Grand Theft Auto 5 http://www.stuff.tv/rockstar/grand-theft-auto-5/features en-GB Fully Charged: Samsung ditching plasma TVs, Lindsay Lohan sues over GTA5, and Amazon will fight U.S. government over in-app purchases http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-samsung-ditching-plasma-tvs-lindsay-lohan-sues-over-gta5-and-amazon-will-fight- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fading tech, a desperate move from a faded star, and a hopefully soon-to-be-faded business model lead our morning roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung PS51F5500" alt="Samsung PS51F5500" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-plasma.jpg?1404465574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung ending plasma TV production </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even as consumers gravitate towards LCD and LED displays, plasma TVs have held a small but vocal fanbase for their deeper blacks and wider viewing angles, among other perceived advantages. However, the market shrunk significantly when Panasonic pulled out last year, and now Samsung has announced its own plans to leave the plasma party.</p> <p>Samsung will cease producing plasma panels by 30 November this year, &ldquo;due to changes in market demands,&rdquo; according to a statement. The company hadn&rsquo;t released any new plasma TV models in 2014, and last year&rsquo;s entries&mdash;like the PS51F5500&mdash;look to be the last to hail from the Korean manufacturer. Like its competitors, Samsung plans to pursue more 4K televisions, along with curved displays.</p> <p>LG remains the lone major holdout, and CNET cites a report from <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140701/samsung-sdi-discontinue-plasma-display-production-amid-low-d">Yonhap News Agency</a> yesterday claiming that the company is also moving towards ceasing plasma screen production, having already converted one production line to making solar batteries instead. Plasma fans: now may be the time to grab the biggest and best model you can afford, as it will probably be the last.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-reportedly-ending-plasma-tv-production/">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ps51f5500/review">Samsung PS51F5500 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lindsay Lohan sues over perceived GTA5 parody </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nearly a year after its release, Grand Theft Auto 5 remains our pick for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">top console game</a> in the world right now&mdash;and it&rsquo;s been a massive success, with more than 33 million copies shipped to stores and Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions still on the horizon (due out this autumn).</p> <p>However, &ldquo;mo&rsquo; money, mo&rsquo; problems,&rdquo; as the ancient proverb goes, and publisher Rockstar Games has an interesting one of the latter on its hands. Actress Lindsay Lohan (<em>Mean Girls</em>) has filed suit against the company today, alleging that in-game character Lacey Jonas is based on her likeness, voice, and even patterns from her clothing line.</p> <p>Rockstar had no comment on the initial report from the Associated Press, and while they&rsquo;ll have to sort this one out in a courtroom, we imagine the smash series&rsquo; comedic tone and history of parodying pop culture targets will come in handy when the publisher defends itself over these claims.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/lohan-sues-over-grand-theft-auto-v-game">Associated Press</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Grand Theft Auto 5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3DBrG2YjqQA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon intends to fight U.S. government over in-app purchases </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier this year, Apple settled claims with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over accidental in-app purchases made by children, and agreed to pay out US$32.5 million to customers and add new App Store restrictions to dodge a legal battle. The FTC wants Amazon to do the same, but the online mega-retailer isn&rsquo;t having any of it.</p> <p>Amazon believes it is doing enough to prevent children from making unintended in-app purchases&mdash;and/or is responding well enough to complaints to avoid additional regulation&mdash;and will not accept similar settlement terms as Apple. In a letter to the FTC dated on 1 July, Amazon lawyer Andrew DeVore says that &ldquo;leaves us no choice but to defend our approach in court.&rdquo;</p> <p>Of course, Amazon is only weeks out from releasing the Fire Phone, so perhaps the company isn&rsquo;t willing to admit wrongdoing or oversight to diminish that launch. A court battle would cost significant time and money, but surely Amazon can afford both to put this one off into the distance.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/2/5864737/amazon-refuses-to-settle-with-ftc-in-app-purchases">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">Amazon Fire Phone preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire Phone" alt="Amazon Fire Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/firephone-opener.jpg?1404465574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dungeon Keeper’s “free” advertising ruled misleading </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When Electronic Arts tried to reboot the classic Dungeon Keeper as a mobile game earlier this year, the publisher ran into many unhappy players who found the different-feeling game to be severely limited by its freemium model. One such player, whose feathers were ruffled by an EA email ad promising it could be played &ldquo;for free,&rdquo; sent a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.</p> <p>And despite the fact that Dungeon Keeper is available as a free download, the ASA agreed with the complaint yesterday and ordered EA to never again run the ad in its current form. &ldquo;Because the game had the potential to restrict gameplay beyond that which would be expected by consumers and the ad did not make this aspect of the role of in-app purchasing clear, we concluded that it was misleading,&rdquo; reads the verdict.</p> <p>Damning words indeed, and ones that read like an indictment of the entire free-to-play model. Chances that they&rsquo;ll have any meaningful effect on the next big freemium game? Slim to none.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2014/7/Electronic-Arts-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_258907.aspx#.U7SjRNzhiCb">ASA</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/freemium-and-iap-iphone-and-ipad-gaming-can-be-pro-not-just-con/feature">Freemium and in-app purchasing in iPhone and iPad gaming can be a pro, not just a con</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dungeon Keeper" alt="Dungeon Keeper" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dungeonkeeper.jpg?1404465574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-samsung-ditching-plasma-tvs-lindsay-lohan-sues-over-gta5-and-amazon-will-fight-#comments Amazon Electronic Arts Gaming Grand Theft Auto 5 Samsung TVs Thu, 03 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1440813 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Google Glass gets upgraded hardware and new apps, Oculus VR snags Xbox hardware designers, and the GTA5 first-person mod http://www.stuff.tv/glass/fully-charged-google-glass-gets-upgraded-hardware-and-new-apps-oculus-vr-snags-xbox-hardware-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rise and shine—and then read the most interesting news you missed while asleep </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Glass" alt="Google Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-glass_3.jpg?1403773346" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Glass gets more RAM, plus new features and apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just in time for the UK launch of the Google Glass Explorer Program, the hardware has been enhanced with double the RAM for better performance, bringing the tally up to 2GB. Unfortunately, there&rsquo;s no word at this time on whether Google will swap out previous models for the new one.</p> <p>Google has also introduced a new viewfinder feature for improved photography with the glasses, so users can simply say, &ldquo;OK Glass, show the viewfinder&rdquo; and it&rsquo;ll appear. Wink, press the button, or say the necessary phrase and you&rsquo;ll snap the shot. A pair of new Google Now cards&mdash;that tell you where you parked your car, and when a package is coming&mdash;have also been added.</p> <p>And there&rsquo;s a solid selection of new Glassware available now, with a dozen more apps released. Fitness options like Runtastic and Zombies, Run! are sure to be appealing, along with The Guardian, language-learning favorite Duolingo, and Shazam.</p> <p>With Google&rsquo;s I/O developer conference kicking off today, don&rsquo;t be surprised if we hear even more interesting updates about Glass, whether it&rsquo;s hardware, software, or availability.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+GoogleGlass/albums/6028524748631001345">Google+</a>, <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/24/google-glass-upgraded-2gb-ram/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/you-can-now-buy-google-glass-uk/news">You can now buy Google Glass in the UK</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oculus acquires former Xbox hardware designers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oculus VR hopes that its Rift headset is the future of gaming, but to get there, the company will likely rely on some talent that helped one of the current players in recent years.</p> <p>The Facebook-owned company announced yesterday that it has acquired Carbon Design Group, an industrial design and product engineering company based out of Seattle, Washington that previously worked extensively with Microsoft and other companies. Carbon had a hand in everything from the original Kinect sensor to the Xbox 360 controller, along with various computer peripherals.</p> <p>The firm has been working on various projects with Oculus for the better part of a year now, so Oculus must have really liked what it was seeing. Perhaps Carbon will be tasked with developing an official Oculus Rift controller&mdash;particularly needed since most developer demos given as of now are using Xbox or PlayStation controllers anyway.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.oculusvr.com/blog/oculus-agrees-to-acquire-carbon-design-team/">Oculus VR</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/oculus-founder-tells-stuff-were-going-sell-rift-cost-price/news">Oculus VR founder tells Stuff: We&rsquo;re going to sell Rift at cost price</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox 360 controller" alt="Xbox 360 controller" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox360-controller.jpg?1403773346" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See Grand Theft Auto V running in first-person via mod </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For all the work that Rockstar Games puts into its open world settings for the Grand Theft Auto series, it&rsquo;s a shame that we can&rsquo;t view the action from the perspective of the characters. Of course, all it takes is a talented modder to correct that oversight.</p> <p>The clip above is taken from the Xbox 360 version, and aside from some clipping issues, it&rsquo;s surprisingly effective. There&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3V3pnAYcjI">another, longer clip</a> that shows vehicle use, and again, we can&rsquo;t help but want to play the game like this, at least for a while. Luckily, the PC version is due out this fall, and we imagine it&rsquo;ll be quite easy to snag and install a modification like this.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-24-modder-makes-console-gta-5-a-first-person-game">Eurogamer</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and-">Fully Charged: Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, XB1, and PC, Facebook&rsquo;s accidental Slingshot launch, and SteelSeries&rsquo; eye-tracking gaming device</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7JoM6pJylrs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/glass/fully-charged-google-glass-gets-upgraded-hardware-and-new-apps-oculus-vr-snags-xbox-hardware-d#comments Gaming Glass Google Grand Theft Auto 5 Oculus Rift Xbox 360 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1440052 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Angry Birds Transformers out soon, BlackBerry debuts secure BBM Protected service, and Breaking Bad hits 4K on Netflix http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-angry-birds-transformers-out-soon-blackberry-debuts-secure-bbm-protected-se <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the morning smorgasbord of news from around the tech world, so dig in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Angry Birds Transformers" alt="Angry Birds Transformers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/angrybirds-transformers.jpg?