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.
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.
It looks like battery-electric vehicle startup GreenTech Automotive (GTA) is entering its next phase just as its founder and former chief is doing the same thing. This week, GTA finally started erecting the steel-support structure for the factory that will produce its MyCar electric vehicles. The plant is in Tunica, MS, and the plan is to make both a two-seat neighborhood-electric vehicle and a four-seat battery-electric sedan. GTA currently operates a temporary plant in Horn Lake, MS and says c
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 Spanish automaker GTA has returned to the Geneva Motor Show, this time with a production version of the company's Spano supercar. The coupe boasts a laundry list of exotic materials on hand, including a unibody shell constructed of titanium, kevlar and carbon fiber. All told, the package tips the scales at a scant 2,970 pounds.
Residents of a Fresno, California apartment building recently awoke to debris falling from their ceiling after a car thief managed to execute a perfect parking job on the structure's roof. Police say 26-year-old Benjamin Tucker stole the Saturn sedan from a nearby house before striking either a curb or some rocks, vaulting the vehicle into the air and onto the roof. After seeing his predicament, Tucker leapt from the roof and fled the scene. Or at least he tried to. Tucker broke his leg in the f
What the world apparently needs now, according to the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe, is a U.S.-made, low-speed electric vehicle. Yes, in the age of the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi i, Greentech Automotive began building the MyCar in Horn Lake, MS on November 11th. McAuliffe says that his car has one big advantage: "We have some great electric cars out there, but they are expensive. I want the masses to be able to buy our car." Of course, even though the
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.
It's that time of year again. The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its top 10 stolen vehicles from 2009, and once again, the most stolen vehicle in the U.S. continues to be the 1994 Honda Accord. In fact, all but three vehicles retained the same slots on the list as they held last year. Newcomers include the 1994 Chevrolet full-size pickup at number 7, the 2002 Ford Explorer at number 9 and the 2009 Toyota Corolla at number 10. The '02 Explorer moved up one notch from last year,
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that car thefts in 2009 were at their lowest level in 20 years. Last year, a total of 794,616 vehicles were stolen from their owners – a 17 percent drop compared to 2008. Without a doubt, those numbers are good news for car owners across the country, but the FBI report isn't all roses and sunshine. The government agency also says that while theft numbers are down, so is the number of vehicles recovered after they're stolen.
You didn't think Alfa Romeo was done celebrating its centenary already, did you? The 100-year-old Italian automaker kicked off the festivities by launching the new Giulietta hatchback, then teamed up with three of Italy's hottest coachbuilders – Bertone, Pininfarina and Zagato – for a trio of mouthwatering concepts. But the party's just started, people.