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GTA V Meets Classic Crash Bandicoot

Sometimes we come across certain franchises that cross with GTA V so well that it seems obvious, natural, even. This is not one of those times.


Sure, GTA meshes well with, say, Fast and Furious. As surprising as it may be, it also meshes well with Fallout, as certain mods have proven to us. However, it seems that it does not mesh particularly well with PS2 era classics featuring vaguely anthropomorphic animals who fight against the nefarious schemes of an insane scientist who wants to use an army of mutant animals to take over the world.


Yeah, well, it really isn’t the kind of thing you’d expect to hear in the same sentence as GTA, but here we are. The wonders of modding in GTA V have allowed the series to be granted a limited revival. The comes courtesy of well-known GTA V modder and YouTuber Pinkman, who is also responsible for the Halo 5 and Skyrim trailers being remade within the bounds of Rockstar’s blockbuster.

The Crash Bandicoot series has seen many spin-offs, including an arcade racing game in the vein of Mario Kart, which is featured in this homage. Other elements of the fan-favorite series which appear include the crates which contain the various collectibles one can find in the game. Most prominent of which is the Wumpa fruit, which grants the player and extra life if 100 are collected. The tribal aku-aku masks also played a major role in gameplay, as acquiring three would grant Crash temporary invulnerability, which is shown in the epic climax of the video. Sometimes even disembodied magical masks need a break too, right?

The Crash franchise hasn’t been heard of for several years, though Sony has stated that they’ve been eyeing it for quite a while now, hoping to soon revive the franchise. Do we have any Crash Bandicoot fans among our readers?

Have You What GTA V Would Look Like On N64? (Video)

Well, this is certainly new. We here at GTA 5 Cheats like to bring attention to the newest graphics mods for the game, and also frequently highlight how visually stunning GTA V is. Well, today we have something a bit contradictory in store for you guys. Several Playstation 4 players have encountered a peculiar glitch which won’t just make you question whether you’re playing on PS4 or PS3, but more like if you’re playing on a PSOne or N64.


This glitch always occurs in one particular GTA Online mission for PS4, meaning there is some sort of bug in the code there messing up the game’s visuals. At least, that was what was assumed until recently, when PC players also encountered the same issue, in the exact same place, and the bug could not be “undone” in-game…. As the visual issues still persist no matter how much distance players put between themselves and the “infected” area, nor does it matter how much time passes.

The bug seems to take texture resolutions down to the absolute minimum, and also massacres polygons in the static assets, making all buildings completely angular and rectangular, and some things just flat out do not load.

Other issues this bug causes which I have christened the “Retro-Virus” include clipping and collision errors, shaky camera, missing animations, and weird wonky physics.

Honestly, some of the older gamers out there (or the younger ones who have caught up on their retro gaming) might find this glitch to be genuinely charming and nostalgic to a degree. To be frank, knowing what a bunch of silly tricksters the folks over at Rockstar can be, I would not be surprised in the least if it turns out that this whole things happens on purpose!

Would you guys want a true “retro” graphics option for GTA V?

Rumor: No More GTA V DLC For Last-Gen?

Players who have held on to their last-gen consoles: it might be time to upgrade. GTA V might be about to join the growing list of multi-gen games which cease updates (or even support entirely) for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. This might be reinforced with the next update for GTA Online, 1.29, which contains some long-awaited DLC, will also bring the Rockstar Editor to consoles.

Current-gen consoles, that is.


The upcoming launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One as the next update to Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online means the next Rockstar Editor Contest will be the first one with entries across all three platforms.

The popular game play capture and video editing suite developed specifically for GTA V’s PC version will be getting an expanded list of features both on the Xbox One/Playstation 4 and retroactively on PC, which includes an expanded sound effects and ambient music library, more fonts and some new effects. Despite this, the Director Mode will be a tad more limited on the consoles than it is on PC, and couch gamers will miss out on the improvements made to the Editor through mods such as OpenCamera.

While some might argue how this isn’t much to go on, it must be noted that the dropping of DLC support for games which are available on both last-gen and current-gen consoles is becoming more and more commonplace in the AAA industry. This was bound to happen eventually and with the current-gen consoles having launched over a year ago, should not at all be surprising. Developers are significantly more restricted in what they want their game to be capable of if they need to take multiple console generations into account, and it can be argued that in such cases developing for last-gen is holding the industry back.

What do our Xbox 360 and PS3 owners think about this?

GTA Online & PSN Maintenance Coincides – Coincidence?

GTA Online’s servers will be down for maintenance in coming days and in a strange coincidence, Rockstar’s schedule is similar to Sony’s in the sense that the PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance at the same time. The two maintenance shut-downs are happening independently of one another though, and the fact they overlap appears to be the work of chance.

