Showing posts with label Rockstar Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rockstar Games. Show all posts

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of crime adventure title Grand Theft Auto V in free giveaway of this week. 

As part of an ongoing promotion, Epic Games has been offering free games for PC platform each week on their digital storefront Epic Games Store since launch and has returned this week with their most epic giveaway title so far.

Epic Store is currently giving away 2013 crime action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition from developer/publisher Rockstar Games for PC that you can claim to own before May 21, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

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GTA V: Premium Edition features full story campaign including access to online multiplayer mode, Grand Theft Auto Online, all content updates launched so far and Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack to boost your criminal career.

PC version of GTA 5 launched five years ago on Steam and was made available on Rockstar Games Launcher last year. Back in April, GTA V for consoles left Xbox Game Pass service and was replaced with Red Dead Redemption 2.

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In a sales figure report released by parent company parent company Take-Two Interactive earlier, it was revealed that multiple "Game of the Year" awards-winning title GTA V has become the best-selling game of last decade.

In hype of expectation, official Twitter account for Epic Games Store have mistakenly Tweeted out the news a bit early, only to delete it fast. However, Twitter user Wario64 managed to save a copy and confirmed rumor of GTA 5 giveaway.

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Though usually informing people in advance about what title Epic Store will offer next, they made an exception last week. Instead of revealing their upcoming freebie, EGS simply hinted at arrival of a mystery game and nothing else.

After announcing their biggest giveaway till date, Epic Games Store will be inviting players to check back again in May 21. EGS has just launched Mega Sale 2020 and promise to roll out more mystery game each week from now on.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

Brand-new titles DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and much more are joining Xbox Game Pass lineup in May.

Even before arrival of April 2020, some upcoming anticipated games were announced by Microsoft Studios in advance for Xbox Game Pass lineup on both PC and Xbox One this month to keep you busy having some fun time.

Game Pass Ultimate is available to sign up right now for $1 only, allowing you access to an ever so expansive library of games. Plus, there will be additional perks for members and trial offers on Free Play Days event every weekend.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

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DayZ | Console, Ultimate
Try to test your luck surviving in open-world survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive. Players will find themselves in a post-soviet country of Chernarus, where most of the people have turned into zombies.

Society has collapsed and a few remaining survivors are being hostile at each other over scarce resources. Your only goal is to stay alive somehow with any means necessary by thinking smart as there is no second chance for any mistakes.

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DayZ on Xbox Game Pass

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Endless Legend | PC, Ultimate
Set in a fantasy premise, turn-based strategy game Endless Legend from developer Amplitude Studios and publisher Iceberg Interactive tasks you to engage in survival of a planet and its populace with limited manpower and resources.

Chose and then lead your people from one of eight civilizations during cold seasons and explore randomly generated worlds. Crack down on small rebellion and prepare your brave warriors to face an unknown threat upon Auriga at any time.

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Endless Legend on Xbox Game Pass

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Final Fantasy IX | Console, PC, Ultimate
One of the best entries in Final Fantasy series, role-playing video game Final Fantasy IX goes back to franchise roots with an epic story featuring characters that you can relate to and they will engage in battles to culminate a grand finale.

You play as Zidane Tribal, who plans on kidnapping princess Garnet of Alexandria with aid from his group of bandits but she was already planning to flee home and they ended up joining to her cause of stopping her mother, Queen Brahne.

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Final Fantasy IX on Xbox Game Pass

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Fractured Minds | Console, Ultimate
Dealing with anxiety and using her own love for gaming, British game designer Emily Mitchell developed puzzle role-playing game Fractured Minds at age 17 to send out a note of empathy to people who shares similar mental issues.

Players will be in control of an unknown protagonist character who would deal with a number of emotional challenges through different chapters in first-person, each sharing a vital message regarding support for mental health issues.

