Showing posts with label Grand Theft Auto V. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grand Theft Auto V. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Rockstar Games Gets Their Own Launcher for PC

Rockstar Games announced their own PC game launcher and offering copy of GTA: San Andreas for free!

Joining trend of having their own Windows desktop application like many AAA- publishers, Rockstar Games have announced their digital games launcher for PC today to make it a one stop access for all your games in a single library.

To celebrate debut of their new client, players will be able to claim a free copy of classic 2004 action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a limited time after successfully installing Rockstar Games launcher for PC platform.

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Rockstar Games Gets Their Own Launcher for PC

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Once you are finished downloading and done with installation process, the launcher will ask to scan your PC for any existing Rockstar title upon login and then add them to client, which will be needed to play those games from now on.

Any saves for your current games would make it to the launcher and you will be linked to Rockstar Social Club account for cloud saves. Automatic updates are also available as a regular feature that you see on any other standard client.

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Aside from shopping through your desktop app, all previously purchased physical games and titles bought from other digital stores like Steam can be integrated into one collection for your convenience with new features to come soon.

Titles that are currently supported in Rockstar launcher are Bully: Scholarship Edition, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, L.A. Noire, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files and Max Payne 3.

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Rockstar Games PC Launcher UI

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For long, Steam digital distribution storefront from Valve Corporation has served as a primary hub for gamers to have their PC titles at one place before apps like Bethesda.net, Origin of Electronic Arts and Uplay from Ubisoft came along.

Now a days, every major video game publisher are trying to push consumers to their own digital outlets ever since Epic Games Store has come to play and Rockstar Games is just joining that flow without breaking any major mold.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

GTA Online Breaks All-Time Biggest Day and Week Records

Rockstar Games broke records with "Diamond Casino & Resort" update for biggest day and biggest week for GTA Online.

Even five years after launch, developer/publisher Rockstar Games are still releasing regular content updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, multiplayer mode for their controversial action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V.

On July 23, heavily anticipated "Diamond Casino & Resort" free update arrived for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that added a casino and Rockstar saw all-time records for biggest day and biggest week of player count.

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GTA Online Breaks All-Time Biggest Day and Week Records

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With inclusion of Diamond casino, in-game gambling using real money is finally introduced and GTA Online has seen an increasing number of players joining in across all available platforms after rolling out this latest update.

Aside from casino and resort, there are new story-based missions, expensive cars, various collectibles and much more for players. Anyone logging in between now and August 7 will get some more free in-game merchandise.

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During this period, people are also encouraged to try out their luck on Lucky Wheel at the lobby to win some extra GTA currency or even luxuriously sleek Grotti Turismo Classic sports car, which is a top prize for this week.

Subscribers of Twitch Prime will receive Master Penthouse and special discounts on all sale items for linking their account to Rockstar Social Club. Mammoth Thruster jet pack and TM-02 Khanjali tank offers another 70% off on total price.

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Win Grotti Turismo Classic This Week

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Last year, Rockstar Games revealed that GTA V has become most money-making entertainment product of all time and part of what made that possible was its online multiplayer mode GTA Online, which kept players engaged for so long.

Despite making tons of profits on a five-year old title, it was recently revealed in a report by TaxWatch UK that the company paid no UK corporation tax in past ten years and an urgent investigation over their tax history is required.

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Now that they have allowed players to spend real-world money via in-game gambling, developers will surely make more profit than ever even though more than 50 countries have already banned casino features of latest update.

A casino in Los Santos has been a long-time request from GTA Online player community and adding Diamond Casino & Resort has helped Rockstar to break their very own records of biggest player count day and week in past five years.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

GTA Online: Diamond Casino & Resort Release Date

Test your luck, win big and live a lavishing life in Los Santos when Diamond Casino & Resort debuts in GTA Online on July 23.

Aside from keeping players busy with updates for Red Dead Online, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have planned out something new for GTA Online, online multiplayer mode of action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V.

After introducing vehicular gladiatorial combat with new rides in "Arena War", upcoming free content update titled Diamond Casino & Resort is currently heading over to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon on July 23, 2019.

