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Holy Crap! Grand Theft Auto 5’s Map is Huge

GTA 5’s map is huge—like really huge. Here’s how big it actually is, in scale. The image is a fan-made map based on information provided by Rockstar Games.

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Grand Theft Auto 5‘s map is huge. It’s a fact that comes as little to no surprise to anyone who’s been following Rockstar Games’ progress over the years. It’s bigger than any of the previous games in the series, and that’s just what we’ve seen of the game. It spans from the ranges of Mount Chiliad all the way down to whatever the name of the bay area is in Los Santos, whereupon you can opt to go diving out into the open sea for even more vast locations to explore—underwater.

 

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Heck, the area in the game is so big that Rockstar has described it to be five times larger than Red Dead Redemption‘s map. According to the studio, Grand Theft Auto 5‘s Los Santos map is bigger than Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto IV combined. As I mentioned before, there’s wilderness, a military base, and even an ocean floor for you to explore underwater. It’s just that huge.

To give you some sense of scale, a redditor named C-Ron has underlaid fan-made version of GTA 5‘s map beneath those of previous games in the series to showcase just how large the game actually is. If you shoved everything to one side, you could find room to fit in Red Dead Redemption‘s map, and then some.

Keep in mind that the map scale is just an estimation of how big the game’s area actually is. Until Rockstar themselves release an official map, all we can do is speculate as best we can.

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Assassin’s Creed 4 DLC Will Feature a Pirate Named Adewale

The discovery of the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has outed the existence of yet another Assassin aside from the game’s protagonist Edward Kenway and Aveline, who features heavily in three bonus missions exclusive to the PlayStation 3. Aveline is the main character of Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation for the PS Vita.

The new character, named Adewale, is Edward Kenway’s first mate, and his existence was revealed through the DLC Season Pass for the game on Best Buy, as discovered by AllGamesBeta (via GameRanx). According to the retailer, players will take on the role of Adewale in a series of DLC missions and be treated to an alternate perspective with a deeper look at the events that made up the Golden Age of Pirates, the period in which the game is set.

The Season Pass carries a price tag of $20 and offers a 50 percent saving on purchasing the content separately. The game itself is slated for an October 29 release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s slated for release a few weeks later on the PC. It is set as a launch title for next-gen platforms.

 

E3 2013 Need for Speed Rivals Impressions

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I finally got my hands on a DualShock 4 and raced down Redview County in a team of racers and cops in the upcoming Need for Speed Rivals. The goal? To get as many speed points as possible in just seven minutes. To accomplish this goal you must drive recklessly, performing stunts, challenging someone to a race, and taking down all opponents possible! My first impressions oh the game were good. I did however feel like the controls were a little slow to react; then again, this isn’t the final game. I’m sure they will fine tune it a bit more before release.

That being said, it was amazing as a racer to be in the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and breaking more than a few driving laws. One thing to note, Ferrari has been non-existent in the NFS series for quite some time, so it’s nice to see them back in the game. The game itself looked extremely detailed in comparison to the last iteration (Need for Speed Most Wanted) and has a noticeable difference. The world was still similar to prior titles, with its highways, mountain hairpin turns, and redwood forest. Completely amerced with headphones, you can hear the V12 engine sing at every turn or straightway.

For the set up at the EA booth, you didn’t get any choices on cars or a menu system, Ghost Games simply wanted you to pick up the controller and be a racer or a cop. This seems like a good idea, but with five other players also not really knowing what to do or what was available, we all just became loose cannons. For this demo as a racer, you only got EMP blast or Turbo boost as your equipment. The EMP blast was similar as before; keep the line of sight for several seconds on your target, shoot the EMP, and disable your opponent temporarily. The turbo worked as advertised, as it blasts you away immediately in one direction.

One new feature was the way you challenge other players to a race. Similar to shooting an EMP, you simply find a rival in front of you, hit L1 to challenge them to a race, and the race begins if the challenge is acepted. Very simple and to the point, no waiting, no loading, just go! While I didn’t have too much time in front of the game, I can say that it looks better than ever. Playing in teams of racers and cops was fun, and I did get a red racing shirt out of it. I can’t wait to play the full game and to really see what AllDrive can really do.

Need for Speed Rivals comes out November 19 for PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, and PC. It will also be released for PlayStation 4 & XBOX ONE when the two new consoles launch in the holiday season.

I’ll leave you with a new game play trailer from E3, enjoy.

‘GTA 5’ will feature advanced police tactics, new screen released (Photos)

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Even though the game will release in a few months, Rockstar Games continues to give few updates regarding “Grand Theft Auto V.” According to a post from GameStop’s official Facebook page on June 13 however, it was revealed that the police inside “GTA 5” will use various tactics to catch the title’s three switchable protagonists.

Along with releasing a new screenshot for “Grand Theft Auto V,” GameStop revealed that cops will utilize advanced driving maneuvers and seek the high ground to maintain visual confirmation of players in order to apprehend the main characters from the next installment of the “Grand Theft Auto” series.

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Grand Theft Auto V” is currently scheduled to release on Sept 17 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The upcoming “GTA” title will return fans to San Andreas, a fictional state based upon real-world California. Players will take control of three protagonists inside the game as they plan and execute a series of high-profile heists.