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Fractured Minds on Xbox Game Pass

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Halo: Master Chief Collection: Halo 2 | PC, Ultimate
After 16 years of its original debut, 2004 acclaimed first-person shooter game Halo 2: Anniversary joins Game Pass as part of Halo: Master Chief Collection alongside other series titles to build up anticipation for Halo Infinite.

After first Halo ring gets destroyed, Master Chief returns to Earth for a sequel to fight against an invasion of a Covenant fleet. He learns about very dark secrets amidst battle that will change ongoing Human/Covenant conflict forever.

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Halo 2: Anniversary on Xbox Game Pass

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Red Dead Redemption 2 | Console, Ultimate
Arguably one of the best tales of Wild West in recent gaming history, 2018 action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 by developer/publisher Rockstar Games marks third installment of Red Dead series, focused on outlaw Arthur Morgan.

Arthur and his associates in Van der Linde gang led by Dutch gets into conflict with wrong people and are forced to leave Blackwater town. Trouble will follow around and Morgan tries to protect his chosen family with best of his efforts.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Games that are leaving Game Pass by May 15 are Doom, Grand Theft Auto V, Imperator: Rome, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Banner Saga, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and more but you can own them at 20% off before they are out.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can listen to six months of ad-free music on Spotify Premium as their latest perk. Subscribers from other countries out of United States can enjoy the promotional offer for three months only.

Friday, May 1, 2020

GTA Online Offers $500k for Limited Time in May

Rockstar Games offers $500k free cash bonus to players of Grand Theft Auto Online for May 2020.

With booming success of Grand Theft Auto V multiplayer component Grand Theft Auto Online lately, developer/publisher Rockstar Games has giving away huge amount of cash bonuses players on all platforms for last few months.

Since their limited time giveaway back in April 2020 was plagued by an unfortunate glitch that caused some people to lose items, Rockstar decided to offer players $500,000 free money once again as login bonuses throughout this month.

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GTA Online Offers $500k for Limited Time in May

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Starting from May 1, simply sign in to your GTA Online account to receive half-million dollar cash bonus that you can spend as you wish. Within a maximum period of seven days, $500,000 will be added to your Maze Bank account.

Another GTA Online glitch from last month allowed players to get millions in their bank account. Many are theorizing that Rockstar is perhaps ruining its economy to have people move over to online mode for Grand Theft Auto VI.

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Though some top-tier GTA Online in-game items have become very expensive recently, there is an ongoing discount that offers 40% off for laser-based weapons like Up-N-Atomizer, Unholy Hellbringer and Widowmaker right now.

Players of Grand Theft Auto Online are getting additional sale on Nightclubs for 40% off and Business Battles earns you triple rewards. Once you get that login money in the bank, streets of Los Santos are open to various activities for you.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Redemption 2

Xbox Game Pass to add Red Dead Redemption 2 next month for Game Pass Ultimate members, with access to Red Dead Online.

One of the most-anticipated releases of 2018, Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games made its debut on consoles and sold over 29 million copies worldwide till date.

In an epic revelation, Microsoft has announced to bring this masterpiece to their monthly subscription-based service Xbox Game Pass next month on May 7, which players can preload on consoles now using companion mobile app.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Redemption 2

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RDR2 takes place during Wild West era of 1899, revolving around outlaw Arthur Morgan and his associates in Van der Linde gang who on the run from bounty hunters and federal agents while trying to survive by robbing or stealing and fight.

Rockstar Games received universal praise for story-telling approach of RDR2 and its open-world gameplay experience. Their attention to extensive details to all of its beloved characters and settings from Western roots was impressive.

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Game Pass has added console version of 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V, one of the best-selling video game of all time by Rockstar Games to their lineup back in January without making a fuss about it in advance.

Similarly, they are currently adding only Xbox One version of Red Dead Redemption 2 to Xbox Game Pass library that includes story mode, Photo Mode feature and access to multiplayer component Red Dead Online for all members.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Red Dead Online Offers 5 Gold Bars for April 2020

Rockstar Games is giving out five free gold bars reward for simply playing Red Dead Online until April 14.

