The Good (And Bad) Of GTA V's Extraordinary New Online Heists

I peer through my night vision goggles. The hall ahead seems clear. "Evan, you good?" Standing to my left, my partner indicates he is. "Let's move up." » 3/19/15 3:00pm 3/19/15 3:00pm

GTA Players Beat All of The Heists Without Ever Dying

GTA Online's "Heists" update has a special challenge that most players will find impossible to pull off. Called the "Mastermind Challenge," the task requires players to complete every heist in order, with the same team members, on hard, with no deaths. At all. No pressure! » 3/16/15 2:00pm 3/16/15 2:00pm

Someone Actually Tried Testing Out If GTA V Cops Are 'Racist'

Back when Grand Theft Auto V was originally released, one particular theory about race started floating around. According to some players, the cops in GTA didn't treat all of its protagonists the same. Some players thought that Franklin, the African-American character, got racially profiled by cops. » 3/13/15 10:40am 3/13/15 10:40am

Not Exactly the Grand Theft Auto TV Show You Want

Today, the BBC put out a press release stating that it was making "a new BBC Two drama based on Grand Theft Auto." Make that, a poorly worded press release. Because this isn't the GTA drama you're hoping for. That being said, it still sounds promising. » 3/12/15 8:00am 3/12/15 8:00am

GTA Online Heists Bring About Server Issues [Update]

As has become par for the course with this sort of thing, the much-anticipated launch of GTA Online's multiplayer heists has resulted in some woeful server troubles. We've been unable to connect or play all day, and we're definitely not alone. » 3/10/15 9:23pm 3/10/15 9:23pm

GTA IV's Story Is Better Than GTA V's

The Grand Theft Auto series is the ultimate commentary on modern America. Greed, lust, money, and crime are wrapped together into a Las Vegas buffet of a game that is entertaining, insightful, and overwhelming in its sheer variety. » 3/10/15 12:00pm 3/10/15 12:00pm

You Can Buy The Only Example Of GTA V's Banshee In Existence (Again)

What happens when a game gets so popular that the company that created it wants to make a life-sized replica of one of its most iconic cars? It gets built by West Coast Customs, given to a middle-aged mom, then put on eBay. Twice. And you can now buy it, proving that lightning doesn't just strike once. » 3/08/15 4:18pm 3/08/15 4:18pm

It Ain't Easy Being A GTA Superhero

The stuff we see in superhero movies is usually the action, or things relevant to the story. What about everything that happens in-between those moments? What is that stuff like? One GTA machinima series finds out. » 2/13/15 6:00pm 2/13/15 6:00pm

Remember, GTA V NPCs Are People Too

It can be easy to forget when you spend most of your time treating them as obstacles and target practice, but the NPCs of Grand Theft Auto V are people too. They've got their own lives to live, their own conversations to have, their own problems to solve. » 2/12/15 7:30pm 2/12/15 7:30pm

GTA V’s Car Crashes Are Almost Too Realistic

I've always gone looking for trouble in GTA games. When Grand Theft Auto III first came out, my friends and I would get together and take turns going on rampages—competing to see who could survive the longest against the cops. With the new version of GTA V out, I've found another way to test myself: by going in search… » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

How People Actually Play Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar always tries to sell its Grand Theft Auto games with fancy trailers. Moody music, social commentary, beautiful sunsets. The thing is, that's not how anybody actually plays Grand Theft Auto. » 2/09/15 6:30pm 2/09/15 6:30pm

GTA V's Los Santos vs The Real Los Angeles

Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V may be a caricature of Los Angeles, but that doesn't make it complete fiction. Like the best caricatures, it shares its foundations with the real thing, as you'll see in these images which compare certain landmarks in the game with their LA counterparts. » 2/02/15 9:00pm 2/02/15 9:00pm

Latest GTA IV Mod Reminds Us That PC Games Always Look Best

The PC version of GTA V might be just around the horizon, but PC gamers are still happily modding GTA IV to make it look incredible. » 1/26/15 12:15pm 1/26/15 12:15pm

Turns Out Old Folks Don't Hate GTA V, They Dig It

When I saw that the React folks had done an "Elders Play Grand Theft Auto V" video, I expect looks of abject horror. I certainly didn't expect "Cops? Who gives a shit about the cops?!" » 1/21/15 8:30pm 1/21/15 8:30pm