It has been along time since I wrote something and mainly is because I have been working on other projects such as my IGN Blog. I have been getting good reports on their as well as upsetting a load of Nintendo fan people, some of them delusional. One thing is yes Nintendo Wii U is the best selling console ever with in its first 6-12 months, but when the current gen consoles came out gaming wasn't as strong as it is today. Records are being broken every year on games, and competition is stepping up, but that is about to change. A lot of websites, amazon, gamestop and I think play.com did stop pre-orders for both PS4 and Xbox One (XBONE now accepted now as its nickname) for a while, not sure if they are going. but we will see.
Grand Theft Auto In General
I am going to be honest I haven't played all of the Grand Theft Auto games, and I can't say that I'm a massive fan either, but I can say that I have watch it grow to the game it is today. I remember when the first GTA game came out for the PlayStation One. I didn't do any mission, the graphics was awful, the over head view, the corny car bombs that you could plant, the paint shops for your cars. The car scraping for money in the first game. Answering the phone in the first game for mission, used to watch my brother to the missions. Only one I can remember was the mission with the pertrol/gas tanker, where you could not go slow or you blow up. I remeber that some cars had a bomb in the car then you get the 5 second count down. One of the biggest things was swimming, mainly you died, think you could in shallow puddles but then drowned, also you could go on the train tracks but then you would get electrocuted. The biggest thing that I will always remember was when you died you always heard a crowd go "AWWWWWWWW", or when my brother failed a mission "Mission Failed AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"
I didn't play it for the missions, all I remember doing is stealing cars, and killing people, by guns or running them over, or stealing cars and scraping them in for weapons and ammo. The main things that I will never forget were the "Elvis people" and the idiots that just said " Give me your wallet" then took thousands off you and then you got the bastard you got $30 back. Their was mafia type people or gangs which ever that was on the game, they was fun till you pissed them off.
I didn't play, sure got told you blew up Wembley stadium? (the old one with the twin towers)
Next for me was GTA 3 and a changed view from above to a 3rd person it was about about 2 years after it was released on the PS2, it changed everything, again I was to stupid to do missions so I let my brother unlock them for me and I used to ruin his records by being killed all the time, again pissing of the cops. running over people, shooting them etc. This for me was when the music was good. Think it was when the glitches started to become a thing.
GTA: Vice City
and in the pic below think you ended up planting a bomb with this helicopter and blowing up the contruction site.
GTA: San Andreas
With San Andreas I did enough just to unlock everything without getting stars from swimming across the river without getting 4 stars. As you played a character called CJ (who was a coloured person) I and many other of my friends kinda all did the same thing with the haircuts and that was blond or black Cornrow. (which are dreadlocks) as it just looked right, It wasn't because he was black/coloured, I just liked it.
(after looking online for a couple of mins I found this and I didn't type in hair styles)
(how good was the harrier)
GTA: Liberty City Stories
GTA: Vice City Stories
... For me a let down, Played 2 hours of it and the first set of mission and traded it in on launch day, the handle of the game just didn't feel right for me and the car handling for me was also brilliantly messed up, one of my friends did say about the poorly camera angles when you was driving. Their was a few gags that I liked and that was the internet cafe called TW@ and the fact that you can go on a porn website and get 4/5 stars after you, the stuff on TV the was really funny. I loved it when when you hit a taxi right, someone would get out of the car with their arm I think on fire, or whole body on fire those are only the good things I liked about the game. Don't think their was any planes or helicopters in the game but I could be wrong might be on the DLC. All most forgot how annoying was his cousin "Hey Niko! Its Roman Lets go bowling"
This video is called grand theft awesome and is fan
made of the game and of Ego Raptor
GTA: China Town Wars
(game on the Nintendo DS)
Launch of GTA V
I was never intending of getting GTA 5 even tho I pre-ordered the game early but I was thinking what was the point with having a high powered pc and with the next gen consoles around the corner, but in the end I asked the IGN Universe for advice, and I got a heavy response mostly about masturbation for some reason but for some reason I knew what they was getting at. Some other comments was saying if you're a hardcore gamer you will get it. So I kinda knew what the answer was... Of to GAME I go.
