Still Playing: GTAV – forget the killing sprees and find beauty in a digital rambling holiday

GTAV camp dignity

Collectibles may not ruin games, but they don’t exactly help. They’re the tedious make-work at the heart of modern game design that substitutes padding for content, the taunting fraction lurking in some number-ish recess of the pause screen showing you how little you’ve actually achieved. Very few are as tedious as GTAIV’s pigeons. They distort… Continue reading

Grand Theft Auto V review

GTAV review

Rockstar has produced a peerless marriage of world design, storytelling and mechanics.

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.

New GTA V screenshots: ‘Business’

Here's another batch of Grand Theft Auto V screenshots. This is the third set of shots the hitherto secretive Rockstar has shown this week, following Monday's Transport, and Leisure on Wednesday. As always, click the images below for full-size versions.Still no news of a release date or even target platforms, of course.

New GTA V screenshots released

Rockstar has released two new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto V.The shots, below, were posted on a community Q&A on the studio's website. Rockstar says it will "try and get some more screens for you soon and then another trailer when we are ready."[[nid:43006]]

E3 2012: what to expect

E3 2012: what to expect

The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off next week, running from June 5 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. As always, we'll have extensive, in-depth coverage of the conference and all the big announcements, but in the meantime here's our guide to some of the highlights we're expecting from the biggest event on the videogame calendar. All times are BST.

Max Payne 3 takes UK top spot

Rockstar Games' Max Payne 3 is the new number one in the UK all-formats chart, beating sales of 2003 predecessor Max Payne 2 by almost ten copies to one.At number two is another new entry in Diablo III. Blizzard's long-awaited action-RPG was the 12th-fastest selling PC game of all time in the UK, according to chart compiler UKIE.

Max Payne 3 review

Max Payne 3 review

You can read this review in full in our print edition.Our July issue, which goes on sale June 6, features a Post Script article on the various cinematic styles that have influenced Rockstar's game.

See GTA at the V&A

The Grand Theft Auto series has been selected to feature in a new exhibition at the Victoria And Albert Museum in London.British Design 1948 – 2012: Innovation In The Modern Age showcases numerous high points of post-war British design, spanning the period between the 1948 Olympics in London and this summer's games, which will also be held in the city.