This morning Rockstar Games released the launch trailer for Grand Theft Auto Online. Yes, you read that right. You will now be able to enjoy all the open world sandbox sociopathic behavior you’ve grown to love in a true MMO setting. Basically it is Grand Theft Auto V (which is out on the 17th of September) in muliplayer mode, but it looks like it as the potential to be more. Much more.
Admit it, you have spent hours upon hours with the GTA franchise doing unspeakable acts of mischief and violence. Well, soon you will be able to do that with friends!
Assuming you still have friends… that much time spent hooker stomping and shooting rockets at police helicopters can be hell on a social life.
Check out the trailer and the press release from Rockstar after the jump. (more…)
Whenever Rockstar Games pumps out a new Grand Theft Auto game it has a tendency to prefaced with the phrase ‘highly anticipated,’ and if you weren’t currently feeling that for the fifth installment, get a ladder cause that anticipation is about to go through the roof! A video showing actual real honest to goodness not cut scene game play footage for Grand Theft Auto V was released today and wow, just… wow.
Remember when a good sandbox game just meant you could go anywhere on a map that was 15 square miles and stomp hookers at your leisure? Ya… I don’t either.
With the release of Rockstar Games’Grand Theft Auto V still months away (damn you September 17th, haul ass… I am sick of all this natural light) they just released a 3-in-one trailer to up the anticipation. This time turning the spotlight on the 3 playable leads in the game. First we have Michael, a Sopranos-esque man in the middle of a midlife crisis, next a San Andreas style street thug named Franklin, and last but far from least is Trevor, the requisite hillbilly lunatic.
Damn this game looks good.
All three characters lives will intertwine in what looks like a big heist finale. The trailer is light on gameplay footage and mainly relies on cutscenes which is a little disappointing but I am willing to let that slide since the game is still months away. PLUS, it has a lot of Trevor, who has quickly become one of my favorite video game characters ever.
‘Do you want me to get my dick out again?’ HA! Classic Trevor.
Oh yeah, the trailer is a little NSFW due to crazy redneck, and its up after the jump. (more…)
We don’t know about you, but there is nothing we love to do in our downtime more than run drugs, race cars, spend time with ladies of the evening and then immediately run them down with our vehicle for a refund. Since none of these things are legal Rockstar has set a release date for GTAV just in time to curb our lust for mayhem…you know before it becomes a real problem.
Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17, 2013. As if you needed a description of the game you animal, here it is just in case.
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
While sadly this pushes the release date back a bit from the projected and vague “Spring 2013” it seems that it will allow for even better game play. As you will now play as three main characters getting to see the story from every perspective.
Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games has this to say;
‘Grand Theft Auto V’ continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet. We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.
While it sounds amazing we know that you will undoubtedly spend most of your time mowing down hookers for sport. Or is that just us?
When you watch the latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V(aka GTA:V) one word seems more appropriate than all others to describe what you are seeing: ambition.
The world is bigger (as big as the last 2 games and Red Dead Redemption combined according to The Guardian) and it is completely open to us from the first play.
Every picture and frame we’ve seen screams for us to notice the intricate detail work. Los Santos is LA and it is fantastically rendered.
This is more than hollow beauty though. The story — headlined by three crimey protagonists named Michael (the old one), Franklin (the young one), and Trevor (the loco one) — seems equally intricate, with a focus on massive heists and tremendous action set-ups, like a firefight in a helicopter. Oh yeah, the world is that large because flying is a huge part of the game. So is our ability to switch between the three main characters, meaning this game should be as re-playable as it is cinematic.
That’s really all I got, but I advise you too go read both The Guardian’s and IGN’s hands on previews as they contain a lot more information and notes from Rockstar’s development team.
GTA:V comes out this Spring and once it does, you won’t see me for months. Here’s the second trailer.
We knew it wouldn’t happen going into E3, but we still had hope — and now, as Comic-Con begins, it seems unlikely that we’ll see anything substantial in the way of new footage or fresh details from Rockstar about Grand Theft Auto V, the next installment in the epic urban crime and debauchery series.
What we do have though, courtesy of Rockstar’s Asked and Answered series (and IGN), is two new screenshots from the game. Are these from cinematics, are they from game play? We do not know — but they are from GTA, and for now we’re just going to have to settle for that as we wait for the next crumb to fall off Rockstar’s plate.
Pics after the jump, jump — click more, don’t be wiggedy wiggedy wiggedy wack.
It’s been nine long years since gamers took control of former New York City detective Max Payne and solved the murder of his wife and child. Besides the awful live-action adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg, nobody has heard from Max until Rockstar Games recent revival of the fallen hero with the release of Max Payne 3. Could the company recapture the fire that the Max Payne franchise once had?
That’s what we here at Nerd Bastards wanted to find out. So we picked up a copy, jammed it in our magic gaming boxes and played for several straight hours in both single player and multiplayer campaigns. Let’s get to the results shall we: (more…)
Leave it to Hollywood to try to make a movie out of something that got popular in no time. It seems that we may be getting a possible movie adaptation of Rockstars recent hit western game, Red Dead Redemption, and that Brad Pitt may be out John Marston (the main character of the game). If you haven’t played the RDR game, it’s an open world game set in the old west of 1911. The game has been selling well and has received many good reviews so it may not be a big surprise that Hollywood wants to make a movie out of it.
What do you guys think? You think Hollywood will be faithful and produce a good western flick or are we going to get something crappy since that is the faith of most video game movies? If this does indeed happen, I would like to see some people jumping off cliffs with their horses and see the awesome rag doll mechanic work its magic.