On twitter GAME Head Office account confirmed that people was queing from 11am, when I roled up around 7pm their was 8 people their and someone was their from 1pm. the que slowly built up but like always after 10:30 it soon built up and their was a que over 500 yards. for people that came around 11:30 the wait an extra 1 hr and 30 mins after 00.01 when the game when on launch.
(que for the mid-night launch)Their are people that mock games, and people that mock the people that will go to the mid-night launch, but this now has turned into a big thing now. Other businesses are starting to cash in on it. Subway and McDonald's was open, Subway reopened at 10pm, and McDonald's stayed open an extra hour or so. Mid-night launches are having effect on business, and creating extra revenue for other business, which will also give employees a little extra wage, might be only an hour or so but money is money, this is also good for the people that wait in que, as many times I have been a little cold, and in need of a hot drink or hot food, suppose that I could order in of justeat.com
GTA V... Or Just 5 In Breif (Xbox 360)
Installing the disk 2 didn't take long and away I went, first impressions was good. The driving was better than 4, the general feel was better than 4... just within 10 mins maybe less I felt like I am on to a winner, Las Santos is very different, if you played San Andreas it is a very different place, even Grove Street is different slightly. The 2 islands and the 3 airports are not their. Their are 2 air strips tho, but that aint the same really. Like in all most GTA games their are army bases, shops for cloths, haircuts etc. One of the big things for me is the use of the phone. I love the shares that their are. I love how you can just use the game offline share and the real-time share for the internet. (if you have the internet use the online shares called Bawsaq as you will earn more money up to now I have earned $200.000 off a $64.500 Investment) I like internet shopping of army Vehicles/normal Vehicles and houses more coming soon.
(my own and first video gameplay... Yes I failed the first mission)
After playing the game for a good few hours I am still having fun, doing the missions, chilling killing, and the normal thing you do when playing GTA. The game still obtains it humor throughout the game with the mission and the TV series also is just as funny but only 2 channels. Their are many thing to do in this game to name, just like all modern GTA games but the thing with GTA V (5) is... It's just another GTA game with a new skin, storyline and some extra things you can do, but not really a new thing. Their are Glitches but what game and what GTA game doesn't have glitches nowadays... But I am yet to see any of them, my experience of this game regarding the glitch is that it is one of the most solid GTA games that Rockstar have made. Things that annoyed me in the game was when I finished missions or come out of a shop the weapon wouldn't be equipped and I died a good amount of times
GTA V (5) Online
GTA V (5) Online is just a good idea, but with an awesome catalog of problems. The game came out 1st October and I got on when the first patch came out. Unlucky for me. My brother got on after a couple of hours of trying, and was level 20 before I even got on with my character. I did get on before the first patch on as a temporary character, and their is not really much to do apart from killing other players and that can be stressful as well as annoying. Players can gang up on you, you can't join your friends, it has to be by luck if they get on the same server.
When the patch was released and I managed to get on It seemed even worse, it was not laggy for me but the players are very ruthless, will kill you every chance they get, and will came out at the hospital and wait for you. the race at the start for the tutorial was at 1-2 players that has now been boosted to 1-8, and is full of dirty players and will flip you every chance they get. After completing the race and getting the drugs, I got killed as I spawned and their was players their ready to meet me... Think I was at the wrong place at the wrong time, but I didn't have time to equip my pistol and fire back, since then I have not been online as I have worked.
Since I have not been online I went on IGN's website and found that the people that are reviewing the game have said "do not play GTA online just yet" this is because it has deleted their characters... Not a good start for their review, and they found that the servers has also been deleting other players characters also. Rockstar are looking into it and trying to find out if they will be able to recover the deleted characters. Kinda makes me feel better that I am not wasting my time online at the moment till it has been sorted, just imaging spending all that time, hard work and dedication leveling your character to like level 30/40 maybe higher and logging on to see your character gone. Shame as I was looking forward to GTA Online
Well done Rockstar for getting our hopes up and taking a giant shit on us.
Rockstar has release yet another patch to fix you from losing characters, wheather it has brought gamers that lost their characters back I'm not sure