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GTA V Getting Vehicle Coupons

With the recent release of part II of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC, Rockstar has added a massive roster of new, luxurious vehicles to GTA Online to keep the rich players from complaining that they have nothing to spend all their money on. These include a luxury off-road vehicle and what might be the new fastest car in the game.

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Naturally, keeping with the theme of the DLC, these vehicles are pretty damn expensive, and Rockstar wants to give those players a chance who haven’t the time to amass millions upon millions in in-game currency to try out the new toys. These discounts will last for a week, though you can expect them to resurface every now and again in the form of weekend or special events, so don’t fret if, by chance, you can’t log in this week.

To help get you into one of their new vehicles, the esteemed salesmen at Legendary Motorsport are offering a one-time 25% REBATE on your next qualifying purchase this week (July 8th – 15th).

The requirements to qualify for the coupon are 1) join/be a member of a GTA Online Crew, and 2) sign up for the Rockstar Games Mailing List.

The DLC these new, expensive vehicles are a part of, Ill-Gotten Gains Part II, launched together with the newest update for GTA Online. Not unlike last time around, 1.28 is causing quite a few new issues, not only fixing old ones. There was some mishap with the garages last time around too, however with 1.28, the garages have been re-arranged, so if it seems like a vehicle is missing, make sure to check all of your properties, as the missing vehicle may be stored on one of those.

We have found that some players’ garages may have been rearranged after updating to 1.28. If you think a vehicle is missing, try calling your mechanic and scrolling through your various garages to see if the vehicle was moved to another location erroneously.

Whether or not 1.28 fixed the issues with mods, we do not know yet.

Have you picked up one of the new vehicles yet? Which is your favorite?

GTA V Ill-Gotten Gains Part II DLC Out Now

The wait is over. Part II of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC has now been released for GTA V on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The update adds to the line of new, luxurious and rather expensive items first introduced in Part I of the DLC. The whole point behind the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC is for players to be able to blow their money on all kinds of vanity items. The content pack was conceived after Rockstar began getting complaints that players had too much money and nothing to spend it on.

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Their first reaction? Throw in a $10 million jet (and a few other vehicles and clothes) to keep the masses at bay until they come up with some other items with a tad more substance. That’s where part II of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC comes into the picture, with a large roster of vehicles, even more clothes, and some weapons, new tattoos, and horns. The Lab radio station is now also available on all platforms, and current-gen consoles and PC gets nine knuckle duster variants. Players now also have the chance to create custom jobs in Fort Zancudo and Los Santos International Airport. For PC players, Rockstar has added NAT indicators to help those of you with dodgy internet connections.

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Ill-Gotten Gains Part II comes with the 1.28 update for GTA Online, which contains a set of bug fixes as well as the new content. These bug fixes include resolving many issues where the player character gets stuck and cannot move, as well as spawn issues, clipping and the loading of interiors. For full patch notes, check out the official post here.

The download size of the 1.28 update is 6.79 GB, however most of you won’t need to download all of it, since about half of the update was already downloaded with Ill-Gotten Gains Part I.

What new luxury item will you be buying first from the roster of Ill-Gotten Gains Part II?

LSPDFR 0.1 Released For GTA V

One of the most extensive total conversion mods for GTA IV, LCPDFR – Liberty City Police Department First Response – is making its way to GTA V. LCPDFR (quite a mouthful) takes the basic concept of the GTA series and turns it upside down. Instead of playing as criminals, breaking the law at every turn, in LCPDFR, we seek to uphold the law.

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Turning the player into a policeman, and giving them missions such as arresting criminals or chasing down escapees, LCPDFR put an absolutely new spin on GTA. It added features such as the ability to detain, arrest and search any other character in-game, as well as pulling over any vehicle and responding to 911 calls. Now, players can enjoy these new features in GTA V as well!

We’re delighted to announce the first public release of the LSPD First Response modification for Grand Theft Auto V on PC.

Implementing a basic framework for enforcing the law in San Andreas, LSPDFR includes a number of features such as arresting suspects, pulling over vehicles, full character and vehicle selection, basic callouts and hot pursuits. Also included in LSPDFR are a variety of police backup options, an interaction menu and various other features.  Be sure to study carefully the User Documentation provided with the modification, which explains the features LSPDFR offers.

LSPDFR (that one letter makes all the difference) takes the police action to Los Santos. The 0.1 version is the first public release of the mod, and this does show. While many fans of the GTA IV mod are praising LSPDFR for its unique range of features and the way it freshens up the game, but the mod is unfortunately plagued by bugs and crashes. Worry not however, as the team is hard at work to stabilize the mod, so you can all enjoy the fulfillment of your CSI: Los Santos fantasies without interruption!