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GTA Online: Diamond Casino & Resort Release Date

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Los Santos will see a radical change in skylines when construction project near Vinewood Park Drive and Mirror Park Boulevard is finally over. Brand-new Diamond Casino & Resort will be opening its doors for business to everyone.

People are welcome to visit and play, or just to take residence in its luxurious suits for a good time. Any entertainment you are looking for are here for high-end living and one might almost completely lost track of time when being here.

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Most Luxurious Residence

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The Diamond offers unique experiences nowhere to be found within entire state, which is why it is one-stop destination for all things fun. One of the main attractions of this place is a casino where you can engage in various different activities.

Pick your chips and get straight into action by start playing Blackjack, Roulette or Three Card Poker. If you are lucky enough, you may win prizes at Slot Machines or watch virtual horse races with friends at Inside Track lounge if you will.

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Truffade Thrax Supercar

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While you are in the lobby, take a spin of Lucky Wheel to win cash, chips, clothing or even Truffade Thrax supercar during its opening week. Those who are willing to pick their own fashionable accessories and clothing can visit Casino Store.

VIP members can chill atop of Master Penthouse that offers infinity pool and stunning view of the city with their friends. Access to bar, high-limit tables, retro arcade, VIP lounges and other special services are all open for them.

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VIP Membership Perks

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Diamond casino comes with a couple of story-based cooperative missions revolving around it as well. You are a member of Diamond family when you own a Master Penthouse and their family business can surely use some of your attention.

To protect investment of property owner Tao Cheng from a corrupt family of Texan business family, players would have to get involved and you take jobs from Agatha Baker, Diamond's head of operations for cash and vehicle rewards.

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Twitch Prime Benefits

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Players linking their Rockstar social club account with Twitch Prime can enjoy special perks by July 19 and will be able to own Master Penthouse at Diamond on top of $1.25M in-game currency and 15% extra on Shark Cash Cards purchase.

Majority of Grand Theft Auto Online players has been asking for a casino in Los Santos for a long time and with inclusion of Diamond Casino & Resort, they are eventually getting a long-awaited feature added to their favorite game.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Steam Top-Selling & Most Played Games 2018

Valve has revealed the best-seller games and the ones that are played most throughout 2018 on Steam.

It is almost the end of the year 2018 and Valve Corporation came up with an updated list of the top best-selling and most played PC games with a great number of simultaneous players on their digital distribution platform Steam.

Some of the titles that made it to the list are also part of their ongoing Steam Winter Sale and you may find some really good games in it for a great discounted price. So, without any further delay, let's jump into the topper into the yearend list of 2018.

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Steam Top-Selling & Most Played Games 2018

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The top selling 100 games are categorized into four different classes like Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze based on their overall earned revenue throughout the last twelve months. Some of the best-sellers from the early count are still holding their grounds.

Games like Warframe, Far Cry 5, Rainbow Six Siege, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Rocket League, Grand Theft Auto V, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Civilization VI and Elder Scrolls Online are on the top 10 of Platinum group.

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Top Selling Steam Games of 2018

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Players are counting Dead by Daylight, Path of Exile, Stellaris, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Total War: WARHAMMER II, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Assassin's Creed Origins and Jurassic World Evolution among the Gold standards.

Titles like Fallout 4, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Dying Light, Team Fortress 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Frostpunk, No Man's Sky, Final Fantasy XV, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ are really finding a Silver lining on the list.

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In Bronze section we have Hunt: Showdown, ARMA 3, Total War: WARHAMMER, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Payday 2, Sniper Elite 4, Call of Duty: WWII, SMITE, Soulcalibur VI, For Honor, The Division, Watch Dogs 2, Darkest Dungeon and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.

Currently, CS: GO, DOTA 2, GTAV, PUBG, R6S and Warframe are joined by Monster Hunter: World, Realm Royale and Path of Exile that has been on the peak with over 100,000 concurrent players being engaged to them.

