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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 2 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    A month and a week to gooooooooooooo.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KAP

    YEAHHHHHHHH.

    #3 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  6. broketm

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

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @5
    Cops? GTA? Play?

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

    #7 2 years ago
  8. k1llabeast

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

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ThatGamerGuyHezron

    Wahooooo

    #9 2 years ago
  10. silkvg247

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

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Keivz

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

    #11 2 years ago
  12. xino

    is this for GTA5 or another game?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    iPhone game.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. schnide

    @#4, Lengendaryboss

    Is your username deliberately spelt wrong?

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

    #14 2 years ago
  15. backup

    very excited

    while PC pirates jelly

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SlayerGT

    @5 Its funny you say that…

    #16 2 years 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 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

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

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

    #18 2 years ago
  19. SlayerGT

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

    #19 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  22. KineticCalvaria

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

    #22 2 years ago
  23. backup

    wat is EQ ?

    #23 2 years 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 2 years ago
  25. Lengendaryboss

    Oh perfect: STOP FEEDING THE FUCKING TROLLS!

    #25 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  29. backup

    @26

    yay stop feeding Lengendaryboss wants to feed

    #29 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  32. JopDiga

    Bye bye nigga backup cocksucker.

    #32 2 years 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 2 years ago
  34. tmac2011

    thursday :D saw it on facebook this morning freaking awesome

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Biscuitpants

    hahahahahhaha jopdiga is a legend

    #35 2 years 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 2 years ago
  37. skydivinggamer

    PC fags = the plague of gaming

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Djoenz

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

    #38 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  54. Armitage Shanks

    Looks great,anyone for golf?

    #54 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  58. SlayerGT

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

    #58 2 years 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 2 years ago
  60. SlayerGT

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

    #60 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

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  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

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  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

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  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

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  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

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  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

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  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

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  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

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  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

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  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

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  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]