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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?

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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?

Take-Two CEO: Potential of Consoles Remains Untapped

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Grand Theft Auto V was a massive hit on all the platforms it launched on, and while the PC version is by far the most advanced graphically and in functionality, many players were impressed with the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions as well.

While there were some dissenting opinions (because of course there are), the idea that Grand Theft Auto V was the first “true” next-gen game. With remakes, remasters, rereleases and HD editions making up more than three quarters of the PS4’s and XB One’s library, games that players readily call current-gen are few and far between, though in recent months, a steady stream of releases and announcements seems to be patching things up. Despite this, the current generation of consoles has been getting quite a bit of flack. Gamers say that the technological leap was far below expectation, libraries are thin, certain business practices involved are underhanded and a few of the obligatory “features” are invasive.

While this year’s E3 saw both Microsoft and Sony take steps in the right direction, some people are not yet convinced. Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Rockstar Games, developer of Grand Theft Auto V, says that the consoles aren’t to blame. While they tried to make full use of the hardware at hand, Zelnick is convinced that not even GTA V could show off what these machines are truly capable of.

We’ve had a couple releases for new-gen, but I don’t think we remotely have seen what can be done, and that’s super exciting. And that speaks to many of our titles; hopefully all of our titles, ultimately.

Man has a point. Take a look at some of the Xbox 360’s launch titles, and compare those to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, or the prev-gen GTA V release.

“We have yet to see entirely what the technology can allow,” Zelnick said.

Personally, I’ve always been a PC gamer, but also always wanted to jump in to the console scene, mostly due to the exclusives. While on the long run, console do end up being more expensive simply due to console games being significantly more expensive (at least where I live) and lacking sales in the same caliber as what Steam or GoG offers, but for some dropping a larger amount on a powerful PC in one go isn’t viable. While the two main draws for consoles (exclusives and couch co-op) both being weaknesses in this generation, I’m still tempted to jump in.

Either way, nothing beats the PC’s raw power, modding support and massive  library of games that never saw the light of day on consoles.

What do you guys think? Were you impressed by GTA V’s current-gen release? Do you think the Xbox One and Playstation 4 can outgrow their current limitations?

Rumor Says GTA V DLC Will Come to Xbox First

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New single-player DLC for GTA V has been the source of many rumors for a while now, but the newest rumor is not about the DLC’s existence or content, but rather which platform will see it first.

Finance website Bidness Etc. believes Microsoft has made a deal with Rockstar to bring GTA V’s single-player DLC to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game before any others, similar to how Call of Duty DLC has been handled. If so, the author expects the announcement to be made at E3 2015.

While it’s certainly possible, we’ve been unable to find the sources to back up this rumor. More importantly, it’s hard to understand such a decision from a business perspective. Timed exclusive DLC works as an incentive for players to buy one version over another, but this long after GTA V’s release, most people interested in it have already bought it.

Whether or not single-player GTA V DLC is in development is uncertain, but the rumor that it will come first to Xbox consoles is most likely wrong.

New Patch Fixes Accidental GTA V Downgrade

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Last week, many players were troubled by an apparent downgrade of GTA V’s graphics on the PS4 and Xbox One after downloading Update 1.08. After a short time of confusion, Rockstar confirmed the change was accidental and released a new patch, Update 1.09, in an attempt to fix it. This solved some of the problems, but not all of them.

Now, it looks like the matter has finally been taken care of with the latest patch. Update 1.10 for the PS4 and Xbox One fixes a few bugs, including the graphical difficulties caused last week. Early reports from fans, along with Rockstar’s own assessment, say everything is back to normal, so be sure to contact Rockstar Support if you still have problems even after downloading the update.

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.

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?