Latest Grand Theft Auto News

  • Police settle brothers' game fight
    Police settle brothers' game fight Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Police had to be called to a house after two brothers got into an argument over a computer game. More »

  • New BBC drama will focus on the making of 'Grand Theft Auto'
    New BBC drama will focus on the making of 'Grand Theft Auto' Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Story of GTA's origins will form part of BBC's Make It Digital initiative More »

  • From Grand Theft Auto to Wall Street: Trading apps woo gamers Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-something consumers raised on video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Angry Birds are being wooed by financial trading apps, keen to build bridges with a post-crisis generation that is uninterested in financial services or plain mistrustful. Bright colours, cartoon graphics and the ability to trade risk-free with virtual credits are features of apps such as BUX and Kapitall, which eschew financial lingo and complex charts in favour of competitive head-to-head battles and motivational messages like "OMG!" after placing a trade. While financial trading is a niche slice of the $15 billion mobile gaming industry, dominated by brands such as King Digital Entertainment's Candy Crush, some two-thirds of UK retail traders already use their smartphone or computer to buy or sell and app makers are sensing an opportunity. BUX's launch followed that of similar firms Kapitall and invstr (invstr.com). More »

  • Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don’t think so – criticism …
    Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don’t think so – criticism … Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    I agree with Sarkeesian that the gaming industry has problems relating to sexism and violence, but I also see that it has matured a lot recently. More »

  • GameStop same-store sales rise 4.4 percent in December
    GameStop same-store sales rise 4.4 percent in December Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    (Reuters) - GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video game products, said December same-store store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4. Shares of the company, which narrowed its fourth-quarter and full-year same-store sales forecast, rose as much as 10 percent to $36 in extended trading. "During the holiday period, consumer demand for video games was strong, resulting in new software sales growth. ... More »

  • Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation prospects in China
    Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation prospects in China Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    By Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp when it launches its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market next month. Sony said on Thursday that PlayStation 4 will go on sale in China from January 11. Its announcement in Shanghai follows Microsoft's launch of its Xbox console in China as the two firms rush to capitalise on the end to a 14-year ban on foreign gaming consoles. Sony plans to sell PlayStation 4 in China for 2,899 yuan (298. ... More »

  • Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation China prospects
    Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation China prospects Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    By Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market. The announcement, due to be made in Shanghai around 0900 GMT on Thursday, comes hot on the heels of the launch of Microsoft's Xbox console in China as both firms rush to capitalise on the lifting a 14-year ban on foreign gaming consoles. Sony has yet to detail its plans for the PlayStation 4 in China, including the price tag and sales targets. ... More »

  • Who was playing games in 2014? Half a billion people…
    Who was playing games in 2014? Half a billion people… Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    From virtual to reality, what do gamers look like in 2014? More »

  • In twenty years, PlayStation's grey box changes gaming forever
    In twenty years, PlayStation's grey box changes gaming forever Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A boy plays "Killzone Shadow Fall" on Sony's PlayStation 4 in Tokyo before the console's Japan debut in February 2014 More »

  • Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It’s creepy, offensive and …
    Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It’s creepy, offensive and … Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Can we say with 100% certainty that such graphic depictions of sex and violence won’t influence attitudes toward women a teeny tiny bit? More »

  • 'Grand Theft Auto' gang sows terror in Moscow
    'Grand Theft Auto' gang sows terror in Moscow Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Russia has been hunting a mysterious gang that has terrorised Moscow motorists in recent months with a series of murders resembling the violent video game Grand Theft Auto. More »

  • Mobile game startup Scopely raises $35 million to offer more titles Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Scopely, a mobile game publishing startup, has raised $35 million (22.22 millioon pounds) in financing to produce new titles and invest further in building out the technology behind its games distribution network, the company said on Thursday. The Culver City, California-based startup, which was founded in 2011, has delivered a handful of games such as "Mini Golf MatchUp," which ranked among the top 5 games on Apple Inc's app charts. Scopely makes its own games and also funds and publishes games made by other game studios. ... More »

