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Former Rockstar Employee Hints that Red Dead Redemption 2 is Coming Soon

red-dead-redemption-2-headerHere’s the latest hot bit of news from the rumour mill. While everybody was either hunting for black Friday deals or playing one of the numerous November releases, former Rockstar developer Danny Ross did an AMA on the Opie and Anthony subreddit. Answering a question, Ross seemed to strongly hint that Red Dead Redemption 2 was the next project out of Rockstar Games.

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Luke Ritson is Back with an Epic GTA5 Trailer

When it comes to fan-made trailers, there is no one better than Luke Ritson. Back in August, we featured his take on a  BioShock Infinite trailer. This time out, he has a trailer for Grand Theft Auto V that focuses on all three of the game’s playable characters and The Boss added in for good measure. Seriously, someone get this guy a job.

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Rockstar Games to be Award a BAFTA Fellowship

grand-theft-auto-v-headerWhile Geoff Keighley likes to consider VGX (né the Spike TV Video Game Awards) the Oscars of the video game industry, they’re regarded as nearly the farthest thing from. The properly prestigious video game awards are the BAFTAs awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or their equivalent to the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.

At this year’s BAFTA game awards, Rockstar Games will be given the highest honour of the BAFTAs by being awarded a BAFTA Fellowship.

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GTA Online Earns Over $60 Million from Microtransactions in First Three Months

gta-online-headerWell, we can criticize games with microtransactions all we want for being cash grabs but we can’t complain too much when they are very good games and very successful at grabbing cash.

Based on their recent third-quarter financial earnings report and an interview with MCV, it looks as though Grand Theft Auto Online’s microtransactions has brought in upwards of $66 million for publisher Rockstar Games and owners Take-Two Interactive.

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7 Best Games of the 7th Generation: Grand Theft Auto V

grand-theft-auto-v-headerI don’t think that I could do a list of the seven best games of the seventh console generation without including one game from this year. While a lot of our attention this year has been on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, 2013 has been a spectacular year for games. Any one of a few games are more than worthy of inclusion on this list.

From the class of 2013, the best swansong for the now last generation of consoles has to be Grand Theft Auto V.

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Lindsay Lohan Suing Rockstar over GTA5

grand-theft-auto-v-wallpaper-01There aren’t too many lawsuits in the gaming industry but this one is certainly going to get a bit of attention. Actress Lindsay Lohan is planning to sue Rockstar Games over using her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V and reports indicate the plan is to ask for a lot of money.

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Crime Does Pay: The Real-World Price of Homes in GTA5

So Trevor’s trailer out in the desert away from Los Santos isn’t exactly the sort of place that you would show off but Michael and Franklin sure live in some pretty nice homes in Los Santos.

As anyone who games knows, the economics of a game is very different from the economics of real life. So how much would buying a house like the one’s featured in Grand Theft Auto V cost you? Our friends at Movato did some valuation work and came up with the multi-million dollar answer.

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Building (Critical) Consensus: Grand Theft Auto V

grand-theft-auto-v-box-artI don’t know if you heard but there’s a game coming out today. Not at all important. Nobody is really interested in it. But I suppose there’s probably one, just one, reader of this blog who might be interested in reading more about Grand Theft Auto V. Let’s be honest, though. I think that the smallest of minorities are actually waiting on reviews to determine whether or not they buy this game. Me? I’m waiting for the PC release. I’d reckon that it’ll be out around the time the next-gen editions of GTA5 are out.

As expected, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive but we don’t expect anything less for Rockstar’s flagship franchise. In fact, as of writing, only The Escapist had a review lower than 90%. While they loved the gameplay, they had major issues with the three main characters and the script. GameSpot had similar script issues but still gave the game a 90%. Before you start spamming the reviewers, remember that reviews are subjective. Here we have two people with the same issues and very different scores. As long as they’re legitimately reviewing a game and not trolling for page views, their opinion is entirely fair. Like I said at the top, if you have issues with GTA’s content, you’ve already decided not to buy the game.

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West Coast Customs Builds GTA’s Banshee

gta5-wcc-banshee-headerIn the Grand Theft Auto games, the Banshee has a reputation for being one of the fastest cars in the game. It was only fitting considering that the two design templates used for the car since GTA3 were the Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper.

Now, it’s not just a hot car circulating through the likes of Liberty City, Vice City and Los Santos. It can now be found on real streets after a one-off custom Banshee was built by famous car customizing shop West Coast Customs.

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Get Your First Taste of Grand Theft Auto V in This Gameplay Trailer

We’ve already seen a few trailers for Grand Theft Auto V but haven’t seen how it will play yet. Today, Rockstar changed that with their first gameplay trailer for this fall’s big release.

Not only did we get to see the game in action but we saw a new swapping between characters on the fly mechanic which looks pretty cool. Rockstar also showed off new game mechanics, minigames and teased an online component to the game. I wasn’t particularly excited before but this certainly got my attention.

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