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The same ‘teapotuberhacker’ who has claimed responsibility for the huge Grand Theft Auto VI leak of the weekend - read all about that here - has apparently also found themselves in possession of some significant information and materials relating to another long-awaited Rockstar Games title, Bully 2. We’ve...
The weekend’s giant Grand Theft Auto VI leak might have got some players excited for what’s being worked on - although, conversely, many a response to the footage was wildly negative and supremely ignorant of how games get made. But in the development community there was a universal outpouring of support for the teams at Rockstar who’ve had material that shouldn’t be seen at this stage plastered everywhere, leading to parent company Take-Two scrambling to have it all removed. Horse, bolted, and so on, though.
Several minutes of footage allegedly showing in-development work on Grand Theft Auto VI leaked yesterday (Sunday September 18), representing one of the biggest-ever breaches of security at a major game developer. Said developer, Rockstar Games, has yet to publicly confirm that the footage is of its next GTA title, but it seems pretty certain that it is. (Update: the company has now issued a statement.) In total around 90 clips were uploaded to GTAforums.com, and Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two has since attempted to take the footage down wherever it’s been posted.
Batten down the hatches. It appears that Take-Two Interactive has taken issue with the Grand Theft Auto IV Definitive Edition modding project that's been ticking over for the last six years and hit the developers with a DMCA notice. While the notice was supplied anonymously, you wouldn't call Benoit Blanc...
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Rockstar Games has released an official statement addressing the leak of in-development Grand Theft Auto VI footage that spread across the internet on the weekend, details of which you’ll find here. The company has posted a tweet captioned simply, “A message from Rockstar Games”. The message reads as follows:...
Today is a great day for fans of house customisation, building elaborate fictional romance plots and drowning innocent characters in pools. That’s right. One of EA’s most beloved titles, The Sims 4, is going free to play on all platforms, meaning that soon anyone will be able to lose hundreds of hours of their time by living vicariously through their ideal virtual world at no extra cost.
Avatar is a strange ol’ franchise. Considering it’s the highest grossing film of all time, there’s a weird lack of fanfare surrounding it. I’ve never actually encountered an Avatar superfan but there must be an appetite for more Na’vi content because there’s plenty on the way. In just a few months, the long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water is finally set to release, plus there’s Ubisoft’s upcoming Frontiers of Pandora game. In the meantime, you can currently catch a re-release of Avatar in cinemas, and fans are discovering it features a special surprise.
Sonic the Hedgehog is a pretty important guy when it comes to video game adaptations. This year’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 went on to become the most successful video game adaptation of all time, and I do hope this is a sign of what’s to come. With Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us, God of War, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, and Ghost of Tsushima adaptations all on the way (and that’s just to name a few), it would be nice to think that video game adaptations have turned a corner. In fact, Netflix have dropped a trailer for the new Sonic Prime series and fans are feeling optimistic.
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Yesterday, thanks to the Call of Duty Next event, CoD fans got a whole bunch of new information about Modern Warfare II, the Warzone sequel (now officially called Warzone 2.0), and Warzone Mobile. MWII players, for example, can look forward to enhanced movement tactics (such as underwater combat), as well as new maps and modes.
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Okay, let’s get that name out of the way first. You’re absolutely right: this is not an Atari 2600. It’s the four-switch model VCS - Video Computer System - from 1980, a revision of the initial six-switch version which incorporated difficulty settings for players one and two. Atari’s rebranding of its 1977-debuted 8-bit console line didn’t come into effect until 1982’s launch of the 5200 SuperSystem, at which point the older console’s moniker was adjusted to fit the new naming style. Phew. I’m glad we cleared that up. However, yes, in the years since - the decades since - Atari’s hugely successful machine’s period of market dominance (30 million units sold worldwide, eclipsing all 1970s and early ‘80s competitors), it’s become known as the 2600. And so you’ll find this set listed on the Lego site as an Atari 2600, even though it so clearly reads “Video Computer System” on the packaging. Confusing? It wasn’t until I started writing this paragraph. Moving on…
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