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GTA Games Cheap In Playstation Sale

Sony is seeking to cash in on the continued massive success of GTA V. Not soon after the recently ended Easter Sale, the Playstation versions of the game have once again been discounted.

Rockstar’s hyper-popular blockbuster isn’t only the most successful game in the history of the industry, but also the one most frequently discounted – the game is pretty much constantly on sale, with either one distributor slashing its price or another. When one sale ends, another begins. Players pretty much have no reason to buy the game full price thanks to back-to-back deals.

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Sony has put a massive selection of GTA games on sale across all of its platforms in order to celebrate, well, uh… money, I guess? While the sale is lacking in apropo, it isn’t lacking in some serious discounts. Every GTA game from III to V including the spin-offs and DLCs have had their prices cut by various amounts across both major home console platforms, with a few deals thrown in for fans who still have their good old PSPs kicking.

The star of the sales, however, are the GTA V + Shark Card bundles.

These discounts, coupled with the reverse Shark Card discount bonus going on in GTA Online as a part of the week-long event commemorating the release of the Sabre Turbo, means you’re not only getting more in-game cash for the same price, but now you’re getting more in-game cash for a lower price.

Seriously, there has never been a better GTA V deal than this. If you’re looking in to cash in on some serious bonuses with a financial boost in GTA Online, you have no excuse to let this opportunity pass you by.

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Fans of the franchise who have only jumped aboard the GTA juggernaut now also have the chance to load up their game libraries with some great classics such as San Andreas and Vice City. The GTA VI Complete Edition is also discounted if you’re interesting in one of the more modern takes on the franchise, but have V maxed out already.

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Just in case these games didn’t satiate your need for high octane vehicle based criminal action, the Fast and Furious movie franchise, which can be bought on the Playstation store (for whatever reason) in either SD or HD has also been discounted. It seems that the fans weren’t the only ones to note the similarities between the franchises.

Will you be grabbing any GTA games during this sale?

GTA V PS4 Bundle Discounted On Amazon

We’ve got some good news for those of you who’ve been looking to upgrade to the current console generation along with grabbing a few great games right off the bat at a cheaper price – Amazon has discounted the Playstation 4’s Black Friday bundle that was introduced last year for the mentioned occasion. The bundle comes with GTA V, The Last of Us Remastered and of course the PS4 console itself.

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This is hardly the first time GTA V has been discounted on the PS4. Rockstar’s massively popular game is usually on sale constantly, moving between platforms and retailers with stunning frequency. Discounts appear and disappear back to back all the time. Prospective buyers pretty much have no reason to buy the game full price, as it is on sale for each platform at least once a month, but usually more frequently.

Not only that, but the sales are becoming more and more generous. The lowest price record of GTA V was broken just recently, pushing the game’s price below the $30 mark for the first time. Shark Card sales are also becoming more frequent in recent weeks, so buying up some in-game cash is getting more affordable.

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The bundle contains the base PS4 500 GB console with all the doodads (cords, camera, headset, one controller) and digital activation codes for both games. The bundle was originally intended to be a Black Friday exclusive, to be snatched all up by the ravenous hordes of ferocious shoppers, however surprisingly enough there were plenty of leftovers.

At full price, this console bundle goes for $519.97, however if you purchase from Amazon you’ll get it for 12% off plus free shipping. Now, 12% may not look like much at first glance, however considering that the discounted price is $455.50, meaning buyers save $64.47, shows that it isn’t all that insignificant. The price of a newly released AAA game comes off the console bundle – so you’ll have enough left over to nab a third title for your new and shiny PS4.

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Jumping in on the PS4 might be a good idea, as Sony will be releasing the Playstation VR device this October. Obviously, you’ll need a PS4 console to use the device, so why not cash in on the discount?

At the same time, you might want to consider holding off on the console, as Sony is allegedly working on a “PS4.5” with a beefier interior, able to support 4K.

Will you be nabbing this GTA V console bundle, or are you holding off?

GTA Online Tornado Event Week Kicked Off

By Tornado week, Rockstar doesn’t mean seven days of swirling natural disasters, but the recently announced GTA Online vehicle which will soon be making it’s way to Benny’s Original Motorworks. The Declasse Tornado Classic will be available at Benny’s starting next Tuesday, April 5th. The arrival of the vehicle was something of a non-surprise due to not only it, but two other cars and their release dates being leaked beforehand.

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The Tornado will be followed by the Minivan and the Sabre GT, each spread out a week from one another, with some ridiculously-named (“In and Out” and “Inch by Inch”) football related Adversary Modes sprinkled in between. This will spread out new content in April neatly, keeping things nice and fresh throughout the month.

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This kind of content spacing, in relation to average DLC size decreasing as frequency increases, has given some players the idea that Rockstar is trying to cover something up. Unfortunately, we probably won’t know what it is until E3 2016 kicks off. An official announcement from Take-Two suggests Rockstar has something big to reveal.