In spite of having a rocky launch back in 2019, developer/publisher Rockstar Games made significant improvements to Red Dead Online, multiplayer component for Western-themed action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2 over time.

Rockstar was already hosting daily challenges of three days for special rewards and an ongoing double XP event. Today, they have announced to offer 5 Gold Bars for free to any players who would simply log in before April 14, 2020.

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Red Dead Online Offers 5 Gold Bars for April 2020

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Not only can you earn five of them, you can also receive 10 special health cures, 10 special miracle tonics, 10 special snake oils and 20 incendiary buckshot slugs by taking part in "Daily Challenge Multiplier" for three days in a row.

Right after completion of third RDO multiplier daily challenge, players will be receiving their earned rewards within next forty-eight hours. Then be sure to collect your due gifts from personal Camp Lockbox or in-game Post Office.

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Red Dead Online allows players to buy almost all of its content using in-game money or shiny gold bars. In exchange for this premium currency, you can purchase clothing, horses and weapons to outfit your custom character with.

Right now, RDO in-game catalog is having a great sale on many items like pants, pistols, ponchos, shirts and war horses available until April 13. Therefore, you can go out for a complete makeover as you have a few gold bars to spare.

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Even though all Rockstar employees are currently forced to work remotely from isolation of home due to recent outbreak of Coronavirus, players of Red Dead Online are still receiving regular fixes, updates and continued support.

Rockstar Games is also donating a percentage of profits earned from Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online to COVID-19 relief efforts. Maybe players will be enticed to spend more money on items when they finally ran out of free gold.

Friday, April 3, 2020

GTA Online Offers $500K for April 2020

Rockstar Games will be giving away huge sum of reward for playing Grand Theft Auto Online in April 2020.

Although fans are running crazy with numerous leaks and rumors for upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI lately, developer/publisher Rockstar Games is still very much invested in 2013 crime action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V.

Its multiplayer component Grand Theft Auto Online receives regular bonuses and updates, which kept GTA5 alive for so long and recently, Rockstar announced to offer players $500K in-game currency for simply logging in this month.

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GTA Online Offers $500K for April 2020

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Players need to log into GTA Online during April 2020 to receive half-million dollars cash bonus that they can spend on anything. This one-time offering will automatically show up on your Maze Bank account within maximum seven days.

Rockstar Games is trying to encourage GTA fans to lure them into playing online and stay home amidst a worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. They are also donating 5% of all proceedings from GTA Online and Red Dead Online to its relief efforts.

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GTA5 has seen its all-time biggest day and week on GTA Online following release of Diamond Casino update last year. GTAV continues to be on top-selling games list each month and has becomes best-selling game of last decade as well.

Grand Theft Auto V has been added to PlayStation Now games streaming and Xbox Game Pass service. Rockstar Games is enjoying its ever-growing popularity among players and is yet not ready to pull the brakes on GTA5 anytime soon.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Max Payne 3 Image Hints at Grand Theft Auto 6 Location

Rockstar Games may have already hinted Grand Theft Auto 6 location back in 2013 through Max Payne 3.

Despite any official word from developer/publisher Rockstar Games on upcoming sequel of action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V, players have plenty of reason to believe Grand Theft Auto VI is in active development for some time.

There have been clues and hints that fans found so far that at least proves GTA6 is coming soon. Similarly, one poster from third-person shooter Max Payne 3 seemingly hints at location and release window of GTA VI from back in 2013.

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Max Payne 3 Image Hints at Grand Theft Auto 6 Location

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A user on Reddit named Someguy5333 has noticed a post from months ago by another handle of Fyerro69 sharing an image of fictional band Love Fist, which has some tour dates listed that actually aligns with many of Rockstar past releases.

Those locations mention alongside dates actually matches with their fictional counterparts within Rockstar game universe. Except for Las Venturas, almost every other venue are either from Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead Redemption.

