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The best co-op games ever madeJan 24, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunEvery game is better with friends, but some games are the most betterer of all. These are the best co-op games you can play on PC in 2020. Whether you want to survive against zombie hordes, fell giant monsters, or fling your physicsy forms across chasms, there’s a game for you below. (more…) Rockstar responds to report it claimed 37.6m in UK tax reliefJan 20, 2020 - EurogamerRockstar and games industry trade association UKIE have responded to a report that the Grand Theft Auto developer claimed 37.6m in video game tax relief for the 2018/19 financial year, accounting for 37 per cent of all UK games industry tax relief claims. According to think thank TaxWatch, the figure, which is believed to relate to development of a new Grand Theft Auto game, means that Rockstar North has now claimed a total of 80m in UK Video Games Tax Relief, equating to a quarter of all relief claimed since the government scheme launched in 2014 following extensive industry lobbying. It also means, as per TaxWatch's report, that Rockstar has paid no Corporation Tax for the fourth year running in the UK, despite the developer's GTA5 having amassed more than an estimated $6bn USD in sales since releasing in 2014. Read more Bike about Vice City in GTA V with this modJan 6, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThere’s always a man, a lighthouse, and a city. Sometimes, those cities are sucked from 2002 and splatted into modern videogames, like the Vice Cry: Remastered mod that takes the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City map and plops it into Grand Theft Auto V. Bet Ayn Rand didn’t see that one coming. (more…) Vice Cry Remastered brings the Vice City map to GTA 5Jan 5, 2020 - PC GamerHave fond memories of driving past the beach while the sun sets over the Grand Theft Auto series equivalent of Miami? The Vice Cry Remastered mod is for you. It adapts the Vice City map to GTA 5 as if it were DLC, and adds a few new missions so that it's not just about appreciating palm trees while speeding past them with the radio cranked up. Although the mod's trailer restages a bunch of scenes from Vice City's story complete with Tommy Vercetti, the original missions aren't playable. If you want to experience flying that damn seaplane over the city airdropping ads for porn again you'll have to reinstall the original game. You can download Vice Cry Remastered from Working a 9-5 in GTA 5 roleplay is the best way to enjoy Grand Theft AutoDec 26, 2019 - PC GamerEver had your private parts gnawed on by a hungry police dog while you’re laid flat on your back, oozing blood, on the tiled floor of a jewellery store’s vault room? I have. Several times. And after an exhilarating run of murder, deceit, robbery, and, um, vampirism and death-by-undead in Grand Theft Auto 5 roleplay, I must admit: I’m knackered. For a long time now, I’ve flirted with the idea of truly committing to a server’s RP rules without listening to the pint-sized devil on my shoulder. When not chasing missions in Story Mode or GTA Online, I bet you’ve had a bash at playing by the book in Grand Theft Auto. I bet you’ve driven at the speed limit and stopped at red lights. I bet you’ve had fun, for a wee while, before strolling down the sidewalk and sticking the head on an innocent passer-by just because, well, you can. More than GTA 5’s vanilla modes allow, though, the roleplay scene lets you sign up to a 9-5 lifestyle wholeheartedly. In doing so myself, I’ve discovered an entirely new game. And I love it. With this, combined with end-of-year reflection, new year’s resolutions and the spirit of giving during the holiday season in mind, my latest roleplay endeavour saw me throw myself into a courier job with GoPostal. I stuck religiously to an in-game schedule as I commuted to work on my BMX bike, bought my lunch at the local gas station, worked a shift, clocked off at the end of the day, and returned home. Similar to how Andy enjoys simulator games, I found myself utterly captivated by the systematic monotony of my self-imposed rules, and, as conceited as it may sound, discovered a degree of serenity I never thought possible in a game otherwise associated with murder, drug deals and robbing banks. Playing as a delivery man at Christmas, with Free Mode’s snowfall filter in full-swing, I quickly took on the mantle of makeshift Los Santos Santa Claus. I galvanised the holiday vibe by playing a Christmas playlist in real life, which, in essence, meant playing Chris Rea’s ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ on repeat, because, let’s be clear, it’s the best Christmas song in the history of Christmas songs. I'm driving home for Christmas. Oh, I can't wait to see those faces. What a tune, I think to myself, as I set up camp in the Clinton Residence – Auntie D’s house in Strawberry, otherwise known as the Forum Drive safehouse, and, for the purpose of this roleplay endeavour, ‘home’. Monday, December 16 6am In the Grand Theft Auto HD Universe (from GTA 4 onwards), one in-game hour is equivocal to two real-life minutes. One in-game day, then, is 48 real-life minutes-long. My day starts at 6am, and work begins at 8, which means I’ve allowed myself four minutes to grab lunch from the 24/7 garage round the corner, before cycling to the GoPostal depot in Downtown Vinewood on the other side of town. No ...The Diamond Casino