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The 10 best cars in videogamesJul 10, 2020 - 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 struck off. From an early age, humans know that if they want to be taken seriously, they must learn how to deliver a convincing car noise. Vrrrrummm, they might say. Or perhaps: brrrrrr-bp-brrr. These are the nascent efforts of the budding speed freak, and they must be respected. But once again the realm of videogames encroaches upon the germinal life of the human with pitiless velocity. Car games put a stop to make-believe noise, and introduce fully realised cars on a screen, ready for the racing, shiny bonnets and vrrrrummm noises included. Thus, the imagination dies, and these, the 10 best cars in PC games, are born. Beep beep. (more…) GTA Online content updates will continue into the next console generationJun 12, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Sony opening their big E3 pressblast last night with the news that Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation 5 was perhaps a damp squib for them but good news for us on PC. With the game now confirmed for next-gen consoles, Rockstar have committed to continuing content updates for them – and PC. They’re also making a standalone version of GTA Online, though it’s not yet confirmed for PC. As for the new crimes we might get up to in future updates, ah, Rockstar aren’t saying yet. (more…) The 10 sunniest getaways in PC gamesJun 5, 2020 - 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 struck off. Wow. Look at that summer sun slapping the face of the planet, like a big 12-hour camera flash. So hot, so clear-skied. A blessed day of walks in the park, trips to the beach, picnics by the litter bins. What a glorious day for wasps it is out there. Let’s all go to the… Oh right. Forget I said anything. Go back inside, lock the doors, and consider some of these perfect virtual holiday destinations. Please, trust us with your fake vacation. After all, what is a games journalist but a sort of really dodgy travel agent? (more…) Ride your GTA bike by pedalling your real bike with this modMay 27, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Oh sure you’ve played Dark Souls with your Donkey Konga bongos and Untitled Goose Game with a goose costume, but this new weird controller mod could give you a serious workout. Someone has modded Grand Theft Auto V so you can ride its bicycles by pedalling your actual real bicycle, using one of those smart bike trainer kits with sensors. It’s a bit like virtual races in Zwift except you’ll race round fake Los Angeles instead of generic Yorkshire, plus you might get hit by a car. (more…) GTA 5's now sold a whopping 130m copiesMay 21, 2020 - EurogamerIf the recent crashing of the Epic Games Store wasn't enough to convince you of the ridiculous popularity of this nearly seven year-old game, maybe the latest sales figures will, as Take-Two has announced GTA 5 has now shifted 130m copies worldwide. In Feburary earlier this year, Rockstar reported that 120m copies had been sold, meaning a further 10m copies were shifted in the last quarter. And that's before we even consider how many people downloaded it for free via the Epic Games Store. For further context, one of the only paid games to have topped this number is Minecraft, which a couple of days ago reported it had sold 200m copies globally (via The Verge). Read more GTA Online crashed so Epically this weekend that someone built a robot to retry connectingMay 18, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Rockstar have finally managed to get GTA Online back up, after a weekend where the game was basically unplayable due to overwhelming numbers of new players. The Epic Games Store is giving GTA V away free at the moment, see. So many people came to claim it that Epic’s own servers collapsed during at the start the giveaway, so I guess it’s only fair that Epic players crash Rockstar’s servers in return. Having spent some time sat staring at error messages hitting retry myself, I admire the ingenuity of the person who built a wee robot to keep hitting the spacebar for them. (more…) Epic Games Store has given away 1700+ of free games so farMay 17, 2020 - EurogamerEpic Games Store has given away more than $2,000/ 1700 worth of free games to individual players since it launched back in December 2018. As calculated by PCGN, Epic's pledge to give away free games every few weeks has seen early adopters' libraries swell with thousands of dollars worth of free games. By totting up the regular sale prices of each of the 108 free games that Epic has given away since launch, it's thought the savings equate to $2140.94 - that's the equivalent of around 1768. Read more