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Don’t Forget Rockstar’s Additional GTA V PC Pre-order Bonus

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GTA V PC pre-orders have included bonus GTA$ since pre-orders first became available, but now you can get even more. Originally, pre-ordering GTA V would reward you with a bonus $500,000 for the single-player mode and a bonus $500,000 for GTA Online. When the game was delayed to April, however, Rockstar increased the amount. While you’ll still receive $500,000 for GTA V, the GTA Online pre-order bonus has been upped to $700,000.

An additional cash bonus is available to players who pre-order the digital download from the Rockstar Warehouse. Back when the game was set to release on March 24, you could get bonus cash and a free game if you pre-ordered from the Warehouse before February 1.

The free game offer remains expired, but the cash bonus is back: if you pre-order the PC version of GTA V from the Rockstar Warehouse before March 31, you’ll receive an additional $300,000 for GTA Online.

To recap, this means that Rockstar Warehouse pre-orders of the GTA V PC digital download made before March 31 will come with $500,000 for single-player and $1,000,000 for GTA Online, not a bad incentive. Do you intend to pre-order?

GTA V Graphics Comparison: PS3 v PS4 v PC

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Although the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed until April 14, there is still much excitement about how GTA V will look and run on the PC. Aside from advantages like fan-made mods, the PC version will also be able to achieve a higher-quality appearance for players running it on the maximum settings. Back when the PS4 and Xbox One versions were unveiled, comparisons between generations became a big incentive for fans to upgrade. None of us have seen the official PC version of GTA V, but we can get an idea of what it will look like.

Thanks to Gamersky, we can take a look at several images comparing GTA V on the PS3, on the PS4, and running on a PC at 4K resolution. Take a look at GTA V’s progression.

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Impressed? While the contrast between the PS3 and PS4 versions is startling, the PC version takes another leap in quality. The level of detail, lighting effects, and even the colors have a noticeably more realistic appearance. If you’d like to see these images in video form, as well as more console-to-PC comparisons, you can check them out below.

Share your thoughts on these images and videos in the comments below. GTA V on PC is bound to be beautiful, and there are many reasons why fans of the game might consider an upgrade. Are you planning to buy it, or do you remain unconvinced?

All New GTA V PC Screenshots

This will hopefully go a small way in making up for the third delay of GTA V for PC recently announced by Rockstar. Today we have for you more than a dozen brand new screenshots taken directly from that PC version of the game. We have to say that the detail is looking amazing and that it definitely looks like the PC version will indeed be worth the wait. Now all we need is the rest of the PC cheats! Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to pre-order, or not.

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GTA V PC Delay: Hitler Reacts

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Chances are good you’ve seen at least one of the popular “Hitler Reacts” videos. This meme takes one of the key scenes from the 2004 movie Der Untergang, or Downfall, and adds subtitles to suggest Hitler is reacting to current news or controversies, usually minor. The concept spread like crazy, and you can find dozens of videos on a variety of topics.

And now you can watch Hitler react to the news that the PC version of GTA V has been delayed until April 14.

What do you think? Did you enjoy it? Fans may not be happy with the latest GTA V delay, but at least they can parody the situation and laugh at it.

Should You Pre-Order GTA V For PC?

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Many Grand Theft Auto fans are conflicted over whether or not they should pre-order the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.

Some never intended to, as they either didn’t care to buy a new version of a game they already played or just didn’t want to play it on the PC. However, others have been put off by the numerous delays. Originally intended to launch alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions in late 2014, the PC version of GTA V was delayed until January 27, then to March 24, and then to April 14. Of course, some fans have still held on to their pre-orders despite the delays.

If you’re undecided about whether or not you should pre-order GTA V for the PC, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Pre-orders can be risky. Whenever you pre-order a game, you’re taking a chance on a product that hasn’t been reviewed or played by a wide audience yet. It’s a little different when it comes to a re-release or port, like GTA V, but it’s still worth considering.
  • You could lose your GTA Online progress. Ideally, this won’t happen, but some players lost their characters during the early days of GTA Online as well as during the transfers to the PS4/Xbox One versions, due to corrupted servers. The first PC players are the people most likely to be affected if the GTA Online PC servers have problems.
  • The pre-order bonuses really aren’t that much. While Rockstar is offering a nice chunk of GTA Online cash to anyone who pre-orders, you could make that same money through missions or heists in a relatively short amount of time. Even micro-transactions wouldn’t cost you very much.
  • You won’t have to wait long after the game’s launch. Reviews will comes out bugs will be reported, and you’ll know when it’s safe to play.
  • The digital version will take a while to download. If you want to play GTA V on your PC shortly after launch, and you don’t have a good download speed, pre-ordering it might give you the time you need.

So, what should you do?

If you want to play the game immediately, go ahead and pre-order it, but make sure you know the risks. Consider waiting on GTA Online, at least, until any bugs are known.

If you want the digital version and have a slow download speed, consider pre-ordering and pre-loading it, but keep in mind the above advice.

However, if you don’t mind waiting a short while and want to make sure your game progress is as safe as possible, you might be better off waiting until after its launch to buy GTA V for PC.

Either way, if you were/are considering pre-ordering the PC version Grand Theft Auto V be sure to let us know what you decide in the comments below!

GTA V PC Delayed to April 14

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While Rockstar made many GTA V fans happy today with the announcement of a concrete release date for online heists, the news wasn’t all good.

The PC version of GTA V, which was supposed to come out on March 24, has been delayed again until April 14. According to Rockstar, “a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.”

