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This New Mod Lets You Play As Any Character


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Everyone wishes Chop was a playable character in GTA V, right?

Even if you couldn’t care less about playing as a dog, a new mod lets you change your single-player character into any character you want. Anyone. NPCs, animals, random pedestrians–as long as the model is in the game, you can use it.

Check out the video below to learn how it works.

Pretty cool, right? (Not to mention hilarious, depending on the character being used.) With great mods like this coming out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of GTA V, we can’t wait to see the mods created once the PC version is released.


Check Out This First-Person GTA V Mod


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Remember back in January when we shared a video of a first-person mod for GTA V? That mod was created on the PS3 and worked with vehicles. Well, now another user has created a mod on a modded Xbox 360, and this one allows you to play GTA V in first-person while on foot.

Looks pretty good, right?

Mods for the PC are much easier to make, so when the PC version comes out later this year, we bet a similar mod will surface.

We can imagine, though, what it would be like if this was implemented in an official way. A first-person option in future GTA games? Grand Theft Auto on the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus? Would you like that, or do you think that would make the game less enjoyable?


GTA V: Last-gen Versus Current-gen Comparison


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Last week, GTA V was officially announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We got to see a trailer and some comparison screenshots, but thanks to DigitalFoundry, we can get an even better look at the extent of the visual changes.

This video re-creates the announcement trailer with footage from the PS3 version of the game, and places it beside the PS4 trailer for a comparison. Check it out.

As you can see, the changes go beyond mere polish. The wildlife and more dynamic environments are two aspects that really stand out. What do you think?


Rockstar Not Interested in GTA V on PS4


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Speaking to The Guardian, Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser has said that he isn’t interested in bringing Grand Theft Auto V to the Playstation 4 (which also presumably means we won’t see it for the Xbox One either).

While Houser did say that Rockstar Games is interested in next-generation gaming technology (being one of the most popular gaming studios on the planet, you’d expect so…) his comments in respect of GTA 5 making a next-generation appearance seem pretty clear – they aren’t working on it.

Of course we’re interested. But no, not in terms of GTA, because we’re always working on the current game. We look at the tech at a more practical level: what will be ready for which game that we’re working on further down the line. We don’t have another GTA in development, we don’t work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing. So, in terms of GTA, no. We get pitched by the hardware manufacturers on what they’re planning to do and our tech guys come up with ideas on how that could be used. Does this influence design decisions? Of course. But we’re not sat there fantasising about 10 years down the line. We’re so busy with what we’re doing right now.

So if you’ve held out purchasing GTA V because you’re expecting an imminent PS4/Xbox One announcement, we think it’s time to go out and buy a current-gen copy NOW. That said, if you read a little into Houser’s comments above, it’s easy to see GTA 5 arriving on the PS4 and Xbox One in a year or more. They just clearly aren’t in any rush.


Direct Screenshot Comparison: PS3 versus Xbox 360


Unless you’ve got both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 then the decision about what platform to get GTA 5 on is an easy one. But what if you have both systems, what should you do then?

Thankfully someone one over at Reddit has taken the time to get some direct screenshot comparisons up for us, and as noted the Xbox 360 version of GTA V looks to have slightly smoother shadows and maybe just a little bit more detail in things like vegetation. It should be noted however that otherwise the two versions look and perform exactly the same, including in respect of framerate.

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It’s nice to see that Rockstar was able to get both consoles looking this good and performing so closely.

What version of the game are you opting for? Just by the respective page views of our cheats pages for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, the Xbox 360 is currently ahead by roughly a 2:1 ratio.


Two New Cheat Codes Added!


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Grand Theft Auto V is slowly being released around the world as we speak with gamers from New Zealand getting first crack it at roughly 10 hours ago and Australians in Sydney and Melbourne following just two hours later (provided they went to midnight launch events).

With just over six hours until the game starts hitting the East Coast of the United States we’ve now found a total of 23 cheats and counting for GTA V on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 with the two most recent additions being the Flaming Bullets cheats (LB, RB, X, RB, Left, RT, RB, Left, X, Right, LB, LB on the Xbox 360, L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Right, L1, L1 on the PS3) and the Spawn PCJ-600 cheat (RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LB on the Xbox 360, R1, Right, Left, Right, R2, Left, Right, Square Right, L2, L1, L1 on the PS3).

We’re working on getting you a video of the Flaming Bullets ASAP, but in the meantime there’s a pic of the PCJ-600 above. We know that there is highly likely to be more cheats than what we’ve found – including the all mighty Health, Money and All Weapons cheats that everyone keeps asking for – so make sure you check back, and maybe even throw in a few random button combinations yourself to try and crack them!


Rockstar: Don’t Install ‘Play Disc’ to Xbox 360 HDD


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This might seem a little weird, but Rockstar Games is officially advising owners of the Xbox 360 edition of GTA V *NOT* to install the “Play Disc” to their console’s hard-drive. Further information is apparently forthcoming but you can see the original Tweet for yourself, from Rockstar’s account, below.

Having looked into the issue further, it appears that this same advice applied in respect of Grand Theft Auto IV. Apparently if you installed that game onto your Xbox 360′s hard-drive then you got more graphical “pop-ins” as opposed to simply playing it from the DVD. The general consensus at this stage, without further explanation from Rockstar, is that the same potential issue could exist with GTA 5.

