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San Andreas remake with modern graphics shows how a new GTA could look

Published: 18/Jul/2020 14:42

by Connor Bennett

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Three Grand Theft Auto fans have remade the classic San Andreas map using Unreal Engine 4, and to say that it looks stunning might be an understatement – especially as it could be something for Rockstar to follow with GTA 6.

Even though GTA V and GTA Online remain incredibly popular with Grand Theft Auto fans, the nostalgia for games like GTA IV, Vice City, and San Andreas remains. So much so that fans have even come up with the idea of Rockstar taking all of the classic maps and shoving them into one for GTA 6.

While that seems pretty unlikely, it hasn’t stopped some fans from taking a swing at bringing the classic maps into the modern-day. 

A group of friends have even unveiled the stunning result of their project to put GTA: San Andreas onto the Unreal Engine system and it might just have you begging for a remastered version.

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San Andreas is the iconic GTA game for many fans.

The jaw-dropping result comes from the ArcadiaSquad trio of Santiago Ibarra, Fabian Álvarez, and Juan David Góngora who came up with the idea of remaking the original Los Santos map from San Andreas back in 2016.

Though, they didn’t make a start on their project until 2019 after solving their problem of not having the entire map to use as a foundation for the rebuild. “We finally managed to recreate the entire world of GTA SA in Unreal Engine and here is the result,” reads the description of their video.

Just by watching the video, you can see just how good the iconic map looks. There’s even an updated version of Grove Street with CJ’s home.

While the map might take your breath away, it is only in beta – as some eagle-eyed viewers will be able to spot some graphical glitches where you can tell that the map isn’t fully polished up.

Yet, that means that the trio’s rebuild could look seriously more stunning in the future and we haven’t even got to get a good look at places in Los Venturas either. Just imagine how good the airport and casinos will look after some polishing.

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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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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. 

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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
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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.