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The Next Generation Is A Beautiful One

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.


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.


Remember the Bravado Banshee that West Coast Customs built last year to promote Grand Theft Auto V? Given away by GameStop, the woman who won it says she's better off with money to send her two kids to college than with a race car, so now you can steal buy it on eBay.


Steal some stuff, blow some stuff up, drive real fast. Therein lies the basic goodness of the monster-hit video game Grand Theft Auto V, and, it's fair to say, the essence of more than a couple of blockbuster movies and fan-favorite television franchises.


Grand Theft Auto V has only officially been a part of the public video game ecosystem for a few days now, and it has already completely sucked the air out of the room for the rest of the industry. Reports of a staggering $800-million take for day one sales of the newest member of the Rockstar Games franchise are almost otherworldly, and the attention the title has gotten this last week in both traditional and new media sources is unprecedented for a video game.


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.


Rockstar Games has just released its latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. In this latest vid, we get our first look at multi-player action. And as an added bonus, there are more than a few shots of the new cars we'll be driving around when GTA V arrives in stores on September 17.


Fans of the Grand Theft Auto video game series rejoice! With GTA V hitting shelves on September 17, Rockstar Games has released a new trailer, only this time we get to see even more car action/destruction.


YouTube was made to be a place where people post videos. But this was before anyone realized just how much rubbish gets committed to pixels every day, and how easy it would become to capture said rubbish because every gadget everyone owns contains a video camera. Still, there are some terrific productions once you get through the flying cats and yawning bunnies, such as Grand Theft Auto: RISE, by Gevorg Karensky.


While not strictly a car game, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has always had quite a lot to offer the auto enthusiast video gamer. The hotly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V is no exception. In fact, based on the trailer for the game that Rockstar Games has just released, it may be the most cars-rich title in the series to date.


Who doesn't welcome the return of a monstrosity called the Grotti Cheetah? After appearing in Grand Theft Auto III and the two Vice City and Liberty City stories, the vaguely Ferrari Testarossa-esque sports car with the incomparable handling and braking – but a distinct dislike for curbs – disappeared from GTA IV.


There are lots of automotive video games, from realistic racing games like Gran Turismo and Forza to fun driving games like Mario Kart to social games like Disc Drivin' for iOS. But there is only one Grand Theft Auto.


The original Grand Theft Auto video game debuted for the Playstation in 1997, but it wasn't until the power of the Playstation 2 arrived that we were introduced to the sandbox-style of gameplay that has made the GTA series so iconic. Part of what has made that sandbox style so appealing is the ability to jack any vehicle in the game and go joyriding across its ever expanding locales.

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