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Up until now, clues like accidental Instagram post of motion capture artists, resume of voice actors and Rockstar tax reports have hinted that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in works and some have given hope to fans that GTA 6 is coming soon.

Although many of these alleged leaks from 4chan, GTA Forums and Reddit has been incorrect thus far, it didn't stop fans from digging out any tiny bits of information on next GTA game, even if it means they have to go back to 2013.

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Love Fist Poster GTA 6 Hint

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There is very little chance that Rockstar Games have hidden release date of upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 in front of us for this long, especially scheduling so far in advance when changes happen in video game development so often.

All other dates are apparently a simple nod to those titles, except for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Though this is more likely to appease fans of Easter eggs, Las Venturas may end up having some real ties with Grand Theft Auto VI after all.

Monday, March 23, 2020

GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

Rockstar updates website domains related to Grand Theft Auto 6 shortly before a rumored reveal date.

Over past few years, there have been heaps of rumors on highly- anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI none of which came out to be true. One recent rumor claims that developer/publisher Rockstar Games is going to reveal GTA 6 on March 25, 2020.

While this rumored reveal date gets closer, all sorts of gossips starts flying online and lately, some new changes noticed by players have added fuel to that fire when Rockstar has updated domain names associated with upcoming GTA VI.

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GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

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In general, websites that are somehow related to Grand Theft Auto 6 used to redirect their traffic to Rockstar Games official website but that has changed most recently and now is showing an error message to all of its viewers.

If you dig a little deeper, you will see that GTA VI domain was last updated on March 23, only days before its rumored reveal. Usually, companies do this when their website is ready to launch and Rockstar typically does this to announce IPs.

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Reddit user bozidarilic has shared these findings on multiple domain names like GTAVI and GTA6.

gtavi.com does not redirect to Rockstar Games site anymore. Site updated today... from r/GTA6


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Previously, Rockstar updated websites for Bully and Red Dead Redemption but same didn't happen for GTA 6 just yet. In past, they changed yellow color of their logo into red to tease announcement for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Since none of that teasing happened so far, fans should probably watch out for more hints in coming weeks. There are heavy rumors of Grand Theft Auto 6 to be set in Vice City with a single protagonist but noting is confirmed by anyone.

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This could all be simply a close coincidence, where these dates have unintentionally rallied up too close and Rockstar probably was doing regular updates for their websites as usual, which has nothing to do with GTA 6 in any way.

If somehow Rockstar Games ends up revealing Grand Theft Auto VI in next few days, GTA fans worldwide will go crazy. Nevertheless, it would be wise for everyone to take things with a grain of salt at this point and calmly wait for a reveal.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

GTA Online Offers $1 Million for Limited Time

Rockstar is offering $1 million money to claim on Grand Theft Auto Online for limited time until February 12.

Still going strong even after six years from its initial launch, Grand Theft Auto Online was introduced as online multiplayer component of 2013 crime action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V from developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Last year, GTA Online broke record for all-time player count following release of Diamond Casino free update. Rockstar is currently offering players $1 million in-game currency for free to show their continued support to the game.

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GTA Online Offers $1 Million for Limited Time

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Players would simply have to log in to their game before Wednesday, February 13, to claim this free $1 million bonus cash. Then you can expect to see the amount within 72 hours in your Maze Bank account and spend however you like.

Although $1 million is a quite large sum, it won't be enough to get your hands on a Benefactor Krieger; a hypercar debuted in Casino update. Since you are getting this amount for doing almost nothing, this is a pretty sweet deal.

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Regardless of you being a newcomer or a veteran in GTA Online, free money always feels good. You can still buy an apartment, a CEO office, assault rifles, small warehouse or even armored Karin Kuruma vehicle from Heists Update.

This generous giveaway offer is part two of a promotion that Rockstar has kick-started last week. Aside from having an impressive player count, GTA5 became best-selling video game of last decade, according to Take-Two Interactive.

