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Latest GTA V Patch Causes Graphics Downgrade

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Usually when you hear players discussing a graphics downgrade, it’s about a difference between early game footage and the final game that was released. This, however, is something unusual. Grand Theft Auto V’s latest patch was only intended to fix minor bugs and improve GTA Online’s stability, but something else came with it. Update 1.08 for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V downgraded the game’s graphics.

One user compiled a series of comparison shots demonstrating problems with parallax occlusion, popping, anisotropic filtering, and collisions. You can see them all in the video below.

While many of these changes are subtle enough to go unnoticed, the vehicle collisions particularly caught players’ attentions. Some people theorized it was a deliberate downgrade to improve frame rates, although no major frame rate issues had been noticed.

However, it now appears this was unintentional. Rockstar Support addressed the issue and said a fix is underway. So far, a new patch has solved the popping and collision issues, but the other problems remain.

With any luck, this will be taken care of soon, but we’ll keep you updated if we learn something new.

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?

Fan Create 60fps GTA V gifs With Slow-Mo Cheat

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If anticipation for the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V has led you to wonder what the game would look like running at 60 frames-per-second, Reddit user A113-09 has created several gifs to show you.

While playing GTA V on the PS4, this user used the slow motion cheat code. By activating the cheat twice for the gameplay scenes, speeding up the recorded images to 225%, and rendering them at 60fps, A113-09 was able to create the following 1080p 60 fps GTA V gifs:

You should be able to do this with either the PS4 or Xbox One version of the game. These clips look pretty great, and have increased fan anticipation of the PC version for many people. How do you think GTA V looks at 60 fps?

Three New GTA V Cell Phone Cheats

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Three new GTA V cell phone cheats have been discovered. If you have the PS4 or Xbox One version of GTA V (or the PC version, when it comes out later this month), you can activate Drunk Mode and Fast Run, as well as cycle through weather effects, by entering the following numbers from your in-game cell phone:

Drunk Mode
Warning: do not attempt to operate heavy machinery!
1-999-547-861 (LIQUOR)

Fast Run
1-999-228-8463 (CATCH ME)

Change Weather
Rotates through sunny, clear, cloudy, smoggy, overcast, rainy, thundery, clearing and snowing
1-999-625-348-7246 (MAKE IT RAIN)

They can now be found listed with the rest of our cheats for GTA V remastered. Additionally, the new versions of GTA V have brought another benefit for players who enjoy cheat codes. While in the original versions, you had to re-enter each code every time you used it, these cell phone cheats make it a little easier thanks to a redial button. Pressing the phone’s * key will dial the last number, or re-activate the last cheat code, you entered.

What are you favorite GTA V cheats? Have you found any we don’t have yet?

Analyst Predicts 7 Million GTA V Shipments This Fiscal Year

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According to the latest NPD data, after GTA V came out for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, it sold approximately 1.85 million units by the end of the month. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter estimates this puts the month’s worldwide sell-through figure at around 3.7 million units, quite an impressive feat.

Pachter didn’t expect the remaster to sell that well, but now he’s put forth a prediction of 7 million total shipments by the end of the fiscal year: 5.5 million this quarter and 1.5 million in the fiscal year’s final quarter. Overall, however, his opinion of the game’s potential hasn’t changed. He believes the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V will sell significantly less than the originals.

Have you picked up a remastered copy of GTA V? How do you think the release of the PC version in January will compare to these figures?

GTA V Sells 3 Million PS4/X1 Copies in 1 Week

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Everyone interested in GTA V wondered how it would do sales-wise when it was remastered for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Analysts predicted it would sell less than the original PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, not a difficult conclusion to come to given the sizes of the relative install bases and the fact that not everyone who bought GTA V the first time would buy it again. GTA V came out for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, so at last we can take a look at some sales figures instead of just speculating.

Once again, GTA V did really well. According to VGChartz (which may not be entirely reliable, but it can at least give us a good idea), a total of 3,093,320 copies of GTA V for the PS4 and Xbox One were sold during its first week. The majority of those sales were for the PS4 version, although the Xbox One still brought in about a third.

We can’t be entirely sure yet these are the accurate sales figures (and we’re aware some of the numbers in VGChartz’s article don’t add up properly), but this paints a good picture for GTA V’s new release. It’s off to a strong start, and 2015’s PC release might be even more powerful.

