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Fan Of Lamar Or Not? We’ve Got New DLC Info For You!

It seems the GTA V community just can’t be patient, can it? Back when the Ill-Gotten Gains Part II DLC was still a ways off, the rumor mills were spinning at maximum RPM, and now with the Lowrider/life DLC announcement hitting any time soon, they’ve gone into overdrive once more.

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Considering today is the 30th (goodbye, summer!), it is doubtful that Rockstar will keep the alleged release window for the next DLC, which was stated to launch before the summer ends. Now it seems that we will be getting the official announcement in the first few days of September, with the DLC itself releasing a week after.

The rumors began some time ago when a particularly curious GTA V fan started digging around in the game’s code, and found the code name of the next GTA Online DLC, which is “LOW”, and also discovered 12 vehicle indexes linked to the reference, meaning that these rides will be added with the DLC. Some of the vehicles appeared in previous GTA games, which allowed Funmw2 to deduce that the DLC will be an opposite of Ill-Gotten Gains, and will have a “Lowrider” or “Lowlife” theme.

As time passed, the rumors kept multiplying. Rockstar announced that the DLC will be bringing the video Editor to the PS4 and Xbox One with the update, and that the Editor will have some new features.

Recently, Funmw2 went digging in the code again, and has revealed that the new missions included in the DLC will be indicated with a Lamar icon. This could mean that Lamar Davis, Franklin’s buddy in GTA V single player, may appear as a quest giver in GTA Online like a few other characters from the story. This would indicate new mission types with a gang theme.

Are you looking forward to the DLC announcement, hopefully soon?

Fake GTA V News and Heroin Smuggling

We’ve all gotten used to about two thirds of GTA V “news” being baseless rumor/pure speculation. Just recently we had a rather large, popular and promising rumor debunked, and that was hardly the first such case.

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Fake image courtesy of these guys

But where do all these rumors sprout? Where does this speculation originate from? Well, the most readily available answer is Reddit. With several subreddits dedicated to GTA V in some way, shape of form, it should come as no surprise that some of the insane theories people fabricate are bound to be mistaken for “leaked info”. Either that, or a troll purposefully begins to spread lies as if they were fact.

Reddit, however, isn’t the only source of GTA V misinformation. The other one is the gaming press, which either makes a honest mistake, or outright lies just to get some more clicks.

Recently, a popular website which primarily deals in PC hardware reviews and news, but also occasionally posts gaming-related content, put up a news piece detailing how mods wil be coming to PS4 and Xbox One. This one was sure to raise eyebrows, as while plenty of outlets were reporting on the Rockstar Editor making its way to consoles, no one mentioned mods, and this was the only site reporting this, despite the subject matter being pretty big news.

Turns out this misguided PC-focused site was reporting on the Rockstar Editor’s console debut too, but it made the honest mistake of having someone who had never ever played or even briefly researched GTA V write the piece. We won’t be pointing fingers, since this is a reputable site and we’re all only human.

However, one article we will gladly point fingers at is this one. Rockstar introducing a $10 DLC pack honoring kids who smuggled heroin into the US with a drone? And no official announcement has been made? And this is the only site reporting it? Something so absolutely absurd? With faked quotes? Seriously! We still can’t tell if that site is meant to be similar to “The Onion” or not…

Have you guys ever been fooled by fake GTA V “news”?

GTA V Story DLC Possibly Showcased At Gamescom

Gamescom is underway as we speak. The largest European gaming convention, Gamescom might not be a venue that sees as many announcements as E3 does, but it gets its fair share of new reveals. As is the case with most game shows, Gamescom is separated into two sectors: the public sector and the business area, which isn’t open to the public.

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Developers sometimes show off their upcoming games at a very early stage in development to a very small group, or give press-presentations. Game shows like Gamescom are a perfect opportunity for this, and the business area holds many secrets that we mere mortals would love to find out.

One such secret is, what on earth could Rockstar be possibly showcasing at Gamescom? Well, recently the company has renewed their trademark on AGENT, a game that was announced in 2009 as a PS3 exclusive. The game was described as a stealth game set during the cold war, and would have (will?) had a espionage theme. Just imagine, Rockstar’s take on James Bond? Now that would have been pretty sweet.

And if TakeTwo is to be believed, AGENT is still in development after all this time, so we might just yet see what kind of spin Rockstar will put on the good old spy genre.

The other main contender is the long awaited GTA V story DLC, which has been spoken of ever since the game originally launched, however other than conflicting information coming from the developer, nothing new on the topic has been heard of.

The rumored GTA V story DLC allegedly once again follows the exploits of Michael, Franklin and Trevor, as opposed to previous GTA games featuring DLCs with new characters and story-lines. Players have been pretty anxious to jump back into the boots of the terrible trio and see how their lives in Los Santos continue.

What do you think was showcased at Gamescom?

GTA 6 Rumors Begin Circulating

Welcome to the internet, the land of trolls, nontroversies, pointless political movements, and baseless rumors. Take-Two interactive recently released some sales data for Grand Theft Auto V, confirming what we all already knew – it was a massive success. The game brought in over $1 billion in profits a mere three days after launch, and has sold way over 52 million copies worldwide, as the released data only took physical sales into account, but Rockstar has stated that slightly more than half of GTA V’s sales were made digitally. These are insane numbers.