In the meantime, Rockstar is providing players with plenty of ways to tide over until that time. Soon after the Tornado reveal, Rockstar announced and started the GTA Online event to accompany it. The star of the event is the as of yet unreleased Tornado Custom.

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You won’t have to wait for the other additions and goods however. To start things off, Rockstar has added two new maps for the Sumo Adversary Mode which as introduced in the Lowriders: Custom Classics DLC. The two new maps take place upon the deck of the docked SS Bulker and on the roof of the fancy bar down at Los Santos International Airport.

The event itself lasts through the 7th of April, meaning next Thursday. During that time, there will be select discounts in place for lowrider customization and other in-game items.

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Unfortunately for players short on funds, this event skips the double cash payout promo, however there are plenty of double RP opportunities. Through the 3rd, all Sumo matches will yield double RP, switched off by a special Race playlist through the 5th, which will then be updated with new races running until the end of the event.

All events have their set of special discounts, and this one is no different. Since the Tornado is the star of this show, it’s fitting that the main discount should be on lowrider upgrade items. Certain customization items will have their prices reduced by 25%, however the base upgrade is still a full-price affair.

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If you’re hurting for a Tornado Custom but have no-where to put it, do not fret, as there is a discount on garage space too. All properties with a 10 slot garage are discounted by 15% while the event lasts. Arming and stylizing your character is also cheaper during that time, as the Machete, Machine Pistol and all character customization items that were added in the Lowriders DLC are 30% off.

Which part of this new GTA Online event are you most excited about?

GTA V And More Discounted On Humble Store

You know what’s better than being able to buy GTA V for cheaper than the usual price? Supporting charity while buying GTA V – and other Rockstar games – for cheaper than the usual price. The gaming community’s favorite third party digital distributor, the Humble Bundle is hosting a sale on all Rockstar published titles on the Humble Store, their non-bundle distribution platform.

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The Humble Bundle is a unique initiative in the industry wherein certain bundles of games, books, movies and other software are made temporarily available on a pay-what-you-want basis. Some of the contents of the bundle are walled off behind tiers, meaning you can still get some of the goods for a buck, but you’ll need to pay $5 at least for some of the shinier products.

Even so, the Humble Bundle has always been one of the cheapest ways of acquiring quality games. The other thing that sets it apart – and gives reason for people to pay more than the minimum for their desired tier – is that a percentage of your payment goes to charity. You can set how much goes to the developers, how much to the guys at Humble Bundle and how much to whichever charity is sponsored.

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The current Rockstar sales sees not only GTA V discounted by 33%, but Shark Card Bundles are cheaper too, with bigger rates for bigger cards. Beyond these, every single entry in the store under Rockstar is on sale except for the L.A. Noire DLC bundle and the Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass.

All of the GTA games other than V and the Complete Pack have gone below the 5€. The mentioned complete pack, which contains III, Vice City, San Andreas, IV and Episodes from Liberty City (that’s a massive amount of value. You could spend months playing all that) for just 9.99 €.

Will you be picking up anything in the Humble Rockstar sale?

GTA V On PC Reaches Lowest Price Ever

GTA V being on sale has almost reached the point where it no longer is newsworthy – almost, because gaming discounts are always newsworthy. This year has already seen several GTA V discounts and promos on various platforms and now with Easter being here, we can expect even more discounts and sales gracing the game.

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When not on sale, GTA V has managed to retain full price ever since launch three years ago. Even among AAA blockbusters, this is a rare occurrence as most games drop in value a year after release, if not sooner in some cases.

This is balanced out by the fact that there is practically never such a time that GTA V isn’t discounted on any of the platforms, at any retailer.  With the wide range of digital distributors vying against each other to dominate the market, the best way to fight that battle is to offer the cheapest product.

The previous lowest record price for GTA V on PC – and, by extension, on any platform too – was held by digital retailer site Green Man Gaming, better known as GMG. This record was set approximately half a year ago and wasn’t broken since, despite there having been more GTA V discounts in that time than countries in Europe.

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However the time has come for the record to fall – and it falls hard. Back when GMG was stealing headlines, it did it with a sale that allowed players to buy GTA V for $38.40. The new record, set by another big players in the digital distribution market, CDKeys.com, beats that price by over ten bucks.

CDKeys.com‘s current discount on GTA V’s PC activation key sets the price at $26.71 (71 cents? Really?), marking the lowest price anyone could ever legally purchase the game for. Of course, going through channels of… questionable legality could get you the game for a bit cheaper, though digital key re-selling sites have had their unfortunate run-ins with developers in the past.

Meanwhile, Steam has also put a discount (an actual discount) on GTA V, slashing the price of the base game as well as Shark Card Bundles. The sales are nowhere near as significant as what CDKeys.com has on offer, but they’re decent.