The maintenance schedule for GTA Online has been publicized via twitter post, and it states that the down time will begin at 11:00 PM ET/4:00 AM BST on the 17th of August. The maintenance will last 7 hours, which is pretty long, and will reach over to the 18th in some regions. Naturally, this means that you won’t be able to play GTA Online while the servers are down. This is routine maintenance, and is a process that is necessary for the smooth function of any online service. These maintenance sessions usually apply a boatload of tiny bug fixes, behind the scenes updates and basically let a developer ascertain whether or not the system is working properly (maybe they’re gonna patch this hack too?) I know 7 whole hours without GTA V will be tough on many of you, but in the meantime, you can always just play GTA: San Andreas.

The Playstation Network will have a significantly shorter maintenance period, with only one and a half hours of down time. The PSN maintenance will start at midnight PST on the 18th, while Playstation Network users from the UK will be experiencing down time from 8:00 AM. GTA V players whose preferred platform is the Playstation 3 or 4 are pretty lucky, as this way they’ll have both maintenances down with a single wait, as opposed to them being spread out. With the numerous online services in gaming, or in general, which are linked in some way or another in the name of convenience, we sometimes lose sight of how inconvenient all of this can be at times.

What will you guys be doing in those seven painful hours without GTA V?

SHAREfactory Only Uploads GTA V Footage To Youtube

Playstation 4 GTA V players, attention! The SHAREfactory app for the PS4 console was subjected to a functionality restriction with the recent 2.55 system update, which is mandatory. The new build of SHAREfactory only allows footage captured while playing GTA V to be uploaded to Youtube, and no where else.


Sony’s Stuart Platt wrote of the new restriction on Twitter in order to get in ahead of users mistaking this new “feature” for a bug.

SHAREfactory is Sony’s proprietary gameplay capture, video editing and sharing software used for the Playstation 4. It contains some simple editing options, special effects that you can add in, captioning, the chance to add images or stickers, adding music, and the placement of a face-cam with the help of the Playstation Camera.

The SHAREfactory™ app offers easy video-editing tools and effects to let you share your greatest moments, your way. Effortlessly combine, personalize, and share your favorite game footage with your own commentary, a soundtrack (included tracks or your original music), themes, stickers, text, even a picture-in-picture video with the PlayStation®Camera.

Normally, the app allows players to share the captured and edited footage to Facebook or Youtube, or to save it on USB as a file that you can share anywhere.

As of the newest system update, the footage you capture in GTA V will be uploaded to Youtube only, and all other options are unavailable. The reason for this, we do not know right now. There is an upcoming app update, 1.06, which will contain a number of bugfixes but no new features, however Stuart has said that 1.07 will contain more substantial additions.

How severely does this affect you?

Forza Motorsport 6 Trailer Recreated In GTA V

Another day, another spectacular Rockstar Editor creation. E3 2015 just wrapped up, with a ton of awesome new games shown off at the expo. Microsoft seemingly “won” E3 (until Sony came along, that is) with their announcement of backwards compatibility coming to the Xbox One free of charge, but that certainly wasn’t the only thing they had going for them. A bunch of Xbox One and Microsoft exclusives were also announced, or previously announced titles got their first trailers. One such game, exclusive to the Xbox One, is Forza Motortsport 6, successor to the Xbox One launch title.

The first gameplay trailer for Forza 6 was shown off at E3 2015.

What does Forza have? Cars! What else has cars? GTA V! What game has in-built gameplay recording and editing software? Also GTA V! You see where this is going.

Many fans were disappointed by Forza Motorsport 5 back when it launched on the then-newborn Xbox One, as they didn’t feel that the graphical and technical difference between it and the later racing games of the previous generation was large enough to warrant the “next-gen” descriptor. Current-gen car games started popping up, as Ubisoft released The Crew last year, and Forza Horizon 2 was also released. But hey, we’ve all had GTA for our racing needs, right?


The current-gen racing scene is a tad sparse, but we can look forward to a few newer releases soon to scratch this particular itch, and it seems that these titles will finally make proper use of the current generation’s hardware. We’ve already seen an improvement in the visuals of games released for Xbox One and Playstation 4 in the past year over the launch titles, and considering the massive difference between the launch titles of their predecessors and later games released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, we can look forward to some genuinely amazing graphics. (Or, you know, just play on PC.)

Are you guys looking forward to Forza Motorsport 6? What did you think of Forza Motorsport 5?

Intel director says GTA V won’t be console exclusive very long


Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum, director of marketing Chris Silva has said that “somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that [GTA V] was exclusive [to the PS3 and Xbox 360].”

