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Grand Theft Auto Online update hits PS3, Xbox 360 coming soon

Grand Theft Auto Online update hits PS3, Xbox 360 coming soon

Those waiting for the update to get up and running with Grand Theft Auto Online for GTAV can begin hitting the download button immediately - supposing they're working with a PlayStation 3, that is. The Xbox 360 update to the GTA Online universe will be released soon - if not as soon as this afternoon. These update will both bring about major stability fixes for the game and (hopefully) will allow more players to actually log in in the first place.

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Grand Theft Auto Online issues update as soon as tomorrow

Grand Theft Auto Online issues update as soon as tomorrow

As the Grand Theft Auto Online universe continues its less-than-perfect launch week, the folks at Rockstar Games have issued a note that suggests a full-on software update will be brought on as early as tomorrow. This update will bring about a host of fixes for the game for issues that have popped up over the past several days, these issues including log-in errors for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 right off the bat. And not the bat you see in the upper-right-hand corner of the title image you're seeing here.

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Mighty No. 9 hits Kickstarter goal as campaign reaches its end

Mighty No. 9 hits Kickstarter goal as campaign reaches its end

Megaman has firm a place in the hearts of many, the evidence of which is blatant in the runaway success of its descendant -- Mighty No. 9's -- Kickstarter campaign. The funding goal was ambitious, seeking millions, yet saw its milestones reached at a clipped rate, such as the unlocking of PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions back on September 17. The campaign reached its end on Kickstarter this evening, managing to hit its goal ahead of the countdown timer.

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Grand Theft Auto Online is down for many, not just you

Grand Theft Auto Online is down for many, not just you

Here on launch day for the Grand Theft Auto V (or GTA 5, whichever you prefer) online edition, it would appear that the suggestions of a server meltdown of sorts were not entirely unfounded. What's being seen across the grid - throughout the United States, at least - is the inability to launch online at all. Seeing an apology from Rockstar cloud services appears to be the predominant experience this morning as the Grand Theft Auto Online universe launches for the first time.

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Grand Theft Auto Online in-game payments for cash: Rockstar confirms

Grand Theft Auto Online in-game payments for cash: Rockstar confirms

As Microsoft gears up for a rockstar-like world tour of its latest flagship gaming product Xbox One, Rockstar North has dropped a bombshell that has its doggedly loyal fan base foaming at the mouth. In a blog post last week, the game development giant confirmed that its highly anticipated blockbuster Grand Theft Auto Online will indeed allow for real micro-payments in exchange for in-game cash. Gamers immediately flooded the comments with concerns this could upset the delicate balance of power in this game of mindless brute force.

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PlayStation Network is down today for scheduled maintenance

PlayStation Network is down today for scheduled maintenance

Supposing you didn't see the news yesterday, there's word from Sony today that the PSN (PlayStation Network) will be down today starting at 9:15 AM PST until 3:15 PM PST. This is a standard amount of down-time and will affect the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home community, or any of the account-management settings. This 6-hour period will be spent tuning up and maintaining the PlayStation Network and Sony has assured us the world will continue spinning while the downtime commences.

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Grand Theft Auto V lays claim to “fastest to $1 billion” sales crown

Grand Theft Auto V lays claim to “fastest to $1 billion” sales crown

Suggesting that they've attained the honor of becoming the fastest entertainment property in history to achieve worldwide retail sales of $1 billion dollars, GTA V sets itself up against not only other video games, but feature films as well. Though it's not the same industry save its ability to entertain, it is entertaining (perhaps ironically), to compare the sales of Grand Theft Auto V to sales of tickets to major motion picture releases in our collective past. What both Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games have done this week is to suggest that they're the new kings of speed sales.

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Watch Dogs calls out GTA V: 2 months is enough

Watch Dogs calls out GTA V: 2 months is enough

Suggesting that both games are tied inextricably to their city-based environments, Ubisoft has called out Rockstar Games with an advertisement for Watch Dogs at the expense of Grand Theft Auto 5 this afternoon. The game GTA V is an "open sandbox" game which allows the user to run freely through the fictional island-based city of Los Santos, while Watch Dogs takes place in a futuristic Chicago. Ubisoft suggests that the amount of time between the launch of GTA V (today) and Watch Dogs (November) is plenty for a friendly visit.

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Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

In the annals of Kickstarter history, Mighty No. 9, the descendant of much-beloved Megaman, has achieved widespread success, hitting and quickly surpassing its first goal, as well as a few after it. Now it has hit another milestone, and the announcement has been made that the game will be coming to the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii U, as well as availability through Steam.

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Grand Theft Auto V official trailer brings the drama

Grand Theft Auto V official trailer brings the drama

There's just something about a railgun in a video aimed at open-sandbox gameplay that gets the juices flowing in the morning. Today the folks at Rockstar Games have released "The Official Trailer" for Grand Theft Auto V - aka GTA 5. This trailer includes insight on each of the three storyline paths of the main characters of the game: Michael, Franklin, and Trevor.

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