Check out the full news release and grab the mod here. What do you guys think of this mod? Have you played the predecessor?

GTA V PC is Now Available

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It is now midnight, April 14, British Summer Time and that means GTA V PC has officially been released! Digital copies are now available from sites like Steam, and if you pre-loaded your copy earlier in the week, it should be ready for you to start playing right now. You may need to restart your Steam client for the game to unlock.

Retailers may still be waiting for April 14 in their time zones, so you might have to wait to pick up the 7-disc physical copy of GTA V. Even so, it won’t be long.

If you’ve already started playing, let us know what you think. If you’re still undecided, reviews and fan feedback should start rolling in soon. The long-awaited PC release of GTA V is here at last!

GTA V PC Release by Time Zone

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GTA V PC comes out in just a few days, on April 14. If you’ve pre-loaded it, you might want to begin playing as soon as possible. GTA V will become available on the PC on April 14 at midnight, but don’t forget to take time zones into account. Its midnight release is for BST, which means some areas will actually get it on April 13.

For example, GTA V PC will go live on April 13 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, and 7:00 PM Eastern Time. To check exactly when you’ll be able to start playing the PC version of GTA V, you can convert times from BST to your time zone here.

Are you excited?

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!

New GTA V Artwork Celebrates Anniversary

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A year ago today, GTA V launched for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Now, we await its arrival on additional platforms in the months ahead. To celebrate this occasion, Rockstar has released several new pieces of artwork, featuring the game’s protagonists as well as the Vinewood Girl.

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All of these can be downloaded from the official GTA V downloads archive, along with several other pieces that have recently been added. The artwork used for recent GTA Online releases, art of characters like Maude, and many others are available.

You can download them as desktop wallpapers, smartphone/tablet wallpapers, social media covers, avatars, and icons, among other formats. Take a look!

Official Word on GTA 5 PC Launch Delay

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Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC is delayed. Yes, it’s official and was confirmed by Rockstar Games themselves just yesterday. What’s the reason though? Well, they’ve made us wait a little longer for that, apparently is just a matter of the PC version of GTA V requiring a little more development time to make it as polished as possible.

Rockstar has sent out this official explanation via the Rockstar Newswire here.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.

We think it makes sense for a couple of reasons: (1) PCs are more powerful than even the Xbox One and Playstation 4, so Rockstar might need more time to really get the most out of it in terms of graphics and artwork; and (2) they might also need more time in order to really lock down GTA Online against PC hackers and crackers…

Anyway we expect much more news on all the new platform releases in coming weeks. It’s going to be a very exciting end to the year for gamers, and a great start to 2015 as well!

GTA V PS4 Price Tag Appears ($49.99)

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Now it really looks like we’re getting close to an announced release date for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Not only is the Steam version being tested, but players have discovered a price listed for the PS4 version of GTA V on PSN.

It’s priced at $49.99. Some fans see this lower price as welcome compensation for the fact that it’s a remastered port, rather than a new game. However, the real interest in the price is that it’s there at all. If the page was updated to include the price, maybe that means a release date announcement isn’t far off.

Everything pictured here has since vanished. Many users, including the one who took the original picture, believes a glitch or mistake caused the prices to appear. Whether they are true or not remains to be seen.

One reason you might want to consider this a rumor is that players have questioned the other prices visible in the image. In particular, Driveclub’s expected price doesn’t seem to match up with what is shown.

Nevertheless, the majority of the release date rumors point to October or November. Though November feels more likely, October might be the better choice, to avoid the rush of games being released this fall. When do you think the remastered GTA V will be released?

Testers Are Playing GTA V PC on Steam

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Are we close to the release date of GTA V for the PC? Since the remastered versions are due out this fall, it should be coming soon, and this new data supports theories that the release isn’t too far off.

SteamDB, a site that tracks information from Steam’s database, has reported gameplay of GTA V on Steam. Two players logged GTA V playtime of approximately 5-6 hours this Saturday, September 6. These must be game testers, and the session length suggests GTA V for Steam is nearing completion.

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For fans who believed GTA V for PS4, Xbox One, and PC would be released this fall, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but for those who feared it was delayed, it’s another story. On the other hand, some fans are still annoyed that we had to wait this long for a port to the new consoles and PC.

If you’re concerned that the data shows only two testers, keep in mind that this is only for the Steam build of the game. The primary goal of these testers will be to make sure its Steam integration is successful. We’re sure Rockstar used plenty of testers during development.