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Most Played Steam Games of 2018

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With 50,000 players engaged in it in real-time Subnautica, ARK: Survival Evolved, Vermintide 2, Scum, Atlas and Artifact are apparently on the second tier. Left 4 Dead 2, Conan Exiles, NBA 2K19, Killing Floor 2, DayZ and H1Z1 is following that up with 25,000 and more.

At 15,000 players on a constant, Age of Empires II HD, AC Origins, Quake Champions, Borderlands 2, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Vampyr, Dark Souls III, Dark Souls: Remastered, XCOM 2 and Total War: ROME II are holding their line as well.

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Despite so many good games falling into the trap of "Broketober", the real good ones survived till the end. However, not many of them have seen a good time like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 or Red Dead Redemption 2 and died down.

Aside from the purchase of the base game, Steam also took account of the revenue earned from DLC packs. Though some of the elite on the lists are free-to-play, you can easily find some of the best AAA games of recent times within 33-85% discount for sure.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

GTA Online: Arena War Out Now

Get ready for some crazy vehicular action in seven explosive new modes in GTA Online: Arena War update from Rockstar Games.

You may think that with the booming success of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online recently, developer/publisher Rockstar Games might back down from supporting their other titles for a while but then you will be wrong.

The studio just came up with the newest content update Arena War for GTA Online, online multiplayer mode for action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V. Players are welcome to jump into a vehicular gladiatorial combat with the most deranged rides.

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GTA Online: Arena War Out Now

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To get into the arena, you have to run your own workshop and customize your wheels of destruction to follow a career path of brutality into the Maze Bank Arena. Run amok and wreak havoc by shooting fire within seven different arena events.

Or just take a backseat at the Spectator Box and take control of your self-destructing RC Cars using EMP Drones to enjoy the mayhem from a far distance. Help anyone who has a taste for this type of action by customizing their vehicle in a workshop you invested in.

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Seek help from a mechanized warfare specialist after acquiring your shop from ArenaWar.tv website. This guy can help you build your desired death machine ready to rumble by striping up and then assembling metal parts and scraps like a pro.

When your war machine is ready to hit the road, demolish any fool that comes into your way and even dares to cross paths with you. Keep tracks of your cash and progress at the Career Wall after you complete each Arena event.

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Super Heavy-Weight Arena Vehicles

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Rank up your position by earning Arena Points to unlock cooler toys to show off on streets or dominate the showground. These awards will also let you enjoy discounts on specialty customizations, outfits and garbs, upgrades and more.

Browse the catalogs for all 12 new Arena contender vehicles in-game on ArenaWar.tv website, all of which are available in three different variant of Apocalypse, Future Shock and Nightmare style. GTA Online: Arena War content update is already live now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Steam Autumn Sale 2018

Valve brings back annual Steam Autumn Sale for gamers to find some new favorites as well as Steam Awards.

Everyone is going cuckoo with the Black Friday Deals on games and consoles these days but your holiday shopping season now gets more exciting with the Steam Autumn Sale of this year that has over 14,205 titles on sale for PC gamers.

Valve's video games digital distribution platform Steam already kick started today and will run till November 27, 10 AM PT. Go browse for your favorite games to see what offer they have in store for you or simply look over the recommendations they have for you.

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Steam Autumn Sale 2018

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On the highlighted deals from their list we have some good deals for the day and so far titles like Age of Empires II HD at 80%, Cities: Skylines at 75% and Jurassic World Evolution at 60% discount are looking pretty good for now.

Then there are Dead Cells at 20%, Enter the Gungeon at 50%, Frostpunk at 33%, Grand Theft Auto V at 34%, Graveyard Keeper at 30%, Episode 1 of Life is Strange 2, NBA 2K19 and NieR: Automata for a 50% price off is pretty decent as well.

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These are what we saw on the screen which is entirely tailored by our frequent searches what it appears. Based on your browsing preference, you may see some more games popping up in the page and some games from your wishlist may also show up there.

Action-adventure game Rise of the Tomb Raider from developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix is going on sale at 80% off, which makes the title available for only $3.99. This would be a good pick up choice if you are planning to jump on board with the sequel anytime soon.

