Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto V

Today Rockstar Games has officially come out of the blue with a minimalist blitzkrieg to announce Grand Theft Auto 5 onto the unsuspecting gaming world. Logging on to the Rockstar’s website only leads to the image above with nothing else aside from the trailer release date of 11/2/11 (Next Wednesday) and a Twitter hashtag of #GTAV as they are no doubt letting us do all of the dirty PR work for them.

It has been a while since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV was released as well as the two completely separate DLC follow-up games, The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and the Damned, that concurrently take place in Liberty City and fans have been aching for another fresh installment of this franchise! And to think, it has only been ten years and three days since the release of the supernova hit GTA III, which is also due for an upcoming anniversary release on the iPad.

But they really left us nothing to go on, have they? Will the character be a return to one of the previous games or will we see an all new character? So far we have had some white dudes, a couple of italians, a black man, an Eastern European, a Jewish biker, a Puerto Rican, and a Chinaman in the handheld Chinatown Wars so who is left? If I had to guess I would pick a Los Angeles style Cholo since it is an all new character type as well as a chance to re-visit San Andreas. On the subject of San Andreas, does anyone else remember that teaser on the Rockstar Social Club’s site from a few years back?

For those of you that missed this, it was uncovered if you dragged a few items around on a digital desk until you uncovered this plane ticket for Niko Bellic going to San Andreas. What do you guys this? If he and cousin Roman were headed out west, do you think we will see them return? It would be a first for this franchise to reuse a protagonist but with such a fan favorite could you blame them?

Let us know in the comments how you feel and be sure to look here next week for the premiere trailer!

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Dead Island looks Truly Killer

Just announced today, The upcoming zombie slaughter game, Dead Island, released their announcement trailer today and it truly is chilling. It really speaks to itself, and will leave even the most hard core zombie slayer, a little teary eyed, and anxious for what we can see next.

No release date yet, I’m sure we can expect TONS out of this game at this years E3, platforms confirmed for 360, PS3, and PC.

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E3 EA 2010 Press Coverage

As of late EA, Electronic Arts, has been doing extremely well with a healthy supply of new IPs and successful sequels to existing franchises. Continue reading “E3 EA 2010 Press Coverage”

Criterion Games Had Plans for Burnout on Moon, Wild West

burnout-paradise-surf-island-490Criterion had some ludicrous plans for Burnout Paradise DLC – read on to find out.

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Gearbox talks about how to do in-game advertising right

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Gearbox recently landed a deal with Double Fusion for in-game advertising. Now, people hate advertising and for years, decades, in fact – games have been devoid of internal advertising. Gamers want to keep it that way. So gamers asked, how could Gearbox be so cruel and allow in-game advertising to pervade their fantastic games, such as their award-winning Brothers in Arms series?

Gearbox recently posted an update on their blog that sets the record straight on in-game advertising – they explain how it will work, how they value integrity and authenticity like all of us gamers. Hit the jump to find out what Gearbox says!

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