Grand Theft Auto 5

The location is king in this staggeringly evocative crime caper.

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VideoWatch: Five gaming mysteries that keep us up at night

It's this week's Eurogamer Show. Or is it...?

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

The final comparison. PC brings 4K support, 60fps and plenty more - but how does console hold up?

Key events

17th September 2013

Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5

18th November 2014

Grand Theft Auto 5 review

6th January 2012

Interesting Sequels of 2012

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PUBG scoops Game of the Year at the 2018 Steam Awards

Other winners include CD Projekt Red, GTA V, and Rainbow Six Siege.

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FeatureRockstar's history of America

What do Rockstar games tell us about American history?

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FeatureA brief history of drug use in video games

Tripping meatballs from Mario to Cyberpunk.

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Los Santos is having a Black Friday sale in Grand Theft Auto Online

Big savings on "essentials" like hangars and underground bunkers.

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FeatureThe cops and roleplayers of GTA Online

Law and disorder in the virtual world.

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GTA Online is getting multi-vehicle racing and dogfighting soon

Boats! Cars! Planes! All in the same race.

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FeatureThe video game pacifists

Why people play without killing.

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GTA Online adds customisable aircrafts next week

UPDATE: Includes Battlegrounds-like sandbox survival mode Motor Wars.

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Ambitious GTA5 mod launches players into space

I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.

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GTA 5 tops UK physical game sales chart for first half of 2017

The top six best-selling games revealed - sales figures and all.

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Liberty City in GTA5 mod shut down

But OpenIV modding tool allowed to live.

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GTA modding tool OpenIV resurfaces following Take-Two's cease and desist

Popular mod software "will be continued soon", says developer.

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Rockstar relaxes GTA single-player mod stance

"[We] believe in reasonable fan creativity."

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GTA5's recent Steam reviews are "overwhelmingly negative" amidst mod controversy

The last 41,343 user reviews are largely unhappy with Take-Two.

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Popular GTA mod OpenIV receives cease and desist from Take-Two

UPDATE: Rockstar says it still supports single-player mods, is working on a solution.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is being used to teach driverless cars

It's "the richest virtual environment that we could extract data from."

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Modder adds Rick and Morty's Rick to GTA5

And that's the waaaaay the news goes!

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FeatureAll work and no play

In praise of video game rest.

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FeatureGTA 5's endless tapestry

Shall I project a world?

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Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

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Trevor's back for GTA VR film

Now you're the Rockstar.

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Switch off your Galaxy Note 7 immediately, Samsung says

UPDATE: Production now permanently ceased.

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GTA 5 mod makers go to war over "stolen" files

Redux creator, accused of "ripping off" the work of others, declares: "It's not going anywhere!"

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GTA Online Bikers update lets you form a motorbike crew

UPDATE: Out 4th October. Here are some new screenshots.

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit rules in Rockstar's favour

Court considers GTA5 "a work of fiction and satire".

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GTA5 takes on Trackmania in new GTA Online DLC

UPDATE: Cunning Stunts out now.

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VideoWatch: Five gaming mysteries that keep us up at night

It's this week's Eurogamer Show. Or is it...?

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LA hotel can't tell the difference between GTA 5 screenshot and actual LA

UPDATE: Hotel replaces GTA 5 screenshot with picture of actual LA.

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GTA Online gets a huge update next month

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony.

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Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

But you can still buy them through third-party sellers.

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Former Rockstar North boss is suing Take-Two for $150m

UPDATE: Rockstar hits back, calls claims "downright bizarre".

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit gets ugly

As legal case gets go-ahead, Michael voice actor responds with picture of cow.

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This GTA 5 hand-tracking mod sure is unsettling

"You actually feel remorse, it's crazy!"

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GTA5 modder adds Mad Max's Doof Wagon

Along with Santa's Sleigh and Jackass' shopping cart.

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Rockstar North boss leaves Grand Theft Auto developer

Leslie Benzies not returning from lengthy sabbatical.

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Steam told off by ASA for Grand Theft Auto 5 Summer Sale kerfuffle

Discount that wasn't really a discount was "misleading", unsurprisingly.

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UK tabloids point the finger at Call of Duty, GTA in coverage of 15-year-old TalkTalk hacker

Papers zero in on "violent video game addict" who wanted to be a pro COD player.

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Grand Theft Auto 5's playable Bigfoot Easter egg discovered

Finally, you can remake Harry and the Hendersons in Director Mode.

