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Where Is That GTA Online Update?

Quite some time has passed since news of new vehicles being found in GTA V’s code was breaking. References to the as-of-yet unavailable vehicles were linked to a DLC Codename “LOW”, which lead the info miners to conclude that the next major GTA Online update, version 1.29, will contain some sort of “Lowrider” or “Lowlife” DLC. There was also talk of a new DLC pack being released by Rockstar before the summer was over, but those plans went up in smoke with a recent significant reveal.

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While the rumor mills were busy spinning their baseless speculation (we may or may not have assisted, but hey, we just love all things Grand Theft Auto 5!), Rockstar threw the GTA V community a curve ball by announcing that the next GTA Online update, 1.29, will be bringing the until-then PC exclusive game play recording and video editing software, the Rockstar Editor, to current generation consoles when the update launches some time in September.

With the Rockstar Editor coming to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One being significant enough news as it is, for the first time we got a vague release window for 1.29 too. The announcement brought with it many new rumors. Some people began to speculate that the lack of a PS3 and Xbox 360 port of the Editor is a sign that Rockstar is joining the list of publishers who cease content support for their multi-platform game’s last-gen versions. Players have also began to speculate that an official GTA Online DLC announcement will arrive on the first or second of September, with the update going live a week later. Well, with the third mere hours away, it is safe to assume that that won’t happen.

However, this leaves a question: When? When will we find out whether the DLC is called Lowrider or Lowlife or something completely different? When will we find out what else we are getting besides the 12 vehicles and the updated Editor with new features, now on three platforms? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Fan Of Lamar Or Not? We’ve Got New DLC Info For You!

It seems the GTA V community just can’t be patient, can it? Back when the Ill-Gotten Gains Part II DLC was still a ways off, the rumor mills were spinning at maximum RPM, and now with the Lowrider/life DLC announcement hitting any time soon, they’ve gone into overdrive once more.

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Considering today is the 30th (goodbye, summer!), it is doubtful that Rockstar will keep the alleged release window for the next DLC, which was stated to launch before the summer ends. Now it seems that we will be getting the official announcement in the first few days of September, with the DLC itself releasing a week after.

The rumors began some time ago when a particularly curious GTA V fan started digging around in the game’s code, and found the code name of the next GTA Online DLC, which is “LOW”, and also discovered 12 vehicle indexes linked to the reference, meaning that these rides will be added with the DLC. Some of the vehicles appeared in previous GTA games, which allowed Funmw2 to deduce that the DLC will be an opposite of Ill-Gotten Gains, and will have a “Lowrider” or “Lowlife” theme.

As time passed, the rumors kept multiplying. Rockstar announced that the DLC will be bringing the video Editor to the PS4 and Xbox One with the update, and that the Editor will have some new features.

Recently, Funmw2 went digging in the code again, and has revealed that the new missions included in the DLC will be indicated with a Lamar icon. This could mean that Lamar Davis, Franklin’s buddy in GTA V single player, may appear as a quest giver in GTA Online like a few other characters from the story. This would indicate new mission types with a gang theme.

Are you looking forward to the DLC announcement, hopefully soon?

You Won’t Believe The Latest GTA VI Rumor

For some inexplicable reason, the gaming community is absolutely fascinated with wild rumors and baseless speculation. Absolutely nothing – nothing – that can even vaguely resemble official, confirmed info regarding GTA 6 has been stated or released by Rockstar Games or Take Two. Certainly nothing that could be called “fact”. The only thing we know more or less for sure is that GTA VI is “a thing”.

Maybe.

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Yeah, so basically we know nothing, and yet “GTA 6” is among the most used tags in gaming journalism. The mass of pure conjecture that is reported regarding the game is overwhelming. We have had “reports” that the game may feature an even larger open world map than ever before, encompassing the entire USA (at least, the GTA stand-in for the USA), or that it would update all the cities which appeared in previous GTA games (save for London), port them to the new engine and combine them into one massive map with connecting “countryside”. Speculation regarding the lead character has also been a hot topic in the gaming press recently. Some sources claim that there will be two playable characters, one of whom will be played by renowned actor Ryan Gosling, and the other will be female. Opposing sources claim that players will be able to customize their own character’s appearance in story mode, and that the game will move in a more RPG direction.

The other main topic of GTA 6 discussion is the setting, which has a new rumor to add to the list of possible settings: 1970s Mafia setting. This particular rumor comes courtesy of the Latino Post.

The reason we are skeptical of this newest rumor is that 2K Games’ Mafia series, which is getting a new installment soon, fills this very setting, and 2K is a Take Two property, just like Rockstar… and the Mafia and GTA series are similar enough as it is.

What do you guys think? Would you enjoy a retro ’70s mafia GTA game?

GTA V Lowlife DLC Hitting In August

Some time ago we reported on a particularly resourceful GTA Online player digging out reference to an upcoming DLC pack for GTA V from the game’s code. The reference was a three letter code-name for the upcoming update.

“LOW”, as the DLC is referred to in the code, is rumored to be intended as the polar opposite of the previous two Ill-Gotten Gains DLC packs, which focused on giving players a taste of the high life, by adding a whole host of extremely luxurious, and not to mention expensive, vehicles and items to the game.

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The gaming community has taken to calling the as-of-yet unannounced DLC pack the “Lowlife” update, which sprouted from the vehicles that were associated with the update in the code. 12 vehicles which are currently unavailable in the game were found referred to with regards to the upcoming update. Some of these cars are returning from previous GTA games and checking out what budget these veterans are designed to accommodate will reveal what lead the community to believe that we will be getting a Lowlife DLC next.

Some fans have begun to cross-reference DLC release schedules over the years, and added a healthy load of mental gymnastics to the  mix, and deduced that the most like release date for the upcoming content update is some time in August.  If we compare the dates at which DLCs for GTA V released in 2014, and the dates at which they released in 2015, you’ll discover a pattern. The Business and High-Life updates from last year correspond with parts I and II of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC, and they match thematically too. This would mean that the Lowlife update is paired with the Hipster DLC, which would confirm the August launch date. It is also theorized that the DLC will contain a new type of race, however these are mostly baseless rumors.

Are you looking forward to what the alleged Lowlife DLC will turn out to really be?

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!