RDR2's success could possibly delay GTA 6
"So if we can believe that Red Dead Online will be a success and left to run with free content support for several years, it would make sense that the next game from Rockstar wouldn’t arrive until at least 2020."
"But if we can believe that Red Dead Redemption 2 could be upgraded for the next PS4 and Xbox Two consoles, like what with GTA 5, this could stretch the lift of Red Dead Redemption 2 further."
Our beloved Rockstar is releasing a long waited Red Dead Redemption 2 in 3 weeks. Red Dead Redemption which derived from Red Dead Revolver which is originally a Capcom game that had been bought out by Rockstar after experiencing difficulties in development, has been loved by many gamers for offering well-polished gameplay and recreating near-perfect American Old West. In the year of 2010, by winning Game of the Year awards more than any other games in the market, the sequel, RDR 2 became one of the most anticipated games.
Gamers are more than welcome to greet the newest of the RDR series, but it could possibly be the tragic news for those who are desperately waiting for next GTA game. There are speculations that by reaping a bigger success with RDR 2, Rockstar could potentially delay what's coming to the GTA franchise. They had been releasing new GTA games, if not spinoffs every two to three years since its first establishment. Since GTA Online's huge success, however, they never have really made any move to make progress to the franchise for five years. Because all the resources are focused on maintaining the guaranteed success, developers are rarely getting a chance to work on something new for the series, and quite frankly, there's a high chance that we would once again see Rockstar building a tower of cash through Red Dead Online.
GTA Online's successful will poison Red Dead 2
Dear GTA Online,
I just wanted to say that I love you, and that I had a great time playing you with my friends but you had to go and mess things up by including microtransactions. Why did you have to go and build your popularity through milking people?
GTA I feel like you've become someone who I don't know. I worry that you're going to influence the rest of your family (Red Dead 2) through your unsavory behaviors. You neglected your original set of friends (those who play GTA) for people who don't stand for anything (adopting microtransactions).
Your loyal friends are worried that your new found friends are going to corrupt our beloved Red Dead 2 with bad habits that are going to lead to denying your original friends going out and experiencing new adventures (single player DLC). GTA Online please come back to us, so we can get back to the good old days.
I know that it's fun to stick around with the cool kids, but you're missing out on our quality time. So please come back GTA. Do the right thing and be a positive influence for the sake of your family and friends (Other Rockstar Games).
Running Back (Remix) Out NowPlus Business Bonuses, Livery Unlocks, Discounts and More
With football season in full swing, the Adversary Mode starring the undersized Panto that dared to dream big is back. The main goal of reaching the end zone is still the same in Running Back (Remix), but now the pocket-sized hatchback Runner is both flanked and opposed by an upgraded fleet of 5-star recruits in Tezeracts. This new gridiron clash is built specially to maximize the carnage and competition.
Tackle any of the 7 new Running Back (Remix) tracks and score Double GTA$ & RP now through October 1st.
In addition to Double GTA$ & RP on Running Back (Remix), Nightclub owners see a 2X Boost on Nightclub Popularity gained from players dancing at their venue through September 24th.
Plus, if you're looking to negotiate a few illicit trade deals this week, stock up by taking advantage of a 25% speed boost to both Nightclub Warehouse & Biker Business production.
This week, vehicle retailers across San Andreas are offering heavy discounts on everything from the rocket-propelled Declasse Scramjet to the covert Buckingham Akula, and Maze Bank Foreclosures is also getting in on the action offering up to 40% off select business properties:
Warstock Cache & Carry
Declasse Scramjet – 30% off
Buckingham Akula – 40% off
TM-02 Khanjali – 40% off
Mobile Operations Center Cabs – 40% off
Mammoth Avenger – 40% off
HVY Insurgent Pick-Up – 40% off
Pegassi Zentorno – 40% off
Pegassi Tempesta – 40% off
Southern San Andreas Super Autos
Karin Armored Kuruma – 40% off
Ubermacht Sentinel Classic – 30% off
Maze Bank Foreclosures
Facilities – 30% off
Hangars – 30% off
Bunkers – 30% off
Special Cargo Warehouses – 40% off
Biker Businesses – 40% off
For vehicles with dual pricing options, discount applies to both Buy It Now & Trade Prices.
For more information on all the latest GTA Online bonuses and events, head to the Social Club Events page.
Why GTA V is successful
In the campaign you have the ability to play as three different protagonists who are unique in their lifestyles and ideologies. Experiencing the game from three different viewpoints allows the player to truly enjoy the diversity of landscapes that the game offers.
One of the biggest features of GTA V is the fact that an individual and a few friends can entertain themselves in the multiplayer aspect of the game from various activities such as VIP/CEO challenges, bunker missions, races, PVP game modes, or the ever stressful heists.