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Rockstar is also celebrating with Red Dead Online players by letting them pick up various free items for simply logging in. Anyone jumping into Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer can get free Bounty Hunter license, 25 Bolas and 25 Tracking Arrows.

Rockstar is keeping Grand Theft Auto V relevant for years over PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms. With release of Grand Theft Auto VI for next-gen consoles, they can take Grand Theft Auto Online on new heights.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Rockstar Games Stuntman May Have Teased GTA 6

Recent social media post by veteran industry stuntman hints at possible setting of Grand Theft Auto 6.

Possibility for a new game release from Grand Theft Auto series by developer/publisher Rockstar Games has been out there for some time and a recent UK tax report suggests that Grand Theft Auto VI is currently under development.

Stepping head first into 2020, players are curious than ever for some more GTA news from credible sources. Lately, one such major hint has come out from Instagram account of someone with a history of working at Rockstar Games.

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Rockstar Games Stuntman May Have Teased GTA 6

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Largely known for his work as an industry stuntman, actor Tim Neff recently posted a few pictures of him doing motion capture on social media that may be hinting at upcoming GTA 6 game, only to delete them shortly afterwards.

One of his photos wearing mocap suit shows him carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Its design and model resembles to weaponries usually used in 80's, which aligns with past leaks that claimed GTA VI will be set during 1970 and 1980.

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During his career as video game stunt performer, Neff was previously hired by Activision for their 2018 first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and by Rockstar for Western-themed adventure Red Dead Redemption 2.

Tim Neff has later removed them before setting his account to private, may be on request from Rockstar Games. This is probably a situation similar to when he denied working on RDR2 in past even though his name was mentioned in credits.

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So far, GTA 6 was teased many times by several parties and was even seen listed on resume of a former employee of Rockstar last year. Another 2018 post on text storage site Pastebin claims that the game would be a timed PlayStation 5-exclusive.

Whether or not Grand Theft Auto VI ends up getting released later this year, Rockstar Games can at least make an official announcement or maybe they are waiting to reveal the game alongside next-gen console release on holiday 2020.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rockstar Tax Report Suggests GTA 6 In Works

According to a new UK tax report, Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently under development at Rockstar North.

It goes without saying that developer/publisher Rockstar Games has made an insane amount of money from 2013 open-world crime adventure Grand Theft Auto V and fans are eagerly anticipating its sequel Grand Theft Auto VI to arrive soon.

After accusing Rockstar for dodging corporation tax for past 10 years in United Kingdom, a new tax returns report by same regulating company has revealed that they took a huge sum of tax relief lately in order to get GTA VI ready to release.

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Rockstar Tax Report Suggests GTA 6 In Works

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A recent report from TaxWatch UK reveals that Rockstar has filed for about 37% of overall video games industry claims in United Kingdom for 2018-2019 tax years, which is the largest grant amount for Video Games Tax Relief from HMRC.

According to that same report, this significant claim was approved for production of next GTA game and Rockstar North already reached out to British Film Institute for authorization of that project being "Culturally British" to get a tax relief.

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Overall claimed amount in Video Games Tax Relief by GTA developers are over $49.2 million, which is small a fraction of budget needed to develop GTA 6 compared to total production cost of $265 million for Grand Theft Auto 5.

In recent years, Western action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2 has been one of the most expensive games ever produced. Given their high quality standards, a sequel to GTA V would likely to cost that much if not more.

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Although government tax relief funds were originally intended for relatively small developers, a large company like Rockstar is clearly taking leverage over that regulation with several highest-grossing entertainment products under their belt.

Since their claimed numbers have drawn attention of tax community in UK, local government might want to take another good look at how those rules should be defined without causing a delay to release of next Grand Theft Auto title.

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Most recently, trusted insider and renowned YouTuber SWEGTA declared on social media that parent company and publisher Take-Two Interactive is currently planning to maintain frequent game release schedule from now on.

