GTA+ is Rockstar’s latest attempt to monetize Grand Theft Auto Online

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Rockstar Games has announced GTA+, a new subscription service coming to Grand Theft Auto Online. The service will cost $5.99 a month and be exclusive to the current generation console versions of GTA Online. That means that this new service is only being offered on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

So, what do you get for your money? Subscribers will be given $500,000 of in-game wealth each month. Furthermore, each month will provide unique benefits varying from free cars, properties, and reputation multipliers.

The first month which runs from March 29 to April 27 will include the Principe Deveste Eight supercar that comes with Hao’s Special Works upgrade. GTA+ members will also receive The Auto Shop property in La Mesa, waived car meet fees, a free yacht upgrade, and various cash and rep bonuses. Rockstar also hints at members receiving content that they “may have missed out on,” so don’t be surprised to see time-limited content make a return.

The milking continues

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Grand Theft Auto V first launched in 2013 on generation seven consoles. Yes, as in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. GTA Online followed two weeks later completing what many view as one of the most complete video games ever created. Its sales supported this too with GTA V becoming the most profitable video game in history.

Unfortunately, Rockstar wasn’t happy with this level of astronomical success. Over the years it has milked Grand Theft Auto dry for every dollar possible. GTA+ is just the latest example of this and almost certainly won’t be the last.

The sad truth is that a lot of players will buy into this. Rockstar isn’t doing these things considering the risks because there are no risks. The most dedicated Grand Theft Auto players will continue playing regardless. It’s a classic case of the Sunk Cost Fallacy. No one wants to be the guy who admits that they’ve wasted thousands of hours of their life.

GTA 6 has finally been confirmed by Rockstar as being ‘Well underway’

It feels as though every few weeks Grand Theft Auto 6 will trend on Twitter for one reason or another. However, today’s reason is the most exciting yet. In a tweet posted on the official Rockstar Games Twitter account, it was confirmed that GTA 6 is in development.

That’s right, nine years after the last installment was released Rockstar is finally launching a new Grand Theft Auto. The tweet explains that the delay was caused by its goal: “to significantly move beyond what we’ve previously delivered.” Given that Grand Theft Auto V is one of the best-received video games of all time that will be a serious challenge.

It wasn’t just GTA 6 being confirmed that has fans excited. Rockstar also continued to promise they would share “more as soon as we are ready.” In other words, more details about the next Grand Theft Auto may be on the horizon. Although an exact time frame for that is not provided.

Truth be told, it was already largely assumed that the next Grand Theft Auto was in development. After all, if it wasn’t then fans would likely be waiting several more years before it released. How long it has been in development is unclear, but a decade-long development cycle isn’t out of the question.

End of an era

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Since its release in 2013 Grand Theft Auto V has become somewhat of a running joke amongst gamers. Rather than develop new games Rockstar has instead re-launched GTA V across three different generations of consoles. It first appeared on the Xbox 360 and PS3, then Xbox One and PS4, and will soon debut on Series S/X and PS5.

Seeing GTA 6 confirmed is great news as it should signal the end of the GTA 5 remakes. Hopefully, moving forward we can look forward to new and exciting games made by Rockstar rather than playing the same ten-year-old alternatives.

San Andreas Remastered HD Texture pack adds what Rockstar won’t

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has been universally slammed by gamers and critics alike. With it currently sitting at an embarrassing user score of 0.7 on Metacritic, it’s fair to say that fans are not happy. Many feel that Rockstar was lazy and did not give the games their due respect. To make matters worse, a fan-made HD Texture Pack for San Andreas Remastered looks to be doing exactly what Rockstar won’t.

That’s right, it is making San Andreas look good. The mod is available on Nexus and aims to overhaul the textures present in the remaster. Once it is finished the hope is that it will make San Andreas Remastered look as good as it should have done, to begin with.

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It isn’t a good look for publisher Rockstar Games that it has already been upstaged by a fan-made mod. Just two weeks after release the mod maker has already improved the roads, highways, pavements, and various floor textures. In this short time frame, this HD Texture Pack is already looking great and gives San Andreas Remastered some much-needed life.

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The downside is that right now all of the new textures are rendered in 4K. It may look nice but such a high resolution makes for large file sizes and a demanding game. Given that the vanilla game isn’t well optimized in the first place these enhancements may cause further issues.

Also, this HD Texture Pack for San Andreas Remastered HD texture pack is nowhere near being complete. This means that you should expect a lot of inconsistencies in visuals whilst playing. Some areas will look fantastic whilst others dated.

To Rockstar’s credit, it has acknowledged the trilogy’s issues. The Grand Theft Auto publisher has promised to address the various technical issues. Despite this, it seems unlikely that without the help of mods they will ever be worth buying.

Future GTA V Update Will Bring Rockstar Editor To Current-Gen Consoles

Both the PS4 and Xbox version of the highly praised GTA V are recieving a much-waited DLC this September, which – withing many other features – will finally bring the video editing program, that the PC version already had.
This update will bring entirely new featurures to Rockstar Editor, like being able to add audio tracks  to the recorded footage, the capability to integrate Snapmatic (GTA’s Instagram parody),  and new types of fonts.