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angry Birds Transformers is a real thing, launching soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not tired of Angry Birds quite yet? You might be after Angry Birds Transformers rears its head on app storefronts in the near future. Nothing has been revealed beyond the teaser image above, which shows familiar series stars as cartoonish renditions of popular Autobots and Decepticons.</p> <p>If Angry Birds Star Wars is the likely model, we&rsquo;ll probably see a lightly tweaked version of the pull-to-fling formula with special abilities based on the various Transformers characters. It doesn&rsquo;t seem to be a direct tie-in with the upcoming fourth Michael Bay live-action adaptation, but the game will no doubt launch in time with its theatrical release.</p> <p>Assuming recent series entries like Angry Birds Go and Angry Birds Star Wars II are any indication, Angry Birds Transformers will probably be loaded with obnoxious advertising tie-ins and prompts to buy things physical and digital alike. After all, there&rsquo;s money to be made.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://transformers.angrybirds.com">Angry Birds</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-pono-takes-money-angry-birds-takes-epic-turn-and-new-contender-takes-youtube/news">Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new contender takes on YouTube</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry launches secure messaging service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Soundly trounced by iOS and Android devices on the consumer side, BlackBerry is refocusing its efforts on business/enterprise customers&mdash;and this week&rsquo;s release of BBM Protected is a big step in that direction.</p> <p>BBM Protected is the first entry in its new eBBM Suite, and it offers secure mobile messaging between BlackBerry devices, with three layers of encryption for end-to-end protection. It sounds like it has the same functionality as traditional BBM, but with all the added protection (and no OS update or new IT hardware needed).</p> <p>Engadget says that iOS and Android versions of the app are expected out later this year, offering current BlackBerry device users even more incentive to leave the ecosystem. Wait, what is BlackBerry&rsquo;s business model again?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://ca.blackberry.com/business/products-services/e-bbm.html">BlackBerry</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/16/blackberry-launches-bbm-protected/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news">BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="606" title="BBM Protected" alt="BBM Protected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbm-protected.png?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breaking Bad bumped up to 4K on Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Muddy as its antihero&rsquo;s morality may be, hit television series Breaking Bad is now clearer than ever thanks to its newfound 4K resolution via Netflix. Word came down yesterday via Netflix staffer Joris Evers&rsquo; Twitter account, who says it&rsquo;s available everywhere that the service is found.</p> <p>Granted, there is a big caveat here&mdash;only folks with Ultra HD 4K Smart TVs with the embedded Netflix app and an HEVC H.265 decoder will be able to see Breaking Bad running in such a gloriously high resolution. Sadly, those with 4K computer monitors will have to wait for now, and everyone else will simply see the show in HD (or less).</p> <p>Of course, if you haven&rsquo;t seen Breaking Bad, now&rsquo;s a pretty excellent time to soak in the brutal and brilliant series&mdash;especially if you have one of the compatible 4K sets and a Netflix account handy.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/jorisevers/status/478604722094751745">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news">Netflix: by the time broadcasters are doing 4K, we&rsquo;ll be on to the next thing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Breaking Bad" alt="Breaking Bad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/breakingbad.jpg?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See how much better new-gen Grand Theft Auto 5 looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve seen a handful of prominent games gussied up for re-release on new-gen consoles, but none are as widely anticipated as Grand Theft Auto 5, which was revealed at Sony&rsquo;s E3 press conference last week for launch this autumn on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.</p> <p>Ever with an eye on graphics and performance, Digital Foundry has broken down the first new-gen trailer for the game and compared the PlayStation 4 version against footage running on PlayStation 3. If you didn&rsquo;t see much of a difference at first, surely this clip will convince you otherwise.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBkCB1zRIx4">Digital Foundry</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and-">Fully Charged: Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, XB1, and PC, Facebook&rsquo;s accidental Slingshot launch, and SteelSeries&rsquo; eye-tracking gaming device</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pBkCB1zRIx4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-angry-birds-transformers-out-soon-blackberry-debuts-secure-bbm-protected-se#comments 4K BlackBerry Console games Grand Theft Auto 5 iOS games Netflix Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439336 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, XB1, and PC, Facebook’s accidental Slingshot launch, and SteelSeries’ eye-tracking gaming device http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An morning mash-up of hot news from all around the tech universe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/grandtheftauto5.jpg?1402451177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony had a nice little surprise in its E3 media briefing last night, revealing that last year&rsquo;s smash Grand Theft Auto 5&mdash;still leading our list of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">Top 10 console games</a> right now&mdash;will be released on PlayStation 4 this autumn. Moments later, Rockstar clarified that the upgraded open-world port will also see release on Xbox One and PC at the same time.</p> <p>Like most such &ldquo;HD upgrades,&rdquo; Grand Theft Auto 5 will utilize the extra processing power of new-gen consoles (or a nice PC) to enhance the experience, with better textures, increased draw distances, heavier traffic, and higher resolution support giving the game a nice new sheen. The PC version will also include a built-in video editor.</p> <p>Additionally, current players of Grand Theft Auto Online&mdash;the included multiplayer component&mdash;will be able to transfer their characters and progress to any new version, even if it&rsquo;s from Xbox 360 to PS4, or PS3 to Xbox One (or PC for that matter). Check out the trailer above for a small taste of this amazing game made even better.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52261/Grand-Theft-Auto-V-Coming-this-Fall-to-PlayStation-4-Xbox">Rockstar Games</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Grand Theft Auto 5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3DBrG2YjqQA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook debuts—and then yanks—its Snapchat competitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spurned by Snapchat after a reported acquisition attempt, Facebook has been hard at work as its own simple photo and video sharing app wherein the media disappears after viewing. Yesterday, that app&mdash;titled Slingshot&mdash;appeared on the App Store. And then a few hours later, ironically enough, the app itself disappeared.</p> <p>Facebook confirmed to The Verge that it jumped the gun and dropped the app ahead of schedule: &ldquo;Earlier today, we accidentally released a version of Slingshot, a new app we&#39;re working on. With Slingshot, you&#39;ll be able to share everyday moments with lots of people at once. It&#39;ll be ready soon and we&#39;re excited for you to try it out.&rdquo;</p> <p>No word yet on when we&rsquo;ll actually see Slingshot go live and stay that way, but it sounds like Facebook doesn&rsquo;t want this to be something that quietly sneaks out&mdash;the app sure to be a big focus for the social networking company once it decides the time is right.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/9/5794388/facebook-takes-another-stab-at-snapchat-with-slingshot-app">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-5/fully-charged-logitech-s-elaborate-iphone-case-oculus-rift-tech-theft-allegations-and-snapc">Fully Charged: Logitech&rsquo;s elaborate iPhone case, Oculus Rift tech theft allegations, and Snapchat enhancements</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="761" title="Facebook" alt="Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook_0.jpg?1402451177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SteelSeries introduces eye-tracking PC peripheral </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hardcore PC gaming enthusiasts who wish to up their game by any means necessary will want to keep an eye&mdash;pun obviously intended&mdash;on SteelSeries&rsquo; upcoming Sentry Eye Tracker, which is designed to compile data on how often (and where) players focus their eyeballs while playing games.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s targeted at competitive gamers, and designed to sit beneath your monitor; while you play, it collects the data for you to analyze later. Clearly, this isn&rsquo;t meant for the average, casual gamer, but rather the extreme die-hards. Still, it&rsquo;s an interesting innovation, and SteelSeries says that the device will be available later this year.</p> <p>SteelSeries also just introduced the <a href="http://steelseries.com/steelseries-stratus-xl-wireless-gaming-controller">Stratus XL wireless gaming controller</a> for iOS devices, which follows the solid (albeit very compact) standard Stratus from earlier this year. The Stratus XL looks incredibly similar to the Xbox One controller, but assuming it functions as well as its predecessor (without its cramping issues), this could be the best iPad and iPhone controller to date.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.steelseries.com">SteelSeries</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/steelseries/ces-2014/steelseries-outs-ios-games-controller-help-rack-those-high-scores/news">SteelSeries outs iOS games controller to help rack up those high scores</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="SteelSeries Sentry" alt="SteelSeries Sentry" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steelseries-sentry.jpg?1402451177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and-#comments Console games Facebook Grand Theft Auto 5 iOS games Steelseries Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1438847 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Bigger iPhone 6 screen “is happening”, GTA 5 all but confirmed for PC, and PS Plus getting best games yet http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/fully-charged-bigger-iphone-6-screen-happening-gta-5-all-confirmed-pc-and-ps-plus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your RDA of gadget news right here with our daily morning round-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="910" height="683" title="Bigger iPhone 6 screen “is happening”" alt="Bigger iPhone 6 screen “is happening”" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render_0.jpg?1390526680" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone 6 getting 4.8in screen, says analyst </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now, we&rsquo;re too smart to trust anything financial analysts have to say about future Apple devices (if they were right, we&rsquo;d all be watching Apple-branded TVs in our living rooms right this second), but it&rsquo;s our duty to report this claim from the Cowen Group&rsquo;s Timothy Arcuri. He says that the next iPhone will definitely have a 4.8in display.