With Microsoft and Sony lining up launch window of their next-generation console hardware PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for later this year, Grand Theft Auto VI has every possibility of arriving sooner than expected by everyone.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Grand Theft Auto 4 No Longer Selling on Steam

Over the weekend, Rockstar Games has pulled off selling for PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam, for now.

Almost like every other game from Grand Theft Auto series by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, 2008 action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto IV has made headlines for controversy and sold out millions of copies over its lifetime.

Most recently, GTA IV has been restricted from purchase for players on PC digital distribution storefront Steam without any prior announcement because the game is not supported on Games for Windows Live platform anymore.

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Grand Theft Auto 4 No Longer Selling on Steam

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A technical issue arises lately upon Microsoft deciding not to continue supporting a prominent online gaming feature that allowed players to cross-play between PC and Xbox 360 and for which, GTA IV was originally created for.

Now that their service is no longer available, Rockstar Games can't generate keys anymore to sell the game. Currently, they are considering any viable option to digitally distribute Grand Theft Auto 4 on PC once again in future.

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Rockstar has released an official statement on inquiry of what made them take such a step all of a sudden.

Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform. With Microsoft no longer supporting Games For Windows Live, it is no longer possible to generate the additional keys needed to continue selling the current version of the game. We are looking at other options for distributing GTAIV for PC and will share more information as soon as we can.

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After a marketplace shutdown notice back in 2013, Microsoft officially discontinued Games for Windows Live a year later. Although it was accessible through Steam, many developers have removed its system integration over time.

Rockstar has made sure that no one can buy a copy of GTA 4 on Steam but a product page is still up there and this latest issue with Windows Live services following its demise will now affect sales of its PC version on similar outlets.

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Last year, players faced issues regarding soundtracks for the title and developers stepped in to disable in-game music. Even though many have found ways to avoid losing access to licensed songs, similar treatment may arise for its sequels.

There have also been rumors of a planned remake or remastered version of GTA IV and its expansions to make them playable on modern consoles but it seems like Rockstar is more concerned with Grand Theft Auto VI right now.

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Despite its sequel Grand Theft Auto V being one of the best-selling games of all time, there are still many who are in love with journey of protagonist Niko Bellic trying to find his place in Liberty City and would love to keep playing.

Rockstar Games launcher for PC made its debut nearing end of last year and players are heavily speculating that they simply removed Grand Theft Auto IV from Steam and other digital platforms to add the title to their own launcher.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Xbox Game Pass Adds Grand Theft Auto V

Xbox Game Pass adds Grand Theft Auto V along with access to GTA Online for Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members.

Contrary to their common practice of announcing upcoming games for Xbox Game Pass in advance, Microsoft quietly added 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V from developer/publisher Rockstar Games to its lineup.

Whether you have already played the game to death for so many times or never actually had a chance to experience GTA V ever before, this is your chance this year to jump on right now only if you have a Game Pass subscription.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Grand Theft Auto V

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Step into Blaine County and city of Los Santos to play as career criminals Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips in an interconnected narrative that sends you to complete missions by pulling off heists with their set skills.

Those with a membership of Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold won't have to stick to its main story and can get access to Grand Theft Auto Online for playing together with up to 30 players and have fun causing mayhem.

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GTA Online has received a total of 25 updates ever since it came out on Xbox One that will allow you to customize your character, change stats, take on missions to get cash and earn a reputation to improve your criminal ranks.

You can save up to 10% on purchase of Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack or Shark Cash Cards with your Xbox Game Pass membership to help expand your empire with lavish possessions or just get a 20% off on base game purchase.

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Rockstar Games has seen immense success with GTA 5 that has managed to remain top-seller title for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 since release by rolling out new contents and online expansions regularly to generate revenue.

Currently, only players on Xbox One consoles with a subscription of Xbox Game Pass can play Grand Theft Auto V for free. Game Pass for PC players has yet to include the title to their catalog and don't have access to it yet.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

Rockstar Games released a beautiful new 4K trailer for upcoming PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Just so you know, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have announced long-awaited PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 earlier this month, which is set to arrive on November 5, 2019.

