Posts Tagged ‘GTA V’

29 million GTA V sold

October 30, 2013

GTA V has broken all records and shattered all expectations. It is the most financially successful entertainment product and it’ll be very, very interesting to see what kind of product it will take to dethrone these achievements.

I myself cannot believe these sale numbers. They are out of this world. Rockstar must be laughing all the way to the bank as they have the next five GTA productions costs covered already thanks to GTA V. Plus some nice bonuses to their personal wallets, of course. And Christmas isn’t even here yet. And the PC version isn’t out yet. Will they break 35 million? I think so.

Congratulations to Rockstar as this success is well deserved for not going with the safe and easy route and making another GTA in Liberty City. The amount of polish and detail in GTA V is unrivaled and they have earned all their records. Once again, congratulations.

Money’s raining all over GTA V.


GTA V generates $1 billion in 72 hours

September 21, 2013

The title says it all. It’s currently the fastest-money maker out there, ever, from an entertainment perspective. I imagine that the Christmas sales will add a few millions to that as well.

Congratulations to Rockstar, well deserved. The game is absolutely fantastic and if you are the only person out there who hasn’t bought it, be sure you do. You won’t be disappointed.

Hot biki babes with smartphone sell games. It’s proven.

GTA V is… masterful

September 18, 2013

I’ve now spent several hours with Grand Theft Auto 5 at my friends house and I must say, I am in love.

The amount of details, jokes, dialogues, quality, polish, variety and well, about everything in this game is without competition. Rockstar are operating on a different level and I have never been as impressed by dialogue in games as much as this. They really feel authentic.

Also, the side things you can do such as watch cartoons is amazing. I spent like 20 minutes watching a cartoon hero called Impotent Rage and it was hilarious. The satire of the modern American lifestyle is perfected through and through.

GTA 5 is a special gem of a game. If you haven’t bought this game, do it. It looks to be the best console game I’ve ever played.

I spend way too much time and money at strip clubs.

Grand Theft Auto V

September 12, 2013

GTA V is coming out next week and I feel I need to promote it somewhat. Why? Because it has earned it.

GTA V is the most expensive video game ever made and in comparison to movies, it’d be the second most expensive movie in the world. The reason I am doing free advertising for Rockstar Games, is simply because that money was well-spent.

Rockstar went to prison in Los Angeles and did interviews with authentic gang members. Hired them for voice acting, hired former FBI agents and lived in LA for several months to be able to deliver an authentic experience. And that’s nothing short of epic.

I applaud the level of commitment Rockstar put into GTA V and I hope they make millions upon millions in profit as they deserve it. GTA V can’t come out fast enough. I am absolutely certain it will be a masterpiece through and through.

What does 2012 hold?

December 14, 2011

Indeed, what does 2012 hold for gamers? Well, as it looks now, it might contain the best year ever for gamers. It has legendary and godlike titles coming out. I list my favorite picks.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Buffed up Counter-Strike: Source graphics with matchmaking, ranking, leaderboards and new gameplay mechanics, items, and esport features. Honestly, that’s just an instant win and my money right there. I’ve seen what nice features Valve threw in to the Dota 2 beta and I cannot wait to see how this game will look and how big of a community support it’ll get. Oh, and it won’t be fully priced either and will be digital online with cross-platform play. This is one title that I will not miss.

Dota 2

Though it feels like I should be writing Dota 1.5, this game will still offer thousands upon thousands of hours of entertainment and receive enormous esport and community support, making this a game to look out for. If you want to make that Internet money and become a cyberlegend, you’ll need to be wicked sick in Dota 2. And your teammates as well. I will no doubt buy this game and look to pwn some noobies along the way and get pwned by no-lifers that farm League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth ten hours/day until this game comes out.

Guild Wars 2

For the first time the Guild War franchise finally becomes a true MMO and not some instanced crap like the first game. And you can jump. Massive bosses, raids, and PvP focus are the selling points for Guild Wars 2 and those all sound very good. In fact, everything about the game sounds good. Almost too good to be true. It’ll be highly interesting to see whether the game delivers on half of all the amazing promises ArenaNet has promised, because if it does, it could be one of the greatest things ever released. Oh, did I mention they’ll have a partnership with the ESL to have paid esport tournaments as well? Sweet.

Diablo III

I’ve waited easily over 10 years for this game. Next year is the year I get to play the full version as I’ve only tried the beta thus far. And I am excited. It’s a Blizzard title, afterall. How can I not be excited when all their games that launch are the definition of perfection? Even though the beta felt a tad slow and different than I expected, I am certain it’ll be a game that I spend too much of my time on when it comes out. I can’t wait to gear up my Barbarian and dominate the PvP arena and try the new Inferno difficulty and farm Diablo over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over…. and over… Diablo must be the only franchise where I don’t mind repetitive grinding, I don’t even think I can count how many times I did Chaos Sanctuary runs or Baal runs, but still, Blizzard has said it’ll be significantly more varied in Diablo III.

