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GTA Online for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is finally reaching the end of the road

GTA Online for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is finally reaching the end of the road

It's almost hard to believe, but Grand Theft Auto Online for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is still going strong to this day. The times they are a-changin', though, with Rockstar today announcing that it will shut down the PS3 and Xbox One versions of GTA Online by the end of the year. In addition, online support is ending for two other Rockstar games on PS3 and Xbox One: LA Noire and Max Payne 3.

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Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online Xbox Series X and PS5 versions arrive in November

Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online Xbox Series X and PS5 versions arrive in November

Last summer, Rockstar revealed that Grand Theft Auto V will be getting enhanced for next-gen consoles. Yes, despite the fact that Grand Theft Auto V is quickly approaching its 8th anniversary and is a game that originally launched for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it's going to get an enhanced re-release on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. We don't know a whole lot about what this re-release will entail, but today, we finally learned when it will launch.

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GTA Online will finally load faster thanks to a player

GTA Online will finally load faster thanks to a player

People might have some stereotypes and preconceived notions of how game developers look and work but, as with any such concepts, reality is far different and sometimes even stranger. True, these are professionals in their trade but even pros do make mistakes or overlook some things, especially when there are many cooks involved. Sometimes, it may take a fresh pair of eyes to actually pinpoint some performance problem and, fortunately for both players of GTA Online and one particular programmer, Rocksteady was more than willing to own up to the error.

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A programmer reduced GTA Online load times by 70 percent

A programmer reduced GTA Online load times by 70 percent

Rockstar is one of the biggest game developers on the planet and has some of the most popular and profitable games out there. One of its very popular and profitable games is GTA Online. While the game has been available for seven years and is still wildly popular. One of the things that many gamers complain about is that the game loads very slowly no matter how powerful the hardware it's being played on.

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Red Dead Online standalone release confirmed with a big discount

Red Dead Online standalone release confirmed with a big discount

While Red Dead Redemption 2 may have received acclaim for its single player component, there is of course an online mode that keeps the game relevant even years after it released. Today, Rockstar confirmed that it will be releasing Red Dead Online as a standalone game for those who only want to play the game online and may not be interested in the single player story.

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Rockstar online games go offline in honor of George Floyd

Rockstar online games go offline in honor of George Floyd

As protests take place across the United States, we've seen many game companies this week announce plans to delay new content releases or reveals. Today, Rockstar Games went in a new direction, announcing that it will be shutting down its online games for a two-hour period this afternoon in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis on May 25th.

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GTA 5 free from Epic right now: Cheat codes revisited

GTA 5 free from Epic right now: Cheat codes revisited

Today we're taking a peek at Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA V, or Grand Theft Auto 5), as it's released for free on the Epic Games Store temporarily. This game was originally released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, as well as desktop via Windows, with a release date of September 17, 2013. Now, 7 years later, the game was given a temporary "free" release window on the Epic Games Store for Windows PC.

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Epic Games Store is down, but don’t worry

Epic Games Store is down, but don’t worry

Today Epic Games had a bit of a mishap, and it's ongoing as this article is set to go live. The situation here has to do with the release of the game Grand Theft Auto 5 (AKA GTA V) being given away for free. Imagine, one of the most interesting open world games ever made, given away for free, at the end of the school year, during a global pandemic - what could go wrong?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 comes to Xbox Game Pass as a fan-favorite departs

Red Dead Redemption 2 comes to Xbox Game Pass as a fan-favorite departs

Red Dead Redemption 2 was unquestionably one the biggest games of 2018, but if you're an Xbox One owner who missed it at launch, you'll soon have your chance to play it without spending full retail price on it. Microsoft has announced that the game will be coming to Xbox Game Pass, so subscribers will be able to download it and play through it without having to pay anything beyond their monthly subscription price.

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Grand Theft Auto IV PC pulled from sale and it’s Games for Windows’ fault

Grand Theft Auto IV PC pulled from sale and it’s Games for Windows’ fault

If you've been thinking about picking up a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV on PC, it looks like you'll have to wait. The game has disappeared from digital storefronts including Steam and Rockstar's own shop, with no indication of when it may be coming back. The good news is that Rockstar seemingly is planning to bring the game back at some point in the future, provided it can fix the issue that prompted the game's removal in the first place.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 heads to Steam next week

Red Dead Redemption 2 heads to Steam next week

Earlier this month, Red Dead Redemption 2 finally landed on PC. However, like a number of PC games these days, Red Dead Redemption 2 didn't launch on all digital stores at once. It first launched on the newly-released Rockstar Games Launcher, the Epic Games Store, and a few other platforms like the Humble Store and Green Man Gaming.

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Google Stadia Review: Amazing, for now

Google Stadia Review:  Amazing, for now

When this Google Stadia Review was first posted, the service hadn't yet formally launched. Google sent the Founders Package to a set of sources that got an early look and were invited to review the game streaming system before the official Google Stadia release date of November 19, 2019. As such, we gave the service an early once-over review with what we'd experienced thus far. As the service evolves, we'll be updating this review accordingly - so stay tuned!

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