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The base game has been discounted 33% percent, costing 40.19€, the Great White Shark bundle is discounted 26% costing 44,14€, the Whale Shark Bundle is discounted 30% costing 53,57€ and finally the Megalodon Bundle is discounted by 31% costing 66,73€.

The individual Shark Cards have also had their prices slashed, with the Whale Shark Cash Card discounted by 25% costing 28,49€ and the Megalodon Cash Card discounted by 30% costing 52,49€.

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Despite the occasion, Steam has seemingly skipped hosting an Easter sale and instead has simply thrown a discount on a number of titles without much of an explanation. Their GTA V discount isn’t of much note considering you’ll get much better deals elsewhere, however for players who already own the game on Steam, the cash card sales might be worth checking out.

Did you guys get GTA V on sale, or did you buy it full price?

GTA Online’s Next Event Leaked… By Rockstar?

While getting your tightly held secrets spilled by tech-savvy fans digging through your game files is extremely bothersome, it is also inevitable. Letting something slip on your own however must be a tad embarrassing.

With the week-long GTA Online event celebrating the recent release of Lowriders: Custom Classics having ended yesterday, we can expect the next event to be announced soon, seeing as in recent months Rockstar has been holding these things back to back.

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However the focus of the next event may have been spoiled ahead of schedule – and no data-miners were involved this time around. Knowing how running online games works, one will also know that even minute changes like an event in GTA Online needs to be properly set up behind the scenes and much of the data is pre-loaded secretly well in advance.

In such a case the pre-loaded data has the possibility of popping up in the live version due to bugs or human error. That is what seemingly happened in this case, where a PS4 user reported on some strange, unannounced changes having been made to GTA Online.

Reddit user and GTA V fan Clipper_Murray posted that he witnessed all visual and performance upgrades at Los Santos Customs being discounted suddenly and that his character received an exclusive shirt with the caption “The Shoulders Of Orion II”.

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Then, almost as suddenly as all of this appeared, it all disappeared. The discounts were gone and another player reported that one of their characters also got the shirt, but logging on with another sometime later didn’t receive it. It seems that Rockstar discovered the mistake and quickly tried to stuff the cat back into the bag, so to say.

Rockstar’s recent habit of increasing the frequency of DLC releases, but making the updates smaller and padding out the time in between with events running back-to-back, has players wondering whether or not they’re building up to something. If leaks are to be believed, April will mark the start of a weekly content release schedule.

This kind of slow drip-feeding may be Rockstar’s way of both mounting the anticipation and trying to keep the community busy while its developing the next major update for the game. We might need to wait until this year’s E3 to find out what that major update actually is – could it be single player DLC?

What other promos do you hope the next GTA Online event will contain?

GTA V Discounted For PS4 In Easter Sale

Not long after the previous PS4 sale, GTA V will once again be available for cheap on  Sony’s current gen console. Easter has become similarly commercialized as Christmas has and the time of the bunny themed marketing campaigns has started, which also means that video game sales are incoming en masse as well.

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The Sony Easter Sale is split up into two periods, with different selections of discounted games during each. The first part of the double-sale as just begun and will last until the 30th of March, featuring a wide range of discounted games on the PS4, PS3 and PSVita.

Once again, GTA V is leading the charge with other popular AAA titles adding to the list. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is the other noteworthy title on discount, with both the standard and gold editions available at discounts. EA’s E3 show-stealer Unravel and a few smaller Star Wars titles are also on sale if you’re looking to expand your PS4 library.

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Rockstar’s latest heavy hitter isn’t the only GTA title on the list either. All the games from the 3D era are on offer as well, either as standalone PS2 ported versions, or as the updated HD Trilogy. If that isn’t enough GTA for you, there are several discounted bundles of V with Shark Cards of various sizes.

The PS3 and Vita are also dominated by GTA for this sale. The same deals as the PS4 are present along with IV’s Complete Edition, Vice City Stories and Liberty City Stories. On the Vita, Chinatown Wars and Vice City Stories are the games on special offer.

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Unfortunately, the second half of the double sale is devoid of any Grand Theft Auto games, but it has a solid roster of titles nonetheless – Battlefield, Broken Sword, Dragon Age, Metal Gear, Mortal Kombat, Bloodborne and much much more will be seeing a price cut through the sixth of April.

The fact that the GTA franchise is the most numerous among the discounted games, and reaches back the farthest in time only goes to show once again that these games are nigh immortal. Their value hasn’t dropped with the passage of time. Many games from 2004 and before aren’t even available anymore in any form, let alone at the forefront of a promotion by one of the industry’s biggest names.

Will you be picking up any new or old GTA games during this Easter sale?

