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Rumor Says Heists Arrive Next Week


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Despite all the announcements and updates for GTA V and GTA Online lately, we know a lot of you haven’t heard the news you want. Fans were waiting for news about heists ever since they were first announced for this past spring, and when they were delayed, the news caused resentment and disappointment. Many people believed Rockstar held them back to release them alongside the remastered versions of GTA V, but a new rumor claims we’ll see heists on the Xbox 360 and PS3 before the new versions come out.

Next week, in fact.

Youtube user DomisLive believes heists may come to GTA Online on Tuesday, September 23. Of course, this is just a rumor, but DomisLive is the same one who discovered news of the I’m Not a Hipster Update, among other things.

The GTA V servers and Rockstar Social Club went down 9:00 AM ET today and will remain down until 10:00 AM ET tomorrow, because of maintenance being performed on the leaderboards. Since past rumors claim the heists will be accompanied by revamped leaderboards, this could be a good sign.

For the full reasoning behind DomisLive’s prediction that heists are less than a week away, check out his video.

What do you think? Is this rumor just false speculation, or could heists really be on their way?

New GTA V Artwork Celebrates Anniversary


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A year ago today, GTA V launched for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Now, we await its arrival on additional platforms in the months ahead. To celebrate this occasion, Rockstar has released several new pieces of artwork, featuring the game’s protagonists as well as the Vinewood Girl.

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All of these can be downloaded from the official GTA V downloads archive, along with several other pieces that have recently been added. The artwork used for recent GTA Online releases, art of characters like Maude, and many others are available.

You can download them as desktop wallpapers, smartphone/tablet wallpapers, social media covers, avatars, and icons, among other formats. Take a look!

GTA 5 Mods We’d Love to See


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On January 27, the highly successful open world game Grand Theft Auto V will be released on the PC, following its November release for the PS4 and the Xbox One. One of the many reasons to be excited for the PC version is its potential for mods. Right now, GTA 5 mods are possible, but uncommon. It’s not nearly as easy to create console game mods. PC mods, on the other hand, can be found by the thousands. Looking at past Grand Theft Auto mods and considering what we have to work with in GTA V, what sorts of mods will fans create?

Character models and skins are popular things to change with mods, and the end result is you’d get to play through the game as other characters—even characters from other games or movies. Along the same lines, there will probably be mods to change the appearance of vehicles and add new vehicles to GTA 5. The same goes for weapons, which opens up a lot of possibilities. And even though the remastered GTA V’s graphics look phenomenal, some fans will surely create mods to press the game’s limits by improving its visuals even further. These are all the usual sorts of mods we’d expect to see, but what are some we’d love to see?

Flight

One GTA V cheat allows the player to enter freefall. This becomes a limited form of flight. Players have found glitches in GTA Online that let their characters walk through the air, but what would be really cool would be a mod that simply grants your character the power of flight. Soar above the city toward your next mission!

Perspective Shifts

We’d also like to see the game from some new perspectives. There are some first-person GTA 5 mods already, and the PC release opens the door for even better ones. If first-person isn’t your thing, it might be fun to play the game with a top-down view, along the lines of the early games in the series.

Zombies

After all the rumors we’ve heard, we can’t talk about mods without bringing up the dreaded z-word. There could be official zombie content for GTA V on the horizon, but whether there is or isn’t, we bet modders will have a lot of fun creating their own Los Santos undead apocalypse. From survival simulators to shooting-fests, zombie mods have a lot of potential.

LSPDFR

A really popular GTA IV mod was the Liberty City Police Department First Response (LCPDFR) mod. It put players in the shoes of the LCPD, allowing them to patrol the city, make arrests, call for backup, and more. Players had a lot of fun taking on the role of the police for once, and many would love to see a similar mod return for the Los Santos Police Department in GTA 5.

Since the PC version of GTA V will also be released through Steam, there’s a good chance it will utilize the Steam Workshop, a platform for user-based content. Existing Steam Workshop games have allowed players to create new items, skins, maps, scenarios, and basically everything else mods are used for. It makes game mods more accessible, easier to implement, and safer.

Rockstar hasn’t said whether or not it will support the Steam Workshop, but even if it doesn’t, we still have some great fan-made content to look forward to. What GTA V mods are you most interested in?

Watch the “Boardwalk Empire” Intro in GTA V


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Following up on yesterday’s discussion of GTA V fan-created content, we’ve got a new fan-made video to share with you today. Reddit user ShoaltsLion used GTA V to re-create the intro to Boardwalk Empire, a 5-season crime drama.

If you’re interested in seeing just how the GTA V video compares with the original, you can also watch both side by side.

Looks great!