</p> <p>Citing sources from within Apple&rsquo;s supply chain, Arcuri says that the iPhone 6 will also have &ldquo;key software innovations&rdquo; (well, duh). But it&rsquo;s the screen thing that&rsquo;s most intriguing: Apple is currently using a 4in screen having upsized from 3.5in with the iPhone 5. But 4in is still a lot smaller than the screens toted by flagship Android and Windows Phone devices, and many have predicted that Apple would feel compelled to follow suit.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more on this, and in the mean time you can read up on the latest Apple iPhone 6 rumours and speculation <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-6-display-locked-down-at-4-8-inches-says-analyst-22314091/" target="_blank">SlashGear</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon spills beans on GTA 5’s PC release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Rockstar Games has never confirmed an upcoming PC release for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review" target="_blank">Grand Theft Auto 5</a>, Amazon has posted pages for a Windows 7/Vista version of the game on its French and German sites.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no release date mentioned (the French page has been removed, the German one is still up at the time of writing) but there is a price of &euro;59.99. Seems safe to say that the PC will be getting GTA 5 at some point in the next couple of months, and that it&rsquo;ll probably cost around &pound;50 here in the UK.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-22-amazon-goes-and-lists-grand-theft-auto-5-on-pc" target="_blank">Eurogamer</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon spills beans on GTA 5’s PC release" alt="Amazon spills beans on GTA 5’s PC release" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-v-mural-trevor_0.jpg?1390526680" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket gets Apple AirPlay support </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pocket, the app which allows you to save web pages for later reading, has just added a killer new feature: AirPlay support. It means that if you own an Apple TV you can send any video clips you&rsquo;ve saved to Pocket wirelessly on your living room telly for big screen watching.</p> <p>Pocket&rsquo;s developers say that the app&rsquo;s users watch two million videos a week within the app &ndash; so it&rsquo;s giving them a way to watch them outside of it. You can download Pocket for iOS from the App Store: just click <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pocket-formerly-read-it-later/id309601447?mt=8" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/22/pocket-adds-airplay-support-facebook-tests-mobile-ads-in-third-party-apps" target="_blank">Apple Insider</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pocket gets Apple AirPlay support" alt="Pocket gets Apple AirPlay support" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pocket-airplay.jpg?1390526680" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light coming to PS Plus next week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Subscribers to Sony&rsquo;s PlayStation Plus service have a bunch of new free games coming online next week &ndash; and it includes a couple of real doozies in the form of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/metro-last-light/review" target="_blank">Metro: Last Light</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/bioshock-infinite/review" target="_blank">BioShock Infinite</a> (both for the PS3 and available from 29th January). PS4-owning PS Plus subscribers will get access to the pants-soilingly scary survival horror Outlast from 5th February. Our advice: don&rsquo;t play it alone.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/01/22/playstation-plus-in-february-bioshock-infinite-metro-last-light-outlast-more/" target="_blank">PlayStation blog</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light coming to PS Plus next week" alt="BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light coming to PS Plus next week" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bioshock-infinite_0.jpg?1390526680" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Grand Theft Auto 5 iPhone 6 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:34:59 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431575 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: Grand Theft Auto 5 is our Game of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-games-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We might be moving into a new era of gaming, but Rockstar&#039;s mammoth crim-sim proved that there&#039;s plenty of life in the outgoing generation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta-v_0.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Even before the arrival of the next-gen consoles, 2013 has seen video games come on in leaps and bounds.</p> <p>We&#39;ve wrapped our sweaty mitts around game controllers and immersed ourselves in heart-stoppingly tense cinematic adventures, expansive open worlds and hyper-stylised indie games. But in the end there could only be only one victor &ndash; and it&#39;s the mind-boggling scope of Rockstar&#39;s immersive crim-sim that took the prize.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Grand Theft Auto 5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Few games arrive with the weight of expectation affixed to Grand Theft Auto 5, but in many ways the final product exceeded them: the map, which encompasses the city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, is immense; as is the level of detail, and the amount of activities on offer. The story does the trick too, with the innovative character-switching feature breathing new life into the franchise &ndash; and&nbsp;the extended heist missions are quite simply the most exciting in any GTA title to date. Essential.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Read our full Grand Theft Auto 5 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/grand-theft-auto-5_0.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: The Last of Us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog has delivered three of the best games in the PS3 era &ndash; but in The Last of Us, likely its final hurrah on the console, it has topped them all. Set in a future where a zombie infection has led to total societal breakdown, it offers a greater variety of gameplay than Uncharted &ndash; and a story with way more heart. A high watermark in the last generation of gaming.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/last-us/review">Read our full The Last of Us review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Last of Us" alt="The Last of Us" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-last-of-us.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Bioshock Infinite </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Few games have managed to blend philosophical debate with shooting things in the face quite as effectively as the Bioshock series, and the third instalment carries on that tradition. Swapping the dark deep-sea dystopia of Rapture for the sunlit floating city of Columbia, it muses on many subjects (revolution, racial segregation, America) while also letting you blow the heck out of giant, minigun-wielding George Washington robots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/bioshock-infinite/review">Read our full Bioshock Infinite review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bioshock Infinite" alt="Bioshock Infinite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bioshock-infinite.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Far Cry 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Forget its muddled meta-commentary on the nature of violent video games (it&rsquo;s there if you look, but you&rsquo;re left thinking, &ldquo;So what?&rdquo;) &ndash; Far Cry 3 is a game of such scope and beauty that it demands to be played. Stealth, shooting and side-missions, it&rsquo;s all here. Taking the open-world roaming of Skyrim and throwing a lorryload of guns at it, it&rsquo;s like taking a tropical island holiday in hell &ndash; and loving it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/far-cry-3/review">Read our full Far Cry 3 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Far Cry 3" alt="Far Cry 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/far-cry-3.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Tomb Raider </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Tomb Raider series had gone as stale as the air in a dusty old mausoleum, but this gritty re-imagining made us remember why we first fell in love with Lara Croft and her Indiana Jones-esque shenanigans. Blending the best of the &lsquo;old&rsquo; Tomb Raider with Uncharted-inspired action, it&rsquo;s a varied, well-paced adventure game that provides the most human representation of Ms Croft yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomb-raider/review">Read our full Tomb Raider review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tomb Raider" alt="Tomb Raider" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomb-raider.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: FIFA 14 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, we know there&rsquo;s a new FIFA game every year, but FIFA 14 feels like much more than a mere database update. The key development is the inclusion of realistic momentum, meaning players take time to shift direction. This pushes the game more towards rewarding tactical thinking, with space and support far more vital considerations than previously. Simply the best footie simulator around.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ps3/fifa-14/review">Read our full FIFA 14 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="FIFA 14" alt="FIFA 14" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fifa-14.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dishonored </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A first-person adventure that captures the essence of the original Deus Ex better than any other game, Dishonored lets you approach each level in a variety of ways: will you be the stealthy shadow or the balls-out brawler &ndash; or something in between? Extra spice comes in the forms of the vivid steampunk setting and twist-laden story.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dishonored/review">Read our full Dishonored review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dishonored" alt="Dishonored" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dishonored_0.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Hotline Miami </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This ultra-violent, ultra-stylish indie sensation (available for Windows, Mac, PS3 and PS Vita) mashes together the original Grand Theft Auto with movies like Drive and Scarface, then sprinkles one of the best soundtracks ever all over the resulting beautiful, bloody mess. The gameplay is simple &ndash; it sees you assassinating targets from a 2D top-down view &ndash; but it&#39;s so finely tuned that you&rsquo;ll struggle to step away from your keyboard.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hotline Miami " alt="Hotline Miami " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotline-miami.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Gadget Awards 2013 Gaming Grand Theft Auto 5 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:04:11 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429514 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Face recognition-fooling shirts, Samsung Galaxy J coming, and more GTA 5 myths busted http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/fully-charged-face-recognition-fooling-shirts-samsung-galaxy-j-coming-and-more-gt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the morning, which can only mean one thing: our daily news-blast of top tech stories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The clever t-shirts that fox Facebook’s face recognition" alt="The clever t-shirts that fox Facebook’s face recognition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/realface-glamoflage.jpg?1381219381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The clever t-shirts that fox Facebook’s face recognition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The automatic facial recognition used by social networks like Facebook is undeniably creepy – especially because it’s implemented in order to serve advertisers first and users second. Thankfully there are ways to avoid its cold, calculating gaze (beyond the obvious-yet-drastic “wear a mask at all times” or “delete your Facebook profile”), such as Simone C. Niquille’s REALFACE Glamoflage t-shirts.