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Rockstar accused of censoring GTA 6 discussion amid map leaks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Rockstar Games appears to be clamping down on GTA 6 discussion on social media after users claimed to have noticed their comments being censored on YouTube.

The news of the alleged censorship comes right as leaks supposedly revealing Vice City as the setting for the next installment in the franchise.

On Reddit, user TypicalPoetry22 voiced their frustration over the censorship with images showing how their comment about Grand Theft Auto 6 was removed from YouTube.

“So, like every time I watch the newly uploaded YouTube video from Rockstar Games. And like every time I also look at the comments,” they said, commenting that they spotted something suspicious. “There I noticed that I haven’t seen a single comment about GTA 6.”

GTA 6 map leak
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Could this leak be related to GTA 6?

According to TypicalPoetry22, they wrote a comment about GTA 6 and then opened their browser in incognito mode only to see that it wasn’t visible. “So, Rockstar Games has blacklisted ‘GTA 6’ on YouTube.”

In the attached images, you can see a screenshot of a comment that reads “GTA 6 when” and then another with the remark nowhere to be seen. However, “GTA VI” seems to still be allowed.

It’s unclear when Rockstar started implementing this filter – if they have at all – but its discovery comes as an older map leak for Grand Theft Auto 6 resurfaced after one eerily similar found its way onto the internet.

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Rockstar is accused of removing comments with “GTA 6” in them.

As Dexerto previously reported, the original leak seems to have emerged from someone with significant insider information as there is evidence suggesting they worked at Take-Two Interactive.

It is always possible that Rockstar is trying to prevent the spread of the map leaks on its own YouTube videos, but it could also just be the company trying to remove the influx of people commenting about a game that isn’t even announced yet.

Nonetheless, it’s a bit strange for Rockstar to be removing comments – if this is the case. Only time will tell when they finally decide to reveal the long-awaited sixth installment in the series.

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Smash Ultimate’s Sakurai reveals which PS5 game he highly recommends

Published: 26/Nov/2020 21:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros series creator Masahiro Sakurai is known to play all sorts of games, and not just ones made by Nintendo. In a new Famitsu column, the Ultimate director revealed that he got his hands on a PlayStation 5 and what game is recommends the most.

In a translation by Source Gaming, the fifty-year-old explained how he really likes the new Sony console calling it, “nice to touch” due to its smoothness.

According to Sakurai, although he had some issues transferring his PS4 cloud saves to the next-gen console, he’s glad he can play them on PS5.

The first game he played on the console was The Ninja Saviors, but he also used the PS5’s upgrade feature to play an enhanced version of Watch Dogs: Legion. Sakurai was impressed with how the graphics look better in certain places.

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Sakurai was enjoying the graphical upgrade for Watch Dogs Legion.

It should be noted, however, that this doesn’t mean that a Watch Dogs character will be coming to Smash Bros anytime soon. Although Sakurai does play the games upcoming fighters are from, he also simply enjoys playing through many titles.

Besides, if Ubisoft was going to get a representative in Smash Ultimate, chances are it would be Rayman and not a Watch Dogs protagonist such as Aiden Pierce.

In any case, Watch Dogs isn’t even the PS5 game he recommends the most, with that title going to Astro’s Playroom.

Sakurai suggests everyone play it because it “acts like a PlayStation archive” and found it to be a “fittingly fresh start to the PS5.”

That all said though, he wasn’t as impressed in other areas. Sakurai says he found the built-in hard drive to be lacking storage space. He also really hopes that the supply issues some people are having are rectified so others can get their hands on the console.

Astro's Playroom controller
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Sakurai thinks gamers need to try Astro’s Playroom.

It’s good to see that Sakurai is actively gaming while also working on Smash Ultimate’s next four DLC fighters. So far, there’s no indication as to when fighter 8 will be released, but some rumors have suggested it could be coming in December at The Game Awards.

Until then, hopefully, just like Sakurai, you have a PS5 to keep you busy.