Did you pick up GTA V for the PS4 or Xbox One? Are you planning to buy the PC version?

Win a Custom GTA V PS4 or Xbox One Thanks to Rockstar

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Two lucky gamers are going to win an epic, one-of-a kind custom GTA V console each. Read on and find out how it could be you…

Rockstar have created two exclusive laser engraved special edition Xbox One and PS4 consoles in celebration of the launch of the next-gen versions of GTA V. Entering is as simple as filling out a form and can be done via either this page on Facebook or here at the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The images should speak for themselves (click the one above for a full-size version), but the hand-designed consoles each feature slick hi-gloss painted accents with micro perforated metal panels and custom controllers.

Also up for grabs are 20 Deluxe Prize Packs containing brand new GTA 5 gear including T-shirts, mouse pads, pin sets, polos, caps and more. May the best gamer win!

GTA V: Become a Hawk, Coyote, or Even a Cat

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We thought we knew everything Grand Theft Auto V had to offer, including all of the new features in the remastered version. However, Tuesday’s release of GTA V for the PS4 and Xbox One was followed by the discovery of an unexpected and fun feature related to the plant pictured above.

That is a peyote plant, and eating it causes the player character to hallucinate. This isn’t a standard video game hallucination with graphical changes or visions or anything like that. No, a peyote plant makes the character hallucinate he’s an animal… which puts you in control of that animal. There are quite a few different animals you can become, with 27 peyote plants in the game. You can soar above the city as a hawk, terrify people as a coyote, or prowl around as a cat, among others. Playing as the smaller and more harmless animals available can lead to some hilarious outcomes.

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CVG highlighted several of the transformations, and suggests the Mount Chiliad plant will turn you into a winged animal, while the other one found so far turns you into a four-legged animal. Check out their video to see some of these in action, along with more extreme overreactions from Los Santos law enforcement.

It’s a little feature, but one that could be a lot of fun. Have you found any peyote plants yet?

Rockstar is Working on GTA Online Problems

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GTA V is now out for the PS4 and Xbox One, but if you’re one of the returning players who was eager to transfer your GTA Online progress and see how it plays on the new consoles, you might have run into some problems. For a lot of people, this hasn’t been an issue. Players who still logged into GTA Online from the PS3 or Xbox 360 on a regular basis were able to transfer their progress.

However, if you haven’t played GTA Online yet in 2014 and tried to transfer your progress, you might have received an error message saying, “No previous Grand theft Auto Online data is associated with your Social Club account.” If you tried to log in from the PS3 or Xbox 360, then, another error message refused you access.

Rockstar is on top of the issue. If you are a PS3 and PS4 user, you should be able to download a patch now or over the next few hours to enable character transfers. An Xbox 360 and Xbox One patch should be in place tomorrow. For more information and updates, visit Rockstar’s support page. We hope this situation is resolved for everyone soon.

GTA V is Now Out for the PS4 and Xbox One

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Well, here it is, the big day: November 18th, the launch of Grand Theft Auto V for the PS4 and the Xbox One. Reviews so far have been stellar, and fans seem to love the increased detail and new features, especially the new first-person mode. There have been a few problems with GTA Online profile transfers, but Rockstar is working on a solution to the issues. Everything else seems to be going smoothly.

If you’ve picked up a copy of GTA V for the PS4 or Xbox One, let us know what you think. If not, take a look at the launch trailer and see if it convinces you.

Now, you might recall that the additions to GTA V for the PS4 and Xbox One include a whole new selection of songs you can listen to, along with the songs from the original release. Now that the game is out, we’ve got the full list of new GTA V songs:

