Valve has decided to remove the game Hatred from their project green light program and the decision has been met by strong comments for and against the move (which has led to them putting it back). The game is, shall we say, interesting in that it puts the player in the role of someone that is planning to go out and kill a large number of innocent people. The trailer shows a number of disturbing images (in our opinion) including a scene of the main character putting a gun in someone’s mouth and pulling the trigger. From most aspects the game is not good for anything other than just senseless violence, but then again there are many other games in genre that follow the same story line and they are still available.
GTA fans might have something to look forward to in November if a recent rumor turns out to be true. According to UK retailer Gameseek, the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series will be hitting the streets on November 7th 2014. This is not that far off and ties in with a few other items that have been floating around about the game.
The great success of Grand Theft Auto V and its multiplayer component is forced Rockstar to address the question about extensions because of which the company is still not thinking about the next chapter of the series, as explained by Strauss Zelnick from Take-Two.
Every so often demand for a product out paces people’s common sense. In the past we have watched as people have happily downloaded malware thinking they are getting something early or for free. It is not an unknown or uncommon happening. This time the product in question is GTA V for PC and the consequences for,… let’s call it eagerness, is not good at all.
GTA online is back in the news again as a recent update has reduced the payout for replayed missions. The move was an odd one considering the bad press they received many issues in the recent past. The move has caused more than one strongly worded comment to be posted on their support page as players do not understand why they are being penalized for wanting to play missions over again.
We have been covering the issues with GTA Online since they were first reported. Many of these issues appear to have been due to the services not being ready for general availability. Rockstar’s in ability to quickly find a fix ended up creating a rift between them and their customers. Simply put a game development company cannot react to the type of issues that we saw with GTA Online. Fortunately there is something of a happy ending to all of this.
In the realm of throwing things at the wall to see if something sticks we can add RockStar games. RockStar games has been trying anything to fix the massive number of problems that have plagued the launch of their GTA Online game. The issues have gotten so bad that many are on the verge of simply walking away. After we reported about the continuing issue with the loss of progress in the game we received multiple reports of people losing high level characters even when the game engines were reporting as online. This is not a minor issue and it certainly is one that RockStar needs to fix.
There is nothing like working hard in a game only to find all of your progress lost after you exit and reenter the game. This is where many players of the GTA Online game are finding themselves after the launch of the online extension of the popular game. The situation seems fairly straight forward; a player exists the game and when they return they either find missing progress or their character is simply missing. What is missing (other than the player) is the why in this issue. RockStar games has been working on a fix since the launch of the game with almost daily patches and updates.
More than 570,000 PC players signed the online petition by which they ask Rockstar to speed up realease the PC version of the Grand Theft Auto V, which is already available on current generation of consoles since last month.
Next month we can expect the release of the Grand Theft Auto Online, and some individuals were able to came up with some interesting findings while looking into Grand Theft Auto V folders. In fact, it seems that the network component of the aforementioned title will support the purchase of virtual money in four categories, from 100,000 to 1.25 million dollars, virtual ones of course.