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Don't hold your breath for GTA5 story DLC

GTA Online "has exceeded our expectations".

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Grand Theft Auto series has shipped over 220m copies

While Red Dead Redemption has shifted more than 14m.

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GTA5 modders who made their own multiplayer banned by Rockstar

UPDATE: Dev claims the mod "contains code designed to facilitate piracy".

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New GTA 5 PC patch fixes frame-rate issue

Updates may affect mods, Rockstar reminds players.

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Rockstar launches BBC lawsuit over Grand Theft Auto drama

"It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property."

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Where is GTA5's single-player story DLC?

More than a year on, Rockstar still "exploring" ideas.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold nearly 52m units to retail

While Evolve has shifted roughly 2.5m.

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GTA 5 physical sales pass 5m mark in UK

Rockstar's astonishing success continues.

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Rockstar addresses GTA5's mod policy

"No one has been banned for using single-player modifications."

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Digital FoundryThe best PC hardware for Grand Theft Auto 5

Graphics card, CPU and settings recommendations to get the most from every budget.

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Digital FoundryFace-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

The final comparison. PC brings 4K support, 60fps and plenty more - but how does console hold up?

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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC's first patch is out

Resolves conflict with certain Windows usernames.

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Digital FoundryWhat does it take to run GTA 5 at 1080p60?

Digital Foundry on the cost of entry to the best PC experience.

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Bill Paxton to play Jack Thompson in BBC GTA drama

UPDATE: BBC confirms plot, Daniel Radcliffe to star.

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How to add your music to GTA 5 PC's radio stations

Vinewood Hills are alive with the sound of music.

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FeatureGTA 5's weird endgame

More money, more problems.

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GTA 5's PC version gets a movie editor tomorrow

Finally lets you go all Vinewood.

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Daniel Radcliffe in talks to play GTA producer Sam Houser

In BBC drama helmed by Black Mirror and Misfits director.

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Digital FoundryHas Rockstar really downgraded GTA 5?

UPDATE: Patch 1.10 out now: "fixes graphical issues on PS4 and Xbox One introduced after Title Update 1.08".

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Rockstar battles GTA Online Heists server issues

UPDATE: title update released, includes fixes for GTA Online and Story Mode.

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FeatureHave GTA's Heists been worth the wait?

First impressions of Grand Theft Auto Online's biggest scores.

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The best PS4 games

Our picks from the amazingly broad library of Sony's newest machine.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed yet again

Online Heists coming to console on 10th March.

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GTA 5 PC pre-orders include a free Rockstar game

And in-game cash to make up for the delay.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed until March

System specs detailed, online heists coming.

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GTA5 PC in "final stages" and how about a new Red Dead?

UPDATE: The Christmas surprise is revealed!

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FeatureRich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

The tone problem in Rockstar's classic series.

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Take-Two president criticises Target and Kmart over removing GTA5 in Australia

Says it "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on."

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Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

UPDATE: Now Kmart is pulling it too.

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Digital FoundryGrand Theft Auto 5: deconstructing the remaster

Digital Foundry's forensic breakdown reveals radical improvements from one console generation to the next.

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Feature"The reality is we're not really interesting"

As GTA 5 launches on PS4 and Xbox One, we talk with two former veteran Rockstar North developers about their time at the secretive super studio.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 now UK's best-selling game ever

Far Cry 4 is series' biggest launch, Sonic Boom flops.

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FeatureGrand Theft Auto 5, one year on

Los Santos mirrors the world as you want to see it, writes Simon Parkin

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VideoVideo: Six things first person mode brings to GTA 5

Dead cats, awkward sex and drive-by swearing.

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Digital FoundryGTA 5's next-gen grass compared

Foliage is more abundant on PS4, but how much of an impact does it really make?

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FeatureThe joys of GTA Online

How GTA5's multiplayer mode is the game at its very best.

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Rockstar "urgently" looking into GTA 5 PS4 and Xbox One transfer issue

UPDATE: Rockstar issues emergency patch, resolves issue.

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Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

UPDATE: PS4 and Xbox One compared in new frame-rate stress test.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 first-person mode confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One

UPDATE: 1080p, 30fps on PS4 and Xbox One. 4K compatible on PC.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 gets 55-track CD and vinyl soundtrack

Extra audio on all radio stations for PC, PS4, Xbox One.

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VideoVideo: What's new in GTA 5 next gen?

Plus more from Outside Xbox.

