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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GTAV for PC Delayed

Posted by Kirsty at 17:01. Category: General

Rockstar has this afternoon announced that GTAV for PC will not be releasing in 2 weeks as originally intended, but instead launch this spring on Tuesday 24th March.

Although disappointing for the community, Rockstar have assured us that the game needed more testing to "make it as good as it can be":

Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be. Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for your understanding and we assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March.

Alongside the release date announcement, we have the long-awaited PC specs / requirements as well as confirmation that GTA Online will be available from launch day with 30 player lobbies and heists.

GTA V PC Screenshot

We've also been treated to some very glossy screenshots showing off the PC version's capabilities of 4k resolution, as well as as a tidbit on the Rockstar Editor, an all-new video editing feature.


Minimum specifications
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

  • Recommended specifications
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

  • Discuss the delay and PC specs over on GTAForums!
    Friday, January 2, 2015

    GTA Online Double Cash and RP Event Weekend

    Posted by Kirsty at 21:41. Category: General

    Rockstar are starting the year off with a special double $$$ and double RP event this weekend until Monday 5th January.

    Enjoy the bonuses on Featured Playlists only across all platforms.

    GTA Online Screenshot

    Check out the Rockstar Newswire for information on the jobs available and discuss over on GTAForums

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    GTAO Christmas "Festive Surprise"

    Posted by Raavi at 22:02. Category: General

    It's the most wonderful time of the year..

    Christmas is nearly upon us and Rockstar Games are spreading the holiday cheer with a brand new Christmas themed "Fesive Surprise update featuring some brand new content to make the holiday season in Los Santos one to remember.



    Don we now our gay apperel..and Gingerbreadman masks indeed!

    Included in the update some wonderful seasonal-only must-haves for your character's GTAO wardrobe including holiday PJs, some dashing new hats, scarves, "ugly" sweaters masks and more. Best part? They're all free of charge.



    No silent night in GTAO with the new Homing Missile Launcher and Promiximity mines.



    What's Christmas without some shiny new toys! Whilst the new Massacro (sportscar), Jester (sportscar), Slamvan and Christmas Rat Loader likely won't fit underneath the Christmas tree in your GTAO appartment, they'll make for some wonderful new additions to one of your 3 garages.



    Also dreaming of a white Christmas? Look forward to some more literal snowy and snowbally goodness coming next week..


    For a complete run down of what's included in the update and the fixes it brought check out GTAForums member SeaWallTx's awesome guide to what exactly has changed in the latest update.


    Merry Christmas to you all!

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Heists Coming "Early" 2015

    Posted by Kirsty at 20:16. Category: General

    That's right, this is not an April fools joke! GTA Online Heists are finally releasing in the form of a 4-player co-op mode across all platforms in "early" 2015. We're guessing it could coincide with the release of the PC version on 27th January, but there is no confirmed window as yet.

    Check out the action-packed trailer released earlier today below, as well as heading over to IGN for an exclusive rundown and plenty of screenshots.



    Discuss on GTAForums

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Exclusive Screenshots from New-Gen GTA V

    Posted by adamcs at 09:08. Category: General

    Rockstar kindly sent over these exclusive screenshots from the new version of Grand Theft Auto V:

    GTA V Screenshot

    The first shows a multiplayer shootout in Cassidy Creek; the latter shows a close up of Franklin with a sneak peak of one of the new vehicle dashboards viewable in first person mode.

    Remember, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions arrive next Tuesday (November 18th) with the PC version following on January 27th.

    More screenshots can be found on the other GTA fan sites:


    GTAGaming
    Rockstar Network
    GTAGames.nl
    GrandTheftAuto5.fr
    GTA-Series.com
    The GTA Place
    GTA Warehouse
    GTA Xtreme
    GTAinside
    GTAtheGame
    Monday, November 10, 2014

    Official PS4 and Xbox One Launch Trailer Debuts

    Posted by Kirsty at 16:36. Category: General
    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Next-Gen Previews Summary!

    Posted by Kirsty at 13:14. Category: General

    Find below a quick summary of yesterday's next-generation previews released by CVG and IGN, along with the accompanying trailer and links where you can see all of the released screenshots.

    Look out for a PS3 vs PS4 gameplay comparison video, courtesy of IGN, a little later today!




