Posted on April 13 2015, 10:08am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games
Presenting the Rockstar Editor – a special feature in Grand Theft Auto V for PC that allows players to record, edit, and share videos created from footage in both Story Mode and GTA Online.
Watch today’s video “An Introduction to the Rockstar Editor” for an overview of just some of the features of this powerful video creation tool including special camera modes, filters, depth of field and audio customization options - as well as the unique Director Mode feature that allows you to stage creative moviemaking sequences from a cast of characters ranging from familiar faces from Story Mode, to pedestrians and even animals. You’ll be able to upload your finished masterpiece to YouTube and to the Rockstar Games Social Club to share with friends.
The Rockstar Editor will be available for use in GTAV PC when the game is released tomorrow April 14th. For much more information and to start brushing up on all of the Rockstar Editor’s features, controls and settings, you can also check out the full Rockstar Editor Online Guide at the Social Club website.
Posted on April 10 2015, 11:10am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games
With just a few days to go until the launch of Grand Theft Auto V for PC, select press across the globe have had a chance to experience Grand Theft Auto V in 4K at 60 frames a second. Read on for a quick sample of their thoughts and head to their respective sites for full impressions, new screenshots, and interviews with the development team about the road to the ultimate version of Grand Theft Auto V.
PC Gamer’s hands-on impressions: “I played the PC version for the first time recently... this absolutely plays like the ultimate version... I swore a hell of a lot (in a good way) at the gorgeous skylines during my hands-on. This is a handsome game... First of all, 60fps makes a hell of a difference. You can’t get this in any of the console versions, so on that level alone makes GTA 5 PC the superior version. Seeing this extraordinary environment run so smoothly while you’re driving through it is a treat... This is GTA 5 as I've always wanted to see it. The rich weather and day/night effects make this approximation of Los Angeles feel far nicer than the real thing... This looks insanely good... If you've never played GTA 5 and have been waiting all this time for the PC version, what a genuine pleasure you're in for... It's all ahead of you. If, like me, you're going back to Los Santos, it looks like it'll be more than worth the return journey on PC."
IGN’s preview delves into many of the new features and options available in the PC release…
On GTAV PC's graphical detail: "Depending on your hardware GTA V on PC also supports resolutions “up to 4K and beyond” and this brings an incredible amount of additional clarity to the world, both close up and particularly over long distances... Parachuting high above the Mount Chiliad side of the Alamo Sea I note Los Santos’ tallest buildings are not only completely visible from this distance, but amazingly crisp. Impressive, considering they’re nearly the entire length of the map away at this moment."
On GTAV PC's deep customization and settings options: "Rockstar has also baked in a wide selection of options that players can fiddle with in order to either increase performance or visual fidelity, one of which is a city density slider which allows us to determine just how bustling streets and footpaths are and how busy the city can be around us at any given time."
On the Rockstar Editor video creator feature and its unique Director Mode: "Some of the video content that players will create with more time to hone their productions will no doubt be fantastic, especially now that Rockstar has augmented the system with a new option it has dubbed Director Mode. Director Mode will allow us to stage elaborate scenes and control characters and animals, adjust weather and time of day on the fly, and trigger actions like gestures and dialogue phrases. Players will also be able to warp to different locations around the map and activate in-game cheats."
In addition to a wide array of graphical and technical upgrades, Grand Theft Auto V for PC includes all Rockstar-created content for Grand Theft Auto Online including Heists, available on day one; a brand new Los Santos Radio station called The Lab featuring all new music from the album "Alchemist & Oh No Present: Welcome To Los Santos including the two singles "Play It Cool" and "Lock & Load"; and the all new Rockstar Editor for advanced movie making and sharing.
For those who've pre-ordered the digital version of the game, pre-loading is already underway. Digital pre-orders are still available via Rockstar Warehouse, Steam and other digital retailers. Make sure to pre-order GTAV PC before game release in order to get $1,200,000 in in-game money (as well as a bonus $150,000 for use in GTA Online if you pre-order the digital download version).
Make sure you’re subscribed to the Rockstar YouTube channel for more episodes of GTA Online Sessions – and also make sure you’re following Rockstar on Twitch for the chance to see these sessions happen live and take part in the live Rockstar-hosted chat. Look for lots of great GTA Online livestreams happening throughout April including ones coming up with special guests The Diplomats (Wednesday April 8), Bodega Bamz and the Flatbush Zombies (Thursday April 9), as well as our first GTA Online PC community streams happening sometime later in April following GTAV PC’s launch on April 14th.
