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GTA Online launches October 1, 16-players confirmed, trailer here

Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto Online will launch October 1st and will ship with GTA 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360. get the first details and trailer here.

What Rockstar Games says…

Rockstar gave a detailed overview of what exactly GTA Online involves over on the GTA 5 site. it goes as follows:

“Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto 5, but will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with new content created by Rockstar Games and the grand theft auto community. Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental grand theft auto concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and makes them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.

“In Grand Theft Auto Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto 5.

“Players can invest in their character through customizing their appearance, improving their stats, owning customized vehicles, purchasing personal property, and taking part in missions, jobs and activities to earn reputation and cash to open up new opportunities to rise through the criminal ranks. The world of grand theft auto online will constantly grow and change as new content is added, creating the first ever persistent and dynamic grand theft auto game world.

Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 and launches on October 1st.


What the press says…

GTA Online previews have started sprouting up everywhere, and Gamespot tells of a well-planned heist between four players which involves stealing a truck full of goods. Once two players steal the truck a police chase begins, taking the crew from Los Santos to Blaine county. The other two robbers provide covering gunfire for the truck from their sports car the whole way. It seems like it was a true teamwork effort.

While GTA 5 and GTA Online are named separately the narrative of the former bleeds into multiplayer, and some characters are shared between both modes of play. You can hop into GTA Online by selecting your custom avatar, much in the same way you can cycle between Trevor, Franklin and Michael in the single-player.

Your online avatar gains progression while engaging in multiplayer too, and jumping into GTA Online match-makes you automatically with 16 other players. There’s no need for lobbies or any of that junk it seems. When connected, you can create custom races between two points with players, rob stores, plan heists and more. If you’re double-crossed during a job the game will add them to your list of rivals for payback later on.

People can kill you and steal your cash at any time, but you can deposit your spoils into your bank to avoid losing them all, as well as insuring your cars against malicious attacks. But if you do work together as a unit you can engage in many co-op missions across Los Santos and Blaine County to reap some big rewards. If you can’t be arsed with that, just play a round of golf instead.

What do you think?

Grand Theft Auto 5 hits PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 17.

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62 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Yay!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    A month and a week to gooooooooooooo.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. KAP

    YEAHHHHHHHH.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/fangirling.gif

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf4qg0fpT41qcv5pc.gif

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_I68z6yAeNw/URkio5K9ZJI/AAAAAAAABYU/RrCJjefGqRk/s1600/AwesomeRennerGif.gif

    #4 1 year ago
  5. silkvg247

    If you can play as a cop this will have potential, but if the cops are all AI not so much.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. broketm

    #5 Potential? APB had potential, I’m done with potential.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @5
    Cops? GTA? Play?

    Those three words do not go hand in hand in this scenario.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. k1llabeast

    Great, can’t wait :D
    I’m really stoked for this.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. ThatGamerGuyHezron

    Wahooooo

    #9 1 year ago
  10. silkvg247

    @7 As in the players control both sides, because AI isn’t fun to play against.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Keivz

    Just to be clear, this is the online portion of GTA V and not a separate game, correct?

    #11 1 year ago
  12. xino

    is this for GTA5 or another game?

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Clupula

    iPhone game.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. schnide

    @#4, Lengendaryboss

    Is your username deliberately spelt wrong?

    And can you post some insightful comments instead of links to gifs?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. backup

    very excited

    while PC pirates jelly

    #15 1 year ago
  16. SlayerGT

    @5 Its funny you say that…

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    @15
    There is a reason for the misspelt name (yes it is deliberate).

    Oh do you not like gif? Are you not one of my biggest fans? ;)

    Have you been following my comments? because at times they are insightful, jokeful, witty, sarcastic etc etc.

    My question to you is why do you care what i comment?

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @silkvg247
    In multiplayer? or single player? or both?