If you pre-ordered GTA V for the PC, you’ll receive an additional $200,000 for GTA Online on top of the original pre-order bonuses.

This new delay is disappointing, especially since GTA V PC was already delayed once before, but all we can do is hope Rockstar will use this time to turn it into the best GTA V experience possible. How do you feel about the PC delay?

Nvidia Features GTA V in Drivers Update

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Are you ready for GTA V on PC? NVIDIA certainly is. We’ve talked about the company before, when we learned GTA V will support the TXAA anti-aliasing feature, but now a user on the GTA Forums has discovered that GTA V is featured in a new GeForce driver update.

The update image, pictured above, shows an image from the game and asks “Is your PC ready for Grand Theft Auto V?” It also contains a link that shows you how your PC compares to the GTA V requirements.

This may not mean there is a special GeForce update made specifically because of GTA V, as it could just be an advertisement. Nevertheless, it shows GTA V for PC is highly-anticipated. Are you looking forward to its release at the end of March?

How will Cheats for GTA V on PC be Activated?

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PC gamers who are fans of the Grand Theft Auto series of games have something exciting to look forward to this year when Grand Theft Auto V (finally) releases for PC on March 24. The game, which was originally released for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, has been completely remastered, giving fans who have already played the original version of the game plenty of new content and an improved gaming experience.

The game became instantly popular upon its initial launch, which was only a couple months before the Playstation 4 and Xbox One were also released. This prompted many fans who had upgraded their systems to want a version of the game for their new consoles. Then last year Rockstar Games announced that the game would be coming to the new platforms as well as PC. The remastered game was re-released for PS4 and Xbox One on November 18 2014 with the PC version being set back for a 2015 release.

One aspect of the game that fans are particularly excited about is the cheat codes that can be used to significantly alter some elements of game play (and yes, what this website is essentially all about!). Cheat codes have always been popular with GTA fans and some of the most popular cheats for GTA V give players the ability to change the weather, or give the game world moon gravity. Of course, the ever-popular cheats that give you maximum health or allow you to spawn new vehicles are also there. It’s easy to see why cheat codes would make the game even more fun than it already is because it gives you a high level of control over many of the elements that make it so popular.

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An interesting question though, is how fans will be able to enter cheat codes on the PC version of the game. With the Xbox One and PS4 console versions, you have two main ways you can enter codes: control button combinations and by entering phone numbers into the in-game phone of your character. Using cell phone numbers has added an element of fun by giving the phone a purpose that significantly affects gameplay, it is also how cheats codes have been traditionally entered in previous GTA games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That said though, being able to use controller button combinations is actually easier most of the time. Note that the first two platform releases of GTA V, on the Xbox 360 and PS3, only allow cheats to be entered via controller button combinations.

Turning to the PC version though, while it’s likely that phone number cheats will be made available (as they have been with the other remastered versions – on Xbox One and PS4), the question is whether there will be additional means of cheat entry, like via the keyboard. We note that GTA: SA had cheat entry via the keyboard too (with usually a couple of different codes being available to activate a specific cheat), and as we said earlier, using the cell phone to enter cheats can be time consuming and difficult in the middle of a car chase or gun fight.

Using the in-game phone for entering cheat codes is definitely a fun addition to the game, but reducing cheat code entry to just phone numbers will likely just frustrate players who may find they enjoy the console versions better for this reason. It’s easy to envision why phone numbers may be the only option because if you’re just using your PC keyboard, you’re not working with a controller and button combinations. However, you’d hope Rockstar also wants players to have the best gaming experience possible, and that would make it unlikely that the PC version would lack something the remastered console versions have – the ability to type in keyboard entries for cheat codes.

GTA V for PC releases March 24 this year. You can pre-order it at your favorite retailer here.

Modders Plan “Los Santos Life” for GTA V

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Fans are already working on creating mods for Grand Theft Auto V, and the number of potential mods we hear about will only increase the closer we get to the PC release on March 24. The latest GTA V mod to gather attention is called “Los Santos Life.”

The Los Santos Life mod is inspired by “Altis Life,” a mod for ARMA 3. Players will take a character through three stages of life, during which they will live in the way the player chooses. This RPG-style mod will include features such as hunger/thirst meters, new careers (with possibilities ranging from police officers, stock traders, and treasure hunters), a character creation system that includes personality traits, and more.

If you’re interested in working on a mod like this, the people behind Los Santos Life are putting together a team. If you’re just interested in playing it, it sounds as though they’ll be releasing regular updates as they progress.

Many players are excited for GTA V PC mods like this, but not everyone likes to play modded games. GTA Online raises new questions about how mods will be handled, but most likely modded servers will be separated from regular servers, so matchmaking won’t put players in a modded game by mistake. Some people, however, are worried the game won’t support modding at all. Given the huge Grand Theft Auto modding community, we doubt Rockstar will go in that direction.

Are you looking forward to trying new mods when GTA V comes out on PC?

NVIDIA’s TXAA Confirmed for GTA V PC

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A few days ago, DSOGaming noticed something interesting on the official NVIDIA GeForce page for Grand Theft Auto V PC. GTA V is listed as supporting TXAA anti-aliasing, which smooths out the game’s graphics.

Previous games with TXAA support include Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Batman: Arkham Origins, among several others. Some players feel TXAA makes games appear blurry, in part due to problems with early TXAA implementation, but others praise it for delivering clean, beautiful images.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about what other features the PC version of GTA V will support.