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Steam Autumn Sale Games on 50%-Off

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The top-selling chart currently consists of titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Monster Hunter: World and Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition, offering a 33%-35% reduction on them. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY and Civilization VI Gold Edition offers 60% and 69% money off for now.

Far Cry 5, Rocket League, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Total War: WARHAMMER II and Valkyria Chronicles 4 are all available on half of their original price. Artifact, Farming Simulator 19 and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds are the only two games going on their regular price.

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From Bethesda Softworks, post-apocalyptic role-playing franchise of Fallout is on 50-75% off excluding Fallout 76. Both Fallout and Fallout 2 is available to grab on a 75% off while Fallout 3 GOTY and Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate can be yours for a 50% reduction.

Fallout 4 base game or VR edition is up for grabs at 50% price but Game of the Year Edition offers a solid 60% off. The Season Pass for the game with a lot of add-on content is going up for 67% less than general and there is never a bad time to go back to the wastelands.

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This season is also time for choosing Game of the Year like many other renowned platform and Steam Awards has returned to do the same. They have opened up and taking nominations for your favorite games and will accept your votes even after the sales end.

You can just pick up any games to nominate from now on and the finalists will be revealed from those in December. The voting will then commence to determine winners, which will be announced in February 2019.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Grand Theft Auto V Court Ban on Cheat Mods

Court issues order for Take-Two Interactive to ban any program used for illegal mods and cheating on GTA.

It has been five years since controversial action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V has been released and by now developer/publisher Rockstar Games have seen a lot success including the game doing extremely well in terms of sales and had their fair share of debates. The latest piece of quarrel is regarding a court order to shut down illegal mods that allow players to perform cheats in GTA V and Grand Theft Auto Online when playing the PC version of the game.

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Grand Theft Auto V Court Ban on Cheat Mods

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A Georgia resident named David Zipperer has been selling two mods by the name Absolute and Menyoo for some time now. Back in March, Rockstar Games has sued Zipperer with an allegation of infringing their copyright properties and violating terms of use of the game. The preliminary injunction won by parent company of the developers of GTA V, Take-Two Interactive bans him from selling those two mods and forbids creating any more unoriginal works for the title.

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What Absolute and Menyoo does is allowing players to alter a several number of in-game constraints, which makes the devs unhappy and uncomfortable. For single-player version of the game on PC, these mods are still available on various other hosting. However, it costs money when you try to use them GTA Online, multiplayer mode of GTA V. The mods will allow anyone to generate nearly unlimited amount of in-game currency that Rockstar Games sells to people for real money.

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Unlimited GTA Online Currency

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It hurts the developers because; this move has taken a significant toll on the quarterly revenue of Take-Two following the launch of GTA Online in 2013. They complained that mods created by Zipperer had cost them a minimum of $500,000 while damaged their reputation to legit players who couldn't keep up with cheaters and eventually quit playing after a time. Reportedly, upon receiving threat of taking legal action from Take-Two, makers of those mods had shut down their sites.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Steam Best-Selling & Most Played Games of 2018

Valve is looking back at the top-seller games, most played and the ones with the most simultaneous players for 2018 so far.

Each year, Valve Corporation unveils a list of the best-selling and most played titles on their digital distribution platform Steam and 2018 is not going to be any different. Also, Steam Summer Sale was nearing its end and gamers ought to know which games are ruling the top charts currently.

Despite seeing a sudden fall in sales for the past couple of months, there are many willing to cash in for their favorite games and the list for best playing games got some surprising and unexpected entries as well.

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Steam Best Selling & Most Played Games 2018

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Few of the top sellers of 2018 starts with games like Jurassic World Evolution, Far Cry 5, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Civilization VI, Rocket League, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Grand Theft Auto V and Warframe.

Aside from inclusion of CS: GO, Dota 2, PUBG and Warframe, rest of the entries were unpredictable. Steam has separated these top games into four different categories like Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

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Top Selling Steam Games of 2018 (So Far)

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Open world action adventure Assassin's Creed Origins, Final Fantasy XV, fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, turn-based RPG title Divinity: Original Sin II, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Elder Scrolls Online came close topping the list into Gold category.