Heist is GTA Online's most exhilarating score and an exercise in self-parodyDec 20, 2019 - EurogamerIn one of the opening missions of GTA Online's latest update, heist aficionado and lovable oaf Lester talks about how he was a good kid before he played Street Crimes Gang Wars, the in-universe version of Grand Theft Auto. As the bassline hums in the background, he starts to ramble about the gun-toting opportunists trying to lift your cargo, a set of arcade cabinets necessary to kickstart a run-down arcade business, a front for the game's latest (and greatest) heist. "They must be gamers," he says. A walking parody of all things but especially itself, minutes later GTA Online treats me to a radio advert for Shark Cards, the game's infamous microtransaction system that has made it the most profitable entertainment product of all time. Shutting my car door after a successful delivery, I get my usual daily text from Agent 14 about purchasing a million-dollar Mobile Operations Center to help with the efficiency of my Gunrunning business, one of many plates that need spinning if I'm to stay afloat in this demanding second life. I don't even want the unnecessary vehicle but my brain, falling prey to the marketing machine, wonders whether completing this latest big score will afford me the currency necessary to get him to stop nagging me. A packed-out patch for a six-year-old live service, The Diamond Casino Heist is designed to turn heads, all the way down to the balance tweaks that players have been begging for. The greatest issue addressed concerns the most hated (and loved) vehicle introduced in Online's history, the Oppressor Mk 2. Read more Rockstar let it snow, let it snow, let it snow in GTA Online and Red Dead OnlineDec 20, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Online modes of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar started the Christmas events yesterday, dressing the sandbox worlds in Christmas finery, placing presents under our trees, and firing up the snow machines. I have already won a GTA Online snowball fight to the death while dressed in my Christmas warms so my season is looking very merry indeed. (more…) Where to destroy signal jammers in GTA OnlineDec 16, 2019 - PC GamerWhere are all the GTA Online signal jammers? Grand Theft Auto Online's latest update, The Diamond Casino Heist, includes a tense new bank job where players are tasked with breaking into the swanky casino. One way to ensure that you and your team can get mega bucks on the maximum GTA Casino heist payout is to get some professional bods in. One way you can do that is to locate and destroy 50 GTA 5 signal jammers hidden throughout the anarchic world map. Tracking down and blowing up all 50 jammers might seem like a time-consuming task, but doing so gives you cash and RP, but also unlocks Avi Schwartzman, a support crew member who can offer his excellent hacking skills to help you in this, the toughest of bank jobs to date. You might recognise Avi from his help on the Pacific Standard Job: he's the go-to guy for accessing well-defended doors. Sure, he may be slightly paranoid, but his skills will give your criminal operation some professional flair.  GTA Online signal jammers locations The signal jammers are hidden all over GTA Online's map. They are quite small, but as you get closer to one, you'll be able to hear it beeping and see its blinking red light. Many are hidden at the top of bridges or buildings so make sure you have a airborne vehicle to hand. Also, hunt them down at night when that blinking light makes them easier to spot. They can be destroyed with any gun, but stick to something with decent range.  Or you can use GTA Series Videos to help you out. They've found all 50 signal jammer locations in GTA Online and put them in one handy video. As they find each one, they open the map and pinpoint their location, making finding those pesky jammers, and future heists, as easy as taking candy from a baby. Check out the video below. As well as the heist, The Diamond Casino Heist update also includes new weapons, collectibles, and music. Rockstar has also made some balance changes that make it more difficult to grief other players. But when it comes to the heist, that gets you a hefty payout. And if cash is your thing, here's how to make money in GTA Online.    Grand Theft Auto Online: The Diamond Casino HeistDec 12, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsPull off the most sophisticated and daring robbery the city of Los Santos has ever seen in The Diamond Casino Heist – now available in GTA Online. The Diamond Casino & Resort might be under the questionable management of the Duggans, the ruthless Texan petrochemical magnates who stole control from Tao Cheng and the Triads, but business is still booming. Now it’s time to act on that cryptic text you received from Cheng Family Holdings. Georgina Cheng – VP of Cheng Holdings and the more poised and polished younger sister to party boy, Tao – is on a mission to hit the Duggans where it hurts most: by breaking into the Diamond’s highly secure vault and stealing everything in it. With Georgina now calling the shots, and socially awkward criminal mastermind Lester Crest and his vast network of nefarious resources ready to assist, it’s time to take on an ambitious job where the security is state-of-the-art, the preparation options are near-limitless, and the take is off the charts. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/6144970/fa967f5791e66dbd36a80868f7af209170ee1a92.