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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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First GTA: Trilogy – The Definitive Edition title update released

The first of many planned updates has arrived. Rockstar has released the first GTA: Trilogy – The Definitive Edition title update. It’s a decent-sized patch too, and fixes multiple localization issues, instances of missing or misaligned collision, and more in all three games. With GTA 3, issues with blurry camera cuts and transitions during cutscenes have been addressed, some failing missions were fixed, Claude will no longer float in the air because that’s just not how things work, and the game should no longer crash after getting in your car upon completing Triad War. Plenty of fixes have also been…

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GTA Trilogy: The Definitive Edition PC version pulled from sale, customers demand refunds

It seems all is not well with the PC version of the game. Rockstar Games has pulled the PC version of GTA Trilogy: The Definitive Edition from sale, and for almost two days, the launcher was offline. While the Rockstar launcher was eventually brought back online, the PC version of the game remains unavailable for purchase on Rockstar’s website, and those who already own it are unable to play it. And it is unknown as of press time when the game will be brought back online. According to Rockstar, the game was pulled due to some files “unintentionally” included with…

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GTA Trilogy gameplay videos compare original games to the remasters

Check out these comparison videos for the GTA Trilogy. GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is out tomorrow, and ahead of release, Rockstar has released three gameplay videos that compare the older versions against the remasters. Containing GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas, The Definitive Edition comes with “across-the-board upgrades” and modern gameplay enhancements such as a completely rebuilt lighting system; improved shadows, weather, and reflections; upgraded character and vehicle models; new higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more. With the remasters, you can also expect a range of environmental upgrades including all new…

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Here’s your first look at GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch

Rockstar has shared some screenshots showing off what the Nintendo Switch version of GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will look like on Switch. We’ve heard quite a lot about gaming’s worst kept secret of 2021 – Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – to date, including the offical PC specs, information about the game’s updated controls and graphics, and more besides. But we’ve yet to see what the Nintendo Switch version of the collection will look like. Thankfully, Rockstar has posted more screenshots from the Switch version, giving us a better insight into what the…

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The Outer Worlds has sold over 4 million copies

By Sherif Saed 3 August 2021 10:31 GMT The Outer Worlds has continued to sell well in the months since our last update.As part of Take-Two’s earnings reveal for the Q1 of FY22, the publisher shared some interesting statics about games from its various labels, including Private Division, the publisher behind Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds.Watch on YouTubeThe game now has over 4 million units in lifetime sales. According to industry analyst Dom on Twitter, that’s up 1 million from the last quarter.The Outer Worlds is easily Private Division’s most successful game. The label is working with indie studios on a…

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2K has soft-launched an unannounced mobile game called XCOM Legends

By Dom Peppiatt 18 July 2021 12:47 GMT Out of nowhere, 2K has launched XCOM Legends – a previously unannounced mobile game that is now available in early access for some territories.The game is developed by Iridium Starfish, a Californian studio that is linked to Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of 2K, according to Eurogamer.“We are constantly exploring and testing new experiences to offer our fans the best entertainment and value,” 2K said in a statement to the site. “Iridium Starfish has soft-launched XCOM Legends in limited territories, but we have no further information to share at this time.”Check out…

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GTA 6 still early in development, won’t release until 2025 – report

By Dom Peppiatt 5 July 2021 14:10 GMT Multiple reports are surfacing which suggest that Grand Theft Auto 6 – or GTA 6, if you prefer – won’t launch for another four years.After a couple of leakers published vague comments about the as-yet-unconfirmed GTA 6 release date online, reporters Andy Robinson, and Jason Schreier have commented that the rumours align with what they have heard, too.After insider Tom Henderson posted a video saying the game would come out in ‘2024 or 2025’, Schreier chimed in to say: “Everything Tom Henderson has said about the game matches up with what I’ve heard”.“This also…

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Borderlands 3 cross-play arrives alongside the return of the Cartels event

By Stephany Nunneley 24 June 2021 21:09 GMT The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels event is live in Borderlands 3. Alongside the event, the Borderlands 3 update includes the promised cross-play functionality, permanent seasonal event toggling, a new level cap increase, and more.Watch on YouTubeWith the cross-play free addition for the game, you can play with others on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. In other words, all platforms the game is available for with the exception of PS4 and PS5. The return of a favorite seasonal event is…

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Rockstar Games has created its own record label, CircoLoco Records

By Dom Peppiatt 24 May 2021 20:55 GMT Rockstar Games has announced CircoLoco Records, a new record label the developer is creating in with the dance party and club promoter of the same name.Rockstar wants in on the music industry, and it’s using the Ibiza club culture icon CircoLoco to help breakthrough into the scene. Rockstar and CircoLoco are teaming up to form CircoLoco Records and the company’s first EP is hitting shelves on June 4.From then on, we’ll see another EP launch every week until July 9, when the compilation album Monday Dreamin’ will be released in full. You can…

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NBA 2K21 is free on the Epic Games Store this week

By Stephany Nunneley 20 May 2021 16:37 GMT Pretty nice freebie this week.This week’s free title on the Epic Games Store is NBA 2K21. It will be a free download until May 27 when it will be replaced by a mystery game.Watch on YouTubePC players can now also experience cross-play for the game for Epic and Steam platforms.Alongside news of the freebie, 2K today revealed their ninth patch for the game on consoles. The patch will bring a summer theme to the 2K Beach, along with new WNBA uniforms and updates to arenas.The latest update will also include adjustments to…

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Borderlands 3’s Show Me the Eridium mini-event returns, new Loot Machines on the way

The Show Me the Eridium mini-event kicks off today in Borderlands 3.For the next week until April 8, you can take advantage of the limited-time Borderlands 3 event.During this time, you can expect Eridium drops from standard enemies, increased Eridium drops in Mayhem Mode, discounted Eridium costs to use Moxxi’s Vault Line slot machine, and a discount on all the items sold by Crazy Earl in the Cargo Bay of Sanctuary III.This is a great time to accumulate the rare element, especially if you’re preparing for the incoming raid boss. This is on top of being able to utilize Crazy…

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GTA Online player claims to have figured out why the game loads so slow, offers fix

A GTA Online modder has apparently been able to reduce loading times by up to 70% and has offered the fix to players wanting to cut down their own loading times, too.Modder T0ST has published an article digging into the infamously appalling loading times in GTA Online. After doing some research and writing a unique program to interact with the game files, T0ST managed to reduce loading times by as much as 70%.Turns out that the game doesn’t necessarily struggle to load thanks to its open-world nature, but because there’s a CPU bottleneck that will be most felt on low-…

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Saudi Arabia has invested billions in Activision, EA and Take-Two

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 17:08 GMT The country’s Public Investment Fund has bought $3 billion in these publishing giants.The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) has started buying up stakes in triple-A games giants.As reported by Al Jazeera, the Riyadh-based sovereign wealth fund – chaired by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman – has invested more than $3 billion into companies including Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take-Two during the last quarter of 2020.The PIF acquired 14.9 million shares in Activision Blizzard, worth around $1.4 billion, as well as 7.4 million EA shares and 3.9 million Take-Two shares,…