Last year’s launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, if we’re being honest with ourselves, didn’t have an especially stellar lineup of games. But the story’s much different as 2014’s holiday season gets underway—and that’s good news for players.
Since the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, fans have been eagerly waiting to start exploring the game’s new multiplayer mode. Early Tuesday morning, that mode launched — but most players are still waiting to play it.
As seems to happen with so many major online game launches, Rockstar and Take Two were unprepared for the massive influx of players, causing the game’s servers to be overwhelmed and preventing most players from being able to log in and explore the compelling new mode.
With Grand Theft Auto V shattering entertainment industry sales records, the Houser Brothers and the team at Rockstar Games have once again justified the freedom and independence Take-Two affords them.
They’ve also got the gaming world wondering what they’ll do next.
A bug in Grand Theft Auto V is causing cars and car upgrades to disappear when players park vehicles in the game’s various garages, which are supposed to be save points. As a result, Rockstar is warning fans not to use those garages until they can solve the problem.
Sales of Grand Theft Auto V have topped $1 billion a mere three days after the game was released, easily setting a new record for the entertainment industry.
Critics and gamers may love “Grand Theft Auto V,” but, like its predecessors, the game is proving to be a lightning rod for controversy.
It’s been five years since Rockstar Games last released a Grand Theft Auto game, so the expectations for Grand Theft Auto V, which stormed retail stores last night to crowded lines of eager gamers, are sky high. The last GTA game set sales records upon its release, and many expect the new game to do the same. It will also earn countless headlines for its mature subject matter — a new round of video game violence chatter will almost certainly erupt — but the real reason why everyone should be excited about GTA V is that it’s an amazing video game.
Something in the game will outrage activists. The game will make a staggering amount of money. And it will incorporate parts of pop culture that raise its coolness levels even higher among players.
In the 12 years since “Grand Theft Auto III” first hit shelves (and the game really became the industry force it is now), it has had plenty of highs and lows – and an impact on the videogame landscape that few titles can match. Here’s a look at some of its most notable moments and achievements.
So when The Scotsman reported that the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V had cost a stunning £170 million ($266 million) to develop and market, that raised a few eyebrows.
Every Thursday, I join Chris Salcedo and Rachel Sutherland on the mid-day edition of America’s Radio News Network to discuss trends and news in the technology and video game space. This week’s topics were Blackberry’s last-ditch effort to remain relevant in the mobile space, the unexpectedly long delay of Grand Theft Auto V and why this is the best time of the year to buy an HD TV.