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GTA V Wins Game of the Year at VGX Awards


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The VGX video game awards for 2013 are all said and done now, and the “Game of the Year” title has been awarded to the very game that this site is dedicated to, Grand Theft Auto V.

The trophy was presented on-stage by Matt Stone and Trey Parker (creators of South Park) and GTA5Cheats’ thinks (in our totally unbiased opinion) that Rockstar is fully deserving as recipient of the title.

We guess that the only other contender was The Last of Us… what’s your thoughts though? Should GTA 5 have won game of the year, should it have been The Last of Us, or was there some other game that should have won?

Let us know your feelings in the comments below!


Here’s the First Gameplay Video for GTA 5


As promised yesterday Rockstar has literally just posted the very first gameplay video for Grand Theft Auto V and you can view it right here!

Right now we’re busy going over every detail (along with everyone else) and will make a separate news post with our comments shortly.

In the meantime:

  1. Check out the video!
  2. Make sure you let us know what you think!

Has it made you even more pumped for GTA 5, are you disappointed or are you satisfied? Let us know!

Edit: it’s confirmed, GTA 5 IS GUNNA BE AWESOME!


New GTA 5 Details Leaked from Rockstar Presentation


You might know that Rockstar has been visiting different places in Europe and giving game industry insiders the chance to check out GTA 5 in more detail (i.e. a “live version”). Well, they’ve been to Warsaw in Poland and showed a Reddit user (we’ll call him Jim), who then decided he’d do an AMA (very much likely against a non-disclosure agreement he would’ve signed). The contents of the AMA have since been deleted from Reddit, but we’ve managed to retrieve the juicy details anyway. Check them out below and tell us what you think!

Frame rate was a constant 30 FPS on a PS3 debug unit.

GTA 5 looks at least as good as Red Dead Redemption, with Jim saying, “GTA V has this magical thing called colors… It looked better than [GTA] IV, definitely, but it wasn’t trailer-level. I’m quite sure I’ve noticed aliasing on more than one occasion.”

Gore level is about the same as GTA 4.

A Reddit user made this mock-up design of GTA 5′s HUD based on what Jim was saying:

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When you’re aiming, the angle of the camera is similar to that of Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption. There’s also still the familiar “GTA style of realism“, with enemies requiring multiple shots before they go down. Player damage was disabled for the demo (invincibility – cool cheat!) so we’re unsure about that one.

Jim said that water is the best looking part of the game and that while Trevor was swimming, some sharks started to circle him. Jim was also very impressed by the countryside in the game, “How alive countryside felt was nice – while Franklin was parachuting you could see animals running around, when he landed there was pair of fishermen near and deer sipping water across the river.”

To choose weapons you use a weapon wheel similar to that found in Red Dead Redemption and when you bring up a weapon time “slows down, so you could see a rocket shot by Trevor from above hit a car in slow-mo.” Jim also said however that “They [Rockstar] said it could change any minute – that is exactly the kind of things they are fiddling with right now, so keep in mind it could change before release.”

Jim on the radar: “The way that radar content is slightly 3D and rotates with you will make driving a little bit easier, it looked kind of weird with rectangular radar instead of circular, but by the end of the presentation it didn’t bother me, so I doubt it’ll be a big deal.”

PS: the presentation was about 40 minutes long.


Pre-order Bonus Brings GTA V Price Down


actual_1364387558You can pre-order Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox 360 now, directly from the Microsoft Store, and receive 1,600 Microsoft Points as a bonus – something that would usually cost $20. In effect, at least for Xbox 360 gamers, this brings the price of GTA 5 down to a paltry $39.99.

In order to take advantage of the offer, you need to pre-order the game from the Microsoft Store. Note that the offer is only open “while stocks last” and that it is only available for pre-orders.

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By running this offer, Microsoft is likely hoping to get gamers sitting on the sideline to order the Xbox 360 version of the game as opposed to the Playstation 3 version. We recently conducted a Facebook poll and the results were pretty even (maybe slightly in favor of the PS3…) so deals like this could make a difference for the guys from Redmond.

Either way, if you have a Xbox 360 and are going to be getting GTA 5, then this pre-order offer from Microsoft is likely to be as good as it gets!


Here’s the Official Cover Art for GTA V


Just yesterday we posted that the boxart for GTA 5 would be released this week and surely enough this morning Rockstar has delivered.

We present to you the official boxart for Grand Theft Auto V:

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More high resolution versions (wallpapers, etc) are available here.  We’re now thinking that the next information release has to be a trailer. What do you think!?


Official GTA V Boxart Coming


We must be pretty light on GTA 5 news, but nevertheless… forums are currently going wild at the thought of the official cover art for Rockstar’s highly anticipated title finally being revealed this week.

It all started when Instagram user hellotones spotted this partially complete billboard going up and pinged Rockstar to see what was up. This then caught the attention of thousands of rabid GTA fans and Rockstar began telling everyone that the official boxart will be revealed this week (including digital versions).

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Boxart usually isn’t that bigger deal but: (1) this is GTA V we’re talking about; and (2) GTA box art in particular usually gives you some sort of insight into what to expect in the game itself – who knows, there is a chance we get a glimpse of some previously unreleased scene/vehicle/character.

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FYI this is what the final box art is expected to look like:

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Petition to Bring GTA 5 to PC Losing Steam


Change.org has proven to be a powerful tool for influencing leaders, lawmakers, celebrities and investors into changing their ways, supporting new ideals, backing vital projects, and giving a voice to those who might otherwise remain voiceless in their battle against injustice and inequality; and then there are the important petitions, like bringing Grand Theft Auto 5 to the PC!

