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Grand Theft Auto Online goes offline for maintenance

Grand Theft Auto Online goes offline for maintenance

If you're trying to play Grand Theft Auto Online right now, you may be a bit disappointed. The multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto 5 has been taken down "for maintenance," and will be back "within 24 hours." The downtime begins officially at 9PM ET/6PM PT, according to the Rockstar Newswire.

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GTA Online content creator leaked in new videos

GTA Online content creator leaked in new videos

Grand Theft Auto Online will eventually include a content creator. And new leaked videos show off how it may look.

"Funmw2" discovered the content creator tool, but notes that the version showcased in the video is "old." This version allows users to create races and deathmatches, but not missions. Obviously, the tool is a work-in-progress, and will likely change by the time Rockstar is ready to release it in the wild.

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Grand Theft Auto 5: nearly 29 million copies shipped

Grand Theft Auto 5: nearly 29 million copies shipped

"Oh, you think you're proud of selling one million copies? Your friend, Grand Theft Auto 5 sold almost 30 million copies! You're such a failure!"

That's probably what an overzealous mom would sound like, if she had mothered a video game. And video games were people. But thankfully, we're safe from this horrifying alternate reality.

Read more: More copies sold than GTA4 »

"They tried years ago with The Godfather. They just gave up when they saw Activision (True ..."
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Rockstar giving away GTA$ for Grand Theft Auto Online troubles

Rockstar giving away GTA$ for Grand Theft Auto Online troubles

Grand Theft Auto Online's launch didn't go over too well. And while Rockstar is still working on fixes, it knows how to make things right: bribery, of course. Anyone that's attempted to play GTAO so far will be earning half a million dollars--GTA$ for use in the game's online economy.

Read more: Patch coming next week »

"Yeah I kinda ruined my char, I felt bad after getting the 400k apartment and I didn't really ..."
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Grand Theft Auto 5 goes to court, rapper Daz Dilinger claims stolen music

Grand Theft Auto 5 goes to court, rapper Daz Dilinger claims stolen music

With well over a billion dollars in the bank so far, it was inevitable that Rockstar Games would go to court for something related to Grand Theft Auto 5. Rapper Daz Dillinger says Rockstar Games used his music without paying him and has filed a cease and desist letter to the publisher.

Read more: Two songs in question »

"It's between Vice City and San Andreas for first and second and then GTA 5 i think, though it's ..."
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Grand Theft Auto Online cash packs disabled due to launch issues

Grand Theft Auto Online cash packs disabled due to launch issues

Unsurprisingly, Grand Theft Auto Online launched with a boatload of issues. A massive game with a massive online offering was bound to have a number of issues at launch. Until these problems are fixed, Rockstar has announced it is disabling the ability to purchase cash packs for the game.

"For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs," Rockstar told fans. "Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs."

Read more: Repeated tutorials, other stability issues »

"Been trying to play for 2 days now. No luck getting past the first race. Ugh! "
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Grand Theft Auto 5: The Manual app launches, is over 100 pages long

Grand Theft Auto 5: The Manual app launches, is over 100 pages long

Remember how video games used to include manuals inside the box? Nowadays, you'll generally find a little slip of paper warning you about seizures and a link to a PDF on a publisher's website. But at least Rockstar Games has an excuse if your copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 doesn't include an instruction booklet with the game--it's over a hundred pages long.

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"I wasn't aware that the size of the manual is now a decisive factor about a game's quality? ..."
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Grand Theft Auto Online has over 500 missions, including heists

Grand Theft Auto Online has over 500 missions, including heists

Grand Theft Auto 5 is going to be massive. And its online multiplayer will only make it bigger. New details from Game Informer magazine reveal exactly how big Grand Theft Auto Online will be.

Read more: Over 500 missions, and how they surface »

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Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack includes an original score--a first for the franchise

Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack includes an original score--a first for the franchise

Grand Theft Auto 5 will have a massive collection of licensed music for its in-game radio stations. But it'll also have an original score--a first for the franchise.

