We have not yet reviewed Grand Theft Auto 5 on AAGH. It originally came out in 2013, and has been re-released twice, first on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and then, most recently, on PC. We have reviewed Grand Theft Auto 4 (twice) as well as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (also twice), but not Grand Theft Auto 5. Today we plug that gap in our resume by reviewing GTA 5’s latest incarnation on PC. Is it overrated, or did we miss a gem twice over?
To the surprise of very few, WildStar – Carbine Studio’s colorful MMORPG – is going free to play. The transition to the new model is scheduled to take place this fall and according to the developers the game won’t change or hide features behind a paywall once this occurs. This is better than the likes of Champions Online, who flaunts features and options that you can’t access without paying, but rather than go the Guild Wars 2/Elder Scrolls Online model with an upfront game purchase, WildStar is going to follow more in the tracks of Star Wars: The Old Republic and go completely free to play.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is a good game, one of the best from the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 era, and it still holds up today. However, its online component – Grand Theft Auto Online – is a slightly messy but all around brilliant experience, and for me at least has completely eclipsed anything from the single player mode. There are always things happening, things to see and things to do in GTA Online, and here are a few things that I have run across in my time with the game.
With another Ludum Dare game jam starting tonight, AAGH Games – our game development wing – is revving up to enter once again. This will be the third straight Ludum Dare for AAGH Games and as is customary for us, we will be broadcasting it live on our Twitch channel. When the theme is unveiled tonight at 9 PM EDT (click here to translate that to your local time), we will update this post with the theme and any other relevant information as it comes along. If you’re interested in game development, you can tune in and hang out.
Last night was launch night for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC, and in a turn of events no one could have possibly foreseen, it was a bit of a bear. We did a live stream last night, fighting through multiple patching issues and launcher resets, after over 70 minutes we finally got to actually play the game. Since then we’ve put in a few hours of play, so let’s have an early First Opinion look at Grand Theft Auto 5 PC.
Grand Theft Auto comes out at midnight, April 14th BST. Here in the eastern United States, where we’re located, that’s 7 PM EDT, and we’re going to do an AAGH Plays live stream in celebration of it. Come watch for the laughs, the fun, the mayhem and the likely broken game servers. With extra commentary courtesy of Will of Chaos is Gaming, it’s sure to be a blast. You can watch it below when it goes live, or follow our Twitch.tv channel to get an email alert.
Update: The stream is now over! Thank you to everyone who watched.
It has been official for a while now, but Grand Theft Auto 5 is indeed coming to PC on April 14th. Many, myself included, have already preloaded the game (at 60.4 GBs, I’m glad they gave us plenty of prep time), so it’s just a matter of time before the game goes live and PC gamers get let loose on Los Santos. Here at AAGH, we are preparing for the launch with a new GTA Online crew and a launch-night livestream.
Last time we checked in on Dragon Ball Xenoverse, I was preparing to wage war on all of Saiyan kind in the name of Humanity. I had lined up my targets – Radditz, Nappa, Vegeta and Goku – and was preparing to do battle with them in one-on-one combat. The goal: to tear down the Saiyan-based DBZ power monopoly. Now it is time for battle, so let’s see how I did.