As an apology to early users of Grand Theft Auto V's online mode, Rockstar Games on Friday announced plans to give all its online players $500,000 in in-game currency.
The "stimulus package" comes as a response to myriad technical issues many players faced when attempting to use the video game title's online mode, which is a first for the series.
"For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes … Read more
You could plug in your old Nintendo Entertainment System, load up a vintage Super Mario Brothers cartridge, and play one of the greatest games of all time. Or you could just pop over to Full Screen Mario and get your fix online.
Josh Goldberg is behind this perfectly reproduced Super Mario remake done entirely with HTML5. If you're looking to switch things up and you like surprises, then you can play through randomly generated levels. Purists can stick with recreations of the levels from the original game.… Read more
Half-Life's crowbar -- the very first weapon and tool found by scientist Gordon Freeman after an accident tears the Black Mesa laboratory apart -- is almost as iconic as the protagonist himself. From start to finish, it never stops being useful, and no Freeman cosplay would be complete without that unassuming piece of iron.
In the game, Freeman finds the crowbar laying on the ground, a chance acquisition. But one fan, director Joe Miale, asks the question: Where did the crowbar come from? How did it find its way into the hands of Gordon Freeman? … Read more
If there is a more pleasantly excitable sports announcer than Gus Johnson, then he hasn't excited me.
Yet one of his signature phrases has gotten a 15-year-old Ohio student into trouble.
The phrase is: "He's got that getting-away-from-the-cops speed." The student has not been able to get away from his teachers for saying it.… Read more
Grand Theft Auto V's success over the past month has been huge, but according to Guinness, it's also been groundbreaking.
Guinness on Tuesday announced that Grand Theft Auto V has set six world records since its launch, adding to its previous title of "most viewed trailer." The game, which launched last month, has become the best-selling action-adventure game of all time, the best-selling video game, and the fastest entertainment property to ever net $1 billion. The game also has reached the heights on revenue generated in a 24-hour period.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET's review of the Pebble Watch says it's a work in progress.
- Some of the winning projects from last weekend's Pebble hackaton at MIT.
- The sticky situation that delayed the Pebble Watch.
- Check out Eric's recent Pebble AMA on Reddit.
- Pebble smartwatch goes on sale at AT&T on September 27.