And now the console boys are crying because all the listed games are meant for the PC. Even though I most likely won’t game any console games next year, it’s a bright year for consoles as well. Though the titles have no weight or chance against the above-mentioned titles, there are some interesting games such as Street Fighter x Tekken, Bioshock: Infinite, Mass Effect 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and Halo 4 coming out. Indeed, it looks like the best year ever for gamers.

The Lord of Terror returns.

GTA V Trailer Out Now!

November 2, 2011

The new trailer has just been shown and it was as I could reveal earlier on: the game will take place in Los Angeles, or as they call it, San Andreas and Vinewood (Hollywood).

Overall the trailer was unimpressive and didn’t show anything that really “wow:ed” me so to speak. But it did show some nice graphics for the city as I had last seen it on the original Xbox, this was an improvement.

But enough of me talking. Check out the trailer for yourself right here.

GTA V Announced

October 25, 2011

Rockstar have finally announced their next installment of Grand Theft Auto and we have no idea what it’s going to be about. Or do we?

Actually rumors and resumes from former voice actors, actors, and staff members are all pointing toward the same thing: Vinewood, Rockstar’s Hollywood. So it would be in similar fashion to San Sandreas, one of the most praise and loved GTA games of all time.

What do you think? Good or bad? My dream city for GTA would be Tokyo. Japanese school girls and Yakuza. Sounds good to me!

L.A. Noire

June 15, 2011

Prepare for a different kind of game. Prepare for Los Angeles in 1947. Prepare for corruption and violence. Prepare for a real America. Prepare for L.A. Noire.

You take on the role as detective Cole Phelps, a rookie in the police force but slowly work your way all the way to the top in a great thriller story.

Graphically speaking, the game offers some world exclusives. Team Bondi has used new facial technology to be able to produce the most accurate and impressive interpretations of the human face ever. All the details like twitching, the eyes, and so much more is there and it is vital to the gameplay as you often have to read the suspects body language and determine whether they are lying or not. A very impressive achievement for Team Bondi and L.A. Noire. Other than that, the game looks good but fairly standard for a sandbox game and it will not wow you or anything like that.

In a game where you conduct interviews a lot and that is driven on conversations, voice acting has to be top-notch and I am glad to say that it is just that. All the voice actors are doing a fantastic job and it feels believable and realistic. The gunfire sounds accurate and heavy and the music is authentic to LA and truly old school. One thing that I thought was a rather huge miss was the fact that there was no radio station to cycle through music while driving and the same tune over and over gets old eventually, even though it is very good.

The innovations continue with the gameplay. Doing detective work is a lot of fun although it can get repetitive for some I am sure, but that’s just real life. You investigate, shoot, and question. That’s the essential life of the game and it works great and is a nice change from just running and gunning or hacking and slashing.  One key ingredient is missing though to truly perfect the game. Kinect support. You will be lifting up one million things and turning and twisting them, and I can only imagine how much cooler and smoother it would be with Kinect while doing the actual motion with my hand in real life. Kinect support in the future? I’d play through the game once again just because of that, but like I said, it was a huge miss according to me.

Even though you play the game with an AI partner at all times, there is no co-op or online capabilities whatsoever. Normally, I would have bashed the game all the way to the stone age for that, but in this case, I truly understand and see the game as a true single-player experience. Would it been nice if they had some special co-op missions where you and your partner share 50/50 on the questions etc? Yes, it would have been very nice. I’m not going to lie. Even though it was a great experience to play through it by myself, I don’t see myself playing any more single-player games that span more than 10 hours. I just don’t have the time or energy for it anymore.

Closing Comments

L.A. Noire is a phenomenal game that offers a new and fun gameplay style. A true thriller with a long and deep story spanning over 20 hours if you do nothing but the main plot. Add to that that there are great side missions with variety and more cases coming in form of downloadable content, the game’s value is undeniable. The face capture motion scanning is unrivaled and I am sure that we will see it in other games as well as it truly is the best facial animations and expressions available. If you are looking for some amazing detective work in a top-quality game, look no further than to L.A. Noire.

Rating: 9 out of 10

L.A. Noire

May 6, 2011

People who know me know that I have lost my interest in purely singleplayer based games. You know, those ~50 hour games that have no online interaction and have you running around in a massive world doing slightly repetitive missions over and over again? Yeah, those games. But there is one game that has caught my eyes and brought my interest back, at least for now. What game? L.A. Noire.

Rockstar deliver. We all know that. Look at GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption. Both quality games and massive sandbox games that set the bar high and brought it to new levels. Another game that will do this is most likely LA Noire. I have extremely insanely high expectations for this title and it might very well be the game that brings singleplayer back in my house. Add to that that LA Noire has the best lip syncing ever.

May 20 will be exciting. I will go back in time (to better days) and be a badass police officer. I will run Los Angeles my way and I am sure it will deliver a very memorable experience that will stay in my brain for years to come. Be sure to check out videos of LA Noire and pick it up on May 20th.

Hats + suits + guns = real men.