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There was, not surprisingly, palpable and understandable excitement greeting the arrival of Grand Theft Auto V.
This is a game that everyone seems to believe lives up to all the pulsations associated with taking a ride on the wild side.
Some, though, wondered whether this latest version of the franchise might be taking a walk on the vile side.
PlayStation Universe encountered a scene in which a fully-clothed woman is on her knees. A man is pointing a gun at her, while another is bottomless and appears to be about to assault her.
It may well be that, to some … Read more
Tourism Web sites describe Hawick, Scotland, as a charming town of rolling hills known for rugby, quality knitwear, and frequent floral awards.
In the newly released Grand Theft Auto V, however, a fictional town of the same name is a hub for "druggie hipsters." And some in the real Hawick are none too happy about that.
"I am absolutely disgusted...there is a lot of history and a lot of good things happening in the town," local councillor David Paterson told the BBC. "We have got a lot of good things planned for this coming year. It is going to destroy the good reputation of the town." … Read more
Those ruminating about the record-breaking potential of Grand Theft Auto V sales can stop now. Publisher Take-Two Interactive announced Wednesday that the game grossed an astounding $800 million in just 24 hours.
Those numbers mark the highest first-day retail sales of any title in Take-Two's history, and the game has yet to reach markets in Japan and Brazil. GTA V also happens to be the most expensive game ever made, with a combined development and marketing budget of $265 million, which it's just made back three times over. … Read more
When Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in April of 2008, it waited roughly seven months to bring the title to PC. Now, as the fifth installment in the series hits store shelves Tuesday, the developer famous for keeping its lips sealed about studio secrets has no reason to change up that formula -- no matter how many signatures the ballooning Change.org petition garners.
The number of fans clamoring for a PC version of GTA V on the petition site stands at nearly 420,000 as of this story's publication. … Read more
Norton 360 is the top of Symantec's new line of premium anti-virus tools. Like its stablemates, Norton 360 offers real-time protection from a host of existing and emerging threats, including viruses, malware, phishing, corrupt downloads, and online scams. It protects your e-mail, social media sites, mobile devices, Cloud-based resources, and even your family. And Norton 360 also includes 24/7 technical support as part of its subscription price -- something free anti-virus tools can't match. You can install Norton 360 on three separate PCs, too, so it can protect your home network or other family members' computers (with … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Man stabbed and robbed of Grand Theft Auto V.
- Why a disembodied finger can't be used to unlock the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S.
- McAfee reveals the most dangerous celebrities of 2013.
- A Redditor in Turkey found the greatest Beats by Dre knockoff ever.
Much of the core gameplay in the Grand Theft Auto series involves illegal activities. It's just better when those heists remain in the realm of the imaginary. A London man wasn't so fortunate.
The much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto V went on sale at midnight. Just over an hour later, a gamer who stayed up late to buy a copy was assaulted.
At long last, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V is on store shelves. And before long, the game could prove extremely popular, according to some analysts.
Grand Theft Auto V will post 14 million unit sales worldwide by the end of this month, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter wrote in a note to investors on Monday. Overall, Pachter thinks Rockstar's hit title could reach 24 million unit sales over its lifetime, helping the franchise potentially generate more than $1.4 billion.
RW Baird analyst Colin Sebastian is similarly bullish on Grand Theft Auto V's chances of success. In a … Read more