Details on PC system requirements, pre-order bonus and screenshots are already released. They drop an official trailer lately to showcase graphical superiority of upcoming RDR2 port in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

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Skipping both gameplay and story, new official PC trailer focuses on beautiful world of Red Dead Redemption 2.




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Rockstar has worked really hard to make PC version of the game an ultimate version with major improvements in graphics and performance. Its expansive open-world will feel more immersive with improved lighting for day and night.

Players on PC will be able to experience adventures of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang on multi-monitor and widescreens. Almost every aspect of your surrounding environment is reworked with better rendition of textures.

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Before heralding its arrival on a superior platform, RDR2 looked pretty slick even on limitations of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Rockstar intends to take full advantage of hardware potential of PC to retell their epic saga.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is currently available to pre-order on Rockstar Games Launcher, From October 23, RDR2 will come to Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store followed by Steam on December 2019.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Crackdown 2 Developers Working on New Rockstar Game

Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games is hiring talents to reportedly work on new project for Rockstar Games.

British video game developer Ruffian Games has made a name for themselves in video game industry after working on Xbox 360-exclusive action-adventure game Crackdown 2 back in 2010 for publisher Microsoft Game Studios.

After rumors starts flying about developer/publisher Rockstar Games having multiple new games in development and confirmed by a former employee, it is revealed lately that Ruffian is involved in one of their upcoming projects.

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Crackdown 2 Developers Working on New Rockstar Game

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Following their successful stint on second installment of Crackdown series, they contributed to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Crackdown 3 multiplayer mode Wrecking Zone this year alongside several other projects.

Their job listing on official site is looking to hire talents for a few positions for multiplayer action games including roles like senior engineer, senior gameplay engineer and UI engineer but no mentions for Rockstar Games are found there.

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However, they recently retweeted an article shared by Scottish Games Network that mentioned about working on games for Rockstar.


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Both Rockstar and Ruffian are Scottish companies and the latter is comprised of former developers of Grand Theft Auto series. These are some relatable factors for starters that make their partnership great and meaningful.

There is no clear indication of what they will be working on though except for their "multiplayer action games" title will be for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and "future platforms", meaning upcoming PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett.

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Rockstar made huge bucks from their 2013 action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V, which is one of the best-selling games of all time. In 2019, they brought home more cash from Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Redemption 2.

They may or may not be working on long-anticipated game Bully 2 and possibly an online multiplayer mode for it. Their plan of working on games for next-generation consoles as well as current platforms doesn't mean much either.

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There was rumor of Grand Theft Auto VI being a PS5 launch title featuring a female protagonist and an even bigger map than GTAV. Before Rockstar released GTA5 on PS4 and Xbox One, they brought the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 first.

Since GTA6 is likely to be a much larger release than any of their previous games, Rockstar Games may not bring their next project to older platforms and despite their vast resources, has recruited Ruffian Games for additional support.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

Rockstar Games reveals new details on Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version, high-definition screenshots and specs.

Last week, official announcement for PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was made by developer/publisher Rockstar Games out of nowhere and it proved a long-running rumor to be true after all.

Arriving on November 5 for PC platform, RDR2 is currently up for pre-order exclusively through Rockstar Games Launcher. A bunch of new graphical and performance improvements are added to make this an ultimate version of the game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

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You get to pick any two Rockstar Games classic PC titles as pre-order bonus for purchasing your copy using their own launcher before October 22.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

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Players will become eligible to receive special bonuses for placing their pre-order though Rockstar launcher within above-mentioned date. Besides, PC version is already getting some extra stuff that was not part of console release.