Considering new sequels from their franchise is awaiting release, Dying Light and Fallout 4 are doing quite well by securing Silver rank, while Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Division managed to enter the Bronze class.

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Games that have the most concurrent number of players are according to official report are CS: GO, Warframe, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG and GTA V. All of the above-mentioned titles are drawing more than 100,000 players simultaneously on Steam.

KC: Deliverance, Rocket League, Garry's Mod, Football Manager 2018, Rust, Civilization V, FC5, Path of Exile, Stellaris, Civilization VI, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Payday 2 comes close with 50,000 players hooking up to it in real-time.

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Most Played Steam Games of 2018 (So Far)

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Another thing that stuck on our mind is that cooperative first-person shooter game Left 4 Dead 2 is still generating more than 25,000 concurrent players even after a decade of its release. This clearly states, why Turtle Rock Studios should go ahead with a plan to develop Left 4 Dead 3 for anticipating fan-base.

With Steam offering some huge discounts on popular games, hardcore gamers are barging in on old and new titles, because Valve apparently has something for everyone in their store. At the end of the year, we will see some major entries making their way into the list.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Grand Theft Auto V is Most Profitable Entertainment Product Ever

Developer Rockstar Games' action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V is always on discussion whether how awesome it is to players or how it creates controversies every now and then. This week, GTA 5 is announced as the most money-making entertainment product of all time. Meaning, Rockstar’s crown jewel has earned more bucks in overall than any other books, movies or video games out there from any given franchise.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is Most Profitable Entertainment Product Ever

When the game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013, it initially became notorious for its violent contents but fans of the series loved it. Following year, GTA 5 made it to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles before it debuted on PC after another year in 2015. Since depicted violence in video game sells well, GTA 5 quickly gained recognition for being one of the most successful titles of the series regardless of how much criticism it got.

Whereas many games tend to die after a certain period, Grand Theft Auto 5 somehow managed to keep constant pace at the market and slowly climbed to top. Instead of burning out, GTA 5 always maintained to be on best seller listings. Despite many brand-new titles entering the competition, it never fell back too far in all these years but instead took back their rightful top spot in sales charts every once in a while, which made it one of the most-wanted games ever.

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Grand Theft Auto V Madness

If you look at those impressive numbers GTA 5 has bagged, you will be astound thinking what a giant it has become to overshadow every other media out there. This controversial single title has earned more than $6 billion in total by selling over 90 million copies till date. Movie phenomenon like Avatar, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Titanic has fall behind in line compared to its earning. Not even Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or any single game from Nintendo's Mario series comes any closer in terms of their selling units.

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Gang violence, misogynistic views towards women and many in-game torture scenes made it face harsh criticism for past five years. Even a lawsuit claim from Hollywood celebrity Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls) for her likeness for a parody character named Lacey Jonas was filed but ultimately rejected by court. People who thought these aspects would sink the game have later came to realize that it actually fueled overall sales for Rockstar’s controversial title.

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Rockstar’s Controversial Title

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Truth is, the single player open world of the game is incredible and players really loved its online multiplayer mode. Now this is an aspect in any games that keeps steady numbers of fans hooked to a game and developer Rockstar Games made sure they do that by providing them regular supply of new contents. Even though some GTA-lovers may disagree on this one being the best GTA game of all time, it sure succeeded to outrun its predecessors and that is impossible to ignore.

We also cannot overlook the fact that this market supremacy of GTA 5 may come to an end sometime in the future if developers shift their interest in some other titles and prioritize their attention to new projects. Later this year, Rockstar will be releasing their Western-themed action-adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 and if it is able to successfully live up to the original game, then there is more business for studio. Still, keeping up with Grand Theft Auto 5 will be a wise idea as it can grind some more juice for the makers.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit Rejected

Problem celebrity Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls)'s lawsuit against the developer studio of action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V; Take-Two Interactive has finally came to a conclusion. It was about unauthorized using of her likeness for a parody character in the game. Lohan’s civil claim regarding the issue about a game character "Lacey Jonas" against the developers finally ended in highest court of New York state.

