Developer Rockstar Games announced today a worldwide spring 2013 release period for Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, inspiring gamers everywhere to brush up on their reckless-driving skills.
To further excite the masses, Rockstar also noted that Grand Theft Auto V goes up for pre-order "everywhere" on November 5 and promised to release a "host of new information" related to the game. In the past several months, Rockstar teased curious gamers with a dozen screenshots from GTA V, which you can check out in the gallery below. … Read more
Anyone who has played Grand Theft Auto: Vice City -- set in a fictional representation of Miami -- is familiar with its eclectic mix of '80s music and style. Personally, when I played it eight years ago, I loved getting on a motorcycle and cruising the mean streets, either looking for a killer jump or just someone to mow down.
On the heels of the game's 10th anniversary, developer Rockstar Games announced the upcoming release of GTA: Vice City for "select" iOS and Android smartphones and tablets "featuring native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements." … Read more
Alan Patmore left his job as general manager for Zynga's CityVille in August and headed over to a job as VP of product at Kixeye -- a much smaller social-gaming company also based in San Francisco. Zynga is now saying that when Patmore stepped down, he stole important company trade secrets.
In a complaint filed in Superior Court in San Francisco on Friday, the gaming company alleges that Patmore nabbed data files, financial information, unreleased game design documents, and more.
"Zynga respects the rights of its employees to resign and seek employment with other companies," the gaming … Read more
If you have ever had a laptop or smartphone stolen, you probably found yourself fantasizing about capturing the thief red-handed. I know I did when I lost my smartphone last year.
I used the Lookout mobile security service to locate where the phone was on a map and made it "scream" a few times. But I didn't want to knock on a stranger's door all by myself and ask if they had my phone, and the battery had died by the time I could take someone with me. I just wasn't sure I was ready … Read more
People steal iPhones.
It's just a symptom of our times. We just can't get enough entertainment, you see.
So here is some footage, courtesy of the Sun and a store's surveillance camera, that appears to show how heartlessly some humans can be in their quest for a free smartphone.
The baby is 20-month-old Luella Reid.
Her mom, Danielle Hinngian, reportedly gave her the iPhone so that she could watch "Barney The Dinosaur" while mom shopped in Ormskirk, northern England.
What the footage appears to show is an older man sidling up to Luella's pushchair. … Read more
A Tesla Model S is a very hard car for reviewers to get significant time with. The company has exactly two press cars for the globe, prioritizing all other production to deliver to patient buyers. So it was with no small pleasure when Tesla's Shanna Hendriks let me know she had an S ready for me to play with for a full day (which turned out to be more like a day and a half). I hope you'll find my take a little refreshing as this car has been talked about and bloviated over like nothing this side … Read more
If you've ever had an iPad or laptop go missing from the airport, it may have ended up in the home of a TSA officer. ABC News caught one security officer red-handed with a stolen iPad using the "find my iPad" feature on iOS after it disappeared from the Orlando, Fla., airport.
ABC News staff was actually able to watch as the iPad moved away from the airport to the home of officer Andy Ramirez 30 miles away. Fifteen days later a camera crew showed up at Ramirez's house to confront him and attempt to reclaim the iPad. … Read more
When it comes to iPads, there seems little sense of proportion.
Some heads are still spinning after an iPad got swiped in San Francisco yesterday, and the alleged thieves then went on a rampage in order, it seems, merely to get away.
The way the San Francisco Chronicle tells it, the suspects took a backpack containing the iPad from a woman walking along the street.
They made one tiny mistake. At least initially.
"We had 50,000 witnesses who saw it and called," Capt. Ann Mannix of the San Francisco Police Department told the Chronicle.
Yes, it's … Read more
The Big Apple is seeing a surge in stolen Apple devices.
The latest data from the New York City Police Department shows that iPhone and iPad thefts have soared 40 percent this year so far, compared with the same period last year.
Between January 1 and September 23 of this year, a total of 11,447 cases of stolen iDevices were reported to the New York City police, a rise of 3,280 over 2011, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a report sent to CNET.
"As if to mirror the market place, thefts of Apple products increased this … Read more