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
The original Nissan Skyline GT-R began a bloodline of truly special cars. It was the first in a hallowed group of machines that took something ordinary, turned all the dials up to "ALL OF THE FUN," and was then set on an unsuspecting public.
After its initial release, the GT-R name has been heavily sought after. The R34 is a particular favourite, finding universal fame thanks to the Gran Turismo series of games and the tuning scene. Those with the correct mindset, necessary mad skills, and budget could create something truly fearsome.
Now, of course, the R35 GT-R … Read more
It's early on a Saturday morning, and after careful preparations, I'm ready to become a multimillionaire.
I'm selling turnips, and the shop in my town is buying them for about four times what most people paid earlier in the week. As a cherry on top, I've opened my town up to a group of Internet strangers who hope to cash in on the pricing anomaly, and who I really hope won't destroy everything I've built in the process.
You may have a better chance of playing Grand Theft Auto Online soon, after developer Rockstar Games announced it aims to have updates ready on Friday that fix the most common problems players have reported.
"The latest title update for GTA Online is live for PlayStation 3. We're working to have this up for Xbox 360 as soon as possible today," the game maker posted on Friday morning. The massively successful GTA V, which raked in $900 million the day it went on sale, introduced its online multiplayer mode earlier this week, with a warning that there might be glitches as millions of players rushed to connect. … Read more
Victimhood is an easy embrace.
Life is so much simpler when all the bad stuff is someone else's fault.
Sometimes, it's less than believable.
Take the case of Zachary Burgess. He is accused of having visited Baton Rouge, La., and ramming nine cars in a stolen truck. He is also accused of having kept a woman in the truck against her will.
However, as NBC 33 reports, he could allegedly explain it all. Once he had been allegedly captured by witnesses, that is.
Police claim that when they caught up with him, he allegedly told them that he "wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto."… Read more
Grand Theft Auto V's highly anticipated multiplayer mode -- a persistent online world where players can form gangs, own their own property, and complete new heists -- doesn't open to the public until October 1. But developer Rockstar Games' own Web site, combined with firsthand accounts from those with early access to the game mode, has revealed that controversial microtransactions will play a part in Grand Theft Auto Online, reports Eurogamer.
One of the ways that Google deals with sites that infringe on music, movies, video games, and software copyrights is to block them from showing up in its search engine's auto-complete suggestions.
Although BitTorrent claims never to have dealt in piracy, it is one such site that has been blocked for years. Now, it appears that Google has quietly allowed BitTorrent back into the fold.
Previously, when users typed "bitt" into Google's search box, a list of words came up that didn't include "BitTorrent." Now, when "bitt" is typed in, "… Read more
A lot of trips to the dealer to have your engine's combustion algorithm tuned and your lasers recalibrated.
Naturally, when such problems arrive, businesses are keen to profit from solving it. That's the case for Red Bend Software, which on Tuesday announced its FUSE technology that enables over-the-air updates.
Smartphones and computers don't have much trouble with software updates, since they're relatively powerful devices. Fuse -- short for firmware updating of small electronics -- is designed for … Read more