Another possible reason is that Rockstar might have optimized the game to already be using the hard-drive for something else, maybe a cache of sorts? Then again we are by no means tech experts – we’ll stick to cheats thank you very much…

So anyway, if you are an Xbox 360 owner and are getting Grand Theft Auto V in the next few hours/days, don’t install the Play Disc to your hard-drive. Do however make sure you check out all our Xbox 360 cheats!


Pre-order GTA V and Get $20 Xbox Live Credit


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If you still haven’t pre-ordered GTA 5 and own a Xbox 360, here’s your chance to score a pretty sweet deal (and the Atomic Blimp pre-order bonus vehicle of course).

If you order right now via the Microsoft Store you’ll also get yourself a total of 1,600 MS Points. With Microsoft recently starting to convert everyone’s points into local currency, this is effectively the same as receiving a $20 credit for the Xbox Live Marketplace – definitely nothing to sneeze at when the game is only costing you $59.99.

Check the deal out here and remember – there will definitely be some DLC for GTA V eventually. It will be nice to have some points/Xbox Live credit ready and waiting for when it drops.


NYC Ad for GTA V Omits Xbox 360 Version


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Check out this new advertisement for GTA V in New York. Do you notice anything missing? Hint: “September 17 on Playstation 3.”

That’s right, there’s no mention that the game will also be available on the Xbox 360. I know a few of you are gonna be like “WTF, has the game been cancelled on Xbox 360?” right now, so let me be clear – that’s not the case. GTA 5 will still launch on both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 on September 17.

What’s happened is that Sony probably did a marketing deal with Rockstar Games. All of the footage shown of Grand Theft Auto V to date has been taken from the PS3 version (including the gameplay video – note the PS buttons shown in the HUD), and there is also rumors of advertisements similar to this one (omitting any reference to the Xbox 360) showing up in GameStop stores.

This doesn’t mean that the Playstation 3 version of GTA 5 will be superior to the Xbox 360 though. We have another post on that topic coming shortly…

This particular advertisement is located at 335 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 if you’re local and want to check it out, by the way. Thanks to lazloisdavrock for the image!


The numbers: could you wait for GTA V on PC, PS4 or Xbox One?


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A lot of people would like Rockstar Games to announce the development of Grand Theft Auto V for both the PC and next-generation consoles (the PS4 and the Xbox One). The evidence of this is overwhelming – from the change.org petition with over 280,000 signatories, to numerous forum posts, and even comments on this very website. Notwithstanding the game not having been released on current-gen consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) gamers want to see it on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and also the PC as soon as possible.

The reasons why there is demand for GTA V on these platforms are pretty obvious, but we’ll run through the main ones anyway:

  1. The game should look and run better.
  2. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are old consoles, at the end of their lifecycles, and conversely GTA 5 is an epic game at the beginning of the next “GTA lifecycle”.
  3. Why not make it for Xbox One and PS4? It will mean more sales and profits for Take-Two (Rockstar’s parent company).
  4. Not everyone has a PS3 or Xbox 360, but a lot of people have a PC (and some will be selling their current-gen consoles to buy a next-gen console).
  5. You should be able to mod the PC version of the game (and maybe even the Xbox One version, according to Major Nelson).

The official line from Rockstar on the issue has remained consistent throughout:

We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release [of GTA V] at this time.

GTA 5 Cheats has also covered other, “less official” reasons in the past. These included demand for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions being high enough already (ie those consoles have a massive install base against what will be a comparatively limited base for the X1 and PS4, initially) and that the current-gen console hardware is more than enough to handle GTA V. We also found this little gem which seemed to indicate that a PC version of GTA V was already in the works.

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So why hasn’t Rockstar announced GTA V for any other platforms yet? The truth is that it would cannibalize sales on the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 and ultimately lead to lower sales and profits. Long term, Rockstar and Take-Two are better off delaying any announcement until a future date (perhaps when sales on current-gen consoles drop off).

Anyway, we wanted to run our own surveys to see whether the announcement of PC, PS4 or Xbox One versions of GTA V now would effect gamer’s decisions to purchase the game on current-gen consoles. Over 320 votes later (a decent sample size, we reckon) and the results are as follows:

If GTAV was announced for Xbox One/PS4 with a release date six months after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 26% | No: 74%

If GTAV was announced for PC with a release date six months after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 26% | No: 74%

If GTAV was announced for PC with a release date one year after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 17% | No: 83%

If GTAV was announced for Xbox One/PS4 with a release date one year after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 21% | No: 79%

So, it appears that between 20% to 25% of people would be prepared to wait for GTA V to be released on a next-generation console or the PC if such a thing was announced today. As you can see the number prepared to wait dropped the longer out the release date of the next-gen/PC version was, but just under 20% of respondents were still willing to wait for a whole year (or so they said)! We seriously doubt we’d have the willpower to wait six agonizing months in order to purchase the game on a newer system or the PC, but it appears that other people think they could do it. How about you – could you wait out a minimum of six months for GTA 5 to be released on your preferred platform if you knew it was 100% confirmed?

It’s also interesting to note that the survey somewhat corrects a statement previously made by Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take Two. He said the following:

There is not one gamer who’s going to sit it out on GTA V hoping there’s something down the road that’s better.

Hate to say it Strauss, but everyone knows there’s something better down the road… and some would even be prepared to wait for it!