While the issue of Microsoft and Sony making some sort of payments to Rockstar to ensure that Grand Theft Auto V was released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 first (to the exclusion of the PC platform) shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, it’s interesting that someone at Intel has actually come out and said as much.

Silva also said that he thinks we’ll see a PC version of GTA V fairly shortly:

At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content.

And also that given the size of the PC gaming market Rockstar would have to be crazy not to eventually cash-in on that market. It will more or less just be a matter of when…

The PC gaming ecosystem just continues to grow,. If you look at the amount of revenue that is generated by PC gaming it’s in the tens of billions of dollars each year. It’s incredibly diverse and rich and that’s it’s greatest strength.

Thanks PC Gamer.

Sony’s GTA 5 on PS4 Tweet Typo


You might have heard that yesterday the official Sony UK Twitter account tweeted about GTA 5 coming to the PS4. Yup, that’s right – check out the offending tweet below.

Given that Rockstar Games has previously refused to comment on GTA V coming to the next generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and has even gone so far as to shoot the rumors down, this must have come as quite a surprise for them.

So much so that Rockstar quickly responded to a GameStop-originating question as to whether the Tweet was correct. The answer is unfortunately not…

Apologies for the typo about GTA V. It’s due for release on PS3 on September 17th.

Sony themselves has also come out and issued an apology over the affair. This make it the second time they’ve had to do so in respect of Grand Theft Auto 5 recently. The first one being when they allowed the game to be pre-loaded (downloaded) via the Playstation Network. Details on that debacle here.

Grand Theft Auto V comes out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 only on September 17. When it does, you’ll be able to access all the cheats and codes for the game right here.

GTA V Leak Update and Warning (No Spoliers)


The last couple of days have been pretty intense in terms of Grand Theft Auto 5. It all started with Sony enabling pre-loading (ie downloading) of the game data files for GTA V when you pre-ordered it via the European version of the Playstation Network. You can check out our coverage of that here.

Basically, if you pre-ordered the game via the EU PSN, you could then download 99% of it (encrypted) so that you wouldn’t have to wait until September 17. Then come release day, Sony would unlock/decrypt the game files and you’d be able to play.

The problem has been however, that various PS3 hackers then got access to the game files and starting extracting bits and pieces of information. For example, the ending to the game’s storyline is now known (apparently), and some of the radio stations from within the game have also been leaked. To be honest I don’t know the full extent of what’s out there because I don’t want to ruin the game (and we won’t be posting any leaked information/assets/files etc here at GTA 5 Cheats either).

Anyway, both Sony and Rockstar have come out with official statements on the matter, and Sony have also taken down the game files from the Playstation Network (too little too late I’m afraid Sony…).

Rockstar Statement on GTA V Leaks

Unfortunately, as many of you may already know, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTAV assets leading to leaked information and media from the game appearing online. You can read Sony’s statement on this here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/08/24/grand-theft-auto-v-update/. As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game’s launch. GTAV represents years of hard work by many people across the world, and we all couldn’t be more excited to finally share it with you properly this September 17th. Please stay tuned here at the Rockstar Newswire for all announcements about GTAV between now and game release as we definitely still have more to officially reveal.

Sony Statement on GTA V Leaks

Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the PlayStation Store in Europe. We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content. GTA V is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following, and we’re looking forward to a historic launch on September 17.

Anyway, as far as we know, the full game has not been leaked, only specific pieces of media have. The real point of this post however, is to say that you should be careful visiting any other GTA 5 related websites as spoilers may have been posted, particularly in forums. So take care browsing the net, stick to GTA 5 Cheats for all the news and updates you need (along with cheats of course) and join us in waiting for September 17 to roll around.

The wait will absolutely be worth it!

Special Edition GTA V PS3 Bundle Announced

Update: we have since confirmed that the headset DOES NOT come with the bundle. It must be purchased separately and is only listed on the bundle box as an additional accessory. We think it’s pretty deceptive packaging.

Sony just had their press conference at E3 and kicked some serious butt with the Playstation 4. That’s not all though; also revealed was a GTA V PS3 bundle.


Included in the package is a 500 GB PS3, a copy of the game, a 30 day Playstation Plus trial membership and a custom GTA V Pulse – Elite Edition headset. You also get a “custom audio mode” for GTA 5, which is meant to take full advantage of the headset (read: more bass – crashes, explosions, bullet-fire, etc). The custom audio mode can be downloaded from free via the Pulse – Elite Manager App.


The bundle will retail for US$299 and will be available from the get-go when GTA 5 ships on 17 September.