Upgrades like cash bonus, Le Trésor des Morts treasure map, outlaw survival kit and war horse will be included for Story mode. Additionally, 50 Gold Bars comes as in-game currency for RDR2 multiplayer component Red Dead Online.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Version Pre-Order Bonus

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On top of every piece of extra digital content, Rockstar launcher will give you $20 instant discount on both Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. This exclusive price off will not be available for any other third-party outlets ever.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on other digital storefronts like Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store from October 23 but its Steam release however, is delayed to December 2019.

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Ultimate Arthur Morgan Epic

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Rockstar Games intends to utilize full power of PC platform to bring their detailed world of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang to life. They worked on high quality lighting, improved reflection and better shadow resolutions for great immersion.

Part of its graphical enhancements offers HDR support, so that you can enjoy 4K resolution and go beyond with display setup. On top of superior frame-rates, multi-monitor and widescreen configurations are added as well.

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Improved Snow Trails

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PC version getting bonus content starts with three new Bounty Hunter missions, two gang hideouts and treasure maps in Story mode. A couple of collectible trinket items would increase your horse bonding experience, looted ammo and more.

Newly included weapons arsenal comes with Evans Repeater, High Roller revolver, Le Mat revolver and M1899 pistol. Except for M1899 semi-automatic handgun, all three new additions were previously exclusive to RDO.

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New Story Mode Weapons

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Wild horse variations will feature new horse Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Few Spot Appaloosa, Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Warped Brindle Arabian within assorted herds.

Also, war horse Perlino Andalusian and Red Chestnut Arabian are making their way to RDR2 from the world of Red Dead Online. An official trailer for upcoming PC release will arrive very soon and it will be in 4K at 60 FPS.

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New Wild Horse Variations

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Rockstar Games have specified varied CPU requirements to run Red Dead Redemption 2 for best possible performance.

Minimum Requirements:

OS:  Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
Processor:  Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
Memory:  8 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB/AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements:

OS:  Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
Processor:  Intel Core i7-4770K/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory:  12 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 4 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

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When Rockstar Games Launcher was revealed for PC games last month, it became pretty evident that the studio is most likely to add some high-profile titles from their catalog and an announcement for RDR2 came shortly afterwards.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in October 2018. A year later, Rockstar decided to release it on PC and it is also going to be a launch title for streaming platform Google Stadia.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

After many leaks and rumors, Rockstar Games has finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, dated for next month.

Although Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced and launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, fans were asking for a PC version all along.

With a series of speculation, found hint within codes and through many other means, people were speculating a port. Rockstar has officially announced today that RDR2 will be arriving on PC platform on November 5, 2019.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

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Starting from October 9, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET, pre-order will exclusively become available through Rockstar Games Launcher. Players who would make purchase through their client will receive special bonuses and free games.

Other in-game incentives include cash bonus, outlaw survival kit, treasure map and war horse for Story mode. 50 Gold Bars will be given to you in multiplayer component Red Dead Online, which can be used as in-game currency.

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Placing your pre-order for RDR2 via Rockstar launcher before October 22 will allow you to pick any two of following classic PC titles for free.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

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From October 23, players will be able to pre-order the game from Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming, Humble Store and other digital distribution outlets with an exception of Steam, where RDR2 will be available on December.

Only 25 Gold Bars for RDO will be offered as pre-purchase bonus, which is significantly less compared to official Rockstar launcher. Also, Special Edition and Ultimate Edition will not likely be discounted for $20 on third-party storefronts.

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Last month, Rockstar has launched their own video game launcher for PC platform with a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas offered for free and those who haven't yet downloaded yet have until October 8 to claim the giveaway.

Other than PC version, RDR2 will come to Google Stadia on November as a launch title but a definitive launch date is yet to be confirmed. Rockstar Games will be revealing details on hardware requirements and more very soon.

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Aside from graphical and technical improvements, new story mode content like bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons and more are added to it. Players can venture into the shared world of Red Dead Online as well with all updates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 marks the third entry in Red Dead series and a prequel to 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. Also, this is the first ever game from known franchise to be featured on PC platform due to huge fan demand.