  • Radio Los Santos
    • Ab Soul feat. Schoolboy Q & Mac Miller – Hunnid Stax (2014)
    • Ace Hood feat. Future & Rick Ross – Bugatti (2013)
    • A$AP Ferg – Work (2012)
    • Bo Kane feat. Gucci Mane – Break It Down (2014)
    • Chuck Inglish feat. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller – Came Thru/Easily (2013)
    • Danny Brown feat. Action Bronson – Bad News (2014)
    • Danny Brown feat. A$AP Rocky – Kush Koma (2013)
    • Freddie Gibbs feat. Mike Dean – Sellin’ Dope (2014)
    • G-Side feat. G-Mane – Relaxin (2011)
    • Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) (2012)
    • Lil B – Rent Due (2014)
    • Problem feat. IamSu, Big Lucc & Sage the Gemini – Do It Big (2013)
    • Schoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens (2014)
    • Skeme – Millions (2013)
    • Skeme – Over Sick (2013)
    • Travi$ Scott feat. T.I. & 2 Chainz – Upper Echelon (2013)
    • Young Scooter feat. Trinidad James – I Can’t Wait (2013)
    • Young Scooter feat. Gucci Mane – Work (2013)
  • Space 103.2
    • Bee Gees – Night Fever (1977)
    • Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (1981)
    • Cameo – Back And Forth (1986)
    • Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine (1981)
    • Dazz Band – Joystick (1983)
    • Imagination – Flashback (1981)
    • Parliament – Flash Light (1977)
    • Parliament – Mothership Connection (Star Child) (1975)
    • Teena Marie – Lovergirl (1984)
    • The Fatback Band – Gotta Get My Hands On Some (Money) (1979)
    • Zapp & Roger – Do It Roger (1981)
  • West Coast Classics
    • 2Pac – So Many Tears (1995)
    • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – 1st of tha Month (1995)
    • CPO feat. MC Ren – Ballad of a Menace (1990)
    • D.O.C. – The Formula (1989)
    • Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – Lil’ Ghetto Boy (1992)
    • E-40 – Captain Save A Hoe (1994)
    • Eazy-E feat. Ice Cube – No More ?’s (1988)
    • Ja Rule feat. Irv Gotti, Ashanti, Nas & 2Pac – The Pledge Remix (2002)
    • Jayo Felony – Sherm Stick (1995)
    • Luniz feat. Michael Marshall – I Got 5 On It (1995)
    • South Central Cartel – Servin’ ‘Em Heat (1993)
    • Spice 1 feat. MC Eiht – The Murda Show (1993)
    • The Conscious Daughters – We Roll Deep (1993)
    • The Lady of Rage – Afro Puffs (1994)
    • Warren G feat. O.G.L.B. – This D.J. (1994)
    • Westside Connection – Bow Down (1996)
  • Rebel Radio
    • Charlie Feathers – Get With It (1956)
    • Ray Price – Crazy Arms (1956)
    • Tammy Wynette – D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1968)
    • The Highwaymen – Highwayman (1985)
    • Loretta Lynn – A coal Miners Daughter (1970)
  • Los Santos Rock Radio
    • Alannah Myles – Black Velvet (1989)
    • Belinda Carlisle – Circle in the Sand (1987)
    • Billy Idol – Don’t Need A Gun (1986)
    • Boston – Peace of Mind (1976)
    • Broken English – Comin’ On Strong (1987)
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son (1969)
    • Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight (1986)
    • Genesis – Land of Confusion (1986)
    • Golden Earring – Radar Love (1973)
    • Huey Lewis & The News – Hip To Be Square (1986)
    • Humble Pie – 30 Days in the Hole (1972)
    • Joan Armatrading – Drop the Pilot (1983)
    • Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son (1976)
    • Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone (1986)
    • Mountain – Mississippi Queen (1970)
    • Pat Benatar – Shadows of the Night (1982)
    • Peter Gabriel – Big Time (1986)
    • Starship – We Built This City (1985)
    • Survivor – Burning Heart (1986)
    • Yes – Roundabout (1972)
    • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ (1983)
    • ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man (1983)
  • The Lowdown 91.1
    • Brass Construction – Changin’ (1975)
    • Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles (1976)
    • Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Superman Lover (1976)
    • Ohio Players – Climax (1974)
    • Smokey Robinson – Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (1973)
    • The Delfonics – Funny Feeling (1970)
    • War feat. Eric Burdon – Magic Mountain (1976)
  • Blue Ark FM