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen fans create other scenes in GTA V. For example, we featured a Skyfall reenactment back in March. It’s always cool when fans do this, and the creator of this Boardwalk Empire video has expressed an interest in making a better version once GTA V is released for the PC.

Did you enjoy this? What other scenes would you like to see re-done using GTA V?

GTA V PC Mods Already Underway


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We’ve already seen a few GTA V mods around, but since the game is only out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now, there aren’t a lot. We expect the number of available mods to skyrocket once the PC version is released in January next year.

If we had any doubts, we don’t anymore. Fans are already working on GTA V PC mods, getting an early start in anticipation of the release. One such fan is Youtube’s Casey Likes Games, who hopes to create a mod that will let you play GTA V as a female character, complete with new voice acting.

She’s uploaded a mockup video to demonstrate what it might be like. Check it out!

Pretty cool. We hope she creates a full mod when GTA V comes out for the PC early next year. We also wonder how many other fans have also begun work on PC mods..?

Would this mod interest you? What other mods do you hope to see for GTA V?

Fan Creates 20 GTA V Magazine Ads


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Reddit user ze_ex_21 has taken several GTA 5 screenshots and transformed them into magazine ads, many of which poke fun at aspects of the game, such as the Pegasus ad pictured above. Other than the watermark on the images (which oddly seems to be the Mortal Kombat logo), it’s easy to imagine these as actual ads.

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You can check out the 10 magazine ads he shared today in the gallery below.

However, that’s not it. That album is his second round of GTA V magazine ads. He actually posted the first 10 a few days ago.

Most fans have praised his work, although some have demanded to know why he’d spend so much time on this. Why is any sort of fan art created? If this is how he enjoys spending his time, that’s great. Remember the GTA V food blog?

Be sure to let us and ze_ex_21 know which of these ads are your favorites. Have you ever created GTA V fan art of any kind?

Screenshot Comparison: GTA V on PS3 versus PS4


Want to know just how the recently confirmed Playstation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V will compare to the currently available Playstation 3 version? Just check out these animated GIFs made up by some helpful people over at the GTAForums…

Simply click each image in order to open up the animated GIF version and see exactly the sorts of enhancements that the next-generation PS4 version of GTA 5 will bring us.

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Official Word on GTA 5 PC Launch Delay


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Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC is delayed. Yes, it’s official and was confirmed by Rockstar Games themselves just yesterday. What’s the reason though? Well, they’ve made us wait a little longer for that, apparently is just a matter of the PC version of GTA V requiring a little more development time to make it as polished as possible.

Rockstar has sent out this official explanation via the Rockstar Newswire here.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.

We think it makes sense for a couple of reasons: (1) PCs are more powerful than even the Xbox One and Playstation 4, so Rockstar might need more time to really get the most out of it in terms of graphics and artwork; and (2) they might also need more time in order to really lock down GTA Online against PC hackers and crackers…

Anyway we expect much more news on all the new platform releases in coming weeks. It’s going to be a very exciting end to the year for gamers, and a great start to 2015 as well!

GTA V for PS4/X1 Releases November 18


The day we’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s brought with it both good news and bad news. Grand Theft Auto V will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, the date leaked by Newegg last week. However, Newegg was wrong about one thing. The PC version of GTA V won’t come out on November 18 with the others. The rumors about its delay were true, as it is set for January 27, 2015.

Rockstar didn’t provide details on why the PC version is delayed.

No matter which version you’re interested in, if you pre-order it, you’ll get a special bonus: $500,000 in-game cash for your single player bank account and $500,000 for your GTA Online bank account.

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And while this remastered port of GTA V will certainly draw new players, Rockstar has another bonus ready for players making the jump from last-gen versions of the game. As long as you’re logged into your Rockstar Social Club account, if you’ve played through the GTA V prologue on either PS3 or Xbox 360, you’ll be rewarded with rare classic series cars (such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane, and a faster Blimp), new weapons, shooting range challenges, and wildlife photography opportunities.

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Improvements to GTA V and GTA Online include:

  • Higher resolution
  • Increased draw distance
  • More weapons, vehicles, and activities
  • More wildlife
  • Increased traffic density
  • All-new foliage system
  • Better damage and weather effects
  • Over 100 new songs and DJ mixes on the radio stations
  • Support for up to 30 players in PS4/X1 GTA Online

The new version of GTA Online will include all the content and improvements made to the original version. Don’t forget, you’ll be able to transfer your existing GTA Online data to your PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

Click here more beautiful screenshots, or here for the official announcement, and be sure to watch the new trailer.

Are you excited to have a definite release date at last? PC players, are you disappointed with the delay? Let us know your thoughts.