Rockstar soundtrack supervisor Ivan Pavlovich explained that there are three groups of artists working on the soundtrack: Tangerine Dream, Alchemist and Oh No, and Woody Jackson--who worked on Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire. Each of these composers is used to define a specific character or environment, but their sounds are remixed and arranged based on what you're doing.

Read more: 'Fully collaborative score' »

"They had original tracks, yes. But not to the extent that it bleeds over into gameplay. Also, ..."
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How Grand Theft Auto 5 earned its M rating (spoilers)

How Grand Theft Auto 5 earned its M rating (spoilers)

Obviously a game like Grand Theft Auto 5 is going to earn an M rating from the ESRB. Being a game where you rob banks, kill civilians, and fight against cops makes that rather inevitable. However, what else does Rockstar's game do to earn that 17+ rating?

Spoilers follow.

Read more: Sex, drugs, violence »

""... even see cocaine get used" I love that THIS gets the "even". Not the torture, not the ..."
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Grand Theft Auto 5 achievements have you aiming for $200 million

Grand Theft Auto 5 achievements have you aiming for $200 million

$200 million. That's how much you'll have to make in-game in order to unlock the "A Lot of Cheddar" achievement in Grand Theft Auto 5.

Rockstar promised to make its next open-world game all about the money. Not only will you be trying to score big, but you'll be able to buy big-ticket items. For example, you'll want to buy an Apartment, Garage, and an Insured Vehicle in Grand Theft Auto Online to unlock the game's "American Dream" achievement.

Read more: 49 achievements in all »

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Why does Grand Theft Auto Online launch two weeks after GTA5?

Why does Grand Theft Auto Online launch two weeks after GTA5?

Grand Theft Auto Online launches on October 2--two weeks after the release of Grand Theft Auto 5. And while the multiplayer mode is included free with the base game, the separation of the two seemed a bit odd. Rockstar North Leslie Benzies explained that while Rockstar could have shipped GTAO on the disc, the scope of single-player encouraged separating the two products. "We want to give people an opportunity to actually get their heads around what's happened, because even single-player is a big advancement from the old games. There's a lot of new things to learn," he explained.

Read more: Fourth character will appear in wheel »

"To me GTA:O feels like a more fleshed out version of the multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption. RDR ..."
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Grand Theft Auto Online revealed: how multiplayer works in GTA5

Grand Theft Auto Online revealed: how multiplayer works in GTA5

"Grand Theft Auto Online" is the name of Rockstar's ambitious multiplayer offering for Grand Theft Auto 5. And while it may sound like a stadalone game, Rockstar says it's included "free with every retail copy" of the game.

Jumping online gives you a "dynamic and persistent" world that supports 16 players. In GTAO, you'll be able to explore the world alone or with friends. In addition to assorted activities and "ambient events," there will be a number of co-op missions to play through as well.

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"How so? That was an evolution of GTA 4 mp, and this should be a major evolution of that. The ..."
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Grand Theft Auto 5 official travelogue offers Los Santos highlights

Grand Theft Auto 5 official travelogue offers Los Santos highlights

The official Grand Theft Auto 5 website has been updated with a new interactive "travelogue" that highlights the many things a virtual trip to Los Santos and Blaine County might entail. Read about the BAWSAQ stock exchange and the companies that power the real estate market in the area. See the faux designer brands that the faux celebrities of faux Los Angeles will wear. Find out more about the exciting gubernatorial race happening in the area, and find out where the politicians stand.

Read more: Cars, too »

"I miss the big old virtual maps they had on the official sites."
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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC namedropped by Nvidia

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC namedropped by Nvidia

Rockstar has yet to announce a PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5--even though people clearly want one. Officially, a PC port is "up for consideration." Unofficially, it sounds like a PC version is in the works.

PC gamers should be quite thrilled to hear that Nvidia--a major PC gaming partner--namedropped a PC release of GTA5 for this fall.

Read more: 'The PC market is evolving' »

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