  • GTA 5 trailer for Xbox One and PS4 is predictably awesome
    GTA 5 trailer for Xbox One and PS4 is predictably awesome Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Grand Theft Auto V is due to land on next-gen consoles in a matter of days and the trailer looks amazing More »

  • GTA: San Andreas Anniversary Edition Coming To Xbox 360?
    GTA: San Andreas Anniversary Edition Coming To Xbox 360? Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    This Sunday (26 October) marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and it appears a new Xbox 360 version of it might be on the way. More »

  • GTA 5 Online: New PC Beta Download Scam Surfaces, Rockstar Alerts Gamers
    GTA 5 Online: New PC Beta Download Scam Surfaces, Rockstar Alerts Gamers Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The internet is abuzz with a freshly leaked screenshot pertaining to GTA 5 PC beta download via steam, as several users have been reportedly tweeting the leak to a bunch of YouTubers including @Dat_Saintsfan, @iCrazyTeddy, @DomisLive and @MrBossFTW. More »

  • GTA 5 Online: Servers Down Once Again for Possible 1.17 Update, Mods, DLC or …
    GTA 5 Online: Servers Down Once Again for Possible 1.17 Update, Mods, DLC or … Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Discerning YouTube tipster DomisLive (aka Dom) has shed some light on the possible connection between Rockstar's scheduled maintenance on 29 September and the highly-rumoured 30 September release of the Heist DLC or 1.17 update for GTA Online. More »

  • Emma Watson Nudes: Marketing Company Behind Hoax Threat to Leak Images
    Emma Watson Nudes: Marketing Company Behind Hoax Threat to Leak Images Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    A website threatening to leak nude images of Emma Watson has been revealed to be a hoax campaign carried out by a marketing company with the intention of shutting down infamous messageboard 4Chan. More »

  • Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on Sept. 29
    Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on Sept. 29 Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has set Sept. 29 as the new launch date for its Xbox One game console in China, the U.S. software giant said on Tuesday, in the first launch since a 14-year ban on sales of foreign games consoles was lifted this year. The world's biggest software company gave no reason for the delay in the launch which was originally scheduled for Sept. 23. The delay is the latest in a series of setbacks for Microsoft in China, where it is under investigation for suspected anti-trust violations related to the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office. ... More »

  • GTA 5 Online MAJOR LEAK: First Person Mode in Foot and Car Coming on 18 Nov …
    GTA 5 Online MAJOR LEAK: First Person Mode in Foot and Car Coming on 18 Nov … Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Rockstar Games had recently posted that a first person mode (while on foot and in car) would be arriving on GTA 5, according to a post on Reddit. However, reports have it that they quickly removed the post. The information on it was captured by a GTAforums user and an image of the post made its way to Reddit. More »

  • Will Video Games Destroy Cinema?
    Will Video Games Destroy Cinema? Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    With the rise of blockbuster video games that are often like being in a movie, is there any point in the film industry anymore? More »

  • British Jihadis: How Widespread Is UK Extremism?
    British Jihadis: How Widespread Is UK Extremism? Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    In the wake of the beheading of British hostage David Haines, there is a renewed focus on the role of UK Muslims in the conflict in the Middle East and the apparently British fighter now earning notoriety as his suspected killer. More »

  • GTA 5 PS4, Xbox One & PC: 16 New Screenshots Released
    GTA 5 PS4, Xbox One & PC: 16 New Screenshots Released Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Rockstar games have released a batch of new screenshots from the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto V in conjuncture with the announcement of release dates for both the versions.  The PS4 and Xbox versions of the remastered game will be released on 18 November with the PC version following next year on 27 January.  The new versions were rumoured from the day the game was first released last September on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In the UK alone GTA V sold more than 2.25 million copies in just five days to become the fastest selling video game ever on its way to continued chart success.  More »