GTA News | Ill-Gotten Gains Part Two Out Next Week
Rockstar Games have revealed that the second part of the "Ill-Gotten Gains" update for Grand Theft Auto Online will go live next week, on the 8th of July.
Additionally, this update will also see the previously PC exclusive radio station 'The Lab' make its way to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One releases of Grand Theft Auto V.
Games live streaming service Twitch has announced that it will no longer be allowing the broadcasting of games rated Adult Only by the American ESRB. The announcement was released through a blog post made on the platforms official blog.
This change to the terms of service means that streams of the PC and leaked version of Manhunt 2 are prohibited.
New release dates for Grand Theft Auto Online Heists on console and the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V have been set. Console players will finally be able to play Online Heists from March 10th and PC players can hope to buy the game from April 14th.
GTA News | Debut Grand Theft Auto Online Heists Trailer
Earlier this week Rockstar released the first trailer for online heists in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Further details were shared in an IGN published interview with Rockstar.
There are several Christmas themed additions to Grand Theft Auto Online running throughout the holidays, including the addition of snowballs and holiday themed clothing.
GTA News | San Andreas 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Rockstar have spent much of October celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PlayStation 2.
The centrepiece of the celebration being the release of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas HD for the Xbox 360. This new version of San Andreas runs at a native 1280x720 resolution and includes achievements and various graphical improvements over the original console release. Several tracks have been removed from the in-game radio, presumably due to some licensing issue.
Rockstar recently ran a San Andreas beta, suggestion a PC update may be forthcoming. There is no word at present on a PlayStation update.
In addition to running San Andreas related competitions there was a San Andreas anniversary weekend event for Grand Theft Auto Online as well as an anniversary special update of San Andreas inspired player-made jobs.
While on the subject of Grand Theft Auto Online, on the weekend of October 3rd through 5th Rockstar held a Last Team Standing event where you could unlock an in-game hockey mask inspired by the “Please Stop Me” mask worn by the Smilies in Manhunt, by playing through the event play list.
Unfortunately I didn’t find out about it until after the event was by with and was unable to participate or share information regarding the event. Images of the mask can be seen on the Rockstar Newswire and in the Grand Theft Auto V thread on the forums. Congratulations to those that were able to take part! Hopefully Rockstar will run another event to unlock the mask in the future.
GTA News | Latest GTA V Trailer and Next-Gen Release Date
Earlier this month Rockstar put out a new trailer for the forthcoming PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto V.
They also announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be out on the 18th of November 2014 and the PC version will drop a few months later on the 27th of January 2015. Improvements made to this new version of Grand Theft Auto V include a large graphics overhaul, denser traffic, larger draw distance, new activities, wildlife, weapons and vehicles, over 100 new radio tracks, a new foliage system, improved weather and damage effects and more.
Additionally the player count for Grand Theft Auto Online has been increased to 30 and all enhancements made to Grand Theft Auto Online since its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release will be included.