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Grand Theft Auto V For PS4 Requires A 50GB Install; Largest Ever

GTA V PS4 Screen

 

Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 is gonna be huge. A I don’t mean from a sales standpoint. A user from a GTA V forum, captured a screenshot that shows the space required on the HDD in order to play the remastered version of the open-world game on the PS4. A a mandatory 50GB install is the necessary space needed.

 

If this is indeed correct, and I’m sure it is, than that gives this version of GTA V the new title belt as “the biggest install for a video game to date.” The previous champion will be Wolfenstein: The New Order, which was released a few months ago, with a 47GB install.   (more…)

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Rockstar Calls GTA V Conspiracy Theories “Nonsense.”

Rockstar Games has made a statement regarding some of the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the delay of Grand Theft Auto V, by calling it “nonsense.” Rockstar is responding to gaming blogs and various forums throughout the Internet. They’re suggesting that the studio delayed the title because they plan on releasing it on not just this current generation systems but also the next integration of consoles. So the conspiracy is that Rockstar needed the extra time to produce an “Xbox 720” and “PlayStation 4” version. But that’s just rubbish, according to the company. (more…)

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L.A. Noire Gag Reel, Shows Off Its Impressive Face Technology

The big technological leap that Rockstar was touting for L.A. Noire was the state-of-the-art facial technology the game provided. The complex feature was to give players a glimpse of how each character was reacting to detectives questions they were providing to non-playable characters. The idea of implementing that element was for a better understanding of if character was lying to you. It was a pretty remarkable to see in person, and it definitely added a different type of value to the game. And it’s something that we hope we see in future Rockstar titles.

If you don’t know, the entire game was motion capture, and because actors were present to represent the characters, there’s a blooper reel. And above is that very clip of the actors screwing up their lines. These bloopers are entertaining, but it’s nothing that you haven’t seen before on a DVD special feature. What is incredible is how the motion capture and the facial technology picked up everything, from actors sticking out their tongue because of dialogue twisting, to their entire face shuttering because of a sneeze, you see everything. (more…)

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Report: Take-Two Could Move 18 Million Copies of GTA V in the First Six Months

I doubt anybody on the planet thinks Grand Theft Auto V is not going to be a major blockbuster in entertainment when it’s released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia agrees with that notion too.

According to his rough calculation, Grand Theft Auto V will move approximately 18 million copies during the first six months of its launch. Bhatia crunch the numbers in his “hypothetical profitability model,” and concluded that if Take-Two, the game’s publisher,did sell those units they could income about $230 million in operating profit. According to him, Take-Two spent about $137.5 million in developmental cost, which had about a 250 person team working on the project for five years. And in his calculations he expects that Take-Two will spend anywhere from $69 million to $109.3 million in advertising. (more…)

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Grand Theft Auto V Delayed a Tad, Dated for 9/17

It’s official, we have a solid date. Rockstar Games has finally revealed when Grand Theft Auto V will hit store shelves. And while that’s great news overall, there is a hint of disappointment in the air – you can smell it.

The highly anticipated sequel will be shipped to retailers on September 17, 2013. This is about four months later then what Rockstar was hinting at just a short while ago. And inside the release date statement, Rockstar went out of their way to apologize to their legion of fans expecting to play the highly anticipated sandbox title in the next couple of months. (more…)

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Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC Listed on RockStar’ Worker’s LinkendIn

It shouldn’t be a shocker to anyone that Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto 5 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but nothing for PC. Rewind a little bit when GTA V was released back in 2008, the Xbox 360 version, along with the PS3, was released eight months before the PC version. I’m assuming the same thing is going to happen for the fifth installment.

Today we get the first credible evidence to suggest that my assumption is correct. The examiner did some investigative work and noticed that senior animator over Rockstar Games, Robert Schacter, has stated that on his LinkendIn profile that he is currently working on animations for Grand Theft Auto 5 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. (more…)

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Full Version of Driver: San Francisco Coming to PSN

 

Oh how the times are changing. Ubisoft‘s Driver: San Francisco will be offered on the PlayStation Network, along side with the retail version. The news came from the company’s Gareth Edmonson, who reveled the info at a Gamescom panel last week.

No other information has been released, like if it will be available on day-one, or if customers will have to wait later for the digital version. I would also like to know if the publisher plans on releasing the full game on Xbox Live. (more…)

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PS3 Rage Requires 8GB Install

 

id Software‘s next action game Rage will be a graphical powerhouse. So much so, it will require a mighty install for the PlayStation 3. (more…)

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Coming to the iPad

Rockstar Games has just announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is coming to the iPad.

Officially called: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD, the sandbox title will have a complete high-def makeover, but still maintain the 50+ levels, side-missions and the other great features that helped made the game on of the best reviewed portable titles ever.

Not only that, players can create their own radio station with the music on their iTunes, just by switching to the Independence FM station in cars inside the videogame.

One of the cooler aspects of this version of the title in my opinion, is the ability to play on the gorgeous 9.7 inch screen.

Obviously, this will mark the first time this game is able to be ‘played in HD;’ but playing it on the screen that is that big, is exciting.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD will be available in the App Store on September 9th and come with a $9.99 price tag.

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Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack Goes Vinyl

red dead redemption soundtrack cover

One of the best, if not the best, videogame soundtrack of 2010 is actually going vinyl. Red Dead Redemption’s official soundtrack was only available if you bought the special edition version on launch day, or purchased digitally by using iTunes or Amazon.  But luckily for anyone who wants to own the physical media or is such an audiophile that they refused to by MP3s, they will be able to acquire the actual CD.

The CD is going to set back music lovers only $10, and can be only purchased through Rockstar‘s warehouse website. The CD itself is packed with 19 total tracks and composed by Bill Elm, from the group Friends of Dean Martinez, and Woody Jackson.

The music was definitely inspired by old-wild-west films, but with a mixture of today’s indie rock. Basically, it was awesome.

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