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Existing Grand Theft Auto 5 owners who upgrade get bonus content

Extra missions and more if you transfer to PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

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Lindsay Lohan steps up Rockstar legal battle over GTA5 character

Claims that image based on her used on T-shirts, posters, coffee mugs.

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GTA Online adds Last Team Standing update

Multiplayer mode no longer available on 12GB PS3s.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 gets November PS4 and Xbox One release date

But PC version delayed to January 2015. PS4 trailer released.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 radio stations being updated for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Autumn release date "remains unchanged", Rockstar reiterates.

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Rockstar warns GTA Online will soon be inaccessible for 12GB PS3 owners

Hard drive upgrade required to keep up with growing number of updates.

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FeatureThe best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

Why the flood of remasters and remakes should be embraced.

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Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over allegedly using her likeness

Claims Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to her.

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Modder makes console GTA 5 a first-person game

Should be a doddle to do on PC, then.

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Rockstar "very sorry" for Grand Theft Auto Online heists delay

"They are taking more time to create than originally anticipated."

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Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4

Digital Foundry compares the reveal trailer with PS3 footage, making some remarkable discoveries.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One this autumn

UPDATE: Upgraded visuals, new wildlife and a video editor on PC.

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If Grand Theft Auto 5 were a Commodore 64 game

UPDATE: Creator tells us Blood Dragon and Assassin's Creed are next.

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Rockstar has something next-gen coming by Q1 2015

Could it be a GTA5 port? Maybe a new Red Dead game?

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GTA Online's High Life expansion arrives next week

Own multiple properties, check player's mental states.

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Rockstar looks set to add Grand Theft Auto 5 jetpacks

Could they really land in the game?

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Chinese government reveals censorship rules for console games

Nothing that promotes violence, swearing, gambling or cults.

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Rockstar lays out Grand Theft Auto Online spring update roadmap

Capture creator! Multiple houses! And, at some point, heists!

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Reclusive Rockstar accepts BAFTA Fellowship with speech

"We always try to bite off more than we can chew."

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Another update for GTA Online is coming next week

New weapons, cars, costumes and a plane.

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GTA Online getting free Valentine's Day Massacre DLC

With gangster outfits, weapons, jobs and a limousine.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped over 32.5 million copies

But still no word on a next-gen or PC version.

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Amazon goes and lists Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

Is there a flood not far behind the leak?

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FeatureDevelopers' Games of 2013

CD Projekt! Blow! Bithell! Molyneux! More!

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GTA Online's stimulus package is live

May take up to two days to process.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 patch 1.05 finally released

GTA$ stimulus due "in the next couple of days".

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GTA Online car conkers vs. Outside Xbox

Plus AC4 reviewed and Call of Duty: Ghosts.

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GTA 5: Rockstar expects update 1.05 to release early next week

GTA$ Stimulus Package before end of next week.

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GTA 5 has exceeded GTA 4's lifetime sales to retail in six weeks

Borderlands 2 has shifted 7.5 million copies to retail.

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Digital FoundryGrand Theft Auto 5 time-lapse: world in motion

Digital Foundry's video showcase on the culmination of Rockstar's current-gen world simulation.

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Rockstar explains GTA Online cash stimulus delay

UPDATE: Payouts due next week, Beach Bum Pack next month.

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UK chart: Skylanders not as strong as last year

Sonic: Lost World has a weak first week.

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Rockstar confirms it has halved GTA Online repeat mission payouts

A controversial change left out of patch notes.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 sales top three million in UK

And it's the fastest-selling title to do so.

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Rockstar: lost GTA Online characters are gone forever

UPDATE: New patch resolves disappearing vehicles.

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UK chart: Pokémon, Beyond fail to dislodge GTA 5

X and Y sales double that of Black and White 2.

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Rockstar makes up for GTA Online launch by showering players with GTA$

"We hope this helps to facilitate a fresh start."

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Two Daz Dillinger tracks are in GTA 5 - and he's not happy

Rapper claims he turned down Rockstar's "offensively low offer".

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Sources: Grand Theft Auto 5 out on PC early 2014

Rockstar prepares open world epic for PC.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 title update should fix lost progress issues

Out on PS3 today and Xbox 360 "tomorrow at the latest."

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FeatureGTA Online: Rockstar ate my gangster

Is the troubled multiplayer mode worth persevering with?

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Rockstar working on a fix for GTA Online lost progress issues

UPDATE: Rockstar issues warning on character creation.