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/6144970/192b9d585109da4d9b9b1bc092af84fa5f04a687.jpg Are you ready to carry out the ultimate heist? To plan a score this big you’ll need the right location, crew and gear. Fortunately for you, Lester has already sourced the perfect front. Meet up with Lester in Mirror Park, then tap into Maze Bank Foreclosures to acquire the new Arcade property. Get the operation off the ground with a facelift by stocking it with some playable retro arcade cabinets and a little help from one of Lester’s family friends that’s looking to break into the ‘gaming’ industry. There are 12 new playable games, including: Badlands Revenge II: The peaceful frontier has been invaded by marauders, road agents, thieves, and revenue men. Use your weapons wisely to rid the prairie of the desperados and outlaws that threaten your very way of life. The Wizard’s Ruin: An evil wizard has kidnapped Grog and stolen him away to a terrifying fortress. Now Thog must fight through enchanted forests, ghastly swamps, labyrinths of decay and battle terrifying enemies to rescue his brother with only his mighty sword and magical engorging potions found along the way. Race and Chase - Street Legal: It’s a race across the heartland and through America’s densest metropolises in a flashy sports car. Crank up the tunes and blast past obstacles as you do your best to avoid pedestrians and hairy beasts on the highway. Race and Chase - Crotch Rockets: Soup up your superbike and rage havoc on the highway in this race against time through city and suburb while you steer clear of obstructions and avoid eating asphalt. Race and Chase - Get Truckin’: Rev up your truck and race at breakneck speeds across America as you and your canine companion avoid obstacles like slow drivers and the occasional wandering sasquatch to beat the clock and take home glory. Space Monkey 3: Bananas Gone Bad: The villainous Dr. Dank has hijacked all cargo spaceships fro...Grand Theft Auto V has added a casino heist and a new radio stationDec 12, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The writing was on the wall when the Diamond Casino & Resort opened in GTA Online in July. A casino in a city of thieves was always going to be a target, and Rockstar have just crafted a new heist for players to rob the place. From today, you can take part in the Diamond Casino Heist, which Rockstar are claiming is their “biggest, most audacious, most complex criminal operation ever.” (more…) How much can you make from the GTA Diamond Casino Heist?Dec 13, 2019 - PC GamerHow much is the GTA Casino Heist payout? The latest gambling-themed update for GTA Online is here: The Diamond Casino Heist. The plush new cash vacuum may have persuaded plenty of players to part with their hard-earned dollars after it finally opened a few months ago, but now you have the opportunity to take some of it back—thanks to the backing of the Cheng family, and a certain special operative if you destroy all the GTA signal jammers. But this isn't any old bank job: according to Rockstar, this is "the biggest, most audacious, most complex criminal operation ever to hit Los Santos." This is a heist that'll be expensive in both time and resources, so it's important to know the maximum you can earn from breaching the well-defended Diamond vault and relieving the Duggan family of their cash. Here's everything you need to know about the Diamond Casino Heist payout. What is the GTA Casino Heist payout? According to Reddit, the maximum Diamond Casino Heist payout is GTA$2.1 million. While that's an attractively chunky sum, note that Lester will take 60k as his cut. Then the rest will be split among the heists participants; you can take on the heist in groups of either two, three, or four players, so your fee will be lower the more burglars make up your criminal gang. That said, before you can even start this daring raid, you need to buy a retro arcade property. You can secure Pixel Pete's arcade in Paleto Bay for free if you've got Twitch Prime linked to the game. If not, you'll need to find Lester in Mirror Park and find the list of available arcades to purchase on EyeFind. Once you've done that you can start planning the mission, which involves hacking keypads and getting past reinforced vault doors, often violently. Buying an arcade is mandatory for starting the Diamond Heist, so here's our guide on how to make money in GTA Online if your pockets are feeling a touch light. The best games of the decade on PCDec 6, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It’s been an eventful decade for PC games, and it would be hard for you to summarise everything that’s happened in the medium across the past ten years. Hard for you, but a day’s work for us. Below you’ll find our picks for the 50 best games released on PC across the past decade. (more…) GTA Online's Diamond Casino is the target of its "biggest, most audacious" heist next weekDec 5, 2019 - EurogamerGrand Theft Auto Online will be getting its "biggest, most audacious, most complex criminal operation ever" next Thursday, 12th December, in the form of The Diamond Casino Heist. GTA Online's controversial Diamond Casino & Resort finally opened its doors this July, after six whole years looming silently, and emptily, on the horizon. Since then, players have been able to gamble away their earnings in the glitziest of surroundings, but as of next week, they'll be given the chance to breach the casino's