GTA

Brilliant GTA San Andreas remastered trailer by a fan is getting a lot of hype

Published: 2/Jan/2021 13:17

by Connor Bennett

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Some Grand Theft Auto fans have made an incredible concept trailer for a GTA San Andres Remastered edition, and it’s so good, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s real or a starting point for GTA 6. 

While many GTA fans see Grand Theft Auto V as the pinnacle of Rockstar Games’ iconic franchise, there are plenty of others who yearn for the older games and believe that they, despite their age, are still better. 

Even though GTA V uses Los Santos as a backdrop, there are many who believe that the original San Andreas title is still the best game that Rockstar has ever made. 

The original game has been released a few times over the years, and with the next-gen consoles starting to make their way to fans across the world, some would like to see it be given the full remastered treatment. 

Masked GTA Online characters getting into a car
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Rockstar have been focused on GTA Online despite rumors about GTA 6.

While Rockstar Games are unlikely to remake the 16-year-old game, seeing as they’re apparently working on GTA 6, some fans have decided to cut together their own trailer using GTA V.

It comes from YouTuber XXII, who dropped the concept trailer just prior to the turn of the new year, complete with the characters fans come to know and love – including CJ, Catalina, and OG Loc – as well as those that they hate, Ryder and Big Smoke. 

It’s also got some of the iconic spots as well, including glimpses of the Las Venturas skyline, the old Boneyard full of Hydra jets, and different locations around the infamous Grove Street. 

Sadly though, as the video says, it is purely a concept, and unlike some other mods for GTA V – including setting it in Chicago and giving the game raytracing – it’s probably going to release for others to play. 

As for official, new things from Rockstar, they’ve remained tight-lipped about their next installment to the GTA franchise, but GTA V is set to be updated for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in early 2021.

Call of Duty

3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.