ADVERSARY MODES Livestreams Tomorrow and Monday Adversary Modes are intense new competitive challenges that unlock as you progress through GTA Online Heists - and now that the GTA community worldwide has had a solid week or so to try and pull them off, we'll be jumping in to play all three Adversary Modes live on Twitch along with some very special guests.
Monday, March 23 5pm ET* featuring GOLDGLOVE, VERNNOTICE, IIJERIICHOII, and SWIFTOR You may have thrilled to the ongoing intense, and hilarious, Heist streams that GTA YouTube and Twitch all-stars GoldGlove, VernNotice, iijeriichoii and our old friend Swiftor have all been doing ever since last week. We're excited to welcome all these guys for a sure-to-be-insane VS stream playing the Adversary Modes this Monday. Together, in both streams, we'll be playing all of the new Adversary Modes including:
Come Out To Play - Inspired by a certain real live bunch from Coney, a team of Runners tries to make it all the way home on foot being pursued by an opposing bloodthirsty mob of well-armed and mobile Hunters. Siege Mentality - You must protect this house! A team defends their fort against another who are insistent on a full-on home invasion. Hasta La Vista - In a bit of Vinewood deja vu, a team of Cyclists must evade another team of murderous Truckers hell-bent on crushing them under their big rigs.
Next Friday, March 27 4pm ET* Special Guest: J.B. SMOOVE You know him as the host of Four Courses with J.B. Smoove and from his classic appearances in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Top Five, and countless other hilarious shows and movies. Los Santos residents know him as the voice of Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris on WCTR's Chakra Attack radio show. J.B. Smoove is going to be in town to perform at the all-star Garden of Laughs comedy benefit at Madison Square Garden next Saturday night (New Yorkers: tickets to this fantastic event for a great cause are still available) and is coming by Rockstar NYC Friday May 27th to play some GTA and have unlimited bantz live with hosts Lazlow and IGN's Max Scoville and Brian Altano.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates, times and guests are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
Friday Jan 16 4pm ET* Stunting and Racing with special guests Kwebbelkop, Jelly and more Tomorrow, we're honored to welcome some special guests to the Rockstar livestream studio, renowned GTA stunting community veteran Kwebbelkop along with Jelly of the GTA5Videos fan channel on YouTube. You may be familiar with Kweb and Jelly's channels for their amazing stunt montage videos including many we've featured here at the Newswire over the years - both of the guys are visiting NYC all the way from the Netherlands this week, and while in town, they're dropping by for this special stream with live stunt challenges and Races along with some other special invited lobby guests from the stunting scene to be announced.
Monday Jan 19 4pm ET* GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuring THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 Kamtin Mohager aka The Chain Gang of 1974 is the artist behind one of Grand Theft Auto V's most iconic songs, "Sleepwalking" as heard in the game's Official Launch Trailer. Kam's in town this week doing shows in NYC with Dillon Francis and is swinging by this Monday afternoon to get down in some GTA Online with us live on Twitch, so make sure to jump into the chat for the chance to ask questions live and be on the lookout for some special giveaways as well.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
Posted on December 4 2014, 3:16pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games
Join us tomorrow, Friday December 5th at 4pm at the Rockstar Twitch channel where we'll be broadcasting a PS4 and Xbox One livestream hosted by our good friend Swiftor along with Rockstar's own Lazlow.
Stay tuned for other special guests from the GTA community on Twitch and YouTube to be announced. For your chance to join one of the lobbies yourself, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we'll be calling for PSN IDs and Gamertags, and make sure to tune in and join the chat live tomorrow during the stream, as we'll be pulling in players at random from the Twitch chat as well.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
Posted on November 20 2014, 2:19pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Games
The massive soundtrack update to the newly released version of Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and Xbox One features over 150 new tunes including some exclusive original songs created by artists like Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and more. With the release of the game on Tuesday, quite a few artists have been taking to Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud to share their excitement and share a taste of some of the new tunes you can expect to hear in-game. Below, you can listen to “Medication Meditation” by Flying Lotus featuring Krayzie Bone (Thundercat on the bass and Niki Randa on background vocals) as heard on the updated FlyLo FM; Jamie Lidell’s incredible alt trap record “Runaway” on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, Freddie Gibbs' collaboration with legendary producer Mike Dean, "Sellin' Dope" on Radio Los Santos - and more. After the jump, check out a full list of all the new songs that have been added to the game – and give a shout in comments to let the community know which is your favorite so far.
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