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GTA 5 title update addresses missing vehicles

Could garages finally be safe again?

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GTA Online release confirms micro-transaction amounts

Two tiny tweaks to real cash prices Eurogamer revealed last week.

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Rockstar hopes new GTA Online patch out today

UPDATE: Update released for PS3.

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FeatureMapping Los Santos

The story of the fans who cracked Grand Theft Auto 5's secrets, and how they did it.

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UK chart: FIFA 14 sales down on last year's FIFA 13 by 24%

Possibly due to GTA5. Possibly due to next-gen transition.

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Sony vows to improve PSN for PS4 following GTA 5 issues

"The network will perform better on multiple levels."

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Rockstar adding more servers to prepare for GTA Online's launch

But still expects "temperamental" early days.

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Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transaction pack prices revealed

UPDATE: Rockstar confirms money packs but promises game is "balanced".

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Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transactions spotted

Buy lumps of in-game cash with real-world money.

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Rockstar advises GTA 5 players avoid garages until a bug is fixed

So this is what it feels like to have your auto grand thefted.

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GTA5 sells more in first week than launch weeks of all other GTAs combined

Beats previous UK best Call of Duty: Black Ops by almost 250k units.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 was the UK's biggest video game launch ever

UPDATE: Makes more than $1 billion in three days.

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Sony investigates GTA 5 PSN installation issues

Suggests deleting and redownloading the game.

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Rockstar warns: don't install GTA 5 Xbox 360 "play" disc

UPDATE: Digital Foundry video reveals solution.

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How the first Grand Theft Auto was almost cancelled

"Anarchic makes it sound sexier than it ought to be. It was messy."

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New Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots

Released to accompany reviews.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 takes aim at Call of Duty

See how "Righteous Slaughter 7" is advertised in-game.

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Gamers rage at Sony over GTA 5 PS3 pre-release download delay

UPDATE: Europe can download Sunday, US Monday.

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GTA 5's Los Santos then and now: Outside Xbox takes a tour

Plus F1 2013 Classic Edition, Child of Light.

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VideoLet's Play Grand Theft Auto 5

Spoiler-free tours of Los Santos by ground and air.

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Train your dog and customise cars in GTA 5 companion app

Learn new tricks and trick things out.

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FeatureIs the most disturbing scene in GTA 5 justified?

Video and analysis of the scene everyone will talk about.

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RecommendedGrand Theft Auto 5 review

Friends reunited. Our original review of Rockstar's open world opus.

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“You want to find Kurtz every time”: Sam Houser speaks out on GTA 5

Rare interview reveals the toil behind Rockstar's most ambitious game yet.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 launch trailer lands

Car chases! Planes! A submersible! Head butting!

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Grand Theft Auto 5's music and songs detailed

Red Dead composer Woody Jackson back for Los Santos' countryside.

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Sony apologises for Grand Theft Auto 5 leaks

Rockstar battling to limit spoilers as game cracked open.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 will let you smoke weed

ESRB rating lists the game's violence, sex acts and swears.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 achievements leak

Over a third devoted to Grand Theft Auto Online.

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More Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots

At a Los for anything to write.

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GTA5 "absolutely not a massive, empty world"

Rockstar questions if any game has this much content.

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Nvidia says GTA5 on PC this autumn

UPDATE: "Nvidia does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto..."

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A dozen new Grand Theft Auto pics surface

Military choppers, a strip joint and a dog.

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VideoHere are a few things you may have missed in the GTA 5 trailer

Weapon wheels, returning favourites and nob gags, of course.

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FeatureWhy Grand Theft Auto 5 has to be a comedy

It's the only genre left standing.

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Grand Theft Auto 5's first gameplay footage revealed

UPDATE: Footage captured from PS3 version.

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Rockstar confirms Grand Theft Auto 5 comes on two Xbox 360 discs, has mandatory install, more

Grand Theft Auto 5's multiplayer named Grand Theft Auto Online.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Collector's Edition includes a real-life money bag and cap

Pre-order to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 shown off in three new trailers

Rockstar reveals new gameplay footage.

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Scam alert: Do not fall for the Grand Theft Auto 5 beta bait

Rockstar hasn't announced anything of the sort.

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Rockstar slams Grand Theft Auto 5 delay "conspiracies" as "nonsense"

"We understand many of you guys are disappointed with this news..."

