounds to say they stole her life story. Still, we’ll keep our eye on this situation and let you know of any future developments.