</p> <p>As part of her thesis, the graphic design graduate student created a series of shirts covered in distorted celebrity faces. While they’re not guaranteed to stop the wearer’s fizzog being spotted by facial recognition algorithms, the shirts have a good chance of confusing the systems. Niquille, who sells the shirts for around £40 apiece, says they work more effectively if they fit the wearer tightly.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://realface.s-c-n.biz/">Realface</a> via <a href="http://www.wired.com/design/2013/10/thwart-facebooks-creepy-auto-tagging-with-these-bizarre-t-shirts/">Wired</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy J leaked </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung, it seems, is poised to launch yet another Galaxy device. According to photos obtained by blog RBMen, the Samsung Galaxy J will be launched soon on Japan’s NTT DoCoMo network. The J looks set to be a more powerful version of the Galaxy S4, equipped with 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 800 processor (just like you’d find in the larger Galaxy Note 3). There’s no indication, as yet, that the J will be launching outside of Japan, but we’ll keep an eye out for more info. [Source: <a href="http://rbmen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/docomo2013-2014.html">RBMen</a> via <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57606386-251/samsung-galaxy-j-sony-xperia-z1f-leaked-for-japanese-market/">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy J leaked" alt="Samsung Galaxy J leaked" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-j.jpg?1381219381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Third GTA 5 mythbusters video explores motorcycle helmets, jet engines and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grand Theft Auto 5 has some insane attention to detail, especially considering the size and scope of its game world, and we’ve seen few better demonstrations of that than DefendTheHouse’s mythbuster videos. The third one has just been posted, and among the questions it poses are, “Do motorbike helmets reduce damage?” and, “Can jet engines blow players back?” Watch it and find the answers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lsbgVrHp_Nk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio M1BT headphones go wireless with Bluetooth 4.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philips has launched a wireless take on its Fidelio M1 headphones, the Fidelio M1BT. Out from today and priced at £250, the M1BT features Bluetooth 4.0 for taking streaming music and phone calls in cable-free fashion. The headphones themselves are made from a high-end combo of materials including leather and aluminium, so you know your money's going towards something that looks as sharp as it sounds.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Fidelio M1BT headphones go wireless with Bluetooth 4.0" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT headphones go wireless with Bluetooth 4.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-m1.jpg?1381219381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Grand Theft Auto 5 Samsung Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:04:24 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427600 at http://www.stuff.tv Ultimate setup: Grand Theft Auto Online http://www.stuff.tv/ultimate-setup-grand-theft-auto-online/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto Online launches today – and we&#039;ve rounded up the kit you need to make the most of its massive online world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ultimate setup: Grand Theft Auto Online" alt="Ultimate setup: Grand Theft Auto Online" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/grand-theft-auto-v-setup.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grand Theft Auto Online launches today – and if you want to rule the mean streets of Los Santos, you'll need to tool up.</p> <p>We've picked out the best kit to build your criminal empire, from cans to controllers…&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sennheiser X320 (£55) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, the <a href="http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/news/x-320-x-2-perfect-sound-for-xbox-launched-announcing-two-new-sound-experiences-for-xbox-360">Sennheiser X320</a>&nbsp;may be a wired headset – but it delivers excellent bass-boosted sound quality, a noice-cancelling mic and controls for in-game and voice channels. And best of all, you can get it cheap – shop around and you can pick them up for absurdly low prices (£30 from <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-Over-Ear-Headset-Cancelling-Microphone/dp/B005JVKAY6">Amazon</a>, anyone?). They're designed for Xbox 360 owners; if you're gaming on a PS3, check out the U320s.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you simply must cut the cord, the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP510 (£250 from <a href="http://www.game.co.uk/en/turtle-beach-ear-force-xp510-headset-222810">game.co.uk</a>) headset packs dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus an array of audio preset options to give you the edge over your enemies. You also get dynamic chat boost, to ensure that your crew mates can hear you over the sound of gunfire and screaming.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sennheiser X320" alt="Sennheiser X320" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sennheiser-x320.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Turtle Beach Ear Force XP510" alt="Turtle Beach Ear Force XP510" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Turtle-Beach-Ear-Force-XP510.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> X-Dream Rocker Ultra Wireless Gaming Chair (£300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Park your behind in this geek throne and you'll be comfy for the duration of your marathon gaming session. It's got a built-in wireless stereo sound system and subwoofer, plus three vibration units to give you an extra buzz.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boysstuff.co.uk/gaming-chairs/x-dream-ultra-wireless-gaming-chair/">boysstuff.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="X-Dream Rocker Ultra Wireless Gaming Chair" alt="X-Dream Rocker Ultra Wireless Gaming Chair" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xr-3.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer Sabertooth Elite (£70) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the bevy of buttons on your standard controller isn't enough, turn to this specced-up gaming goliath. It's wired, to reduce lag, and features an overhauled d-pad, plus an additional six programmable buttons to give you the edge over the competition.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.razerzone.com/gb-en/store/razer-sabertooth">razerzone.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Razer Sabertooth Elite" alt="Razer Sabertooth Elite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/razer-sabertooth-elite.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung UE46F7000 (£1400) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best game in the world right now deserves a quality screen, and the 46in <a href="http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UE46F7000STXXU">Samsung UE46F7000</a>&nbsp;(£1400 from <a href="http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/large-screen-tvs-32-and-over/samsung-ue46f7000-smart-3d-46-led-tv-21298607-pdt.html?gclid=CPKuwpz39bkCFYyWtAod1T8AFA&amp;srcid=198&amp;cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&amp;mctag=gg_goog_7904&amp;s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!30418088244!!!g!60595267915!&amp;ef_id=UgtGaQAABWC1Zuqa:20131001151731:s">Currys</a>) hits the sweet spot – with all the smarts of the larger 8000 and great picture quality – but shedding the the flashy design elements (and shaving a considerable amount off the price in the process).&nbsp;</p> <p>Want something a little smaller and more affordable? The <a href="http://www.sony.co.uk/product/tv-80-32-lcd/kdl-32w654a">Sony KDL-32W654A</a> can be yours for £380 (from <a href="http://www.hispek.com/sony/lcd-led-televisions/sony-kdl32w654-32-full-hd-led-television-in-silver-pd-15473.php?source=Froogle&amp;lot=Froogle&amp;utm_content=pla&amp;keyword=&amp;id=50615086246&amp;gclid=CKXAzPr29bkCFZShtAodsD0AXQ">HiSpek</a>), cramming a Full HD picture into its 32in frame, and offering up integrated Wi-Fi and Freeview HD for when playtime's over. Perfect for a bedroom gaming setup.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE46F7000" alt="Samsung UE46F7000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM-LED-UE46F7000-S.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony KDL-32W654A" alt="Sony KDL-32W654A" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-KDL-32W654A.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 Collector&#039;s Edition (£110) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Good luck getting your hands on one of these, they're in short supply. But shop around and you can find them – some stores have a few copies in stock, and there's always the second-hand market.</p> <p>This absurdly-OTT box comes packaged with a security bag and a New Era 9Fifty cap – bin them swiftly, and rummage around for the blueprint map that yields up game secrets under a blacklight. Best of all, you get exclusive online DLC - classic GTA characters that can be used as parents in GTA Online's character creation system, plus the Khamelion high-end electric car. Drive it and everyone will try to kill you for being the sort of person who drops £100+ on a Collector's Edition copy of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Theft-Auto-Collectors-Edition/dp/B00CZ8VVUI">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5 Collector&#039;s Edition" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5 Collector&#039;s Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/grand-theft-auto-5-collectors-edition.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/khamelion.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 manual app (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rockstar's abandoned the paper manuals of yore – a pity, because its tourist guides to GTA's funhouse-mirror versions of American cities were a highlight of the games. Fortunately, you can now grab the GTA 5 manual as an iOS app – complete with maps of Los Santos – or a desktop application for PC and Mac – other platforms, including Android version, are coming soon.</p> <p>Get it here for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/grand-theft-auto-v-the-manual/id699032795?mt=8">iOS</a>, <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/V/assets/manual/GrandTheftAutoV-TheManual.msi">PC</a> and <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/V/assets/manual/GrandTheftAutoV-TheManual.dmg">Mac</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5 manual app" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5 manual app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-manual-app.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Avermedia Game Capture HD (£80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Preserve your five-star chases for posterity with the help of this handy gadget – it'll capture your gameplay in 1080i and save it as an H.264 MP4 file on either a 2.5in SATA hard drive or an external USB 2.0 drive – bear in mind you'll you'll need to supply the storage medium. If you can bear to wait, the Game Capture HD II is coming soon, adding HDMI connectivity and 1080p support.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/AVerMedia-Capture-C281-Gameplay-Real-time/dp/B005RKDI8E">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Avermedia Game Capture HD" alt="Avermedia Game Capture HD" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/avermedia-game-capture-hd.