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Heists emerge in new Grand Theft Auto Online screenshots, trailer

Heists have been an eagerly awaited addition to Grand Theft Auto Online, and today, Rockstar has revealed a bit more about their plans. The four-player, multi-tiered Heists are currently scheduled to be added to Grand Theft Auto Online in early 2015 for all versions across console and PC. The mode will also bring with it new weapons, clothing, and vehicles. Over a dozen screenshots have also been posted, which, along with the trailer, should give would-be robbers a good look at what’s in store for next year.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition now available for Windows Phone 8.1

Minecraft Pocket Edition (Windows Phone) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released Minecraft for Windows Phone 8.1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition includes creative mode, survival mode, and multiplayer over local wi-fi. This version also sports new biodomes, caves, mobs, and villages.

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Red Faction: Guerrilla gets new modes, drops GfWL in Steam Edition

Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has updated the PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now available on Steam, the new version has the Game for Windows Live elements stripped out and replaced with Steam extras, including trading cards, matchmaking and multiplayer through Steamworks, leaderboard support, and achievements (base game and DLC), plus voice chat and savegame migration from the GfWL edition. Other additions and improvements include support for offline mode, host migration functionality, Behemoth Mode, six maps for Wrecking Crew, join-in-progress for multiplayer, and stability improvements. More details are available below. And to top it all off: the game’s currently on sale for $2.99.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Grand Theft Auto V

(PlayStation 4 Review) Grand Theft Auto V

” … is every bit the must-buy title in 2014 that it was in 2013.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Rockstar releases Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 and Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Rerelease Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After a flurry of recent news, including the reveal of a first-person mode and a last-gen to current-gen comparison video, the enhanced PS4 and Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto V has been released. Rebuilt for the new systems, the latest version features new activities, wildlife, weapons, and vehicles, in addition to 150-plus new songs. Grand Theft Auto Online has also been updated with support for up to 30 players as well as the new first-person mode. Players can transfer their existing Online characters and progress to either version.

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Far Cry 4 gets eight-minute-long 101 Launch Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Far Cry 4, the 101 Launch Trailer. The video is over eight minutes long and features the protagonist’s backstory as well as info on the area’s factions, weapons, locales, quests, multiplayer, weapons and crafting. It’s a pretty thorough walkthrough, and made up largely of gameplay footage. The fourth entry sets players loose in the Himalayas in the midst of a civil war to overthrow the dictator Pagan Min. Drop-in/drop-out co-op play is also supported.

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Just Cause 3 coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2015

Just Cause 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Header

Avalanche Studios’ Just Cause is set to return next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Just Cause 3. As with its predecessors, players will be able to explore a large open-world environment as they wreak havoc on anything and everything. The only details released include the return of the grapple and parachute, the introduction of the new wingsuit, and the setting of a Mediterranean archipelago. Game Informer will be running a feature revealing more in their December issue.

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Grand Theft Auto V graphics video compares PS3 and PS4 versions

Rockstar has followed up their announcement about the upcoming first-person mode in the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V with a trailer demonstrating the graphical improvements that players can expect. Specifically, the video covers the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions, showcasing a variety of locales, vehicles, and characters during its nearly minute and a half running time. In addition to a higher resolution, the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions will also sport double the drawing distance and upgraded textures.

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Upcoming versions of Grand Theft Auto V get First Person Experience

In addition to the recently revealed new content for the upcoming PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has announced a brand-new mode: First Person Experience. Players can now experience the game, single player or online, using a first-person perspective that has been fully integrated into the game world. To achieve this, Rockstar has created an optional first-person cover system, a new targeting system, new animations, and a traditional first-person shooter control scheme. Views can be switched between on the fly throughout play. A trailer and some new screenshots were released to highlight the new mode.

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Grand Theft Auto V PC, PS4, Xbox extras detailed, F.A.Q. released

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC, PS4, Xbox One Extras Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has revealed more details about the bonuses in store for Grand Theft Auto V players that upgrade to one of the upcoming versions for PC, PS4, or Xbox One. The extensive list is available below, as is a host of frequently asked questions about upgrades, the transferring of exclusive content from current-gen versions, and the handling of Grand Theft Auto Online characters and jobs. Some of the additions include new events and rewards to unlock new vehicles, including the Dodo seaplane, a murder mystery that rewards two Noir Style Filters, and a wildlife photography challenge that unlocks the Kraken sub. New players will also find extra vehicles added for the release, including several from previous GTAs, and anyone who pre-orders will receive a million bucks to spend in-game, half for Story Mode and half for GTA Online.

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