Petition claims GTA V "grooming yet another generation of boys to tolerate violence against women"
The re-release of Grand Theft Auto V hasn't only shoved the open-world title back into the spotlight, but it's portrayal of sex, violence and crime is getting a closer look, leading some stores in Australia to ban sales of the updated game.
Winter isn't officially here yet, but it's starting to get darker earlier, and for large swathes of the US, it's pretty cold too. Those two factors keep a lot of people indoors for much of the season. There are few ways better of staving off cabin fever than picking up a controller and burning through the chilly season with a video game. You don't need the latest and greatest console either, just check out this cool Robocop mod for Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC.
We've spilled a lot of virtual ink in our coverage of Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar Games' 2013 blockbuster was arguably one of that year's very best titles, delivering a unique version of automotive mayhem, along with all the other things – guns, sex, drugs, murder, thievery and biting satire – that the series has been praised and criticized for.
There is no shortage of things to do in the open world of Grand Theft Auto V. One of the more popular, though, is recreating iconic scenes from TV and film on the sprawling landmass that is San Andreas. We've already seen a famous scene from Terminator II get the GTA treatment, and now, it's the turn of everyone's favorite mob boss.
Well, it's official. We will have a courtroom battle between fallen starlet Lindsay Lohan and Rockstar Games, maker of the infamous Grand Theft Auto series. We last reported on the Lohan/Rockstar case back in December, when rumors were swirling that the then-27-year-old would sue the video game publisher.
With Independence Day celebrations well underway, Grand Theft Auto Online is back with a slew of new vehicles, weapons, articles of clothing and jobs that are so star-spangled awesome that the only thing you'll be able to utter while playing is, "'Murica!"
Fans of Grand Theft Auto Online have a pretty expansive upgrade to look forward to. Called the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update, it makes a number of significant additions to the game, adding new outfits, accessories and weapons. We don't much care about any of that, though, because the big news is that there are a number of new vehicles attached to the update.
We've seen no shortage of zany stunts in the huge, open world of Grand Theft Auto V. A quick YouTube search reveals a huge variety of videos, with people crashing and/or blowing up planes, boats, cars and whatever else they come across in the world of San Andreas. This, though, might be our new favorite way of taking advantage of GTA's many, many forms of amusement.
"What if?" is always a fun question. It's doubly entertaining when we think about it in relation to something very, very modern. So, what if Grand Theft Auto V had been released for the Commodore 64 of the mid 1980s? What would it have looked like? How would the automotive element of the open-world title have changed? How abysmal would the graphics be?
Two men are wanted in the Houston area tonight after they stole an Audi RS5 from a local dealership. The brazen theft happened in the middle of the business day, when a salesperson stepped away after letting one of the men take the car for a test drive, while the other sat in the (getaway) car. He then swiped the keys and his license before running out to the lot and taking off in the 450-horsepower coupe.
Grand Theft Auto is more than just a video game series – it's a scathing commentary on modern life. The brutal parodies of the game come fast and furious from the start, and continue through most of the story. Just hop into a car, turn on the radio and go for a cruise around Los Santos, and in short order, you'll hear some truly absurd things. Examples in Grand Theft Auto 5 include a campaign advertisement that lampoons the stuff we hear every few Novembers and the continuing story of a Fr
The "Auto" portion of Grand Theft Auto V may represent the beating heart of the game that's currently storming the world, but don't be confused into thinking that this is a cars-only kind of affair. Veterans of the franchise will recognize that GTA has long offered vehicular experiences of all stripes, on land, sea and in the air, and the fifth iteration, it does so more than ever.
In today's segment of news that isn't news, we have this gem - Grand Theft Auto V is a huge hit. Just how successful is the new sandbox title from Rockstar Games? It took in $800 million during its first global day of sales, crushing the $500-million, first-day record set by Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which was released last November.
Even though our first response was something along the lines of "It should have been the Cheetah," we will admit that building a real-life version of a Grand Theft Auto V car is a pretty meta, pretty cool promotion.
If there was any doubt that the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise wouldn't be good, we're pretty certain the game's official trailer, just released by Rockstar Games, will be enough to erase it from the collective minds of the public. We've got the one-minute launch trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, and it shows everything from the cinematic sequences and arguments among the crew to some of the heists that players will be able to undertake.
Mercedes-Benz makes some fine automobiles. The Silver Arrow'd cars are so good, apparently, that thieves can't help but try to steal them. The German brand is at the top of the charts for luxury car thefts in the US, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, with New York City leading the way. (And those New Yorkers complain about Detroit being bad!)
"This video was captured entirely from in-game footage." That's the sentence that follows the all-new Grand Theft Auto V trailer released today – one that gamers have been waiting on for months now. The previews have certainly whet our appetites, but this mini walk-through composed of gameplay footage has us convinced that GTAV will be a must-buy when it hits shelves on September 17.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has taken a closer look at just how often 1957 Chevrolet vehicles have been stolen since the car first rolled off the assembly line some 56 years ago. As you may recollect, someone pilfered TV personality Phil McGraw's example from a repair shop in Burbank, CA. As one of 42 '57 Chevy thefts in 2012, the $100,000 two-door wasn't alone. All told, California accounts for the bulk of the classic model's thefts at 6,700 between 1958 and last year, followed by Texas
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has taken a closer look at how often car thieves target the Toyota Prius. As it turns out, the most popular hybrid on US roads has a very low theft rate, and when it does get stolen, law enforcement are quick to return the machine to its rightful owners. All told, 2008-2012 Prius models saw a theft rate of one in 606 vehicles compared to one in 78 for all models on the road from the same model year period. Just 2,439 Prius hybrids were stolen in the US between