Riskers, which goes live on Steam today, is a top-down 2-D shooter heavily inspired by Grand Theft Auto — but not as most people know it. Rockstar’s open-world series didn’t become popular until the third game — there were two before it, which contained much of the same gameplay yet rendered it in a flat, top-down perspective.
Take-Two is one of the big publishers in the gaming industry, and yet, the year 2015 was relatively quiet from them. They had certain big titles, and releases, but not as big as many have expected from them. In an interview with MCV, CEO Strauss Zelnick talked about the upcoming year, and what Take-Two’s goal is for their company:
Yesterday, Rockstar released GTA V PC patch 350.1. With it came a bunch of bug fixes, but it came with an unexpected side effect. One in particular caught many gamers off guard once it was installed. The patch apparently prevents certain mods from working.
The UK based public broadcasting company BBC is set to release a drama focusing on the development of the hugely successful series Grand Theft Auto. The announcement was made as part of the BBC’s new major initiative Make It Digital, which aims to get people interested in coding and digital creation. While no firm broadcast date has been revealed it is likely that it will be shown on BBC Two in the fall, when the Make It Digital initiative officially launches.
Due to the Playstation Network and XBox Live DDOS attack over the Christmas holiday, most gamers did not have the capability to enjoy seasonally-timed events in online games. This has now been corrected.
As of this week, the Australian versions of Target and K-Mart have pulled all copies of Grand Theft Auto V from their store shelves. Why would such a thing happen? Well, the image above might give you an idea. On the left is Barbie, in the middle is a pig plush and on the right is GTA V.
Although originally released over a year ago, the next-generation version of Rockstar Games epic Grand Theft Auto V is one of the years most highly anticipated releases. Rockstar are steadily building up to the forthcoming release and it’s evident that they’re not content with simply up-scaling the visuals. Last week we reported that there are a series of content additions to the game, including new wildlife to hunt, new weapons, vehicles and more.
Rockstar Games have finally broken their silence to detail additions to the next generation of their hugely successful Grand Theft Auto V. In a post on the official PlayStation Blog, Rockstar detailed some of the new activities, vehicles and other additions exclusive to the next generations versions of GTA V (XBox One and PC included, as confirmed in a Rockstar Q&A), due for release next month.
Gaming has always had its benchmark titles; those games that stand out head and shoulders above the rest, those that set the trends other studios work towards or try to best. These seminal titles are considered to be the benchmarks of which other games, and sequels, are judged; particularly within specific genres. Every so often, with increasing rarity in an industry which relies heavily on sequels and franchises, a game comes along and sets a new benchmark.
Associated Press are today reporting news of Rockstar being sued by Lindsay Lohan. The Grand Theft Auto makers are allegedly facing legal proceedings over claims Lindsay Lohan‘s likeness was used without permission in Grand Theft Auto V, released last year for PS3 and Xbox 360, with an updated and graphically superior port announced at E3 to be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. Sales of Grand Theft Auto V topped more than $800 million on its launch day, and more than $1 billion in its first three days following launch.
The first glimpse of Grand Theft Auto V‘s online multiplayer has arrived, and you can watch it here on The Paranoid Gamer.(more…)
This just in: the Entertainment Software Rating Board has re-rated Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2 for current-generation PlayStation platforms, which probably means they’ll hit the PlayStation Store sometime in the foreseeable future.(more…)