Below is the information about the new features detailed by Rockstar :

– Ambient Audio and Sound Effects Library: Add ambient and atmospheric sound design with a library of audio tracks to help bring your scenes to life or add sound effects from a collection of Foley and other sfx.

– Snapmatic Integration: Now you can export any still frame at a marker point straight to Snapmatic, giving you ultimate freedom when searching for that perfect camera angle.

– Director Mode Updates: An enlarged minimap with location blips to highlight preset locations, the power to freeze chosen time of day settings and the ability to spawn air and water vehicles.

– Copy and Paste Marker Properties: Easily copy and paste your audio settings from any marker to another marker in the clip – adding invaluable efficiency to your go-to editing techniques.

– New Fonts: You’ll now have more style options than ever for your titles and credits — we’re tripling the library of available fonts with new styles.

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FiveM Modders Banned From The GTA V Community

NTAuthority, TheDeadlyDutchi, and Qaisjp – three of the main modders behind  the FiveM mod for the Grand Theft Auto V – which allowed for modding dedicated servers – have been banned from GTA V’s social page, Rockstar Social.

At first it was unclear why they had been banned, but it’s theorized that the reason behind all of this is that their mod does not simply modify the GTA V Campaign – like all mods have to – but is strictly dedicated for the GTA Online port of the game, which obviously goes against the rules dictated by Rockstar.

Because of the lare amount of people asking why these 3 modders have been banned, Rockstar came to public on this matter and explained:

“The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy. Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended.”

It’s currently unknown whether or not their bans will be permanent, but Qaisjp said that he will try to get in touch with the studio in order to clear this situation. He also said that players will not get banned for using the FiveM mod as much they don’t use it on the Online mode.

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VGamerZ’s GameZ of 2015: #7- Grand Theft Auto V PC

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We’ve been here before. The almighty, barnstorming success-magnet that is Grand Theft Auto V, adding yet another accolade to its hat. They’re still coming, a year and a half after the game’s original release.

Oh yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen. That’s how long PC gamers have been waiting for their bite at the Los Santos apple. The game first hit consoles in September 2013, receiving a spangly new next-gen edition for Xbox One and PS4 last November. Following in their wake is the Windows release, much delayed and finally scheduled for April 14.

For those of you who have been living in a remote tribal community in the Galapagos Islands for the last few years, a recap of the game. The plot centers around three miscreants, Trevor, Michael and Franklin, a criminal trio who combine forces to perform a series of heists and escape the ridiculous mess they make along the way. As per the Grand Theft Auto norm, the story spirals way out of control; an absurd festival of cheating wives, angry mob lords and raids on redneck drug labs.

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Grand Theft Auto V is, in just about every conceivable sense, an enormous game. The city itself is several times larger than any in the series, and offers many more possibilities for freeroamy funtimes. The range of activities is expanded too, with sidelines ranging from golf, tennis and the shooting range to yoga and beyond.

Another thing the series is known for is its wacky sense of humour. Sure, we’re dealing with some horribly dark subject matter at times, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some tongue-in-cheek fun with it. In Grand Theft Auto 2, I fondly remember running down a band of Elvis impersonators with the ice cream truck I was driving, while a jaunty rendition of The Baby Elephant Walk played from its tinny speakers.

The nutty situations some of V’s missions put you in are testament to that spirit. One standout early moment for me was the mission to retrieve Michael’s boat, involving some death-defying gymnastic leaps from moving vehicle to moving vehicle. Dark humour is the name of the game, and the psychopathic Trevor is a walking example of this.

But most of us know all of this. And that’s exactly the point. Grand Theft Auto V was not a game, it was an event. Right up there with the biggest entertainment launches in history, and rightly so. It’s everything the series is, ‘roided up and exaggerated yet further. It also brought us Grand Theft Auto Online, the equally huge, multiplayer cherry on the cake. An event indeed, and a highlight on PC gamer’s list for sure. Exacerbated by the endless delays, of course.

Grand Theft Auto V on PC, PS4, Xbox One This Fall

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During Sony’s E3 conference, they revealed that Grand Theft Auto V will be coming to the Playstation 4 this fall. They left out the part about the PC and Xbox One versions, but all three will be available for purchase. If you are one of the three people that missed out, or you simply want to see Los Santos in glorious next-gen, the following trailer should interest you.

I loved it when it launched, and it’s quite lovely to see Los Santos rendered at such high quality. However, I can’t help but feel as if there is too much of an emphasis on porting last-gen titles. That might just be my inner cynic showing .

GTA Online: Valentine’s Day Update Brings a Massive Massacre


Rockstar are preparing for celebrating Valentine’s Day in GTA Online and I am sure that you are not expecting flowers and boxes of candies. Instead, we will get the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special from the creators of the popular game, a GTA Online update you will get to love.

The Valentine’s Day Massacre update will deliver some fresh content – available for just a limited time. Launching on Friday, February 14th, the update will bring us the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun, an armored 1920s limousine – Albany Roosevelt, new attire and 10 new jobs – all of them around the Valentine’s Day theme.

Everything in the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special will be available for a limited time, but once acquired you will be able to keep them in your inventory for good. So you’d better kiss your date goodbye and tell her (or him) that you’ve got some GTA to play over the weekend!