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News: Grand Theft Auto Veteran Exits Rockstar North

Grand Theft Auto Veteran Exits Rockstar North

Leslie Benzies departs Scottish studio

Rockstar North, the uber-secretive Edinburgh-based developer behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise, is going through a bit of a shake-up at the minute. Leslie Benzies, one of the key figures behind the aforementioned sandbox series, has departed the company after over 15 years of service. He originally...

Rumour: Could Max Payne Dive onto PS4?

Could Max Payne Dive onto PS4?

It's about (bullet) time

After re-releasing eight PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation 4 last week, it seems that Sony isn't going to stop digging up old classics and giving them a new lease of life. On the ESRB website, it appears that Remedy's excellent shooter Max Payne could be one of those games being brought to the platform, with R

Push Scare: Why Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC Is Perfect for Hallowe'en

Why Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC Is Perfect for Hallowe'en

Dead but not buried

Republished on Saturday, 31st October 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014: It's no secret that I hate horror. I don't read horror, I don't watch horror, and I certainly don't play horror. I'm not...

News: There's a BBC Drama About Grand Theft Auto

There's a BBC Drama About Grand Theft Auto

And it's got Harry Potter in it

BBC dramas tend to go one of two ways: they're either really good like Sherlock or awful like The Gamechangers appears to be. This forthcoming feature starring Daniel Radcliffe promises to plot the rise of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games, with Harry Potter himself filling the role of London-born chief Sam...

News: Grand Theft Auto V Has Made More Bank Than You Can Imagine

Grand Theft Auto V Has Made More Bank Than You Can Imagine

Sequel surpasses 54 million sales

Franklin, Michael, and Trevor should jack in their thug lives and learn to become game developers instead – after all, Grand Theft Auto V proves that there's more money in this industry anyway. As revealed by Rockstar's parent company Take-Two during a financial call overnight, the fifth instalment in its...

News: PS4, PS3 Versions of Grand Theft Auto V Get a New Radio Station in July

PS4, PS3 Versions of Grand Theft Auto V Get a New Radio Station in July

The Lab

The Lab, a Grand Theft Auto V radio station that was PC exclusive, is coming to consoles next month. It consists of songs from the game's original soundtrack, but remixed and repurposed by a slew of musicians from a variety of genres. Basically, if you've ever wanted Freddie Gibbs and Wavves on the same station, this is for you. We're big...

News: Grand Theft Auto Online Expands with Slick New Content on PS4, PS3

Grand Theft Auto Online Expands with Slick New Content on PS4, PS3

Ill as dope

While it's clear that Rockstar Games could charge for additional content in Grand Theft Auto Online, it's adopted a different model entirely, flogging optional Shark Cards for those who want them, while allowing everyone else to earn its riches of content for free. And starting next week, Los Santos will be taking delivery of a brand...

News: Rockstar Games Is Suing the BBC Over a TV Drama About Grand Theft Auto

Rockstar Games Is Suing the BBC Over a TV Drama About Grand Theft Auto

Game changer

BBC's planned television drama, currently titled Game Changer, is about the controversy surrounding Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series. The plot follows the long dispute between Sam Houser, Rockstar's president, and Jack Thompson, the outspoken lawyer and critic who says that video games cause real world violence. Rockstar has now...

News: Take-Two CEO Denies That There Were Ever Plans for GTA V to Get Single Player DLC

Take-Two CEO Denies That There Were Ever Plans for GTA V to Get Single Player DLC

But the executive apparently misspoke

So, remember back when Rockstar Games said that Grand Theft Auto V would be getting some story-based DLC? Yeah, like a super long time ago? Turns out that never happened. Crazy, right? But when Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about any upcoming content in a recent earnings call, he seemed a bit dazed,...

News: Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold Five Million Units in the UK

Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold Five Million Units in the UK

Crime wave

We wonder how many hours UK gamers have spent hammering the X button to sprint in Grand Theft Auto V – it's got to be quite a lot, right? We may have reservations about the controls in Rockstar Games' open world opus, but there's no denying the title's overall quality – it's a stunning release that puts almost all other sandboxes to...

News: Time for Your Close Up! Grand Theft Auto V's Video Editor Expanding to PS4

Time for Your Close Up! Grand Theft Auto V's Video Editor Expanding to PS4

You're a tiger

You may have been jealously eyeing the various video clips and machinima that PC players have been creating for Grand Theft Auto V, and pondering whether you'll ever be able to join the fun. The good news, then, is that Rockstar Games is busy beavering away on a simplified version of the movie editing suite for the PlayStation 4 –...

News: Grand Theft Auto V's Graphics Haven't Been Intentionally Downgraded on PS4

Grand Theft Auto V's Graphics Haven't Been Intentionally Downgraded on PS4

It's just a bug

Alright, who mucked up Grand Theft Auto V's graphics? There'll be some nervous glances at Rockstar North today, as the developer has admitted that this week's "downgrade" story is actually due to a bug. Eagle eyed Reddit users were in uproar a few days ago when it emerged that the title's latest patch had stripped back several visual...

News: Grand Theft Auto V's Online Heists May Steal a Chunk of Your PS4's Hard Drive Space

Grand Theft Auto V's Online Heists May Steal a Chunk of Your PS4's Hard Drive Space

Trophies also out for anticipated update

Rockstar's being predictably cagey with regards to Grand Theft Auto V's forthcoming online Heists, so we're working with a bit of speculation this evening. Nevertheless, reports are rampant that the free update – due out on 10th March on the PlayStation 4 – will weigh in at around 4.8GB on the Xbox One,...

News: Grand Theft Auto V's Online Mode Is Getting More Than Just Heists

Grand Theft Auto V's Online Mode Is Getting More Than Just Heists

Come out to play

Grand Theft Auto V's forthcoming Heists update will add more than just multi-layered missions to the online component of Rockstar Games' incredibly popular open world. The developer has announced that three new competitive playlists will be added to the release, which will unlock as you progress through the abovementioned...

News: Rockstar Keeping Red Dead Redemption PS4 Holstered for Now, Reckons Pachter

Rockstar Keeping Red Dead Redemption PS4 Holstered for Now, Reckons Pachter

Studio won't jump the gun

Outspoken industry analyst Michael Pachter doesn't believe that you'll be seeing a new Red Dead Redemption release on the PlayStation 4 anytime soon, despite publishing overlord Take Two's incessant hints. Speaking with Gaming Bolt, he suggested that developer Rockstar Games would have announce