Take-Two Interactive has developed the character of Lacey Jonas for the purpose of appearing only in Grand Theft Auto V in-game event called "Escape Paparazzi". According to her back-story, Jonas had an overnight rise to fame which made her a focus for media and sensational magazines. All of which are very similar to Lohan’s troubled personal life. Initially, portrait s of Lacey Jones was heavily featured on promotional art for GTA 5, box covers and discs.

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit Rejected

When she took the matter to court back in 2014, publisher Rockstar Games claimed it a total publicity stunt on her part. The court however, gave her a motion for a dismissal in 2016 after it was thrown out initially and then the case moved forward with her claim. Now this was quite a victory on her favor considering her notorious status as a public figure lately. A judge of New York Supreme Court ruled out against Lohan’s claim against Take-Two. On March 29, the state’s appellate division has publicly stated the decision by the Court of Appeals.

The subject in question was whether to take GTA 5 character Lacey Jonas as “portrait” of actress Lindsay Lohan under New York State’s privacy laws as she claimed that likeness of her portrait was featured in the promotional materials of the alleged title of Rockstar Games and they did it without her written consent of any kind. The ruling declared that "The portrayal of Lacey Jonas is a satirical depiction of a modern beach-going woman, which simply doesn't identifiable as complainant".

“The characterization of Lacey Jonas in GTA 5 was indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look, and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as plaintiff.”
Also in accords to Civil Rights Law sections 50 and 51, video character may bear resemblance to looks and persona from images or video footage. In other words, Lacey Jonas is not a direct portrayal of Lindsay Lohan, so she can't sue neither Take-Two Interactive nor Rockstar Games for it. Take-Two Interactive is a parent company for Rockstar Games, who are responsible for the creation of one of the best-selling video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto 5.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit Goes Forward

New York Supreme Court judge rules that Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto V can move forward.

Popular action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V from developer/publisher Rockstar Games is more than just a mere video game franchise. It is an embodiment and a collection of an entire genre of video games. The arrival of the game has been celebrated all over the world even after facing a setback in the survival of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls) alleging the unauthorized use of her likeness to an in-game character Lacey Jonas.

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit Goes Forward

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Lindsay Dee Lohan in an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, singer and problem celebrity, who get in the news for all the wrong reasons. Born and raised in New York, came forward with the claims that a character named Lacey Jonas from GTA 5, is an animated version of her appearing in that game without her consent. The box cover, disc and other promotional art featuring this character in a bikini is also an unauthorized use of her animated self without her consent as Lohan claims.

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She also stated that there is a name rhyme between hers and the character in question, alleging that has been intertwined in the storyline is also a similarity to her as an actress with blonde hair, who fast rose to fame and had a checkered history as a public figure. So, presenting her likeness in a game is equal to use her appearance without her permission. Lohan lost another lawsuit against popular rapper Pitbull over a rap lyric previously from one of his hit song three years back.

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New York State Supreme Court judge Joan Kennedy has allowed the case to proceed against Take-Two Interactive, parent company to Rockstar Games without commenting on the merit of Lohan's claim. Kennedy also mentioned that Take-Two's defense that the images in question don't depict Lohan and resonating as works of satire could not be taken into consideration at this stage. The alleged party however, sees this lawsuit as a ridiculous attempt of a publicity stunt from the notorious actress, questioning its legal merits.

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One of the voice actors, Ned Luke, who portrayed protagonist Michael de Santa from GTA V has recently Tweeted out the following as a response towards the situation.



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So, the lawsuit against the hit open-world game survives the initial stage and Lindsay a partial victory in securing her civil rights. Former TV show actress Karen Gravano from Mob Wives have also went to court over the game claiming it has ripped off her image and life events while asking $40 million in total for overall damage. Released back in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has already sold 60 million copies worldwide, holding the record for being one of the best-selling games in U.S.