• Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS

    Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS

    In October of 2001, Rockstar Games dropped a bomb on the gaming world. That bomb was called Grand Theft Auto III. In just one release, Rockstar shifted their flagship 2D series into a 3D world, introduced an enormous chunk of the population to the concept of massive sandbox games, and stirred up the first of many controversies that the company has since become known for. Just over 10 years… Read More

  • GTA V Is Far Along In Development Says Stuntman's Resume

    There are a lot of rumors out there about the next version of GTA. But, the closest to confirmation we’ve seen so far is this resume from stunt driver Declan Mulvey. He lists his involvement with all the movies and video games he’s worked on and GTA V is one of them. Read More

  • America the beautiful: Mother calls 911 because her kid was playing GTA past bedtime. Yeah.

    Gotta love cops. A woman in Boston got mad at her 14-year-old son for being up at 2:30am playing Grand Theft Auto. (At least the kid wasn’t smoking dust in the street at that hour.) In fact, she got so mad that she called 911 for help. You know, “You have to help me. My son is up in the middle of the night playing video games! I don’t know what to do!” The cops… Read More

  • Genetically superior: Man tries to beat GTA IV record of most hours consecutively played

    What’s the longest you’ve ever played GTA IV? A couple of hours, maybe? That’s a shame, since the official Guinness World Record currently stands at 28 hours. “Currently” is the operative word, since a 26-year-old man is currently attempting to break said record. Read More

  • Dear Lord: GTA: Chinatown Wars coming to the iPhone this fall Coming to an iPhone/iPod Touch near you this fall from the creators of the greatest game in history, Grand Theft Auto, is Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. I guess it’s going to be an exact port of the DS title. Are you excited? Read More

  • The next DLC for GTA IV is The Ballad of Gay Tony

    Not much info to give, but we (and just about every other Web site in existence) just got notice from Rockstar that a new DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV will be released this fall for the Xbox 360. That’s the rather festive logo right there for Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. Read More

  • Wherein we discuss Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Odds are you’ve already played Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Perhaps you haven’t opened the box, popped out the game card and moved your Nintendo DS’ Power switch to “on,” per se, but trust me: you’ve played the game. And depending on your point of view, your attitude toward the GTA franchise, that may or may not be a bad thing. Read More

  • Enthusiastic review of GTA: Chinatown Wars

    DiiFii, an energetic man-child of indeterminate age, reviews GTA: Chinatown Wars on the Nintendo DS with even more arm flailing and karate chopping than usual, which is quite an accomplishment in and of itself. Read More

  • CarJack Streets – a GTA clone for the iPhone

    Who doesn’t wanna play the original top-view, Grand Theft Auto on their iPhone. Carjack Streets might be the closest thing we get and while it’s not out yet, seems promising. Scheduled to come out in January or February of ’09. Read More

  • October 20: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Xbox Originals

    Once Monday rolls around you’ll be able to cruise around San Andreas on your Xbox 360, for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has showed up on The game, which will cost the usual 1,100 Microsoft Points ($14.99), isn’t too bad; in truth, I prefer it to the gritty realism of Grand Theft Auto IV. Plus it has that Marshall Jefferson song on one of the radio stations, embedded here… Read More

  • The new GTA is the old GTA

    Ah, the circle is completed. The GTA that we knew and fell in love with back in the ’90s is making a comeback in spirit with GTA: Chinatown Wars on the DS. Yes, the cel-shaded look is trendy but the isometric viewpoint and map/minigame screen are very suited to the DS (more natural than the Wii, apparently). Somehow I doubt it will have the same level of ultraviolence that GTA and GTA… Read More

  • Rockstar: GTA "didn't feel natural" to develop on the Wii

    Imagine: Grand Theft Auto on the Wii. Need to hail a cab? Just wave the wiimote around in the air. Tryin’ to stab a guy? Shank him with the wiimote. Taking your e-girlfriend out for burgers? Eat the wiimote. Sounds like a perfect fit, right? Rockstar doesn’t think so. In a recent Nintendo Power interview, Rockstar co-founder said that they didn’t develop a GTA game for the… Read More

  • Deal's off: Electronic Arts no longer pursuing Take Two

    Electronic Arts has “moved on,” and is no longer interested in buying Take Two Interactive, the publisher of, among of games, Grand Theft Auto IV. EA made it official sometime Sunday evening, ending the months-long back-and-forth between the two companies. Ask any gamer, and they’d tell you Electronic Arts was simply looking to buy the Grand Theft Auto brand, which, at least… Read More

  • Image Metrics Emily Project brings photo-realism to facial animation

    Facial animation made big news at SIGGRAPH earlier this month, with Image Metrics showing off their Emily Project. The process is not motion capture, so it requires no markers or special cameras. The actor simply acts and then software analyzes the images to create the animation. Since this is achieved at the pixel level, the animation looks surprisingly realistic. Image Metrics is the… Read More

  • GTA: NES See more funny videos at CollegeHumor I actually don’t recall many ultra-violent games for the NES. Am I misremembering? Read More

  • GTA: The Board Game

    Oh, MADtv, is there anything you won’t make fun of with your trademark guffawing, low-brow humor? (via NoWhereElse) Read More

  • EA extends Take-Two acquisition deadline by one month

    Flickr’d Like Microsoft with Yahoo!, EA refuses to concede defeat in its pursuit of GTA publisher Take-Two. The Redwood City, Calif.-based corp said today that it has extended its self-imposed deadline to acquire Take-Two by one month. So now we have till June 16 to read all sorts of fun stories like: “T2: You’re undervaluing our company” and “EA: No… Read More

  • Uwe Boll would love to direct a GTA movie!

    A Grand Theft Auto movie would be “super interesting” for Mr. Uwe Boll, the German director of great movies such as House of the Dead and Postal. You may remember Mr. Boll for being a giant douche in every interview he gives, up to and including this latest one with New York magazine, where he extols his love for the GTA franchise, He admits, rather caustically, that, if the game… Read More

  • GTA IV gameplay in aache dee

    GTA 4 Video (720p) – from Someone on Vimeo. I’m really wondering what happened that let R*’s crown jewel out so early. Folks have been playing this game since last Wednesday and it doesn’t launch until the 29th, a strange bit of highly professional piracy indeed. Oh well. R*’s loss is our gain as we watch hundreds of hours of HD encoded GTA in… Read More

  • Interview with Rockstar founder Sam Houser got a chance to interview Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar — the company behind a little series called “Grand Theft Auto,” which is apparently quite popular with the kids these days. Houser talks about living in New York (he’s British) and the places he finds unique and interesting, like Brighton Beach, which inspired Hove Beach in GTA. He also talks about… Read More