All kidding aside, change.org is a great platform for people to show their support for anything that might be of interest to them, from helping an impoverished area of the world, to helping bring a beloved game to the favored hardware choice of many gamers.

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The change.org petition to bring GTA 5 to the PC was started back in early November 2012, stating that “GTA games have been a large part of so many people’s lives and it’s a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform,” among others oodles of affection for the game.

Within a short couple of weeks that petition had rocketed past the 100,000 signatures mark – a significant plateau to break through. It was hoped such a strong outpouring of support would convince Rockstar to officially confirm or deny its future existence, yet days and weeks passed, and Rockstar neither confirmed nor denied a PC version would be made.

Other rumors have since shot up in the meantime, giving more weight to the probability that a PC version will eventually be released, including Amazon’s French website, which had (and still has) a listing for a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V for 49.99 euros.

Those rumors may have quelled the rush to sign the petition, as the flood of signatures has slowed to the drip-drip-drip of a leaky faucet throughout the past few weeks. That said, it has crawled past the 150,000 signature barrier, and now has the 200,000 figure in its sights – as surely 200,000 signatures will succeed where 150,000 failed, right? Right! After all, Rockstar surely doesn’t want to raise the ire or the hackles of 200,000 potential paying customers. In fact customer hackle raising is surely a prohibited activity as per company policy.

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It took GTA IV seven extra months to make its way to the PC from the home consoles it originally called home (in people’s homes), but it did make its way there; and in the end, the whole idea of petitioning for GTA 5 to make an appearance on the PC is probably a little over-dramatic, as it’s almost certainly going to make its way there in time as well, petition or not. Hopefully without the seven month wait this time though!

Still, every extra little bit of pressure and motivation put on Rockstar to ensure that happens can only help, and so far there are 155,000 extra bits of pressure and motivation… and slowly counting.  If you haven’t done so already, why not head over to change.org and sign up.


Involvement of The Game in GTA 5 Still a Mystery


Last Saturday, Money Gang’s Facebook page posted a tantalizing piece of artwork featuring The Game, in the style that’s come to symbolize Grand Theft Auto art. Along with the Grand Theft Auto 5 logo, the ESRB rating, and the Rockstar symbol, there was The Game in the center of the image mugging for the camera (well, if there was a camera that is).

The post had no other information describing the image, so naturally, the internet blew up with speculation, as the internet is wont to do. The possibilities were endless after all… well, maybe not endless, but the possibility that The Game would appear in the game (GTA V), and could in fact have a starring role in it certainly seemed to be highly likely.

It would not have been a huge shock after all, given The Game’s small role in GTA: San Andreas as Mark ‘B-Dup’ Wayne. The Game also made it clear back in November during an interview with Wired 96.5 that he had done some work with Rockstar on GTA V.

“They [Rockstar] called man, and we did a little bit of work with them,” he told Wired 96.5, in reference to the next game in the Grand Theft Auto series (GTA V). “Once you in a video game, you struck gold, man.”

Of course, ‘a little bit of work’ certainly wouldn’t appear to be the major role that the cover art style artwork was hinting at, and was in fact more likely to be a reprisal of his role as B-Dup in the new game, which would make plenty of sense, given the setting of Los Santos and the main character’s past as a gangster.

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As you’d expect, all that feverish excitement slowing simmered back down to a tepid boil as it was revealed that the artwork is only a fanmade piece from a poster named streethustla at gtaforums.com, who created several similar looking pieces of work with different images, and was not an official artwork created by Rockstar.

What The Game’s actual involvement in GTA V will be is still up for continued speculation, but as stated, it does appear he will have a role in GTA V regardless of the misleading artwork. Whether that’s a reprisal of his role as B-Dup, a new role in the game, or something solely on the musical end of the spectrum, we can only guess.

In the end, this whole saga is nothing more than a cautionary tale about the perils of jumping to conclusions at the mere sight of some artwork on someone’s official Facebook page, which you would think would come with some sort of description as to the origins of the artwork to stop the internet from blowing up, and saving a lot of news outlets from looking rather silly in the process (yeah, we posted it), but…I digress (and must end this run-on sentence).

With or without The Game, GTA V will be one heck of a ride when it releases later this year. That we can be certain of.


Gamers Starving for GTA 5 News


E3 2012 has begun and even though Grand Theft Auto 5 hasn’t even been officially mentioned there, in any capacity whatsoever, GTA 5 related news and rumors are popping up everywhere all over the net. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the more interesting pieces:

Tesco Leaked GTA 5 Release Date

I am posting this more as warning of what NOT to believe. Tesco (a UK based store) currently has GTA 5 listed with a release date of 28 December 2012. Not only does releasing the game after Christmas (if you’re gonna do it around that period at all) make zero sense, but as if Tesco would be the ones in the know with the rest of us in the dark… Credibility factor: none. Continue reading


No GTA 5 Until Next Year?


While this might not tell us the exact release date of Grand Theft Auto V, it might go some ways to giving us a time frame to work with.

HK6, from this site, apparently went to Future Shop (a Canadian retailer) to grab his copy of Max Payne 3 and was given the receipt below. As you can see, HK6 is now entitled to a $20 credit towards GTA 5, should he decide to purchase it.

With me so far? Well, if you keep on reading you’ll see that the offer is valid only between 1 February 2013 and 31 May 2013 – meaning that there is a very good chance that GTA 5 won’t be released before Febraury next year, and that it will be released no later than the end of May… also next year.

We sincerely hope it is the former date at the latest, and in any event are secretly hoping this piece of news is somehow wrong. A Christmas without GTA 5 would be very disappointing indeed!