GTA V’s Current-Gen Editions On Sale

Just when you thought the seemingly endless stream of discounts for GTA V were at an end, Amazon has arrived to prove you wrong. Over the months, GTA V discounts and sales have been following one another back to back, with the PC being the most prevalent among them.

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Even so, the PS4 and Xbox One version have been getting plenty of attention from various storefronts. This year, the more important sales were the Steam Lunar New Year sale and the Playstation Essentials sale earlier this year.

GTA V’s sales are ever increasing even so long after launch, leading to Rockstar’s and Take Two’s rather grandiose plans for the game’s future.

Of course these sales are a pretty significant contributing factor, seeing as they allow gamers with a somewhat tighter budget to jump in as well. GTA V is a prime game in that regard by default, considering the sheer amount of content you get for your money.

With both the massive single player campaign and GTA Online with its constant stream of free updates included, this is one of the best valued games currently on the market.

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Currently, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One version of GTA V are discounted on Amazon’s Canadian site. The prices are slashed by 43%, meaning the game can be bought for CDN$ 39.99 instead of CDN$ 69.99. Add to that free worldwide shipping and you’ve got a pretty solid deal.

Possibly the only downside of cashing in on this discount is that any version of GTA V bought from the Canadian Amazon site will not contain the one million in-game currency for GTA Online most current-gen versions of the game come with.

Considering how difficult it is to accumulate money in the game, that one million is a solid boost, however there are plenty of ways to grind up that amount through gameplay.

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While sales and discounts are aplenty, it is quite surprising that GTA V has managed to retain its full price for such a long time. Games like this are only released ever so often when the planets align and the ancient prophecies are fulfilled – not only has the average number of sales slightly increased over the years since the initial release spike, the price has remained constant.

Despite the numerous discounts, countless people are still buying the game full price, which is quite the feat as well.

Have you guys upgraded to current-gen GTA V, or are you waiting for an even better discount?

GTA Online Week Long Event Announced

Thanks to a small news leak, we knew this was coming.  With the Be My Valentine event just having ended on the 18th, Rockstar wasted no time kicking off the next one. GTA Online occasionally is graced by weekend and week-long special events, usually commemorating a holiday or DLC launch (same thing for some of us, right?). As acquiring cash in the game is notoriously hard, these events often offer players with a chance to gain twice as much in-game currency via doubling the GTA $ payout on certain jobs.

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The event that launched yesterday, Friends in High Places, focuses on the game’s Contact Missions. Through GTA Online, as you level up you encounter various figures of Los Santos’ seedy underworld. These characters will be handing out your missions, and you may remember them from the single player campaign.

Each day, a different contact’s missions will be rewarding players with twice as much RP and cash when completed. The event started off with Simeon and Ron in on for today. Following them while the event lasts is, in order, Trevor, Martin, Lester and Gerald. On the last day of the event, meaning next Thursday, all Contact missions in the game will yield double rewards.

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Each day also features a different discount, except for Simeon’s day, where his special import/export requests also pay out double. Today, Blazers cost half of their original price. Tomorrow, seeing as Trevor will be the special contact, Jerry Cans will be 50% off. As you can see, the additional discount is always in some way related to the contact in question.  On Monday, Stilt Houses will be discounted, Lester’s Services on Tuesday and finally Micro SMGs/Machine Pistols on Wednesday.  Ammo, grenades, sticky bombs and body armor is also discounted during the whole event.

Which GTA Online contact’s day are you looking forward to the most?

GTA V PC Discounted On Amazon

The sky is blue, the grass is green and GTA V is on sale. A different platform and different retailer, but discounted nonetheless. These sales are being handed out like candy as retailers know for a fact that GTA V sells really well when the price is slashed a tad. Of course it sells really well at full price too, since, you know, it’s GTA V.

We’re talking about a game that has sold over 60 million copies and rates are only going up. This is a three year old game outselling the newest AAA massively hyped releases consistently. Hell, the game’s soundtrack is bringing in massive profit.

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Next in line for the daily discount duty is one of, if not the largest online store fronts in the world. Amazon ships everything everywhere, has been around for two decades and has an ever growing customer base. They stock every version of GTA V be it physical or digital, along with all available Shark Cards.

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Currently there is a 30% discount on the PC version of GTA V on Amazon, meaning the price has gone down to $39.99 from $59.99, a $20 decrease. The shipping is also free for the duration of the sale and if you order it within 17 hours the game will be delivered by Tuesday, February 16. The game is still full price on all other platforms and if bundled with any Shark Cards, so this is a standard edition PC fare only.

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GTA V is expected to continue moving units well beyond 2020 and these sales are what make that a realistic figure. Many players are still only now migrating from last-gen to current or re-purchasing the game on multiple platforms. The PC version is seeing adopters even among current-gen console players due to the modding opportunities in single player.

Any of you guys upgrading to current-gen GTA V during this sale?