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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 8:30am PDT

Obviously a game like GTA5 is going to earn an M rating. But what else does it do to push the bureau's buttons? Spoilers follow.

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""... even see cocaine get used" I love that THIS gets the "even". Not the torture, not the ..."

- gerbopel see all 4 comments

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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 19, 2013 8:00am PDT

GTA5's full list of the game's 49 achievements have been leaked.

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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Grand Theft Auto 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 explains the delay.

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"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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2013 7:05am PDT

In Grand Theft Auto Online, you'll have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community.

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"How so? That was an evolution of GTA 4 mp, and this should be a major evolution of that. The ..."

- deadhorse see all 14 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 official travelogue offers Los Santos highlights

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 13, 2013 10:00am PDT

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.

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"I miss the big old virtual maps they had on the official sites."

- BornAcorn see all 2 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC namedropped by Nvidia

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 13, 2013 6:30am PDT

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

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"You sire, are a pooper of partys and hopes. Thanks for runing my day."

- squeakychimp see all 20 comments

Max Payne 3 slowly dives onto Mac this week

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 18, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Max Payne 3 is making a surprise appearance on OS X this week.

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"no joke, seems like apple used to put good dedicated cards in their machines for a short time ..."

- bradsh see all 6 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 Special Edition, Collector's Edition, pre-order bonus unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 23, 2013 5:30am PDT

Good old Rockstar, you can rely on it to offer special edition goodies slightly more interesting than the usual cruft and rubbish that wants to fill your shelves. The developer today announced a Special Edition and Collector's Edition for Grand Theft Auto 5, offering in-game...

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"Definitely not an easy job doing a PC version. I'm okay wit a later PC release."

- Xulu see all 23 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 promo turns fans into (in-game) cultists

By Andrew Yoon, May 13, 2013 10:30am PDT

"If you are chosen, your features will be used to create one of the five characters in the game," Rockstar notes in its latest promo.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 gets 32 new screens

By John Keefer, May 08, 2013 10:30am PDT

The game is still several months away, but Rockstar Games continues to open the Grand Theft Auto 5 goody box wider and wider. Today, released 32 new screenshots for the game, showing vehicles, Los Santos scenery, and the game's stars is various stages of planning destruction...

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"I'm aware of what kind of screenshots they are. I'm asking about screens of it running on the ..."

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Mo' money, mo' options: how cash actually matters in Grand Theft Auto 5

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2013 12:00pm PDT

GTA5 changes the money dynamic quite significantly, encouraging players to do whatever they can do secure some dollar bills, by introducing "insanely expensive" new items to buy.

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"That's freaking awesome, thanks for the reply, I must have misunderstood when that info came out ..."

- eloader2 see all 42 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5's three characters have unique powers and abilities

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2013 11:00am PDT

They may not have the same crazy superpowers of the Saints Row gang, but the GTA5's trio of heroes do have their own unique abilities.

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"I'm really liking this idea, particularly the Franklin driving bit. However, I hope that the ..."

- RowjinZee see all 11 comments

Grand Theft Auto DNA, part 2: the art of sandbox gaming

By David Craddock, May 02, 2013 9:00am PDT

In part 1 of Grand Theft Auto DNA, we explored how vehicles and driving physics evolved over the GTA series. Today, we discuss the role of sandbox environments like Liberty City and San Andreas.

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"jesus christ stop saying ant farm... you think it's an intelligent analogy clearly but saying it ..."

- Richard Ellicott see all 10 comments

Grand Theft Auto DNA, part 1: driving evolved

By David Craddock, May 01, 2013 9:00am PDT

In part 1 of our Grand Theft Auto DNA, we dissect the driving system in GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA 4 to understand how driving evolved over the course of those series, and how it should work in the upcoming GTA 5.

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"New old writer. I wrote for Shack from 05 through 07. Now I pop up every so often as a freelancer."

- David Craddock see all 22 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 trailers show good, bad, and ugly

By John Keefer, Apr 30, 2013 8:10am PDT

Those trailers that Rockstar has been teasing since last week for Grand Theft Auto 5 have finally been released, and as promised, they show off main protagonists Trevor, Michael and Franklin wandering around Los Santos.

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"LA Noire was a different engine than the one Rockstar usually uses for their own games. "

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