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ultimate Setup: GTA Online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The kit you need to become a kingpin in Grand Theft Auto Online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-online-caro.jpg?1380903514" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ultimate-setup-grand-theft-auto-online/feature#comments Console games Geek accessories Grand Theft Auto 5 Rockstar Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:46:26 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427313 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: GTA gets Google Glass app, powerful Sony Xperia Z1 Mini on the way, and IKEA now selling solar panels http://www.stuff.tv/glass/fully-charged-gta-gets-google-glass-app-powerful-sony-xperia-z1-mini-way-and-ikea-now-selling- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kickstart your morning with our fully-loaded breakfast basket of tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GTA 3 vignette on Glass" alt="GTA 3 vignette on Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta3vignette.jpg?1380687149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Glass app adds GTA map HUD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Glass developer <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/116031914637788986927/posts/LLspEu5Knwf">Mike Giovanni</a> has found a novel way to “mash up” Google’s wearable smart specs with Grand Theft Auto 3: a live HUD that keeps the in-game map in your eye line while you’re playing. Giovanni says the app isn’t without its issues (it drains Glass’ battery in about 45 minutes), and obviously it won’t work with console versions of the game. But once GTA 5 is out on the PC, the hack could conceivably allow you to use Glass to navigate the mean streets of Los Santos. [Source: <a href="http://www.geek.com/android/gta-hack-reveals-google-glass-true-gaming-potential-1572263/?">geek.com</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Z1 Mini incoming – check the specs here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony is prepping a chopped-down edition of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/honami/sony-xperia-honami-z1/review">Xperia Z1</a> phone – but won’t be skimping on the specs. According to a leak, the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini – or possibly “Z1 F” – will sport a 4.3in 720p screen and measure 127 x 65 x 9.4mm, making it more pocket-friendly than its 5in big brother the Z1. But it’ll still feature a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor running at a speedy 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2300mAh battery, an identical 20.7MP camera and the same ultra-tough, waterproof build quality.</p> <p>Basically, it sounds like a hugely powerful “small” smartphone, likely to be one of the fastest performers on the market. We’ll keep an eye out for official news. [Source: <a href="http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/09/30/xperia-z1-f-so-02f-aka-honami-mini-specs-leak/">xperiablog.net</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Z1 Mini incoming – check the specs here" alt="Sony Xperia Z1 Mini incoming – check the specs here" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-z1-mini-spec-leak.jpg?1380687149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sky adds The Wire, The Sopranos and Mad Men to its on-demand Box Set collection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From today, Sky+HD and Sky Go subscribers have access to a bumper crop of new TV Box Sets, Sky’s name for its collection of full-season on-demand TV shows. Included in this autumn’s line up are shows including The Wire (seasons 1-5), The Sopranos (season 1-6), Game of Thrones (seasons 1 and 2), Mad Men (season 1-3) and Seinfeld (season 8).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Sopranos" alt="The Sopranos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-sopranos.jpg?1380609181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IKEA now selling solar panels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Next time you pop to your nearest IKEA, you might be able to drive away with more than just a flat-packed wardrobe, a couple of ferns and a case of cheap hot dog-based indigestion. The Swedish furniture shop has started selling solar panels in-store in an effort to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market.</p> <p>A standard 3.36-kilowatt system designed for a semi-detached house will be priced at £5,700, which includes a consultation service, delivery, installation and maintenance. IKEA says that, for the average Briton, this investment will be repaid within seven years.</p> <p>The panels are available now at IKEA’s Southampton store and will be rolling out to other outlets across the UK in the coming months. [Source: <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/ikea-starts-selling-solar-panels-homes-103408493--finance.html">Yahoo! News</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 mythbusters videos explore limits of Rockstar’s world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Can you knife a shark in Grand Theft Auto 5? Can you hide from the cops in a shrub? Will your dog Chop fetch a grenade, thinking it's his ball? All these questions and more are explored in hilarious fashion in DefendTheHouse’s Grand Theft Auto 5 Mythbusters series on YouTube. There are currently two videos, but expect more soon. Well worth six minutes of your time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4hyyjG841gg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xi3 Piston, possible first non-Valve “Steam Machine”, to go on sale 29th November </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Xi3 has announced that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/xi3-piston-it-valve-steam-box/news">Piston</a>, thought to be the first <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/steam-box/valve-steam-machines-coming-2014/news">third-party PC designed to run Valve’s SteamOS</a>, will go on sale on 29th November. The date is “Black Friday” in the US: the day after Thanksgiving, when many retailers offer large discounts on their products. Those who have pre-ordered the Piston will receive theirs about two weeks prior to that, however.</p> <p>The small form-factor PC will offer a quad-core x86 processor clocked at 3.2GHz, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of flash storage and plenty of connectivity. It’s priced at US$999 (£620). [Source: <a href="http://www.xi3.com/piston">xi3.com</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xi3 Piston" alt="Xi3 Piston" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xi3-piston.jpg?1380687149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/glass/fully-charged-gta-gets-google-glass-app-powerful-sony-xperia-z1-mini-way-and-ikea-now-selling-#comments Glass Google Grand Theft Auto 5 Sony Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:03:51 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427282 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Curvy OLED TV on sale in the UK, GTA 5 soundtrack available, and YouTube comment clean-up in effect http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/fully-charged-curvy-oled-tv-sale-uk-gta-5-soundtrack-available-and-youtube-commen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kick off your Thursday morning with four slices of fried tech gold </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack hits Spotify and iTunes" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack hits Spotify and iTunes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta-v-music.jpg?1380212999" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack hits Spotify and iTunes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Enjoying the original music, score and soundtrack from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Grand Theft Auto 5</a>? Well, we’ve got some good news for you: you can now listen to it outside of Los Santos, right here in the real world.</p> <p>Rockstar Games has released the music in three separate volumes on both iTunes and Spotify. Volume 1 features original songs recorded for the game, like Wavves’ “Nine Is God” and Twin Shadow’s “Old Love / New Love”; Volume 2 is the score by Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson; and Volume 3 (not available on Spotify yet – but you can probably find most of the songs there ) features 19 licensed songs from the soundtrack. [Source: <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51411/the-music-of-grand-theft-auto-v-three-volume-digital-album-now-a.html">Rockstar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG’s curved OLED TV comes to Currys! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG’s much-hyped curved OLED television, the first of its kind in the world, is going on sale in the UK – and it’s <a href="http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/lg-oled-tv-445-commercial.html">going on sale</a> at Currys &amp; PC World. The 55in, 4.3mm-thick set, which debuted at IFA a few weeks ago, is available in-store (at the retailer’s Guildford, Thurrock, Teeside and Birmingham outlets) and online from today, priced at a cool £8,000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG curved OLED TV" alt="LG curved OLED TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-curved-oled.jpg?1380177181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTube working to make its comments section less awful </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Anyone who has spent any time on YouTube will know that its comments section is a veritable Wild West of the mainstream Internet: unpoliced, frightening and populated by some of the worst individuals you’ll come across online.</p> <p>After burying its head in the sand over the issue for years, YouTube is finally acting to clean up the comments by giving video uploaders more moderation powers. Instead of showing the most recent comments by default, it’ll show the most relevant, and commenters’ past behaviour will impact on how visible their new comments become: those frequently flagged for abuse or spam will likely have any comments buried, while those with strong Google+ reputations will be moved up the ladder.</p> <p>The system has already started rolling out to some uploaders, so its impact – or lack of one – should start to be seen soon. [Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57604431-93/youtube-gets-the-yuck-out-in-comments-cleanup/">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="YouTube working to make its comments section less awful" alt="YouTube working to make its comments section less awful" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/youtube-logo.jpg?1380212999" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Defy turns your flat pictures into 3D printed masterpieces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New service <a href="http://www.3defy.com/">3Defy</a> is mighty impressive: upload a picture to the website, trace some edges, push and pull some depth sliders and before long you’ll have a 3D printable file (in the X3D format, which stores colour data) that can be taken or sent to the printing service of your choosing. You’ll have to pay for the conversion, but at just a few pounds (US$4.99) for unlimited use it won’t break the bank. [Source: <a href="http://www.3dprinter.net/make-photos-3d-with-3defy">3dprinter.net</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nolmrLNUqPI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D printers Grand Theft Auto 5 LG YouTube Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:09:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427099 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: GTA V’s companion app, Intel’s wine-powered CPU, and the 3D-printed gun is coming to London http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/fully-charged-gta-v-s-companion-app-intel-s-wine-powered-cpu-and-3d-printed-gun-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Grand Theft Auto day! So read about Rockstar’s new app and other top tech stories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GTA iFruit app" alt="GTA iFruit app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta-v-ifruit.jpg?1379399582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GTA V iFruit app lets you customise cars on your iPhone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Grand Theft Auto V</a> is finally out today, and with it Rockstar Games has launched the “<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/grand-theft-auto-ifruit/id697056811?mt=8">iFruit</a>” app for iOS devices. The free app allows you to customise the look and performance of vehicles (including personalised licence plates) and have your modifications transferred to the actual in-game cars. It also features a mini game starring Chop, Franklin’s dog. Feed him and keep him happy and that will improve his behaviour and usefulness in the actual console game.