    • Busy Signal – Kingston Town (2012)
    • Demarco – Loyal (2014)
    • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Roast Fish and Cornbread (1978)
    • Vybz Kartel – Addi Truth (2014)
  • Non-Stop-Pop FM
    • Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way (1999)
    • Bobby Brown – On Our Own (1989)
    • Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (1984)
    • Cassie – Me & U (2006)
    • Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (2002)
    • Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (2005)
    • INXS – New Sensation (1988)
    • Jamiroquai – Alright (1996)
    • Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off (1986)
    • Lady Gaga – Applause (2013)
    • Living in a Box – Living in a Box (1987)
    • Lorde – Tennis Court (2013)
    • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (2011)
    • M.I.A. – Bad Girls (2013)
    • Michael Jackson – Dangerous (1991)
    • Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me (Single Mix) (2010)
    • Moloko – The Time Is Now (2000)
    • Morcheeba – Tape Loop (1996)
    • Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises (1983)
    • Real Life – Send Me An Angel (1983)
    • Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue – Kids (2000)
    • Simply Red – Something Got Me Started (Hurley’s House Mix) (1991)
    • Sly Fox – Let’s Go All the Way (1985)
    • Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground (1996)
    • Taylor Dayne – Tell it To My Heart (1987)
    • The Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway (2009)
    • The Blow Monkeys – Slaves No More (1989)
    • will.i.am. feat. Britney Spears – Scream & Shout (2013)
    • Wilson Phillips – Hold On (1990)
  • WorldWide FM
    • CHVRCHES – Recover (Cid Rim Remix) (2013)
    • Damfunk – Kildat (2009)
    • Flume – What You Need (2012)
    • Jaime Lidell – Runaway (2014)
    • Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be (2012)
    • Kavinsky – Nightcall (2010)
    • Portishead – Numb (1994)
    • Randy Crawford – Street Life (1979)
    • Smokey Robinson – Why You Wanna See My Bad Side? (1978)
  • Channel X
    • Alice In Chains – Social Parasite (1988)
    • D.O.A. – The Enemy (1980)
    • D.R.I. – I Don’t Need Society (1985)
    • MDC – John Wayne Was a Nazi (1980)
    • Redd Kross – Linda Blair (1982)
    • The Zeroes – Don’t Push Me Around (1977)
    • X – Los Angeles (1980)
  • Radio Mirror Park
    • Dom – Living In America (2010)
    • Hot Chip – Flutes (2012)
    • Holy Ghost! – Hold On (2011)
    • KAUF – When You’re Out (2013)
    • Little Dragon – Crystalfilm (2009)
    • M83 – Midnight City (2011)
    • Mitzi – Truly Alive (2013)
    • Neon Indian – Polish Girl (2011)
    • Panama – Always (2014)
    • SBTRKT – Pharaohs (2011)
    • Scenic – Mesmerised (2013)
    • Toro Y Moi – New Beat (2011)
    • Twin Shadow – Forget (2010)
    • Yeasayer – O.N.E. (2010)
  • Vinewood Boulevard Radio
    • Bleached – Next Stop (2013)
    • Coliseum – Used Blood (2013)
    • JEFF The Brotherhood – Sixpack (2012)
    • Mind Spider – Fall in Line (2012)
    • Nobunny – Gone For Good (2010)
    • The Men – Turn It Around (2012)
    • The Orwells – Who Needs You (2014)
    • The Soft Pack – Answer to Yourself (2010)
  • Soulwax FM
    • Brain 21 – Something For Your Mind (1996)
    • Felix da Housecat – Silver Screen (2001)
    • Michael da Brain – Brain 35 (Only An Illusion) (2002)
  • FlyLo FM
    • AraabMuzik – Streetz Tonight (2011)
    • Dimlite – Into Vogon Skulls (2012)
    • DOOM – Masquatch (2014)
    • Doris – You Never Come Closer (1970)
    • Flying Lotus feat. Krayzie Bone – Medication Medication (2014)
    • Kaskade – 4 AM (2006)
    • KNOWER – Fuck the Makeup, Skip the Shower (2010)
    • Mono/Poly feat. Thundercat – B Adams (2014)
    • XXYYXX – What We Want (2014)
    • Earl Sweatshirt – Hive (2013)
    • Unknown track
    • Blaine County Talk Radio
    • Extended content for Beyond Insemination
    • West Coast County Radio
    • Extended content for Chakra Attack

Now that’s a lot of songs! With so many genres, artists, and decades represented here, we’re sure a few of your favorites must have entered GTA V. Let us know what they are… or if there are any new additions you dread.