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FeatureWhy a world in crisis needs GTA now more than ever

GTA holds a mirror up to the world. We need that mirror.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 release date is 17th September

Delayed from spring. Still no PC version.

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FeatureTrends of 2013: The golden tail

New hardware won't detract from the joys the old machines will give us this year.

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FeatureDevelopers' Most Anticipated Games of 2013

BioShock! GTA5! The Last of Us! Beyond!

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As Grand Theft Auto game sales increase, Take-Two boss says annualised IP "eventually hits the wall"

Compares GTA to the James Bond series. Will avoid Call of Duty model.

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This week on Outside Xbox

The Black Ops 2 launch, GTA5 taken apart and more.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 to feature three protagonists

And at least one gas mask, apparently.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 protagonist is a retired East Coast gangster - report

San Andreas character Mark "B-Dup" Wayne to return.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 images reveal in-game locations

Second trailer delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 release date spring 2013, publisher confirms

UPDATE: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 named as launch platforms.

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FeatureLost Humanity 12: Zero Contribution

It would be too easy to believe incorrect reports that the Scottish games industry has no value, argues Rab Florence.

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Yet more Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots get down to "business"

That means flying planes, stealing cars, shooting at police helicopters.

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Grand Theft Auto 5: new screenshots may show protagonist

Suited man from trailer spotted flying plane.

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GTA 5 trailer recreated in Battlefield 3

In a world where everyone wears camo fatigues...

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Grand Theft Auto 5 viral site live

Epsilon Program renounces semen.

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Grand Theft Auto 5: new screenshots surface

"We just have not been in a position to show more of the game."

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Gamescom rubbishes Grand Theft Auto 5, Valve rumours

Rockstar Table Tennis Tournament 2?

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Take-Two boss "sceptical" about core games on Wii U

Don't expect much at launch from GTA publisher.

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Max Payne 3 crew sign-up gets underway

Your squad will be Grand Theft Auto 5-compatible.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 launches in October, says dev CV

Animator's résumé quickly taken offline.

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Rockstar boss buys Truman Capote's New York mansion

Houser sets real estate record for crime legend's pad.

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Mafia 2 dev helping Rockstar with Grand Theft Auto 5 - report

Plus: Mafia 3 development in full swing.

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Take-Two trademarks GTA TV

Multimedia blitzkrieg on the way for Grand Theft Auto 5?

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Rockstar mulling LA Noire 2 development

"Considering what the future may hold" for series.

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GTA5, COD to account for quarter of all year's game sales - report

Gaming's biggest franchises to dominate coming financial year.

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Rockstar hiring for "next-gen console" project

UPDATE: Rockstar removes "next-gen" reference.

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Rockstar controls information so games feel "magical"

Plus, Houser on 3D and nostalgia for Max Payne.

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VideoGrand Theft Auto 5, San Andreas comparison video

GTA5 trailer painstakingly recreated.

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FeatureBowling for Liberty

From the archive: Why GTA4's Roman Bellic is one of the greatest video game characters of all time.

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Rockstar confirms GTA5 Los Santos setting

Present day timeframe, online multiplayer.

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VideoGrand Theft Auto 5 trailer talkthrough

Tom Bramwell and Martin Robinson analyse the new video.

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Not Ray Liotta in Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer

His people settle the Scorsese.

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THQ not worried by Grand Theft Auto 5

Saints Row is a "very different experience".

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The first Grand Theft Auto 5 details revealed

Was that Tommy Vercetti, Niko Bellic, Carl Johnson?

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VideoFirst Grand Theft Auto 5 footage

Straight out of Vinewood.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 set in Los Angeles - report

Plus, source claims multiple playable characters.

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Rockstar announces Grand Theft Auto 5

First trailer coming next week.

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GTA riots link an "expected moral panic"

Media reports shift blame, say experts.

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Where's Grand Theft Auto 5?

We'll hear about unannounced titles soon.

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Take-Two registers Rockstar Films

For GTA, Red Dead Redemption movies?

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Are these Grand Theft Auto V domains?

"Boobstop", "pregnantandalone", etc.

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Grand Theft Auto V cast leaked?

Hollywood casting for Take-Two's Rush.

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Grand Theft Auto V leak a "typo"

Is stuntman telling the truth?

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Grand Theft Auto V set in Hollywood?

Report ignites the rumour bomb.

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GTA V to be announced before E3?

Analyst reckons suspension is building.

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Take-Two retains Housers, coy on GTA V

Also thinking about M-rated Wii content.