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel turns wine into electricity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Certain processors are so low-power that they can be run off unlikely energy sources. You might have heard of potatoes being used as batteries in school science labs – but how about a nice glass of Merlot being used to run a computer? That was exactly the case at the Intel developer forum last week, when Chipzilla anthropologist Dr Genevieve Bell demonstrated a CPU running off a glass of red wine. The beverage’s acetic acid reacts with two electrodes to produce a tiny amount of electricity – tiny, but enough for a low-power processor. In a few year’s time, it may be possible to run actual computers off this kind of improvised battery. [Source: <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/12/intel_shows_off_winepowered_processor_and_biometric_boffinry/">The Register</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel wine CPU" alt="Intel wine CPU" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wine.jpg?1379399582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D-printed gun goes on show at V&amp;A Museum </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>London’s Victoria &amp; Albert Museum has acquired an unusual&nbsp;– and somewhat controversial&nbsp;– new tech-related exhibit for this week’s London Design Festival show. The V&amp;A has got its mitts on both prototypes of the Liberator pistol, the first 3D-printed firearm, a £15 do-it-yourself gun that was demonstrated a few months ago online by designer Cody Wilson. It’s estimated that around 100,000 people have downloaded the gun design for printing already (the US government has since forced Wilson to remove the blueprints), but if you want to see the original parts for yourself, get thee to the V&amp;A. [Source: <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/15/va-museum-acquires-first-3d-printed-gun/">Dezeen</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Liberator" alt="The Liberator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-printed-gun.jpg?1379399582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Grand Theft Auto 5 iOS apps Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:36:07 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426741 at http://www.stuff.tv Grand Theft Auto 5 http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GTA 5 arrives with the highest of expectations, but it exceeds almost all of them to become one of the greatest games of all time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_HUD_005.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/guycocker" title="View user profile.">Guy Cocker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Relax – it was worth the wait, and then some. The sprawling, ingenious, hilarious&nbsp;<em>Grand Theft Auto 5</em>&nbsp;is a contender for the best game of the current generation of consoles, and might just be the best game of all time.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £35.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tested on Xbox 360 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three-character dynamic works a treat </div> <div class="field-item even"> Massive, varied and detailed world </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Brilliantly varied missions stick in the mind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Immaturity creeps in a number of times </div> <div class="field-item even"> Occasional frame rate drops </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three’s company </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grand Theft Auto V presents an incredibly detailed world that’s packed full of things to do, but that’s become par for the course for GTA. What actually turns out to be the most noteworthy and unexpected thing about <em>GTA V</em> is its three-character structure, which really changes up the game’s narrative and gameplay structure.</p> <p>The three main characters are compelling in their own unique ways, and act with a distinct set of motives. Michael is a master thief who cashed out for a life of luxury, while Trevor is his one-time partner in crime, who’s now peddling meth in a trailer park. Franklin is the most traditional GTA-style lead - a small-time crook with big-time ambitions whom Michael takes under his wing.</p> <p>The interplay between the three characters is what makes the game so compelling. Each has his own very different motivations, resulting in some excellent cut-scenes in the Hollywood-quality story. Switching characters during missions adds more variety to proceedings, not to mention more tactical possibilities and increased replay value. It's basically up to you whether you stick with one character throughout a mission, or play as Michael as he goes in guns blazing, then switch to Trevor so you can be the one driving the getaway car. Away from the missions, moving between characters reveals some brilliantly observed incidental details that offer a glimpse into the everyday life of each character.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GTA%20V%20%2819%29.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GTA%20V%20%2811%29.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_370.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_187.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What the hell am I doing living in LA? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While <em>GTA IV’s</em> Liberty City was impressive, the scale of <em>GTA V’s</em> world is on a whole other level. From a technical perspective, it encapsulates a space of land that’s supposedly bigger than <em>GTA: San Andreas</em>, <em>GTA IV</em> and <em>Red Dead Redemption</em> put together - we were still discovering new areas of the map 30 hours into the game. On an artistic level, San Andreas is even more astounding - from the gorgeous beaches to the trashy trailer parks, the level of detail in the world is nothing short of astonishing. The only downside is this ambition slightly exceeds current-gen hardware, with a frame rate that can slow when you’re racing at speed through the populated streets. We'll take that next-gen version as soon as you're ready, Rockstar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_340.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_346.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_366.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_333_0.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mission: Impossible </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/25-defining-grand-theft-auto-moments/feature" target="_blank">The <em>GTA</em> series has provided some incredible moments</a>, whether it’s Michael Jackson playing on the radio when you steal your first car in <em>Vice City</em>, getting into a jet and flying to an entirely new city in <em>San Andreas</em>, or performing a Heat-like bank robbery in <em>GTA IV</em>. <em>GTA V</em> delivers memorable moments like these over and over again. We won’t detail them in the interest of spoilers, but the assignments are wild, imaginative and incredibly varied - just when you’ve told yourself you’ve played the best mission yet, the game throws up another classic.</p> <p>The new heists are particularly awesome: you have to find the tools, choose your squad, and execute the job across multiple missions. If, like us, you've always assumed that if you turned your bulging brain to crime you'd be completely amazing at it, now you can find out. But beware, like previous GTA games, some missions can be tough, although the generous checkpointing means you at least don’t have to replay long sections over and over.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_367.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_343.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_291.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_103.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GTA: Online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unusually, the online component of <em>GTA 5</em> isn't even available yet, but we're massively excited about it as it builds on the already huge single player game by adding 500 separate missions, the ability to buy your own cars and houses, and create a new <em>GTA Online</em> avatar - you choose your parents, lifestyle and preferences, and then upgrade your character from there. You'll partner up with friends and Rockstar crew members first, before your game is populated with people at the same skill level from your geographical location. The coolest feature? People can steal money from you, but you can put a bounty on their head for other players to collect.&nbsp;<em>GTA Online</em>&nbsp;launches on 1st October, so that gives you two weeks to finish the single-player game in preparation. No pressure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Extracurricular activities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>GTA V</em> is a massive game, with a huge world to explore, a long main story and a staggering number of side missions. Each character has specific missions that introduce them to new NPCs and extra cash - operating a tow truck as Franklin, or going on a killing spree as Trevor, for example. As you earn cash, there’s a <em>Monopoly</em>-style property game to play, allowing you to buy locations like strip clubs, bars and cinemas that will earn you an income each week (although they come with their own sets of missions - you’ll be called on to catch the thief if they happen to get robbed, for example). You can even get involved in the stock market and make money from the companies you’re ripping off throughout the game.</p> <p>It’s a testament to the quality of these optional activities that, even though we were trying to complete the main story for review, we were constantly being distracted by other stuff to do. &nbsp;Our do-gooder Robin Hood fantasies meant we were especially drawn to the random vigilante missions - if you see someone being mugged on the street, you can chase down the crook and give the property back for a reward, or just keep the handbag/vehicle for yourself. The challenges, such as flying under every bridge in the game, are also compulsively addictive.&nbsp;</p> <p>The sports games such as golf and tennis won’t challenge <em>Tiger Woods</em> or <em>Top Spin</em>, but they’re fun diversions that also improve your characters’ physical attributes. There’s also stuff to do in the world just for fun, such as riding a cable car or going on a rollercoaster. You don’t need to do any of this stuff, but it all breathes life to this incredible world. And it's obviously much more fun and much prettier than real life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_HUD_009.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GTA%20V%20%2817%29.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pop culture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While previous <em>GTA</em> games have been amusing, <em>GTA V</em> is funnier than anything before it. It helps that there are plenty of modern trappings to satirise - the repetitive nature of first person shooters, the degrading nature of talent shows, the messianic status of tech companies – and GTA V really goes for the jugular on all these issues and more. The humour permeates every area of the game, from the TV shows, to the billboards, to the in-game version of the internet, there are loads of genuine laugh out loud moments. It’s also worth mentioning there are more radio stations than ever before, and the soundtrack is as excellent and diverse as ever. There’s even an original score for the first time in a <em>GTA</em> game, and it plays dynamically depending on what you’re doing - generally stealthing-it-up or blowing-it-up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_368.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Questionable ethics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While most of the humour is satirical, there’s a nasty streak that runs through <em>GTA V</em> that will leave a bad taste in the mouth of some players. Trevor's the biggest problem – a cruel, foul-mouthed and ultra-violent psychopath who is introduced to the game in brutal fashion and becomes more grotesque from there. It’s clear that you’re supposed to laugh at his unhinged behaviour, but the game pushes the shock tactics a little too much. In one severely uncomfortable mission, you’re forced to use Trevor to water-board, electrocute and disembowel someone to extract information - not exactly subtle.</p> <p>The game’s sexual politics are also a bit immature - female characters tend to be nothing more than broadly drawn caricatures that are either a burden to the main characters, something that needs to be saved, or something that can be leered over. Some players won't notice any of this, others won't care, but Rockstar should know better.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_251.