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Before GTA V: Top 8 Cheats We All Used

8 May

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Despite how brilliant the Grand Theft Auto games are without cheating, there is no denying that they have contained some of the best cheat codes that have ever appeared in a video game. Not only are they (mostly) useful, but they also enhance the experience by providing the gamer with a whole new perspective. Not to mention countless more hours of fun, of course.

In my opinion, I feel the best cheat codes in the GTA series were in 2005’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. As you read this article, you will notice that the cheats from that particular game appear a lot. Not only was it the most customizable game (until GTA V is released later this year) but it was the game that Rockstar really did let loose and have some fun with. I can only hope that GTA V will see the return of cheats like this, as GTA IV was slightly disappointing on that front.

Without further adieu, I present the Top 8 GTA Cheats We All Used. How many do you remember the button combinations for?

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8 Most Overrated Video Games Of The Seventh Generation

25 Jan

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“Overrated” is a word that gets thrown about like a hacky sack at a California beach party. It’s the modern person’s go-to term for describing something which they believe is getting way too much credit (incidentally, these folk always try to redirect your tastes onto some obscure thing only they’ve heard of). And although you’ll hear people using the word to describe the latest Oscar-winning film or a praised music album, it’s in the video game world that it really comes into its own.

It’s true that for every gamer who praises a game for its innovations, storyline and mechanics, there’s somebody out there who can’t fathom why a game is getting so much praise. Thing is, that somebody isn’t even wrong, given that the inherent quality of any video game is highly subjective – everyone is allowed an opinion, and coherent, well-formed arguments are always welcomed when it comes to this particular medium (there’s a notable lack of them, to say the least).

As soon as the word “overrated” gets mentioned, though, people tend to turn away because it conjures up feelings of somebody trying to provoke a reaction for the sake of it. “Oh, Nintendo are way overrated – they’ve been making the same game for years,” is the sort of single-minded, mis-informed comment that generally serves no purpose and stinks of arrogance. You just know the person who utters those words doesn’t play Nintendo games (or hasn’t in a long, long time).

So why I am explaining all this? Well, put simply, it’s because this article isn’t intended to approach the subject of overrated games with the same amount of ignorance. I actually like all of the games mentioned in the article – some of them have provided me with some awesome experiences. But given their critical ratings and reputations, I wanted to take a look at these games from the perspective of somebody who both appreciates them and happens to think they’re overrated, too.

Note: Given that there’s no truly objective way to judge whether a game is technically “overrated” or not, I’ll be referring to Metacritic’s critical rankings throughout this article, whose scores for the games mentioned – collected by averaging the opinions of professional gaming critics – probably serves as the fairest method to prove that a game is considered to be particularly well thought of.

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GTA V: 10 Incredible Random Events You Won’t Believe

11 Dec

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We all play not just GTA V, but any open world Rockstar game at our own pace. There are some people like myself that find themselves so captivated in the main story arc that they just put pedal to the metal and zoom through every mission. Others might get caught up in side content or roaming around doing the most ridiculous things you can possibly think of, like skydiving into buildings.

The freedom to play GTA V however you choose is one of the largest selling points of the game but regardless of how you spend your stay in San Andreas, you will encounter Random Events. These Random Events are plentiful and entertaining, sometimes even downright disturbing as my #1 selection will prove. It’s only natural that for this piece, I have handpicked to be what I find the most insane of them all.

Note: A Random Event is denoted by a blue blip popping up on your radar whilst cruising throughout San Andreas, we are not discussing Strangers and Freaks or something else possibly mistaken for Random Events.

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GTA V: 10 Amazing Hidden Easter Eggs & Secrets You Need To Find

19 Nov

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GTA V has been out for two days now and already fans have been scrambling around Los Santos and Blaine County looking under every single nook and cranny for “Easter Eggs”.

One of the predecessors in the long-running sandbox series, San Andreas, was choc full of mysteries, rumours and conspiracies, and it seems as though Rockstar are paying homage to that with their latest iteration.

Scattered throughout the world of San Andreas are several compelling and mind-blowing Easter Eggs and here, we take a look at 10 of the best.

10. Madd Dog & OG Loc

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Remember Madd Dog and OG Loc from San Andreas?

They make a return in GTA V – Well, sort of. Go to Franklin’s house and look in his room to find a poster of the former and an album cover for the latter.

Back in San Andreas, Madd Dogg was a famous rapper and OG Loc a recently paroled criminal who later asks protagonist Carl Johnson to steal a rhyme book from the star. Depite not being endowed with musical talent, OG is able to make something of a reputation for himself in the underground scene as a result of this.

Later in the game, Loc gets a recording contract from antagonist Big Smoke, but is later chased down by CJ and Madd Dogg himself from the set of his music video in Flint County all the way to Blastin’ Fools Records in Los Santos, and is forced to hand over the rhyme book and royalties from his album.

At the end of San Andreas, OG Loc did not return to rapping, but it looks as though he had a change of heart in the years that followed going by the above image.

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GTA V: 10 Features We’d Love To See on the Improved Smart Phone

21 Feb

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The Grand Theft Auto video game series is one of the biggest in the world, and the levels of anticipation for the newest instalment, Grand Theft Auto V, are sky high. Fans can’t wait to see what the game has to offer in terms of gameplay, characters, graphics and new features. One of the new additions to the game will be an improved smartphone (which became an important feature in GTA IV).

With no official word of what these improvements will be, I’ve decided to speculate on what features we would love to see for this new phone.

10. Games

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Mobile phone gaming has become a massive industry in recent years as non-gamers have found themselves addicted to things like Angry Birds and Draw Something. So with the new phone in GTA V, why not have mobile games available on it? The GTA series has often included games within the game, in the form of pool, basketball and retro arcade games, so it would be fairly easy to have those games on the phone instead. And having games on the phone instead of having to drive around looking for an arcade machine would make it easier for people to play them if they fancy having some downtime from a mission. It would be quite interesting taking a break fin the middle of a homicidal rampage to play QUB3D.

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