GTAV and the power of Rockstar’s soundtracks


Nowadays we take licensed music for granted, but it wasn’t always like this. Rockstar laid down the open-world template with Grand Theft Auto III, but it was actually GTA2’s London expansion that first featured a licensed soundtrack, courtesy of Trojan Records. The UK dub and reggae label’s work made for a powerful addition to the… Continue reading

I’m bored with America – let’s blow up Sweden


I don’t know about everyone else in the world – it’s a lot of people, more than I felt was reasonable to canvas for this article – but I’ve worn my virtual soles out with America in video games. I’ve fought Russians in the White House, sniped people on the roof of the Stock Exchange,… Continue reading

GTAV’s split personalities, and why Trevor should have been Rockstar’s leading man in Los Santos

Grand Theft Auto V characters

Early-ish in my GTA V playthrough, Boy-In-The-Hood Franklin was sitting on a bench with tubby criminal fixer Lester. Not a lot had happened in the last hour – I’d been photographing a boat as Trevor in preparation for a heist, which inexplicably required me to drive a big forklift around the Los Santos dock three… Continue reading

E3 2013: Sony and Rockstar partner up to release GTAV PlayStation 3 bundle

GTA Bundle

$299 USD gets GTAV, a 250GB Playstation 3, and a pair of GTAV headphones.

Rockstar reveals Grand Theft Auto V Special and Collector’s Edition details

Grand Theft Auto V bike

Two new SKUs come with assorted extra GTA paraphernalia.

Grand Theft Auto V: inside Rockstar’s next epic

GTA V - Heists

Our first taste of Rockstar’s next open-world epic reveals more about its protagonists, underwater sections, gang management, ‘special moves’ and gunplay.

Watch the new GTA V trailers here


Watch three new Grand Theft Auto V trailers here from 4pm BST, 11am Eastern.

GTA V embargo lifts next week – complete coverage here


A date for your diary – we’re posting a full GTA V preview here on Thursday May 2 at 5pm GMT.

Take Two boss shrugs off GTA V delay

4Gamer says that "the signature GTA series sense of humour remains intact."

Later-than expected September release allows for Rockstar to make GTA V “everything everyone expects, and then some”; Plans afoot to straddle gap between current and next-gen.