Modders continue to do astonishing things with the 7-year-old Grand Theft Auto 5May 16, 2020 - EurogamerGrand Theft Auto 5 modders are at it again, tinkering with Rockstar's epic to make it look like something you'd need a next-generation console to run. The video, below, is a wonderfully-put together trailer showcasing a work-in-progress visual overhaul mod called NaturalVision Evolved. While this mod is in the early access stage, it's clear to see impressive work has already been done to the game. NVE makes numerous improvements to the weather effects, the game's lighting, ambient colours, world textures and building models, so much so that at points GTA 5 looks photo-real. Read more Grand Theft Auto 5 goes free on PC: Some pieces you ought to readMay 14, 2020 - EurogamerYou can download the iconic Grand Theft Auto 5 for free right now on the Epic Games Store. Bolstered by GTA Online, it's a game we've been playing for years and it shows no sign of slowing down. To mark the occasion, we've pulled out a few GTA 5 pieces of ours you ought to read. Grand Theft Auto 5 review - Our original GTA 5 review from all the way back in 2013. To put that date into perspective: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hadn't yet launched. GTA 5's endless tapestry - The game's launch being so long ago means people have had plenty of time to play GTA 5 through more than once, and their objectives, it seems, get weirder each time they do. Read more Looks like Grand Theft Auto 5 will be free on the Epic Games Store todayMay 14, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Keep your eye on the Epic Games Store today: the next free game they’re giving away is almost certainly Grand Theft Auto V. That’s a real solid get for free. Epic have been playing it coy, teasing a mystery game instead of announcing the next one as they usually do, then they seemingly blew the surprise by tweeting the announcement early. Welp. The freebie should be with us in only a few hours. (more…) GTA 5 cheats: all console commandsMay 14, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Did you get Grand Theft Auto 5 for free on the Epic Game Store? If you’re just looking to mess around in the world of Los Santos, there are plenty of cheats that can be used in the singleplayer part of the game. You can do a whole host of different things, such as spawning cars from the ether, to enabling “super jump” to leap over buildings. (more…) Looks like GTA 5 will be free on the Epic Games StoreMay 14, 2020 - EurogamerHaving recently retired from its spot on Xbox Game Pass, it seems GTA 5 will next pop up on the Epic Games Store - and for free, as part of the platform's games giveaway programme. Rumours about a GTA 5 freebie began circulating yesterday evening, but earlier today an advert was posted by the Epic account which said GTA 5 would be free to claim until 21st May. The original tweet has been deleted, indicating it was posted a little ahead of schedule, but you can view a copy of the video below thanks to Wario64. Epic recently introduced a requirement for new users to enable two-factor authentication before being able to claim free games - for a trial period which, conveniently, also ends on 21st May. While Epic said this was to encourage players to protect their accounts, another reason could be to discourage nefarious individuals from creating accounts to claim free games, and then selling the accounts on at a later point (once those games are no longer claimable). Given GTA 5 is one of the most popular games in the world - and still costs 24.99 on the Rockstar Store - now seems like a good time to get that measure in place. Read more GTA Online alien suits are free this week, fuelling the green vs. purple warsMay 7, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Inviting chaos into GTA Online, Rockstar today started giving away free green and purple alien bodysuits. Over the past few weeks, Los Santos has been invaded by violent aliens. First, gangs of players dressed as green aliens were jumping unsuspecting people with baseball bats and pool cues. Then, gangs of purple aliens started fighting the green aliens in sprawling street brawls. But the invasion was somewhat contained because suits are not cheap. Now anyone can be an alien at no cost – and pool cues are free too. Watch your back. (more…) Rockstar will give you $500K of in-game currency if you play GTA Online any time in MayMay 3, 2020 - EurogamerIf you're still spending a lot of time in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online - or you're a lapsed player looking for an excuse to jump back in, of course - I have good news. Rockstar is giving away half a million in-game currency to all players. For free. The catch? There