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So what is Rockstar going to be doing once they get bored of drinking cocktails on a gold-plated yacht? While saying “they’d switch to beers” would be a valid answer, a much more likely scenario is that they never indulged in the yacht adventure, as most of the income generated by GTA V will be spent developing the sequel that’s obviously coming.

While we haven’t gotten anything vaguely resembling an official announcement, various Take-Two and Rockstar employees (or the boss, in one case) of varying importance have stated that, yes, GTA IV is coming. Considering the popularity of the franchise, this is hardly surprising.

“We’ve got about 45 years worth of ideas we want to do. We don’t know what GTA 6 will be, but we’ve got some ideas.” said Rockstar North Leslie Benzies.

While the fact that everyone loves GTA V as much as they do certainly cannot be called a bad thing, Rockstar did undermine themselves a tad, since this way they will need to work extra hard to make sure GTA VI tops their return to Los Santos. Benzies said that Rockstar learned a tough lesson with San Andreas back in the day, and spend a ton of time with the concept phase of their games. GTA: SA was to feature three protagonists, much like GTA V does now, however the hardware limitations of the time were only realized painfully deep in development.

…it didn’t work from a tech point of view because the three characters need three times as much memory, three types of animation, and so on.

Considering that most of the promised major content updates for GTA V already released (Ill-Gotten Gains is minor at best, and it seems to be causing quite a bit of trouble.), players looking to the future of the franchise turn their heads towards Grand Theft Auto VI. We can be expecting more official news and info on it with more frequency in the coming months.

What do you guys want for GTA VI?

GTA 5 Gameplay Video Coming Tomorrow

This “news announcement” is so epic it deserves a post of its own…

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Yup, Rockstar has announced that the very first gameplay trailer for Grand Theft Auto V will be unveiled tomorrow at 10am EST, 9 July. It’s been such a long time coming that we, along with pretty much the rest of the internet and gaming community, literally can’t wait!

Stay tuned and be here at 10 Eastern time July 9!

Opinion: GTA V may be at E3, but no PC Announcement

Here’s what’s happened in the last few days. Someone noticed this page at the E3 Insider website (which is an official website, by the way – it is linked to from the main E3 website) which says that Take-Two games is bringing Grand Theft Auto V to E3 this year.

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This has surprised everyone since just last month, during its FY13 financial results briefing, Take-Two (parent company of Rockstar Games) said, “this year our labels will not have a booth on the [E3] show floor.” Equally surprising is the listing for a PC version of the game – “Platform: PC Xbox 360 PS3”. Does this mean that a PC version of GTA 5 will be announced at E3 in a few days?

We think it’s safe to say that there will be some sort of “Grand Theft Auto presence” at E3. Whether any new information will be released however is another question entirely. For example, Take-Two might just have a simple GTA 5 booth with pre-order and collector’s edition information. Just because GTA will be at E3 in some form does not mean that any new announcements will be made.

Furthermore, announcing a PC version of the game would make absolutely no sense with only 105 days left to the release either. Rockstar have remained tight lipped on the PC issue (effectively saying they have no PC plans), so why break their silence with something so massive and also take the shine off the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game (which, coincidentally, it has recently been heavily promoting the collector’s editions and preorders for). It makes absolutely no sense. For this reason we think that the inclusion of a “PC” label on the E3 Insider listing for the game is most likely a mistake (they happen – Amazon Germany of all places has been saying GTA 5 is coming to PC for weeks).

Either way, all this is purely (and we think, reasonable) speculation. We will be glued to E3 to see exactly what does happen! It kicks off June 11.

Official: GTA 5 Coming Spring 2013

It’s on…. Grand Theft Auto V has an official worldwide release window of spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Rockstar told the world today and also let us know: (1) pre-orders will begin starting 5 November next week; and (2) all whole heap of new information will also come out next month.

Spring starts March 20 next year in the United States so look for a release between then and June, although a firm date will probably be known well beforehand. Interesting that there is no mention of a PC version, although one will undoubtedly come out at some stage. In fact, Rockstar seem to have been so inundated with PC comments they’ve added the following to the announcement:

For those asking about the PC platform, we’re currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don’t have any details to share about a PC version at this time.

Announcing Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Last October, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories was released for the PSP, and on June 6, it will make its way to the PlayStation 2, with an MSRP of $19.99. The PS2 release was originally planned for April, but was delayed. A spring/summer release is unusual for the GTA series, as it favors October, but since the game is just expanding to a new console, it’s understandable.

This is great news for fans who have been anxious to return to GTA III’s Liberty City on a console, particularly since many players don’t own a PSP. So far, the number of PSP units shipped hasn’t quite crossed 20 million, compared to the PS2’s 100 million.

Liberty City Stories for the PSP was rated M, so we can expect the same for the PS2 version, even though it has yet to be listed. Additionally, many retailers still list the price as $29.99. In light of the MSRP, you might want to hold off on your preorder until the price changes, or at least until you read the retailer’s price drop policy.