The Game is constantly being updated:
While there are many games that have great graphics, campaign, etc, not all of them are constantly being updated allowing their player base to enjoy games in a new way.
How they have implemented micro-transactions:
They’ve implemented micro-transactions in such a way that the game did not receive harsh criticism from fans of the game for the inclusion of micro-transactions.
This is a PC exclusive reason why this game is still relevant in 2018. If someone who is playing GTA V is bored with the vanilla game, and wants to enjoy a new experience, they could add in a few mods to create a new experience that they couldn't have enjoyed otherwise.
PopularRockstar North Likes to Kill Its Darlings
A few years ago, when I was first playing through Grand Theft Auto 5's story, I submitted a piece for community blog site Critical Distance about my complex relationship with Trevor because of the death of GTA4: Episodes from Liberty City protagonist, Johnny Klebitz. In the article ( https://medium.com/@danjlipson/why-i-cant-kill-or-forgive-trevor-ab551a122909 ) I lamented the death of perhaps the most morally sound character in GTA history in an effort to introduce the most morally deranged one, Trevor.
With some of the online additions to GTAO, it's like Rockstar started reopening the wounds. Back in 2016, the game introduced motorcycle clubs as part of a big update. It was a great way to get players cruising around the lesser-traveled parts of Los Santos and create their own motorcycle gang together with other players.
The only problem? Rockstar North already brushed aside a huge chunk of the canon by killing Johnny early in the single-player story, and they further drove a nail into the coffin by making all of the biker-related online content centers around building a drug-smuggling empire (Johnny was very anti-drug). It seems like Rockstar wasn't just content in killing their canon, they had to bury it, too.
As Ballad of Gay Tony gets introduced into GTAO, we might have another chance for Rockstar to kill their own darlings, but because it was spared from the single-player treatment, Luis and Tony might have a bit better luck.
While Johnny's awesome and close-knit biker gang from the Lost and the Damned will never see another day in the sun, it's nice to know that After Hours will be bringing back Gay Tony to usher us into the nightlife. While Luis Lopez is nowhere to be seen, that may be for the best - last we saw of him, he wanted to focus on his family and start living large in Liberty City.
Are you happy Rockstar brought back Gay Tony? What other past Rockstar characters do you want to see them revisit?
PopularWhy GTA V is the Greatest Game of All Time
Although it's been a bit of a rocky journey, Grand Theft Auto has become a gaming goliath and joined the likes of Mario and Pokemon as a household name. It's been more than 20 years since the first GTA came out and paranoid soccer moms have been dreading the title ever since.
This is a series that has sparked outrage, protest, and evening news segments claiming that it turns kids into killers and drug dealers. But even though the outside world saw these games as dangerous, the gaming community saw them for what they really were: incredible.
Of course, we've come a long way in 20 years. The Grand Theft Auto franchise is now widely considered among the best ever and has earned every bit of both its critical acclaim and commercial success.
But this isn't about the series. This is about GTA V, and why GTA V is the greatest game of all time. I’m not gonna delve deep into the single player/story because it’s excellent but you already know it’s excellent because it’s something that GTA games consistently do excellently. And I’m not trying to downplay it: if GTA V was only single player it would still be a fantastic, award-winning game. But I’m so glad it’s not.
GTA has always been at the forefront of providing gamers with plenty of content and plenty of freedom, and GTA V Online is what happens when they dial it up to 11. This is the type of freedom you get when the franchise that made open world the standard decides that gamers are too restricted. There’s not many games out there where you can blow things up with helicopters, join the mafia, become an assassin, have tank wars and knife fights and you get the point. You can do literally anything you want.
Here’s a story:
I was browsing GTA on Twitch for the first time and randomly clicked on one of the top English streams. I think it had like 900 viewers. It was some guy in a role playing server, and he was role playing as a member of the Kudo Kai Yakuza. He was engaged to a wealthy businessman which had apparently ruffled some feathers in the community and people were out to assassinate the Kudo Kai guy.
Over the course of 10 minutes I watched this guy hire security, wait for security while his chauffeur drove him around, get shot by an assassin, get driven to the hospital, and have surgery. While he’s at the hospital, a sheriff comes with a handcuffed inmate that needs treatment for taser wounds. While the doctor is tending to the inmate, the sheriff notices our Yakuza man and starts talking to him, at which point the inmate sprints out of the hospital and when the sheriff notices he chases after him. What's so crazy about that? THESE WERE ALL REAL PEOPLE.
That was a real human being dressed up as an inmate, as a sheriff, as a nurse. Real people who had businesses as drivers or as security or as assassins. When you combine that level of freedom with the level of quality that GTA V gives you, what you get isn't just something magical. Not just a masterpiece. What you get is the best there is, the best there's ever been, the pinnacle. And I can't wait for a game to come and change my mind.
PS: That guy never did get his deposit back for the security guards