isn't one. All you have to do is log in and play sometime between now and the end of May. All players that do so will get a cool $500,000 delivered into their Maze account within seven days. Nice, eh? Of course, the hard part comes next - deciding what to spend it on. Rockstar has some ideas to help with that, too; there's a heap of savings to be had, including 40 per cent off nightclubs, 40 per cent off the B-11 Strikeforce, 35 per cent off the Pegassi Oppressor, and a decent 60 per cent off the Declasse Hotring Sabre (thanks, Comic Book). There are also triple awards on business battles right now, too. Read more GTA Online is giving players free cash enough to buy an alien suitMay 1, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Play GTA Online any time during May and Rockstar will wang you $500,000 of in-game cash within a few days. While that’s not a huge amount of money on the scale of things, but it’s a decent chunk for doing nothing. It won’t buy you a new business or a top-end car but could help you save up. Or… you could use that free cash to buy an expensive alien bodysuit and join the delightfully daft alien beatdown gangs and green alien vs. purple alien wars that are raging across Los Santos this week. (more…) Five of the Best: BikesMay 1, 2020 - EurogamerFive of the Best is a weekly series about the small details we rush past when we're playing but which shape a game in our memory for years to come. Details like the way a character jumps or the title screen you load into, or the potions you use and maps you refer back to. We've talked about so many in our Five of the Best series so far. But there are always more. Five of the Best works like this. Various Eurogamer writers will share their memories in the article and then you - probably outraged we didn't include the thing you're thinking of - can share the thing you're thinking of in the comments below. Your collective memory has never failed to amaze us - don't let that stop now! Today's Five of the Best is... Read more Now purple aliens are fighting GTA Online's green alien beatdown gangsApr 30, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The hottest craze amongst GTA Online players is donning a green alien suit, picking up a baseball bat, and riding around with their alien friends in a van looking for people to beat up. In a game where death usually comes from some walloper on a hoverbike raining missiles, it’s delightfully silly. But aliens could never hold the streets of Los Santos forever. While attempts to fight them as Men In Black (in black suit with the black Ray-Bans on) haven’t really caught on, a surprising credible opposition has emerged: other aliens. Purple alien gangs have arrived, and they have come to rumble. I dropped into an alien street war myself today. (more…) GTA Online's latest craze is alien gangs in vans delivering surprise beatingsApr 27, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Aliens are terrorising the streets of Los Santos, bursting out of vans to beat players to death with baseball bats, pool cues, and their little green fists then fleeing the scene. This isn’t a new GTA Online expansion, it’s the hot new craze amongst players. Over the past fortnight, as videos of alien van gangs have spread online, more and more players have bought the silly green alien suit and joined up with other pranksters for old-fashioned beatdowns. I’ve not yet encountered the visitors myself but am enjoying watching everyone’s close encounters. (more…) Turn into animals in GTA Online by taking peyote this weekApr 8, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun I’ve found myself oddly envious of pigeons lately, watching them strut around without a care, and I feel fully vindicated after becoming a pigeon myself in GTA Online. For funsies, Rockstar have re-enabled the peyote plants which let players transform into random animals, from dogs and deer to pigs and pigeons. My favourite so far is becoming a cougar, burly enough to bowl pedestrians over without even attacking, though the stingray had a nice ‘nature documentary’ vibe rippling around beneath the waves. (more…) The most satisfying physics in PC gamesMar 27, 2020 - 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 struck off. An obscenely rich teenager throws his VR controller across the room in a fit of blind panic while playing Half-Life: Alyx. It leaves the window of his bedroom at 5m/s. It falls 10m vertically and hits his neighbour s greenhouse, smashing the glass. How many metres did the controller travel horizontally before coming to a stop in the tomatoes? Use a kinematic formula to determine your answer and show your wor– UGH, physics. Here are 10 games where physics is not boring, but good. (more…)