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Grand Theft Auto 5</em> aims ridiculously high and despite those ethical missteps manages to deliver on all of its towering ambitions. Shooting straight to the top of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">our list of the best games you can play</a> right now, it’s a game that pushes the boundaries not only of what’s possible in open world games, but what’s possible on the current generation of consoles. In <em>GTA 5</em>, the incredibly detailed world, compelling characters and varied missions combine to create an experience that will live on in your memory long after you've finished playing - and we expect you'll be playing for a long, long time.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_HUD_002.png?1401335659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> depth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> addictiveness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everything the fans wanted and more, Grand Theft Auto 5 is an instant classic and fitting swansong for the current-gen consoles</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 review – is this the best game ever? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GTA 5 arrives with high expectations – and exceeds almost all of them </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review#comments Console games Gaming Grand Theft Auto 5 PS3 Xbox 360 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:35:32 +0000 Tom Parsons 1426727 at http://www.stuff.tv 25 most unforgettable Grand Theft Auto moments http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/25-defining-grand-theft-auto-moments/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With Grand Theft Auto 5 just around the corner, we take a look back at some of the finest moments from the series </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto Online" alt="Grand Theft Auto Online" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Grand-Theft-Auto-Online-1.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In just under a week, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/new-grand-theft-auto-5-trailer-released/news">Grand Theft Auto 5</a> hits store shelves around the world.</p> <p>It’s fair to say that anticipation for the latest version of the open-world crim-sim is through the roof – because with the GTA series, Rockstar Games has consistently upped the ante for just how fun, massive and downright hilarious games can be.</p> <p>We’ve rummaged through our cupboard of memories to pick out 25 of the highlights – and it was no easy task.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gouranga! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first indication that GTA wasn’t like other games came when you splattered your first procession of Hare Krishnas – mow down every last orange-robed tambourine-banger and you’d be rewarded with an onscreen message saying "GOURANGA!", lots of points and a slight feeling of guilt. It was a statement of intent from DMA Design, Rockstar’s old name – the gleefully anarchic Grand Theft Auto was here, and it didn’t care who it offended.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AXrhiEfUQSg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From 2D to 3D </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With 2001’s Grand Theft Auto III, GTA made the jump into 3D – and the GTA franchise suddenly sprang into life. No longer a faceless blob seen from on high, you were a living, breathing character. And so was Liberty City – walking the streets, you could see Rockstar’s attention to detail from up close. Each neighbourhood was different, from the grit and grime of Portland’s red light district to the high rises of Staunton Island.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lPMyUNdZ3bc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hot Coffee </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the most controversial moments in Grand Theft Auto history came when modders unlocked an unfinished minigame that Rockstar had left buried in the code for GTA: San Andreas.</p> <p>The reason for the hoo-ha? The minigame put you in control of hero CJ as he got intimate with his girlfriend. Legislators – notably Rockstar’s bête noire Jack Thompson – and tabloid papers predictably blew a gasket. Rockstar found that Hot Coffee meant it was in very hot water indeed – the game was slapped with an Adults Only rating, and Rockstar paying out US$20m in a settlement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" alt="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-san-andreas-hot-coffee.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Swearing for the first time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Admit it, back when the PlayStation first came around you would've found swearing funny, especially when it wasn't exactly commonplace in video games. Nearly killing an innocent bystander in a high-performance sports car and then being called an "asshole" ─ it was pure video game bliss and somehow all these years on it still raises a smile among us juveniles.</p> <p>In <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/watch-new-gta-5-online-gameplay-video-here/news">GTA Online</a> (part of GTA V, available two weeks later), you’ll be able to pick from a selection of filthy gestures to mock passersby – we can hardly wait.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oB6qTqHlzgQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> London Pride </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nobody does gangsters like the Brits, which is why the London 1969 mission pack for the original Grand Theft Auto was a right bubble bath. There were 30 new vehicles, 32 new missions, a fictional London capital in which to wreak havoc, British cars aplenty, rozzers shouting “You’re nicked,” and Cockney rhyming slang. We can but hope that Rockstar eventually revisits this forgotten gem.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: London 1969" alt="Grand Theft Auto: London 1969" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-london-69.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finding Bigfoot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Okay, Bigfoot never actually appeared in the GTA games – but a persistent urban myth held that if you ventured into the woods around GTA: San Andreas’ Mount Chiliad, you’d encounter the cryptozoological creature.</p> <p>Rockstar finally obliged by putting the Sasquatch in Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare – unlocking an achievement titled “Six Years in the Making” that poked fun at the long wait since San Andreas.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" alt="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-san-andreas-bigfoot-1.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Welcome to the Jungle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From the outset, Grand Theft Auto’s radio stations have been masterpieces, with satirical DJs and adverts peppered throughout note-perfect playlists. San Andreas’ rock station K-DST was a particular highlight, featuring as it did Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose as DJ Tommy “The Nightmare” Smith. At the time – and with the long-gestating Chinese Democracy album still in production – Axl’s in-game appearance was the first time we’d heard his voice since 1999.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FL2a4CVPFIQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;There are no Easter Eggs up here&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GTA games are littered with Easter Eggs, from the dead body out at sea in Vice City, to the Heart of the City in GTA IV’s Statue of Happiness. But our favourite is in GTA: San Andreas – a plaque reading "There are no Easter Eggs up here Go Away," found on top of a bridge only accessible by jetpack. Oh, the irony.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" alt="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-easter-eggs.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Explosive shotgun! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rockstar dialled up the firepower to ludicrous levels with The Ballad of Gay Tony’s AA12 explosive shotgun, which could pump out explosive shells at a rate of knots. A couple of well-placed shots could bring down a helicopter or blast a car apart – who needs rocket launchers, eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/G381Q--F_8g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GTA 2&#039;s intro movie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Forget CGI visuals, when players first loaded up Grand Theft Auto 2 they were treated to a live-action intro with real actors. Back then, it was a perfect scene-setter – though these days, the horrible '90s look and feel is hard to stomach.</p> <p>It's still oddly compelling, though, and evidence of Rockstar’s ambitions – indeed, given that budget limitations meant it had to be set in the present day rather than the cyberpunk near-future of GTA 2, it actually pre-empts much of the look and feel of Grand Theft Auto III.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/P5j1qvZRFRk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Stretch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of GTA: London 1969’s more memorable missions finds you escorting one “Lucan” to a plastic surgeon after some “trouble with the nanny.” On the surface, it seemed like a typical off-the-wall mission request. However, it was actually a reference to John Bingham - aka Lord Lucan - who disappeared on the 8th of November, 1974, after murdering the family nanny.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/67T9UohnQJ8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snagging a Beast GTS the moment you start a game </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Usually, video games make you wait for the best cars, but not GTA, oh no. By immediately running across the road at the very start of the first game you could snag the digital equivalent of a Dodge Viper. Every time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto" alt="Grand Theft Auto" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-beast-gts.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trying to fly the Dodo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before we were able to take to the air in a helicopter, Grand Theft Auto III teased us with the infamous stubby-winged Dodo.</p> <p>Getting this baby off the ground and flying it for anything more than a few seconds took the reactions of a warrior, the dexterity of a samurai and the patience of a saint. And yet, we all kept going back for more punishment in the hope of taming what was very obviously meant to be a flightless bird.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto III" alt="Grand Theft Auto III" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-iii-dodo.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reach for the skies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grand Theft Auto III’s 3D environments teased us with the promise of flight – with police helicopters circling above us, we fantasised about taking to the skies and flying among the skyscrapers of Staunton Island.</p> <p>In Vice City, that promise was finally realised, with the introduction of helicopters – and the game world opened up. In many ways, this was the point at which “Grand Theft Auto” became a slightly inadequate title for the game. We’d moved beyond just hijacking cars – soaring above a living city in our whirlybird, the extent of Rockstar’s ambitions became clear. Plus you could rain missiles down on unsuspecting motorists with the Hunter attack 'copter. Death from above, baby.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" alt="Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vice-city-helicopter.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The jetpack in San Andreas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Breaking into the Area 69 facility in the Black Project mission yielded up San Andreas’ most ridiculous form of transport – a jetpack.</p> <p>Amass a king’s ransom – US$60 million of in-game money – and you could net one of your very own – making for aerial hit and run shenanigans and unparalleled opportunities for exploration. It had better put in an appearance in Grand Theft Auto 5, is all we’re saying.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/B1cXWkG0uqs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On yer bike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The opening of San Andreas saw hero CJ pedaling away furiously on a BMX bike – not exactly the supercars we’re used to from GTA. But the addition of the pedal-powered pushbike was one of Rockstar's finest moments.</p> <p>Using one to escape the police was suicidal, but for cruising around the streets, pulling tricks and harassing pedestrians it was a fan favourite. Trials were also a great way to pass the time – and if you were at peak fitness levels, you could motor along.