  • Story and structure the same, but whole world re-imagined with refined details and updated with a "myriad" of new side mssions, extras and surprises

  • First person mode for singleplayer and GTA Online
  • Extensive re-work of the games movement, driving and targeting to allow for first person mode
  • Drop into first person mode at the touch of one button
  • Options allow you to choose aiming preference as well as covering preference
  • First person mode-only races and deathmatches in GTA Online
  • All vehicles have individually designed dashboards and cockpits
  • Vehicles that require goggles/helmets show in animation; goggles restrict view and muffle out city noise
  • High-end cars display radio stations and songs
  • Character can bob head to the music
  • Able to cover under steering wheel
  • 3000 new animations for weapon switching and shooting
  • Able to turn off ragdoll and combat roll animation
  • Adapted idle animations to make sure you can still identify with chosen character
  • Pulling up your phone animation - 3D object instead of onscreen
  • Taking a selfie will feel like a real selfie

  • Consoles run at 1080p and 30fps
  • PC runs up to 4k

  • 20 new species of wildlife including cats, blue whales, wild rabbits
  • Cats roam the city but are not bullet-proof
  • Overhauled weather and environment - lightning, smog, fireflies
  • "100s" of new songs and commentary for the radio
  • All new NPC/pedestrian commentary
  • And last but not least...


  • Heists "on the horizon"

  • GTAForums - All Screenshots
    GTAForums - Discussion Topic
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    First Person Mode Confirmed With New Previews

    Posted by Kirsty at 17:18. Category: General

    Some new previews have just released for the next-generation versions of Grand Theft Auto V. The most scrumptiuous information to date also confirms that we'll be receiving first person view across the game for the first time in the series.

    Summary to follow

    CVG - hands on preview

    IGN - a new perspective

    Discuss on GTAForums

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Exclusive GTAV Content for New-Generation Players

    Posted by Kirsty at 22:25. Category: General

    With less than a month to go until we finally get to feast our eyes on the beauty that is new-generation Grand Theft Auto V, today we received a sneak peek of what's to come with new exclusive content revealed. Rockstar have announced that players returning to the series by buying one of the new versions will have access to exclusive...



    Vehicles!
  • Imponte Duke O'Death muscle car
  • Dodo seaplane
  • Xero blimp
  • Cheval Marshall monster truck
  • Kraken submarine
  • Go Go Monkey blista
  • Classic GTA muscle cars

  • Weapons!
  • Rail Gun
  • Hatchet melee axe

  • Activities!
  • Stock Car races - new racing mode to unlock classic GTA muscle cars
  • Wildlife snapmatic challenge - find and photograph all of the new and existing wildlife across Los Santos to unlock the Kraken sub (Franklin)
  • Monkey Symbol snapmatic challenge - find and photograph strange monkey symbols to unlock the Go Go Monkey blista
  • Murder Mystery challenge - solve a mystery murder to unlock two Noir style snapmatic filters (Michael)

  • Money!
  • Pre-orders will receive $1 million Los Santos dollars in cash, split to use in story mode and GTA Online

  • Progress!
  • Players will be able to transfer their GTA Online progression to their new-generation platform of choice
  • Remember, this is only the exclusive content for returning GTA V players, we're also promised plenty more exciting surprises for the new versions all round in addition to this.


    Discuss over at GTAForums
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    GTA Online: Last Team Standing Update

    Posted by Kirsty at 19:34. Category: General

    A couple of days ago Rockstar released the latest update for GTA Online with some welcome fixes and updates. This could very well be the last update before next-gen versions launch next month.


    In summary there are:


  • 2 new cars
  • 2 new motorcycles
  • 2 new weapons
  • 20 new parachute flags
  • 30+ new clothing items
  • 10 new LTS jobs
  • New LTS modes in Content Creator
  • A variety of gameplay updates and bug fixes
  • All of this plus an LTS event all weekend with double RP, loot and a free Manhunt mask if you complete the playlist; 1.17 is turning out to be quite a nice update if I do say so myself!

    If you want even more detail, well respected GTAForums member SeaWallTx has created yet another awesome guide to what exactly has changed in the latest update; be sure to check it out for everything that's in the patch notes and a whole lot more:


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