    I think GTA IV had it: cops versus robbers? (Multiplayer)

    #18 1 year ago
  19. SlayerGT

    @19 I think she means more of a free roaming RDR type of bounty hunting, but cops looking for heisters ;)

    #19 1 year ago
  20. nani17

    @16 it’s going to come to PC xbox one and ps4. Rockstar arent that stupid they have never skipped a big GTA on the PC. I’ll get it on ps3 then pc because the mods make the pc version so much better then console version

    #20 1 year ago
  21. backup

    @21

    after RDR2 or gta 6 it will come don’t worry

    also GTA started on pc and yet it gets last port hahaha

    #21 1 year ago
  22. KineticCalvaria

    @22, remember that time you said to someone ‘don’t worry, Everquest Next will be on PS4′… well yeah :)

    #22 1 year ago
  23. backup

    wat is EQ ?

    #23 1 year ago
  24. JopDiga

    Who the fuck said EQ? He said Everquest Next and you said EQ that means you know that game. You said it will come to PS4 but it wont HAHA you FAG.

    And they, GTA V will come for PC max. six months later and it will look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBw0R1AUU64

    On PS3 it looks ugly as hell not even 720p, on PC it will look like reality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBw0R1AUU64

    (I own PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 but that backup shit guy is a poor fucker and can only buy PS3 and now he realised its shit and needs to defend it).

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Lengendaryboss

    Oh perfect: STOP FEEDING THE FUCKING TROLLS!

    #25 1 year ago
  26. JopDiga

    Please ban that fucking guy. Dave come one dont you realize that this guy is destroying vg247? Cant you just IP ban him? You can even ban me if you want but only if he also gets banned. Just make every day or two some kind of CHECK that if someone is obvious troll and cocksucker like that guy you ban him. Vg247 was a nice gaming website but no longer anymore.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. nani17

    22@ it’s because they spend more time on it’s awesomeness ;) plus every GTA since vice i think has come out months after the console.

    Remember age before beauty.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. backup

    i owned JopDiga so much that he can’t even back to me

    just started crying like kid,giving bad words and now wants to ban me lol

    ownage was biggest i guess

    #28 1 year ago
  29. backup

    @26

    yay stop feeding Lengendaryboss wants to feed

    #29 1 year ago
  30. JopDiga

    You did a shit. I realized that you are a fucking teenager who gives blow jobs every day and I dont like teen-gay-people. So I wont reply to your shit and I will tell you: Your mom and dad will die because of aids because your mother is a bitch like you and I will go to your home and dance that day in your face.

    VG247 is shit.

    Besides I owned you: I gave you links to your PS3 pirate and hack stuff and even cheat.
    Also proved BF3 has more players and content than your MAG, LAG, FAG, DEAD shit.
    Also gave you biggest ownage pwnage in your face because I can play more games than you. I play Uncharted and when I dont want to play it anymore I go to PC gaming and play ARMA 3, Guild Wars 2 etc. while you only play the same games haha.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. JopDiga

    You idiot you can go to your PS3 and visit that website you fucker.
    It proves that you can play pirated games. Full stop you nigga.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHXXNc05DVc

    #31 1 year ago
  32. JopDiga

    Bye bye nigga backup cocksucker.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. sebastien rivas

    @27 JopDiga you look like you posted the same post in 2 different articles (BF4 and GTA5) regarding banning others and you along the way.

    It rather sounds like you have animosity towards vg247 and its community than speak any truth of any sorts.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. tmac2011

    thursday :D saw it on facebook this morning freaking awesome

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Biscuitpants

    hahahahahhaha jopdiga is a legend

    #35 1 year ago
  36. CaptPierce

    I wanted to see what’s the hype about GTA Online, then remembered I saw a jet fighter being playable in a multiplayer sandbox.

    Sold.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. skydivinggamer

    PC fags = the plague of gaming

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Djoenz

    @33
    Hold up OG, no need for that language keyboard gangsta you. Not even Backup used those kind of words.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. actuallyisnotafox

    multiplayer revel on the same day as results day, gta v release on the same day as i start uni, i think r* want me to choose D:

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Moonwalker1982

    I genuinely hope for the PC gamers that this game will come to PC very soon, cause this one is gonna be incredible.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. cartina

    Isn’t this wrong? 3pm UK and 10am PST isn’t at the same time. However 3pm UK and 10am EST is.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. stretch215

    Wow @31….. Lol. While that was extremely offensive, it was also hilarious. Good day, sir. On topic: is the rockstar site the only place to watch this?

