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Insane Grand Theft Auto V mod brings Vice City into the modern era

Published: 8/Jan/2020 23:03

by Brent Koepp


As we await the reveal of the next Rockstar game, a mind-blowing mod brings Vice City to Grand Theft Auto V, making us want to revisit Miami for the next-gen title.

Grand Theft Auto 5 made its debut in 2013 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and has gone on to make billions of dollars across console generations, becoming one of the most popular video games of all time.

However, as players wait on the edge of their seats for what the sixth title in the franchise could look like, an incredible mod answers the question of “what if the series went back to Vice City?” and it’s every bit as amazing as it sounds.

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City originally released in 2002 and is a fan favorite.

Vice City comes to Grand Theft Auto V

Gaming outlet IGN hosted a gameplay video of the Vice City: Remastered mod, which brings the popular 80s themed city to the modern GTA engine.

Created by the Vice Cry Team and credit to lunchxbles, PC players get to experience the beloved city using GTA V’s gorgeous graphics to get an idea of what the sandbox game could look like as a next-gen title.

In the video, 5’s protagonist Michael De Santa drives down the Miami-based city strip in its all of its neon-soaked glory, and iconic locations such as the Vercetti estate and the Malibu Club are brought to life with modern day graphics.

Lunchxbles posted a shot-for-shot recreation of Vice City’s trailer using the mod back in November, and it truly gives fans an idea of what the popular city could be like if GTA 6 takes place there.

Not only does the fan-created video sync up all the audio and hit all the cutscenes perfectly, it truly feels as though the title had been originally released in 2019, and has us salivating.

While it remains to be seen what setting the next Grand Theft Auto will take place in, at least we have a concept for how it could look like, should the iconic developer decide to take a step back in time.

GTA 5 continues to crush it in sales by extending its longevity by releasing across multiple generations, and its online mode pulling in insane amounts of revenue.

According to sales tracking site the NPDs, the 2013 Rockstar title has consistently been in the top 10 most sold games month to month, astonishingly even six years after its initial release, cementing the franchise as a media juggernaut.


GTA Online Black Friday update: Huge sales, Open Wheel bonuses, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games have got a Grand Theft Auto Online update that plays into Black Friday with a whole host of sales for vehicles, businesses, and buildings. 

GTA Online’s weekly updates are always something to look forward to for fans, as Rockstar Games rolls out some bonuses so that players can build up their Maze Bank accounts. 

The bonuses, both for cash and RP, are the big attention grabbers from the updates, but the sales that Rockstar also drops are nothing to be ignored either. You can save quite a lot on a car that you want or a business you want to own. 

With Black Friday getting underway in the real world – marking a few days of sales – Rockstar have also joined in the fun with some pretty interesting discounts as well. 

Open Wheel races bonuses – 2x Cash & RP

As already noted, the bonuses are the biggest part of the weekly updates, so we’ll start there. This week, starting November 26, is all about Open Wheel Races for double rewards while King of the Hill pays out triple. 

The bonuses for Open Wheel races are not limited to one or two select tracks, but you will have to jump into a Rockstar Created race to earn the bonus. The best way to check this is to simply join a race from the pink F1 car icons that are dotted around the map.

If a lobby then decides to vote for a non-Rockstar Created race, simply back out and find a different lobby. You’ll have up to December 9th to earn the bonus rewards. 

Rockstar Games
GTA Online’s F1 races can be quite difficult for new starters.

GTA Online Black Friday discounts

In terms of the Black Friday sale, some of GTA Online’s most expensive vehicles are on sale. So, if you’ve ever had your eye on the gold Luxor Deluxe, it’s 70% off starting November 27. 

Additionally, the Terrorbyte, Terrorbyte modifications, and RM-10 Bombushka are also 70%, so you can make your mark on Los Santos with this sale. 

  • Declasse Scramjet – 60% off
  • Imponte Ruiner 2000 – 60% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 60% off
  • Principe Deveste Eight – 60% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte Upgrades & Modifications – 70% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor – 50% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II – 50% off
  • RM-10 Bombushka – 70% off
  • B-11 Strikeforce – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe – 70% off
  • Buckingham Swift (including Swift with Flying Bravo) – 70% off
Luxor Deluxe jet from GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Extravagant vehicles like the Luxor Deluxe are on huge discounts this week.

GTA Online discounts – November 26 update

In addition to the major Black Friday sale, there are plenty of other things on sale too – including the Ocelot R88 Open Wheel racecar.

On top of that, garages and Large Special Cargo Warehouses are 40% and 30% off respectively. Plus, there are discounts on other vehicles and Nightclubs too. 

  • Ocelot R88  – 30% off
  • Annis RE-7B  – 40% off
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouse  – 30% off
  • Garages  – 40% off
  • Dinka Vindicator – 30% off
  • Western Rampant Rocket – 30% off
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag– 30% off
  • Nightclubs – 40% off
  • Nightclub Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

If you haven’t got the cash to splash out on the Ocelot R88, the other Open Wheel vehicle – the Benefactor BR8 – is on the Diamond Casino podium.

So, head on in, take a spin, and see if you can get your hands on a free Formula 1 car.