Grand Theft Auto

US court halts sale of GTA Online cheating software

US court halts sale of GTA Online cheating software

It should come as no surprise that Grand Theft Auto V — and its online component GTA Online — remains incredibly popular and successful for its publisher Take-Two Interactive. Unfortunately, GTA Online has a bit of a reputation for cheating, which hurts both the player base and Take-Two's revenue from the game. As part of the publisher's ongoing lawsuit against one creator of cheat-enabling programs, a court has issued a preliminary injunction preventing any further sales of the software.

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Some Grand Theft Auto IV music will be removed over licensing issue

Some Grand Theft Auto IV music will be removed over licensing issue

Rockstar, the company behind massively popular game franchise Grand Theft Auto, will remove some songs from the series' fourth installment due to license expirations that'll happen later this month. The company confirmed the news in a statement today, explaining that it has to remove some songs but has plans to replace them with a new set of music.

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GTA Online Smuggler’s Run to take game to new heights, literally

GTA Online Smuggler’s Run to take game to new heights, literally

What could be better than running your own gangster’s paradise in a fictional world? Why, sharing that world with others, of course! Whether as allies or rivals, GTA Online at least lets you experience what it might be like living with more than just willing victims to your carnage. With the upcoming major update dubbed “Smuggler’s Run”, GTA Online gives you more ways to inflict such carnage while also supporting your criminal empire by flying your “merchandise” across Los Angeles.

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GTA 5 gets new July 4th-themed content, Dawn Raid mode

GTA 5 gets new July 4th-themed content, Dawn Raid mode

With the US's Independence Day holiday only a couple of days away, Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar has announced a bunch of new content for the game's GTA Online mode on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, including some 4th of July-themed items and bonuses. The update is available starting today, with the focus on a new competitive mode called Dawn Raid, as well as a flashy new supercar.

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GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

The last week has been a frustrating one for Grand Theft Auto V players, specifically those among the game's PC modding community. Things came to a head earlier this month when Take-Two, GTA 5's publisher, sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, a popular modding tool that enables players to create new items for the single-player mode, as well as access to an enhanced video editor. Following a strong backlash from the community, developer Rockstar has stepped in to get Take-Two to soften their harsh stance against mods.

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GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

Grand Theft Auto V players on PC who enjoy the game's numerous mods were dealt a blow this week when publisher Take-Two Interactive forced one of the most popular fan-made modding tools to shut down. Dubbed OpenIV and in use for almost ten years, its creators say they received a cease and desist order from Take-Two earlier this month, and the tool has now been taken offline.

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GTA 5’s Online mode gets limited time discounts and bonuses

GTA 5’s Online mode gets limited time discounts and bonuses

Grand Theft Auto 5 developer Rockstar Games has announced a new limited time event for the popular GTA Online game mode. Over the next two weeks, players are being treated to a number of in-game discounts and bonuses, giving them the chance to earn extra currency and purchase items at reduced prices. Think of it as GTA Online's own two-week long Black Friday sale.

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GTA Online Tiny Racers ‘retro-style’ game now available

GTA Online Tiny Racers ‘retro-style’ game now available

Rockstar Games has announced the availability of GTA Online Tiny Racers, a game in which players race tiny cars around various maps while avoiding a fiery explosion. Rockstar says Tiny Racers is a retro-styled game for GTA Online, putting gamers above the roads and cars with a bird's-eye view. This is similar to the Dead Ops Arcade game -- in terms of design -- that appeared in Black Ops.

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Samsung hurls DMCA at Galaxy Note 7 Bomb GTA 5 mod

Samsung hurls DMCA at Galaxy Note 7 Bomb GTA 5 mod

The use of satire and parody over the Internet isn’t new, but as always, humor doesn’t travel well over TCP/IP. And given its very nature, such jokes often end up offending involved parties. Unfortunately, there are times when the law can be used, or abused, by offended parties to their benefit. That may seem to be what Samsung has just done in using a copyright takedown notice against a popular GTA 5 mod that literally used the Galaxy Note 7’s explosive powers. Unfortunately, as with any legal, especially copyright, matter, things are not as straightforward.

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Grand Theft Auto Online update brings biker clubs

Grand Theft Auto Online update brings biker clubs

Grand Theft Auto Online has a new update inbound, and it’ll help you live out your biker dreams. With the update, gamers will be able to play as Prospects and Presidents for MC Clubhouses that dabble in “seedy business ventures,” says Rockstar. You’ll be able to create your own motorcycle club with up to 8 other players; the new mode will include both co-op and competitive gameplay, as well as all the trimmings you'd expect to see in an MC club including tattoos and weapons.

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Grand Theft Auto V has made “at least” $500 million from microtransactions

Grand Theft Auto V has made “at least” $500 million from microtransactions

Microtransactions are a double-edged sword. Through them developers can earn additional money, which can fund future content, and can allow them to release games and content for less than they might have, without them. But they can also be a cash cow that helps those who don’t mind spending cash, and leaves those on a tight budget feeling left behind.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 said to be in production, Tokyo was once considered

Grand Theft Auto 6 said to be in production, Tokyo was once considered

Grand Theft Auto 5 is far from being an aging title at this point, with a near endless number of activities available in the open-world crime game, but it is a solid two and half years old. This means that it's likely time developer Rockstar starts making plans for the next sequel. According to sources talking to TechRadar, that's exactly the case, with "preliminary" production having started on Grand Theft Auto 6.

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