    #42 1 year ago
  43. JeRicHoOL

    Can someone tell me what GTA Online is? Is it a PC game or smartphone game? Is it a proper GTA game like I, II, III, Vice City, SA, IV or just some half-assed shit?

    #43 1 year ago
  44. XDamage

    @45 It is just the multiplayer part of GTA V, on the same disc/download. Basically the same as when Metal Gear Solid 4 had Metal Gear Online for example.

    But I wonder why they call it GTA Online, and not GTA V Online. Could there be more than just the V game world??

    #44 1 year ago
  45. Hcw87

    Typo? Will ship with PS3 and Xbox One? Oh god, as if getting a delayed Xbox One on my country wasn’t enough.

    EDIT: Thank god. Finally something to keep me busy as hell until next year.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Ireland Michael

    I’m officially sold now. I was looking forward to the game just for the single player, but that multiplayer has completely won me over.

    First thing I’m doing when I get the game? ROUND OF GOLF!

    #46 1 year ago
  47. CaptPierce

    With this coming out, I know I won’t be needing a PS4/Xbox One anytime soon!

    Have my car, have my soul, have my wife, just lemme play this NOWW!

    #47 1 year ago
  48. TheBlackHole

    What on earth is happening in this thread.

    Incoherence. Users I’ve never heard of ranting at… something.

    Expletives, homophobia, abuse and no ban hammer in sight.

    Mmm.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Dave Cook

    @51 it’s just me on the site today, I have no mod powers and I’m off the clock now. Sorry.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Dave Cook

    @27 I fail to see how one guy being immature makes VG247 as a whole – shit. I ignore the guy. It’s that simple.

    Again, I don’t have the tools to ban people. The rest of the guys do and it’s just me for most of this week.

    I’ll raise it to the guys.

    In the meantime, try and calm down alright?

    #50 1 year ago
  51. TheBlackHole

    @52

    No worries Dave, I don’t blame you – It’s crazy that you don’t have those powers.

    Does seem odd that a bunch of morons all seem to have descended upon the same thread in unison.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Dave Cook

    @54 I know man :)

    Yeah it is mad. Maybe GTA brings out the crazies and we just didn’t realise it?

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Hcw87

    Those 2 have been at it several times in the past.

    I’m hoping the new site redesign will have up/downvoting and ignoring of users.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Armitage Shanks

    Looks great,anyone for golf?

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Daodan

    @46 While I agree it’s a bit odd, it could be that GTA Online will be an overarching online experience for GTA games. Imagine that when GTA 6 comes out, they can use this framework and just expand on it.

    On the announcement, I’ve gotta say that even though I haven’t played the last couple of GTAs, this whole thing looks mighty impressive and fun.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Ireland Michael

    So is this literally being treated as a separate product?

    Because that would make for a great digital pricing scheme. Say… pay $30 for the single player, and $30 to buy the multiplayer component. It would benefit the consumer who wants a specific experience, and the companies, by giving them expanded revenue.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Daodan

    @59 They could, except…
    “Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 and launches on October 1st.”

    #57 1 year ago
  58. SlayerGT

    @Dave any idea if your “online account” can travel between say, Live and PSN.?

    #58 1 year ago
  59. deathm00n

    @60 This statement leaves space to a version only with multiplayer. Like Killzone 3. You can buy the single, then the multi is free. But if you want to buy the multi alone, you can.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. SlayerGT

    @62 I agree. And will probably take advantage of such an opportunity.

    #60 1 year ago
  61. mitcgotohell

    i truly believe gta5/gta online is seriously going to change the landscape of gaming for the next years to come. They truly are raising the bar for the entire industry and I feel so excited to be able to witness it. Ive been with it since gta3 its amazing watching how far gaming has come and how much further it is going to go. Remember a few weeks ago hideo kojima was so impressed with gta it was driving him to go harder on metal gear.. i hope it becomes a trend! rockstar are gaming gods

    #61 1 year ago
  62. Noodlemanny

    Feelings after the video:
    What..?
    What the Fuck…
    Holy shit…

    EDIT…
    Well I’m glad I didn’t read the other comments before posting this one…
    Don’t you just love it when something kills your vibe?

    #62 1 year ago

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    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]