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xAhubbZ3OhM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three Leaf Clover </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This spectacular heist mission was one of the highlights of GTA IV – and it made such an impact that Rockstar’s made intricate heists one of the centrepieces of Grand Theft Auto 5.</p> <p>Taking obvious inspiration from Michael Mann's 1995 film Heat, a simple raid on the Bank of Liberty escalates first into a running gun battle with the cops, a frantic escape through the subways, and finally an epic car chase. Brilliantly tense stuff.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Obl73JZPFAs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Practice Swing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After the dour GTA IV and Lost and the Damned, Rockstar decided to take GTA back to its sublimely daft roots with The Ballad of Gay Tony DLC. And the game’s second mission was a statement of intent: smacking golf balls at a luckless mob victim, before making a frantic getaway in a golf cart. Suddenly, Grand Theft Auto was fun again.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UZeiCgS85-I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The swing glitch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of GTA IV's most entertaining moments came about quite by accident - park a car next to the swing set in Firefly Projects and the vehicle will take off like a rocket, catapulted halfway across the map. Is it a glitch in the Matrix? Is it possessed? Who knows.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A4g6SOUI2E0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drug dealing on the DS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars may be the one everyone forgets about – overshadowed by GTA IV’s lush 3D graphics and The Ballad of Gay Tony’s abject lunacy – but it does have one trick up its sleeve.</p> <p>The drug dealing minigame, in which you trade narcotics in different areas to take advantage of changing prices, was worth the price of admission on its own. GTA Online’s set to feature similar market economics – buy shares in a car company, and manipulate the market – by blowing up vehicles. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Kve2uXfryFk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Driving like a 60s super-spy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone either wanted to be James Bond or Austin Powers. Or perhaps both. And GTA London 1969 let you realise your dreams, tooling around in the “James Bomb” and “Jub Swinger” cars – or the Aston Martin DB5 and Austin Powers’ Union Jack-emblazoned “Shaguar,” to those in the know.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gtlqyVV07JA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World of Tanks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From the original game’s Kill Frenzy in a pixelated 2D tank, to The Ballad of Gay Tony’s nimble NOOSE APC, there’s nothing quite so satisfying as taking to the streets in a bona fide war machine. The cops can’t touch you, and you can blast their flimsy cars to pieces with explosive shells. Good times.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony" alt="Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-noose-apc.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clever cops </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Way back when in the very first Grand Theft Auto, the police were relatively easy to dodge – they’d keep their cars on the road. So imagine our surprise when, taking to the streets in GTA 2, the fuzz were suddenly no longer confined to the streets and would cheerfully pursue you to the ends of the earth. Curse their sudden spatial awareness!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GmIGkA7bK8M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tommy talks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You may not realise it, but the first time Tommy Vercetti opens his big trap and the voice of Ray Liotta issues forth is kind of a big deal. Following three games in which you’d played a faceless cypher, the protagonist was suddenly blessed with an actual personality – and you could develop that character over the course of the game. Imagine GTA: San Andreas without CJ, or GTA IV without Niko – it just isn’t the same. And with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rockstar/grand-theft-auto-5">GTA 5</a>, Rockstar’s upping the ante with not one but three main characters that you can flit between at will.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VI52cD4wmLA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multiplayer moments </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Okay, these are entirely subjective, being the result of organic gameplay rather than scripted story moments. But they’re what make GTA special – shared experiences that no-one else will ever have.</p> <p>Like Stuff staffer Stephen Graves, who used to play the original Grand Theft Auto over a LAN: “There was this dramatic Hollywood climax where we both needed one kill to win, and my mate was barrelling towards me in a school bus, me backing away machine-gunning it – and it exploded just before the wreck hit me in the face. But I got the kill."</p> <p>Multiplayer rarely gets more fun than this – and it’s only set to get more immersive with the mind-boggling scope of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/watch-new-gta-5-online-gameplay-video-here/news">Grand Theft Auto Online</a>. We can't wait.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/olEGtoYs_8A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25 defining Grand Theft Auto moments </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GTA 5 is nearly here – we look back at some of the series&#039; highlights </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-caro.jpg?1379317607" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/25-defining-grand-theft-auto-moments/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/25-defining-grand-theft-auto-moments/feature#comments Console games Grand Theft Auto 5 Rockstar Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:42:02 +0000 Stephen Graves 1426578 at http://www.stuff.tv New Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer shows off storyline (and also miniguns) http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/new-grand-theft-auto-5-trailer-released/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rockstar Games ramps up the anticipation ahead of GTA 5&#039;s 17 September release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta-5-trailer.jpg?1377788961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As anticipation for Grand Theft Auto 5 reaches fever pitch, Rockstar has stoked the fires with one more trailer for the game.</p> <p>The short but sweet Official Trailer (wait, so the previous four or five weren't official?) shows off more of the game's storyline, and how retired bank robber Michael teams up with repo man Franklin and psychopath Trevor to commit a series of heists.</p> <p>More importantly, it also shows that we'll get to brandish miniguns.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Los Santos, here we come </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While chewing your nails to the quick in anticipation of its 17 September release date, check out the recent <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/watch-new-gta-v-gameplay-trailer/news">gameplay trailer</a>, and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/watch-new-gta-5-online-gameplay-video-here/news">GTA Online</a> trailer.</p> <p>It's perfectly normal to take the day off work to play GTA 5, right? Right? Anyone?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hvoD7ehZPcM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/new-grand-theft-auto-5-trailer-released/news#comments Console games Grand Theft Auto 5 Rockstar Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:06:08 +0000 Stephen Graves 1425975 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Three giving 4G to all, Nintendo launches 2DS and lots of GTA V soundtrack details spilled http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/fully-charged-three-giving-4g-all-nintendo-launches-2ds-and-lots-gta-v-soundtrack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come on in for your daily dose of tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Three to offer 4G at no extra cost" alt="Three to offer 4G at no extra cost" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/three-mobile-logo.jpg?1377757981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three to offer 4G at no extra cost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From December this year, every Three customer with a 4G-compatible phone or tablet will get 4G at no extra cost. The roll-out will begin in London, Birmingham and Manchester, and Three says that by January 2014, over 1.5 million of its customers will have access to 4G. The transition from 3G to 4G won’t require any new contract or tariff – it’ll simply happen when your Three-connected phone is in a 4G area. Tasty.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo announces kid-friendly 2DS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now here’s a bit of a shocker: the Nintendo 2DS. No, 1st April hasn’t come early, and this is a real product: a wedge-shaped 3DS minus the 3D capabilities. It’s an entry-level device – the US price will be $130, which is around £85) – with a non-folding design. In most other respects, it’s fairly similar to the 3DS: the screens are the same size and the same cameras are on board. Basically, this is a Nintendo handheld focussed even more on the kid market than the current offerings. It hits the US on 12th October, and while a European launch date hasn’t been announced, it’s due to head this way at some point. We’ll be attempting to get our hands on one very soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sAExBTWIp3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rolling Stone has got the scoop on the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V – and it’s looking truly amazing. There’ll be 15 radio stations in the game, two of which are talk radio, and 240 licensed songs. There’s also “20 movies worth” of in-game score – and yes, this is the first time a GTA game has actually had a score.</p> <p>Hosts for the stations are, in true Rockstar style, picked from the great and the good of the music and entertainment world: they include Wavves, Flying Lotus, Tyler The Creator, DJ Pooh, Pam “Jackie Brown” Grier, Kenny Loggins and Bootsy Collins. Head over to Rolling Stone for an enlightening, info-packed interview with Rockstar's soundtrack supervisor Ivan Pavlovich. [Source: <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/inside-the-grand-theft-auto-v-soundtrack-20130828">Rolling Stone</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack revealed" alt="Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-v-trevor-mural.jpg?1377757981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Van Gogh paintings get insanely accurate 3D replicas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest technology is being harnessed in order to create incredibly accurate 3D prints of some of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum is using a technique called Reliefography, developed by Fujifilm, which combines 3D scanning and high-resolution printing to create a replica of not only the the painting but its brushstrokes, its frame and even its back.</p> <p>These replicas, called Relievos, are of such high quality that it apparently requires an expert to notice that they aren’t originals. As a precaution against anyone seeking to pass them off as such, each one is being marked with an unbreakable seal. Relievos can be sold to anyone wanting a convincing Van Gogh in their living room, and can also be used for education purposes. For one thing, you can touch them without being wrestled to the ground by a gallery guard. [Source: <a href="http://vangoghinternational.com/">Van Gogh International</a> via <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2013/08/3d-copies-van-gogh.html">PSFK</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Van Gogh paintings get insanely accurate 3D replicas" alt="Van Gogh paintings get insanely accurate 3D replicas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boulevard-de-clichy.jpg?1377757981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Grand Theft Auto 5 Nintendo Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:06:08 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425937 at http://www.stuff.tv