vault and exact revenge on its owners. "Something's up at The Diamond Casino & Resort," teases Rockstar, "Patrons have reported seeing unusual security patrols on the casino floor. Penthouse owners are receiving cryptic text messages from the Cheng Family Holdings. Insiders have spotted unfamiliar blueprints on Agatha Baker's desk, and visitors to their website are certain the intrusions there can only mean one thing: there's a crew getting ready to take the whole thing down." Read more GTA Online's Diamond Casino Heist will be the game's 'most complex operation' everDec 5, 2019 - PC GamerGTA Online players have been able to gamble themselves into penury at the Diamond Casino and Resort since July, but soon it will be time to get down to what they've really wanted to do all along: Rip the place off. Starting on December 12, players will be able to take part in The Diamond Casino Heist, which is being billed as "the biggest, most audacious, most complex criminal operation" in the history of Los Santos. Rockstar said the casino job "is an all-new approach to Heist architecture and execution," with "a diverse range of opportunities for set-up and prep missions that shape your plan of attack, multiple paths of approach, constantly changing security measures and a dizzying array of choices once inside." The many variables and mid-mission choices in play mean that situations and outcomes will change on the fly, which should lead to some "interesting" scenarios. Fortunately, if things go really sideways it will of course be possible to blast your way out, enabling players to avoid a mission failure and carry on with the job. (I would think that a sneaky casino ripoff would be seriously undermined by the sudden appearance of a rampaging gang with machine guns, but I've never heisted a casino so maybe I don't have a firm grasp on the underlying mechanics.) Players cannot, however, just blast their way in and crab the cash, which would be far too simple. Complexity really does seem to be the name of this particular game: Crew leaders will apparently have to set up a "retro arcade business" as a front, for instance, which will serve as headquarters where operations are staged and planned. In the basement, players can practice hacking keypads and cracking vaults, and store equipment and getaway vehicles. Rockstar didn't explain how this great and complicated plan will ultimately come together, but said that details will be revealed when the mode goes live next week. Of course the Cybertruck's been modded into GTA 5Nov 29, 2019 - EurogamerI suppose it's only a few polygons, but still, modders have acted with remarkable speed to put Elon Musk's latest meme vehicle in almost every conceivable game. While many of these Cybertruck mods are not yet publicly downloadable, several YouTube videos have appeared displaying demo models and early attempts - some of which, er, look better than others. One of the more basic models for GTA 5 has been demoed by YouTube channel Elite Rejects, with neither of the video's hosts feeling particularly impressed by the truck. It really does look like a texture pop-in problem - but then, so does the real life Cybertruck. The best one I've seen for GTA so far is by YouTube channel Fred Walkthrough, which already has working lights and genuinely looks like something straight out of Cyberpunk 2077. It's still a work in progress, and the creator says they're not yet ready to publicly release the build, but it's already looking nearly complete - it even has a cupholder with coffee. Read more Games of the Decade: GTA Online is multiplayer like nothing elseNov 27, 2019 - EurogamerTo mark the end of the 2010s, we're celebrating 30 games that defined the last 10 years. You can find all the articles as they're published in the Games of the Decade archive, and read about the thinking behind it in an editor's blog. Whilst now it feels like a foregone conclusion, back in 2013, GTA Online was an exciting gambit for Rockstar. The team had to design a world that players would want to leave the comforts of their legendary single-player narratives for. GTA 4's online mode was a success, but it still amounted to a lonely city with an airport warzone and some rudimentary deathmatches. At first, GTA Online seemed too ambitious. Wouldn't too many RPG-wielding pre-teens spoil the proverbial pot? At launch, the sceptics were vindicated. In the game's first few weeks, the experience was a disaster. I remember the vapid missions, rampant griefing and random loss of character data that kicked off Rockstar's GTA Online reparations program, where players are still being gifted lump sums of apology money in exchange for putting up with bugs. Read more The 7 most needless minigamesNov 22, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun One Off The List is our weekly list feature. Is there something you think doesn t deserve to be on this list? Comment with your reasons why, and next week it may be let off. Minigames are the coffee Revel of videogames. They are harmless, infrequent and unpleasant to think about. We accept their presence, yet no one has ever eaten a pack of Revels and wished for more coffee nuggets. Nobody completed Final Fantasy X and thought: Needs more Blitzball . That minigames exist as a mild distraction inside the glowing guts of other games is itself ridiculous. Imagine you were on a golf course, and hole 12 turned out to be its own 8-hole pitch n putt. This is stupid, you d think, and then you would play pitch n putt for the rest of the day in a mindless stupor. Here are the 7 most gratuitous minigames – but do they all deserve to be here? (more…) The past, present, and future of Rockstar s world-conquering Grand Theft Auto OnlineNov 21, 2019 - PC GamerFrom the very beginning, Rockstar North wanted Grand Theft Auto 5’s multiplayer mode to faithfully replicate the GTA experience online, with the same level of quality as singleplayer. "We used the game’s architecture, geography, and mechanics as a foundation and wanted the same kind of wide array of activities, and the ability to build on them to create new experiences," says Rob Nelson, co-studio head at Rockstar North, reflecting on the GTA Online journey so far.  "We’ve always wanted to build these immersive, complex living worlds to hold our stories, regardless of whether it’s for a single player or multiple," he says. "We had created complex systems for weather, traffic, population, and more, to give people as much freedom as we possibly could to create unique experiences.  "And creating online versions of these worlds has shown us how to deepen and extend those experiences in new ways. By letting players share the space together, and through activities like heists, we help people create stories of their own, and over time they become more connected to the world."  Grand Theft Auto Online has been around since 2013, on Xbox 360 and PS3, and the original release seems almost simplistic compared to what exists today. When it first launched there wasn’t all that much to do, but now there are countless distractions, from running guns to robbing banks.  I ask Nelson how the game people are playing now compares to the studio’s original vision.  "It’s in line with our initial ideas, but six years on from launch, and even longer since we initially conceptualised it, it’s grown deeper and evolved in more directions than we sketched out," he says. "GTA Online players are comprised of a series of smaller audiences that like to play it in different ways. So with the foundations in place we started creating updates that served each of these audiences." Bask in robbing There have been a not-insignificant 31 updates for GTA Online since 2013. Some, like 2014’s I’m Not a Hipster add new clothes, cars and jobs; others, such as 2015’s long-awaited Heists, change the game entirely. "As we became more confident that fans would understand how these updates would connect to the regular world of GTA Online," says Nelson. "It freed us up to create even crazier updates." Cunning Stunts, which added wild Hot Wheels-esque tracks to the game, with boosts, corkscrews, and jumps, is perhaps the best example of this. While exaggerated and larger than life in its own way, Grand Theft Auto V’s singleplayer is at least rooted in some kind of logic or realism. But in the anarchic GTA Online, Rockstar can do anything it likes, whether it makes sense or not.  Parity between singleplayer and multiplayer has been a priority for Rockstar for years, and this is particularly evident in its most re...Hip hop duo City Morgue hints at a new Rockstar game coming next yearNov 18, 2019 - PC GamerIt appears that Rockstar Games could be moving in earnest toward the next Grand Theft Auto reveal: Earlier this month, hip hop group City Morgue shared an image on Instagram suggesting that it was involved in a partnership with the studio that would be revealed next summer. There's no direct reference to the series, but music is a major part of the GTA series and while I'm not familiar with City Morgue's work, I think it's safe to say that it'd be a good fit for a radio station or two. It's possible that the tweet is related to a new Bully game instead, although that seems like a bit more of a stretch, as does the possibility of a Bully sequel in general. As noted last week by PlayStation Universe (via GamesRadar), Rockstar recently posted a job listing for a animation systems engineer, "to help us in developing advanced animation systems for large open world character-based games." That description could be fairly applied to other Rockstar games, though, including Grand Theft Auto 5, which despite being six years old is still tremendously popular, and maintain a solid grip in the top ten most popular games on Steam. Rockstar has collaborated with numerous musicians in GTA5 previously—Frank Ocean got his own personal radio station—and it's possible that this could be a something similar to last year's appearance of Tale of Us, Dixon, Solomun, and The Black Madonna in GTA Online. But the temporal distance makes me think that this could be something bigger. The Black Madonna teased the "summer 2018" GTA Online appearance just a couple of months before it happened, not half a year. Whatever's going on, it does appear to be serious: Via redditor Wardoganthem187, City Morgue said that more information would be coming "soon." Steven Ogg, who voiced Trevor Philips in GTA5, said the same thing during the recent Brazil Game Show, and with new console hardware expected to arrive at the end of 2020, a mid-year reveal of a next-gen GTA wouldn't surprise me at all. Steam Charts: Put Out Of Its Misery EditionNov 18, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun This is, really and truly, the last ever Steam Charts. Which, I realise, is something I’ve said before. More than once. But this time it’s really true! Erk, I’m not really sure how to convince anyone of this. I’m the boy who cried last ever Steam Charts. (more…)