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GTA 5 just sold another 5 million copies as GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition fails to stay relevant

Who keeps buying Grand Theft Auto 5? We don’t know, but there’s enough of you to keep the numbers up for Take-Two. Only a few months ago, we heard that the Grand Theft Auto series overall continued to sell like hotcakes: as of February 2022, unit sales for the series topped 370 million, with the latest mainline release – GTA 5 – sales sitting pretty at over 160 million units. Has everyone forgotten about Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition? Fast-forward three months, and the game has – somehow – sold even more. During Take-Two Interactive’s conference…

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GTA: San Andreas multiplayer mods continue to thrive in the age of GTA Online – but why?

While GTA Online reigns supreme, massive communities of modders and PC players refuse to let San Andreas’ online modifications die. Before Rockstar Games’ official online take on Los Santos and its surroundings made a splash with GTA Online in 2013, many PC players had been bringing mayhem to San Andreas beforehand, thanks to modifications that were anything but short in ambition. Long-time GTA fans may remember – or still play – hugely successful mods such as San Andreas Multiplayer (SA-MP) and Multi Theft Auto (MTA). Somehow, after all these years and against all odds, they’re still going strong and reeling…

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Remedy are remaking Max Payne 1 & 2

Grab your dual Berettas and scrunch your face up real hard, because oh me oh my Remedy have announced they’re going to remake Max Payne and Max Payne 2. The remakes are still extremely early in development, so Remedy have little to say and even less to show, but all I need to know is: Max Payne, baby! Read more

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GTA 6’s biggest problem isn’t living up to the hype, it’s the fact that parody is dead

Can GTA’s brand of humour work in a world that’s beyond parody? VG247 looks into what could be Rockstar’s big new issue. “Actually, Grand Theft Auto is a clever satire of the American Dream” is the sort of toe-curlingly obvious declaration that tiresome pseuds like me used to come out with in the early 2000s, in order to assert the artistic merit of a game in which you could get a blowjob from a prostitute to replenish your health, then murder her to get your money back. We felt inclined to defend video games as a medium back then, as…

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Grand Theft Auto units sales exceed 370 million, GTA 5 sales exceed 160 million units

And GTA: The Trilogy made up 10 million of those units. The Grand Theft Auto franchise continues to be a lucrative property for Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive. According to the company’s Q3 2022 financial report, the series has now moved over 370 million copies worldwide, which is up 15 million from the last reported figure. The company said that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was one of the contributing factors leading to the better than expected quarter, and while sales of the title weren’t provided, it is estimated the offering has moved millions of copies,…

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GTA Online is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S March 15

With two console generations under its belt, GTA Online is heading for a third. Ring the alarm, we’ve got news regarding GTA Online for next gen consoles! This time around, it comes in the form of a short but sweet community blog post and covers a vast range of updates due in the future. For GTA Online players, the most exciting of which is the news that PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions are set to release March 15. This third generation revival for the title will come packaged with shiny new graphics, up to 4K resolution, 60 FPS, improvements…

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Work on a new Grand Theft Auto “is well underway”, Rockstar say

Eight years after the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games have finally confirmed yes, they really are making a new GTA. For eight years they’ve focused on adding new content to the MMO-y GTA Online mode, which seems a licence to print money by selling in-game cash for real cash. This has made some fans ornery, wondering if they’ll just keep on plugging away at GTAO forever, especially with GTAV coming to next-gen consoles this year. But no, really, Rockstar say they really have been making a new one. Read more

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Rockstar offers olive branch for PC GTA Definitive edition owners with free game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. PC players can redeem an extra game for free until January 5 2022. No matter how you measure it, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition hasn’t had the most successful launch. Marred by a myriad of technical issues and sporting a controversial art style, it’s a release that left both players and critics alike fairly lukewarm. Now, however, Rockstar is hoping a free game will right that wrong. The PC version in particular stoked fans ire, with…

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PC owners of the GTA Trilogy remaster can claim another Rockstar game for free right now

After GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition had a pretty naff launch last month, Rockstar ended up giving PC remaster owners copies of the oldies for free as an apology. The devs have another freebie for those folks too now – you can claim a free copy of GTA V: Premium Edition, GTA IV: Complete Edition, LA Noire, Bully: Scholarship Edition, or Max Payne 3 over the holiday period. Ah, free festive violence. Read more

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GTA Online is getting a new radio station with The Contract

New music is coming soon to GTA Online’s hip hop stations. We’ve got some exciting GTA Online news for music heads out there. Ahead of The Contract’s December 15 launch, it has been announced that a brand new radio station will be added to the game, so players will have a whole host of new tunes to take them through the streets of Los Santos. This new station, going by the name of MOTOMAMI Los Santos, will be hosted by Spanish singer and songwriter ROSALIA alongside venezuela musician Arca. The station will be playing music from a range of different…

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Rockstar are selling GTA Trilogy Def Ed again, but should bring back the originals

After pulling Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition‘s PC edition from sale soon after its Thursday launch, Rockstar returned it to their store overnight. The remastered collection of GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas looks a right mess but apparently the reason for its vanishing was they had accidentally left in files they shouldn’t have, which include songs that weren’t meant to be in the game. Well, it’s back on sale now, and it still looks a mess. Hey Rockstar, maybe now consider putting the original versions back on sale too. Read more

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Rockstar release remastered Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas

A trio of vintage crimeworlds returned rebuilt today with the launch of the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, bundling GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas into one collection with an long overly name. They look fancier and more modern (the originals being from 2001, 2002, and 2004, respectively), and have control schemes which are less damn old. Unfortunately, they have also cut some of my favourite songs from the radio, boooo. Read more

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GTA Trilogy soundtrack: All the songs in GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas listed

Ahead of the launch of the trilogy of remastered GTA games, Rockstar has shared which tracks will – and won’t – be featured in-game. GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is out today, and just before we all step back into Liberty City, Vice City or San Andreas, Rockstar has furnished us with a complete list of all the songs that will be in the compilation of the classic sandbox games. From the off, it’s worth noting that there will be some notable omissions. Some artists – likely those who’s licenses are tied up in rights issues – won’t be returning…

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GTA Trilogy datamine suggests upgraded visuals and GTA 5-style controls for the remasters

A keen-eyed GTA Forums user has discovered a set of notable additions that may make the upcoming GTA Trilogy a more tempting proposition for fans of the series. As Rockstar remains odddly tight-lipped on anything to do with the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, dataminers are starting to piece together a few more details about what the collection of games might actually look (and play) like. As well as new achievements and artwork, uncovered ahead of the actual reveal of the Remastered Trilogy, the folks over at GTA Forums have dug up more information about…

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Grand Theft Auto trilogy remasters are officially announced, coming this year

As it was rumored, so it shall come to pass. Rockstar have just announced that they are indeed doing remasters of Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: San Andreas, and GTA: Vice City for PC and current consoles. Not just that, but they’re coming this year which, now that it’s October, means quite soon. They’ve rolled out a quick teaser trailer and just a couple details on what’s getting freshened up in the trilogy remasters. Read more